British colonialism affected Indian in a pretty major way, so it's no surprise there are so many movies about Indian colonialism. Films set in the days of British colonialism vary in form, tone, and style. Some deal with the subject in a realistic fashion, presenting the problems and complexities caused by Britain's presence in India. Other films are slightly less serious, and treat the subject more casually. If you're looking to learn more about the subject, browse this list of the best movies about Indian colonialism below.
What films will you find here? The Jungle Book is an animated classic – based on Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name – set in an Indian jungle during British colonialism. A Passage to India, considered a cinematic classic, is another great movie about Indian colonialism. Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer lead the all-star cast of The Man Who Would Be King. Other good Indian colonialism movies include Gunga Din, Water, and The Charge of the Light Brigade.
Which Indian colonialism movie is the best? Take a look at this list and give your favorite films a thumbs up.
Directed by: David Lean
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Directed by: John Huston
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Directed by: I. V. Sasi
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Directed by: Jean de Kuharski