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The Best Hindi Action Movies  

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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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Sholay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Don is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Ghayal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Sh Arry added Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Sunny Deol
Ghayal is a 1990 Indian action drama film starring Sunny Deol and Meenakshi Seshadri. The film was produced by Dharmendra and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film won seven Filmfare Awards, ...more
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Dabangg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Don 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Don 2 Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Don 2 is a 2011 Indian action 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 Khan and ...more
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Border is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol
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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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Salman Khan, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam
Wanted is 2009 Indian action 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 remake of ...more
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Ghajini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Singham is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Karan Arjun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Shaan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Baazigar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Dhoom 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Shootout at Lokhandwala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan
Shootout at Lokhandwala is a 2007 Indian film directed by Apoorva Lakhia. It is based upon the 1991 Lokhandwala Complex shootout. Additional commissioner of police A.A. Khan, head of the ATS, ...more
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Mohra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Rowdy Rathore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Agneepath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi
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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Krrish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Aankhen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Coolie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Khiladi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Race is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Dhoom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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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Dabangg 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hindi Action Movies
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