Hindi (Indian) movies: a Rankingby myfamily1983 | created - 08 Jun 2015 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
I'm not Indian, but I like song and dance tearjerkers as much as next middle-eastern (or anybody). This is a highly subjective ranking, mostly based on how they've made me feel.
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2. Devdas (I) (2002)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Votes: 36,145 | Gross: $3.50M
3. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 316,453 | Gross: $6.53M
4. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, History
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, Jodha.
Votes: 27,975 | Gross: $3.44M
5. Dhoom 2 (2006)
Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Thriller
Mr A, a fearless thief, steals valuable artefacts and teams up with the girl he is attracted to but who cannot be trusted. Close on their heels are three police officers trying to apprehend them.
Votes: 22,290 | Gross: $2.64M
6. The Lunchbox (2013)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Votes: 44,524 | Gross: $4.23M
7. Talaash (2012)
Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.
Votes: 37,298 | Gross: $2.71M
8. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.
Votes: 41,739 | Gross: $2.90M
9. Fanaa (2006)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance
A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice?
Votes: 29,485 | Gross: $2.10M
10. Kapoor & Sons (2016)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds.
Votes: 20,962 | Gross: $2.61M
11. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
Not Rated | 216 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six couples in love must face different problems caused by love itself. Do they resolve their issues and face life anew, or do they succumb under pressure ?
Votes: 4,981 | Gross: $1.82M
13. Vivah (2006)
Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.
14. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.
17. Khoobsurat (2014)
130 min | Comedy, Romance
A hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her and engaged to someone else.
Votes: 7,070 | Gross: $0.71M
19. Black (2005)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.
Votes: 31,963 | Gross: $0.73M
20. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.
Votes: 17,550 | Gross: $2.67M
21. Highway (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.
Votes: 24,409 | Gross: $0.53M
24. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
Votes: 67,016 | Gross: $8.18M
25. PK (2014)
Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
Votes: 147,350 | Gross: $10.62M
26. Water (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
Set in colonial India against Gandhi's rise to power, it's the story of 8-year-old Chuyia, who is widowed and sent to a home to live in penitence; once there, Chuyia's feisty presence deeply affects the lives of the other residents.
Votes: 13,886 | Gross: $3.22M
27. Lootera (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance
An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.
Votes: 13,975 | Gross: $0.38M
28. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Romance
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
29. U Me Aur Hum (2008)
Not Rated | 156 min | Drama, Romance
Ajay's life turns upside down when he learns that his wife Piya has Alzheimer and he has no option, but to leave his wife in a mental hospital.
Votes: 2,338 | Gross: $1.03M
30. Veer-Zaara (2004)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.
Votes: 46,412 | Gross: $2.92M
31. Om Shanti Om (2007)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, 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.
Votes: 36,490 | Gross: $3.60M
32. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.
Votes: 56,998 | Gross: $1.63M
34. Like Stars on Earth (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 151,947 | Gross: $1.22M
35. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
36. Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama, History
An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand.
Votes: 29,646 | Gross: $6.56M
37. Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.
Votes: 19,749 | Gross: $0.68M
38. Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
When you can't make it on your own, the best thing to do is to fake it. But, the question remains, how long can you fake true love?
39. Yuva (2004)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different strata of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.
Votes: 8,162 | Gross: $0.28M
40. Sholay (1975)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.
41. Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After being disowned by her family, an awkward librarian relies on the help of her brooding neighbour.
Votes: 8,617 | Gross: $0.02M
42. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Not Rated | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Kabir and Naina bond during a trekking trip. Before Naina can express herself, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. They meet again years later, but he still cherishes his dreams more than bonds.
Votes: 35,588 | Gross: $3.83M
43. Barfi! (2012)
Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.
Votes: 71,303 | Gross: $2.80M
44. Dostana (2008)
Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay whilst secretly trying to win her heart.
Votes: 13,048 | Gross: $1.24M
45. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical