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Fast-paced and exciting, this list of the best Hindi action movies delivers it all. From the award-winning films Singham and Rowdy Rathore to the all-star The Burning Train, this list of top Bollywood action movies is a great guide for those who are new to Indian cinema, and is also fun to vote on if you're an expert on the genre.

Whether you like Don, about an ordinary man recruited to masquerade as a crime boss until things go terribly wrong, or Dhoom, in which a Mumbai detective tracks a thieving motorcycle gang, you're sure to want to come back for the sequels these hit films spawned. This Hindi action movies list includes the mysterious Ghajini, the historical war movie Border, and the noir murder thriller, Race, among many other great movies. 

After you catch your breath, make sure to vote up the films you think are the best Indian action movies or leave a comment in the section below.

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Dabangg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Dabangg Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi Sinha "Set in Uttar Pradesh, Dabangg is the story of a corrupt police officer played by Salman Khan and highlights the flaws and loopholes in the system. The film primarily deals with the ...more

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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Wanted Salman Khan, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam Wanted is 2009 Indian action crime thriller film directed by Prabhu Deva. The film stars Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna and Mahesh Manjrekar in the lead roles. It is a ...more

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Ghajini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Ghajini Aamir Khan, Asin, Tinnu Anand Ghajini is a 2008 Indian action psychological thriller film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Allu Aravind and Madhu Mantena. The soundtrack and score is by A. R. Rahman. ...more

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Don 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Don 2 Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan Don 2 is a 2011 Indian action crime thriller film and the third installment of the Don franchise, directed and co-written by Farhan Akhtar. The film was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh ...more

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Sholay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Sholay Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini Sholay (English: Ember) is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film written by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan and directed by Ramesh Sippy.

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Dhoom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Dhoom Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Rimi Sen Dhoom is a 2004 Indian action thriller film written by Vijay Krishna Acharya and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen ...more

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Don is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Don Amitabh Bachchan, Satyendra Kapoor, Pran Don is a 1978 Indian action-thriller film, produced by Nariman Irani and directed by Chandra Barot, with music by Kalyanji Anandji and lyrics by Anjaan and Indeewar. The film stars Amitabh ...more

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Coolie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Coolie 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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Race is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Race Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Saif Ali Khan Race is a 2008 Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Tips Films banner. Released on 21 March 2008 worldwide, it stars Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, ...more

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Mohra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Mohra Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah 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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Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Amrish Puri, Ameesha Patel, Sunny Deol Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 Bollywood action movie starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri set in the time of the Indian partition. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a box office phenomenon ...more

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Krrish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Krrish Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rekha Krrish is a 2006 Indian science fiction superhero film directed, produced, and written by Rakesh Roshan, and starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha and Naseeruddin Shah. It is the ...more

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Rowdy Rathore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Rowdy Rathore Vijay, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar Rowdy Rathore is a 2012 Indian action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Rajat Rawail, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. It is a remake of original Telugu movie Vikramarkudu ...more

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Karan Arjun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Karan Arjun Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol 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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Agneepath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Agneepath Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi Agneepath is a 1990 Indian crime drama film directed by Mukul Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan as the main protagonist Vijay Deenanath Chauhan along with Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam ...more

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Singham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Singham Sachin Khedekar, Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal Singham is a 2011 Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Ajay Devgan in the titular role alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj as the antagonist. It is a remake of the 2010 ...more

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Aankhen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Aankhen Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Akshay Kumar Aankhen is a 2002 Indian heist thriller drama film directed by debutant Vipul Amrutlal Shah and starring an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and ...more

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Dhoom 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Dhoom 2 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan Dhoom 2 is a 2006 Indian action film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra at an estimated budget of 350 million under the Yash Raj Films banner. It is the ...more

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Border is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Border Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol Border is a 1997 blockbuster Bollywood War film based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. J. P. Dutta directed and produced this war epic which stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, ...more

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Shootout at Lokhandwala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Shootout at Lokhandwala Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan Shootout at Lokhandwala is a 2007 Indian crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia. It is based upon the 1991 Lokhandwala Complex shootout, a real-life gun battle between gangsters and Mumbai ...more

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Shaan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Shaan 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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Dabangg 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Dabangg 2 Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha Dabangg 2 is a 2012 Indian action film directed and produced by Arbaaz Khan under the banner of Arbaaz Khan Productions. It's a sequel to the 2010 film Dabangg and the second installment of ...more

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Khakee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Khakee Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan Khakee is a 2004 Indian neo-noir political drama thriller film directed and co-written by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film tells the story of an Indian police team set out on a dangerous mission to ...more

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Enthiran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Enthiran Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kalabhavan Mani Enthiran is a 2010 Indian Tamil science fiction film co-written by S. Shankar and Sujatha Rangarajan and directed by Shankar. It stars Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the leads with ...more

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Khiladi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Khiladi Akshay Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever 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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Ghajini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Ghajini Nayantara, Asin, Manobala Ghajini is a 2005 Indian Tamil psychological thriller film directed by A. R. Murugadoss released on 29 September 2005. The film stars Suriya, Asin, Nayantara, Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan. It ...more

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Indian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Indian Kamal Haasan, Aruna Irani, Johnny Lever Indian is a 1996 Tamil language Indian action-thriller directed by Shankar and produced by A. M. Rathnam. The film stars Kamal Haasan in dual roles with Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, ...more

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Baazigar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Baazigar Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty 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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Khiladi 786 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Khiladi 786 Akshay Kumar, Asin, Paresh Rawal Khiladi 786 is a 2012 Indian Hindi action comedy film directed by Ashish R Mohan, featuring Akshay Kumar in the title role alongside Asin Thottumkal playing the female lead. It features Mithun ...more

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The Burning Train is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
The Burning Train Hema Malini, nm2147526, Dharmendra The Burning Train is a Bollywood Action thriller film released in 1980 directed by Ravi Chopra and featuring a huge all-star cast. The plot revolves around a train named Super Express that ...more

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Gupt: The Hidden Truth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Gupt: The Hidden Truth 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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Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Khiladiyon ka Khiladi Rekha, Akshay Kumar, Gulshan Grover Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is a 1996 Bollywood wrestling action thriller starring Rekha in her first villain role, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and former WWE wrestlers "Crush" and Brian ...more

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International Khiladi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
International Khiladi Akshay Kumar, nm2147526, Gulshan Grover International Khiladi is a Hindi action thriller film released in 1999. The film is directed by Umesh Mehra starring Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna in the lead roles. It was the sixth ...more

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Shahenshah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani Shahenshah is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role, along with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The story of the ...more

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Phool Aur Kaante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Phool aur Kaante Ajay Devgan, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani Phool Aur Kaante is a Hindi action romance film released in 1991. It stars Ajay Devgn, Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep and Amrish Puri among others. The film marked the debut of Ajay Devgn, son of ...more

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Awara Paagal Deewana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Awara Paagal Deewana Akshay Kumar, nm2147526, Paresh Rawal Awara Paagal Deewana is a 2002 Bollywood action comedy film directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film's music was composed by Anu Malik, and the lyrics by Sameer. It is a remake of The Whole Nine

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Race 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Race 2 Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Saif Ali Khan Race 2 is a Bollywood action thriller film directed by Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla and produced under the Tips Music Films banner. It is the sequel to the 2008 film, Race and the second ...more

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Rang De Basanti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Rang De Basanti Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Om Puri Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, ...more

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Ghulam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Ghulam Rani Mukerji, Aamir Khan, Dalip Tahil 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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Satya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Satya Paresh Rawal, Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai Satya: The Sarkar is a 1998 action crime film directed by Ram Gopal Varma.

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Suhaag is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Suhaag Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Aruna Irani Suhaag is 1994 Indian Hindi action thriller drama film directed by Kuku Kohli starring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karisma Kapoor and Nagma. Suhaag was one of the highest grossing Bollywood films ...more