Top 10 Best Bollywood Movies You Should Watch Before Dying

Top 10 Best Bollywood Movies You Should Watch Before Dying

Every year numerous Hindi films are released. Some entertain us; some disappoint us, some are overhyped, while some fail in the box office.

But very few such movies become evergreen and hold a special place in our hearts forever. Missing such a movie is worth missing something huge.

So, today we present to you 10 of such top Bollywood movies of all the time which deserve watch at least once a lifetime:

1. Hera Pheri

Arguably it’s one of the best of the best Indian comedies ever made. It tells the story of a trio comprising Baburao, Shyam and Raju and their quest and struggles to earn money.

The hilarious situations and dialogues are surely gonna make you die out of laughter. Released in 2000, its sequel of 2006 is equally impressive. Even the youths of today admire this classic very much.

Over the years, Hera Pheri gained more and more popularity and became a jewel of all time. It’s available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

2. Sholay

The list of best Indian movies’ will be incomplete without this action film for which the phrase ‘old is gold is the aptest. The year was 1975 when Sholay was released and broke all the box-office records.

Full of fun, comedy, romance, adventure and whatnot, this evergreen movie is a perfect package full of entertainment.

The iconic friendship between Jai and Veeru, the unforgettable dialogues like Ye Haath Humko Dede Thakur, Tumhara Naam kya hai Basanti, Ab Tera Kya Hoga Kalia will be our favourite parts from this Bacchan – Dharmendra film.

It’s there on Amazon Prime. Go and give this ‘Film of the Millennium’ a watch if you still haven’t done so.

3. Chak De India

Inspired by the true motivational story of a real-life hockey player, this King Khan starrer epic sports drama released in 2007 has been a landmark work in the history of Indian cinema.

Even after more than 10 years of its release, watching Chak De India! is such a treat to the patriot residing in each of us. Songs like Badal Pe Paon Hai still gives us goosebumps and makes us feel proud of the women’s hockey team of India.

From giving the game of hockey its deserved respect of national sport to brilliantly portraying the India-Pakistan sports rivalry, the film is really one of the best entertainers of all time. It’s available on Amazon Prime.

4. Salaam Bombay

Not a typical Bollywood drama or thriller, this film is a mirror to Bombay’s criminal world.

The lives of the slum children, the truth of brothels where young girls are captivated and forced to turn into prostitutes, addiction to drugs – every other aspect has been shown in the film, accompanied by excellent cinematography and direction.

Not only in India but also Salam Bombay had earned fame worldwide. Krishna, a young boy, is actually a child from the streets and has been chosen and cast by Nair in her film. This movie is also there on Amazon Prime.

5. Dil Chahta Hai

This film takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions a tale of love, friendship, heartbreaks. After Dil Chahta hai, many such buddy dramas came in Bollywood, but no movie can take this 2001 gem.

The brilliant cast – Aamir, Saif and Akshay Khanna turned out to be one of the most legendary trios. All thanks to Farhan Akhtar for this soul-touching directorial debut. It’s there on Netflix.

6. Swades

Another one of the top Indian movies, Swades, while on the one hand beautifully portrays an NRI’s connection and love for his homeland, reflecting the real poor conditions of rural Bengal.

The film broke Shah Rukh’s chocolate hero image in Bollywood, and we saw him as a more versatile and multi-faceted artist.

It is tough to believe that the movie has been a box-office flop in India at the time of its release.

But with time, the audience realised the genius work it has been, and today it’s been one of the highly acclaimed Indian movies of all time. Don’t forget to give this film a watch on Netflix!

7. Gangs of Wasseypur:

The exploration of this crime genre involving mafias, underworld, drugs, and guns properly started in Bollywood after director Anurag Kashyap’s attempt.

This two-part film is highly appreciated by the Indian audience for its brave, raw approach towards this genre. The success of this Bollywood film was that later we were gifted with other such works like Mirzapur and Sacred Games.

This movie has been perfect from all aspects, a turning point in the career of actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

8. Pari

Bollywood doesn’t work with the horror genre very much, and most times it does, the work fails to leave a mark. However, the 2018 film Pari is an exception, and even if you are not a horror movie freak, this movie deserves a watch.

With some really terrifying visuals, the film does not fail to make you teary-eyed by the end.

While exploring Bangladesh’s satanic cult, the film also narrates the love story of a not-fully-human Ruhksana and a simple, kind-hearted man Arnab.

Anushka Sharma and Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee delivered one of their best performances in the lead roles. The film is there on Netflix.

9. Dear Zindagi

Away from the hustle and bustle of activities and crimes, a more recent 2016 film, Dear Zindagi, is more of a story about an individual fighting her inner demons.

Many youngsters today suffer from multiple failures from career and relationships, ultimately leading to their unhappiness and consequently depression.

For all of them and Indian parents who deny accepting any imperfection in their children, this film is a must-watch.

In her character of Kaira, the way Alia Bhatt portrayed depression and other such issues, as well as Shah Rukh Khan, played the role of her therapist, and it’s really impossible to imagine the film with some other cast. You can watch the film on Netflix.

10. Article 15

Even today, when we call ourselves progressive and liberal, caste system and discriminations on its basis still exist in India. In this direction, this film has been a really courageous approach by Anubhav Sinha.

This film’s protagonist is an IPS officer who embarks upon the journey of revealing the truth of crimes in rural India.

One must see these harsh realities, the struggles of poor lower-caste people, and for this, Article 15 is the best option. It’s there on Netflix.

You can also watch hot hit movies. Of course, apologies for missing out on so many more names which can have a place in this list from your perspective.

But we can guarantee that once you watch the movies we mentioned about, you cannot help falling for those too.

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