Rangeela (1995): Bollywood dancer becomes a star. Will she end up with another Bollywood heart-throb, or the boy downstairs? Stars Aamir Khan and Urmila Matkondar. Music by A. R. Rahman.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995): Raj (Shahrukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol) fall in love during a group tour of Europe. However, Raj must win over the hearts' of Simran's family if he is to win Simran's hand in marriage.
Karan Arjun (1995): A story about reincarnation of two brothers and revenge against the evil done to them in their previous birth.
Bombay (1995) : Star cast Manisha Koirala,Arvind Swamy A south Indian Hindu man falls in love with a Muslim woman--taboo in the small village from which they hail.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994): Amar (Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) compete to win the hand of an heiress. Also stars Raveena Tandon and Karishma Kapoor.
1942 A Love Story (1994): Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, this movie is set against the historical backdrop of the "Quit India Movement".
Mohra (1994): A suspence-thriller-action movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tondon.
Krantiveer (1994): Stars Nana Patekar.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994): Enormously popular family romance. Prem (Salman Khan) falls in love with Nisha (Madhuri Dixit) when Prem's brother marries Nisha's sister. Lavish wedding festivities, with much singing and dancing. Regarded as one of the most successful Bollywood movies ever.
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993): Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, stars of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak fall in love again, this time while Aamir is taking care of three younger siblings.
Roja (1992): A man is kidnapped by terrorists; his wife refuses to stop fighting for his return. Dubbed from Tamil original critically-acclaimed.
Prahaar (1991): Story of an idealistic army officer. Stars Nana Patekar, Madhuri Dixit and Dimple Kapadia.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1991): College kids and cycle racing. Stars Aamir Khan.
Lamhe (1991): A love story starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Anupam Kher. Bollywood's first major international success.
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991): A love story starring Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt and Anupam Kher, one of Mahesh Bhatt's amazing works.
Aashiqui (1990): A musical hit by Mahesh Bhatt.
Ghayal (1990): A critically acclaimed film by Rajkumar Santoshi with Sunny Deol in the lead.
Tezaab (1990): A gangster's struggle to save to save the life of his loved one from his own gang. Breakthrough movie for both Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989): Rich boy Prem (Salman Khan) falls for poor girl Suman (Bhagyashree).
Chandni (1989): Story of thwarted love. Stars Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher
Parinda (1989): Musical story of two brothers played by Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff whose relationship is strained by underworld violence.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988): Tragic Romeo and Juliet story that launched Aamir Khan's career.
Salaam Bombay (1988): Raw tale of life in the slums and brothels of Mumbai. Directed by indie film-maker Mira Nair.
Mr. India (1987): A heartwarming sci-fi drama starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. Bollywood's first major Sci-fi movie.
Naam (1986): Story of 2 brothers, one goes to Dubai for a job but gets into trouble.
Swarg Se Sundar (1986): Family drama.
Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) : The Raj Kapoor film that launched youngest son Rajiv Kapoor. A film about the exploitation of women that exploits the actress Mandakini.
Saagar (1985) : Ramesh Sippy's love triangle starring Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, and Kamal Hassan.
Ghulami 1985: J.P. Dutta's classic about feudal Rajasthan, stars Dharmendra, Mithun Chakraborty and Naseeruddin Shah.
Betaab 1983: Rahul Rawail directs Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in their debut movie.
Hero (1983) A criminal is reformed by love. Directed by Subhash Ghai, stars Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadhri.
Masoom (1983): Directed by Shekhar Kapur, a story about an illegitimate son.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (movie) (1983) A take on corruption in Indian society, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Satish Shah. It did poorly when released, but gradually acquired a devoted following.
Woh Saat Din (1983): Stars Anil Kapoor.
Nikaah (1982): Stars Salma Agha, who after divorce from her husband falls for another man. Life complicates when the first husband wants her back.
Prem Rog (1982): Rishi Kapoor who loves Padmini Kolhapuree loses her to a richer man. She soon becomes a widow and then the story of a clash between old and new social values is well brought out.
Satte Pe Satta (1982): Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta, Sachin and Amjad Khan star in this story of seven brothers.
Arth 1982: Mahesh Bhatt's semi-autobiographical film about a neurotic actress who snares and then loses a married man. Stars Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981): Stars Kamal Hassan, Rati Agnihotri
Kalyug (1980 film) (1981): Directed by Shyam Benegal.
Kranti (1981) Manoj Kumar's take on the Indian Independence movement. Stars Dilip Kumar, Hema Malini, Shashi Kapoor.
Naseeb (1981): Family drama stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha and Rishi Kapoor. Directed by Manmohan Desai.
Umrao Jaan 1981: Muzaffar Ali's critically acclaimed film about a Moghul-era courtesan, which won Rekha a national award. Also noted for its ghazals by Asha Bhosle.
Qurbani (1980) Feroz Khan directed this love triangle, with songs that introduced disco to Indian film music. Stars Feroz, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Amjad Khan.
Shaan (1980): Action film in the vein of the James Bond movies, with Amitabh Bachchan as an Indian 007 trying to stop an evil villain (Kulbhushan Kharbanda). Shashi Kapoor as sidekick, Parveen Babi as the love interest.
Gol Maal (1979): Comedy. Stars Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt.
Don (1978): Amitabh Bachchan plays a double role in this movie. He plays the role of a simple man put into the role of a crime boss. Also stars Zeenat Aman and Pran.
Trishul (1978) : Yash Chopra directs Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar in a tale of revenge.
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) Prakash Mehra directs Amitabh Bachchan in a tale of unrequited love. Amjad Khan loves Rekha who loves Amitabh who loves Rakhee who loves Vinod Khanna.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) Raj Kapoor directs Zeenat Aman a village outcast who has burnt her face on one side thereby disfiguring her beauty.
Dharam Veer (1977): A fairy-tale adventure; maharajas, princely brothers separated at birth, battling pirate ships. Stars Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Zeenat Aman, Pran.
Hum Kisi Se *** Nahin (1977): Nasir Hussain produced and directed this musical thrillerm which stars Rishi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Tariq, Kaajal Kiran and Amjad Khan. Much-loved music by R.D. Burman, including the title track and the song "Yeh Ladka Hai Allah".
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977): Three brothers are separated by a family disaster, adopted by kind strangers, and raised as a Hindu, a Muslim, and a Christian. Stars Amitabh Bachchan Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, supported by leading ladies Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi (in one of her few masala-roles) and Neetu Singh. Directed by Manmohan Desai.
Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977): The critically acclaimed film directed by Satyajit Ray. An aristocrat remains absorbed in chess while the British capture India . Stars Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffery.
Kabhi Kabhi (1976): Lavish Yash Chopra production of family saga. Stars Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Rakhee, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
Chitchor (1976): Stars Amol Palekar as a singer. Features songs by K. J. Yesudas and Hemalata and music by Ravindra Jain.
Julie (1975): South Indian director Nagi Reddy had a surprise hit in this Hindi film. Stars Lakshmi. The music was very popular.
Chupke Chupke (1975): Hrishikesh Mukherjee's delightfully directed comedy about a a prank played by the newly married hero (Dharmendra) on his brother-in-law (Om Prakash). Also stars Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.
Aandhi (1975) : Gulzar directs Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen in this sensitive tale of a female politician choosing her career over marriage.
Sholay (Flames) (1975): Ex-cop Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) hires two jail birds (Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra) to save his district from Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) and his band of dacoits. Based on American westerns, it became the most successful film in Indian film history.
Jai Santoshi Maa (1975): A good woman is abandoned by her husband and mistreated by his malicious sisters-in-law, but her devotion to the Hindu goddess Santoshi Maa solves all. This religious B-movie was an unexpected success and elevated a regional deity (Santoshi Maa) to wider fame.
Deewaar (1975): A story of two brothers who follow different career paths. Stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor.
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974): Patriotic drama tackles unemployment and heartless profiteering. Stars Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterji.
Garam Hawa (1973): Directed by M. S. Sathyu. A critically-acclaimed drama of the Partition of India. Stars Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Gita Siddharth.
Daag (1973) : Love triangle. Stars Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, and Rakhee.
Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973): Three brothers take revenge on the criminal who killed their parents. Stars Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman. Notable for R.D. Burman's energetic score and especially the song Chura liya hai.
Abhimaan (1973): Two singers marry. When the wife's career takes off, the husband falls prey to abhimaan, jealousy. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (whom he later married). Music by S.D. Burman.
Zanjeer (1973): Stars Amitabh Bachchan as an angry young man.
Bobby (1973): The rich Rishi Kapoor and the working-class daughter Dimple Kapadia of a Catholic sea captain (Premnath) are teenage lovebirds in this Raj Kapoor-directed superhit.
Jugnu (1973): A crook (Dharmendra) on the run, and a father(Pran) looking for a lost son. Also stars Hema Malini.
Shor (1972) :Manoj Kumar writes,produces, directs, and stars in this family melodrama. Stars Jaya Bahaduri, Nanda, Premnath and Kamini Kaushal.
Seeta Aur Geeta (1972): Identical twins separated at birth grow up and exchange places, with hilarious results.
Directed byh Ramesh Sippy; stars Hema Malini, Dharmendra, and Sanjeev Kumar.
Pakeezah (1972): The story of a second generation courtesan's quest for love. This classic was a decade in the making and the lead actress Meena Kumari was on her deathbed at time of release. Also stars Ashok Kumar, Raj Kumar. Directed by Kamal Amrohi.
Caravan (1972): A Nasir Hussain production, about a runaway heiress travelling with some gypsies. Stars Asha Parekh, Jeetendra, and Aruna Irani.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971): Hippies discover India, and some Indians discover hippies. Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman star. Source of the hit song "Dum Maro Dum".
Kati Patang (1971): Shakti Samanta directs Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, and Prem Chopra.
Anand (1971): Rajesh Khanna as a dying young man who wishes to leave a legacy of love. Also stars Amitabh Bachchan.
Guddi (1971): Jaya Bachchan (nee Bahduri) stars in this movie about a schoolgirl with a crush on filmstar Dharmendra (playing himself).
Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971): A jailbird (Dharmendra) asked to help defend a village against a bandit (Vinod Khanna). Also stars Asha Parekh.
Purab Aur Paschim (1971): East meets West. Stars Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Ashok Kumar, Pran.
Johny Mera Naam (1970) Directed by Vijay Anand. Melodrama about separated brothers. Stars Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Prem Nath.
Sachaa Jhutha (1970) Directed by Manmohan Desai. Stars Rajesh Khanna in the dual role of the honest(Sachaa) and the liar (Jhutha). Also stars Mumtaz and Vinod Khanna.
Mera Naam Joker (1970): A Raj Kapoor classic.Semi autobiographical-tells the story of a romantic aritst ( a circus clown) and all the women he falls in love with.
Aradhana (1969): Arjun (Rajesh Khanna) and Vandana (Sharmila Tagore) star in this melodrama of thwarted love.
Do Raaste (1969) Raj Khosla directed this family melodrama which stars Rajesh Khanna as the good son. Also stars Mumtaz and Prem Chopra.
Khamoshi (1969) Asit Sen directs Waheeda Rehman as a nurse of a patient ( Rajesh Khanna again) she falls in love with.
Padosan (1968): Comedy about a neighbour (Sunil Dutt) and a music teacher (Mehmood) wooing a beautiful girl (Saira Banu). Famed playback singer Kishore Kumar sings for Sunil Dutt.
Ram Aur Shyam (1967): Comedy about identical twins, separated at birth, who later exchange places. Stars Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman and Mumtaz (actress).
An Evening in Paris (1967): Set in Paris. Kidnappers, evil twins, and a complex plot. Stars Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore.
Jewel Thief (1967): A whodunit with the proverbial twist in the tale. Stars Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Vyjayantimala. Directed by Vijay Anand.
Farz (1967): Hindi film attempt at a spy thriller. Stars Jeetendra, Babita.
Upkar (1967): Two brothers in a poor village are devoted to each other; Manoj Kumar gives up his ambitions so that his brother (Prem Chopra) can stay in school.
Teesri Manzil (1966): Sunita (Asha Parekh) goes looking for her sister's killer and ends up falling in love with him (Shammi Kapoor). Directed by Vijay Anand. R.D. Burman's film music is regarded as a classic.
Mera Saaya (1966): Drama. Sunil Dutt plays a widowed lawyer who meets a woman (Sadhana) claiming to be his wife.
Waqt (1965) : Yash Chopra film about a family separated by an earthquake. Stars Raj Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, and Sharmila Tagore
Guide (1965): Based on the popular novel, "The Guide" by R.K.Narayan. A scoundrel becomes a saint despite himself. Stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman.
Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965): A love story between a poor man (Shashi Kapoor) and a rich girl (Nanda).
Teen Deviyan (1965): Devdutt Anand (played by Dev Anand) falls in love with three different women and has to decide which one to marry.
Dosti (1964): Two friends, separated families, a missing sister. Stars Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, and Leela Mishra.
Sangam (1964): A love triangle. Stars Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, and Vyjayantimala.
Haqeeqat (1964): Chetan Anand's war film based on the 1962 India-China war. Stars Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Priya Rajvansh, Vijay Anand.
Bandini (1963): Bimal Roy tale of love, jealousy, and murder. Stars Nutan, Ashok Kumar, and Dharmendra.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962): A country boy Guru Dutt watches the dissolution of a great family. Meena Kumari plays the long-suffering daughter-in-law.
Ganga Jamuna (1961) : Dilip Kumar's only production. A story of two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Starring Dilip Kumar and dancer Vyjayantimala.
Junglee (1961) : A light-hearted musical. Starred Shammi Kapoor (in his rich playboy persona) and introduced Saira Banu.
Kanoon (1960) : B.R. Chopra's songless courtroom drama. Stars Rajendra Kumar, Nanda and Ashok Kumar.
Mughal-e-Azam (1960): The son of the Moghul Emperor defies him for love of a beautiful dancing-girl (Madhubala). A lavish production for its time, featuring a score by Naushad and poetic Urdu dialogue. The film was recently colorized and re-issued.
Sujata (1959): Bimal Roy directs the story of a lower caste girl adopted by an upper caste family. Stars Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala .
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959): Guru Dutt's meditation on the fickleness of celluloid fame, starring Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.
Madhumati (1958): Directed by Bimal Roy. A story of reincarnation and revenge. Stars Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, and Pran.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958): A comedy starring Kishore Kumar, and his two brothers, Anup Kumar and Ashok Kumar. Songs by Kishore and Asha Bhosle, music by SD Burman.
Pyaasa (1957): Guru Dutt's classic about a poet not appreciated while alive, and famous when presumed dead. The movie starred Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, and Mala Sinha.
Do Aankhein Barah Haath (1957): A former jailer (V. Shantaram) rehabilitates hardened prisoners by welcoming them onto his family farm, where they learn to work and cooperate.
Mother India (1957): Heroic peasant woman (Nargis) does her duty towards her husband and sons despite heart-breaking obstacles. This movie was nominated in the "Best Foreign Film" category of the Oscars.
Chori Chori (1956): A runaway heiress (Nargis) and a journalist (Raj Kapoor)fall in love.
Jagte Raho (1956): A poor villager (Raj Kapoor) travels to Calcutta to find a better life. Alas, he finds only corruption in the city.
Kabuliwalla (1956): Based on a Rabindranath Tagore story of a poor spice seller from Kabul who befriends a little girl. Stars Balraj Sahni.
C.I.D. (1956) - Guru Dutt's film team made this crime thriller, starring Dev Anand, Shakila, Waheeda Rehman, and Johny Walker. Directed by Raj Khosla
Devdas (1955): Bimal Roy's version, the third adaptation (second with sound) of Sarat Chandra's novel. Stars Dilip Kumar , Suchitra Sen and Vyjayantimala. Critically the most acclaimed of the four versions of Devdas to date.
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955) One of India's first colour films. A lovely courtesan studies dancing under a strict guru, and falls in love in defiance of his orders to think only of dance. Many lavish dance sequences.
Shree 420 (1955): Raj Kapoor comes to Bombay to find work, and ends up becoming a swindler, or 420. Famous for the opening song Mera Joota Hai Japani.