Best Indian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Indian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, emotional and sentimental. Plot: bollywood, love and romance, hopes, dancing, romance, train, fall in love, death, love and family relations. Genre: Drama, Action and Romance. Country: India, USA and UK.
Best Indian Movies
Best Indian Movies
TOP Movies: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), When We Met (2007), As Long as I Live (2012), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Colour It Yellow (2006), Chak De! India (2007), Tomorrow May Never Come (2003), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Neerja (2016), Gandhi (1982), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Devdas (2002), Romance 2 (2013), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Om Shanti Om (2007), Raees (2017), Chennai Express (2013), Mom (2017), Ek Villain (2014).

List of Best Movies

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: When Mahendra, 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.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: fight, kingdom, heroes, destiny, hopes, crimes, rivalry, ambition, murder, revenge, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, opposites attract, prison, rescue, muslim, uncover truth, against the odds, social differences, love affair, false accusation, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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When We Met (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Depressed after the passing of his father, Dharamraj; as well as his gorgeous girlfriend ditching him, Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap takes a BEST bus, goes to Chatrapati Shivaji Train Terminus, and boards a train. This is where he meets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: train, true love, fish out of water, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, odd couple, disorder, family relations, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, punjab, asia
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As Long as I Live (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love triangle, fall in love, bomb, power of love, soldier, love and romance, couples, encounter, artists and showbiz, journalist, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, india, england, kashmir
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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A lonely 40-ish man, likely to remain a bachelor, has a chance to find the love of his life when he falls for a vivacious young woman.
Style: emotional, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, ambition, dancer's life, opposites attract, disorder, shyness, artists and showbiz, dancer ...
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: serious, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, sikh, state affairs, society, filmmaker, courage, corruption, pilot, police brutality, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london, delhi
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Chak De! India (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in ...
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: coach, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, determination, sport team, athlete and trainer, against the odds, sport, false accusation, patriotism, media coverage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, australia
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Tomorrow May Never Come (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, tragic ending
Plot: terminal illness, diary, basketball, neighbor, romance, best friends, tragic event, secret, family life, unfulfilled love, starting over, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, grief, journey, train travel, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
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Neerja (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Neerja is a portrayal on the life 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.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: stewardess, airplane hijack, flight attendant, terrorist, tragic event, heroine, hijacking, terrorism, self sacrifice, courage, airplane, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 80s
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, freedom, protest, fighting the system, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, politics, state affairs, independence ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, fall in love, forbidden love, family relations, wedding, parents and children, couple relations, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, friends, win over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, punjab, europe, asia ...
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, family disapproval, love and romance, love affair, forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, destiny, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, london, england, europe, asia ...
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Romance 2 (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young woman meets a failing musician who launches her singing career, but their relationship is doomed when people assume he's with her for her fame and fortune.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, musician's life, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, fall in love, romance, relationship vs career, alcohol abuse, artist, couples, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is 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, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, emperor, royal family, culture clash, ruler, royal court, dishonesty, politics, princess, historical character, sword fight ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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Om Shanti Om (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In this modern remake of Karz, Om - an aspiring actor from the 1970s - is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: reincarnation, audition, supernatural, romance, actor's life, fall in love, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, crimes, couple relations, couples, ghost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
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Raees (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Set in the early ’80s and ’90s in Gujarat, India, ‘Raees’ is a fictitious story of a crime lord named Raees, who builds an entire empire from scratch, and a police officer who is determined to bring him down.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: bootlegging, smuggler, organized crime, corruption, police officer, smuggling, prohibition, crimes, marital problem, relationship problems, financial problem, money problems ...
Time: 80s
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Chennai Express (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, escapades, romance, wild ride, chance meeting, escape, father daughter relationship, domineering father, romantic rivalry, train travel, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Mom (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The bliss of a biology teacher’s family life in Delhi is shattered when her daughter, Arya is physically assaulted by Jagan and gang. Does Devki Sabarwal wait for the law to take its course? Or does Devki become Maa Durga and hunt down the ...
Style: bleak, dark, tense, touching
Plot: stepmother, vigilantism, police, revenge, rape victim, aggression, court, teenage girl, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, private detective, rapist ...
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Ek Villain (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Guru blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.
Style: serious, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, vengeance, uncover truth, vigilantism, starting over, mystery, crimes, rivalry, hunt down, hopes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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Flames of the Sun (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A Police Officer, whose family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai & Veeru, to bring Gabbar Singh to jail alive, but will they succeed in their mission and get their reward? ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, vengeance, martial arts, adventure, partners, redemption, criminal heroes, romance, fall in love, murder, police, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, hypnosis, professor, invention, teacher, battles, secret identity, alter ego, boy, friend, elementary school, boss ...
Place: ohio
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K.G.F Chapter 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The blood-soaked land of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) has a new overlord now - Rocky, whose name strikes fear in the heart of his foes. His allies look up to Rocky as their Savior, the government sees him as a threat to law and order; enemies are ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: one man army, fight, organized crime, mafia, society, greed, violence, rags to riches, heroism, undercover, gunfight, action violence ...
Place: india, dubai
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Jai Bhim (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: A pregnant woman from a primitive tribal community, searches desperately for her husband, who is missing from police custody. So as to find her husband and seek justice for them, as their voice, a High Court advocate rises in support. Will their ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom
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Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Nedumaaran Rajangam "Maara" sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world's most capital intensive industry and several enemies who stand in his way.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: plane crash, airplane, struggle, one against many, frustration, air disaster, aspiration, direction and purpose, coping, fighting the system, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 80s
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Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior/princess Avanthika and learns that her queen has been ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, lyrical, scenic, epic ...
Plot: hinduism, kingdom, fantasy world, love interest, battles, strength, waterfall, save the kingdom, love and romance, beautiful scenery, mortal combat, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: india, new jersey, australia
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, journey, hopes, stranded, beautiful scenery, life, teenage boy, adventure, ocean, lost at sea, human nature, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, paris france, montreal ...
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, dyslexia, teaching the ways of the world, school, shyness, teacher, young heroes, boarding school, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, sport, boxing, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, parents and children, robot vs. robot, arena ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s, year 2016
Place: usa, brazil
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Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, army, terrorist attack, military, revenge, murder, violence, friendship, crimes, torture, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016, year 2015
Place: india, pakistan
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