45 Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies That Are Must-Watch

The Shahenshah of Bollywood!

Sonam Ghaengat

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Amitabh Bachchan, perhaps the most famous superstar of Bollywood. Indian cinema has been lauded with praises for the ultimate masterpiece created here and Mr. Bachchan has the biggest contribution in making Indian cinema more admirable. 

He made his first screen presence with “Saat Hindustani” in 1969 and he got his first major hit with “Zanjeer” in 1973. After appearing in Zanjeer, he had been called ‘Angry Young Man’ because of his powerful performance as a police officer. Bachchan’s fans have nicknamed him as Big B. 

Whether it is an action movie or a romantic movie, Bachchan did complete justice with every role played by him. Mr. Bachchan’s presence is not limited to Bollywood, but he also marked his presence in Hollywood with his debut movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 2013. Amitabh Bachchan is not just an actor but he is also a singer, former politician, host of a very famous quiz show, and a film producer.

Here is the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies, from almost every genre such as action, crime, drama, romance, comedy, and suspense.

1. Saudagar (1973)

Saudagar (1973) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

This is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies on our list as it is already being underrated. This movie has a different shade of Mr. Bachchan’s performance. Saudagar is a story of jaggery seller Moti who faces ups and downs in his business and personal life as well. 

Amitabh Bachchan has played one of the most versatile and remarkable roles of his acting career in this movie. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0FO7O2VIS2I58JGATN2BGRZNWW/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

2. Anand (1971)

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna, 'Anand’ is the most applauded movie of these two. Rajesh Khanna has played the role of a cancer patient and despite knowing that he is going to die soon, he still remains cheerful and makes everyone positive and happy around him. 

Amitabh has played the role of narrator of Anand’s life. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07LDD3L3W/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

3. Kaala Patthar (1979)

Directed by Yash Chopra, the next in our list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is the action drama film, Kaala Patthar. Mr. Bachchan has portrayed the role of an ex-navy officer who works in a mine to forget his dark past. 

Along with that, this movie had an amazing star cast and a well-scripted storyline that make this movie worth watching. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B06Y43V8XB/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

4. Zanjeer (1973)

Zanjeer (1973) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

This movie has a different place in every Bachchan fan’s heart. Zanjeer was not the only biggest milestone in Bachchan’s career but it also had changed the image of action heroes of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan was titled ‘Angry Young Man’ after this movie. 

It has given immense cinematic fame to Amitabh Bachchan. It will grab your attention as it has every element of an action-packed blockbuster movie. Watch it now on YouTube for free (https://youtu.be/WOnOgBPQZQA )

5. Sharaabi (1984)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is Sharaabi in which he has played the most challenging role of his career. He had portrayed the role of a spoiled brat of a billionaire, who is an alcoholic. 

Mr. Bachchan is a person who does not consume alcohol in real life but he has done an amazing job in this movie. Watch it now on YouTube for free (https://youtu.be/4_I66bTxnlo )

6. Mard (1985)

This movie was based on India before freedom. Amitabh Bachchan had played the role of a rebel, who raises his voice against injustice served by the British. 

In short, this movie has everything that a typical Bollywood movie must-have. So just make sure to watch this one. Watch it now on Zee5 (https://www.zee5.com/movies/details/mard/0-0-403256 )

7. Parvarish (1977)

In this one, Mr. Bachchan has again played the role of police cop after Zanjeer. Along with action, this movie has lots of family drama, emotions, love stories, and tons of entertainment. 

The magic of Amitabh Bachchan again took over the heart of the audience. Watch it now On YouTube for free (https://youtu.be/easyichzP5M )

8. Don (1978)

Don (1978) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

The next in our list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is the action thriller movie which proved the charm of Mr. Bachchan’s excellent working skills. This is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies and he has played a dual role in it. 

This movie has added another name ‘Don’ in the dictionary of Bachchan’s nicknames given by his fans. To watch a drama, action, thrill, and suspense package one should not miss this one. Watch on Zee5 (https://www.zee5.com/movies/details/don/0-0-1z51266 )

9. Silsila (1981)

Another gem from Yash Chopra’s series of romantic stories. Silsila has been said to be the best romantic drama movie and one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies he has done. 

This film has not done well in terms of box office collection but it has a separate fan base for its melodious songs and sizzling chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. So gear up yourself to feel this alluring masterpiece. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.primevideo.com/region/eu/detail/0PYXROZ88JRM0H3Q9CSFHEQRMT/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

10. Coolie (1983)

Although this movie has incredible moments and well-picturized scenes, the real incident that happened during the shoot of this movie has left a greater effect on Bachchan’s fans as their star got seriously injured during the shoot. After Bachchan’s recovery, his fans showered replete love for this movie. Watch for free on Zee5 ( https://g.co/kgs/cMrbmA )

11. Shahenshah (1988)

Shahenshah (1988) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is ‘Shahenshah’. No words are needed to describe this movie, only one dialogue is enough ‘Rishte Mein to hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hai, Naam Hai Shahenshah’. 

This Shahenshah movie has a separate fan base as Mr. Bachchan again succeeded in winning the audience’s heart with a comeback after 3 years. He has played a dual role in this movie, one is comic and another one of a rebel. Watch for free on Zee5 ( https://g.co/kgs/TcRVx4 )

12. Hum (1991)

With this movie, Amitabh Bachchan once again proved why he was the best of his time. In this movie, Govinda and Rajnikant were also seen with Amitabh Bachchan. 

The iconic songs, power-packed action, and heart-touching drama have made this movie the biggest blockbuster of the early ’90s. Watch now on Disney+Hotstar (https://g.co/kgs/RckN59 )

13. Agneepath (1990)

Agneepath (1990) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

This is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies which is known for its high-voltage dialogues and drama. 

The character named Vijay Deenanath Chauhan has a special connection with the audience because of his fierce attitude and no doubt Amitabh Bachchan has played that role incredibly. Watch now on Disney+Hotstar (https://g.co/kgs/dA4iGF )

14. Suhaag (1979)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is the blockbuster film ‘Suhaag’ which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor opposite Rekha and Parveen Babi respectively.

The songs of this movie still have a place in the audience’s hearts. Watch now for free on JioCinema (https://g.co/kgs/P7pd48)

15. Bombay to Goa (1972)

Bombay to Goa (1972) | Best Comedy Movies Of Bollywood

This is a road- comedy movie that was a super hit at that time. 

An interesting fact about this movie is that Amitabh Bachchan has got his first break in Bollywood with this movie. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/VfS4bm)

16. Baghban (2003)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is Baghban which represents the current scenario where parents have been neglected by their children and facing immense pain from them. 

This is a perfect combination of love, feelings, and emotions, that succeeded in winning the audience’s heart. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/QXaAbc)

17. Mohabbatein (2000)

Mohabbatein (2000) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

The credit of the successful comeback of Amitabh Bachchan goes to this blockbuster. Amitabh Bachchan has portrayed the role of a strict high school principal who is against love. 

This movie has been counted in iconic movies of Bollywood and is among the best Amitabh Bachchan movies. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/5XvZvU)

18. Sooryavansham (1999)

Next on our list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies, is the ‘Sooryavansham’. In this movie, Amitabh Bachchan has been seen as an illiterate man who was considered useless by his father but later he proved his father wrong and gained his respect. 

The role of father and son both were played by Amitabh Bachchan. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/ToKDsF)

19. Sholay (1975)

Sholay (1975) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

Jai-Veeru’s friendship, Basanti’s fierce looks, Gabbar’s power, and Thakur’s sharpness all made this movie a wonderful masterpiece to the date. 

Memorable scenes, super hit songs, and iconic dialogues of this movie have a reserved place in everyone’s heart and are counted as one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies of his career. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/P71cqZ )

20. Dostana (1980)

This one is a story of two best friends Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shatrughan Sinha), a policeman and lawyer who fall in love with the same girl named Sheetal (Zeenat Amaan). 

To see the twists and turns of their lives you need to catch sight of Dostana. Watch now on Netflix (https://g.co/kgs/2izVhN)

21. Yaarana (1981)

Beautifully presented and picturized story of two friends Kishan and Bishan played by Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan respectively. 

This is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies that has set an example of true friendship and belongingness to what extent one can go to keep his friendship. Watch for free on YouTube (https://g.co/kgs/UgbF71)

22. Naseeb (1981)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is the multi starrer blockbuster of Naseeb. 

Whether it is the sizzling chemistry between Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan or the Heart trenching separation of two persons, this movie presented every aspect of a persons’ life so beautifully. Watch for free on Zee5 (https://g.co/kgs/HcGZHc)

23. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

With this movie, Amitabh Bachchan once again proved why he is called the Mega Star of Bollywood. This movie was the biggest blockbuster of that year and therefore finds a place in the list of best of Amitabh Bachchan movies. 

This movie has an amazing storyline, the outstanding performance delivered by all the actors, and iconic songs have made this movie a treat to the eyes. Watch for free on Dailymotion (https://g.co/kgs/HcGZHc)

24. Deewar (1975)

Deewar is a story of two brothers who struggle to survive in Bombay slums. Directed by Yash Chopra, Deewar was a huge success at the box office. Strong direction, screenplay, storyline, and fabulous performances of the actor have credit to its success. 

Watch for free on Zee5 (https://www.zee5.com/movies/details/deewaar/0-0-2484 )

25. Abhimaan (1973)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is a musical drama starring him and Jaya Bachchan. It is based on the Hollywood movie ‘A Star Is Born’. The story revolves around a couple who got separated because of their own insecurities. 

The ups and downs in a married couples’ life have been crafted and presented well. Watch for free on JioCinema (https://g.co/kgs/M353LL )

26. Laawaris (1981)

Laawaris (1981) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

The story of Laawaris revolves around an orphan boy Heera (Amitabh Bachchan) who accidentally meets his real father in some unexpected situations. 

Although the movie’s storyline and execution are so smooth the song ‘Mere Angne Mein’ sung by Amitabh Bachchan had grabbed all the attention. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://youtu.be/Fu9gnsXwEKk)

27. Shaan (1980)

Once again the duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor created their onscreen magic. Along with that, the villain of the movie, Kulbhushan Kharbanda delivered an outstanding performance and is considered as one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies. 

Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/SVjCkt)

28. Satte Pe Satta (1982)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is an action comedy-drama film Satte Pe Satta in which seven brothers live a messy life and then with an entry of a girl their life took a 360-degree turn. 

To see the chaos and comical tragedy of their life you need to watch this movie. Watch for free on YouTube (https://youtu.be/y-UX3A-RVsc)

29. Kabhi Kabhie (1976)

Another creation of Yash Chopra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor. This movie was shot in Kashmir’s beautiful valley that made this memorable. 

Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B073SFP9VH/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r)

30. Namak Halaal (1982)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is this comedy-drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, and Smita Patil. It is the best comedy blockbuster in India. 

The fantastic dialogues are the life of this movie. Watch now on Amazon Prime Video (https://g.co/kgs/39jHk8)

31. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

Directed by Karan Johar and produced by Yash Chopra, this multi starrer movie is based on an Indian family. Amitabh Bachchan has played the role of Yashvarshan Raichand, an arrogant billionaire businessman. 

This movie has lots of twists and turns that are unmissable and the iconic songs still have a place in the hearts of fans. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0JTA4DCIE2BQ14BXW86DCXNRYX/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r)

32. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)

It is a comedy-drama starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda. They both have played dual roles. The pair of Pyare- Mohan was adored the most by the fans. Also, this movie has a set of all-time blockbuster songs. 

Thus finds a mention in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies. Watch now on JioCinema for free (https://g.co/kgs/nvmaes )

33. Khakee (2004)

The next one on our list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is this multi-starrer action thriller, ‘Khakee’. The story is based on the Indian Police team’s mission to catch a terrorist. 

Khakee is a well-written movie with a talented star cast. Bachchan has played the role of a head cop. Watch now on JioCinema for free (https://g.co/kgs/CzUiSd )

34. Sarkar (2005)

It is a political crime drama directed by Ram Gopal Verma and has Amitabh Bachchan as the title role. Amitabh Bachchan has done full justice with the role as always. The script is too amazing and the execution is flawless. To watch something refreshing as a Bachchan’s lover, have a look at this shade of his acting. Watch free on Disney+Hotstar (https://g.co/kgs/FSnTbU )

35. Bhootnath (2008)

Bhootnath (2008) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is Bhootnath which is the story of a little boy Banku and his ghost friend (Amitabh Bachchan). 

Cute moments in this movie between the kid and the ghost have made the whole movie worth watching. Watch free on YouTube (https://youtu.be/2u1C5L1UjOY )

36. Wazir (2016)

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar as main leads, Wazir is an action thriller. Farhan played the role of an officer of the anti-terrorism squad and Amitabh Bachchan has played the role of a handicapped chess player. 

Both actors performed extremely well. Watch now on Netflix (https://g.co/kgs/jWy6VW )

37. Black (2005)

The next on the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies are Black, the story of a girl, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Inspired by the life of Helen Keller, this award-winning movie is known for the best performance delivered by its lead actors, Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. 

Along with that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction has given an intense beauty to this movie. Watch now for free on YouTube (https://youtu.be/J72Rlp5WAcA )

38. Paa (2009)

Paa (2009) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

This movie is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies which is based on the story of a 12 years old boy who is suffering from Progeria, a rare disease. Mr. Bachchan has delivered the best performance of his career in this movie. His prosthetic makeup is the center of attraction in this movie. 

One more special thing about this movie is that Amitabh Bachchan has been portrayed as the son of his real son Abhishek Bachchan in this movie. Watch for free on Dailymotion (https://dai.ly/xi12hb )

39. Piku (2015)

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, and Irfan Khan, this amazing comedy-drama is not just a movie but a beautiful reflection of the father-daughter’s relationship. 

Thus, it finds a place in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies. Watch now on SonyLiv (https://g.co/kgs/BvBBSY )

40. Pink (2016)

Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan’s powerful performances have created this fantastic movie. 

The story of three strong-headed girls and a retired lawyer has won audiences’ hearts and this is why it became an all-time blockbuster. Watch on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80144448 )

41. Badla (2019)

Badla (2019) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

To look out for the redundant twists and turns, enjoyable and engaging content, and cleverly scripted storyline one must keep this one in mind as Badla movie has it all. 

Another best thing about this movie is the collaboration of Amitabh Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu after ‘Pink’. Watch now on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/81112446 )

42. Cheeni Kam (2007)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is Cheeni Kam which is the love story of a 64 years old man and 34 years old woman. The epic performance of the main leads, Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu is the main thing that left an impression on viewers’ hearts. 

This movie brilliantly challenges the concept of age that is existing in society for ages. Watch on Zee5 for free (https://g.co/kgs/KnEH38 )

43. Gulabo Sitabo (2020)

Gulabo Sitabo (2020) | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

This recently released movie got all the praise from the critics for the performances given by the leads Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. This movie did not get a theatrical release due to the pandemic but it got an OTT release. (Gulabo SItabo was the first Bollywood movie that was ever released on an OTT platform during the pandemic)

Amitabh played the role of a greedy landlord and Ayushmann played the role of paying guest. The hilarious fights between them are worth watching and are one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies. Watch on Amazon Prime Video https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B089HJ1S3L/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

44. 102 Not Out (2018)

The next in the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies is 102 Not Out starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor which is based on a Gujarati play. Amitabh Bachchan has portrayed the role of Rishi Kapoor’s father, who is 102 years old but still has an active and jovial heart. 

This movie gives a positive approach to life. Watch on Amazon Prime Video (https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0OJU2KL90QC03AXXT8LKR2X9DE/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r )

45. Runway 34

Runway 34 | Best Amitabh Bachchan Movies

It is an upcoming movie by Amitabh Bachchan, produced by Ajay Devgn. It was first titled MayDay, but later it was named Runway 34. Its release is scheduled for 2022.

Well! The list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies has ended here for now, but Mr. Bachchan will continue ruling audiences’ hearts with his performance. He has given numerous gems to Indian cinema that is the pride of Bollywood. 

His phenomenal acting skills inspire every actor and this is the reason he is called the “Sadi ka Mahanayak” (Superstar of Century).

It’s a bye, for now, I will come back with another one.

Till then, Happy Surfing!

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