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The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s 

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Updated July 5, 2019 6.2k votes 2.1k voters 64.9k views 38 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite Bollywood films that were released in the 1990s.

As you’ll see on this list of the best ’90s Bollywood movies, you’ll see that the decades continued Bollywoods fascination with action and romance mixed with six musical numbers. Vote for the movies you liked the most, vote down any that you don't think deserve a top spot and re-rank this list in any order you choose.
 

Among the top 1990s Hindi movies are Raja Hindustani, one of the biggest blockbusters of the ’90s telling the story of a poor man falling in love with a rich man’s daughter; Lamhe, about a man who falls in love with the daughter of his one-time love; and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, a poignant love story of a woman torn between love and duty.
 

Enjoy this list of top Bollywood movies from the ’90s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing. 

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
ahitagni added Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol

Released: 1998

Directed by: Karan Johar

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (English: Something... Something Happens) also known as KKHH, is a 1998 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film, released in India and the United Kingdom on 16 October 1998. ...more

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#3 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #5 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies #1 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1998

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Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...! ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sooraj Barjatya

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! is a 1994 Indian musical romantic-comedy film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, and produced by Rajshri Productions. Starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan, it ...more

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#6 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #9 of 230 The Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix #7 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1994

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Dil To Pagal Hai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1997

Directed by: Yash Chopra

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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#22 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #14 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies #17 of 17 The Best Dance Movies of the 1990s

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Andaz Apna Apna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi

Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Mehmood, ...more
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Baazigar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty

Released: 1993

Directed by: Abbas–Mustan

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Baazigar is a 1993 Bollywood crime-thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan, it is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. The story of Baazigar was ...more

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#18 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #10 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies #379 of 380 The Greatest Suspense Movies

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Darr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Darr Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla

Released: 1993

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Darr: A Violent Love Story is a 1993 Indian psychological thriller film directed by Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan in the lead ...more
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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Aamir Khan, nm2147526, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is a 1992 Indian sports drama film directed by Mansoor Khan. The film stars Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh, Deepak Tijori & Kulbhushan Kharbanda in the lead ...more
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Pardes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mahima Chaudhry

Released: 1997

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a 1999 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was released in the English-speaking world as Straight from the Heart. The film stars Salman ...more

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#169 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #27 of 105 The Best Salman Khan Movies

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Karan Arjun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rakesh Roshan

Karan Arjun is a 1995 Bollywood action thriller film starring Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Raakhee, Mamta Kulkarni, Kajol, Amrish Puri and Ranjeet. The film was directed by Rakesh Roshan and ...more

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#35 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #15 of 36 The Best Reincarnation Movies #25 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies

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Dil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1990

Directed by: Indra Kumar

Dil is a 1990 Indian Hindi romantic drama film starring Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher and Saeed Jaffrey. It was directed by Indra Kumar with music composed by Anand-Milind. Dil clashed ...more
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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla

Released: 1994

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is a 1994 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Kundan Shah, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, and Deepak Tijori. This is one of the rare mainstream ...more
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Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Tiku Talsania

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke is a 1993 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, produced by Tahir Hussain and with a musical score by Nadeem-Shravan. It stars Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan. It ...more

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#57 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #8 of 26 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1992 #4 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1993

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Border is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
NevilVira added Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol

Released: 1997

Directed by: J. P. Dutta

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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Raja Hindustani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Aamir Khan, Johnny Lever, Karisma Kapoor

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dharmesh Darshan

Raja Hindustani is a 1996 Indian Hindi drama romance film directed by Dharmesh Darshan. It tells the tale of a cab driver hailing from a small town, who falls in love with a rich girl. Aamir ...more
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Saajan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
NevilVira added Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lawrence D'Souza

Saajan is a 1991 Hindi film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Salman Khan. It was released on 30 August, 1991. It is partly inspired by the French play ...more

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#147 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #2 of 37 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1991 #17 of 105 The Best Salman Khan Movies

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Ghulam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Rani Mukerji, Aamir Khan, Dalip Tahil

Released: 1998

Directed by: Vikram Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt

Ghulam is a 1998 Indian action crime drama film directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Aamir Khan. The film was inspired by Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront. It is the second remake of On the ...more

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#43 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #2 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1998 #34 of 43 The Best Hindi Action Movies

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Yes Boss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Gulshan Grover, Johnny Lever

Released: 1997

Directed by: Aziz Mirza

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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Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
ahitagni added Salman Khan, Kajol, Dharmendra

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sohail Khan

Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya is a 1998 Indian Bollywood romantic comedy film. Written and directed by Sohail Khan, the film stars his real-life brothers Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan alongside Kajol ...more

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#157 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #3 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1998 #7 of 105 The Best Salman Khan Movies

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Koyla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri

Released: 1997

Directed by: Rakesh Roshan

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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#33 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #32 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies #13 of 35 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1997

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Khalnayak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
ahitagni added Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1993

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Khal Nayak is a 1993 Bollywood action thriller film produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. The story centres on the escape and attempted capture of a terrorist criminal Ballu by Inspector Ram ...more

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#63 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #3 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1993

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Khiladi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
NevilVira added Akshay Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever

Released: 1992

Directed by: Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

Khiladi is a 1992 Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Abbas Mustan. The film was Akshay Kumar's breakthrough role and also stars Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Sabeeha. While Prem ...more
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Agneepath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mukul 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, ...more

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#36 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #2 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1990 #19 of 43 The Best Hindi Action Movies

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Mohra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rajiv Rai

Mohra is a 1994 Indian action thriller film directed by Rajiv Rai starring Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles while Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover, ...more

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#111 of 236 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time #5 of 20 The Best Bollywood Movies of 1994 #18 of 43 The Best Hindi Action Movies

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Nayak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of the '90s
ahitagni added Rani Mukerji, Anil Kapoor, Sushmita Sen

Released: 2001

Directed by: S. Shankar

Nayak: The Real Hero is a 2001 Indian political thriller film directed by S. Shankar, and starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri and Paresh Rawal in the main roles. The film is a remake ...more