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The Best Saeed Jaffrey Movies

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List of the best Saeed Jaffrey movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Saeed Jaffrey'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 Saeed Jaffrey movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Saeed Jaffrey movies will be at the top of the list. Saeed Jaffrey has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Saeed Jaffrey movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Saeed Jaffrey films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

You can rank all of these films, from Trimurti to Bhavna.

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  • 1
    Sean Connery, Michael Caine
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    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed...  more

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  • 2
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley
    22
    4

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's...  more

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  • 3
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey
    20
    4

    Released1985

    Directed byStephen Frears

    My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title...  more

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  • 4
    Michael York, Madhur Jaffrey
    18
    2

    Released1969

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The Guru is a 1969 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory....  more
  • 5
    Alec Guinness, Judy Davis
    18
    2

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lean

    A Passage to India is a 1984 drama film written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is based on the 1924 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play by Santha Rama Rau that was...  more
  • 6
    Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher
    21
    6

    Released1990

    Directed byIndra Kumar

    Dil is a 1990 Indian Hindi romantic drama film starring Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher and Saeed Jaffrey. It was directed by Indra Kumar with music composed by Anand-Milind. Dil clashed with...  more
  • 7
    Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Saeed Jaffrey
    15
    2

    Released1985

    Directed byRaj Kapoor

    Ram Teri Ganga Maili is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by actor-director Raj Kapoor. The movie stars Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor. It was Raj Kapoor's last film. The film became a...  more
  • 8
    Kamal Haasan, Rishi Kapoor
    19
    6

    Released1985

    Directed byRamesh Sippy

    Saagar is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hassan and Dimple Kapadia. Saagar was a comeback film for Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot...  more
  • 9
    The Chess Players is a genre painting of 1876 by American artist Thomas Eakins....  more
  • 10
    Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi
    16
    6

    Released1983

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Masoom is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. An adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal. the film is a coming-of-age...  more
  • 11
    Bill Murray, Catherine Hicks
    14
    4

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Byrum

    The Razor's Edge is the second film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel, following the 1946 film version with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This version stars Bill Murray, Theresa Russell,...  more

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  • 12
    Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri
    14
    4

    Released1984

    Directed byYash Chopra

    Mashaal is a 1984 Bollywood film. Produced and directed by Yash Chopra, it starred Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri, Nilu Phule, Iftekhar, Saeed Jaffery, Gulshan Grover, Alok...  more
  • 13
    Naseeruddin Shah, Johnny Lever
    12
    2

    Released1988

    Directed byKetan Mehta, V.N. Menon

    Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress. The movie showcased good performances by the lead actors and by...  more
  • 14
    Victor Banerjee, Saeed Jaffrey
    12
    2

    Released1978

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures is a 1978 film by Merchant Ivory Productions set in India, starring UK great stage actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft....  more
  • 15
    Amrish Puri, Om Puri
    10
    0

    Released1987

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Tamas is a 1988 period television film written and directed by Govind Nihalani. It was based on the Hindi novel of the same name by Bhisham Sahni, which won the author the Sahitya Akademi Award in...  more
  • 16
    Omar Sharif, Jack Palance
    14
    6

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Horsemen is a 1971 film starring Omar Sharif, directed by John Frankenheimer; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Based on a novel by French writer Joseph Kessel, Les Cavaliers shows Afghanistan and its...  more
  • 17
    Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
    12
    4

    Released1981

    Directed bySai Paranjpye

    Chashme Buddoor is a 1981 romantic comedy-buddy film starring Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani and Saeed Jaffrey. The film is directed by Sai Paranjpye and produced by Gul Anand...  more
  • 18
    Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri
    10
    2

    Released1991

    Directed byShashi Kapoor, Gennadiy Vasilyev

    Ajooba is a 1991 Bollywood fantasy superhero film, produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor and also co-directed by the Soviet filmmaker Gennadi Vasilyev. It is a fantasy film loosely based on Arabian...  more
  • 19
    Kajol, Akshay Kumar
    14
    8

    Released1994

    Directed byNaresh Malhotra

    Yeh Dillagi is a 1994 Bollywood romantic film, produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Naresh Malhotra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Akshay Kumar, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan. Karisma...  more
  • 20
    Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal
    10
    4

    Released1983

    Directed byIsmail Merchant

    The Courtesans of Bombay is a 1983 British docudrama directed by Ismail Merchant. A collaboration by Merchant, James Ivory, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film focuses on a Bombay compound known as...  more
  • 21
    Juhi Chawla, Jackie Shroff
    11
    6

    Released1993

    Directed byYash Chopra, Deepak Sareen

    Aaina, is a 1993 film directed by Deepak Sareen and produced by Yash Chopra. The film starred Juhi Chawla, Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh in lead roles. The film is about sibling rivalry. The film...  more
  • 22
    Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor
    11
    6

    Released1995

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    Trimurti is an Indian film starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Shahrukh Khan, which was released in 1995. It was the last completed film for director Mukul S. Anand who died while filming Dus in...  more
  • 23
    Salman Khan, Anupam Kher
    12
    8

    Released1998

    Directed byDeepak Sareen

    Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai is an Indian Hindi language film released in 1998. Directed by Deepak Sareen and written by Honey Irani, the film stars Salman Khan as womaniser Sooraj and Twinkle Khanna as...  more
  • 24
    Ajay Devgan, Raveena Tandon
    10
    6

    Released1993

    Directed byDeepak Bahry

    Ek Hi Raasta is a 1993 Bollywood action film about a terrorist with aspirations to rule India. Directed by Deepak Bahry, the film is a remake of the Ek Hi Raasta which starred Rekha. Films under the...  more
  • 25
    Saeed Jaffrey, Sakina Jaffrey
    8
    4

    Released1991

    Directed bySrinivas Krishna

    Masala is a 1992 comedy film directed by Srinivas Krishna....  more