We are Indians and the love for our motherland flows in our blood. Our nationalism and patriotism is something no other country will be able to match. In fact, our love for India is popular far and wide. More so because of the Indian cinema.
Bollywood has never failed to give us the patriotic movies and goosebumps whenever the hero lifts the Indian tricolor or an officer gives a command on the border. We’ve made a list of the best patriotic films to watch this Independence Day, August 15th.
Patriotic Movies based on Manoj Kumar
The moment we consider watching old patriotic Hindi movies, the first name that crosses our thoughts, undoubtedly, is Manoj Kumar. He was the first on-screen character in Bollywood films to pick up patriotic roles and convey a message in the end which benefited the whole country.
And with time, he kept on doing such type of movies. Thus, he inferred the nickname 'Bharat Kumar'. 'Purab Aur Paschim', which he also directed, is one of his most cherished patriotic movies about India. His most loved patriotic songs are 'Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada', 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti', and 'Mera Rang De Basanti Chola'.
1. Purab Aur Paschim
Patriotic Movies based on Secret Agents
Man on the mission. Damsel in disguise. Concealed motives. Patriotic Indian movies based on secret agents and spy officers are not just thrilling but give another reason to be proud of our country.
These agents and undercover agents in Bollywood films have always come up with ingenious schemes to rescue their country from a looming crisis or huge damage. Below are some of the best patriotic movies about special agents and spies who set out to save India.
7. RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter
10. Madras cafe
Patriotic Movies based on Army/Navy/AirForce
Almost all the popular patriotic Bollywood movies are based on military - training of soldiers, sacrifices made for the country, and final combat with the enemy. Movies like URI and The Ghazi Attack show us the power of Indian Forces.
These Hindi movies give us strength and fill us with pride, besides highlighting that we are sleeping peacefully because someone is safeguarding our motherland. If you want to witness the war scenarios, 1971, Border, and The Great Indian Escape are the best Indian patriotic movies.
13. URI - The Surgical Strike
16. The Ghazi Attack
17. Mission Kashmir
20. Tango Charlie
22. Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home
Patriotic Movies based on Social Issues
None of us can deny the fact many social issues still exist in our society and pull us back from becoming a developed nation. There are a good number of Indian patriotic movies that deal with social issues and focus on inside patriotic development.
The combination of patriotism, social responsibility, and entertainment brings meaningful cinema to us in the Hindi movies listed below.
23. Rang de Basanti
26. Gabbar is back
Patriotic Movies based on Freedom Struggle
Bollywood Movies like Rang De Basanti, Mangal Pandey, and Legend of Bhagat Singh have made Indian freedom fighters popular and re-ignited the independence fire in all of us.
Watching patriotic movies based on stories close to India's freedom struggle gives a good understanding of the price we had to pay to get this freedom.
These Hindi films urge us to be more responsible for our country so that we never are subjected to slavery and foreign subjugation.
30. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
31. Mangal Pandey The Rising
32. Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi
33. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Forgetten Hero
36. 1942: A Love Story
Patriotic Movies based on Sports & India's Win
Sports and Patriotism in India go in hand to hand. Almost all technically-proficient sports films made in India, in Bollywood precisely, are filled with the spirit of patriotism and depict what it means to represent your nation at any level.
When a team representing India or a player representing India wins, we are also filled with excitement. Isn’t it? This is why Chak De India and Dangal are the hot favorite patriotic movies among the Indians.
37. Chak De India
38. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
39. Saand Ki Aankh
45. Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se
46. Mary Kom
Patriotic Movies based on India's Scientific Achievements
Besides the wars on the borders, the secret missions by special agents, and the sports performance by Indian players, the scientific achievements of our country also fill us with pride.
We are glad that two such movies, Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran & Mission Mangal, highlight our progress - we are not behind in the world.
These Hindi movies are patriotic in the real sense as they convince us to progress in the direction of research & development. They are indeed the best patriotic movies Bollywood has ever made.
47. Mission Mangal
48. Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran
Patriotic Movies based on Indian Political Leaders
Nation-building and progressive leadership are also forms of patriotism. Bollywood has given us 2 such movies, based on the lives of political leaders, who brought a lot of change, progress, and nationalism to India.
The tremendous response that Thackrey (film) and PM Narendra Modi (film) gained, and the way they charged up viewers in cinema halls reflected the collective love for India. Indeed, they are must watch movies in the list of patriotic movies about India.
50. PM Narendra Modi
Other Famous Indian Patriotic Movies
Films are often a reflection of society, and in the case of patriotic movies, striking reliability always exists. Bollywood has also given us some fiction movies that depict one's love for one's country.
You will have a goose bumping sensation of patriotism throughout the movie. Below is a list of dramatic patriotic Hindi movies that allow a gateway to history, struggles, and realities that were unknown or not witnessed.
53. Namaste London
55. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
58. Satyamav Jayate
59. Abb Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon
60. Mother India |
61. Saath Hindustani
65. Naya Daur
70. Hindustan Ki Kasam
71. Satellite Shankar
Believe it or not, these 71 movies will always have a special place in the heart of every patriotic Indian. We hope, year after year the Bollywood cinema shall produce masterpiece patriotic movies - movies which will make Indians cry, laugh, and indulge in immense pride.
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