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Top Hindi Movies 2001-2012 | Hindi Movies You Must Watch

Updated on July 16, 2013

There are many, many good films in Bollywood. A list compiled only with top hindi movies of all time will take much longer space. So, I have created a list of best movies from 2001 -12. There are great movies like Agneepath, Tare Jamin Par, Ghajani etc in this period.

Great Movies From 2001

Dil Chahta Hai

Aamir Khan, Saif Ali khan and Akshaye Khanna act as Akash, Sameer and Siddarth, three modern Indian youth. The film is about their relationship, friendship and coing of age. A smart and witty film- a must see.

Director: Farhan Akhtar

Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham

K3G is a film full of super stars: Amitabh Bachchan as the angry father, Joya Bachchan acting as his dominated wife, Saharukh Khan as the rebel son, Kajal his wife and Hrithik Roshan as the younger son and Kareena as his opposite and Kajal’s ultra modern sister. A family drama.

Director: Karan Johar

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

The film Gadar is a period piece. It is set in the time of partition of India when the truck driver Tara Singh ( Sunny Deol ) falls in love with an aristocratic muslim girl Sakina (Amisha Patel). His father Amrish Puri tried to snatch her from Sunny and the action begins.

The film is action packed and entertaining. The film was a smash hit.

Director: Anil Sharma


Bhuban (Aamir Khan) trains and leads a 19th century rural Indian villagers to form a cricket team and beat the British. Lagaan is a film with superb music of A.R.Rahman and great acting by all the crew.

One of the best all time hindi movies ever made.

Director: Asutosh Gowariker

Poster of Film Gadar

Best Bollywood Movies : 2002-03


Makdee is a children’s film which tells the story of two small girls and their encounter with a witch ( Shabana Azmi ).

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj


An police honest officer ( Ajoy Devgan) fights with corruption and mafias in Bihar. Gangajal is a very good action movie.

Director: Prakash Jha

Koi mil gaya

Koi Mil Gaya is a sci-fi film. Bolywood in sci-fi! The film shows the human bonding between a mentally crippled young man ( Hrithik Roshan ) and an Alien called Jadu. The film is beautified by the Himalayan scenes of Kasauli, Nainital and by the presence of Priety Zinta.

Director: Rakesh Roshan

Munnabhai MBBS

Munnabhai MBBS is a great film to watch. It is a comedy where Munnabhai (Sanjoy Dutta) teaches us and the medical persons about the importance of love and warmth above everything else.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

A Song from Gangajal

Munnabhai MBBS

Best of Bollywood : 2004-05


Maqbool based on Shakespeare’s great tragedy Macbeth. Superb acting by Irfan Khan. Warning: No so called big stars. But it is one of the must watch hindi movies of all time.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj


Veer Zaara

Veer Zaara romantic film where the love between an Indian air force pilot (Saharukh Khan) and a Pakistani girl (Pritey Zinta) is disturbed by the conflict between India and Pakistan. A very good hindi movie to watch.

Director: Yash Chopra

Main Hoon Na



Sarkar is a bolywood version of Godfather. This film is famous for great acting by Amitabh Bachhan assisted well by his son, Avishek.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma


In this film a boy who cannot talk and lives in a remote village but plays cricket well, wins at last after overcoming all the difficulties. Watch the acting of the unknown boy Shreyas Talpade! Awesome!

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor

Best Hindi films of 2006


Omkara is a bolywood Othelo. It is a multi starrer film acted by Ajoy Debgan, Saif Ali Khan, Bibek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Bashu and Naseeruddin Shah.

USP of this film is Saif Ali Khan’s acting as Langda Tyagi and the song “beedi jalaile”.

Rang de Basanti

This Amir Khan starrer film shows a group of Delhi youths who decides to avenge their friends death by attacking the corrupt system. This is a controversial film.

Director: Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra.

Kabhi alvida naa kehna

This is a movie has multiple stares like Saharukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Amitabh and Abhishek Bacchan. This film is a romantic film and is about marital relationships.

Director: Karan Johar

Maalamal Weekly

This is a superb comedy film without any big stares. Paresh Rawal in lead roll is supported by a bunch of funny characters. No bolywood style lampooning, it is pure fun.

Director: Priyadarshan


Amitabh Bachhan acts as an old father who is being ignored by the sons. It is a touching film about family values and father son relationships.

Director: Ravi Chopra

Lage raho Munna bhai

Munna bhai Sanjoy Dutta is now a Gandhian in this film. He forsakes “Gundagiri” to embrace “Gandhigiri”. It is a film which left a deep impact on Indian society.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Top Hindi movis of 2007-08

Taare zameen par

Tare Zameen Par is a great film about a dyslexic child. The film is directed by the great hero Aamir Khan who is also in a leading roll.

Director: Aamir Khan

Chak de India

A film of Saharukh Khan in which an Indian Ladies Hockey Team wins the world cup against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin

A Wednesday

A common middle class man Naseeruddin Shaha fights against terrorism in the style of the terrorists. It is a smart thriller.

Director: Neeraj Pandey


Ghajini is an Aamir Khan film. Aamir lost his long term memory but still he tries to remember, find out and kill the criminals who have killed his lady love.

Director: A. R. Murugadoss

Best of 2009-10

3 Idiots

Three Idiots is a great film of Aamir Khan. This film criticizes our education system. It is a hilarious movie with one after another unexpected plot turns and twists. It will be on the high up in the list of must watch hindi movies.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Once upon a time in Mumbai

It is a film of underworld and gang war based on 1980s Mumbai. This film is actually based on the rise of Dawood Ibrahim. The film is starred by Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi.

Director: Milan Lutharia

Peepli Live

Peepli Live is a smart low budget modern film. This is a comic film which laughs at Indian media and politicians.

Director: Anusha Rizvi

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai : YouTube Video

Must Watch Hindi Movies 2011-12

The Dirty Picture

The film Dirty Picture is inspired by the life story of South adult B grade film heroin Silk Smitha. This film is dominated by the beautiful Vidya Balan.

Director: Milan Lutharia



It is a remake of Amitabh Bachhan starrer Agneepath. It is a Hrithik Roshan film of revenge and violence. It is one of the best hindi movies of 2012. The villain character is superbly played by gorgeous Sanjoy Dutta.

Director: Karan Malhotra


Kahani is thriller film which is based on Kolkata. The film is starred by Vidya Balan. The villain character Bob Biswas (Saswata Chatterjee) is a memorable one.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh


A comic action film of Salman Khan. A film of pure action and entertainment.

director: Abhinov Singh Kasayap


One of the best films of the decade Bodyguard is a smash hit. this is also a Salman Khan movie.

Director: Siddique

Trailer of Agneepath

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Yes, I know that some of the readers will wanted to add some more films which were famous too in this time period. Some may also want to subtract some names from the top hindi movies.

For the sake of brevity I could not enlist all the good movies of this time. Some good movies like Company, Main Hoon Naa, Jodha Akbar etc were not in this list for the same reason.


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    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      I also hate those songs which stops the story after every 10 minute. No one goes to watch a series of music videos in a cinema hall. But, strangely enough, the Indian film makers have a misconception that Indian viewers like to enjoy a truckload of songs in a film @Carl8033.

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      Carl Junior 

      6 years ago

      You really have great knowledge when it comes to movies, but as much as I love some Indian movies, I really don't like watching some due to the fact that they usually sing for close to an hour in each movie, which leaves you wondering if they are there to sing or shoot a movie lol. Why do you think they have to sing in their movies?

    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from India

      Thanks man @sheoranpradeep472

    • sheoranpradeep472 profile image


      7 years ago from india

      wow....u rockz buddy....


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