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The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time 

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Bollywood films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

 

Here are the best Bollywood movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This Bollywood movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of Bollywood films also contains Bollywood movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This Bollywood films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best Bollywood movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This Bollywood movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies and downvote the ones you hate.

Also known as Hindi cinema, Bollywood is one of the biggest film producers in the world. Bollywood movies are especially known for their music, which has a large impact on the film's success. This list of Bollywood films includes Bollywood movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your opinion of what should be in which order and

These are the top films in the Bollywood genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the Bollywood genre in it. Be it the motifs of the Bollywood genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

The list has Indian movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Road, so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for. If we missed any Bollywood movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous Bollywood movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about Bollywood movie lists.You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the Bollywood movies. List includes photos and Bollywood movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This is a list that includes movies like Kaminey and Chenkol.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these Bollywood movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theaters for the first time, this is a list of good Bollywood movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest Bollywood movies, here is the full Bollywood movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Bollywood movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Kamal Haasan and Hema Malini.

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaye... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher

Released: 1995

Directed by: Aditya Chopra

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ, is a 1995 Indian romantic drama film. It was written and directed by Aditya Chopra, produced by Yash Chopra, and stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. ...more

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Sholay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

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

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol

Released: 1998

Directed by: Karan Johar

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (English: Something... Something Happens) also known as KKHH, is a 1998 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film, released in India and the United Kingdom on 16 October 1998. ...more

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Andaz Apna Apna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
mezarar added Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi

Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Mehmood, ...more
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Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...! ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
mezarar added Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sooraj Barjatya

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! is a 1994 Indian musical romantic-comedy film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, and produced by Rajshri Productions. Starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan, it ...more
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Lagaan is a 2001 Indian epic sports drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel ...more

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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Gracy Singh

Released: 2003

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is a 2003 Indian comedy directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The story involves protagonist Munna Bhai, a goon, going to medical school. He is ...more
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Kal Ho Naa Ho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Kajol

Released: 2003

Directed by: Nikhil 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 ...more

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Devdas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first ...more

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Karan 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 ...more
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Rang De Basanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Om Puri

Released: 2006

Directed by: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, ...more

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Maine Pyar Kiya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
mezarar added Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Reema Lagoo

Released: 1989

Directed by: Sooraj Barjatya

Maine Pyar Kiya is a 1989 Indian musical romantic film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya in his directorial debut. Starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in the lead roles, it was ...more
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My Name Is Khan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
tridib.b5 added Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab

Released: 2010

Directed by: Karan Johar

My Name Is Khan, commonly referred to as MNIK, is a 2010 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Karan Johar, with a screenplay by Shibani Bathija, produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan, and ...more
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Jab We Met is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
ArpitSingh added Jab We Met Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Dara Singh

Released: 2007

Directed by: Imtiaz Ali

Jab We Met is a 2007 Hindi romantic comedy-drama directed and written by Imtiaz Ali. The film, produced by Dhillin Mehta under Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena ...more
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Ashoka the Great is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Ajith Kumar, Kareena Kapoor

Released: 2001

Directed by: Santosh Sivan

Aśoka is a 2001 Indian epic historical drama film directed and co-written by Santosh Sivan. It is a dramatized version of the early life of emperor Asoka, of the Maurya dynasty, who ruled most ...more

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Dil Chahta Hai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Preity Zinta, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian comedy-drama film starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The first film written and directed by ...more

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Hulchul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Kareena Kapoor, nm2147526, Paresh Rawal

Released: 2004

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Hulchul is a 2004 Hindi filmdirected by Priyadarshan. The story is adapted from the 1991 Malayalam film Godfather. The film has a huge star cast including Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad ...more
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3 idiots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Matt Karleon added Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan

Released: 2009

3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming of age comedy-drama film co-written, edited and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and screenplay by Abhijat Joshi. It was loosely ...more
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Hera Pheri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Hammad Ahmed added Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty

Released: 2000

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Hera Pheri is a 2000 Indian comedy film directed by Priyadarshan starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty and Tabu. The story is based on the 1989 Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking, ...more
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Veer-Zaara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini

Released: 2004

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Veer-Zaara is a 2004 Indian romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the leading roles, with Rani Mukerji, ...more

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Chak De! India is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Matt Karleon added Shah Rukh Khan, Mohit Chauhan, Aanjjan Srivastav

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shimit Amin

Chak De! English: Take off a 2007 Hindi-language Chak De! India Indian sports drama film about field hockey in India. It is directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Yash Raj Films, with action by ...more
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Dangal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Matt Karleon added Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh

Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari

Dangal (English: Wrestling competition) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It's about an amateur wrestler who trains his two daughters and ...more
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Darr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Matt Karleon added Darr Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla

Released: 1993

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Darr: A Violent Love Story is a 1993 Indian psychological thriller film directed by Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan in the lead ...more
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Baazigar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty

Released: 1993

Directed by: Abbas–Mustan

Baazigar is a 1993 Bollywood crime-thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan, it is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. The story of Baazigar was ...more

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PK is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time
Matt Karleon added Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

PK is a 2014 Indian satirical science fiction comedy film. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. t tells ...more