Top 5 Best Hindi Movies of All Times

Bollywood is the largest film industry in India, and one of the biggest in the world. Besides being popular in the country, Bollywood is well received even in various other countries like America, England, Singapore, Australia, and Africa and so on. Every year, Bollywood churns out hundreds of movies in various theaters across the country. Every film tries to be unique and narrate a fresh story, but many fall flat on this front. However, a few of them are able to make a mark for themselves both commercially and critically. Here is a list of the top 5 best Hindi movies of all times.

Best 5 Hindi Movies of All Times

5. Guide


The 1965 film is an adaptation of R. K. Narayan’s novel by the name “The Guide”. The film starred Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman and was directed by Dev Anand’s brother Vijay Anand. The movie was about a guide, who supports a woman achieve her dreams, but is later shunned by her. He becomes a saint after being sent to jail, and then sacrifices his life for the well-being of the people who trust him.

This classic Hindi film was a milestone in Indian cinema and was an amazing cocktail of the storyline and narration, along with scorching chemistry between the lead pair. The music, composed by S. D. Burman, with voices by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi, made for a melodious album.

4. Sholay


It is not without reason that this film is called the “King” of all Bollywood masala flicks. Directed by Ramesh Sippy in 1975, the film is a perfect blend of everything which makes a film entertaining- action, romance, comedy, drama and friendship. The film was about two criminals (also best friends) who are hired by a former cop to catch hold of a merciless dacoit and his gang.

Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan, the film boasts of some of the most famous dialogues, which are popular even today. The characters have become synonymous with the actors and are iconic among people of all ages even till date.

3. Pyaasa


Among the first few directions of Guru Dutt which was successful at the box office, Pyaasa is a delight to watch. For anyone aspiring to be a director, this film is a classic example of how a film should be made. This 1957 film had Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha in the lead roles. It is about a poet who strives hard to achieve fame and get his poems published. But it is only with the help of a good-hearted prostitute that he finally achieves his dream.

The music director of the film was S. D. Burman, which makes it an obvious fact that the songs of the film are evergreen and chartbusters. This timeless piece of work is listed among the 10 most romantic Hindi movies of all times, and also among the top 25 must watch Bollywood films of all times.

2. Do Bigha Zamin

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No list of best Hindi movies to watch is complete without the mention of this particular film. A classic from the Bimal Roy factory, this 1953 film won the International Prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The story was about the hardships of a poor farmer, whose sole property- his two acre land- was snatched mercilessly by fate, leaving him and his family in a pathetic condition.

A moving performance by Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy, coupled with the smash hit trio of Lata-Rafi-Manna Dey, made this film a stellar watch. Also, the theme was something which the masses could relate to in those years, increasing the popularity of the film.

1. Mother India

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The most epic of all Hindi films released till date, Mother India is one film which you cannot afford to miss watching! A melodrama of 1957, the film was directed by Mehboob Khan and had Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raaj Kumar as the most important characters. How a poor village woman raises her children against all odds and hardships and even sacrifices her motherly love to ensure victory of good over evil, is what the film is about.

The film brought Nargis and Sunil Dutt closer in real life, giving heightenend publicity to the film. People could relate to the exploitations shown in the film. No wonder it was a recipient of several awards, both within the country and beyond it, thus making it a favorite in the list of best Hindi films.

When you are in no mood to go to work, just grab a DVD of these top 5 best Hindi movies of all times and spend your day beautifully.

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