The Best Movies Directed by Satyajit Ray

List of all movies directed by Satyajit Ray ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Satyajit Ray are listed here and include movie posters and Satyajit Ray movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Satyajit Ray as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Satyajit Ray movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Satyajit Ray film is can be factored into this list.

From Satyajit Ray's studio films to Satyajit Ray's independent films, this Satyajit Ray filmography keeps tabs on all Satyajit Ray movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

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All Satyajit Ray director credits are included. This list of every movie that Satyajit Ray has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Satyajit Ray movie is and which actors starred in the Satyajit Ray film.

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Sharmila Tagore and Amitabh Bachchan are among the many great actors who worked on a Satyajit Ray movie.

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  • The World of Apu
    Alok Chakravarty, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore
    26 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    This lauded Indian drama, the third part of a trilogy, finds Apu Roy (Alok Chakravarty), now a young unemployed man, living in poverty and attempting to be a writer. When his old school friend Pulu ...more

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  • Pather Panchali
    Chunibala Devi, Tulsi Chakraborty, Karuna Banerjee
    30 votes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    Pather Panchali is a 1955 Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of West Bengal, India. It is based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's 1929 Bengali novel of the same ...more
  • Nayak: The Hero
    Sharmila Tagore, Uttam Kumar, Sumita Sanyal
    20 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    Nayak is a 1966 Indian Bengali drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray. It was Ray's second entirely original screenplay, after Kanchenjungha. The story revolves around a matinee idol on a ...more
  • Apu trilogy
    Subir Banerjee, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Soumitra Chatterjee
    33 votes
    • Released: 1955 - 1959
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    The Apu Trilogy comprises three Bengali films directed by Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar. They are based on two Bengali novels written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay: Pather ...more
  • The Big City
    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee
    19 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    Mahanagar is a 1963 Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Madhabi Mukherjee in the leading role of Arati. Based on a short story, Abataranika by Narendranath Mitra, it narrates the ...more
  • Aparajito
    Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee
    19 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
    The second part of Satyajit Ray's famous Apu trilogy, this Indian drama focuses on young Apu, who lives with his mother, Sarbajaya (Kanu Bandyopadhyay), and father, Harihar (Pinaki Sengupta), near ...more

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