45+ Must Watch Old Bollywood Movies in 2024 for All Time

Priya Singh

Must Watch Old Bollywood Movies

45+ Must Watch Old Bollywood Movies in 2024: – When I hear the names of old Bollywood movies, it often brings to mind iconic songs and lively dance sequences. The Indian film industry, Bollywood, churns out more movies per year than Hollywood does. While many movies are released regularly, only a few manage to become famous and earn high box office collection worldwide. These standout films often feature memorable songs and dance routines that become ingrained in popular culture.

Sure, let’s discuss the top 45+ classic & old Bollywood movies of all time that you must watch or save for later. Here’s a list of these old Bollywood movies along with their release year, movie rating, cast, director, and genre, in order of their significance.

45+ Must Watch Old Bollywood Movies in 2024

Sr.No. Movie Name Release Year Starting Cast Director Name Genre Rating
1 Anand Math 1952 Prithviraj Kapoor, Ranjana, Pradeep Kumar, Geeta Bali Hemen Gupta Biography, Drama, History 8
2 Do Bigha Zamin 1953 Ratan Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Murad Bimal Roy Drama 8.3
3 Stay Alert 1956 Sumitra Devi, Smriti Biswas, Pradeep Kumar, Pahadi Sanyal Amit Mitra, Sombhu Mitra Comedy, Drama 8.2
4 Do Ankhen Barah Haath 1957 Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Ulhas, Brij Mohan Vyas, Sandhya Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre Comedy, Crime, Drama 8.4
5 Thirst 1957 Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Rehman Khan Guru Dutt Drama, Musical, Romance 8.3
6 Mother India 1957 Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar Tuli, Raaj Kumar Mehboob Khan Action, Comedy, Drama 7.8
7 Naya Daur 1957 Dilip Kumar, Chand Usmani B.R. Chopra Action, Drama, Musical 7.9
8 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958 Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar Satyen Bose Comedy, Musical, Romance 7.9
9 Paper Flowers 1959 Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker Guru Dutt Drama, Romance 7.8
10 Mughal-E-Azam 1960 Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar K. Asif Drama, Romance, War 8.1
11 Sujata 1960 Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala Jawalkar, Lalita Pawar Bimal Roy Drama, Romance 7.6
12 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962 Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman Khan, Waheeda Rehman Abrar Alvi Drama, Musical 8.1
13 Bandini 1963 Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra, Raja Paranjpe Bimal Roy Drama, Musical, Romance 7.7
14 Haqeeqat 1964 Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Vijay Anand, Indrani Mukherjee Chetan Anand Action, Musical, War 7.8
15 Guide 1965 Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain Vijay Anand Drama, Romance 8.3
16 Satyakam 1969 Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Rabi Ghosh Hrishikesh Mukherjee Drama 8.3
17 Mera Naam Joker 1970 Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Rishi Kapoor Raj Kapoor Comedy, Drama 7.9
18 Anand 1971 Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo Hrishikesh Mukherjee Drama, Musical 8.1
19 Pakeezah 1972 Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena Kamal Amrohi Musical, Romance, Drama 7.2
20 Ankur: The Seedling 1974 Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar Shyam Benegal Drama 7.8
21 Garm Hava 1974 Balraj Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Geeta Kak, Jamal Hashmi M.S. Sathyu Drama 8
22 Chupke Chupke 1975 Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan Hrishikesh Mukherjee Comedy, Drama, Romance 8.3
23 Deewaar 1975 Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi Yash Chopra Action, Crime, Drama 8
24 Sholay 1975 Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan Ramesh Sippy Action, Adventure, Comedy 8.1
25 Aandhi 1975 Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan Gulzar Drama, Romance 7.9
26 Arth 1982 Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran Mahesh Bhatt Drama, Romance 7.8
27 Angoor 1982 Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani Gulzar Comedy 8.3
28 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro 1983 Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah Kundan Shah Comedy, Crime, Drama 8.3
29 Ardh Satya 1983 Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar Govind Nihalani Crime, Drama 8.1
30 Masoom 1983 Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar Shekhar Kapur 1983 8.4
31 Sadma 1983 Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smitha Balu Mahendra Drama, Romance 8.3
32 Katha 1983 Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Hemu Adhikari Sai Paranjpye Comedy, Drama 7.7
33 Pushpaka Vimana 1987 Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Comedy, Drama 8.6
34 Salaam Bombay! 1988 Shafiq Syed, Anjaan, Amrit Patel, Murari Sharma Mira Nair Crime, Drama 7.9
35 Parinda 1989 Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Madhuri Dixit Vidhu Vinod Chopra Action, Crime, Drama 7.8
36 Roja 1992 Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar Mani Ratnam Drama, Romance, Thriller 8.1
37 Rudaali 1993 Rakhee Gulzar, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Raghubir Yadav Kalpana Lajmi Drama 7.4
38 Andaz Apna Apna 1994 Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor Rajkumar Santosh Action, Comedy, Romance 8
39 Bandit Queen 1994 Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghubir Yadav Shekhar Kapur Action, Biography, Crime 7.5
40 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa 1994 Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri Kundan Shah Comedy, Drama, Music 7.6
41 1942: A Love Story 1994 Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher Vidhu Vinod Chopra Action, Drama, History 7.2
42 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995 Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal Aditya Chopra Drama, Romance 8
43 Border (I) 1997 Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff J.P. Dutta Action, Drama, History 7.9
44 Satya 1998 J.D. Chakravarthi, Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal Ram Gopal Varma Action, Crime, Drama 8.3
45 Dil Chahta Hai 2001 Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity G Zinta Farhan Akhtar Comedy, Drama, Romance 8.1

Anand Math

This is a Hindi-language historical drama film released in 1952 and written and directed by Krishna Prabhakara and Hemen Gupta. Anand Math movie story written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. This movie is Based on Bengali novel Anandamath by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.

This movie is dubbed into Tamil and released in 1953 and movie title is Ananda Madam. The famous starring cast of the movie are following Prithviraj Kapoor, Bharat Bhushan, Pradeep Kumar, Geeta, Bali, and Ajit.

In the movie music by Hemant Kumar and production company Filmistan Ltd. Movie running time is 176 minutes (2 hr 56 minutes) and movie language is Hindi.

Do Bigha Zamin

This is the drama movie written by Paul Mahendra and directed by Bimal Roy. Do Bigha Zamin movie released in 16 January 1953. This movie is based on “Dui Bigha Jomi” by Rabindranath Tagore and the famous starring cast areBalraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, and Meena Kumari.

Do Bigha Zamin film edited by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and music by Salil Chowdhury. Hindi-language movie box office collection is ₹70 lakh (equivalent to ₹74 crore or US$9.3 million in 2023). Movie running time is 120 minutes (2 Hr).

Do Ankhen Barah Haath

This movie is an Indian Hindi-language drama film released in 1957 and written by G. D. Madgulkar and story by G. D. Madgulkar. Do Ankhen Barah Haath starring cast is V. Shantaram and Sandhya. This movie is directed by V. Shantaram and production company name is Rajkamal Kalamandir.

Do Ankhen Barah Haath film won a Silver Bear at the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. Movie running time is Running time 2hr 23 min (143 minutes). This film also won Golden Globe Award for the best film.