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1. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 26,080

2. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 49,436

3. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 325,353 | Gross: $6.53M

4. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 5,026

5. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 98,510 | Gross: $6.74M

6. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 70,986 | Gross: $20.19M

7. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 68,492 | Gross: $8.18M

8. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 157,481 | Gross: $1.22M

9. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 95,365 | Gross: $4.02M

10. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 100,648 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 142,700 | Gross: $12.39M

12. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 58,131 | Gross: $1.43M

13. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 8,147

14. Dosti (1964)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Votes: 1,415

15. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist creates a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to switch sides.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 24,190 | Gross: $4.37M

16. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 153,243 | Gross: $10.62M

17. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Akhilendra Mishra

Votes: 14,023

18. Don (1978)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

Director: Chandra Barot | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Votes: 10,763

19. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khote

Votes: 6,881 | Gross: $0.16M

20. Anniyan (2005)

Not Rated | 181 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 13,313

21. Haider (2014)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 48,457 | Gross: $0.90M

22. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh, Ram Kapoor

Votes: 40,788 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt

Votes: 70,231

24. Carry On, Munna Bhai (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani

Votes: 41,154 | Gross: $2.22M

25. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 106,893 | Gross: $2.20M

26. Neerja (2016)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Director: Ram Madhvani | Stars: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku, Abrar Zahoor

Votes: 19,905 | Gross: $1.54M

27. Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013)

159 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An exuberant and evocative family drama, that primarily revolves around the close bond between two brothers with radically different personalities, highlighting the complex process of choosing an ideal life partner for each of them.

Director: Srikanth Addala | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Prakash Raj

Votes: 5,052

28. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 16,855

29. 24 (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menon, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 15,689

30. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama, History

An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi

Votes: 30,208 | Gross: $6.56M

31. 1 - Nenokkadine (2014)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Thriller

A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon, Nassar, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 42,271

32. Upkar (1967)

175 min | Drama, Romance, War

Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 511

33. Airlift (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Director: Raja Menon | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 51,095

34. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 58,255 | Gross: $1.63M

35. Amar, Akbar and Anthony (1977)

Not Rated | 184 min | Action, Drama, Family

Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 6,749

36. Roja (1992)

137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 11,135

37. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Poonam Sinha

Votes: 28,618 | Gross: $3.44M

38. Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Kathir

Votes: 22,804

39. The Wall (1975)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vijay struggles as a dockworker and eventually becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother Ravi is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi

Votes: 9,671

40. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 55,251 | Gross: $1.04M

41. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 70,734 | Gross: $1.11M

42. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The scion of a wealthy landowner family turns to alcohol and self-pity and slowly self-destructs after class differences force him to break off his relationship with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal

Votes: 1,619

43. Srimanthudu (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama

Harsha, a multi-millionaire who has everything, still feels that there is something missing in his life. In an attempt to fill the void, he adopts a village to bring change in the people.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj

Votes: 10,697

44. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Arjun Reddy, a short tempered house surgeon gets used to drugs and drinks when his girlfriend is forced to marry another person.

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga | Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Jia Sharma, Kanchana

Votes: 19,139

45. Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 47,206 | Gross: $2.92M

46. Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Thriller