Top 71 Best Indian Movies Of All Time – I

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The movies produced by Indian cinema that in true sense are the “Best Indian Movies,” most of the time get overshadowed by a single film industry. Bollywood becomes the sole focus when it comes to Indian cinema representation around the world.

We as an audience are the one who are responsible to put them at a dominating position. Great scripts are getting are getting overshadowed by the commercial films. We gave them the viewership even for the undeserving movies. And now they are everywhere on our feeds. They may not have good scripts but they have money and they invest in marketing. So it is on us to find the ones that are deserving.

In this time when everybody is dying to be trendy, if you want to explore good things you have to go off-the-trend.

here is the list of some of the best indian movies which are redefining the indian cinema in their own ways –

1. udaan

Udaan is one of the finest coming-of-age films out of Bollywood which very gracefully interwines the teenage angst with its take on child abuse.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane

Actor : Rajat Barmecha

Udaan
Udaan

IMDb – 8.2/10

2. masaan

Four lives along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a girl guilt-ridden of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, an unfortunate father with blurring morality, and a lively kid longing for a family, desire to escape the moral society of small-town.

Actors: Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Richa Chadda

Masaan
Masaan

IMDb – 8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

3.parched

Story of four women navigating their way through personal and cultural difficulties. The story is set into the rural areas of Rajasthan.

Actors: Radhika Apte, Suvreen Chawla, Tannishtha Bannerjee, Adil Hussain

Parched
Parched

IMDb – 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 86%

3. the lunchbox

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous lunchbox(dabba) delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a imaginary world together through small notes in the lunchbox.

Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawajuddin Siddiqui, Nakul Vaid

The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox

IMDb -7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

4. aligarh

A gay, linguistic professor living in a small conservative city has to deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.

Actors: Manoj Bajpai, Rajkummar Rao

Aligarh
Aligarh

IMDb – 7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

5. sairat

A fisherman’s son and a local politician’s daughter fall in love, where classism and casteism is prevalent.

Sairat
Sairat

IMDb – 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

6. tumbbad

A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born son Hastar.

Tumbbad
Tumbbad

IMDb – 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 85%

7. MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

It is a story of a young rebellious woman with cerebral palsy who leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an invigorating journey of self-discovery.

Margarita With A Straw
Margarita With A Straw

IMDb -7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 83%

8. manto

This is a biographical log of writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s life and set into 1940s India.

Manto
Manto

IMDb -7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 74%

9. nude

Nude
Nude

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10. HAIDER

After his father’s disappear, the young man returns to Kashmir, to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father’s disappearance.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Haider
Haider

IMDb – 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 87%

11. shahid

Shahid
Shahid

IMDb – 8.2/10

12. paan singh tomar

Born in a small village of Bhidosa, Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion went on to become the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. He served as the subedar in 51 engineer regiment. He also represented India at 1958 Asian games.

Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar

IMDb – 8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 89%

13. kumbalangi nights

The film revolves around 4 brothers who share a sweet-and-sour bond. Their bond reaches to another level when the three of them decide to help their brother Bobby stand by his love.

Kumbalangi Nights
Kumbalangi Nights

IMDb – 8.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 91%

14. Village rockstars

10-year old daughter of a widow sidelines the existing societal norms, becomes friends with boys and dreams of having her own rock band in a small town of Assam.

Village Rockstars
Village Rockstars

IMDb – 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

15. gangs of wasseypur

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur

IMDb – 8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

16. aamis

Aamis
Aamis

IMDb – 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes -87%

17. ee maa yau

Ee Maa Yau
Ee Maa Yau

18. visaranai

Visaranai
Visaranai

IMDb – 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

19. natsamrat

After he retires, an aging theatre actor and his wife begin to feel unwanted by their children.

Natsamrat
Natsamrat

IMDb – 9.0/10

20. perariyathavar

Perariyathavar
Perariyathavar

IMDb – 7.7/10

21. fandry

Fandry
Fandry

IMDb – 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

22. memories in march

A mother finds out that her recently deceased son had a secret life.

Memories In March
Memories In March

IMDb – 7.2/10

23. ship of theseus

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker. By the Director of Tumbbad, definitely one of the best Indian Movies.

Ship of Theseus
Ship of Theseus

IMDb – 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

24. AREKTI PREMER GOLPO

Arekti Premer Golpo
Arekti Premer Golpo

IMDb – 6.8/10

25. SONI

While fighting crimes against women in Delhi, a short-fused policewoman and her level-headed female boss grapple with gender issues in their own lives.

Soni
Soni

IMDb – 7.2/10

26. NEWTON

A government clerk on election duty in the naxalite area of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Newton
Newton

IMDb – 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

27. SONCHIRIYA

Set in the Chambal valley, the film follows the story of a legion of dreaded, warring dacoits who once terrorized the Indian heartlands.

Sonchiriya
Sonchiriya

IMDb – 7.9/10

28. A WEDNESDAY

A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories – the case of a man and a Wednesday.

A Wednesday
A Wednesday

IMDb – 8.1/10

29. SUPER DELUXE

An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.

Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe

IMDb – 8.3

30. LUCIA

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Lucia
Lucia

IMDb – 8.3/10

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31. asha jaor majhe

Aasha Jaor Majhe
Aasha Jaor Majhe

IMDb – 8/10

32. sir

Sir
Sir

IMDb – 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 83%

33. maqbool

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy ‘Macbeth’ is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Maqbool
Maqbool

IMDb – 8.1

34. omkara

A politically-minded enforcer’s misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.

Omkara
Omkara

IMDb – 8.1/10

35. anhe ghoray da daan

Anhe Ghoray Da Daan
Anhey Ghoray Da Daan

IMDb – 7/10

36. PERANBU

A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.

Peranbu
Peranbu

IMDb – 8.9/10

37. tamasha

The life of a man with borderline personality disorder is relived in three stages: as a nine-year-old child, a 19-year-old adolescent and a 30-year-old adult.

Tamasha
Tamasha

IMDb – 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 63%

You have to defocus onto a single film industry and rather go out in search of something raw, authentic, fine, different and creative and evaluate it by yourself to see if it has the potential of being among that have the potential of being part of the Best Indian Movies.

Our country which is like a world in itself how can it be defined by a single film industry.

Recommend this list to your friends and make them explore the best of Indian cinema. Comment down the one’s that deserve to be in the list also tell us how many of the above have you watched.

List of Best Indian Movies Part – II

The Female-centric Movies of Bollywood!

Top Rated IMDb Movies

Synopsis Credits: IMDb

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