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Best Hindi movies on OTT - From cult-classics to modern day blockbusters

From Amitabh Bachchan’s Sholay to Vicky Kaushal’s URI: The Surgical Strike, here's an exciting list of the best Hindi movies on OTT

Best Hindi movies on OTT - From cult-classics to modern day blockbusters

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Last Updated: 08.29 PM, May 25, 2024


Dive into the world of quality Hindi movies that will keep you hooked till the end. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, ZEE5, SonyLIV and JioCinema are home to many of the best Hindi movies ever made. From pulsating thrillers to heartwarming dramas, these movies promise an unforgettable viewing experience. And what's more, you can watch many of these with your OTTplay Premium subscription.


This legendary 1975 action-thriller is currently the most searched movie in the western parts of India on Google. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, and Sanjeev Kumar, the story follows two conmen, Jai and Veeru. They team up with a retired lawman, Thakur Baldev Singh, on a mission to bring down the ruthless bandit, Gabbar Singh, who has terrorised the villagers of Ramgarh.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime


URI: The Surgical Strike

Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal, the action-war drama follows Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, a fearless Indian army officer. He is tasked with leading a top-secret mission to hunt down militants who carried out the horrific attack on an army base camp in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016.

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platform: ZEE5


Vicky Kaushal debuted in Bollywood in this 2015 drama film. The story unfolds in Varanasi, where a young woman named Devi struggles with societal disapproval after engaging in a pre-marital physical relationship. The movie is also a romantic story between Deepak and Shalu, who fight for their love against the rigid boundaries of the caste system.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platforms: Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime

12th Fail

This emotional movie is currently the 10th most searched drama on Google. Starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankr, the movie tells the real-life story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma. The inspirational tale is about how he restarted his academic journey by acing one of the world’s toughest examinations, the UPSC, despite facing several challenges.

IMDb rating: 8.9/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar


Released in 1960, this epic historical drama had the widest release for an Indian film at the time of its release. The movie starred Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in lead roles. This cult-classic tells the story of Prince Salim’s love affair with Anarkali, a courtesan. The prince's father, Emperor Akbar, is against their relationship and this leads to a dramatic battle between them.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platform: ZEE5

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Actor R Madhavan made his directorial debut with this sci-fi action drama in 2022. Rocketry focuses on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was accused of being a traitor and was later exonerated. The movie shows the struggles faced by Narayanan while working at ISRO and his accomplishments.

IMDb rating: 8.7/10

OTT platforms: Amazon Prime, JioCinema

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, this movie is cherished by many, even 14 years after its release. The story follows three best friends, Kabir, Imran and Arjun, who go on a bachelor's trip to Spain. This pre-wedding gateway becomes a memorable journey of self-discovery, friendship, and facing their individual fears.

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platforms: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Gol Maal

Released in 1979, this romantic comedy starred Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutta, Bindiya Goswami and Amitabh Bachchan. The story follows Ramprasad, who has a passion for hockey. He works under Bhavani Shankar, who is an extremely strict boss who thinks sports are frivolous. When Bhavani catches Ramprasad watching a game, he lies, saying that it wasn't him, but his irreponsible twin brother. Thus ensues a hilarious comedy of errors.

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

OTT platforms: SonyLIV, Amazon Prime

Andaz Apna Apna

Released in 1994, this rom-com stars Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor. The story follows Amar and Prem, two middle-class men, who compete with each other to try to win over Raveena, the daughter of a millionaire. The story takes a dangerous yet hilarious turn when the duo run into a local gangster, Teja, who turns their lives upside down by creating unimaginable situations.

IMDb rating: 8/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime


Released in 1993, this thriller drama is considered one of the best movies of Shah Rukh Khan, after DDLJ and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. SRK plays a villain in this movie. It is about Rahul (SRK), a young and wealthy man who is obsessed with Kiran (Juhi Chawla) and stalks her. Rahul's obsession heightens when he finds out that Kiran is engaged to Sunil (Sunny Deol), a navy officer. Rahul tries to snatch Kiran forcefully, and doesn't hesitate to kill Sunil.

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime

Laapataa Ladies

Produced by Aamir Khan and directed by Kiran Rao, this comedy drama is currently the most searched drama on Google. The story follows a hilarious chaos that unfolds between two newly-married women who unknowingly get switched on a train journey. They are separated from their husbands in the most unexpected ways. Will the brides be able to find their real husbands?

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

OTT platform: Netflix


Released in 2005, this family drama is considered one of the best movies of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, the story is about Devraj, a determined educator, who tries unique ways to educate Michelle, a young woman with visual and hearing impairments. Together, they embark on a journey to unlock her potential as she strives to graduate college.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platform: Netflix

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