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An Inventory Of The 40 Best Bollywood Movies You Can Watch Online

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - July 27, 2021 24 min read

Say what you will about Bollywood films, I'm willing to bet that all of India's population has fallen prey to the charms of at least one movie at some point. In fact, the spell of Bollywood movies stretches far beyond the Indian subcontinent, with loyal fans sprouting in almost every corner of the globe. And why not? Lovely soundtracks aligned perfectly with the story, kaleidoscopic cinematography and most scenes of most movies bustling with life, taking a liking to Bollywood is as simple as finding the right film. 

 

We are here to jumpstart your romance with Bollywood movies. And what better place to start than one of the most beloved streaming platforms? Yes, of course, we are talking about Netflix! In addition to stellar entertainment content in English and other languages, Netflix India has also over the years built up a robust repository of the best from Indian cinema. So all we ask is, you allow us to help you explore the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India. In return, your satisfaction shall suffice! 

 

1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 

 

Director

Ayan Mukherjee 

 

Star Cast 

Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.1/10

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What makes Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani one of the best Bollywood films on Netflix, is that it continues to be just as refreshing on your 20th watch, as it was the first time you saw it. As most of the people who've seen this movie would proclaim, it's surprisingly easy to fall in love with the main characters, and relate to both Bunny's soaring high desires and Naina's comfort in staying grounded. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is as much of a romantic Bollywood film as it is a meaningful lesson, that too without venturing into the territory of over the top cheesiness. Also, you can watch it for free on BookMyShow. Interesting, isn't it?

 

Watch It On BookMyShow

 

 

 

2. Kahaani 

 

Director

Sujoy Ghosh 

 

Star Cast 

Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta 

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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Do you remember the uproar of popularity that followed the release of Kahaani? Well, it's all justified. Considering the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, thrill and drama that every scene of this movie is studded with, it's unchallenged position as one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix is really not surprising. What happens in the movie, however, is. Like, every step along the way. Seriously, watch it! 

 

Watch It Online On Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 


 

3. Wake Up Sid

 

Director

Ayan Mukherjee

 

Star Cast 

Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Supriya Pathak 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10

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You might have been lucky, or smart enough to know exactly where you were headed once you walked past the gates of college, but I know I speak for many when I say that's not usually the case. That's what makes Sid's story feel so relatable, and the eventual destination of his journey, so comforting. Wake Up Sid is a seriously underrated Bollywood movie, one that gives you an insider peek at the transition between refusal to let go of childhood, and stepping into adulthood the way you want. If you do not have Netflix, you can always watch it on BookMyShow.

 

Watch It On BookMyShow

 

 

 

4. Rang De Basanti 

 

Director

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 

 

Star Cast 

Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10

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I know, the fact that Rang De Basanti is one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix as well as in general, is common news. But think of this as a PSA for those who are lucky enough to not have watched it yet. Why I call them lucky, is because what awaits is a glorious cinematic experience, a story that tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways. Rang De Basanti is about freedom, it's about priorities, it's about courage, and it's about relationships. This is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix, that define the notion of "food for thought". You can watch it on BookMyShow too.

 

Watch It On BookMyShow

 

 

 

5. Bulbbul

 

Director 

Anvita Dutt

 

Star Cast

Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose

 

IMDb

6.5/10

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Once upon a time, the genre of horror in Bollywood was full of unconvincing, overly sexual stories. But with the recent releases in the category, we've encountered a lot more meaning, entertainment and stuff that's actually socially relevant. We'd definitely count Bulbbul in the latter group. One of the latest Bollywood movies on Netflix India, Bulbbul is a hauntingly beautiful story, quite literally. If nothing else, watch it for the stunning cinematography, and you won't be disappointed! 

 

6. Haider 

 

Director

Vishal Bhardwaj

 

Star Cast 

Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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Why, oh why, does Shahid Kapoor not get the credit that he deserves? If you don't agree with us, you need to watch Haider. We've witnessed some of the best performances in Bollywood in this film, along with a gripping storyline and brilliant cinematography. Haider is one of those great Bollywood movies on Netflix, that carry the power to instantly transport you to a world of its own. The charm of this movie is a class apart, one that's quite a distance away from your typical Masala films. You can also find this amazing movie on Zee5.

 

Watch It Here @ Zee5

 

 

 

7. Special 26 

 

Director

Neeraj Pandey

 

Star Cast 

Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee 

 

IMDb Rating 

8.0/10

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This is an extraordinary Bollywood film, a thriller that doesn't need to rely on a hundred unexpected twists to hold your attention captive. Special 26 is one of our favourite picks from the more recent Bollywood releases on Netflix, especially considering how the story kept us right on the edge of our seats throughout. The fact that you get to experience absolutely fantastic acting, is definitely another much-appreciated perk. It is also one of the most watched movie on BookMyShow.

 

Watch It On BookMyShow

 

 

 

 

8. Udta Punjab 

 

Director

Abhishek Chaubey

 

Star Cast 

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor

 

IMDb Rating 

7.8/10 

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Udta Punjab sure has its share of both fans and critics, you know, like most Bollywood movies on Netflix. But take this one with a pinch of salt, and you won't be able to not be moved by the story. Because it's less of a tale, and more of reality. Udta Punjab is gritty, it's gripping, and it's indisputably a must-watch for both Bollywood fans, and the sceptics. The script of the movie is exceptional, and it's of one of those movies that oddly inspire you, even though that's not what you walked in expecting. 

 

9. No One Killed Jessica

 

Director

Raj Kumar Gupta

 

Star Cast 

Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Myra Karn

 

IMDb Rating 

7.2/10

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This Bollywood film is based on the murder of Jessica Lal, a crime that shook the nation to its very core, mostly because of how simple ending a life suddenly seemed. Killed over her refusal to serve drinks past the bar's shut-down time, Jessica's story made all of us rethink the increasing callousness of crime, and this movie sharpens the intensity all the way more. It's more of a dramatic thriller than a non-fictional documentary, but even the played up portions leave us with deep insights. 

 

10. Delhi Belly 

 

Director

Abhinay Deo, Akshat Verma

 

Star Cast 

Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10 

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Look, it had to happen. We had to move past the typically idealistic worlds of Bollywood films, and take a trip down a tougher, more realistic terrain. And Delhi Belly does a commendable job at shaking us into doing so. That too, with the help of smart, hysterical humour. Despite the several complaints the release of this movie attracted, there's no denying the fine filmmaking evident in every scene, and the remarkable honesty of the story. And that my reader, is why we'd unabashedly count it amongst the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India.  

 

Also Read: 7 Bollywood Movies You Can Watch To Travel Through The Country

 

11. Pink 

 

Director

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

 

Star Cast 

Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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There have been a lot of flaws in Bollywood's portrayal of feminist issues, but Pink does a stellar job at making up for lost time. This gripping courtroom drama brings up one of the most unnecessarily muddled concepts in our country, the one of consent. The hands of a clock, the length of a skirt, basically every single element except for what the woman says is held to determine what's okay and what is not. And the authenticity with which Pink explores this and much more, is what lands it in our list of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix. You can also find this movie on Amazon Prime

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

12. Queen

 

Director

Vikas Bahl

 

Star Cast 

Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10 

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This movie is awesome. I'm sorry, but I couldn't come up with fancy words to describe why you should watch this movie. Queen is one of those excellent Bollywood films, that stay with you long past you've shut the screen of your laptop. It's unexpectedly humorous and soul-stirring in equal measure, and the one feeling I invariably experience every time I watch this film, is that of being liberated. And I guess that ability to set you free, is why Queen is almost always mentioned in every list of the best Hindi movies on Netflix. 

 

13. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na 

 

Director

Abbas Tyrewala

 

Star Cast 

Imran Khan, Genelia D'Souza, Manjari Fadnnis 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.5/10 

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How great is this movie, you ask? Almost as much as the intensity of every Indian girl's crush on Imran Khan after it released. It's a rom-com sure, and even has all the cliches to uphold that label. Yet, there's something magically refreshing about this feel-good Bollywood film on Netflix. The narration is crisp and the story expected but heart-warming none the less. And, of course, there's Imran Khan being unbelievably cute. 

 

14. Andhadhun

 

Director 

Sriram Raghavan

 

Star Cast 

Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte

 

IMDb Rating 

8.3/10

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Trust us, if you haven't seen this movie yet, you're definitely missing out on something great. We aren't exaggerating one bit when we claim that Andhadhun is a total masterpiece amongst the relatively new Bollywood movies on Netflix India. I know we are singing a lot of praises right now, but this one is truly a brilliant cinematic creation, one that will blow your mind to bits. So, just watch it man, seriously. You can also see the brillient music videos of this movie on Zee5.

 

Watch It Here @ Zee5

 

 

 

15. Kai Poche

 

Director

Abhishek Kapoor

 

Star Cast 

Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao

 

IMDb Rating 

7.7/10

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Very little dilly-dallying or needless drama, and a lot of meaning, genuineness and splendid cast performances is why Kai Po Che is a must-mention when we are enumerating the best Bollywood movies on Netflix. This movie brought some of the most fantastic actors we've witnessed in more recent years, to our silver screens, and for that reason alone we urge you to watch this one. Sushant, we miss you! 

 

 

16. Tamasha 

 

Director

Imtiaz Ali

 

Star Cast 

Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Naila Grewal

 

IMDb Rating 

7.3/10

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If you're someone who enjoys a breather from the typicality of Bollywood blockbusters every now and then, Tamasha certainly belongs on your To-Watch list. In true Imtiaz Ali fashion, Tamasha is an outcome of great direction, cinematography, script and a superb performance by the cast. This film is a tad more complex than what an average Bollywood enthusiast might be used to, but still absolutely compelling, which is why it's frequently counted amongst the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India. It is also one of the most watched movie on Amazon Prime. 

 

Watch It Here @ Zee5

 

 

 

17. Dil Chahta Hai 

 

Director

Farhan Akhtar

 

Star Cast 

Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10 

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The question "College ke baad Goa chale?" might not have clear origins, but can be, to an extent, traced back to the OG boy-gang movie of Bollywood, Dil Chahta Hai. One of the most classic Bollywood movies on Netflix India, Dil Chahta Hai is as fondly remembered today as it is, owing to its heart touching plot and realistic portrayal of the unexpectedness of adulthood and how iron-clad friendships can collect rust over time. You can also watch it on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

18. The Sky Is Pink 

 

Director

Shonali Bose

 

Star Cast 

Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10

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Fair warning, don't leave your box of tissues too far behind when you sit down to watch this one. The Sky Is Pink is a beautiful, real story about both life and loss, a film that leaves quite an impression on your mind and heart. You laugh sometimes, and then you cry, but throughout the movie, you don't stop feeling sincere emotions. Definitely one of the best new Bollywood movies, and a top-mention in the latest releases on Netflix, this is a film you should, without a doubt, experience at least once. 

 

19. Lootera

 

Director

Vikramaditya Motwane

 

Star Cast 

Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda

 

IMDb Rating 

7.3/10

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Honestly, this is one of the most underrated Bollywood movies to have come out in recent years, a film full of surreal, curiously-comforting old-world charm. This is arguably the most touching performance delivered to date by both of the leading actors, leading to a Bollywood movie that remarkably surpasses your expectations. The direction, music and cinematography are all absolutely beautiful, and the bittersweet story of romance in Lootera will seep into the far down crevices of your heart. 

 

20. Swades 

 

Director

Ashutosh Gowariker

 

Star Cast 

Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10

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Keeping my loyal love for Shahrukh Khan aside, Swades is objectively one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix right now, watching which might lead to an unexpected surge of love and gratitude for your country. Swades touches base on some of the most pressing concerns plaguing our nation, ranging from the claws of casteism to the staggering inaccessibility to education. And it does so with extraordinary grace and soulfulness. 

 

Also Read: The 25 Best Shows To Binge-Watch On Netflix India

 

21. 3 Idiots 

 

Director

Rajkumar Hirani

 

Star Cast 

Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh

 

IMDb Rating 

8.4/10

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An absolute must-watch Bollywood film, in case you haven't already seen it. 3 Idiots starts off with the imagery of two friends searching for their old college friend. Meanwhile, we watch them reminisce about the golden days of their college life, packed with exciting stories, profound lessons, and some important ideologies that most of us should inculcate in our lives. Arguably, one of Amir Khan's best films to date, 3 Idiots reintroduced the Indian population to the importance of knowledge over information, and the need to follow our dreams and pick passion over money, with the aid of lighthearted comedy and plenty of tear-jerker moments. You can also watch it on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

22. Dear Zindagi 

 

Director

Gauri Shinde

 

Star Cast 

Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10

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I'm not going to lie to you, and say that this movie is an accurate representation of how therapy works. But if you're looking for a heartwarming story that inspires you to set out on your own quest of happiness, this Bollywood movie on Netflix might just be it. It's a rather simple, uncomplicated story, but the charming screenplay and fresh cinematography will pull you right in. There's, of course, Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhat, both quite popularly adored. But for us, the fact that this movie dared venture into the territory of mental health, is why we'd feature it on every list of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix. 

 

23. Paan Singh Tomar 

 

Director

Tigmanshu Dhulia

 

Star Cast 

Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Rajesh Abhay 

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10

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This biographical drama won Irrfan Khan critical acclaim from all over the globe, along with a National Award for his gritty, raw performance. And once you get around to witnessing his sheer brilliance in the role of Indian Army soldier turned dacoit Paan Singh Tomar, you'd wholeheartedly agree with all the praise. This movie is full of commendable performances not just by the lead actor but the entirety of the cast, and is strengthened by a crisp script and subtle, witty humour. 

 

24. Barfi 

 

Director

Anurag Basu

 

Star Cast 

Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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Barfi is an immensely touching film, one of those great Bollywood movies on Netflix that make for an unforgettable cinematic experience. It's a genuine tale of true love brimming with stunning imagery, and visual poetry. The movie has multiple layers to it, which is what makes it so intriguing from the moment you hit play. Barfi does a remarkable job at inspiring you, making you smile, making you cry, and leaving you feeling warm and fuzzy. 

 

25. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 

 

Director

Zoya Akhtar

 

Star Cast 

Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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Feeling stuck in a monotonous rut is a concept a lot of us might be familiar with. And if so, this one will be a truly special movie for you. We doubt there are a lot of people who haven't seen this movie yet, but in case you've managed to steer clear so far, trust us when we say Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is an absolute treat to the eyes, mind and heart. What makes it one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix is its portrayal of heavy topics with effortless charm and joyful humour. You can also watch it on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

26. Dil Dhadak Ne Do 

 

Director

Zoya Akhtar

 

Star Cast 

Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra

 

IMDb Rating 

6.8/10

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Regardless of what popular opinion might have led you to believe, there's a lot more to Dil Dhadakne Do than what meets the eye. It's a light-hearted film sure, but still manages to leave you with insights into some very pressing but never-talked-about issues, especially within a family. It's inspiring and refreshing in equal measure, and its good-natured humour is why it's a must mention in our list of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix. Not only this, it is also one of the top rated movie on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

27. Udaan

 

Director

Vikramaditya Motwane

 

Star Cast 

Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh 

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10

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This is one of those Bollywood films that everybody needs to watch, but very few have actually gotten around to experiencing. Udaan is realistic and riveting, a story full of soul revolving around an abusive father and his adolescent son. It's a coming of age film with remarkable authenticity and genuineness in the script, along with a certain depth of emotions. Udaan is, by every measure, one of the best Bollywood films on Netflix right now, a poignant story we'd wholeheartedly recommend to everybody. 

 

 

28. Talaash 

 

Director

Reema Kagti

 

Star Cast 

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji 

 

IMDb Rating 

7.2/10

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Listen if you are one of the few fortunate people who did not get undesired spoilers before watching the movie, let me go right ahead and tell you how much I envy you. Because considering how glued to my TV screen I was despite of knowing where the movie was eventually headed, someone who doesn't know, would be struck and mesmerised by this brilliant film beyond measure. The performances in the movie are absolutely top-notch, guided by exceptional screenplay and cinematography, that pull you right in. You can also stream it online on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

29. Stree

 

Director

Amar Kaushik

 

Star Cast 

Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10

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Like we mentioned earlier, the Bollywood horror genre has matured significantly in recent years, with meaningful stories and terrific scripts now taking the centre stage. Stree is one such movie. One of the best Bollywood horror movies on Netflix India, Stree is both strongly socially relevant and uproariously funny. There's a perfect blend of comedy and horror within the movie, and the brilliant acting by the cast makes it a thoroughly entertaining flick. You can also check this movie out on Hotstar.

 

Watch It Online On Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 

 

30. Pad Man 

 

Director

R. Balki

 

Star Cast 

Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor

 

IMDb Rating 

7.9/10

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The topic of menstruation in India has always been a hush-hush affair, riddled with taboos and shaming, that make the already difficult monthly ordeal even more challenging for the women in our country. Padman is a movie that takes us through the journey of a revolutionary activist by the name of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who recognised the struggles of menses and vowed to expand access to sanity napkins for the women residing in rural areas. Pad Man sheds light on an issue often discussed behind closed doors, and with the inclusion of just one sex. What makes it one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix to be released recently, is its heart-touching portrayal of the story of an ordinary man's extraordinary open-mindedness. 

 

Also Read: Rely On The Best Inspirational Movies On Netflix To Get Your Motivation Up!

 

31. Kapoor & Sons

 

Director

Shakun Batra

 

Star Cast 

Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt

 

IMDb Rating 

7.7/10

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Kapoor & Sons is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix, that leave you more than pleasantly surprised. It's a truly delightful watch, and moves past cliched family dramas into a more meaningful, emotion-packed territory. Both the screenplay and the script are exceptionally smooth, and the authenticity of the movie makes it a total must-watch. Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix, Kapoor & Sons will churn your heart inside out. Not only this, it is also one of the top rated movie on Amazon Prime.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

32. The Lunchbox

 

Director

Ritesh Batra

 

Star Cast 

Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

 

IMDb Rating 

7.8/10

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Irrfan Khan's brilliant portrayal of the reserved widower Saajan Fernandes, was upheld by a striking sense of honesty and a genuine depth of emotion, rarely found in actors merely playing characters. A beautiful epistolary relationship between two strangers, woven around an ordinary lunch box, is taken to the highest league of cinematic art in The Lunchbox. This Bollywood film on Netflix is simple, profound and absolutely heartfelt. 

 

33. DevD

 

Director

Anurag Kashyap

 

Star Cast 

Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin 

 

IMDb Rating 

8/10

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Honestly, I will never understand why this movie is as underrated as it is. DevD is less of a Bollywood film, and more of an intense piece of art, with extraordinary cinematography, and fantastic, realistic acting. The storyline is based on that of the classic Devdas, except it's set in modern times, and comes with its own contemporary twists and turns. Trust us when we say that this is one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix as well as in general, and makes for a breathtaking watch we'd recommend to everybody. 

 

34. Sanju

 

Director

Rajkumar Hirani

 

Star Cast 

Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala

 

IMDb Rating 

7.8/10

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If the reviews were to be blindly trusted, Sanju perhaps wouldn't have made the cut to be included amongst the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India. However, if you're a Ranbir Kapoor fan, his absolutely splendid performance in this movie will make it worth your while. Sanju is full of emotions and drama, possibly too much so for a biopic. But the fine acting by both Ranbir and Vicky uplift the decent script to the few latest Bollywood movies on Netflix one should watch at least once. You can also check this movie out on Hotstar.

 

Watch It Online On Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 

 

35. Shaitan 

 

Director

Bejoy Nambiar

 

Star Cast 

Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Panditt, Gulshan Devaiah

 

IMDb Rating 

7.2/10

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Again, one of the most underrated Bollywood movies on Netflix India, Shaitan does not get half the credit it deserves for its striking story. The grungy aesthetic of the movie makes it a particularly enjoyable watch for the youth, but the fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing script is something that will be enjoyed by everybody. It's a dark, gritty film with a thrilling background score, and skillfully shot scenes that leave an impression. 

 

36. Airlift 

 

Director

Raja Menon

 

Star Cast 

Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra

 

IMDb Rating 

8/10

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What we dig about this movie, is its one-of-a-kind brilliance within the genre of nail-biting Bollywood action thrillers. A far departure from your normal masala commercial Bollywood films, Airlift comes with an outstanding screenplay and superb art direction. There isn't a single boring scene in the whole movie, and the high-octane action will keep you hooked throughout. It's one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix India that every Indian out there needs to experience. 

 

37. A Wednesday 

 

Director

Neeraj Pandey

 

Star Cast 

Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill 

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

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If you haven't seen A Wednesday yet, we just have one question. Why?! This one is a true masterpiece in every sense, a Bollywood movie on Netflix India that will thrill you to your bones. A Wednesday is as much of a high-voltage thriller as it is a relevant social commentary, and the movie is extremely engrossing from the first scene to the very last one. But what makes it an unmissable mention on every list of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix, is the stand-off between two of Bollywood's most prolific actors. 

 

38. Madras Cafe

 

Director

Shoojit Sircar

 

Star Cast 

John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna

 

IMDb Rating 

7.7/10

 

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Madras Cafe is a seriously underrated Bollywood movie, one that deserves a lot more recognition and praise for its intellectual, riveting script and brilliant execution as one of the best political thrillers to have graced Bollywood. It's a gripping retelling of factual events, upheld by striking visuals, a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, and a certain ability to make you squirm in anticipation. 

 

39. Masaan

 

Director

Neeraj Ghaywan

 

Star Cast 

Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal

 

IMDb Rating 

8.1/10

 

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A breathtaking product of fine filmmaking, Masaan is the exact kind of movie that Indian cinema fans had been waiting for. It's a soul-touching story woven with threads of social and political issues, and it's a movie that will satisfy you like no other. Masaan received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, which perhaps gives you a good indication of its sheer ingenuity as a Bollywood movie. The electrifying cast performances, surreal scenes, and proximity to reality all make it a worthy mention on our list of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India. You can also check this movie out on Hotstar.

 

Watch It Online On Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 

 

 

40. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 

 

Director

Karan Johar

 

Star Cast 

Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji

 

IMDb Rating 

7.6/10

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I mean, if we are going to recommend the best Bollywood movies on Netflix India, we can't miss out on this classic now, can we? 


 

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