What are the best Indian movies on Netflix?

Craving for some good Indian media content? Look no further! India is a powerhouse when it comes to producing romantic, comedy, and musical pieces. With a wide collection of the best Indian films, feel free to binge-watch your favorites on Netflix!

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    Drishyam is an Indian drama mystery film directed by Nishikant Kamat and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare, and Abhishek Pathak. It stars actors Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, and Mrunal Jadhav.



    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Great movie with an amazing storyline. Very nice thriller after Manorama Six feet Under, the actors are really good at acting, Tabu is a legendary actress.. She is the only one who could play Meera with such finesse."
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    Providing top-notch portrayal, Shahid is an Indian biopic based on the life of the human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated three years before the film.


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    Ethan Owens
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "Most of the bollywood movies on netflix are romcom or drama but this biopic changed the game!"
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    #3Pink (2016)

    Pink (2016)

    Elevate your binge-watching experience with Pink, a renowned Indian crime and courtroom drama movie directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.


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    Paridhi Sen
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "This may be one of the best bollywood movies on netflix! I love the workd of Chowdhury"


Did you know that Sacred Games is Netflix India's first original series got so controversial? The show led to a nationwide public debate and even resulted in a court case heard at the Delhi High Court. Last July, West Bengal Congress leader Rajiv Kumar Sinha filed a police complaint against Sacred Games and those involved. According to the complaint, the show is insulting and abusing the late Rajiv Gandhi. Gandhi is India's Prime Minister from October 1984 to December 1989. Named in the complaint are Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Producer Phantom Films, and Netflix India. The complainants want the named parties to be responsible for referring to Gandhi as "Fattu". "Fattu" is an Indian slang that means something between a coward and a female reproductive organ. The same court also received a similar petition filed by Nikhil Bhalla. Nikhil Bhalla is a member of the Congress Party which is a political organization led by Gandhi. This was until he was killed by a suicide bomber in 1991. Rahul, Gandhi's son who is also the current leader of the Congress Party is also disappointed with the show. He used his Twitter account to express disappointment and said it cannot harm his father's legacy. He also stated that Rajiv "lived and died in the service of India" and that "the views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that".  

On the lighter side, Netflix has truly stepped up its game by offering more than just Hollywood films. Aside from Indian TV and Web series, Netflix is also home for Hindi movies download,  particularly Indian comedy movies. As for the Bollywood film industry, it is still having its moment in the limelight as a result of growing interest in Bollywood movies. In fact, there has been an influx of Hindi movie torrenting sites over the years!

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    If you love Bollywood films, this one is perfect for you! Sarkar is the most popular and the best political crime drama directed by Ram Gopal Varma. 

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    Wendy Lee
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "The bollywood movies on netflix looks great!"
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    #5Airlift (2016)

    Airlift (2016)

    Deemed as one of the most sought-after Indian historical dramas directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift features stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur.


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    Ling Jia
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Probably one of those few good hindi movies to watch. This movie was recommended to me by my Indian friend and I genuinely enjoyed watching it. It isn't something you see in Bollywood most of the times. The film was engaging and racy with lots of action and seriousness along."
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    #6Baahubali: The Beginning

    Baahubali: The Beginning

    Baahubali: The Beginning is an Indian epic action film released in July 2015. It is directed by S.S. Rajamouli and produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni. It stars actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, and Anushka Shetty


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    Robert Warren
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "MUST WATCH MOVIE! Great cinematography with concept and story in it. Good job to director S.S. Rajamouli! Really nice to have this on Netflix for me to watch it again and again."
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    #7No One Killed Jessica

    No One Killed Jessica

    No One Killed Jessica is a 2011 Indian biographical thriller film directed and written by Rajkumar Gupta. It stars actors Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan. This movie is based on the Jessica Lal murder case.


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    Edith Hernández
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "This movie had a potential, in my opinion. It started well but somewhere in the middle, it kinda fell short of the impact expected to a docufilm like No One Killed Jessica. But i enjoyed watching it."
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    #8Manorama Six Feet Under

    Manorama Six Feet Under

    Manorama Six Feet Under is a thriller movie directed by Navdeep Singh. It was released in September 2007 and stars Abhay Deol, Raima Sen, and Gul Panag. It is based on the 1974 hit film, Chinatown.


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    Rakesh Subramanium
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "I saw this movie after johny gaddar and before seeing i liked johny gaddar but Manorama exceeded my expectations.. it was superb suspense movie with very normal background and yet it showed powerful message in the film.. Like it,,,"
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    Considered as one of the highest rated Indian movies available on Netflix, Talvar is an Indian biopic released in 2015 and directed by Meghna Gulzar. 


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    Margaret Ross
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "Talvar is international and should be praised"
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    Kahaani is an Indian Hindi-language mystery movie written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The thriller film stars Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, and Indraneil Sengupta. It was released in India on March 9, 2012.


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    Ed Tang
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "I was scanning some bollywood movies in Netflix, and come across this one. The script is amazing, and the directing and cinematography and performances as well. It was one engaging suspense thriller."
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    #11Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is an Indian action fantasy movie directed by S.S. Rajamouli starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty in 2017. This film won at the Saturn Awards,  National Film Awards, and Filmfare Awards South. 


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    Shreyas Malik
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "this movei is realy sick, just continued to good Baahubali 1,,, the battle and dance scnes are really good.! my favorite indian movie!! 👍👍"
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    #12Queen (2014)

    Queen (2014)

    Queen is a 2014 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Vikas Bahl. It stars actors Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, and Lisa Haydon. It is written by Anvita Dutt Guptan and was produced by Anurag Kashyap, and Madhu Mantena.


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    Sanvi Kadam
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "There's not a lot of times that we get a woman-oriented movie in Bollywood, so this one is refreshing for me. This movie is light-hearted and in English, songs go with the overall mood of the movie, which is really good."
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    #13The Lunchbox

    The Lunchbox

    The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. It stars actors Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazudin Siddiqui. It was distributed by UTV Motion Pictures in India and Sony Pictures Classic in USA.


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    Lucy Liu
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Love this movie so much, and I am so glad to have it in Netflix, the love story is great and just really pure. The other thing I love about this movie is the food in every scene, just a little warning, watch this when you are full LOL"
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    #14Pad Man

    Pad Man

    Pad Man is an Indian Hindi-language biographical comedy-drama movie directed by R. Balki starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte in February 2018. It was based on the novel The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna.


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    Ajay Kapur
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "The message of this movie is definitely one of the best that I've encountered. Really beautiful and full of motivation, it has a lot of things going on but its not messy. Everything is prefect, topic is so brave to come up with."
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    #15Special 26

    Special 26

    Based on true events, Special 26 tells the story of a gang of con-men that rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers. If you liked The Usual Suspects, you are gonna love Special 26.


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    Henry Young
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "After watching A Wednesday, I jumped to this movie becuase of Neeraj Pandey and he didn't disappoint. Everything in the movie is really good. The twists are also very good. A must-watch Indian movie"


Best What are the best Indian movies on Netflix
1DrishyamMovies 3 Free
2ShahidMovies 2 Paid
3Pink (2016)Movies 2 Paid
4SarkarMovies 1 Paid
5Airlift (2016)Movies 1 Paid
6Baahubali: The BeginningMovies 1 Free
7No One Killed JessicaMovies 1 Paid
8Manorama Six Feet UnderMovies 0 Paid
9TalvarMovies 0 Paid
10KahaaniMovies 0 Free

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