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The Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 33.1k votes 4k voters 389.7k views99 items

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List of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Amitabh Bachchan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Amitabh Bachchan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Amitabh Bachchan movies will be at the top of the list. Amitabh Bachchan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Amitabh Bachchan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Amitabh Bachchan films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Amitabh Bachchan role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Amitabh Bachchan performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include Sholay and Mili.

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  • 1

    Sholay

    Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amitabh Bachchan
    887
    107

    Released1975

    Directed byRamesh Sippy

    Sholay (English: Ember) is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film written by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan and directed by Ramesh Sippy....  more
  • 2

    Khuda Gawah

    Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi
    470
    26

    Released1992

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    Khuda Gawah is a 1992 Bollywood epic Romance drama film produced by Nazir Ahmed & Manoj Desai on Glamour Films banner, directed by Mukul S. Anand. starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagarjuna,...  more
  • 3

    Agneepath

    Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty
    676
    71

    Released1990

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    Agneepath is a 1990 Indian drama film directed by Mukul Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan as the main protagonist Vijay Deenanath Chauhan along with Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini...  more
  • 4

    Shahenshah

    Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri
    422
    28

    Released1988

    Directed byTinnu Anand

    Shahenshah is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role, along with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The story of the film was...  more
  • 5

    Black

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji
    651
    83

    Released2005

    Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali

    Black is a 2005 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starred by Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her...  more
  • 6

    Hum

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth
    421
    29

    Released1991

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    Hum is a 1991 Hindi action crime film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Deepa Sahi, Shilpa Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kader...  more
  • 7

    Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    561
    65

    Released1978

    Directed byPrakash Mehra

    Muqaddar Ka Sikandar is a 1978 Indian Hindi drama film. Produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, it stars Amitabh Bachchan in his fifth of nine films with Prakash Mehra to date. The films also stars...  more
  • 8

    Mard

    Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra
    449
    38

    Released1985

    Directed byManno Desai

    Mard is a 1985 Hindi action film, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Singh and directed by Manmohan Desai. It was the highest earning film of 1985. The film was remade in Tamil with Rajnikanth as...  more
  • 9

    Kaala Patthar

    Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra
    457
    44

    Released1979

    Directed byYash Chopra

    Kaala Patthar is a 1979 Indian Bollywood action/drama film based on the Chasnala mining disaster. It was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. The story was written by Salim-Javed. This film is the...  more
  • 10

    Dostana

    Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri
    469
    48

    Released1980

    Directed byRaj Khosla

    Dostana is a 1980 Bollywood drama film, produced by Yash Johar and directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Helen, Pran and...  more
  • 11

    Shaan

    Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar
    402
    32

    Released1980

    Directed byRamesh Sippy

    Shaan is a 1980 Indian Hindi action-thriller film. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy after the super success of his previous venture, Sholay. The story was written by Salim-Javed. The film was...  more
  • 12

    Mr. Natwarlal

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    385
    29

    Released1979

    Directed byRakesh Kumar

    Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Hindi action comedy film produced by Tony Glaad and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan. The music is by Rajesh Roshan,...  more
  • 13

    Khakee

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan
    572
    80

    Released2004

    Directed byRajkumar Santoshi

    Khakee is a 2004 Indian neo-noir political drama thriller film directed and co-written by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film tells the story of an Indian police team set out on a dangerous mission to escort...  more
  • 14

    Abhimaan

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    526
    69

    Released1973

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Abhimaan is a 1973 Bollywood musical drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan; his real-life wife, Jaya Bachchan; Asrani; and Bindu. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film is perhaps best...  more
  • 15

    Silsila

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    696
    116

    Released1981

    Directed byYash Chopra

    Silsila is a 1981 Hindi romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, with Shashi Kapoor in a special...  more
  • 16

    Sarkar

    Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan
    531
    73

    Released2005

    Directed byRam Gopal Varma

    Sarkar is a 2005 Indian dramatic thriller film set in the world of politics and crime, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, inspired partly by the The Godfather. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title...  more
  • 17

    Veer-Zaara

    Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
    360
    30

    Released2004

    Directed byYash Chopra

    Veer-Zaara is a 2004 Indian romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the leading roles, with Rani Mukerji, Manoj...  more
  • 18

    Namak Halaal

    Amitabh Bachchan, Satyendra Kapoor
    411
    46

    Released1982

    Directed byPrakash Mehra

    Namak Halaal is a 1982 Hindi language comedy film, directed by Prakash Mehra. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and lyrics by Anjaan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi,...  more
  • 19

    Mili

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    346
    29

    Released1975

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Mili is a 1975 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Ashok Kumar in lead roles. Jaya Bachchan received a Filmfare nomination...  more
  • 20

    Naseeb

    Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini
    419
    51

    Released1981

    Directed byManno Desai

    Naseeb is a 1981 Bollywood action drama film produced and directed by Manmohan Desai. The film is a typical Manmohan Desai film with his regular star Amitabh Bachchan and a large cast, lavish sets,...  more
  • 21

    Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

    Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher
    373
    38

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Dhawan

    Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is a 1998 Bollywood action comedy film starring Amitabh Bachchan in a double role, Govinda in a double role, Anupam Kher, Ramya Krishnan, and Raveena Tandon. Directed by David...  more
  • 22

    Majboor

    Amitabh Bachchan, Satyendra Kapoor
    410
    49

    Released1974

    Directed byRavi Tandon

    Majboor is a 1974 Indian Hindi crime-thriller film directed by Ravi Tandon. Music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film was written by Salim-Javed. The movie stars Amitabh...  more
  • 23

    Andha Kanoon

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth
    385
    43

    Released1983

    Directed byTatineni Rama Rao

    Andha Kanoon is a 1983 Bollywood drama film directed by T. Rama Rao, starring Rajnikant, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Reena Roy and Madhavi has a special extended guest appearance portraying The...  more
  • 24

    Kaalia

    Amitabh Bachchan, Kader Khan
    454
    66

    Released1981

    Directed byTinnu Anand

    Kaalia is a 1981 Bollywood action film, written and directed by Tinnu Anand, the film was produced by Iqbal Singh. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Asha Parekh, Kader Khan, Pran, Amjad...  more
  • 25

    Suhaag

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    285
    21

    Released1979

    Directed byManno Desai

    Suhaag is a 1979 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Manmohan Desai. A box office success, the film became the highest earning film of 1979. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha,...  more