[Post re-opened on May 24, 2014 to insert ‘Nagin’ (1976).]
[Post re-opened on Oct.14, 2013 to insert movies of 2011 and 2012.]
I’d made a year-wise compilation of Greatest Bollywood movies. The such compilation — ‘Greatest Bollywood Movies‘ — is a largely circulated post over internet and is often referred to by film buffs, critics, journalists and friends. It remains one of my most visited as also most shared posts on this blog.
For quite some time, I’d been thinking to update this list with movies made in last few years. So lo, here’s the list. May you please feel free to suggest your preferences. In case we have difference of opinion, I swear, your views shall prevail.
Once again, I have made efforts to present an up-to-date & correct list, yet there may be some inadequacies which may be pointed out immediately. And hello… I shall be happy if any of you can claim to having CDs or video cassettes of all the movies named below. In that case, please lemme know quickly. I will treat you.
|1937||Duniya Na Maane|
|1946||Anmol Ghadi, Neecha Nagar|
|1948||Kismat, Chandralekha, Majboor|
|1949||Mahal, Andaaz, Barsaat|
|1952||Aan, Baiju Baawra|
|1953||Do Bigha Zameen, Parineeta|
|1955||Devdas, Shree 420, Mr. & Mrs. 55, Seema, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje|
|1957||Mother India, Jaagte Raho, Do Aankhein Barah Haath,|
|Pyaasa, Naya Daur|
|1958||Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Madhumati|
|1959||Dhool Ka Phool, Sujata, Navrang, Anari,|
|Kaagaz Ke Phool, Guest House|
|1960||Mughal-e-Aazam, Chaudvin Ka Chand|
|1961||Junglee, Ganga Jamuna|
|1962||Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam, Half-Ticket|
|1963||Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, Bandini, Mere Mehboob|
|1964||Haqeeqat, Kashmir Ki Kali, Sangam, Dosti|
|1965||Waqt, Guide, Shaheed|
|1966||Teesri Manzil, Mera Saaya, Teesri Kasam|
|1967||Upkaar, Ram Aur Shyam|
|1968||Padosan, Aankhen, Saraswatichandra|
|1969||Khamoshi, Aradhana, Satyakarm|
|1970||Kati Patang, Purab Aur Pashchim,|
|Mera Naam Joker, Johny Mera Naam|
|1971||Anand, Anubhav, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Hare Rama Hare Krishna|
|1972||Pakeezah, Amar Prem|
|1973||Bobby, Haste Zakham, Zanjeer, Garm Hawa, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Daag|
|1974||Ankur, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan|
|1975||Sholay, Deewar, Julie, Mili, Nishant,|
|Jai Santoshi Maa, Chupke Chupke, Aandhi|
|1976||Kalicharan, Kabhi Kabhie, Manthan, Nagin|
|1977||Shatranj Ke Khilari, Amar Akbar Anthony, Bhumika, Dharam Veer|
|1978||Satyam Shivam Sudaram, Vishwanath, Don, Muqqadar Ka Sikandar|
|1979||Kala Patthar, Golmaal, Suhaag, Baton Baton Mein|
|1980||Aakrosh, Qurbani, Karz|
|1981||Silsila, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Sadgati, Subah, Kranti, Yaarana,|
|Umrao Jaan, Love Story, Laawaris, Chasme Baddoor|
|1982||Namak Halal, Arth, Nadiya Ke Paar|
|1983||Sautan, Mandi, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Masoom, Coolie, Betaab, Sadma, Wo Saat Din, Ardh Satya|
|1985||Ram Teri Ganga Maili|
|1987||Ijaazat, Mr. India|
|1988||Shahanshah, Salaam Bombay, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Tezaab|
|1989||Maine Pyaar Kiya, Parinda|
|1991||Drishti, Lamhe, Saajan|
|1994||1942 A Love Story, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Andaaz Apna Apna|
|1995||Rangeela, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Bombay|
|1997||Border, Dil To Pagal Hai|
|1998||Satya, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
|1999||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain|
|2000||Astitva, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai|
|2001||Gadar, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham|
|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, Page 3|
|2006||Rang De Basanti, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Fanaa,|
|Krish, Dhoom 2, Gangster, Golmaal|
|2007||Guru, Namaste London, Jab We Met, Om Shanti Om, Chak De! India,|
|Taare Zameen Par, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Partner, Welcome|
|2008||Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Singh is Kinng, Jodha Akbar,|
|Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Fashion, A Wednesday, Dostaana|
|2009||3 Idiots, Love Aaj Kal, Wanted, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani,|
|Wake Up Sid, Dev D, Paa|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik, My Name Is Khan|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rockstar|
|2012||Ishaqzaade, Kahaani, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash|
Hello my loved one! I want to say that this post
is amazing, great written and include almost all important infos.
I would like to peer extra posts like this .
where is nagin the evergreen musical blockbuster
Thanks. Updated the post with your suggestion. Thanks again.
Thanks for the like on my movie review. Glad a fellow movie buff liked it 🙂 Your blog seems pretty interesting. Will keep revisiting.
Wonderful summary of a history of movies made in India and hopefully acknowledged by many!
darr and anjaam are also great movies u should give them a place…
also khamoshi a musical is 1 good film u r missing
Sir you also forgot Raj Kapoor & Wahida Rehman classic hit ‘Teesri Kasam’
Thank You. Included now, on your suggestions. Thanks again.
Thanks!good efforts u hv taken,and u are corrcting the list also, what about 27 DOWN A RAKHI & director AVATAR KOULs film year 75or76.
I do not know anything about these things. But I will look them up. Thanks.
Carl’ these are greatest hindi cinema…. U can see with subtitles for sure… WIll be good exposure to the times and culture in India along the years… along with good cinema…
Do check out my list. Just Posted. 🙂
How could u 4get “ghayal” movie in 1990 which gave a national award 2 sunny deol…….
Thanks for pointing out, Naushad. Your suggestion is being incorporated. Thanks again.
That’s quite a list!
Thank you for coming by my blog today and introducing yourself! I think I will enjoy looking around here as well. All best to you as you collect great film and film followers!
Karthik Calling Karthik, My Name Is Khan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and ilk…are you kidding me!! Greatest movies??..where’s Black Friday?? Mumbai Meri Jaan?? first of all movies are not considered great by virtue of ‘Box office collections’..please rename the list to ‘High Grossers’ or something of that sort..you are doing a dis-service to sensible hindi cinema by publishing such a mis-leading list!!
I appreciate your views. Thanks for visiting and also sharing your piece of mind. Every individual has different perspective to see things. And must we accommodate all concerns and opinion. I shall make suitable changes, incorporating your choices also, in the list. Please also suggest further modifications, if you kindly wish. Thanks again. Regards.
Great work mate.but i think golmaal(2006) deserves a place in this list too
Thanks. Noted your suggestion. Will be done 🙂
well, Good Work for the Bollywood fans. The comments will be there and you r taking them in right spirit.
I want you to prepare database or list or something where in one can view year wise list of top ten movies yearwise since first talki relesed. With details like names of producer,director.leading cast,music director etc. such list is there in wikipedia but not complete………………….. Am i asking too much!
thank you very much. will not disappoint you… though it may take some time. thanks again.
How can you Forget JHANAK JHANAK PAYAL BAJE-a 1955 movie
Thanks 🙂 Will be inserted soon. Such honest observations help this play grow. Thank you once again. And please also point out if some more are missing. Regards.
Again ANDAZ APNA APNA -1994 deserves a place. it is a case study in the genere “senseless comedy” which believe me is a difficult genere to write.
Taken. Thank you. Keep Sharing.
Regards | Neeraj
i am a writer and i believe you have gone by BO performance..two good movies that come to my mind right now are SADMA(1983) and WOH SAAT DIN(1983). sadma has one of the finest ends ever in hindi cinema and “HDDC Sanam” is a remake of WSD and i still believe first part of WSD is better than HDDCS of Sanjay Bhansali…please include movies which didnt do well at BO but were good movies
Both the suggestions valid and incorporated. Thank you so much.
Regards | Neeraj
Dear Neeraj Ji,
Missing two films:
1997 – Dil To Pagal Hai
1999 – Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Oops!!! How could I miss Dil To Pagal Hai. Just yesterday I was singing ‘Koi Ladki Hai, Jab Wo Hansti Hai…’
Thank you Khan Saheb for pointing out. You suggestions are being inserted.
Thank you once again.
Regards | Neeraj Bhushan
thank you very much.
You forgot DOSTI (1964). A Hit movie with 7 or 8 national awards….
So nice of you to have pointed out. Thank you.
‘Dosti’ is now being inserted in the list.
Thanks again | Neeraj