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The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked

Updated October 13, 2018 270 votes 79 voters 2.5k views10 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Mahatma Gandhi as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Mahatma Gandhi. The Indian civil rights activist has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Mahatma Gandhi is the central character. What is the best Gandhi movie?

In one of his greatest roles, Ben Kingsley won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal in the critically acclaimed film Gandhi. Other good Gandhi documentaries and biographical films include Welcome Back GandhiSardar, and Dear Friend Hitler.

Vote up the best movies about Mahatma Gandhi, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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    Gandhi

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley
    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand...  more

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    Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948

    Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of...  more
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    Alluri Seetarama Raju

    Chandra Mohan, Mohan Babu
    Alluri Seetarama Raju is a 1974 historical Telugu film based on the life of Indian freedom...  more
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    Gandhi, My Father

    Akshaye Khanna, Bhumika Chawla
    Gandhi, My Father is a 2007 Indian biographical drama film by Feroz Abbas Khan. It was...  more
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    Welcome Back Gandhi

    Anupam Kher, V. S. Raghavan
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    The Making of the Mahatma

    Rajit Kapur, Pallavi Joshi
    The Making of the Mahatma is joint Indian - South African produced film, directed by Shyam...  more
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    Mahatma Gandhi Talks

    Mahatma Gandhi Talks is a 1931 documentary and short film....
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    Padandi Munduku

    S. V. Ranga Rao, Jaggayya
    Padandi Munduku is a 1962 Telugu film produced by Kongara Jaggayya and directed by V....  more
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    Gandhi to Hitler

    Neha Dhupia, Aman Verma
    Gandhi to Hitler is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar....  more
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    Sardar

    Paresh Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi
    Sardar is a 1993 Indian biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India's greatest freedom...  more