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 Gandhi, Sardar, 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.
Directed by: Richard AttenboroughGandhi 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 Kingdom's... more
- 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 Films... more
Directed by: V. Ramachandra RaoAlluri 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 Krishna.... more
Directed by: Feroz Abbas KhanGandhi, 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
Directed by: Shyam BenegalThe 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 film is... more
- Mahatma Gandhi Talks is a 1931 documentary and short film....
Directed by: V. Madhusudhan RaoPadandi 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 Government... more
Directed by: Rakesh Ranjan KumarGandhi to Hitler is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar.... more
Directed by: Ketan MehtaSardar 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.... more