Movies about India

List of the best movies about India, selected by visitors to our site: Slumdog Millionaire, Shanghai, Padmaavat, ABCD, Pari, Hotel Mumbai, Padman, Sanju, Tumbbad, Zero.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Police, Poor, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Travel, Fate, Money, Relationship
StyleTouching, Serious

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Shanghai (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, crime
PlotRivalry, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceAsia, India
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing, Fascinating, By books

Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop.

Padmaavat (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CharactersKings, Elephants, Sultans
PlotWar, Obsession, Gifts, Love, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Afghanistan
StyleFor girls, Touching, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths to fulfill his greed.

ABCD (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, music
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Music, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, India

When a capable dancer is provoked by the evil design of his employer, naturally he will be out to prove his mettle.

Pari (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama
PlotSupernatural, Mythology, Love
TimeDark ones

Arnab tries to help Ruksahana, who is found under mysterious circumstances in a house. He lets her stay at his home until he discovers something strange about her.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Businessmen, Cooks, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Hostage
PlaceAustralia, India, Hotels
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Padman (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, biography
CharactersBusinessmen, Superhero
PlotOn real events
PlaceIndia, Trains, Village

Concerned about his wife Gayatri's menstrual hygiene, Lakshmikant Chauhan urges her to ditch the cloth and opt for sanitary napkins. Gayatri is reluctant to go for disposable pads as they are expensive. Lakshmi obsessing over a 'ladies problem' makes her cringe but he insists on bringing upon a change by addressing the taboo topic. Subjected to hostility for ruffling the religious and age-old beliefs of people around, can the man brave the resistance and get his point across?

Sanju (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersActors, Criminals
PlotFriendship, On real events
StyleMakes me think

Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his tryst with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Tumbbad (2018)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryIndia, Sweden
CharactersGods, Demons
PlotTreasures, Adventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Mythology
PlaceIndia, Village, Tomb
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense

India, 1918. On the outskirts of Tumbbad, a cursed village where it always rains, Vinayak, along with his mother and his brother, care of a mysterious old woman who keeps the secret of an ancestral treasure that Vinayak gets obsessed with.

Zero (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersRich guys and poor girls
PlotLove, Travel, Love at first sight, Meaning of life
StyleInspirational, Touching, Light

Short in stature but big on love, a bachelor meets two very different women who broaden his horizons and help him find purpose in life.

Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime
PlotDancing, Love

Bunty and Babli are two avid dreamers. Two free souls born into caged small town realities. They grow weary of being two specks on the horizon. They desire the horizon itself.And so they pack their aspirations in worn out bags, whip a scarf of confidence around their proud necks and set forth. On a journey across the length and breadth of the country, spinning circles around the people they meet.

Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Killers

A street thug with a soft heart and a young, hot-headed former company executive end up as neighbours.

Guzaarish (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersWizards, Losers, Nurses, Disabled people
PlotLove, Travel, Religious, Relationship
PlaceSea, Asia, India, Nature
StyleTo cry, Touching, Makes me think, Gloomy, Serious

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

Life of Pi (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotAdventure, Disasters, Travel, Survival, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, India, Hospitals, Ocean
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Beautiful landscapes

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Action Jackson (2014)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia, Austria
CharactersFriends, Hired assassins, Tough guys, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Love, Weapon, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, India
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, Action, Tense

A man meets his lookalike, who's not just a killer of evil, but also a kind hearted man. Together, they team up to fight against a dreaded gangster.

The Avengers (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Monsters, Giants, Scientists
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Superpowers, Rivalry, Saving the World
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Disturbing

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Darr (1993)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotLove, Obsession, Fear, Cheating

A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

Hum Tum (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CharactersFriends, Partners, Pianists, Womanizers
PlotWedding, Love, Date, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Asia, France, India, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Smart

Hum Tum (Hindi: हम तुम, translation: You and Me, Urdu: ہم تم) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Religious

A young, aspiring filmmaker falls in love with a girl who moves into the house above his, but her sophisticated nature does more harm than good to him.

Heropanti (2014)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, melodrama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Investigation, Relationship

Two young people find love despite the violent landscape in which they live.