Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

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In this article Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time, we tried to include more than 20 Hindi movies based on the critics rating and commercial success at the box office.

Bollywood History

The name Bollywood is given to the Bombay Film Industry similar to Hollywood in California. Bollywood started making films as old as 1910. Before the independence, Bollywood was established in Bombay and Lahore (Called as Lollywood these days) producing Hindi and Urdu films. Ever Since Independence, Bollywood is mainly positioned in Mumbai(Bombay) and produces Hindi Films. Bollywood is producing more than 120 movies a year and is probably the second biggest film industry after Hollywood both in terms of the number of films and the box office collections.

Over the last 100 years, Bollywood has produced more than 8,000 movies and a number of excellent Movies among these. We try to put here the Top Bollywood Movies of all time based on the critical reviews and the commercial success of the movies. You may observe that most of the jewels from old age missing in the list, as the major commercial success of Bollywood started from the 1970s. We will be putting another list of Top Bollywood Movies purely based on Critics Rating.

List of Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

Mother India(1957)

mother india - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Mother India – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production company Mehboob Productions‎
CastNargis,
Sunil Dutt,
Rajendra Kumar,
Raaj Kumar,
Kanhaiyalal
MusicNaushad
CinematographyFaredoon A. Irani
ProducerMehboob Khan
Written and Directed byMehboob Khan
Release Date25 October 1957

Mother India is one of the best movies ever. The story, direction, acting, songs and picturization and depiction of Indian village is incomparable.

This movie is about Radha (Nargis) a poor woman who gets married to Shyam (Raaj Kumar) a farmer spending their lives in harmony. Radha’s mother in law borrows money from a local money-lender named Sukhilal(Kanhaiyalal) & asks her to sign a document. After this, the story is all about how she struggles and how she faces the problems.

Mughal-E-Azam(1960)

Mughal-E-Azam - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Mughal-E-Azam – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companySterling Investment Corporation
CastPrithviraj Kapoor,
Dilip Kumar,
Madhubala,
Durga Khote
MusicNaushad
CinematographyR. D. Mathur
ProducerShapoorji Pallonji
Written and Directed byK. Asif
Release DateAugust 5, 1960

Mughal-E- Azam is a first Indian epic historical drama movie & also one of the best movies of all time.

Mughal-E-Azam is a story from the golden history from the land of Emperor Akbar. The story is based on Salim & Anarkali love story showing how Salim fight against his after to defend his love.

 

Anand (1971)

Anand - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Anand – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyDigital Entertainment Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
CastRajesh Khanna,
Amitabh Bachchan,
Sumita Sanyal
MusicSalil Chowdhury
CinematographyJaywant Pathare
ProducerHrishikesh Mukherjee, N.C. Sippy
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Release DateMarch 12, 1971

Anand another well know movies from  1971, featuring Rajesh Khanna & Amitabh Bachchan that makes the movie worth watching. Rajesh Khanna & Amitabh Bachchan’s combination created a benchmark for all the actors in that ever. Watching this movie still gives tears & especially Amitabh’s acting.

This movie was & still is one of the best Drama movies of all time. Another big reason for this movie to become the great hit was because of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s amazing direction & production.

Sholay(1975)

Sholay - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Sholay – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyUnited Producers, Sippy Films
CastDharmendra,
Sanjeev Kumar,
Hema Malini,
Amitabh Bachchan
MusicR. D. Burman
CinematographyDwarka Divecha
ProducerG. P. Sippy
 Directed byRamesh Sippy
Release Date15 August 1975

Sholay is one of the best Classic movies ever seen. Sholay is a 1975 best action-adventure movie with best storyline and dialogs. The great legends Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan’s combination created a benchmark for all the actors in that ever. Watching this movie still gives goosebumps & especially villain Gabber Singh acting and Dialogues.

The movie about two best friends, they both are criminals. they were hired by the retired police officer to capture the ruthless Gabber Singh.

Deewaar(1975)

Deewaar - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Deewaar – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyTrimurti Films Pvt. Ltd
CastShashi Kapoor,
Amitabh Bachchan,
Nirupa Roy,
Parveen Babi,
Neetu Singh
MusicRahul Dev Burman
CinematographyKay Gee
ProducerGulshan Rai
Directed byYash Chopra
Release Date24 January 1975

Deewaar is a 1975 crime drama movie and is a story of two brothers, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shashi Kapoor), who follows the different career paths. Vijay is a Smuggler and Ravi is the policeman, who is asked to hunt Vijay down. This movie is the most powerful movie with one of the best Screenplay and power packed performance.

This movie was well known for the dialogs & the story about two brother that makes everyone emotional.

Gol Maal (1979)

Gol Maal - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Gol Maal – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Story byShailesh Dey
CastAmol Palekar,
Utpal Dutt,
Bindiya Goswami,
Manju Singh,
David
MusicR.D. Burman
CinematographyJaywant Pathare
ProducerN.C Sippy
Written and Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Release Date20 April 1979

Gol Mal is a 1979 comedy movie that has won several awards and was praised by critics. It was the highest grossing Hindi movie of 1979.

The story is about Ram Prasad (Amol Palekar) a graduate looking for a job. Ram and his sister(Manju Singh) have no relatives except Dr. Kedar(David). One day Dr.kedar tells him about Bavani Shanker’s (Utpal Dutt) firm known as Urmila Traders Ramprasad is shown to possess many qualities. Being talented in many fields Shankar’s decides to offer him a job.

Shanker is shown as a person who follows traditional values & hates youth wearing modern clothes. One day Bhavani catch Ram redhanded plays Hockey & also his lies about having a twin.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Written byNasir Hussain, Mansoor Khan
CastAamir Khan,
Ayesha Jhulka,
Deepak Tijori,
Mamik Singh,
Pooja Bedi
MusicJatin-Lalit
CinematographyNajeeb Khan
ProducerNasir Hussain
 Directed byMansoor Khan
Release Date22 May 1992

One of the known and famous movies among the youth, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was released in 1992. This movie is a sports drama movie & has won two Filmfare Awards, including Best Film. This movie became a trendsetter and inspired many movies like the Telugu movie Thammudu (1999), the Tamil movie Badri (2001).

Sanjay(Aamir Khan) and Ratan(Mamik Singh) are poor local kids in Dehradun always dreaming about being rich and famous. This movie is about two brother one of which tries to fight to get it & other who is a laidback personality. Later we see how Ratan insure himself with an unfortunate accident & to take revenge for his brother Sanjay decided to participate in the inter-collegiate bicycle race.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995)

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyYash Raj Films
CastShah Rukh Khan,
Kajol
MusicJatin–Lalit
CinematographyManmohan Singh
ProducerYash Chopra
 Directed byAditya Chopra
Release Date20 October 1995

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a 1995  romance movie. & is one of the best romantic movies of all time. DDLJ is the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time, and one of the most successful Indian movies in history.

The movie is shot in Europe showing how Raju(Shah Rukh Khan ) and Simran(Kajol) fall in love. This movie is a journey about Raju struggling to get his love.

Devdas(2002)

Devdas - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Devdas – Top 20 Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyMega Bollywood Pvt.Ltd, Red Chillies Entertainment
CastShah Rukh Khan,
Madhuri Dixit,
Aishwarya Rai,
Jackie Shroff
MusicIsmail Darbar
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
ProducerBharat Shah, Red Chillies Entertainment
 Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Release Date12 July 2002

Devdas is a 2002 romantic drama movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This movie is based on a true story from 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Devdas. Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever, produced with a  movie budget 50crores.

Devdas is one of the best Bollywood movie ever made. It’s really fabulous no one can imagine the acting skills and struggles of Shah Rukh Khan behind this movie. This movie has made its mark to shot the most expensive dance sense in one-shot featuring Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the song ‘Dola Re’.

Devdas’s(Shah Rukh Khan) father is a multi-millionaire Zamindar. After completing 10 years of the study Devdas returns from London to marry his childhood friend Parvathi(Aishwarya Rai) who happens to be a lower-caste girl. Because of some conflict, Parvati gets married to someone else that breaks Devdas heart  & make it habituated to alcohol.

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

Munna Bhai MBBS - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Munna Bhai MBBS – Top 20 Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyVinod Chopra Productions, Entertainment One
CastSanjay Dutt,
Gracy Singh,
Arshad Warsi,
Sunil Dutt,
Jimmy Sheirgill,
Boman Irani
MusicSongs: Anu Malik Background

Score: Sanjay Wandrekar

CinematographyBinod Pradhan
ProducerVidhu Vinod Chopra
Written and Directed byRajkumar Hirani
Release Date19 December 2003

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is a 2003 Hindi comedy-drama movie & has won 2004 National Film Award for Best Popular Film, and several Filmfare awards, including the Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. This movie has achieved Silver Jubilee status & made their name in the category.

Murali Prasad Sharma(Sanjay Dutt) is a local rowdy in Mumbai popularly known as ”Munna Bhai” who has been lying to his parents all these years about him being a doctor. One day his parents visit him, he has his home turned into a hospital. Later we see his father(Sunil Dutt) meet his old friend Doctor Rustana(Boman Irani) & decided that Munna marry her daughter Chinki(Gracy Singh).

After knowing Munna’s facts Dr. Rustana insults Munna and his father. To take revenge, Munna Bhai decides to become a doctor and marry Dr. Rustans, the daughter.

Swades (2004)

Swades - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Swades – Top Bollywood Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAshutosh Gowariker Productions
CastShah Rukh Khan,
Gayatri Joshi,
Kishori Ballal
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographyMahesh Aney
ProducerAshutosh Gowariker, Ronnie Screwvala
Written and Directed byAshutosh Gowariker
Release Date17 December 2004

Swades was released in 2004 & is one of the known Indian drama movies, This movie is based on the real-life story of a Non-resident Indian man who returns to his village. Inspired by a Kannada movie “Chigurida Kanasu” this movie becomes a cult classic. Shah Rukh Khan’s character as Mohan Bhargava was praised by everyone and is considered as the best character after Devdas.

Mohan Bhargava(Shah Rukh Khan) is a NASA scientist, who returns India to take back an elderly woman (Kaveriamma) who helped him grew up. Mohan did discover and realizes more about Indian origins. He begins and successfully completes a project of providing electricity to the village. Mohan falls in love with Gita(Gayatri Joshi), a school teacher, who stays with Kaveriamma. His realizes the importance of staying in India with her and after one trip decides to stay forever in India.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Rang De Basanti - Top 20 Hindi Movie of All Time
Rang De Basanti – Top Bollywood Hindi Movie of All Time

 

Production companyRakeysh Omprakash, Mehra Pictures
CastAamir Khan,
Siddharth,
Atul Kulkarni,
Kunal Kapoor,
Sharman Joshi,
Alice Patten,
Soha Ali Khan,
R. Madhavan
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
ProducerRakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ronnie Screwvala
Written and Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Release Date26 January 2006

Ranga De Basanthi is one of the remarkable Hindi drama movies. Ranga De Basanthi means ” Paint me with the colors of spring”. After release, the movie broke all opening box office records & made his mark in the history This movie received good reviews and was praised for strong screenplay and dialogues.

A UK graduate(sue), Sue(Alice Patten) comes to India to make a movie on Indian freedom fighters. To complete the project she takes help from her friend Sonia(Soha Ali Khan) who introduces her to Dj Singh(Aamir Khan), Karan(Siddharth), Aslam(Kunal Kapoor), Sukhi(Sharman Joshi) and their head Sonia’s husband Ajay Rathod(R Madhavan). They always get in trouble with a political member Laxman(Atul Kulkarni) who opposes their western culture. After many auditions, Sue decides to caste Sonia and his friend’s in her movie.

The movie takes a turn after Ajay death in the plane crash. The minister declares him as a negligence pilot & listening to this Sonia his friends decide to fight for justice.

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Taare Zameen Par - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Taare Zameen Par – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAamir Khan Productions
CastDarsheel Safary,
Aamir Khan,
Tisca Chopra,
Vipin Sharma,
Sachet Engineer
MusicShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
CinematographySetu (Satyajit)
ProducerAamir Khan
 Directed byAamir Khan
Release Date21 December 2007

Taare Zameen Par is an Indian drama movie & has received numerous awards, including the “Filmfare Award: for Best Film for 2008 and the 2008 National Film Award for “Best Film” on Family Welfare. This movie story touched really every bottom of the heart.

The movie based on the life of Ishaan, an 8-year-old child(Darsheel Safary) who is suffering from Autism. Ishant’s art teacher, Nikumbh(Aamir Khan) suspects his problem and help him develop well in Academics.

Barfi!(2012)

Barfi - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Barfi – Top Bollywood Hindi movies of All Time

 

Production companyIshana Movies
CastRanbir Kapoor,
Priyanka Chopra,
Ileana D’Cruz,
Ashish Vidyarthi
MusicPritam
CinematographyRavi Varman
Produced byRonnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
 Directed byAnurag Basu
Release Date14 September 2012

Barfi is a Hindi comedy-drama movie releasing in 2012. This movie is a box office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2012 in India and overseas. Barfi was India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the “85th Academy Awards”. Barfi movie won several awards and nominations at various award ceremonies across India.

The movie was based on the story of  A deaf Nepali boy Murphy(Ranbir Kapoor) his relationships with two women, Shruti(Ileana D’Cruz) and Jhilmil(Priyanka Chopra).

3 Idiots(2009)

3 Idiots - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
3 Idiots – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyVinod Chopra Films
CastAamir Khan,
R. Madhavan Sharman,
Joshi,
Kareena Kapoor,
Boman Irani,
Omi Vaidya
MusicOriginal Songs: Shantanu Moitra Background Score: Sanjay Wandrekar Atul Raninga Shantanu Moitra
CinematographyC. K. Muraleedharan
ProducerVidhu Vinod Chopra
Written and Directed byRajkumar Hirani
Release Date25 December 2009

3 Idiots are one of the best movies of all time, inspiring Indian youth. This movie gained the highest-grossing in the first week & also became one of the few Indian movies to be successful in East Asian markets. Crossed the worldwide gross to ₹500 crore making it one of the highest-grossing Indian movie of all time.

This movie is about 3 Friends(Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Joshi) studying in ICE engineering college and is a satire about the social pressures under an Indian education system.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag(2013)

Bhag-Milkha-Bhag - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Bhag-Milkha-Bhag – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production HouseROMP Pictures
CastFarhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Hikaru Ito, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi
MusicShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
ProducerRajiv Tandon Raghav Bahl Maitreyee Dasgupta
Written and Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Release Date12 July 2013

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a 2013  biographical sports drama movie about the legendary Indian Athlete Milkha Singh. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag movie is the sixth highest grossing movie in 2013 worldwide and became the 21st movie to cross ₹1 billion.

This movie story is based on the Real life of Milkha Singh & his journey in the Industry of Indian Sports.

Queen(2014)

Queen - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Queen – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyPhantom Films
CastKangana Ranaut,
Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon
MusicAmit Trivedi
CinematographyBobby Singh, Siddharth Diwan
ProducerViacom 18 Motion Pictures, Anurag Kashyap
 Directed byVikas Bahl
Release Date7 March 2014

Queen is a Bollywood comedy-drama movie released in 2014 & has won several awards where the critics have praised this movie for best acting, best direction, best story and etc. It was the highest grossing Hindi movie of 2014 & with amazing acting by Kangana.

The story about an Indian girl Rani (Kangana Ranaut) who decided a solo trip for his honeymoon. She decided to Travel around Europe, where she makes friends and gains new-found independence.

Pink(2016)

Pink - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Pink – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyRashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
CastAmitabh Bachchan,
Taapsee Pannu,
Kirti Kulhari,
Andrea Tariang
MusicShantanu Moitra, Faiza Mujahid, Anupam Roy
CinematographyAbhik Mukhopadhyay
ProducerRonnie Lahiri, Sheel Kuma
 Directed byAniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Release Date16 September 2016

Pink was released in 2016  & was praised in the Gener of social thriller drama movie. This movie is about 3 girls fighting for their rights with the help of a lawyer.

The lawyer Deepak (Amitabh Bachchan) has suffered from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings. One night Rajveer and his friends try to Abuse Arora and her two roommates leading to an accident. This movie revolves around how Deepak fights the girl’s case against these influential boys.

Dangal(2016)

Dangal - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Dangal – Top Bollywood Hindi Movies of All Time

 

Production companyNitesh Tiwari
CastAamir Khan,
Sakshi Tanwar,
Fatima Sana Shaikh,
Zaira Wasim
MusicPritam
CinematographySetu (Satyajit Pande)
ProducerAamir Khan, Kiran Rao
 Directed byNitesh Tiwari
Release Date23 December 2016

Dangal is a 2016  biographical sports drama movie about Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. Amir Khan’s performance is one of the main highlights of the movie. Dangal has received four awards Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Action. The movie is the highest-grossing Indian movie ever, the fifth highest grossing non-English film, and the highest-grossing sports film worldwide.

Mahavir(Aamir Khan) who failed at winning a gold medal for his country decided to teach his girls Indian wrestling & make them ready to represent India in Olympic.

Sanju(2018)

Sanju - Top Hindi Movies of All Time
Sanju – Top Bollywood Movies of All Time

 

Production companyRajkumar Hirani Films, Vinod Chopra Films ‎
CastRanbir Kapoor,
Paresh Rawal,
Vicky Kaushal,
Manisha Koirala,
Dia Mirza
MusicA. R. Rahman, Rohan-Rohan, Vikram Montrose
CinematographyRavi Varman
ProducerVidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hiran
 Directed byRajkumar Hirani
Release Date29 June 2018

Sanju is one of the most Popular Biopic movies from Bollywood. This movie shows the rough journey about Sanjay Dutt and how he managed to overcome everything. Ranbir Kapoor plays the main lead showing Sanjay’s journey about how he gets involved in Drugs & how he became a culprit in 1994 Bombay Riot.

 

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