There are movies, then there are movies that never go out of fashion. Doesn’t matter how many times you watch them, you will droll, cry, laugh, celebrate all over again and again eveytime you play any of these movies. So in an attempt to take you down the memory lane and re-introduce you to the best content that Bollywood has to offer, herein we take a trip to witness the best Bollywood movies of all times that you can watch again and again and again.
1. Action Replay
Action Replay may not have had a decent run at the big screen but all who have watched the movie will tell you the roller coaster ride of laughter it is. It takes you back in time, like really back, and has elements that we can relate to. Like lazy ass Bikhu or women struggling to cook (oops!!). Don’t know about you, but I would never get tired of watching the amazing adventure that Action Replay is.
2. Hum Sath Sath Hai
Never had a joint family experience? Watch Hum Sath Sath Hai over and over and over again to enjoy the vibe of togetherness. The Rom-com from the 90s brought its own flavour to the Bollywood and depicts what we are missing in our life. How many of you still live in a joint family I wonder.
3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Or aisi film bhi nhi baneyegi dobara. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is like a motivational video for every person struggling with life. Or accepting thrill from it. Or the once who have been planning a Goa trip and still can’t convince their friends. It happens with all of us!!! Besides exotic locations, the movie explains why life is not just about being in one place.
4. Hera Pheri
Hera Pheri is a synonym to comedy which makes it one of the best movies of Bollywood. Every time it’s on the TV, you just can’t stop yourself from giving it the attention it deserves. From babu bhaiya trying to find logic in everything to Akshay’s baap ko mat sikha dialogue, can a comedy movie get any better?
5. Golmaal – Fun Unlimited
Ooo aa, aeeee, ueee. Oh, these are words lucky have been trying to say only if you can understand. No? You Can’t? Well. of course you are not Madhav. Yet again one of the best Bollywood creations in the comedy genre, no other part of Golmaal comes closer to Golmaal fun unlimited.
Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan Massan needs an introduction for fewer people know about the endearing piece of art it is. The concept of the Bollywood movie reloves around pre-marital sexual relations and the stigma that surrounds the same. The movie in itself is so dramatically that you will invariably ask yourself, so what’s next?
Love yourself first. In all situations. No matter what you are dealing with. That’s what the naive Queen will teach you in the funniest way possible. You know that’s the beauty of the film, it gives you life lessons, that you wouldn’t expect from it but won’t regret having a piece.
8. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Lage Raho Munna Bhai is about grounded Munna Bhai who wasn’t so grounded (was rather a don) until he meets a radio jockey and falls in love with her. The portrayal spews one lesson I have personally learned from life; that love in itself can change you. And if falling in love? Why not watch it with the other half?
9. Jab We Met
A movie that makes you smile every time you watch it. A romantic comedy for the ages, Jab We Met, is undoubtedly the most re-watchable Bollywood movie ever made. From relationships to heartbreaks to running away and then back in a relationship. Watch it to get it.
The name says it all. Another fun and best Bollywood movie that takes us through the tale of four lifelong friends when they witness a car accident, and its aftermath. The chemistry between all the actors is pitch-perfect, and their comic timing is just unparalleled. Watch is with your squad and you have your Sunday sorted.
11. Jodha Akbar
Love knows no boundaries and Jodha Akbar explains it in the sweetest way possible. With Jodha Akbar, witness mutual respect and admiration between the duo who were married for political reasons. The movie carves the true definition of love.
Sholay is one of the most iconic, thus best Bollywood movies of all time. For the unknown, Sholay ran in the theaters for over five years and is among the highest grossers on the big screen. The Jai and Veeru bond in the movie is a sheer example of bro-mance and you can’t deny the fact.
13. Hum Aapke Hai Koun
Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, Hum Aapke Hai Koun became a standard for family dramas to come. The movie is about what’s truly falling in love, facing threats of a spilt and then bouncing back to emerge as together-forever. And yes, that gulel scene, still takes our heartbeat soaring.
14. Mr. India
Mogambo would be very khush to see this epic on the list just like we are. With a perfect blend of scientific magic, fun, suspense and sizzling dance scenes, one can never get tired of the movie. A super entertainer by Mr. Shekhar Kapur, Mr. India in real terms is a cult classic.
Rockstar still inspires us to chase our dreams no matter what the situation given. From its soul-churning songs to goosebumps giving scenes, Rockstar gives you all the rights to cry a river whenever you feel like.
16. Khilona Bana Khalnayak
If I will ever write a book on the scariest shit I have ever seen, Khilona Bana Khalnayak will be on the top of the list. Not because it is scary, but because it is weirdly scary (and still we love it).
Devadas can get too emotional at times giving you tears rolling down your cheeks every time he screams Pushpa. And are we complaining? Well, not a bit. Though you shouldn’t trace Devadas’s crooked steps whether falling in or out of love, however, you must absorb the real meaning of love.
18. Rang De Basanti
When Sue selects a few students to portray various Indian freedom fighters in her film, she unwillingly awakens their patriotism. And what next? A roller coaster ride of emotional and mental film-making that turns them into rebels for a cause. What cause? Watch it for yourself to reveal the same.
A cricket match and a naive team take on the well-dressed (even when they are playing cricket) Britishers for a cause. Lagaan is not just about a group of 11 trying to get away from Lagaan levied on them but also spews a lesson that your flaws are what that sets you apart.
20. Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur has its places on the best Bollywood movies of all time for all the mixed reasons. Produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap Gangs of Wassepyur unravels the gangster side of India in the most hilarious way possible. And though it’s a must-watch, howvere, not a family watch.
If I have to name a Bollywood movie I can watch 1,000 times, it would invariably be Barfi for its subtle portrayal that hits the right chords. Barfi (also in character) explains love in the most endearing way possible. It tells you that you can never be sure who you fall in love with and at that moment, nothing matters.
22. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Based on a true story Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tells you that success, though not promised, is certain for anyone who is done to work for it. And the same definition goes for Milkha Singh who conquered obstacles in order to become a world champion, Olympian and one of India’s most iconic athletes. A true inspiration.
23. The Lunchbox
An unlikely mistake by a tiffin carrier service results in a binge-watchable content. The Lunchbox revokes the real meaning of friendship while taking you back in time when love was over letters until technology made us impatient.
24. 3 Idiots
3 Idiots is an honour for the Indian cinema that it could buzz proudly about. A journey of two friends to find the third binds a series of instances that tell you that chasing what you love is the best thing you can do with your life.
Swadesh enjoys being the first Indian movie to be shot at the NASA research facility. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the movies is based upon the true life of a person who returns to his homeland to find his beloved nanny. And stays to help his village overcome miseries through technology.
Veteran filmmaker Guru Dutt both directed and acted in this cinematic masterpiece that portrays the life of a writer and his struggles to achieve his dreams. A 1957 film brought artists versed across niches – music, direction, acting – to explore the dangers of the commercial and selfish world to patronizing art as a trend.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan as his best, Deewar gave Amitabh Bachchan the tag of the angry young man of Bollywood. It is a story about two brothers who choose different ways to provide for the family. As one of the best Bollywood movies, Deewar and its adrenaline-pumping dialogues have eternally kept the audience hooked.
28. Amar Akbar Anthony
The flick is a must-watch for everyone promoting communal harmony. Amar Akbar Anthony is a movie about three brothers who were separated at birth and now practice different religions. Ofc, they meet at a point in life and put them in adventures before finally realising they are meant to be together.
29. Om Shanti Om
Watch it twice, thrice or no matter how many times, Om Shanti Om doesn’t get old. A debut that Deepika Padukone can flaunt, Om Shanti Om is a reincarnation story with the perfect blend of drama, comedy, love and action. Of course, it is a hit.
30. Hindi Medium
Hindi Medium brought the concept of making films around relatable concepts to Bollywood. And it’s arrival made all the right noises for its accurate portrayal of what’s wrong with the society. Besides Irfan Khan, Deepak Dobriyal will take you on a roller coaster ride of fun and lesson that might make you cry a river.
Bobby with itself brought its own niche to the Bollywood. In a nutshell, Bobby introduced us to teenage love between the poor and the rich. With debutantes Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, Booby catered marvelous acting in one of the most successful Bollywood films of all time.
A modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, Haider is a must-watch for two specific reasons. First, to understand what caused the disappearance of civilians amidst the insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995. And secondly, for Shahid’s exceptional acting in one of the best movies of Bollywood.
33. Munna Bhai MBBS
A film by Rajkumar Hirani, Munna Bhai MBBS is an antidote to boredom and content spewing life lessons that can only inspire. Munna Bhai MBBS is a story of a Gangster out to fulfill the dream of his mother who wants to see him as a doctor. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a doctor.
34. Manjhi The Mountain Man
Based on a true story, Manjhi in the most moving ways explains things that love can make us do. The movie is about Manjhi who cut away through the mountains to make hospital facilities easily accessible to his villages. He braved the mountains and every other hurdle for her wife that had died after slipping from the same mountain on her way to the hospital.
35. 102 Not Out
Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, 102 Not Out is the story about an aged father and son with the latter planning to send the former to an old age home after being confirmed that his boring persona will kill him before he can break the world of being the oldest man to walk the earth. Already explains a lot.
Paa is one movie that even Amitabh would cherish all his life. Loaded with lessons on life, Paa is a story of a physically challenged boy whose wit gets the best of people around him.
There are films that garner attention on the big screen but don’t stand the test of time and then there are those that flounder initially but acquire a cult following over a period of time. Pakeezah is among the same is a rewatchable again and again and again. The movies likely gained popularity after Meena Kumari’s death weeks after its release. That was the time people realised the cult classic it is.
38. Golmaal 1979
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji Golmaal is among the best light-hearted entertainer movies of all time. Golmaal in its time was not only famous for the accurate comic servings but also projected gripping screenplay by remarkable performers including Utpal Dutt, Amol Palekar, Dina Pathak and more.
39. Once Upon A Time In Mumbai
Set up in 1970, this story is about a gangster and a layman who wants to be a gangster. Both hungry for power romances with threats including police faceoffs, assassinations attempts and more. Besides, watch the movie for the beautiful chemistry between the aforementioned loves.
The year is 1971 when the Pakistani Army is at war with the Indian Soldiers. The story delivery the message of bravery wherein a mere 150 Indian soldiers lock horns with a large Pakistani strike force. The movie is a landmark in Hindi Cinema for its exceptional portrayal and dialogues that still give us an adrenaline rush.
41. Bajirao Mastani
Quoted as an epic, Bajirao Mastani is surely one of the best Bollywood movies of all time. The story plays around a married Hindu warrior and a Muslim queen that falls in love with each other irrespective of their religion. The world for sure was irked by the unusual chemistry and make their life worse until they lose to it.
Airlift is one of the moving films with a message of humanity intact. It is a brilliant and simple retelling of the evacuation of over 100,000 Indians from Kuwait after the onset of the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war. When you watch airlift you get a feeling that there is no special feeling than coming back to the comfort of a place you can call home.
43. Mary Kom
Hail the queen of boxing in a country where cricket is above every sport and is a religion in itself. Mary Kom is not just a film but respect for every person out there trying to do something worth with their life. It explains that each one of us can brave what scares us and come out victorious at the end. Also, watch it for the soothing locations it flaunts.
44. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Bored with life? And seeking inspiration to just run away from the woes of the same? Get yourself a CD of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and binge watch it. Literally, everything happens in YJHD from music, shaddi, travel and career and it can’t get any better. Also, call us when you try to sync Jumma Chumma de de.
Tamasha is yet another Ranbir and Deepika epic collab this time in Corsica. The concept is among the best Bollywood has ever produced with of course a touching life lesson that all teenagers need to learn. No questions why the Imtiaz Ali directional is sitting on my phone since forever.
An alien lands on the Earth. No, don’t run away it’s not as weird as Jaddu. PK is an innocent alien land on Earth but loses his communication device, which could take him back to his goal. His stay on the Earth inspires many thought-provoking questions.
K. Asif’s epic took more than a decade to make thanks to delays caused by the insurmountably grand vision of its maker. The cult romance made Rs. 6-crore on release, which when valued against today’s currency value stands a whopping Rs. 1,300-crore today. That must be all the reason to watch the story of Salim, an emperor’s son, who falls in love with a beautiful courtesan.
48. No Entry
This movie proves that if the story is good and the dialogues are funny, even bad acting can be ignored. The movie is embedded with enough suspense to keep you hooked. Moreover, we manage to laugh out loud every time we watch this movie, despite the performances by Fardeen Khan and Celina Jaitley.
49. Chachi 420
Chachi 420 is all about parenthood. The story revolves around a man who disguises himself as a woman to get a job as his own daughter’s caretaker. The movie is the roller coaster ride of emotions done right.
Words cannot describe the cult suspense thriller the movie is. It is one of those films where every detail lies there in front of you but they are subtle enough that you don’t notice them. And that’s what that makes it worth watching.
51. Go Goa Gone
When zombies invade a country that is often walked by bhoots and churails, blame it on the concept of globalization with enough wit and what you get is Go Goa Gone. One of the best Bollywood movies is surely a type of vacation we don’t need until you scoop and serve us the fun part of it.