Top 250 Indian & Subcontinental Films | IMDb 2020

The 250 highest rated feature films from India (special attention given to including all languages), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan as rated by the users at the IMDb (11/2020.) Where those evaluations were equal, the ratings from Letterboxd were consulted to determine the fate of the trailing entries. A modicum of personal discretion was exercised to produce the final list.

Ordered by average rating here.

Other IMDb based Top-lists: Top 100 African Films, 100 Australian & Kiwi Films, 100 Balkan Films, 150 Chinese Films, 100 Czech Films, 40 Dutch Films, 50 Finnish & Baltic Films, 333 French Films, 150 German Films, 50 Greek Films, 60 Hungarian Films, 40 Irish Films, 150 Italian Films, 250 Japanese Films, 50 Korean Films, 150 Latin American Films, 100 Middle Eastern Films, 60 Persian Films, 75 Polish Films, 40 Romanian Films, 175 Russian & Soviet Films, 100 Scandinavian Films, 50 Southeast Asian Films

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  • Pather Panchali
  • Aparajito
  • The World of Apu
  • The Big City
  • Pyaasa
  • Charulata
  • Nayakan
  • Kumbalangi Nights
  • C/o Kancharapalem
  • The Music Room
  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1
  • Masaan
  • The Cloud-Capped Star
  • Pariyerum Perumal
  • Ship of Theseus
  • The Kingdom of Diamonds
  • The Hero
  • Sagara Sangamam
  • Black Friday
  • Anbe Sivam
  • Udaan
  • Thevar Magan
  • Fandry
  • Thaniyavarthanam
  • Thoovanathumbikal
  • Haider
  • Pratidwandi
  • Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
  • Kireedam
  • The Middleman
  • Satya
  • Manichitrathazhu
  • Goopy Gayne Bagha Bayne
  • Mayabazar
  • The Golden Fortress
  • Sandhesam
  • Nadodikkattu
  • Guide
  • Peranbu
  • Ankhon Dekhi
  • Days and Nights in the Forest
  • Nuvvu Naaku Nachav
  • Moondram Pirai
  • Shahid
  • Omkara
  • Ardh Satya
  • Godfather
  • Devasuram
  • Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama
  • Sankarabharanam
  • Dangal
  • Salaam Bombay!
  • Aha Naa Pellanta
  • Kilukkam
  • The Stranger
  • 3 Idiots
  • Michael Madana Kama Rajan
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
  • Mughal-e-Azam
  • Spadikam
  • Andhadhun
  • Maqbool
  • Ek Doctor Ki Maut
  • Masoom
  • Ijaazat
  • Gulaal
  • Chithram
  • Taare Zameen Par
  • Swades
  • Gol Maal
  • Thillu Mullu
  • Natsamrat
  • Anand
  • Deool
  • Aguner Poroshmoni
  • Sairat
  • Khosla Ka Ghosla!
  • Harishchandrachi Factory
  • Merku Thodarchi Malai
  • Ravening
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Jersey
  • Ashani Sanket
  • Mera Naam Joker
  • 96
  • Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam
  • Kuruthipunal
  • The Unnamed
  • In Harihar Nagar
  • Upendra
  • Angoor
  • Dev.D
  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • Talvar
  • Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi
  • Sholay
  • Ankur
  • Gundamma Katha
  • Teen Kanya
  • Two Acres of Land