What are the best movies of Amitabh Bachchan that you shouldn't miss?

Amitabh Bachchan's career has spanned almost five decades. He is the Shahenshah of Bollywood (the greatest actor of the millennium) and is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of Indian cinema. Below is a list of Amitabh Bachchan movies that you've got to see. 

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    #1Deewaar

    Deewaar

    Deewaar (The Wall) is a 1975 Indian crime film directed by Yash Chopra. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. The story is about the turbulent socio-political climate of 1970s India as seen through two impoverished brothers. 

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    Devansh Banerjee
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "One of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies ever, if not THE best. Excellent acting, direction, and writing. A must-see for lovers of Bollywood cinema. Mr. Bachchan won numerous acting awards for this and it's clear why. His portrayal of notorious Mumbai outlaw Vijay (based on real-life outlaw Haji Mastan) is captivating and mesmerizing. A classic! "
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    #2Zanjeer

    Zanjeer

    Zanjeer (Chain) is a 1973 Indian action film directed by Prakash Mehra, and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and Pran. The movie jumpstarted the trend of action films in Indian cinema and gave Bachchan the title of  "The Angry Young Man."

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    Tejas Mehta
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Zanjeer 1973 propelled Amitabh Bachchan from a well-known actor into a superstar. This movie was so fun - delicious revenge, nonstop action, beautiful music. Zanjeer is where Bachchan started his Angry Young Man schtick. The train murder scene was brilliant! "
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    #3Sholay

    Sholay

    Sholay (Embers) is a 1975 Indian action film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The story revolves around two criminals, Veeru and Jai (Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), hired by a retired policeman (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the bandit Gabbar (Amjad Khan).

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    Christian Peterson
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "My favorite Amitabh Bachchan film. As an American who loves spaghetti westerns, Sholay has the same beauty and grit of a Sergio Leone film in a Bollywood package. Amitabh Bachan and Dharmendra are tremendous here. It has an extraordinary story, powerful dialogue, superlative acting, and fantastic cinematography. I cannot express further how much I love this movie. A masterpiece that deserves to be seen by everyone around the world and not just in India. "
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    #4Amar Akbar Anthony

    Amar Akbar Anthony

    Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Indian action comedy film directed by Manmohan Desai and starring Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rishi Kapoor. The story involves 3 brothers who are separated then adopted by 3 families of different religions. 

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    Ishan Sharma
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "A '70s Bollywood gem. The movie belongs to Amitabh as Anthony. He's so hilarious and charismatic in the role. The movie's treatment of religion as well is worth noting. Amar, Akbar, and Anthony might be of different faiths but the way they become attached is very touching and speaks about how Indians can be as one in spite of opposing beliefs. The brothers' respective romances were very entertaining, too. Excellent film worth watching!"
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    #5Don

    Don

    Don is a 1978 Indian action thriller film directed by Chandra Barot, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, and Om Shivpuri. In the film, Bachchan plays the roles of a Bombay underworld boss Don and his look-alike Vijay.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "What a magnificent movie! Bachchan played Don and Vijay exceptionally well. No wonder he won Best Actor. This is a typical Bollywood film so aside from being a thriller, it's also a musical. Great campy entertainment. The Shahrukh remake might have better production values but the original is way more fun. "
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    #6Black

    Black

    Black is a 2005 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It stars Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. The story is about a deafblind girl and her dedicated teacher. The film is heavily influenced by the life of Helen Keller. 

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    Hansika Rangarajan
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "I remember watching this film when I was in high school and I bawled my eyes out at the ending. Ayesha Kapur was nothing short of amazing as the feral blind girl, but the movie belongs to Amitabh Bachchan as the teacher who later succumbs to Alzheimer's disease. It's a very tonally erratic film the way it shifts from comedy to drama but it worked. A+"
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    #7Laawaris

    Laawaris

    Laawaris (Orphan or Bastard) is a 1981 Indian drama film directed by Prakash Mehra starring Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, and Zeenat Aman. The film is famous for the song "Mere Angene Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai" performed by Bachchan in drag. 

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    Sai Kapoor
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "A little dragging and trite for an Amitabh movie. It has the usual angsty story of an orphan toughened by a hard life who later discovers his true nature. We first see Bachchan in an exaggerated macho costume complete with an open shirt but later he goes into drag and it's stupefyingly insane and random. Still, Amitabh pulls it off as he's a reliable actor. Not great but I guess a kinda fun weird film. "
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    #8Agneepath

    Agneepath

    Agneepath (The Path of Fire) is a 1990 Indian action-drama film directed by Mukul Anand, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, and Danny Denzongpa. The story revolves around a young boy's quest for vengeance for the murder of his father.

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    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "Intense and brilliant. The Indian Scarface. Amitabh Bachchan really is the star of the Millenium. His presence, his line delivery, his body language. He is epicness personified. Amitabh Bachchan's age doesn't matter. He is and forever will be the best Indian actor ever. "

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Best What are the best movies of Amitabh Bachchan that you shouldn't miss
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DeewaarMovies 18 Free
2ZanjeerMovies 11 Free
3SholayMovies 11 Free
4Amar Akbar AnthonyMovies 2 Paid
5Don Movies 2 Paid
6BlackMovies 2 Free
7Laawaris Movies 1 Free
8AgneepathMovies 1 Paid
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