Greatest Bollywood Movies

Here is the year-wise compilation of Bollywood movies I consider best. You are, however, free to suggest your preferences and I promise to include them in the list.

Friends, though I have made all efforts to track their year of releases, yet there may be some inadequacies which may be pointed out.

Till then … read the list, buy CDs, see them and N-joy…


1935 Hunterwali
1937 Duniya Na Maane
1945 Humrahi
1948 Kismat, Chandralekha, Majboor
1949 Mahal, Andaaz
1950 Sangram
1951 Awaara
1952 Aan
1953 Do Bigha Zameen, Parineeta
1955 Devdas , Shree 420, Mr. & Mrs 55
1957 Mother India, Jaagte Raho, Do Aankhein Barah Haath, Pyaasa
1958 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
1959 Dhool Ka Phool, Sujata, Navrang
1960 Mughal-e-Aazam
1961 Junglee, Ganga Jamuna
1962 Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam, Half-Ticket
1963 Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, Bandini
1964 Haqeeqat, Kashmir Ki Kali
1965 Waqt, Guide, Shaheed
1967 Upkaar, Ram Aur Shyam
1968 Padosan
1969 Khamoshi, Aradhana, Satyakarm
1970 Kati Patang, Purab Aur Pashchim, Mera Naam Joker
1971 Anubhav, Amar Prem, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Anand
1972 Pakeezah
1973 Bobby, Haste Zakham, Janzeer
1974 Ankur
1975 Sholay, Deewar, Julie, Mili, Nishant, Jai Santoshi Maa
1976 Kalicharan, Aandhi, Kabhi Kabhi, Manthan
1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari, Amar Akbar Anthony, Bhumika
1978 Satyam Shivam Sudaram, Vishwanath, Don
1979 Kala Patthar, Golmaal
1980 Aakrosh
1981 Silsila, Ek Duje Ke Liye,  Sadgati, Subah, Kranti, Umrao Jaan, Love Story
1982 Gandhi, Namak Halal, Arth
1983 Sautan , Mandi, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Masoom
1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili
1987 Ijaazat
1988 Shahanshah, Salaam Bombay, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
1989 Maine Pyaar Kiya, Parinda, Tejab
1990 Dil
1991 Drishti, Lamhe
1992 Roja
1993 Damini
1994 1942 A Love Story, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
1995 Rangeela, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Bombay
1996 Raja Hindustani
1997 Mrityudand, Border
1998 Satya, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2000 Astitva, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
2001 Gadar, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
2002 Devdas
2003 Munna Bhai MBBS, Koi Mil Gaya, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hungama
2004 Baaghbaan, Yuva , Swades, Maqbool, Dhoom, Hum Tum, Veer Zaara
2005 Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Black
2006 Rang De Basanti, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Faana, Krish
2007 Guru, Namaste London, Jab We Met, Om Shanti Om, Chak De India, Taare Zamee Pe

note: List updated on 15.03.2008, based upon comments (both published and withheld, on request). More changes/updating on the anvil. Please keep suggesting. Cheers!!!

note: Click here for the latest update on the year-wise list of Bollywood movies.
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  1. Chandralekha 1948…i wld like to buy. Where can i get at a bargain price? I really need to get it asap…please help.thanks.


  2. I’m seriously NOT a fan of Raj Kapoor. So I don’t really watch his films.. But I have already seen all of the films listed.


  3. Hi,
    I am trying to remembera movie name (released between 1963-1965) starring Deb Mukherji which has the song “jab jab bahar aayee aur phool muskuraye, mujhe tum yaad aaye…..”.
    can you help in identifying the name of the movie and can I get that song on the net?


  4. Sir, I would like to add some of the good grossers for 2007 which are missing in your list. – TARE ZAMEE PER, NAMASTEY LONDON, WELCOME.

    Thanx for updating we espians many of whom certainly are complete movies-buffs. I am definetely craving for some from the list which we just heard about.



  5. ‘Don’ starrring AB is missing, released either in 78 or 77. 2006 was indeed a great year for movies in recent times. I would also recommend ‘Gangster’ starring Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut. This was better than ‘Fanaa’.


  6. Dear Neeraj Bhai,
    Nice to see the list of some momarable Hindi movies. What about making a list of “top 10 Hindi movies ever made”. I would love to see the fight among the best movies.


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