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Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix You Can't Afford To Miss Out

By Anubha Das

Updated - March 10, 2019 15 min read

There are such a significant number of Bollywood films on Netflix to look over that you probably won't become weary of the offer. A lot of these movies are universally known and acknowledged. You just need a couple of hours and some popcorn to appreciate the best Bollywood films on Netflix you incline toward. So, make room for a film that changed your views on the tile for a tempting title. The plot and actors will surprise you. Here are the top 25 Bollywood movies you must watch.

 

*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.

 

1. Sanju

Director:  Rajkumar Hirani

Star Casts: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala 

 

Watching Ranbir Kapoor disappearing into the character of Sanjay Dutt is bliss to see in this best Bollywood movie on Netflix. The eerie resemblance is not just physical, although make-up, hair, and costume departments deserve praise for their extraordinary work. The story of this popular Hindi cinema is the story of the actor Sanjay Dutt who got convicted for the allegations him being involved in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Though the movie shows the real story and all about his arrest under the draconian and the now lapsed TADA. The main objective shown in the movie is two-fold: it talks about Dutt as a misguided but well-intentioned man and also scapegoats others for his failings. Watch this intriguing story with some amazing soundtracks and cinematography on Netflix right now. best-bollywood-movies-netflix-sanju_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10

 

2. Andhadhun

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Star Casts: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte 

 

Andhadhun is just like any other top movie on Netflix which shows an edge of the seat - intense - dark - subtle - true to the fact movie. A classic which will grow in its stature with age. Each character of this movie has a grey personality which is supported by the Frank story telling. No doubt after being a hit at the box office it is one of the good movies to watch on Netflix. The story surrounds a piano player who is pretending to be blind and under circumstances witnesses a murder which entails to other eerie consequences. A Bollywood movie on Netflix which will make you proud as a lover of Bollywood thrillers, because it's par with any Hollywood movie. Dark comedy is the essence of the movie.  best-bollywood-movies-netflix-andhadhun_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.6/10

 

3. Parmanu

Director: Abhishek Sharma

Star Casts: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty 

 

Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran is a mindblowing Bollywood movie on Netflix. This movie not only stays true to the event but also makes sure that those who didn't know about it would be able to experience it in a stylish way. The story of this best Bollywood movie on Netflix is a good thriller which tells you the story of India's one of the most initial Nuclear Test conducted by India. Cherish this movie and know about the true facts on how our Indian army has been a rock solid against all the odds.best-bollywood-movies-netflix-parmanu_image

IMDb Ranking: 7.8/10

 

4. Half Girlfriend

Director: Mohit Suri

Star Casts: Shraddha Kapoor, Vikrant Massey, Arjun Kapoor

 

Another Chetan Bhagat adaptation is one of the good movies to watch on Netflix. Half Girlfriend begins on a high note with the popular soundtrack where the love begins to blossom in the heart of a Bihari guy. The movie is basically his journey to achieve his love. The story is told through Madhav's eyes and keeping in mind that there is an intentionally written in line about instructing the young lady youngster, it's for the most part about his over the top love for Riya. Watch this popular Hindi cinema on Netflix right now.best-bollywood-movies-netflix-half-girlfriend_image

IMDb Ranking: 4.3/10

 

5. Jab Harry Met Sejal

Director:  Imtiaz Ali

Star Casts:  Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Björn Freiberg 

 

Director Imtiaz Ali tried to adopt one of the famous Hollywood movies "When Harry Met Sally" with the best romantic hero of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan. This Hindi movie on Netflix is a romantic and comedy movie with amazing locations and a great flow throughout. Songs and dialogues are for light hearts and happy minds. Harry is a tour manager in Europe who reluctantly helps a frantic however determined young lady named Sejal to remember their means so as to find the wedding ring that she claims to have lost during her vacation.

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IMDb Ranking: 5.4/10

 

6. Lust Stories

Director:  Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee

Star Casts:  Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala 

 

Lust stories is one of the most talked about Bollywood movie on Netflix that broke stereotypes that hounds sex in our society. The character development is very good, the art and sound are just right. There are small and healthy doses of humor added which can be enjoyed by one and all. Magnificently candid and sensible, despite the fact that Karan Johar's bearing was way too 'Bollywood' with scenes making a decent attempt to be humorous despite the fact that the story was pleasant. The star casts of Lust Stories are remarkable in their individual jobs throughout the four parts. The highlight was how social class and sex was beautifully shown in its disturbing silence.best-bollywood-movies-netflix-lust-stories_image

IMDb Ranking: 6.6/10

 

7. Mubarakan

Director: Anees Bazmee

Star Casts:  Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz 

 

Mubarakan being one of the good things to watch on Netflix that proves convincingly that comedies need not always be about slapstick, that there is more to comedy films than vulgar gestures and crass jokes. Director Anees Bazmee, story writers Rupinder Chahal and Balwinder Singh Janjua and dialogue writer Rajesh Chawla, take a bow for making a clean film that is an out-and-out entertainer!best-bollywood-movies-netflix-mubarakan_image

IMDb Ranking: 5.6/10

 

8. Aiyaary

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Star Casts:  Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh

 

Showing the various loopholes in our society, this Bollywood movie on Netflix is a popular one on our list. The main plot of the movie covers the fights that are within the country. This top Hindi movie on Netflix will literally move you out of your wits. Binge watch it with other Hindi movies on Netflix.best-bollywood-movies-netflix-aiyaary_image

IMDb Ranking: 5.3/10

 

9. Brahman Naman 

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee

Star Casts: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad

 

It is one of those top movies on Netflix with raunchy comedies that would hit you on the spot. It takes after the same unwritten standards explored by films like Animal House, American Pie, and Superbad. This best Bollywood movie of Netflix nails the forlorn, profoundly strange young men club that is the testing subculture. Rather than giving the crowd a gorgeous token hero or a foolishly charming one, Brahman Naman has three deliberately unappealing leads. Watch this one of the best things on Netflix for easily digestible, unabashedly raunchy comedy with your college buddies on a Sunday afternoon over oily snacks and a crate of beer.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 5.6/10

 

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10. Brij Mohan Amar Rahe! 

 

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe, a dark comedy about a con went wrong, delivers multiple deaths but not a single joke lands. The plot of the film revolves around a man who is convicted of his murder. Brij Mohan fakes his death while he is trying to escape and have something other than the mundane things in his boring life. Brij Mohan Amar Rahe is a film with a comic and complex look at the concept of Karmic justice and plays out with ironic humor. Look out for highly bold women and dark comedy in this Netflix Original movie which is also one of the best movies on Netflix.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

 

11. Pad Man 

Director:  R. Balki

Star Casts: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor 

 

As the movie name suggests, Pad Man starring megastar Akshay Kumar is one of the good movies to watch on Netflix. It tells the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a poor college dropout turned innovator from South India that revolves around pad which is usually considered as a bizarre topic by the Indians. Pad Man is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix that plays an important role in starting a conversation about the serious topic. The movie is entertaining and, for the most part, sensible.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10

 

12. Once Again 

Director: Kanwal Sethi

Star Casts: Shefali Shah, Neeraj Kabi, Bidita Bag

 

You must recall the movie " Lunchbox" which was about a love story that started when Ila sent her husband's lunch box to someone else accidentally, leading to an exchange of letters through the lunchbox. Once Again also steers clear of the perception that it is a food film. It’s a popular Hindi cinema that gives us a love story of two middle-aged characters. Must watch for those people who love a love story and the characters will take you back to those quotes that speak that age is just a number.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.3/10

 

13. Bareilly Ki Barfi

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Star Casts:  Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao

 

Bareilly Ki Barfi is a small budgeted film but also one of the best comedy movies on Netflix that had raked in quite a good moolah at a time when Bollywood films were not receiving a favorable response. The plot of the movie shows that a girl thinks she is in love with charmer Boy B, but it's behind-the-scenes Boy A — is the underlying theme of this film. It’s a variation of the Hitch theme that has been used and perfected in lots of Indian movies earlier. Be ready for some entertaining dialogues and the best of all Rajkumar Rao's awesome performance in this film.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.5/10

 

14. Mom 

Star Casts:  Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy

 

This Hindi movie on Netflix is one of the last works of the famous actor who passed away lately. Yes, we are talking about Sridevi who made played a moms character in this movie and reinforced the strength that a mom carries on her shoulders. A movie that every Indian woman was able to connect with. That speaks for the rape victim and how her mother vows to seek revenge against the culprits.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.2/10

 

15. Airlift 

Director: Raja Menon

Star Casts:  Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra 

 

This is a deftly done film, which never abandons its mission: to tell a tale. The film is based on the real-life conflict and bloodshed that took place twenty-five years back in Kuwait, and how the main protagonist organizes a relief camp and rescues the 1,70,000 Indians trapped in Kuwait. ‘Airlift’ is a good film, solidly plotted, well executed and well-acted. Watch this movie for the horror and taut, time-ticking dread that typify unforgettable siege/rescue films like Hotel Rwanda (2004). best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.1/10

 

16. Udta Punjab 

Director: Abhishek Chaubey

Star Casts:  Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor

 

Apart from the hot look of Shahid Kapoor, Udta Punjab is all about the drug scene being at its edge in Punjab. This top movie on Netflix portrays the scenario perfectly leaving no stones unturned. The movie was a blockbuster and hit many hearts at once. It is a perfect answer to the west, not only in storytelling, performance, delicacy or showing bonding but why the world is crying to get a bit of Indians.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.8/10

 

17. Neerja 

Director: Ram Madhvani

Star Casts: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tikku

 

This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India’s daughters. It is good that the movie relies on drama and that's how Ram Madhvani wants to achieve while handling this story. Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tikku’s performance as the parents are top notches. It is a real story of a flight attendant who stalls the terrorists from attacking the passengers on board when the flight is hijacked. Awesome performance by our very own fashionista Sonam Kapoor makes Neerja the best Bollywood movie on Netflix.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.7/10

 


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18. Pink 

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Star Casts: Tapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari 

 

Pink is one of the good movies to watch on Netflix. Starring one of the most legendary actor Amitabh Bachan gives out a powerful statement on the existing feudal mindset of a majority of India that does not treat man and woman equally. Outstanding amongst other parts about this film is the way that it outwardly never demonstrates to you the real incident, up until the point that the end credits. The story depends on the happenings and that secret forms well in the principal half. An intense content and with supporting powerful acting lifts this film into the category of must-watch.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10

 

19. Dear Zindagi 

Director:  Gauri Shinde

Star Casts:  Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor

 

One more blockbuster of Shahrukh Khan along with Alia Bhatt Alia plays Kaira, a cinematographer who after a series of breakups goes to Jehangir Khan, a counselor to get over depression. With breezy music and quirky lines, Dear Zindagi teasers manage to put a smile on our faces whenever you watch them. You'll especially fall in love with the soundtracks. While Just Go To Hell Dil evokes the pain one goes through after a heartbreak, Love you Zindagi makes you want to embrace life and all its quirks with open arms. best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.6/10

 

20. Masaan 

Director:  Neeraj Ghaywan

Star Casts:  Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal

 

Masaan is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix that makes you believe in the foundation of Hindi cinema. Richa Chadha and Vicky Kaushal starring 'Masaan' is one of the most critically acclaimed movies. The Director of the movie showcases two separate stories based in Varanasi which eventually meets at the end of the movie. Masaan is a story of loss and how people have to deal with the pain of the loss. If you are one who watches movies apart from them being entertaining, this is a must watch for you.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.1/10

 

21. Queen 

Director: Vikas Bahl 

Star Casts: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon 

 

"Queen" is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix that will surely bring a smile to your face. It shows the story of an ignorant girl who gets ditched by her fiance before her marriage and ends up going for her honeymoon all by herself where she learns to enjoy life being a confused yet independent girl in a different country. Kangana Ranaut's performance is outstanding in the movie where she will be seen being crestfallen or ecstatic, selling golgappas, hiding her infatuation for an Italian restaurateur or showing deep dejection about her wimpy beau Vijya.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10

 

22. 2 States 

Director: Abhishek Varman

Star Casts: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh 

 

How many of you have read the Chetan Bhagat's novels while making it seem like you were a tedious student studying a Science book? If you are one of those smart people, you must have already watched 2 States, and if by chance you haven't then you must open Netflix and watch one of the best Bollywood movies on Netflix right away. Need we say more other than how cute the pair of Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt looks coming from 2 different cultures and falling in love. 2 States is all about how to make your parents agree with your inter-caste marriage. Watch now!best-bollywood-movies-netflix IMDb Ranking: 6.9/10

 

23. Special 26 

Director:  Neeraj Pandey

Star Casts: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee 

 

This con story is not very-stylish nor is it very serious. It doesn’t stun you with a social message like Pandey’s ‘A Wednesday,’ but it would surely entertain you on a Wednesday, Thursday or any day. Inspired by a true incident, the director tells a story about the chor-police chase and weaves an intelligent, mind-racing thriller, keeping you tightly strapped to your seats.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10

 

24. Madras Cafe 

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Star Casts:  Nargis Fakhri, John Abraham, Raashi Khanna

 

Madras Café's story builds up to an agonizing end. The movie Madras Cafe is based on the Srilanka's Civil War which most of the viewers would have been very young to know about. At last with outstanding performances by John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri, this is one of those Bollywood movies on Netflix that have Bollywood never touched before.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.7/10

 

25. Chennai Express 

Director: Rohit Shetty

Star Casts: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Sathyaraj

 

Chennai Express is considered as one of the Bollywood's highest grossing films of all times and one of the best things on Netflix to see. The movie which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone as its main leads traced the journey of a bachelor who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram, and while on it, falls in love with the daughter of a local Don. You'll love it at its first scene itself, and you'll end up laughing hard at each comedy dialogues.best-bollywood-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.0/10

 

Let us know about the ones you have already watched and the ones that have already made the list to be watched on the weekend.

 


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A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground

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