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The Best Movies Directed by Satyajit Ray  

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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.

A factual list, featuring movies like The Chess Players and The Music Room.

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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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Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Panchanan Bhattacharya
The World of Apu, originally titled Apur Sansar, is a Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray. It is the third part of The Apu Trilogy, about the childhood and early adulthood of a young ...more
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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: ...more
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Chunibala Devi, Tulsi Chakraborty, Karuna Banerjee
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 ...more
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Sharmila Tagore, Uttam Kumar, Sumita Sanyal
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 ...more
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Kamu Mukherjee
Sonar Kella, also Shonar Kella, released in the United States as The Golden Fortress, is a 1971 mystery novel and a 1974 film by Bengali writer and director Satyajit Ray. The film is an ...more
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Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee
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 ...more
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Kali Bannerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee
Aparajito is a 1956 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray, and is the second part of The Apu Trilogy. It is adapted from the last one-fifth of Bibhutibhushan Bannerjee's novel ...more
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Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Simi Garewal
Aranyer Din Ratri is an Indian Bengali adventure drama film released in 1970 and directed by Satyajit Ray. It is based upon the Bengali novel of the same name by Sunil Gangopadhyay. It was one ...more
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Kamu Mukherjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
Charulata is a 1964 Indian Bengali drama film by director Satyajit Ray, based upon the novella Nastanirh by Rabindranath Tagore. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen ...more
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Chhabi Biswas, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Begum Akhtar
Jalsaghar is a 1958 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Chhabi Biswas. It was the fourth feature film directed by Satyajit Ray. The shooting was done at Nimtita ...more
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Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Chinmoy Roy, Rabi Ghosh
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a 1969 Indian Bengali fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a story by his grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury. The film is the first ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi
Shatranj Ke Khilari is a 1977 Indian film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name. Amjad Khan plays the role of Wajid Ali Shah, King of Awadh, ...more
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Rabi Ghosh
Hirak Rajar Deshe is the sequel to 1969 film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and the second installment of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series directed by Satyajit Ray. A unique aspect of the film is that most ...more
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Utpal Dutt, Mamata Shankar, Dhritiman Chatterjee
Agantuk is a 1991 Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray. It was Ray's last film, based on one of his short stories, Atithi. It was a joint Indian-French production with financial backing ...more
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Utpal Dutt, Aparna Sen, Dipankar Dey
Jana Aranya, is a 1976 Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray, based on the novel of the same name by Mani Shankar Mukherjee. It is the last among Ray's Calcutta trilogy series, the previous two ...more
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Kali Bannerjee
Teen Kanya is a 1961 Indian Bengali anthology film directed by Satyajit Ray, and based upon short stories by Rabindranath Tagore. The title means "Three Girls", and the film's original ...more
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Biplab Chatterjee
Joi Baba Felunath is a 1979 Indian Bengali mystery film by director Satyajit Ray, featuring Soumitra Chatterjee, Santosh Dutta, Siddartha Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt among others. The film is based ...more
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Biplab Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Shefali
Pratidwandi or Pratidandi is a 1970 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray based on the novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay. It is the first part of the Calcutta trilogy. Set during the ...more
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Chhabi Biswas, Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee
Devi is a 1960 Bengali drama film by director Satyajit Ray, starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore. It is based on a short story by Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay. The title means
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The Chess Players is a genre painting of 1876 by American artist Thomas Eakins.
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Chhabi Biswas, Erick Avari, Vidya Sinha
Kanchenjungha is a 1962 Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray. The film is about an upper class Bengali family on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort, near Kanchenjunga.
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Babita, Bobita
Distant Thunder is a 1973 Bengali film by the renowned Indian director Satyajit Ray, based on the novel by the same name by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. Unlike most of Ray's earlier films, ...more
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Sharmila Tagore, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Dipankar Dey
Seemabaddha is a 1971 film directed by Satyajit Ray. It is based on the novel Seemabaddha by Mani Shankar Mukherjee. It stars Barun Chanda, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, and Sharmila Tagore in ...more
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Om Puri, Smita Patil, Mohan Agashe
Sadgati is a 1981 Hindi film, primarily made for TV, by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story of same name by Munshi Premchand.
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Waheeda Rehman, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta
Abhijan is a 1962 Bengali film directed by the Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.