Film The Best 80s Bollywood Movies  

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During the 1980s, Bollywood filmmakers continued to explore the escapist mix of action, romance, and musical numbers, all of which are reflected on this list of the best 80s Bollywood movies. If you have a favorite Hindi movie from the 80s, we want you to vote for it on the poll below. Among the best ’80s Hindi movies are Tridev, in which three men stand up to a crime lord, Tezaab, which is best known for the chart-busting song “Ek Do Teen”, and Mr. India a film that features one of the best villains in Bollywood history.

Enjoy this list of great Indian movies from the ’80s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing.

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Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian romantic drama film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film's plot hints to be inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and ...more

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Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra 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 ...more

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Aruna Irani, Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma Angoor is a 1982 Bollywood Hindi comedy film starring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in dual roles, and directed by Gulzar. It is a remake of the 1963 Bengali comedy film Bhrantibilas that is ...more

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Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Reema Lagoo Maine Pyar Kiya is a 1989 Indian musical romantic film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya in his directorial debut. Starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in the lead roles, it was ...more

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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri Ardh Satya is a 1983 film directed by Govind Nihalani, his second offering after another angst-ridden movie Aakrosh. The screenplay of both movies was by Vijay Tendulkar, the noted Marathi ...more

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Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor Tezaab, released on 11 November 1988, is an Indian Hindi movie. The film gave actress Madhuri Dixit her first big break, making her an over night star. This also reaffirmed Anil Kapoor's star ...more

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Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar Umrao Jaan is a 1981 Bollywood film, directed by Muzaffar Ali. It is based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada, written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa based on the famous Lucknow courtesan. The film starred ...more

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Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Shashi Kapoor 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 ...more

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Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi Sparsh is a 1980 Indian Hindi feature film directed by Sai Paranjpye. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi playing the characters of a visually impaired principal and a sighted teacher in ...more

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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Tinnu Anand Nayakan, also known as Nayagan, is a 1987 Indian Tamil crime drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan. It is loosely based on the real-life Bombay underworld don ...more

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Rekha, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Khubsoorat is a 1980 Indian Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, whose direction together with dialogues by Gulzar. The film won the 1981 Filmfare Best Movie Award. The lead actress, ...more

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Rekha, Amrish Puri, Om Puri Kalyug is a Hindi film made in 1981 and directed by Shyam Benegal. The film is known as a modern day version of an Indian epic Mahabharat depicted as an archetypal conflict between rival ...more

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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Kader Khan Coolie is a 1983 Indian Bollywood action comedy film, directed by Manmohan Desai and written by Kader Khan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Iqbal, a railway coolie, with supporting roles ...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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Anupam Kher, Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor Chandni is a 1989 Hindi film, starring Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. It was directed by Yash Chopra. Chandni was a great success in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of the ...more

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Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Saeed Jaffrey, Sushma Seth Ram Teri Ganga Maili is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by actor-director Raj Kapoor. The movie stars Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor. It was Raj Kapoor's last film. The film became ...more

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Veerana Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Shah Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire is a 1988 action horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Prakash Raj Shakti: The Power is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi and starring Karisma Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and Nana Patekar in the lead roles. Shahrukh Khan in a supporting role, ...more

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Rajesh Khanna, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri Disco Dancer is a 1982 Indian Hindi/Bollywood feature film directed by Babbar Subhash, starring Mithun Chakraborty in the lead role and Rajesh Khanna in a special appearance plays the mentor of ...more

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Satish Shah, Mohnish Bahl, Rajendra Nath Purana Mandir is a 1984 Hindi feature film, produced and directed by the Ramsay brothers. It is a horror film chronicling the story of the monster-demon, Samri. The Soundtrack were composed by ...more

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Rekha, Sunil Dutt, Deepti Naval Faasle is a 1985 Bollywood film produced and directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Raj Kiran, Rohan Kapoor, Farha, Sushma Seth and Alok Nath. ...more

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Rajendra Nath, Puneet Issar, Imtiaz Khan Tahkhana is a 1986 Bollywood horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay. It is a tale about two sisters separated at birth and the search for a hidden treasure which is guarded in a ...more

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Satish Shah, Leela Mishra, Vijay Arora Purani Haveli is a 1989 Hindi horror film presented by Ramsay brothers.The soundtracks were composed by Ajit Singh.