This new list of Top 100 Bollywood movies by TimeOut London will shock you

TimeOut London asked a select group of Indian, British and American Bollywood experts to share their favourite Hindi movies and the list might shock you.

Written by Sonal Gera , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2015 12:51 pm
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So, did you know ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ is a better movie than ‘Swades’? And ‘Tashan’ and ‘Aiyyaa’ better than ‘Lootera’ and ‘Parineeta’? No? We also didn’t, but then there is a survey done by TimeOut London that enlists the Top 100 Bollywood movies of all time and claims so.

TimeOut London, which is an “ultimate guide to London”, as the site says, asked a select group of Indian, British and American Bollywood experts to share their favourite mainstream Hindi movies. The choices were then refined to select and name the Top 100 Bollywood movies of all time.

Though amused and bemused, we are not convinced with the choices for they name classics like ‘Satyam Shivan Sundaram’ below the likes of ‘Tashan’ and there are some names one can’t believe and accept to be in the list. And some names which deserved to be there like the classics of 70s and 80s – ‘Aradhana’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Daag’, ‘Khilona’ and ‘Khamoshi’ – aren’t there.

We produce the whole list, which can be otherwise read here.

1. Sholay (1975)

2. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

3. Mother India (1957)

4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenee (1995)

5. Pyaasa (1957)

6. Guide (1965)

7. Deewaar (1975)

8. Lagaan (2001)

9. Pakeezah (1972)

10. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

11. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

12. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

13. 3 Idiots (2009)

14. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

15. Bombay (1995)

16. Mr India (1987)

17. Satya (1998)

18. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

19. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

20. Awaara (1951)

21. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

22. Om Shanti Om (2007)

23. Shree 420 (1955)

24. Jab We Met (2007)

25. Parinda (1989)

26. Shaan (1980)

27. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

28. Silsila (1981)

29. Anand (1971)

30. Prem Rog (1982)

31. Barfi! (2012)

32. GolMaal (1979)

33. Ankur (1974)

34. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

35. Chak De! India (2007)

36. Kaala Patthar (1979)

37. Ghajini (2008)

38. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

39. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

40. Dil Se (1998)

41. The Lunchbox (2013)

42. Khakee (2004)

43. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

44. Parvarish (1977)

45. Velu Nayakan (1999)

46. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

47. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

48. Queen (2014)

49. Main Hoon Na (2004)

50. Rockstar (2011)

51. Sangam (1964)

52. Tezaab (1988)

53. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

54. Tashan (2008)

55. Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

56. Aiyyaa (2012)

57. Mr & Mrs ’55 (1955)

58. Garam Hawa (1973)

59. Hum Hain Rahi Pya Ke (1993)

60. Lootera (2013)

61. Parineeta (1953)

62. Sharmeelee (1971)

63. Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

64. Jagte Raho (1956)

65. Chandni (1989)

66. Madhumati (1958)

67. Gunga Jumna (1961)

68. Devdas (2002)

69. Jewel Thief (1967)

70. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

71. Omkara (2006)

72. Zanjeer (1973)

73. Naseeb (1981)

74. Teesri Kasam (1966)

75. Zubeidaa (2001)

76. Udaan (2010)

77. Kabhie Kabhie (1976)

78. Bandit Queen (1994)

79. Gangster (2006)

80. Black (2005)

81. Dabangg (2010)

82. Kahaani (2012)

83. Dhoom (2004)

84. Arth (1982)

85. Gangs of Wasseypur: Part One (2012)

86. Black Friday (2004)

87. Kati Patang (1970)

88. Dhobi Ghat (2011)

89. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

90. Hera Pheri (2000)

91. Ardh Satya (1983)

92. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

93. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002)

94. Salaam Bombay! (1998)

95. Swades (2004)

96. Umrao Jaan (1981)

97. Veer-Zaara (2004)

98. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

99. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)

100. Bobby (1973)

So, without being too critical, we have to say, ‘Dabangg’ gets a place, ‘Tashan’ and ‘Dhoom’ too, but ‘Aandhi’ doesn’t. We really wonder which “experts” gave the votes.

We beg to differ.

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    Ausaf Rizvi
    Jun 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    Mera naam joker....i watched 23 times..love u raj kapoor.
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      Cinemalytics
      Jun 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm
      Great compilation!lt;br/gt;Here is the list of top 10 movies of all time:
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        Mr India
        Jan 31, 2016 at 4:19 pm
        It's not that I agree with the above list. But the list depends on the choice of the voter and everyone have their own choice. So it's just a matter of choice. Do not take this list seriously. :P
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          Shashi
          Aug 30, 2016 at 9:13 am
          Bajirao Mastani deserved a place in top 10
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            soni singh
            Aug 24, 2016 at 11:25 am
            3 s.... best movie in top 10....
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              Rahul
              Apr 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm
              Bhatt Camp Movie Desrves Places In Top 50.. Though Emraan Hashmi Movies Are Erotic, thy Make Sensible Movies!! Bhatt Camp Moviez are much bettr than Those Movies Mentiond Above! Its Sad to knw tht people Dnt realise the Quality Of Bhatt Movies...
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                anonymous
                Apr 10, 2015 at 3:39 am
                Well, it was all voted by fan boys/girls! What else to expect from people that probably watch most movies on bad camera prints. xoxo
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                  Fred The
                  Apr 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm
                  Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam? and to think Aishwarya won the IIFA Best Actress Award for it in... wait for it... London!
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                    Zakir Hussain
                    Apr 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm
                    Most of the above movies my favorite... Generator rental in Chennai
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                      Zahir Kazi
                      Apr 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm
                      I don,t agree for most of them, Zahir Kazi
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