Some people might think that Indian movies and TV series are lame, ridiculous or lacking in originality or meaning. Well, hold onto your seats because we're about to take you on a rollercoaster ride to show you the best of Bollywood!
1. Aashiqui 2 (2013)
A singer who -due to his to alcoholism- loses all his fame and fans. He decides to get back on the right track by taking a small time girl under his wing and turning her into a star.
2. Aisha (2010)
An adaptation of the 1995 classic movie Clueless. A wealthy girl's pampered life turns chaotic when she decides to fill her time by playing matchmaker with her group of friends.
3. Bajirao Mastani (2015)
An epic love story between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand, that defied a country and its religion.
One of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and the winner of nine awards.
4. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
In a story about love and humanity, Pawan, a simple and religious Indian man with a kind heart and no legal documents, breaks the rules of both his culture and country to take a mute six-year-old girl back to her mother in Pakistan.
5. Cocktail (2012)
Cocktail is a comical and a coming of age movie that follows the lives of Meera, Veronica, and Gautam, who meet in London and instantly become best friends. But this beautiful friendship turns upside down when both girls fall for their mutual friend.
6. Ek Hasina Thi (2014)
An adaptation of the hit TV series Revenge and known as Laheeb Al-Huqd in the Arab world, this thriller TV series tells the story of Nitya, who comes back to exact revenge on Shurya, the man who destroyed her family, tortured her sister and left her for dead.
7. Ek Villain (2014)
When a serial killer kills the love of his life and their unborn child, Guru goes back to the dark life he’d sworn he’d left behind to avenge his family.
8. Fashion (2008)
A simple girl dreaming of being a supermodel goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry, only to be shocked by the struggles that models go through to succeed in that world; a world filled with lies, jealousy and deception.
9. Ki & Ka (2016)
Kia and Kabir are a married couple who decide to challenge all gender and society rules when they decide to reverse roles by making Kabir a house-husband and Kia a working wife.
10. Kurbaan (2009)
A woman thinking that she married the love of her life and is living the perfect life finds out that her neighbors are terrorists and that her husband is harboring a dark secret.
11. Mardaani (2014)
This movie sheds light on girl trafficking in India and how it became one of the most growing traffic rings in the world.
12. My Name is Khan (2010)
Khan, an Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome, decides to embark on a journey across the country to meet the president of the United States after his son is murdered following the events of 9/11.
13. Neerja (2016)
The heartbreaking true story of Neerja Bhanot, who was in the middle of the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan in 1986, sacrificing her own life to save the passengers on board.
14. New York (2009)
The movie sheds light on the effects of 9/11, following the lives of three Indian students living in New York City and how their lives were affected by the attack.
15. Pink (2016)
Three young women are implicated in a crime of honor, and the role of females in the Indian society is discussed through their trial, highlighting how every woman is judged by the way she lives her life.
16. Rockstar (2011)
Janardhan Jakhar, a worldwide music star, recalls his journey to fame and how falling in love helped him grow yet almost destroyed him.
17. Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
Saru is a shy and obedient girl to her father, but after a huge misunderstanding she gets thrown out and disowned by her family. Life shows her an unexpected path when she finds solace and an ally in the last place she expected: her neighbor who just got out of jail.
18. Swaragini (2015)
Known in the Arab world as W Min El Hob Ma Qatal, the TV series follows Swara and Ragini who have been neighbors ever since they were born. Hatred between their two families prevent them from getting to know each other, but after both girls grow up they find out that they're actually half-sisters and plan to bring both their families together. But the game of lies, deception, and revenge starts when both sisters fall for the same man.
19. Table No. 21 (2013)
Vivaan and Siya win the trip of their dreams for their wedding anniversary, but what they don’t know is that they are walking into their worst nightmare and that all of their darkest secrets will literally come to life.
20. We are Family (2010)
An adaptation of the 1998 Drama Stepmom, the story follows a divorced mother of three and how her world turns upside down when she is diagnosed with cancer.
21. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Both Naina and Bunny fell in love during a trekking trip, but they both go their separate ways to pursue their dreams. Life, however, has other plans, when years later they reunite again at their friend's wedding, only to find out that that spark of love still exists deep inside them.