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.
- 1Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand... moreDaniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
- 2Alluri Seetarama Raju is a 1974 historical Telugu film based on the life of Indian freedom... moreChandra Mohan, Mohan Babu
Directed by: V. Ramachandra Rao
- 3Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of... more
Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948
- 4Gandhi, My Father is a 2007 Indian biographical drama film by Feroz Abbas Khan. It was... moreAkshaye Khanna, Bhumika Chawla
Directed by: Feroz Abbas Khan
- 5The Making of the Mahatma is joint Indian - South African produced film, directed by Shyam... moreRajit Kapur, Pallavi Joshi
Directed by: Shyam Benegal
- 6Sardar is a 1993 Indian biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India's greatest freedom... moreParesh Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi
Directed by: Ketan Mehta
- 7Padandi Munduku is a 1962 Telugu film produced by Kongara Jaggayya and directed by V.... more
Padandi MundukuS. V. Ranga Rao, Jaggayya
Directed by: V. Madhusudhan Rao
- 8Mahatma Gandhi Talks is a 1931 documentary and short film.
Mahatma Gandhi Talks
Welcome Back GandhiAnupam Kher, V. S. Raghavan
- 10Gandhi to Hitler is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar.Neha Dhupia, Aman Verma
Directed by: Rakesh Ranjan Kumar