films The Best Bollywood Movies of 1981  

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List of the best 1981 Bollywood movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With a global audience, fans of Bollywood movies aren't just people who live in India anymore. If Hindi cinema is your passion, then you'll definitely want to make sure you've seen the films on this list. These are all the bollywood movies that defined the year 1981, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Naseeb and Silsila are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list This isn't necessarily a list of all bollywood movies from 1981, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Naseeb Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna

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Silsila Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar

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Love Story Aruna Irani, Rajendra Kumar, Danny Denzongpa

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Ek Duuje Ke Liye Kamal Haasan, nm2147526, Satyendra Kapoor

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Kaalia Amitabh Bachchan, Kader Khan, Pran

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Yaarana Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Kader Khan

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Lawaaris Amitabh Bachchan, Shreeram Lagoo, Satyendra Kapoor

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Kalyug Rekha, Amrish Puri, Om Puri

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36 Chowringhee Lane Jennifer Kendal, Soni Razdan, Karan Kapoor

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Umrao Jaan Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

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Dard Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Dhillon

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Naram Garam Shatrughan Sinha, Amol Palekar, A.K. Hangal

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Fiffty Fiffty Rajesh Khanna, Kader Khan, Ranjeet

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Guru Shishyaru Vishnuvardhan, Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath, Jayamalini

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Rocky Sanjay Dutt, Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover

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Main Aur Mera Haathi Mithun Chakraborty, Sharat Saxena, Poonam Dhillon

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Chashme Buddoor Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Saeed Jaffrey

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Chakra Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

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Biwi O Biwi Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma, Rajendra Nath

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Prem Geet Madan Puri, Raj Babbar, Viju Khote

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Dhanwan Rajesh Khanna, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani

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Barsaat Ki Ek Raat Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Asit Sen

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Baseraa Rekha, Raakhee Gulzar, Shashi Kapoor

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Kudrat Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, Aruna Irani

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Raksha Prem Chopra, Satyendra Kapoor, Jeetendra

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Ek Hi Bhool Rekha, nm2147526, Shabana Azmi

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Pyaasa Sawan Aruna Irani, Madan Puri, Deven Verma