200 Greatest Critically Acclaimed Bollywood Movies

Top 200 Critically Acclaimed Bollywood Movies

200 Greatest Critically Acclaimed Bollywood Movies
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A critically acclaimed film refers to a movie that has received good, positive, or favorable reviews from a number of critics. Dwell in a list of the best critically acclaimed Bollywood movies.

Over the years there have been a number of Bollywood films that have received rave reviews from critics. A number of Bollywood films are made every year, however it is only few that manage to score big with critics. Critically acclaimed movies may or may not appeal to masses. In general critically acclaimed movies have a big impact on certain sections of people. A critically acclaimed film may not be as successful as its commercial counterparts at the box office, however majority of movies that are critically acclaimed leave audience pondering over a strong message.

In India there are a number of movie critics that tell it as it is. While the tried and tested formula in Bollywood does work with audiences, fluff does not weave a web of magic with critics.

Every critic has a unique perspective in terms of rating and reviewing a film. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise when a Bollywood movie gets positive reviews from few critics and negative reviews from few other critics.

However, few Bollywood movies receive praise from the entire critic fraternity. Such movies are considered impeccable in every sense. Critically acclaimed Bollywood movies are exceedingly popular with movie buffs in urban cities and towns. When a movie is praised for detailed aspects by critics, it’s a huge achievement for the makers of the movie. Movies made with small production budgets have done exceptionally well in terms of critics ratings.

While a number of Bollywood art films have been critically acclaimed, in recent years commercial entertainment films have scored exceptionally high on critics ratings. In Bollywood, movies are made in different genres. Rom coms, thrillers, action, supernatural, drama, coming of age, experimental, and masala, are some of the popular genres in Bollywood. Movies from wide genres have received critical acclaim in recent years. A new breed of creative independent filmmakers is beginning to flourish in Bollywood, and that’s certainly a good sign for Hindi films in the days ahead.

The lines below showcase an epic list of the best critically acclaimed Bollywood movies from various decades.

200 Greatest Critically Acclaimed Movies

  1. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
  2. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
  3. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
  4. A Wednesday (2008)
  5. Anand (1971)
  6. Gol Maal (1979)
  7. Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India (2001)
  8. Dev D (2009)
  9. Taare Zameen Pe (Like Stars On Earth) (2007)
  10. Shatrang ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) (1977)
  11. Gulaal (2009)
  12. Arth (1982)
  13. Queen (2013)
  14. Company (2002)
  15. Pyaasa (1957)
  16. Dasvidaniya (2008)
  17. Chak De! India (2008)
  18. Shahid (2012)
  19. Barfi! (2012)
  20. Udta Punjab (2016)
  21. Rang De Basanti (2006)
  22. Swades (2004)
  23. Black (2005)
  24. Dangal (2016)
  25. Aandhi (1975)
  26. Haider (2014)
  27. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
  28. Ugly (2013)
  29. 3 Idiots (2009)
  30. Maqbool (2003)
  31. Badlapur (2015)
  32. Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam (1962)
  33. Masoom (1983)
  34. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
  35. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
  36. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)
  37. Black Friday (2004)
  38. Udaan (2010)
  39. Special 26 (2013)
  40. Rockstar (2011)
  41. Neerja (2016)
  42. Yuva (2004)
  43. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
  44. Omkara (2006)
  45. Sarkar (2005)
  46. Bombay (1995)
  47. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
  48. Kahaani (2012)
  49. Shool (1999)
  50. Wake Up Sid (2009)
  51. Bajranji Bhaijaan (2015)
  52. Raanjhanna (2013)
  53. Talvar (2015)
  54. English Vinglish (2012)
  55. Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)
  56. Shaurya: It Takes Courage to make Right… Right
  57. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
  58. Hera Pheri (2000)
  59. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)
  60. Shanghai (2012)
  61. Kaminey (2009)
  62. Jolly LLB 2 (2013)
  63. Sulemani Keeda (2014)
  64. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
  65. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
  66. Saathiya (2002)
  67. Life in a… Metro (2007)
  68. Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
  69. Satya (1998)
  70. Raajneeti (2010)
  71. Piku (2015)
  72. Airlift (2016)
  73. Gangaajal (2003)
  74. Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)
  75. Luck By Chance (2009)
  76. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
  77. Madaari (2016)
  78. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)
  79. Chandni Bar (2001)
  80. Garm Hava (1973)
  81. Dor (2006)
  82. Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957)
  83. Mirch Masala (1987)
  84. I Am Kalam (2010)
  85. PK (2014)
  86. Jab We Met (2007)
  87. OMG: Oh My God!
  88. Iqbal (2005)
  89. Hazaaron Khawaishein Aisi (2003)
  90. Masaan (2015)
  91. Rock On! (2008)
  92. Bheja Fry (2007)
  93. Madhumati (1958)
  94. Aamir (2008)
  95. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
  96. Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998)
  97. The Lunchbox (2014)
  98. Saaransh (The Gist) (1984)
  99. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
  100. Talaash (2012)
  101. Chachi 420 (1997)
  102. Mandi (1983)
  103. No One Killed Jessica (2011)
  104. Roja (1992)
  105. Sparsh (1980)
  106. Chhoti Si Baat (1976)
  107. Hindi Medium (2017)
  108. Ship of Theseus (2013)
  109. Parzania (2005)
  110. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)
  111. Yeh Saali Zindagi (This Bloody Life) (2011)
  112. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
  113. Guzaarish (2010)
  114. Mrityudand (The Death Sentence) (1997)
  115. Filmistaan (2012)
  116. Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
  117. Raincoat (2004)
  118. Ardha Satya (1983)
  119. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
  120. Kai Po Che! (2013)
  121. Stanley ka Dabba (Stanley’s Tiffin) (2011)
  122. Apharan (2005)
  123. Earth (1998)
  124. Pink (2016)
  125. Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
  126. Mahal (1949)
  127. Damini (1993)
  128. Being Cyrus (2005)
  129. Mardaani (2014)
  130. Sarfarosh (1999)
  131. Khakee (2004)
  132. Drishyam (2015)
  133. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)
  134. Gaman (1978)
  135. Titli (2014)
  136. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
  137. Page 3 (2005)
  138. Bazaar (1982)
  139. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  140. Manthan (1976)
  141. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
  142. Bhumika (1977)
  143. Paanch (2003)
  144. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
  145. Parineeta (2005)
  146. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)
  147. Cheeni Kum (2007)
  148. Mom (2017)
  149. Rahasya (2015)
  150. The Blue Umbrella (2005)
  151. Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)
  152. Astitva (2000)
  153. Woh Kaun Thi (1964)
  154. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
  155. Mother India (1957)
  156. Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
  157. A Death In The Gunj (2016)
  158. Ghayal (1990)
  159. Peepli (Live) (2010)
  160. Kaun (1999)
  161. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
  162. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
  163. Awaara (1951)
  164. Lakshya (2004)
  165. Delhi Belly (2011)
  166. Aligarh (2015)
  167. Lootera (2013)
  168. Sehar (2005)
  169. Vicky Donor (2012)   
  170. Rang Rasiya (2008)
  171. The Dirty Picture (2011)
  172. Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)
  173. Guru (2007)  
  174. Barah Aana (2009)
  175. Kapoor & Sons (2016)
  176. Dharm (2007)   
  177. Firaaq (2008)
  178. Dhanak (The Rainbow) (2015)
  179. Well Done Abba (2009)
  180. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992)
  181. Paar (1984)
  182. Highway (2014)
  183. Paheli (2005)
  184. Chillar Party (2011)
  185. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
  186. Dhobi Ghat (2011)
  187. LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
  188. Trapped (2017)
  189. Shaitan (2017)
  190. Chittagong (2012)
  191. Ankhon Dekhi (2013)
  192. 15 Park Avenue (2005)
  193. Madras Café (2013)
  194. Zakhm (1998)
  195. Miss Lovely (2012)
  196. Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
  197. Fashion (2008)
  198. Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
  199. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye (2008)
  200. Dil Se (1998)  

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