Top 100 Bollywood Films

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In May 2003, Outlook India magazine asked 25 leading Indian film directors to draw up their personal lists of the 10 best Hindi films of independent India. This list is the result of that query.

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    Mother India

    1957, in 7 top lists Check
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    Sholay

    1975 — a.k.a. Embers, in 8 top lists Check
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    Mughal-E-Azam

    1960 — a.k.a. The Emperor of the Mughals, in 4 top lists Check
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    Pyaasa

    1957, in 8 top lists Check
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    Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

    1962 — a.k.a. King, Queen and Slave, in 2 top lists Check
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    Do Bigha Zamin

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
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    Kaagaz Ke Phool

    1959 — a.k.a. Paper Flowers, in 4 top lists Check
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    Deewaar

    1975 — a.k.a. I'll Die for Mama, in 2 top lists Check
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    Awaara

    1951 — a.k.a. The Tramp, in 4 top lists Check
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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    2001 — a.k.a. Land Tax, in 9 top lists Check
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    Guide

    1965, in 4 top lists Check
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    Bandini

    1963, in 2 top lists Check
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    Gunga Jumna

    1961 — a.k.a. The Confluence, in 1 top list Check
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    Madhumati

    1958, in 2 top lists Check
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    Sujata

    1960 — a.k.a. Untouchable Girl, in 1 top list Check
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    Garm Hava

    1974 — a.k.a. Hot Winds, in 2 top lists Check
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    Anand

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
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    Amar Akbar Anthony

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ankur (The Seedling)

    1974, in 1 top list Check
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    Ardh Satya

    1983 — a.k.a. Half Truth, in 1 top list Check
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    Bhuvan Shome

    1969 — a.k.a. Mr. Shome, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

    1958 — a.k.a. That Which Runs Is a Car, in 1 top list Check
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    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

    1983 — a.k.a. Who Pays the Piper, in 2 top lists Check
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    Do Ankhen Barah Haath

    1958 — a.k.a. Two Eyes, Twelve Hands, in 1 top list Check
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    Manthan

    1976 — a.k.a. The Churning, in 1 top list Check
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    Masoom

    1983 — a.k.a. Innocent, in 1 top list Check
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    Satya

    1998, in 1 top list Check
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    Andaz

    1949 — a.k.a. A Matter of Style, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bobby

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    Chaudhvin Ka Chand

    1961 — a.k.a. Full Moon, in 1 top list Check
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    Lamhe

    1991 — a.k.a. Moments, in 1 top list Check
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    Mera Naam Joker

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Navrang

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    Pakeezah

    1972 — a.k.a. Pure Heart, in 4 top lists Check
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    Prem Rog

    1982 — a.k.a. Love Sickness, in 1 top list Check
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    Salaam Bombay!

    1988, in 5 top lists Check
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    Shree 420

    1955 — a.k.a. Mr. 420, in 3 top lists Check
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    Uski Roti

    1970, in 3 top lists Check
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    Aakrosh

    1980 — a.k.a. Cry of the Wounded, in 2 top lists Check
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    Aandhi

    1975 — a.k.a. Storm, in 1 top list Check
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    Aap Ki Kasam

    1974, in 1 top list Check
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    Abhimaan

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    Agneepath

    1990 — a.k.a. The Path of Fire, in 1 top list Check
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    Anupama

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    Arth

    1982 — a.k.a. The Meaning, in 1 top list Check
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    Bandit Queen

    1994, in 1 top list Check
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    Bumbai

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Border

    1997, in 1 top list Check
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    Bhumika: The Role

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chupke Chupke

    1975, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated: Dec 15, 2009; source