We have listed 30 Movies that every Indian Should watch once in their life.Here’s a list of movies you can watch this independence day with some summary.

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30. Haqeeqat (1964)

Haqeeqat is a movie based on Sino-Indo war 1962. Starring Dharmendra and Balraj Sahani it is a story of A platoon of soldiers who were presumed dead in the hilly terrains of Ladakh. They are however rescued by the Ladakhi tribes and Captain Bahadur Singh(Dharmendra).

29. Upkar (1967)

A blockbuster of the 1970s starring Legends like Manoj Kumar and Praan. This movie focus on a brother who sacrifices everything to educate his younger brother. However, the younger one becomes greedy and gets involved in a drug racket.  This movie also includes the very famous song ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti’.

28. Border (1997)

A movie filled with many superstars of the era like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, is a story based on Battle of Longewala during Indo-Pak war of) 1971.

27. Purab Aur Pashchim (1970)

Bharat (Manoj Kumar), son of a freedom fighter, travels England for studies and strives to change the mindset of people towards India.

26. Kranti (1981)

Starring Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Nirupa Roy, Prem Chopra is a story of men who start a revolution (Kranti) for their freedom against British Rulers.

25. Krantiveer

‘Aa Gaye meri Maut ka tamasha dekhne’ ‘Yeh Musalman ka Khoon yeh Hindu ka Khoon … bata is mein Musalman ka kaunsa Hindu ka kaunsa, bata!’ how can one forget these classy dialogues of Nana Patekar (admit it you read both dialogues in his voice). It is a story Pratap(Nana) taking on against some gangsters and corrupt politicians to save a chawl.

24. Lagaan (2001)

A group of Champaner villagers led by a feisty young man challenge the British to a game of cricket to get their land tax waived. Their biggest hurdle is that no one knows to play the game.

23. Rang De Basanti (2006)

When Sue selects a few students to portray various Indian freedom fighters in her film, she unwittingly awakens their patriotism. The emotional and mental process turns them into rebels for a cause.

22. Swades

Mohan, a project manager who is employed with NASA, travels to India to take his nanny along with him. Little does he know that this journey will change his life forever.

21. Chak De! India(2006)

Kabir Khan, a former hockey star, tained as someone who betrayed his country, begins coaching the Indian women’s national hockey team to prove his loyalty to the nation.


20. A Wednesday

A retired police commissioner recounts the most memorable case of his career wherein he was informed about a bomb scare in Mumbai.


19. Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Starring Amir Khan as Mangal Pandey is the story of freedom fighter Mangal Pandey who had a very big part in starting Revolution of 1857.

18. LOC kargil (2003)

It’s a very very long movie starring almost every successful actor of the era. The film is based on the 1999, Operation Vijay and Battle of Tololing around the Line of control.

17. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

The legend of Bhagat Singh is an biographical film of India’s one of the most fearless freedom fighters Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh.

16. Veer Savarkar(2001)

Veer Savarkar is a movie based on life of an unsung freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.


15. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

Gadar is a love history of a Pakistani girl and Indian boy and their struggle during partition starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel.


14. Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

Virat, a soldier, accidentally bumps into a terrorist who plans to rip apart Mumbai with a series of blasts. Virat gathers his team and it is up to him to save Mumbai from terrorists.

13. Gabbar Is Back (2015)

Independence day movies

Aditya, who is grieving over the death of his wife and unborn child, disguises himself as a vigilante and exposes corrupt government officials, including an influential builder who killed his wife.

12. Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002)

Starring Sunny Deol and Arbaaz Khan, this movie is a story of how Major Pratap Singh fight against terrorists in Kashmir with the help of locals.

11. Sarfarosh(1999)

Amir khan joins the Indian Police Services after his brother killed to fight against terrorists. Later he found some artist across the border involved in the chaos.


10. Nayak: The Real Hero(2001)

Story of a TV Reporter who accidentally becomes CM for a day and then things happens. Starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Om Puri.

9. Lakshya (2004)

An undisciplined boy(Hrithik Roshan) joins into the army and then run away which causes his breakup with her girlfriend (Preity Zinta).

8. Gandhi(1982)

Gandhi is an historical biographical movie. The movie focuses on the incidents and events qhich led MohanDas Karamchand Gandhi to become Mahatma Gandhi.

7. Tiranga (1992)

Starring Raaj Kumar and Nana Patekar, Tirangaa is movie based on a story of a Policeman and Military Man and their struggle against corrupt  politicians and goons who wants to destroy India.

6. Tango Charlie (2005)

Story of two soldiers who were posted in several hazardous places like North-East Indian jungle, Naxal areas and kargil.

5. 16 December (2002)

An intelligence officer and his team set out on a mission to stop a terrorist who is out to incite a nuclear war.

4. Mr. India (1987)

Arun (Anil Kapoor), who runs an orphanage was fights against some villains with the help of Invisibility watch.

3. Mission Kashmir(2000)

Altaf’s(Hrithik Roshan) parents are murdered, and the police officer who adopts him was the murderer later Altaf finds out.

2. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1965)

Raju (Raj Kumar) is in love with the daughter of a bandit leader… Yet he informs police about him and the police plans to kill all bandits.

1. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

It’s a movie based on the biography of The famous sportsman Milkha Singh, Milkha Singh was portrayed by Farhan Akhtar.


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