Film The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked  

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List Rules Only 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United ...more

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Alluri Seetarama Raju is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Alluri Seetarama Raju Chandra Mohan, Mohan Babu, Jaggayya Alluri Seetarama Raju is a 1974 historical Telugu film based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju and produced by Padmalaya Studios. It is the 100th film of Ghattamaneni ...more

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Gandhi, My Father is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Akshaye Khanna, Bhumika Chawla, Darshan Jariwala Gandhi, My Father is a 2007 Indian biographical drama film by Feroz Abbas Khan. It was produced by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, and released on 3 August 2007. The film explores the troubled ...more

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Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The film was produced by The Gandhi National Memorial Fund in cooperation with the ...more

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Welcome Back Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Welcome Back Gandhi Anupam Kher, V. S. Raghavan

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The Making of the Mahatma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Rajit Kapur, Pallavi Joshi, Paul Slabolepszy The Making of the Mahatma is joint Indian - South African produced film, directed by Shyam Benegal, about the early life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi during his 21 years in South Africa. The ...more

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Sardar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Paresh Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi, Tom Alter Sardar is a 1993 Indian biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India's greatest freedom fighters, directed by Ketan Mehta and written by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar.

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Padandi Munduku is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Padandi Munduku S. V. Ranga Rao, Jaggayya, Varalakshmi G. Padandi Munduku is a 1962 Telugu film produced by Kongara Jaggayya and directed by V. Madhusudhana Rao. This was the first film based on Salt Satyagraha. This is the first film to be given ...more

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Mahatma Gandhi Talks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Mahatma Gandhi Talks Mahatma Gandhi Talks is a 1931 documentary and short film.

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Gandhi to Hitler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Gandhi, Ranked
Neha Dhupia, Aman Verma, Raghubir Yadav Gandhi to Hitler is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar.