Top 10 Bollywood Movies

Stuart Inamura August 5, 2010 72


“Bollywood” is a combination of Bombay and Hollywood, and it is the nickname for the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and the popularity and influence of its films is spreading world-wide. So if you want to see what the Bollywood craze is all about, here are ten Bollywood films that will help get you up to speed. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and the popularity and influence of its films is spreading world-wide. Kamal Nath and the Urban Ministry in India have made it a priority for more films to be shot on location in Indian cities and filmmakers have taken full advantage.

Bobby

This 1973 film tells the story of a Romeo and Juliet-esque romance between two young lovers belonging to different social classes. The plot of this film has inspired many later Bollywood films, which also feature young lovers battling class struggles.

Om Shanti Om

This 2007 musical is a light-hearted parody of Bollywood and features several cameos by Bollywood stars, including over 30 famous faces during one song alone.

Dhoom 2

Showing that Bollywood can produce more than just musicals, Dhoom 2: Back in Action is the 2006 sequel to Dhoom. This action film features several heavy action sequences, including many fast-paced motorcycle scenes. These scenes inspired young Indians to ride their motorcycles recklessly, and the number of road accidents actually increased after Dhoom series was released.

Sangam

This Bollywood epic runs a bit long at 238 minutes, but every minute is necessary to tell the story of the psychologically complex love triangle between three childhood friends. It was extremely popular when it was released in 1964 and it is now considered a Bollywood classic.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (Mutiny: A Love Story)

The conflict during the Partition of India provides the backdrop for this 2001 period piece. Set in 1947, this film tells the story of two lovers who face religious and nationalist conflicts.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride)

Although the plot this 1995 film is somewhat predictable, it makes up for its predictability with excellent performances and exceptional choreography. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has become a Bollywood classic and it set a record in Febuary 2010 for being played continuously in Mumbai theaters for 750 weeks.

Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! (Who Am I to You?)

This 1994 film is a remake of the 1982 Bollywood film Nadiya Ke Paar, and features two of the top Bollywood stars of the 90‘s. One of the first non-violent family dramas, this film has inspired many imitators.

Mother India

A landmark in Bollywood history, this 1957 film was India’s first submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A close second, this remake of the 1940 Bollywood film Aurat lost to Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria by only a single vote.

Mughal-e-Azam (The Greatest of the Mughals)

Taking nine years to make and costing over ten times more than the normal Bollywood film, this Bollywood epic shattered records when it was first released in 1960. It re-tells a popular Indian love story, loosely based off of the life of Prince Salim.

Sholay

This wildly successful Bollywood film was first declared a commercial disaster when it was released in 1975. However, word of mouth built up hype around this film and it has become the biggest hit in the history of Bollywood. Adjusted for inflation, this film has grossed over $160 million. The stroy of two petty criminals, Sholay has been declared the “Film of the Millennium” by BBC India.

72 Comments »

  1. sads August 8, 2010 at 10:57 am -

    suckiest list ever…how does a stupid film like om shanti om come in front of films like taree zameen paar and lagaan or black , and even if you are going for a light hearted movie how can you leave out hera pheri or golmaal or andaaz apna apna… fire the person who made this list…. dhoom 2 is also debatable

    • khush February 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm -

      +1

    • dev September 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm -

      Hey do you know how much grossing Dhoom 2 movie
      Dhoom 2 is the best movie ever in 2006.

  2. sooraj August 20, 2010 at 12:58 am -

    great list. Sads u must remember that everyone has his own tastes. If u like tare zameen per than om shanti om, then u must create ur website. And this is not the place. And om shanti om is grate entertainer than tare zamin per. And if u mention the name of lagaan, why don’t u mention chakde india? Ur a amir fan. And also i am srk fan.

    • Durgesh September 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm -

      Great thinking…….
      I am also SRK`s fan….

      • atuk October 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm -

        srk is fhaltu

    • Wateva January 30, 2011 at 6:49 am -

      This is the crappiest list and all of u must be gay just like SRK since u think this list is good…. also u can’t compare a movie like Taare Zameen Par to a screwed up movie like Chak De! Plz be a little literate and understand the diff between a great movie and a mediocre to crappy movie

  3. Manish August 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm -

    OSO, Dhoom 2 surely doesnt deserve to be in this list from any point of view. I can half heartedly agree to other questionable inclusion like gadar but then above 2 cant be termed as top 10 or else one shd clarify at the top that theses are my personal 10 fav bollywood movies

  4. swapnet August 26, 2010 at 4:00 am -

    Why the hell you have Om Shanti Om and Dhoom 2 in the list? What the Heck?

    • arpit April 20, 2011 at 7:31 am -

      shri lankans r dick heads all lankans r on our dick

  5. khan September 5, 2010 at 5:41 am -

    good

    • khan February 8, 2011 at 12:43 am -

      not good

  6. Shaun September 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm -

    Which stupid made this list, why the hell they hv mentioned Dhoom2, Om shaanti Om .. there are so many good movies like Sathya, Vasthav, Taare Zameern Par, Om shaanti Om is a flop movie.

  7. amit September 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm -

    wht the hell is this bullshit…
    if u r including oso,gaddar,dhoom2……. then whr d hell other block bstr movies like dil to pagal h, kuch kuch hota h,k3g, lagaan, janjeer,sarfarosh,main hoo na, kal ho na ho,…….
    these are totally irrelevent just bcos of trying to publicite by there directors and producers by providing huge amount to the site owner……
    i request u all to do not consider on all these…….
    we all know the top indian movies……
    thanks u all

  8. np September 21, 2010 at 10:29 am -

    the person who create this list is either mad or blind. he dont know what is meant by good movei. I think he is sheet of khans. film like oso ,dhoom-2 are just third grade films. The person who rated them over film like pyaasa and mera naam joker and 1000 of such film is just aasshole

  9. azhar September 23, 2010 at 10:31 am -

    sum of them are fake , where is 3 idiots, dabangg, hum aapke hai kaun , mughal e azam, muqaddar ka sikandar, y u hav include oso , dhoom 2?

    • Hell October 5, 2010 at 6:43 am -

      King Is Best And His Movies Also Best…………………………………………………………………………. Thats Not Thats All Movies Of King Khan Is One Of The Most Popular Movies ( My Name Is Khan )………………….

      3 Idoits Is Only Idoits Like Aamir Khan.

  10. Maryam September 24, 2010 at 4:52 am -

    it should not b like that…Mother india…mughal e azam and Sangam…sounds very cheepppppppp….. !!!! DDLJ is the best….

    • khalid November 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm -

      i agrre with you this movie is good

  11. LeTune September 24, 2010 at 8:58 am -

    Hey everybody!
    Thanks for your feedback. I would love if any of you who feel this list is incorrect would send in a revised version to sven.salmonsson@gmail.com and I’ll be more than happy to change the original list.

    thanks/Sven

  12. Yangsss September 28, 2010 at 2:32 am -

    I just love all indian movies though m not an indian citizen. m from Bhutan.

  13. sej September 29, 2010 at 1:31 am -

    wrong list!!!!!!!1

  14. Ben October 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm -

    The fact that Lagaan is missing from this list renders it completely obsolete.

  15. Farman Khan October 7, 2010 at 2:59 am -

    this list well but where is Three Idiots and Dabangg ?

  16. Naseeb October 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm -

    stuuuuuuuupiooodoooooooooooo

  17. atuk October 25, 2010 at 10:46 pm -

    list is not right

  18. atuk October 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm -

    osm not deserbed in d list

  19. Malik Ahmed October 27, 2010 at 4:16 am -

    WOW This List Is Totally Wrong..! Films Like Dhoom 2, OSO Are Good, But Theyre Not The Best..! This Is What The List Should Look Like. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhie Gushie Gabhie Ghum, Kal Ho Na Ho, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara, Lagaan, Mission Kashmir, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Tere Naam.

  20. bollywood fan November 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm -

    you HAVE to include ’3 idiots’ in this list. it is the highest grossing bollywood film ever. It is a superb mix of drama, comedy, tragedy, music. For more information , visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_idiots

  21. gaurav November 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm -

    Om santi om ek labda jesa movie hai.
    or ek baat srk is one of the worst actor in the film industry .So srk is a magya ,it mean -madharchod -means-maa ka lauda
    gd n8……….

    • salman khan ki jani dushman February 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm -

      gaurav behanchod tu harami salman khan aur aamir khan ki lauda chuste hai, sala teri ma da fudi SRK is best of the bests, tere aukad kaise hui unki khilaf bolneka, sale padosi ki najaez aulad, gadhe ki gaand

  22. Divesh k Sharma November 16, 2010 at 9:22 am -

    om shanti om, dhoom 2 & gadhey baghwan bachaye aise choice se …

  23. akki November 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm -

    this list is not right
    om shant om & dhoom 2 suckkkkkkkkkkkk
    chutiya list hai

  24. mrs lebowsky November 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm -

    darr and baazigar are very good movie’s. I like sharukh khan! pretty boy..peace to all unity let LOVE RULE!!!

  25. gimbal December 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm -

    kis madachod nai ye list tayyar ki hai ..jarroooor gay hoga bhosri wala tabhi tabhi om shanti om jaisai jhaat movie koi bhi dala ..

    teri gand mai haathi ka bhosra …bhosri wale khabardaar kabhi jindagi mai aisa koi aur list banaya to …

  26. gulshan kumar December 11, 2010 at 3:34 am -

    well u all say about the movies of recent years just think about the movies of some earlier times i think u may find many more great movies. the movies of amitabh ji movies like namak halaal ,amar akbar anthoni r great entertainers & also u may watch some great comedy movies of sanjeev kumar & kishore da u will find there is great entertainment in old bollywood also. in today,s era movies like hera pheri &golmaal r also great entertainers. so plz. don,t get involved in hard debates everyone has his own choice. be frank.

  27. priyanka December 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm -

    hrithik is best

  28. Rahul Pathak December 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm -

    mujhe ye list bikul bhi pasand nahi aayeee
    jis kisi ne bhi ye list banaayee hai use mai to zero no. dungaa

    meri list
    1.3 idiot 2. A Wednsday 3.Munna Bhai MBBS 4.DDLJ 5Taare Zameen Par
    6.Rang De Basanti 7.Lagaan 8.Sholay 9. Khosla Ka Ghosla 10. Baagban

    Movie Wahi Acchi Lagti Hai Jo Kuch Accha Massege Chorr Jaaye

  29. rahul December 31, 2010 at 9:13 am -

    soch na tha is such a romantic movie cant you add that

  30. HARAMI January 7, 2011 at 5:38 am -

    RE MADHAR JAT SALE AISE JO LIST BANAOGE TOH BHARE DOPHAR MEN TERI MAN CHUD JAYEGI……SAMJHA

  31. Johny January 31, 2011 at 1:13 am -

    BANDA means Laubbdaaaaaaa

  32. pankaj February 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm -

    srk ki sirf ek movie deserves to b in dis list dat is chak de , i think rang de basanti is the greatest movie ever

    • nahid February 20, 2011 at 6:59 am -

      srk is the best………OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. aap ka baap February 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm -

    top ten bollywood movies in my opinion are 1. sholay 2.dilwale dulhaniya le jayenge 3.swades 4.tare zameen par 5.a wednesday 6. kameeney 7.shor 8.karma 9.woh saat din 10.agneepath

  34. Lahiru April 5, 2011 at 5:57 am -

    list bananese pahale bohot film dekha karo.phir banana.list banana itna ashan nahin hai.sab apne apne list banana.main bhi ais kardiya.time to time it will changeed.waqt sabkuch badal deta hai.list kya cheese hai.

  35. Anonym April 15, 2011 at 11:35 am -

    I have read all of the comments and why are somebody saying that it’s stupid that Om shanti om is on the list. I think Om shanti om deserve to be in the list 100%

  36. sapna April 20, 2011 at 8:49 am -

    following missing movies 3 idiots jodi no. 1 hero no1 ban baaja baraat

  37. oso August 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm -

    guys ofcourse om shanti om deserve to be in the list ,, oso is my fav movie ,, srk is the best in my opinion all movies of srk are super super hit ,, khnh , kkhh ,, main hoon na ,veer zara ,,ddlj , don , chakde india k3g dil se ,chalte,dil toh paagal hai>>MY NAME IS KHAN ,, etc >> hes the KING OF THE WORLD ,, wake up haters ,,
    and for sure if srk did 3 idiots it would be much better believe me
    long live king khan :D

  38. kunal September 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm -

    sholay the biggest hit of all times.Superb acting by amitabh bachan

  39. veerendra September 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm -

    most of these are old movies!!! dabang ,wanted or murder are good new movies …

  40. Anshul September 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm -

    I agree. all the pictures listed above are just so good. Mother India and Gadar are Just too good.

  41. Mehdi Ali Kazmi September 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm -

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is my all time favorite Indian movie. Shahrukh and Kajol played so romantic roles in the movie. Its simply mind-blowing.

  42. Arun September 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm -

    I don’t think these are the top ten Bollywood movies. There are many more good films in Bollywood.

  43. Cecil richardson September 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm -

    sholay was the most popular film in all time…and fav of mine tooo

  44. webo September 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm -

    Bollywood indeed, the hindi flicks happened on box office. Most of them made it a beginning of new ideas in hindi film making. My favorite is Sholay.

  45. Richa September 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm -

    Great list but should have included Kuch Kuch hota hai and Dil to pagal hai.

  46. SREERAJ September 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm -

    All are good movies.. Some Movies are considered to be unforgetable in this post…

  47. Bharti September 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm -

    This is list is good as the top rankers of Indian Bollywood. But some films really not fit in this.
    Well sad by others Lagaan, Taren Zameen par are the wonderful films.They should be listed in it.

  48. Avid September 2, 2011 at 2:28 am -

    This list is not upto mark……some entries are totally wrong,better movies like rang de basanti,3 idiots are not included

  49. Koushal September 2, 2011 at 5:26 am -

    All the movies have got a good position in film industry. But older movies like Mother India, Mughal-e-Azam, Sangam and Sholay have achieved a remarkable position in Indian Film history.

  50. Cecil richardson September 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm -

    the list is awesome..i love all the movies.