42 Best Hindi movies on Amazon prime watch on Lockdown

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Your search ends here, presenting you the best and selected movies list that you can binge-watch on amazon prime during this unfortunate lockdown. Being a Bollywood lover, I honestly admit this is not the complete list, but it’s a start.

With the increase in numbers of internet users (God bless Jio) and good speed, online video streaming becoming popular day by day. So this is the best way to spend some quality time with your family at home and watch these awesome movies during the quarantine period.

There are many streaming websites, but Netflix and Amazon is dominating the market. Amazon prime movies have listed many Bollywood production companies that means more and more movies.

So if you're are Bollywood lover start watching these movies of categories subject to but not limited to action, comedy, drama, thriller, and horror.

Due to so many choices, it is hectic to download each movie on your mobile or laptop rather you can save movies in your watchlist and watch them whenever you want. No headache of downloading and deleting to free some space.
With too many choices selecting the right movie is a hectic job, so the below-compiled list will give you enough kick to start with something and remind you that this list of Bollywood movies defines one of the best eras of the Bollywood entertainment industry.

Note, the movies list provided below are with plot and reviews.

Best Hindi movies on Amazon Prime

42. Shahid (2013)

Director: Hansal Mehta.

Shahid is a biographical drama based on human right activist Shahid Azmi and the lawyer played by talented Raj Kumar Rao. Its a journey of a boy who at the age of 15 was arrested for terrorist activities in Bombay riots in 1992, but was released due to insufficient evidence.

He took the role of defending the Indian Muslim minority and providing due justice to them. In between he had to face many threats and hardships to maintain is work.

A piece of work by Hansal Mehta and power-packed performances by Raj Kumar Rao (won him national award), Prabhleen Sandhu, Kay Kay Menon, Tigmanshu Dhulia and many more.

41. Fukrey (2013)

Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.

A typical Delhi comedy-drama which revolves around 4 characters who toils between studies and dream to achieve larger than life, which leads them to unwanted situations and struggles to come out of it. Its situational comedy movie with dialogues that will touch your heart as well as mind.

A power-packed performance by newcomers and talented Richa Chadha. This is a mood freshener comedy and a must watch with family and friends.

40. New York (2009)

Director: Kabir Khan.

The movie is a crime drama based on stories of 3 characters (John Abraham, Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh) when their lives take a drastic turn after the 9/11 attack. An FBI officer (Irfan Khan) convinces Neil to go FBI undercover who controls the situation of 3  friends which created more turmoil in their lives. To find why and what you have to watch the movie.

Irfan Khan flawless as usual and John Abraham played the role of a victim of police brutality, Neil and Kat maintained what they were told to do.

39. Dostana (2008)

Director: Tarun Mansukhani

If you are looking for a hilarious and entertaining movie, then is a must-watch.

Two guys Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham played the role of gays due to some undesired situations, so they can fit in an apartment where they met Neha (Priyanka Chopra) with whom they fall in love, this is where the real comedy begins.

38. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi

A must-watch movie for Hrithik Roshan lovers. It's the second installment of Dhoom (which starred John Abraham). This time Jai (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday Chopra) targets an international thief who is infamous for stealing priceless artifacts whose next target is Mumbai.

No Bollywood movie is complete with a spicy and hot touch which was fulfilled by gorgeous Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The stunts are amazing and the style of theft will keep you guessing what next?

37. Citylights (2014)

Director: Hansal Mehta.

The story revolves around Deepak Singh (Raj Kumar Rao), a farmer who hails from Rajasthan migrated to Mumbai with his wife and kid to lead a better life. But soon he realized that surviving in big cities is not a piece of cake.

This film is an adaptation of Metro Manila which was released a year before. I won't compare these two cause culture wise the situations and tackling them is always different.

36. Veer Zaara (2004)

Director: Yash Chopra.

Any SRK lovers here? Then it's a do-not-miss movie. Love stories in Bollywood movies are handled with delicacy and who can handle better than Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan?

Veer-Zara is a story of Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) in Indian Air Force and Zaara (Preity Zinta) from Pakistan who arrived in India to carry out the wish of her surrogate mother. Veer saves her and they fall in love for which he has paid 22 years of his life in jail in Pakistan. Saamia Siddiqui (Rani Mukerji) fights for Veer to regain his dignity.

35. The Ghazi Attack (2017)

Director: Sankalp Reddy.

An action-war movie which tells that how Ghazi, a submarine of Pakistan was planning to attack Vizag port and how Indian submarine S21 tackles.

The situation is based on Indo-Pak war of 1971 when the tensions between India and Pakistan were brewing which led to the formation of Bangladesh.

Pak navy plans to attack the great aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, so they can take control of Bay of Bengal.

The movie could have been made better with the star cast like Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon and Rana Daggubati.

34. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015)

Director: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.

Who can forget Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (played by Rajit Kapur ) TV serial of the early 90s? Watching your childhood memories on big screen is like living again those years.

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay made this true by not failing on his work on Detective Byomkesh Bakshy of 2015 (played by talented Sushant Singh Rajput). In this movie, Byomkesh just finished college agrees to investigate the disappearance of Bhuvan, a chemist.

This leads to the bigger conspiracy in Calcutta and how he handles the situations and unravels mysteries that is what you are going to see.

33. Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Director: Sharat Katariya.

I think this is a story of every middle-class Indian which is depicted in a humorous way and succeeded. The story revolves around Prem ( Ayushmann Khurrana) and his oversized wife Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) whose arrange marriage turns out to be a mismatch.

Do they lead their life as it is or they try to balance life? What role play do their families have? or they turn out to be a perfect mismatch? Find out. Its a must watch comedy movie with your family and friends.

32. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Director: Zoya Akhtar.

As the name says that is what the whole movie is about. The story introduces 3 friends (Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol) and their stories. One of them gets engaged, so they decide to turn their fantasy vacation to reality. A new-age comedy with craziness and feel good factors this movie gives a glimpse of life situations.

Zoya Akhtar collected some talented cast and made justice to them by giving them each their space.

31. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Director: Aditya Chopra.

The movie which made SRK a romantic God in Indian cinema. The movie that became the heartthrob of youngsters and a milestone. The tag line of the movie "when Raj (SRK) meets Simran (Kajol)" and then we have the epic masterpiece in front of us.

The story is about how Raj crosses 2 seas and reach India to win back Simran and at the same time win the hearts of Simran's family. Will he succeed?

30. Darr (1993)

Director: Yash Chopra.

The turning point in Shah Rukh Khan's film career. Story of a girl Kiran or Kkkkiran (Juhi Chawla) who become an obsession with Rahul (SRK). Sunil (Sunny Deol) is the love interest of Kiran. Comic touch was given by Anupam Kher. How an obsession creates havoc in life and what outcomes do one face is depicted beautifully by Yash Chopra.

29. Padmaavat (2018)

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

An epic saga that faced many controversies until its release. The film is based on commitment and valor of Rajputs. The movie shows Sultan Allauddin Khilji's (Ranveer Singh) obsession with Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) which led to love and sacrifice between Padmavati and King Rana Raval Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapur).

Khilji was infamous for attacking for land and women and his eye gazed upon Rani Padmavati, this motive led an attack on Mewar which ended up women performing "Jauhar."

You should have this movie in your watchlist if you're looking for Royal visuals, melodious original music and flawless acting.

28. Piku (2015)

Director: Shoojit Sircar.

A bizarre comedy showing relationship between a daughter (Deepika Padukone) and an aging father (Amitabh Bachchan) whose quirkiness drives everyone crazy.

The punch lines of Irfan Khan are virtuous of the situations. If you are looking for light comedy, awesome acting with limited actors, feel-good movie then go for it without any second thoughts.

27. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.

Ashutosh is known for giving his audiences movies which are larger than life. A love story periods around the sixteenth century between Mughal Akbar and Rajput princess, Jodha. Their marriage was on the basis of alliance. How love blossomed gradually between the two.

Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs by marrying Jodha, on the other hand the fiery Rajput princess resented being just a political pawn in this marriage of alliance, which become Akbar's biggest challenge. This movie is all about how he handles the queen's heart and manage suppressions of his enemies who are trying to dethrone him.

26. Chak De! India (2007)

Director: Shimit Amin.

One of the best movie ever made on sports, Hockey. Kabir Khan (SRK) coach of Indian Women's National Hockey Team desires to fulfill his dream of making his Girls Hockey team world champion against all odds.

The ex-Indian captain Kabir Khan was accused as traitor after losing the match to Pakistan that led him to leave his locality. After years he reappears to remove his traitor tag and a dream to make his team world champion. How he and girls of hockey team crosses hurdles to achieve success depicted in this enthusiastic film.

25. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Director: Yash Chopra.

One of the major hits of Shahrukh Khan and Yash Chopra team. Songs made this movie a blockbuster hit. The musical drama of about dreamy and passionate characters; Rahul (SRK), Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) and Nisha (Karishma Kapoor) and their dreams to achieve true love. All three characters are with different viewpoints on love.

24. Kapoor & Sons (2016)

Director: Shakun Batra.

A dysfunctional family of 2 brothers (Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan) who are living abroad, visits their family in India and finds that their parent's marriage (Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak) is on the rocks and undergoing a financial grind and more unfurls as the movie goes on.

The word "family" signifies love, care, compromise, sacrifice and much more. Every person in the family has something to say, are they ready to take it. The situations will make you wonder what next? The character Daddu played by Rishi Kapoor is like cool breeze of air in tensed situations. Alia played her part very well.

23. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Director: Ayan Mukerji.

Story of a shy girl, Nina (Deepika Padukone) who embarks a trip to the Himalayas where she meets her former classmates and happy-go-lucky Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) with whom she fall in love. She couldn't confess her love and time departs them. Years later they meet at a friend's wedding and love blossoms again, both are well-settled but they are unsure whether marriage falls in their to-do list, What happens next, watch it to find?

22. Jab We Met (2007)

Director: Imtiaz Ali.

One of the best pieces of work from director Imtiaz Ali. A dejected wealthy businessman Aditya (Shahid Kapur) failed in love and depressed by his father's demise boarded a train to go nowhere (what a gloomy and slow story, isn't it), but just then the whole thing changes when energetic, full of positive vibes, ms non-nonstop boards the train, Geet Kaur (Kareena Kapoor), who made this poor guy's situation worse or not (you will decide).

Geet misses her train due to Aditya and he took the responsibility to get her safely to her home in Bhatinda. From there Geet plans to run away to meet her true love, Anshuman. What happens next? The whole movie is based on confusion with love.

21. Dil Chahata Hai (2001)

Director: Farhan Akhtar.

Three childhood friends (Amir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna) just passed college and embark on a journey to Goa to chill. They chill out and enjoy everything together until they each fall in love and their approach to love interests which makes their situation worse. How do they handle it? What happens to them? Will they happily live after?

20. Hindi Medium (2017)

Director: Saket Chaudhary.

Another piece of work carried out by protagonist Irfan Khan brilliantly. This movie is a must-watch for parents who struggle for their kids so their kids study in posh school full of English environment, and what sacrifices parents make for the sake of their children.

A couple from Chandni Chowk, old Delhi desires best education for their daughter, so they move to post locality to mingle with high society crowd. This film is an eye-opener for those parents who tend to take an artificial life just for the sake of what society wants, not what they want and their children.

19. 102 Not Out (2018)

Director: Umesh Shukla.

This comedy-drama focuses on 2 characters, an old man of 102 years old played by the legend Amitabh Bachchan who is determined to break the oldest-man-alive record and another legend Rishi Kapoor who plays a role of sad and grumpy old man of 75 years old, who also happens to be the son of Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan).

Dattatraya wants to break the record of a Chinese man who holds the record of the oldest person living on earth, but he believes living with old and boring son won't make this possible. Full-on fun and entertainment between old son and young father.

18. Raazi (2018)

Director: Meghna Gulzar.

The story of Kashmiri girl Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) who goes undercover and marry a Pakistani officer in order to spy on Pakistan army activities during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.

Sehmat's father is a son of a freedom fighter and also an undercover agent. He wants Sehmat to carry forward the legacy of his family and become an agent.

The movie is gripping in every situation, all actors played their part with honesty. The film is to the point, no scenes will make you feel that it is dragging. The movie gives you the idea of conditions of war times.

17. Karwaan (2018)

Director: Akarsh Khurana.

Just comedy and beautiful drama framed by 3 people who took the road trip from Bangalore to Kochi.

I always loved watching road trip movies be it Bombay to Goa, Piku or any other movies. Karwaan is added to my most favorites list. This movie has situational comedy as well as punchline humor (we have Irfan Khan to fulfill this deed).

In short, the film will really give you a road trip from beginning till the end and leave you with emotions and laughs.

16. K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)

Director: Prashanth Neel.

Breaking the rules of typical Bollywood theme, this movie is 10/10, where every part of emotion, laugh, walk and even flying dust picturized diligently.

The story of a savage rebel who rises against the barbaric oppression and becomes the symbol of hope to oppressed people. The best part is the narration of the story. The expression of storyteller and listener is priceless. I am eagerly waiting for Chapter 2. In short, this movie is originality at its best.

15. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Director: Kabir Khan.

A feel-good movie which shows the cute and healthy bond between a hardcore follower of Shri Hanuman Pawan (Salman Khan) and a young mute Pakistani girl Munni (Harshali) and his oath of taking back girl to her homeland to reunite with her family.

Some situations in this movie are really hilarious that don't need any dialogues to describe it. Like Munni does not like eating vegetables as this what she gets to eat being in Brahmin Hindu family, but she goes to neighbor's house and finishes biryani, hence solving the question that Munni is Muslim.

14. Gol Maal (1979)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

A simple man lies for the sake of his job, but the situation gets complicated when he falls for his boss's daughter thus making his boss skeptical.

This movie is beyond introduction and reviews. Let me put this way Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt what else you need. You make them sit in a room with nothing, there comes another timeless comedy classic.

Amol and Utpal Dutt were famous for making people laugh with simple words and their best comic timing. I bet this timeless classic will event make the next 100th generation laugh. While watching movie either you will grin or laugh.

You will remember not every character but situation too and will discuss with your family and friends.

13. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1993)

Director: Kundan Shah.

Two friends struggle to maintain their photo studio and in between come across political dealings, murder, and corruption. They decide to bring guilty to light.

This is a black comedy, a timeless classic by Shah with classic actors raining, one of the finest pieces ever made.

12. Zanjeer (1973)

Director: Prakash Mehra.

A sincere and tough police officer (Amitabh Bachchan) goes against the crime lord who happens to be his parents' murderer.

This movie was a turning point in Amitabh's sinking career. He was overnight hit after the release of this film, thus giving birth to "Angry Young Man." This classic gave the formula to filmmakers of honest police office and revenge. After this duo, Amitabh and Prakash Mehra gave many hits.

11. Sholay (1975)

Director: Ramesh Sippy.

After an honest police officer's (Sanjeev Kumar) family is murdered by ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan), he hires two outlaws to catch the dacoit.

Even the generation of today still remembers the famous dialogues of this cult classic, not only of the protagonists but even of small characters. Movie like this was never made again. The duo Salim-Javed gave their best work in this film.

10. Lagaan (2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.

In India, the people of a small village under British rule stage their future on a game of cricket against British rulers.

Does anyone remember "teen guna lagaan dena padega." India is a place where people eat cricket, sleep cricket and worship cricket. You can guess that by looking at the timeline of the movie. half of the movie showed cricket match between Indian villagers and Britishers. Man, this cricket match was between the 2 mismatches. Your keenness grows when you know what is at stake.

I am not much of a fan of cricket, but the cricket match in this movie glued me to the seat until the end. This movie was nominated for Oscars.

9. 3 Idiots (2009)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani.

Two settled friends (Madhavan, Sharman) are searching for their long lost friend Rancho (Amir Khan). While searching for him they revisit their college days and recollect the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently.

Yes, that is what needed for today's generation. Not only children, but their parents also need to understand that opportunities never dies, there is a world beyond engineers and doctors. What's the point of doing something in which you are not interested and your heart is somewhere else. The film delivers the message perfectly.

8. Mother India (1957)

Director: Mehboob Khan.

Another timeless classic which shows the condition of poor farmers how are they exploited by money lenders. A mother (Nargis) struggles with poverty and raises sons with a lot of hardships, but she never compromised with her moral code.

The movie was nominated for Oscars.

7. Pyaasa (1957)

Director: Guru Dutt.

Vijay, a talented but penniless poet struggles for love and gratitude in a selfish world. Vijay's poems are very radical in which he regrets about poor people and the pomposity of the rich after the takeoff of the British rule from India. His endeavors to get them published are bootless.

6. A Wednesday (2008)

Director: Neeraj Pandey.

A resigning cop thinks back about the most shocking day of his vocation about a case that was never documented yet keeps on frequenting him in his memories - the instance of a man and a Wednesday.

The best movie ever made against terrorism with a different ending. This movie is the silent cry of the common man. A must watch for everyone.

5. Hera Pheri (2000)

Director: Priyadarshan.

Three unemployed men who live under the same roof finds an opportunity to money problems when they receive a call from kidnappers, but things did not go as planned. Another timeless classic comedy by Priyadarshan, he is famous for giving movies which are based on comedy on confusions.

4. Kahaani (2012)

Director: Sujoy Ghosh.

A pregnant woman arrives Kolkata from London in search of her missing husband, but whomever she questions denies having ever met him.

This the best mystery-thriller ever made, the ending will make you jump off your seat or you will open your mouth in astonishment. Power-packed performance by Vidya Balan.

3. Queen (2013)

Director: Vikas Bahl.

Have you ever heard of a girl who sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets canceled? Watch this film to meet her. As she ventures to the far corners of the world and meets new individuals, she increases new encounters and finds her very own personality and confidence.

2. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)

Director: Sooraj Barjatya.

Prem and Nisha meet and fell in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their love goes through hardships when Nisha's sister dies, leaving a baby behind.

Barjatya filmmakers are known for family-oriented entertaining movies. This movie is one of the highest grosser in Bollywood history.

1. Border (1997)

Director: J. P. Dutta.

The story revolves around the 1971 Indo-Pak war, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

This is one of the highest-rated Indian war movies ever made. A must-watch film for every Indian.

Conclusion on 42 best Hindi movies on amazon prime:

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