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The Best Bollywood Movies of 1997  

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List of the best 1997 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 1997, 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.

Movies on this list include Dil To Pagal Hai and Once More. This isn't necessarily a list of all bollywood movies from 1997, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Kajol, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri
Gupt: The Hidden Truth, commonly known as Gupt, is a 1997 Bollywood suspense thriller film, directed by Rajiv Rai. It stars Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala and Kajol in lead roles, whilst Paresh ...more
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Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol
Border is a 1997 blockbuster Bollywood film. J. P. Dutta directed and produced this epic which stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, ...more
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Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
Judaai is a 1997 Bollywood drama film, starring Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, and Urmila Matondkar in lead roles, whilst Kader Khan, Farida Jalal and Johnny Lever appear in supporting roles; Poonam ...more
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Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Shakti Kapoor
Judwaa is an Indian Bollywood action comedy film directed by David Dhawan, starring Salman Khan opposite Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Released on 7 February, 1997, the film was a big hit at the ...more
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Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan
Hero No.1 is a 1997 Bollywood dramedy film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Govinda and Karishma Kapoor in lead roles. Most of the film's story is inspired by Bawarchi, a comedy film directed ...more
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Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor
Deewana Mastana is a 1997 Bollywood romantic comedy directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor and Govinda in pivotal roles. Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Reema Lagoo, Shakti ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Paresh Rawal, Amrish Puri
Chachi 420 is a 1997 Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi and was the first film directed by Kamal Haasan who also starred as the main character. It is thought to be an Indian ...more
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Kajol, Ajay Devgan, Aamir Khan
Ishq is a 1997 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Indra Kumar and starring Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Juhi Chawla, and Kajol in the lead roles. It was remade in Kannada as Snehana Preethina with ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit
Dil To Pagal Hai, also known as DTPH, is a 1997 Indian musical romance film directed by Yash Chopra. The film depicts the love lives of the dancers in a musical dance troupe. It stars Shahrukh ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mahima Chaudhry
Pardes is a Bollywood musical drama film directed by Subhash Ghai. It was released on 8 August 1997. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, and newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Gulshan Grover, Johnny Lever
Yes Boss is a 1997 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza and produced by Ratan Jain. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Aditya Pancholi in pivotal roles. The film was a ...more
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Paresh Rawal, Aruna Irani, Nana Patekar
Ghulam-E-Mustafa is a 1997 drama film written by Imtiaz Hussain and directed by Partho Ghosh.
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Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi is a 1997 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It features Juhi Chawla and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. A part of the movie was set in Toronto and Ontario, Canada. ...more
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Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Amrish Puri
Virasat is a 1997 Indian Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Thevar Magan. It was directed by Priyadarshan and produced by the Mushir-Riaz duo. It starred Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Amrish Puri, ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri
Koyla is a 1997 Hindi action thriller film produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Himani Shivpuri, Johnny Lever, Ashok Saraf and ...more
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Sanjay Dutt, Paresh Rawal, Urmila Matondkar
Daud is a 1997 Indian Hindi crime comedy film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar, with music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film was based on Ram Gopal Varma's ...more
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Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Urmila Matondkar
Aflatoon is a Bollywood romance action film directed by Guddu Dhanoa. The film stars Akshay Kumar in a double role opposite Urmila Matondkar. It released on 19 December 1997, and did average ...more
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Mohanlal, Kalabhavan Mani, Cochin Haneefa
Aaraam Thampuran is a 1997 Malayalam film written by Ranjith, directed by Shaji Kailas, and starring Mohanlal, Narendra Prasad, and Manju Warrier in the lead roles. The film was a huge success ...more
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Nana Patekar, Vikas Anand, Mohan Joshi
Yeshwant is a 1997 Bollywood crime film directed by Anil Mattoo, produced by Vijay K. Ranglani. It stars Nana Patekar and Madhoo in pivotal roles.
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Shiva Rajkumar, Ramesh Aravind, Prema
Nammoora Mandara Hoove is a 1997 Indian Kannada language film directed by Sunil Kumar Desai starring Shivrajkumar, Ramesh, Prema in the lead roles. The film received two awards at the 1996-97 ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna
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 ...more
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Shakti Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Sonali Bendre
Bhai is a 1997 Bollywood Action film directed by Deepak Shivdasani, while written by Kader Khan. The film starred Sunil Shetty, Pooja Batra, Sonali Bendre and Ashish Vidyarthi in lead roles. A ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, Karisma Kapoor
Mrityudaata is a 1997 Bollywood musical action movie directed by Mehul Kumar with music by Anand Milind. The film is considered to be a comeback role for Amitabh Bachchan who temporarily left ...more
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Madhuri Dixit, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi
Death Sentence is a 1997 drama film directed by Prakash Jha.
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Vijay, Simran, Manivannan
Once More is a 1997 Tamil romantic comedy film directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar. The film features veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan and Vijay in the lead roles, while Saroja Devi and Simran play ...more