1)”Lagaan” (2001) – Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, this epic sports drama tells the story of a group of Indian villagers who challenge British colonizers to a game of cricket. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
2)”Sholay” (1975) – Considered a classic in Indian cinema, “Sholay” is a Hindi action-adventure film directed by Ramesh Sippy. It follows the story of two criminals hired to capture a ruthless dacoit. The film is known for its iconic dialogues and memorable characters.
3)”3 Idiots” (2009) – Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, this comedy-drama stars Aamir Khan and follows the journey of three friends through their engineering college years. The film explores the pressures of the education system and the pursuit of passion.
4)”Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1995) – Directed by Aditya Chopra, this romantic drama is one of the longest-running films in Indian cinema. It tells the story of a young couple who fall in love while traveling in Europe and face obstacles in their path to happiness.
5)”Baahubali: The Beginning” (2015) and “Baahubali: The Conclusion” (2017) – These two epic fantasy films directed by S.S. Rajamouli broke box office records in India. They follow the journey of a heroic prince who must reclaim his kingdom from an evil queen.
6)”Rang De Basanti” (2006) – Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this drama explores the lives of a group of college students who become politically active after acting in a documentary about India’s freedom fighters. The film addresses themes of patriotism and social change.
7)”Gangs of Wasseypur” (2012) – Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this crime thriller spans multiple generations and portrays the violent feud between coal-mining families in the town of Wasseypur. The film gained critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of violence and strong performances.
8)”Black” (2005) – Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, this drama tells the story of a blind and deaf girl named Michelle McNally and her relationship with her teacher. The film explores themes of disabilities, communication, and determination.
9)”Dangal” (2016) – Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, this biographical sports drama stars Aamir Khan and is based on the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler who trains his daughters to become world-class wrestlers. The film received both critical acclaim and commercial success.
10)”Andhadhun” (2018) – Directed by Sriram Raghavan, this black comedy thriller follows the story of a blind pianist who becomes embroiled in a series of mysterious events. The film received widespread praise for its unpredictable plot and strong performances.