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Inspired by the changes they saw in the rest of the world, in the 1960s Bollywood movies became what was known as India’s own New Wave. Directors such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak began to make films which told realistic stories of the common man and their films are well represented on this 60s Bollywood film list.

Prominent on this list of the best Bollywood films is Ray’s The Big City, Sen’s Bhuvan Shome, and Ghatak’s The Golden Threat. The 1960s also saw the end of Guru Dutt’s career. An icon of Indian cinema among his final films were Sanjh Aur Savera, Bahurani, and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Enjoy this list of great Bollywood movies from the ’60s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing.

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Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Anwar Hussain Guide is a 1965 Romantic Drama film film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the critically ...more

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Rajesh Khanna, Ashok Kumar, Sharmila Tagore Aradhana is a 1969 Hindi language film directed by Shakti Samanta, starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. It is a remake of the 1946 Hollywood film To Each His Own. It was voted best film ...more

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Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Satyendra Kapoor Bandini is a 1963 Hindi drama film directed and produced by Bimal Roy, the man who directed classics like Do Bigha Zameen and Devdas. Bandini stars Nutan giving one of the finest performances of ...more

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Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Johnny Walker Mughal-e-Azam is a 1960 Indian film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, the historical epic follows the ...more

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Raj Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, Rajendra Kumar Sangam is a 1964 Bollywood Romance film written by Inder Raj Anand, produced and directed by Raj Kapoor. The film stars Vyjayanthimala in the lead role opposite Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar ...more

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The Golden Thread is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Ritwik Ghatak, Abhi Bhattacharya, Bijon Bhattacharya Subarnarekha is an Indian Bengali film directed by Ritwik Ghatak. It was produced in 1962 but was not released until 1965. It was part of the trilogy, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Komal Gandhar, and ...more

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Shashi Kapoor, Agha, Nanda Jab Jab Phool Khile is a 1965 Indian Hindi movie. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The story is of a poor boy who is a boatman in Kashmir and falls in love with a rich tourist. The film became ...more

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Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is a 1962 Indian Hindi film produced by Guru Dutt and directed by Abrar Alvi. It is based on a Bengali novel, Shaheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra, and is a look into the ...more

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Dilip Kumar, Rekha Mallick, Meena Kumari Kohinoor is a 1960 Bollywood film produced by Dr V. N. Sinha and directed by S U Sunny. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Leela Chitnis and Kumkum. The films music is by Naushad. It is ...more

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The Cloud-Capped Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Abhi Bhattacharya, Bijon Bhattacharya, Supriya Devi Meghe Dhaka Tara is a 1960 film written and directed by Ritwik Ghatak, based on a social novel by Shaktipada Rajguru with the same title. It stars Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gita Dey, ...more

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Bhuvan Shome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Amitabh Bachchan, Utpal Dutt, Suhasini Mulay Bhuvan Shome is a 1969 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Mrinal Sen. The cast includes Utpal Dutt and Suhasini Mulay. Sen based his film on a Bengali story by Banaphool. The film is considered ...more

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Sadhana Shivdasani, Durga Khote, Nazir Hussain Parakh is a 1960 Hindi film, based on a story by famed music director Salil Chowdhury, that portrays Bimal Roy's lighter side and is in a satirical look at Indian democracy in its early years. ...more

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Leela Mishra, Sanjay Khan, Abhi Bhattacharya Dosti is a 1964 Indian black-and-white Hindi film directed by Satyen Bose and produced by Tarachand Barjatya under his Rajshri Productions banner. It was Sanjay Khan's debut film and had Sudhir ...more

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Raj Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Iftekhar Teesri Kasam is a 1966 Hindi drama film directed by Basu Bhattacharya. It is based on the short story Mare Gaye Gulfam by Hindi novelist Phanishwarnath Renu. The film stars Raj Kapoor and ...more

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Helen, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai is a 1960 Hindi movie produced by S. A. Bagar and directed by Kishore Sahu. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, Nadira, Tun Tun, Helen and Om Prakash. The films ...more

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Kanchenjungha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Chhabi Biswas, Erick Avari, Vidya Sinha Kanchenjungha is a 1962 Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray. The film is about an upper class Bengali family on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort, near Kanchenjunga.

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Akash Kusum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Shubhendu Chattopadhyay Akash Kusum was a 1965 Bengali film directed by noted Indian art film director Mrinal Sen.

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Aruna Irani, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri Upkar is a 1967 Indian Hindi film directed by Manoj Kumar.The film became superhit at the box-office. Manoj Kumar started his Mr. Bharat persona and his brand of patriotism & fearless ...more

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Matira Manisha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Matira Manisha Prashanta Nanda, Dukhiram Swain, Sarat Pujari Matira Manisha is a 1966 Oriya film, from India, directed by Mrinal Sen. Based on the novel by Kalindi Charan Panigrahi of the same name, the film contrasts traditional and modern values as ...more

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Aruna Irani, Dilip Kumar, Helen Gunga Jumna is a 1961 dacoit drama Bollywood film produced in Technicolor by Dilip Kumar and directed by Nitin Bose. The film stars Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in the lead with Nasir Khan, ...more

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Mehmood Ali, Madan Puri, Pran Gumnaam is a 1965 Indian suspense thriller film directed by Raja Nawathe, starring Manoj Kumar, Nanda, Pran, Helen and Mehmood. The film is an adaptation of the book And then there were none by ...more

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Kiran Kumar, Sadhana Shivdasani, Durga Khote Love In Simla is a 1960 romantic Indian Hindi film, produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and his Filmalaya production house. Directed by R.K. Nayyar, the film had the producer's son, Joy Mukherjee, ...more

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The Adventures of Goopy and Ba... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Chinmoy Roy, Rabi Ghosh Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a 1969 Indian Bengali fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a story by his grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury. The film is the first ...more

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Sanjh Aur Savera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Mehmood Ali, Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari Sanjh Aur Savera is a 1964 drama family film written by Dhruva Chatterjee, Anil Ghosh, Jagdish Kanwal, D.N. Mukherjee and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

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The Big City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee Mahanagar is a 1963 Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Madhabi Mukherjee in the leading role of Arati. Based on a short story, Abataranika by Narendranath Mitra, it ...more

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Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan, Chandrashekhar Barsaat Ki Raat is a 1960 Bollywood film starring Bharat Bhushan, Madhubala, Shyama, Mumtaz Begum and K.N. Singh. It was directed by P. L. Santoshi. This film was released in black-and-white and ...more

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Shammi Kapoor, Pran, Madhavi Brahmachari is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G. P. and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz, Jagdeep, ...more

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Bahurani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Bahurani Lalita Pawar, Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha Bahurani is a 1963 Indian Hindi film directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film stars Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha and Feroz Khan in lead roles.

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E-Flat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
E-Flat Abhi Bhattacharya, Bijon Bhattacharya, Supriya Devi Komal Gandhar, also known as A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale, is a 1961 Bengali film written and directed by noted film maker Ritwik Ghatak. The title refers to the Hindustani equivalent of ...more

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Helen, Bharat Bhushan, Rajendra Nath Ghunghat is a 1960 Hindi movie directed by Ramanand Sagar. The film stars Bharat Bhushan, Leela Chitnis, Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Asha Parekh, Helen, Rajendranath, Rehman and Agha. The films ...more

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Charulata is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies

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Aruna Irani, Farida Jalal, Waheeda Rehman Chaudhvin Ka Chand is a 1960 Hindi feature film directed by Mohammed Sadiq. A production of Guru Dutt, the film centers on a love triangle between Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman, and ...more

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The Coward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 60s Bollywood Movies
Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee Kapurush is a 1965 film directed by Satyajit Ray.