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The Best Jaya Bachchan Movies

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List of the best Jaya Bachchan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jaya Bachchan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jaya Bachchan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jaya Bachchan movies will be at the top of the list. Jaya Bachchan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jaya Bachchan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jaya Bachchan films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jaya Bachchan role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jaya Bachchan performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Sunglass, Aap Ke Liye Hum and more.

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  • 1

    Abhimaan

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    77
    17

    Released1973

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Abhimaan is a 1973 Bollywood musical drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan; his real-life wife, Jaya Bachchan; Asrani; and Bindu. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film is perhaps best...  more
  • 2

    Silsila

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    49
    6

    Released1981

    Directed byYash Chopra

    Silsila is a 1981 Hindi romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, with Shashi Kapoor in a special...  more
  • 3

    Chupke Chupke

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    57
    13

    Released1975

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Chupke Chupke is a 1975 Indian comedy film starring Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Usha Kiran, David Abraham Cheulkar, Asrani and Keshto Mukherjee. The...  more
  • 4

    Sholay

    Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amitabh Bachchan
    53
    14

    Released1975

    Directed byRamesh Sippy

    Sholay (English: Ember) is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film written by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan and directed by Ramesh Sippy....  more
  • 5

    Mili

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    46
    11

    Released1975

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Mili is a 1975 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Ashok Kumar in lead roles. Jaya Bachchan received a Filmfare nomination...  more
  • 6

    Guddi

    Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526
    45
    10

    Released1971

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Guddi is a 1971 Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and written by Gulzar. It starred Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Utpal Dutt. It is Jaya Bachchan's career-making film in which...  more
  • 7

    Bawarchi

    Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna
    48
    17

    Released1972

    Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee

    Bawarchi is a 1972 Indian film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee starring Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Badhuri with Asrani, A.K. Hangal, Usha Kiran and Durga Khote in supporting roles. In Mukherjee's...  more
  • 8

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

    Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
    52
    21

    Released2001

    Directed byKaran Johar

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., also known as K3G, is a 2001 Indian drama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by his father, Yash Johar. Written specifically to evoke nostalgia among...  more
  • 9

    Kal Ho Naa Ho

    Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta
    51
    22

    Released2003

    Directed byNikhil Advani, Ron Reid Jr.

    Kal Ho Naa Ho, abbreviated as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic comedy-drama film, directed by debutante director Nikhil Advani. The film was written by Niranjan Iyengar and Karan Johar and produced by...  more
  • 10

    Zanjeer

    Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    39
    10

    Released1973

    Directed byPrakash Mehra

    Zanjeer is a 1973 Hindi action-thriller film directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu. The movie changed the trend from romantic films to...  more
  • 11

    Anamika

    nm2147526, Sanjeev Kumar
    32
    4

    Released1973

    Directed byRaghunath Jhalani

    Anamika is a 1973 Hindi film made in India and directed by Raghunath Jalani. It is a romantic, suspense film with memorable songs by composer R.D. Burman and lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri, such as...  more
  • 12

    Piya Ka Ghar

    Amitabh Bachchan, nm2147526
    39
    13

    Released1972

    Directed byBasu Chatterjee

    Piya Ka Ghar is a Hindi comedy set in Mumbai in the 1970s. It is a remake of Raja Thakur's Marathi film Mumbaicha Javai. It portrays the difficulties of life in India's biggest city during the 70s in...  more
  • 13

    Koshish

    nm2147526, Sanjeev Kumar
    32
    6

    Released1972

    Directed byGulzar

    Koshish is a 1972 Hindi movie starring Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri, and directed by Gulzar. Koshish is considered a landmark movie in the history of Indian cinema. It stars Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya...  more
  • 14

    Kora Kagaz

    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Deven Verma
    32
    7

    Released1974

    Directed byAnil Ganguly

    Kora Kagaz is a 1974 Hindi drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music...  more
  • 15

    Uphaar

    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Kamini Kaushal
    33
    10

    Released1971

    Directed bySudhendu Roy

    Uphaar is a 1971 Hindi film. Produced by Tarachand Barjatya for Rajshri Productions the film stars Jaya Bhaduri, Swarup Dutt and Kamini Kaushal. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. This film is based...  more
  • 16

    Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa

    Anupam Kher, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    27
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa is an Indian feature film that deals with the life of a woman who loses her son, a Naxalite, to the violence that is a result of his adopted ideology. The film is directed by...  more
  • 17

    Parichay

    nm2147526, Sanjeev Kumar
    27
    8

    Released1972

    Directed byGulzar

    Parichay is a 1972 Indian film directed by Gulzar, based on a Bengali novel, Rangeen Uttarain by Raj Kumar Maitra. Pran heads the cast with Jaya Bhaduri, Jeetendra, Asrani, Sanjeev Kumar and Geeta...  more
  • 18

    Jawani Diwani

    Satyendra Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    25
    8

    Released1972

    Directed byNarendra Bedi

    Jawani Diwani is a 1972 Bollywood movie directed by Narender Bedi, and starring Randhir Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, as leads. The film is most remembered for its songs by R.D....  more
  • 19

    Aap Ke Liye Hum

    Mithun Chakraborty, Ayesha Takia
    25
    8

    Released2013

    Directed byRevathy s Varmha

    Aap Ke Liye Hum, earlier titled Chaasni, is a Hindi film directed by Revathy S Varma. The film stars Jaya Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Ranvir...  more
  • 20

    Fiza

    Hrithik Roshan, Sushmita Sen
    18
    6

    Released2000

    Directed byKhalid Mohamed

    Fiza is a 2000 Indian action crime drama film written and directed by Khalid Mohammed. The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Jaya Bachchan. 'Fiza' was declared 'average ' at the Indian...  more
  • 21

    Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman

    Hema Malini, Abhishek Bachchan
    24
    14

    Released2007

    Directed byPradeep Sarkar

    Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Pradeep Sarkar....  more
  • 22

    Gaai Aur Gori

    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha
    17
    10

    Released1973

    Directed byM.A. Thirumugham

    Gaai Aur Gori is a 1973 Indian film directed by M. A. Thirumugham....  more
  • 23

    Shor

    nm2147526, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    13
    6

    Released1972

    Directed byManoj Kumar

    Shor is a 1972 Indian Hindi movie written, produced and directed by Manoj Kumar, who also plays the lead role in the film....  more
  • 24

    Sunglass

    Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    10
    8

    Released2013

    Directed byRituparno Ghosh

    Sunglass is a 2013 bilingual Indian film written and directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film is a satirical comedy about the seven-year itch between a husband and wife and how their life turns...  more
  • 25

    Phagun

    Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    11
    10

    Released1973

    Directed byRajinder Singh Bedi

    Phagun is a 1973 Hindi film written and directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi, and starring Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Jaya Bhaduri and Vijay Arora as leads. This offbeat romantic drama has memorable...  more