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Top 10 bollywood movies of all time

Updated on December 27, 2013

Top 10 bollywood movies of all time

Bollywood is the name of mainstream Indian Hindi cinema. From the first movie "Raja Harishchandra" in 1913, it has produced thousands of movies in its history of almost 100 years. It annually produces more movies than any other film industries in the world. India have also got many regional cinema industries like tollywood in south India, Bengali cinema and Marathi film industries but when it comes to putting a name to Indian film industry then Bollywood is the name. Bollywood movies are not only watched in Indian subcontinent but also admired around the world. Its one of the highest viewed cinema in the world.

Although in its life span of around 100 years it have produced countless super blockbuster, I will list here Top 10 blockbuster of all times. The list below will take various factors in ranking these movies which will include quality, box office performances, subjects, viewership and critics reviews. There are possibilities that this list may differ from your own list, I will be more than happy to change my list if you can provide your rankings in the comment box below with the appropriate reasons. So here goes the list..


1. Sholay (1975)

This is probably one of the movie which is the safest bet to put into any one's all time favourite list. The film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by G.P. Sippy became a new milestone in the Hindi film industry. Ironically when this was released in 1975, it didn't get critic's nod initially. It build up on the mouth to mouth reviews and soon it was a super duper hit. The power pack star cast comprising Amitabh Bachhan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev kumar and Amzad khan made this movie an all time blockbuster. The caracters like Jai, veeru, Thakur, Gabbar, Basanti casted a long time impression on everyone's mind. It was awarded the title of "Movie of millennium" by BBC.

Guide 1965
Guide 1965

2. Guide (1965)

Directed by Vijay Anand and produced and acted by Dev anand, this movie released in Feb 1965 and became one of the all time super hit and critically acclaimed movie of Indian Cinema. This movie is also known for having wonderful music and song composed by great S.D. Burman. Decorated by best acting performance from Dev Anand and Wahida Rehman along with the story from awarded novel 'The Guide' by R. K. Narayan, it received 7 filmfare awards.

Mother India
Mother India

3. Mother India (1957)

Released in 1957 starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rejendra Kumar and Raj kumar, it was one of the most critically acclaimed movie of that time. It was also nominated for the Oscar award for the best movie in foreign language. It is also often remembered for the brilliant act by Nargis who played the role of mother of Sunil Dutt. The pair went on to get married later.


4. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

Released in 1960, this movie went to became a masterpiece of Indian Cinema. It was produced by K. Asif and it took more than 15 years to get completed. Starring great Dilip kumar, most beautiful Indian actress Madhubala and Prithivi Raj Kapoor, it went to become the most beautiful love story and royal drama in Indian film industry. The song 'Jab pyar kiya to darna kya' is one of the most loved song of Indian Cinema.


5. Dilwale Dulhaniyaa Le Jaayenge DDLJ (1995)

DDLJ released in 1995 also marked an era in Indian cinema when it started to look seriously one section of its viewer which was global Indian audience. Shot extensively in London and Europe this went to become the highest grosser at that time. It is still running non stop in one of the Mumbai theatre and broke the record of Sholay for most consecutive weeks run in any theatre. It also started the era of young director like Aditya chopra, Karan Johar and so on. Any list for all time favourite Hindi movie is incomplete without this movie in the list .


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      zaki 2 years ago

      10 movies of Indian Cinema broke all the records in my opinion are :

      1. Ganga Jamuna

      2. Mughal-E-Azam

      3. Mother India

      4. Pakeezah

      5. Sholay

      6. Deewar

      7. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

      8. Hum Aapke Hai Koun

      9. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

      10. P.K.

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      chandan kumar 2 years ago

      someone is ok,but maximum is bullshit,

      perfect list is


      (2)mother india

      (3)do bigha zameen









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      khurshid alam 3 years ago




      4 3idiot



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      PRIYA 3 years ago


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      DEVANSH DUTT 3 years ago

      Gangs of wasseypur is one of the best

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      darwesh 4 years ago

      gajini is my best

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      Jaga 4 years ago


      2.chenai express



      5.hum apke hai kaun

      6.kabhi khusi kabhi gum



      9.Tare Jameen per

      10.kuch kuch Hota he

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      venkatesh 4 years ago

      top 10 best movies of bollywod are

      1) sholay

      2) deewar

      3) mother india

      4) lagaan

      5) mughl e azam

      6) awara

      7) guide

      8) kabhi kushi kabhi gham

      9) amar akbar antony

      10) dilwale dulaniya le jayege

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      shobby 4 years ago

      ddlj best movie

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      shobby 4 years ago

      ddlj best movie

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      rajveer singh 4 years ago

      Sahazade wathing move

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      rajveer singh 4 years ago

      Sahazade wathing move

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      karan patil 4 years ago

      sholay hum apake hi koon madar india ddlj mugale azam

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      sunny 4 years ago

      i think "amar prem" is best movie ever

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      suyash 4 years ago

      nice movie awsum

      must watch for everyone

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      shahab 4 years ago

      1 DDLJ

      2 3 ediots

      3 sholey

      4 devdas

      5 sooryavanshm

      6 veer zaara

      7 dabbang

      8 ghulam

      9 dial to pagal hey

      10 kuch much hot a hy

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      Uttar kumar 4 years ago

      1. sholay 2.mughal-e-azam 3. ankhen(1968) 4.mother india 5. mera gaon mera desh 6. deewar maine pyar kiya 7. hum apke hain kaun 8. dilwale dulhaniya le jayenge 9. gadar 10. kranti

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      sunny 4 years ago


      2-Kabhi Khushi K G

      3-Kuch Kuch Hota Hai...

      4-Jab Tak Hai Jaan

      5-Yeer Zara

      6-Dil Toh Pagal Hai...

      7-3 Idiots

      8-Rang de Bassssanti

      9-D0n 2

      10-Kaal Hoooo Naaaa Hoooo

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      4 years ago

      mothar india mogle azam lagaan chak de india ddlj deewar mene piyar kiya

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      Binyamin khan 4 years ago



      3.Jab tak hai jaan

      4.Om shanti om


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      yameen alvi 4 years ago

      1 ek tha tiger

      2 bodyguard

      3 dabangg

      4 ready

      5 wanted

      6 no entry

      7 hum sath sath hai

      8 bivi no. 1

      9 hum aapke hai koun...!

      10 maine pyar kiya

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      PRADIP 5 years ago

      top ten all time







      7.DHOOM 2

      8.3 IDIOT



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      abdurrahman 5 years ago

      1 sholay

      2 ddlj

      3 devdas 2002

      4 dil to pagal hai

      5 hum ap ki hai kun

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      Izhar ahmad 5 years ago

      1. sholey

      2. Mughal-e-Azam

      3. Naya Daur

      4. Maine pyar kiya

      5. DDLJ

      6. Hum aapke hain kaun

      7. 3Idiots

      8. Dabang

      9. Bodyguard

      10. Ek tha tiger

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      sreeja 5 years ago

      I think 3idiot is best of them plz sumit this

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      Jeddah 5 years ago


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      kandarp 5 years ago

      apko 3 idiot ko add karana tha kyuki ussase acchi flim koi ho hi nahi sajati

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      verrt12385 5 years ago

      really its like this

      1.Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

      2.Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

      3.Kal Ho Na Ho

      4.Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

      5.Dil To Pagal Hai

      6.Chak De India

      7.Main Hoon Na

      8.Veer Zaara


      10.Om Shanti Om/Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

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      vipul459 5 years ago

      1.Sholay(1975)2.Mughal-e-azam(1960)3.Mother India(1957)4.Lagaan 5.Devdas(1955)6 ANGOOR 7 AGNEEPATH (BACCHAN) 8 MASHAAL 9 3 IDOTS 10 DON (BACCHAN) ARE BETTER MOVIES IN HINDI CINEMA

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      jayant(jai) 5 years ago

      i think 3 idiot is best movie in the bollywood history.

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      Pintu Kumar Jangir 5 years ago

      The ' GUIDE ' movie is the better movie in all time of Bollywood than other movie. Guide movie is number one movie in hindi cinema and than after the second movie is sholey

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      MAHESH JAGDALE 5 years ago


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      Priyank 5 years ago

      I think Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

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      ab 5 years ago

      1. andaz apna apna

      2.deewana mastana jeeta wahi sikandar


      5.sahib biwi aur gangster

      6.jhonny gaddar

      7.barah aana

      8.socha na tha

      9.the emotional atyachar and white

      11.vicky donor

      12.kal ho na ho

      13. anand

      14.omkara dooni char

      16.khosla ka ghosla


      18.wake up sid

      19.ek hasina thi

      20.kuch kuch hota hai

      21.dil chatha hai

      22.shor in the city


      24.paan singh tomar

      25.bubble gum


      27.pyar ke side effects

      28.hum apke hai kaun



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      ab 5 years ago

      1. andaz apna apna

      2.deewana mastana jeeta wahi sikandar


      5.sahib biwi aur gangster

      6.jhonny gaddar

      7.barah aana

      8.socha na tha

      9.the emotional atyachar and white

      11.vicky donor

      12.kal ho na ho dooni char


      15.wake up sid

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      ab 5 years ago

      1. andaz apna apna

      2.deewana mastana jeeta wahi sikandar


      5.sahib biwi aur gangster

      6.jhonny gaddar

      7.barah aana

      8.socha na tha

      9.the emotional atyachar and white

      11.vicky donor

      12.kal ho na ho

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      SHRIDHAR SINGH RAUTHAN 5 years ago

      1. SHOLAY

      2. GUIDE



      5. LAGAAN

      6. DDLJ

      7. DEEWAR 1975


      9. IQBAL

      10. A WEDNESDAY

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      Devin 5 years ago

      I luv these films..(1).3 idiots..(2)..Mohabbatein..(3)..I Hate Luv Storys..(4)..Anjaana Anjaani..(5)..Om Shanti Om..(6)..Jaane tu ya Jaane na...(7)..Iqbal..(8)..RockStar...(9)...Ghajini...(10)...Jannatt...

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      Akash muthe 5 years ago

      1. Kuch kuch hota hai

      2. Kabhi khushi kabhi gham

      3. DDLJ

      4. Veer jara

      5. Main hoon na

      6. Don


      8. Don 2

      9. Rab na bana di jodi

      10. Dil to pagal hai

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      vishal raj 5 years ago

      i think ddlj

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      sanjay 5 years ago


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      champak chakraborty 5 years ago

      1. Kuch kuch Hota Hi 2.DDLJ 3.Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 4.kabhi Kushi Kabi Gam 5. Mahabatein 6. Vhiva 7.Hum Aap Ke He Koun 8. 3Idots 9. Bodygurd 10.Gajane

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      ujjalsen 5 years ago from Kolkata

      Very good list, but I think no. 10 should be 3 Idiots.

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      sipra 5 years ago

      this is my list





      5.3 IDIOTS



      8.OM SHANTI OM



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      aniket 5 years ago

      sunny ki gaddar kaha gyi

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      M. 5 years ago


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      singh 5 years ago

      this is my list

      1-3 idiots

      2-ra one




      6-om shanti om



      9-my name is khan


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      Shaikh Russel 5 years ago

      I think



      3.Mother India(1957)

      4.Hum Aapke Hai Koun!(1994)

      5.Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge(1995)

      6.Lagaan - Once Upon A Time In India(2001)





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      utpal 5 years ago

      i think tazab is one of best movie

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      woow 5 years ago

      woow what a joke,

      this is real list ok

      1- mughul-e-azam

      2-devdas- dilip


      4-hum apke hain kaun

      5-ganga jamna dilip

      6-dilwali dulhanea lya jaynge

      7-mother india


      9-hum dil dea chuke sanam

      10- andazz- dilip

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      surendre suren 5 years ago

      i like

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      Khushvir Singh 6 years ago

      pawan khandelwal actually unka birh hi 1923 me hua tha how could they show u top 10 movies frm 1913 2 2011....u should say frm date when he joined bollywood and dat is obvious he would have joined bollywood after independence of INDIA nd i think dat he had joined bollywood as seeing upward his film in 1957

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      redtube 6 years ago

      very bad movie of alltime

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      kobirajon 6 years ago


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      pawan khandelwal 6 years ago

      aap 1913 se lekar 2011 tak ki sabse top,sabse suparhit movies top ten mei dikhayen

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      Pawan 6 years ago

      All the movies are just 4 time pas instead of devdaas. .

      Aish nd sha wow

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      JP 6 years ago

      The list looks nice. 2-3 of these are my all time favorites too.


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      Baikunta 6 years ago

      My List as Follows:---

      1)Do Aankhen Barah Haath - 1957

      2)Pyaasa - 1957

      3)Lagaan - 2001

      4)Mr. and Mrs. Iyer - 2002

      5)Satya - 1998

      6)Jagte Raho - 1956

      7)Do Bigha Zamin - 1953

      8)A Wednesday - 2008

      9)Nishant - 1975

      10)Swades - 2004

      11)Sparsh - 1980

      12)Gulaal - 2009

      13)Mughal-e-Azam - 1960

      14)Rang De Basanti - 2006

      15)Zakhm - 1998