This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
Bollywood film is the national cinema of India, describing movies made in Mumbai, distributed nationally across India and with their own production, distribution, and exhibition networks worldwide. This informative screen guide reflects the work of key directors, major stars, and important music directors and screenplay writers. Historically important films have been included along with certain cult movies and top box-office successes.
A list created during the turn of the 100-year anniversary of Indian cinema. It was a painstaking process, and a lot of research was done to give this list an objective feel. The list is based off AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films and Johnathan Rosenbaum's Alternative 100. Films of all Indian languages are present, from Hindi to Marathi to Tamil to Telugu, to even Assamese. Three major criteria were considered for this list, in order of priority:
1. Cultural/artistic impact on India and the world - most important
2. Critical acclaim in India and abroad - 2nd most important
3. Popularity/cult status - 3rd (and least) important
IMDb Indian Cinema Board's list of the greatest Bollywood films. Three ranking criteria were used:
1. Legacy. Which movies had the most influence on Indian cinema?
2. Quality. How well made was the film, from a technical and artistic standpoint?
3. Accolades. How many awards and recognitions did the movies win?
It's been 62 years since India became a Republic. In these six decades Bollywood has produced some remarkable films that have made us laugh, shed tears and rub our eyes in disbelief. Here's a look at 62 of the amazing films that are Bollywood's gift to the nation. Compiled by the New Delhi Television Limited broadcasting network.
In 2015, Time Out London asked 27 leading Bollywood experts, including critics, curators, and bloggers to vote for the best Bollywood movies of all time. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-100-best-bollywood-movies-who-voted]Time Out's website[/url].
After going through movie reviews from several news outlets (among them Rediff, India Today, Times of India, The Indian Express, NDTV, CNN-IBN, and Hindustan Times), every film of 2013 has been assigned an 'aggregate rating' (this rating is an average of all the star ratings given a film by the aforementioned news outlets). The 15 movies of 2013 with the highest aggregate rating are ranked below.
Times of India movie critic Avijit Ghosh trawled over 1,000 Hindi films made in the last 10 years (2000-2009) to pick 20 that best capture the changing times. If you haven't seen these yet, get the popcorn out this weekend...
"Despite the often stereotypical notions of Bollywood, it’s not all weddings, wet saris and running around trees. In the 1970s, Indian cinema gave birth to a new breed of action movie, one that combined its own exuberant traditions with foreign influences like the gritty urban crime thrillers of the New Hollywood, Hong Kong martial arts cinema, and Italian exploitation fare.
This was the domain of hard fighting he-men stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Feroz Khan and badass, whip-wielding heroines played by the likes of the gorgeous Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, and Rekha.
Let world cult cinema fanatic Todd Stadtman be your guide through this world of karate killers, femme fatales, space age lairs, bombshells and booby traps with Funky Bollywood, a book with an attitude as freewheeling and feisty as its subject matter, bursting with colour and imagination on every vibrant page."