Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

In the past 12 months, Indian cinema has been blessed with some of the best films of this decade. This year, the Bollywood movies primarily focused on thought provoking notions. Some of these include women empowerment, mental health, drug abuse, and homophobia.

For the last day of this epic year, I have done a round-up of the best Bollywood movies of 2016. I have taken into account the IMDb rating for each film, considered to be one of the most important factors for making a list of the best movies of 2016.

The movies listed below are the best our cinema could offer this year. So these are the top 10 Bollywood movies that are a must watch for every Bollywood fan out there.

1. Dangal

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

IMDb rating – 9.2

Released – 23 December 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 41 min

Genres – Biography | Action | Drama | Sport

Director – Nitesh Tiwari

Watch Dangal Official Trailer here.

One of the best Bollywood movies of 2016, featuring Aamir Khan as a wrestler and Olympic coach. Depicting the biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trains his badass daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat in wrestling. Geeta Phogat was India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She had won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (52 kg). A powerhouse film that takes the idea of gender equality to a whole new level, powered with patriotism, and women empowerment.


2. Pink

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

IMDb rating – 8.5

Released – 16 September 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 16 min

Genres – Thriller | Drama

Director – Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Watch Pink Official Trailer here.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak Sehgal, a lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings and the most popular south Indian actress Taapsee Pannu as the primary victim of the scene. After being molested, Minal (Taapsee) along with her friends tries to file a FIR against a politician’s nephew. The movie revolves around how Deepak fights the girls’ case against the culprit boys. The film is a smack in the face of those who question the way modern women choose to live or dress. For a nation that’s always tackling with problems to keep its women safe, this one was an important one to show what the word “gender equality” really means.


3. Dear Zindagi

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

IMDb rating – 8.3

Released – 25 November 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 31 min

Genres – Romance | Drama

Director – Gauri Shinde

Watch Dear Zindagi Official Trailer here.

Starring the Superstar Shahrukh Khan, this movie is not a typical masala packed romantic film. Kaira (Alia Bhatt), a budding cinematographer is in search of a perfect life. Jug (SRK), an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective about life. This movie shows us that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections. Listed as one of the best Bollywood movies of 2016, this movie reflects on how important it is that we start talking about mental health.


4. Airlift

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

IMDb rating – 8.3

Released – 22 January 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 10 min

Genres – Action | Drama | Thriller | War | History

Director – Raja Menon

Watch Airlift Official Trailer here.

Over the past few years, Akshay Kumar has been featuring in the best Action-War-Thriller bollywood movies like Baby, Special 26 and many others. And we are not at all disappointed with his film “Airlift”.  The story revolves around Ranjit Katyal, a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian. Realizing that he and his family are in as much danger as anyone else, he unknowingly becomes the man who all 170,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait.


5. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top Rated

IMDb rating – 8.1

Released – 30 September 2016

Runtime – 3 hour 04 min

Genres – Biography | Drama | Sport

Director – Neeraj Pandey

Watch M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Official Trailer here.

The much-awaited biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni was released at the end of September 2016, ready to be listed in the best Bollywood movies of 2016. The journey of a ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team. From a goalkeeper in school football team to a state level cricketer to a ticket checker to finally the best captain Indian Cricket Team has ever had. Sushant Singh Rajput has done a tremendous job of imitating M.S. Dhoni moves. The tagline is very well suited for the film – “The man you know… The journey you don’t”.


6. Neerja

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top RatedIMDb rating – 7.9

Released – 19 February 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 02 min

Genres – Biography | Drama | Thriller

Director – Ram Madhvani

Watch Neerja Official Trailer here.

The story of a young braveheart, Neerja Bhanot, who gave up her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization. One of the finest biopics ever made in Bollywood, Neerja is considered to be Sonam Kapoor’s best performance till date. It is an inspiring story of how fear gave her the courage to help the others in the unfateful flight hijack.


7. Udta Punjab

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top RatedIMDb rating – 7.9

Released – 17 June 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 28min

Genres – Crime | Drama | Thriller

Director – Abhishek Chaubey

Watch Udta Punjab Official Trailer here.

Despite of CBFC’s disapproval, the movie reached the Indian theaters which takes you on a trip like never before. The story revolves around drug abuse in the Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it resulting in a decline of social and economic well-being. With the entry of Punjabi Star Diljit Dosanjh in the bollywood industry, the screenplay is just marvelous. It’s not every time that the bollywood movies have a story like this.


8. Kapoor & Sons

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top RatedIMDb rating – 7.9

Released – 17 March 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 12 min

Genres – Comedy | Drama | Romance

Director – Shakun Batra

Watch Kapoor & Sons Official Trailer here.

Saying it one of the best bollywood movies of 2016 would be an understatement. The story revolves around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents’ marriage is on the verge of collapse. The movie song “Kar Gayi Chull” is considered to be one of the best party songs of 2016. The movie reminds us of the importance of family in our lives, and to enjoy the little moments in life.


9. Te3n

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top RatedIMDb rating – 7.3

Released – 10 June 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 16 min

Genres – Mystery | Drama | Thriller

Director – Ribhu Dasgupta

Watch Te3n Official Trailer here.

Witnessing another awesome acting of Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story is about John Biswas whose life was destroyed when his precious grand-daughter was kidnapped and murdered. Eight years later, a young boy is kidnapped and police detective Sarita Sarkar, with Fr. Martin and John turns to save the young boy. The movie is listed as one of the top best bollywood movies of 2016 due to reasons more than one, which you”ll discover while watching the movie itself.


10. Sultan

Top 10 Best Indian Bollywood Movies of 2016 | IMDb Top RatedIMDb rating – 7.3

Released – 06 July 2016

Runtime – 2 hour 50 min

Genres – Action| Drama | Sport | Romance

Director – Ali Abbas Zafar

Watch Sultan Official Trailer here.

You just can’t expect a movie of Bhai to be excluded from the list of best bollywood movies. The story of Sultan Ali Khan, a local wrestling champion with the world at his feet and the dream of representing India at the Olympics. Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler’s journey. My favorite scene of the movie was when Sultan and Aarfa (Anushka Sharma) collides with each other’s two-wheeler. It was a hilarious scene, right?


So these were the top 10 best bollywood movies of 2016 which you simply can’t afford to miss. This list is not just based on the rating but also including the viewers’ response. Feel free to suggest any changes in the list. Share this post with your friends and enjoy watching these movies with them. So grab your popcorn and get ready to entertain yourselves with the powerpacked bollywood movies. Was your favorite movie in the list of best bollywood movies of 2016? Do tell.

Vinayak

Vinayak

Vinayak is a young aspiring blogger and the founder of eideahub. He aims to reach his creative goals one step at a time and is extremely fond of anything related to technology, career, and health. He likes to share relevant info with all the latest updates.
Vinayak

Vinayak

Vinayak is a young aspiring blogger and the founder of eideahub. He aims to reach his creative goals one step at a time and is extremely fond of anything related to technology, career, and health. He likes to share relevant info with all the latest updates.

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