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The Best 1950s Bollywood Movies

Updated June 15, 2021 1.3k votes 452 voters 24.8k views32 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Bollywood films that were released in the 1950s.

With the end to Great Depression and World War II, came the rise of the greatest Bollywood films of the 1950s. After India overcame political and social issues of the 30s and 40s, India's cinema thrived and out came the best 50s Bollywood movies. If you're a connoisseur of 1950s Hindi movies, this list will surely be a tough one to vote on.

Guru Dutt, critically acclaimed director/producer/lead actor, came out with one of the top 50s Indian movies on this list: Pyaasa.  It certainly was considered top films of all time by Time Magazine, so could this be the movie that tops them all on the best of bollywood films from the 1950s?

Or could it be Awaara, Raj Kapoor's film that was voted part of Indiatimes top 25 best Bollywood films of all time? This great 1950s Bollywood film could be the one to top them all. So what are the greatest Bollywood films of the 50s of all time? Only your vote will decide! Then check out the best Bollywood movies on Netflix.

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  • 1

    Pyaasa

    Mehmood Ali, Waheeda Rehman
    87
    38

    Released1957

    Directed byGuru Dutt

  • 2

    Mr. & Mrs. '55

    Madhubala, Lalita Pawar
    53
    20

    Released1955

    Directed byGuru Dutt

  • 3

    Awaara

    Raj Kapoor, Nargis
    60
    27

    Released1951

    Directed byRaj Kapoor

  • 4

    Kaagaz Ke Phool

    Mehmood Ali, Waheeda Rehman
    46
    14

    Released1959

    Directed byGuru Dutt

  • 5

    Mother India

    Nargis, Sunil Dutt
    58
    27

    Released1957

    Directed byMehboob Khan

  • 6

    Shree 420

    Raj Kapoor, Lalita Pawar
    34
    13

    Released1955

    Directed byRaj Kapoor

  • 7

    Naya Daur

    Dilip Kumar, Ajit Khan
    31
    12

    Released1957

    Directed byBaldev Raj Chopra

  • 8

    Do Bigha Zamin

    Mehmood Ali, Asit Sen
    35
    20

    Released1953

    Directed byBimal Roy

  • 9

    Anari

    Raj Kapoor, Lalita Pawar
    22
    8

    Released1959

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

  • 10

    C.I.D.

    Dev Anand, Mehmood Ali
    32
    21

    Released1956

    Directed byRaj Khosla

  • 11

    Madhumati

    Pran, Dilip Kumar
    38
    30

    Released1958

    Directed byBimal Roy

  • 12

    Dhool Ka Phool

    Ashok Kumar, Mehmood Ali
    24
    13

    Released1959

    Directed byYash Chopra

  • 13

    Babul

    Ashok Kumar, Nargis
    21
    11

    Released1950

    Directed byS.U. Sunny

  • 14

    Boot Polish

    Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor
    23
    14

    Released1954

    Directed byPrakash Arora

  • 15

    Aan

    Dilip Kumar, Mukri
    5
    0

    Released1952

    Directed byMehboob Khan

  • 16

    Beqasoor

    Madhubala, Durga Khote
    28
    22

    Released1950

    Directed byK. Amarnath

  • 17

    Paying Guest

    Dev Anand, Nutan
    21
    13

    Released1957

    Directed bySubodh Mukherjee

  • 18

    Jogan

    Nargis, Rajendra Kumar
    18
    11

    Released1950

    Directed byKidar Sharma

  • 19

    Devdas

    Pran, Iftekhar
    5
    0

    Released1955

    Directed byBimal Roy

  • 20

    Chori Chori

    Raj Kapoor, Pran
    19
    13

    Released1956

    Directed byAnant Thakur

  • 21

    Daag

    Lalita Pawar, Dilip Kumar
    4
    0

    Released1952

    Directed byAmiya Chakrabarty

  • 22

    Amar Deep

    Dev Anand, Pran
    2
    1

    Released1958

    Directed byTatineni Prakash Rao

  • 23

    Albela

    Bhagwan Dada, Sunder
    2
    2

    Released1951

    Directed byBhagwan Dada

  • 24

    Anarkali

    Manmohan, Pradeep Kumar
    1
    1

    Released1953

    Directed byNandlal Jaswantlal

  • 25

    Amar

    Madhubala, Dilip Kumar
    22
    24

    Released1954

    Directed byMehboob Khan