Top Indian Movies


The Top Indian Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Indian List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Lunchbox, The ( Dabba )

Year of Release: 2013
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ritesh Batra
Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith
Plot: Mumbai's Dabbawalas is an extremely efficient lunchbox delivery service, but a happy accident suddenly has a widower nearing retirement start up a relationship, via notes in the lunchbox, to an unhappy housewife.

2. Like Stars on Earth ( Taare Zameen Par )

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Aamir Khan
Actors: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer
Plot: An 8-year-old boy has issues at school but an art teacher takes the time to uncover the truth behind his problems and unlocks the true potential within him.

3. 3 Idiots

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Actors: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Madhavan
Plot: Two buddies, on a quest to track down their old college friend, manage to get caught up in 10-year-old bet, crash a wedding and then a funeral.

4. World of Apu , The ( Apur Sansar )

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Bengali
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Satyajit Ray
Actors: Soumitra Chatterjee, Alok Chakravarty, Sharmila Tagore, Dhiresh Majumdar
Plot: Apu is an aimless young man is invited to a wedding by an old college friend. This is a life-altering event, for after arriving and finding the bridegroom to be quite mad, Apu is offered as a substitute. Although not so keen on the idea, he accepts and takes his beautiful bride with him to Calcutta. But the bliss is not to last, as she dies in childbirth and, in a fit of grief, Apu leaves his child, and much of the world, behind. It takes years before he is able to face worldly responsibilities again.

5. Lonely Wife, The ( Charulata )

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Bengali
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Satyajit Ray
Actors: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal
Plot: Charulata is attractive, intellectual and a bit unfulfilled as her husband, Bhupati seems more interested in his newspaper job than in her. When his bohemian brother, Amal, returns from college - she connects with him on many levels.

6. Song of the Little Road ( Pather Panchali )

Year of Release: 1955
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Bengali
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Satyajit Ray
Actors: Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Bannerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Subir Bannerjee
Plot: Follows the life of a struggling family in small Bengal village. The father, poet and priest, does not make enough to support them; his sister is constantly stealing guavas from a neighbor's orchard while the mother bickers with her sister - into this world, Apu is born.

7. Udaan

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Actors: Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Rajat Barmecha, Manjot Singh

8. Chak De! India

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Family/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Shimit Amin
Actors: Sagarika Ghatge, Vidya Malvade, Chitrashi Rawat, Anaitha Nair
Plot: Ex-captain of the Men's Hockey team, Kabir Khan, comes to coach the Women's National Hockey Team. The girls in the team have their own agenda - they have forgotten what it's like to play the game for the love of it... and for the country. However, Khan, is determined to change it all - and his aim is nothing less than the World Championship. It is a coach's story of making his team overcome their differences and make them realize what it's like to be a part of Team India - victorious Team India.

9. Sholay

Year of Release: 1975
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Action/Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini
Plot: After his wife is murdered by an elusive bandit, a police officer recruits two criminals in order to hunt down the man so he can enact his revenge.

10. Days and Nights in the Forest ( Aranyer Din Ratri )

Year of Release: 1973
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Bengali
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Satyajit Ray
Actors: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee
Plot: Follows four middle-class workers as leave their jobs behind for a week and visit the forest. Meeting up with another group, they begin flirting with women.

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