Bollywood is said to be the largest entertainment industry followed by Hollywood.
I know, you guys must be thinking, “Is that real?” well, yes, you can check that by yourself if you don’t believe, because I for one, didn’t believe either.
Each year, more than 100 movies are being produced in Bollywood which is just the double of what Hollywood produces every year.
Now that I am bragging so much about Bollywood, it would be right to mention some of the best Bollywood movies ever produced. I hope that I manage to enlist your favourite movie in this list, and if not, then do let me know what I missed out in the comment section below.
Disclaimer: these movies also fall under the list of highest-grossing Indian films.
1. Dilwale Dulhania le Jaaenge (DDLJ)
DDLJ is probably the most-watched Bollywood movie of all time; I am not kidding at all. This movie is an ultimate gem for all the love birds out there. If you haven’t watched it yet, then let me tell you that the plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young NRIs, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe but the road to their love life was full of hurdles and thorns. Those who have watched this movie knows what I am talking about, and if you are amongst those who have no idea what I am talking about, then it is my humble request to watch this movie now!
Released in 1975, Sholay is an absolute piece of art and is ranked amongst the iconic Bollywood films of all time.
Written by Salim-Javed and Directed by Ramesh Sippy, this film is about two criminals, Veeru and Jai, hired by a retired police officer to capture the ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh. In fact, this movie was decorated for being the best film of 50 years. In 2002, Sholay was ranked first in the British Film Institute’s poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time.
If you haven’t watched this movie yet, I am being concerned whether there is something wrong with you or not.
3. Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian Comedy/Drama movie without which this list would seem incomplete. this movie asks for a movie night with your friends.
Dil Chahta Hai is set in a modern-day Mumbai and Sydney and focuses on a life-changing transition in the romantic lives of three college graduate friends.
This film was awarded National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Since its release, the film has become a cult classic which is why I recommend you watch if you haven’t, and if you have, then why not watch it again with your best buddies.
4. 3 Idiots
This 2009 comedy/drama movie is packed with every possible thing you can ask from a movie. From comedy to romance and everything in between, 3 Idiots is a complete package.
This award-winning movie revolves around 3 best friends who strive hard to land a perfect job after graduation and ended up looking for one of their best friend (Aamir Khan).
The bottom line is; 3 Idiots is a satire about the social pressures under the India education system.
5. Rang De Basanti
This movie right here is hands down one of the most iconic Bollywood movies ever made and if you have watched it then you know I am not making things up.
The literal meaning of the movie is “paint me with the colours of spring”. With a massive cast and amazing storyline, this movie broke all records in its opening.
The story is about five young men from Delhi whole lives take a turn as they act in a documentary film on five revolutionary Indian freedom fighters. Trust me, this movie worth every second of yours.
6. URI: The Surgical Strike
Based on true stories, is what this movie is all about
Indians cannot forget the ruthless URI attack in 2016. URI is a dramatized movie on India’s retaliation.
This intense movie is divided into five crucial chapters.
All these chapters either depict an attack on Indian lands or a stage where India plans to retaliate or the story of Para SF soldiers. If you are a true Indian or just an individual who likes intense action then do make sure to watch this video.
7. Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2
If you love crime films, then this movie and you are a match made in heaven. Being a crime movie, don’t ever make the mistake of watching it with your family. Trust me; Gangs of Wasseypur is the kind of movie you want to watch alone or with a group of friends.
It may have failed to score big in the box office, but there is no denying the fact that this movie is hands down one of the most intense movies ever produced in the lands of Bollywood. People might judge you if you tell them you haven’t seen this movie.
8. Taare Zameen Par
This movie is hands down one of the most emotional movies you can ever watch.
The movie revolves around a kid who doesn’t like to study and face difficulties while doing so. Later on, it was disclosed that he had dyslexia the whole time. Aamir Khan (Nikumbh) helped in order to overcome this disorder. Taare Zameen Par received multiple awards including the Filmfare Award for the Best Film and the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare in 2008.
This one is a drama film that will definitely drive you down the road of feels.
Starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, this movie is a masterpiece when it comes down to its plot and writing. Whether you believe it or not, but this movie was praised by both the audience and the critics.
This movie revolves around Veera Tripathi who happens to be the daughter of a Delhi-based business tycoon. She was kidnapped right before her marriage by abductors. But later on, they come to realize that her dad has links in the government. However, Mahabir Bhati (Randeep Hooda) is willing to do whatever it takes to see this through.
10. Zindgi Na Milegi Dobara
Released in 2011, this movie depicts most of our fantasies.
You won’t get a second chance at life. That’s what exactly the movie is all about. The movie was filmed in Spain, India, and the UK on a budget of $7.7 million.
The movie revolves around three childhood friends, Arjun, Kabir, and Imraan who reunite to for a road trip in Spain and the rest; you already know, and if you don’t then what are you waiting for, go watch this movie now!
So, those were 10 of the best Bollywood movies ever produced. Do let me know if I forgot to mention “your” favourite.