20 Best Bollywood Movies of 2023: Jawan, Animal, Dunki, Pathaan, and more

Experience the magic of Bollywood in 2023 with our curated list of the best movies that promise entertainment, emotion, and unforgettable moments.

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Here’s to Bollywood’s greatness in 2023! Cheers! There are some fantastic films out there, each bringing something special to the table. These movies have left a mark with their awesome performances and compelling stories. Check out our top picks for the best Bollywood movies of 2023, available on various streaming platforms. Whether you’re into suspenseful dramas or touching stories, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the world of Indian cinema from your couch and get ready for engaging and inspiring tales that’ll keep you hooked!

Jawan

Jawan makes his way out of the shadows to pursue justice and bring about peace after confronting death. His thirst for vengeance is so strong that he would stop at nothing to bring an end to the man who took away both his identity and his life. In the title role of Jawan, Shah Rukh Khan plays it. A surprising role in the same movie has also been revealed by the actor. South Indian big stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Sanya Malhotra, and Priyamani are with him. Together with a cast of A-list actors from Bollywood, including Sanjay Dutt and Deepika Padukone, and Vijay, the biggest hero in Tamil cinema, the film also boasts special cameos.

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, Riddhi Dogra, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Girija Oak, Lehar Khan, Aaliyah Qureishi, Mukesh Chhabra, Yogi Babu, Eijaz Khan, Sangay Tsheltrim, Seeza Saroj Mehta, Priyansh Vatiani, Utsav Narula, Viraj Ghelani

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Where to Watch: Netflix

Director: Atlee Kumar

Genre: Action Thriller

Animal

The plot of this blockbuster movie revolves around a son who deeply loves his father, but because the father is frequently away for work, he struggles to grasp the full extent of his son’s affection. Ironically, this intense love and admiration for his father and family end up causing tension and conflict between the two, making this relationship an obsession leading to violence.

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Where to Watch: Theatres / later Netflix

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Genre: Action, Thriller

Dunki

Manu and her friends, who dream of going to London for a better life finds out it isn’t an easy thing to do. They’re unable to get a visa, even though they tried different ways. Manu’s dead brother’s friend from his army days comes to visit her, and he helps Manu reach London by helping her enrol at an IELTS coaching class. But Manu and Buggu are forced to take the “Dunki” route.

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, Jyoti Subhash, Deven Bhojani, Manoj Kant, Arun Bali, Amardeep Jha, Suhail Zargar, Vishnu Kaushal

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Where to watch: JioCinema (rumoured)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Pathaan

Shahrukh plays an Indian RAW agent named Pathaan who learns about significant mercenary strikes against India that are planned by a group under the brutal leadership of Jim, an enigmatic and vicious man with his own past. With Rubai as his lone potential friend and the doomsday clock ticking away, Pathaan has the daunting task of dealing with destruction and several betrayals while facing Jim. One of Bollywood’s biggest smash hits is Pathaan.

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia, Ekta Kaul, Manish Wadhwa, Viraf Patel, Shaji Choudhary, Prakash Belawadi, Aakash Bhatija, Rumi Khan, Prem Jhangiani, Mansi Taxak, Ashutosh Singh, Rakesh Khatri, Amanpreet Hundal, Mustafa Aksari, Rajat Kaul, Nikhat Khan, Grace Girdhar

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Siddharth Anand

Genre: Action Thriller

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Mission Majnu

Action, suspense, and patriotism are all promised in Mission Majnu, a riveting investigative thriller set against the backdrop of actual events. The movie is a hit among new Hindi films on OTT because of its gripping plot and stellar cast. Sidharth Malhotra is its heart and soul. He has lived up to his reputation by giving a fantastic performance. The film has many interesting and thrilling elements that definitely make it a must-watch.

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, Mir Sarwar, Kumud Mishra, Ashwath Bhatt, Zakir Hussain, Rajit Kapur, Avijit Dutt, Avantika Akerkar

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Where to Watch: Netflix

Director: Shantanu Bagchi

Genre: Spy Thriller

Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar

While on vacation in Spain, Rohan Arora portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor, who comes from a wealthy Delhi family, falls in love with Nisha Malhotra, played by Shraddha Kapoor, the moment he sees her. The two quickly clicked, but things may get complicated in the modern world of love. This film is fun and exciting. It features many familiar faces who are extremely talented. The performances by the actors are truly commendable and this is definitely an entertaining watch.

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Anubhav Singh Bassi, Boney Kapoor, Hasleen Kaur, Amber Rana, Monica Chaudhary, Inayat Verma, Jatinder Kaur, Rajesh Jais, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Dhruv Tyagi, Teena Singh, Kartik Aaryan, Nushrratt Bharuccha

IMDb Rating: 6

Where to Watch: Netflix

Director: Luv Ranjan

Genre: Romance Comedy

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Tiger 3

Tiger, portrayed by Salman Khan and Zoya, played by Katrina Kaif in Tiger 3 take a chance in an attempt to preserve themselves and their loved ones after being falsely accused of betraying their country by a wicked terrorist (Emraan Hashmi). Tiger 3, an exciting thriller, recently hit theatres. Starring Katrina Kaif, Emraan Hashmi, and Salman Khan, the movie is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner.

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Gurket Kaur, Emraan Hashmi, Revathi, Simran, Riddhi Dogra, Vishal Jethwa, Kumud Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Aamir Bashir, Gavie Chahal, Anant Vidhaat Sharma, Danish Bhat

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Maneesh Sharma

Genre: Action, Thriller

12th Fail

The film follows Manoj Kumar Sharma, hailing from the dacoit-infested Chambal Valley. His father and grandmother are very honest and are against corruption. Manoj prepares cheat slips for his 12th exams along with all other students in his class, as the local MLA wants all the students to pass. However, the new DSP of the area ignores MLA’s mission and arrests the principal of the school, making all the students fail.

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, Anshumaan Pushkar, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Geeta Aggarwal Sharma, Harish Khanna, Sarita Joshi, Sanjay Bishnoi, Dr. Vikas Divyakirti, Vijay Kumar Dogra

IMDB Rating: 9.2

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Genre: Biography, Drama

Gadar 2

An official sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), The Katha Continues is a period action drama film. Following his son Charanjeet Singh, also known as Jeete, who is being held captive and subjected to torture by Pakistani soldiers, Tara Singh makes an independent trip back to Pakistan in 1971 during the Crush India campaign. The characters Tara Singh and Sakeena, played by Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, are back.

Cast: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Simrat Kaur, Gaurav Chopra, Manish Wadhwa, Rohit Choudhary, Mir Sarwar, and Rumi Khan

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Where to Watch: Zee5

Director: Anil Sharma

Genre: Action, Drama

Mission Raniganj

In 1989, more than 65 miners got trapped in a mine after an accident. The film follows Jaswanth Singh Gill, a mining engineer, who rescues the miners against the resistance from others in the team. He takes the help of a disgraced surveyor Tapan Ghosh, and a drilling engineer Bindal in his mission to save the miners.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra, Pavan Malhotra, Ravi Kishan, Gaurav Prateek, Varun Badola, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Dinesh Lamba, Rajesh Sharma, Virendra Saxena

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Dharmendra Suresh Desai

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

Ghoomer

Anina Dixit is an upcoming batting prodigy, who loses her right hand, making her batting dreams fade away. However, Padam Singh Sodhi, a failed test cricketer gives her a new hope by training her in bowling with his unconventional techniques.

Cast: Saiyami Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Angad Bedi, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Ivanka Das, Akshay Joshi, Piyush Raina, Pari Sharma, Bhagya Bhanushali, Padmanabh Bind

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Where to watch: Zee5

Director: R. Balki

Genre: Sports, Drama

Jaane Jaan

Maya D’Souza, a single mother, and her teenage daughter Tara get a visitor one day, Ahit, Maya’s abusive ex-husband. He tries to extort money from her and one thing leads to another and Ajit gets murdered by them via strangulation. They get help from their neighbour Naren Vyas, who’s a brilliant maths teacher, who helps them dispose of the body and cover up the murder.

Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlaway, Vijay Varma, Saurabh Sachdeva, Lin Laishram, Naisha Khanna

IMDB Rating: 7

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Dharmendra Suresh Desai

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway

The story centres on Debika, who resides in Stavanger with her husband Aniruddha, son Shubha, and daughter Shuchi, who was born five months ago. Before bringing Shubha and Shuchi during the most recent visit, two workers from Norwegian Child Welfare Services paid them a routine visit. After learning that the Chatterjees are unfit to be the guardians of their children, Debika makes the decision to fight the government to regain custody of her kids. The storyline is intense and captivating and keeps the audience on the edges of their seats throughout. Definitely worth watching.

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Anirban Bhattacharya, Jim Sarbh, Neena Gupta, Kärt Tammjärv, Britta Soll, Barun Chanda, Balaji Gauri, Mithu Chakraborty, Soumya Mukherjee, Bodhisattwa Majumder, Saswati Guha Thakurta, Varun Vazir, Charu Shankar, Roopangi Vanvari, Sara Soulié, Yuvaan Vanvari, Irha Ali, Balaji Gauri, Kristjan Sarv

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Where to Watch: Netflix

Director: Ashima Chibber

Genre: Legal drama

Rocky aur Rani ki Prem Kahani

The story revolves around the characters Rocky and Rani, as well as the two families, the Randhawas and the Chatterjees. Ranveer Singh portrays Rocky, while Alia Bhatt plays Rani. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani highlights the multifaceted nature of relationships, celebrates the power of love, and honours families for their imperfections as much as their perfections. The Hindi movie is currently accessible on OTT. A fascinating voyage through an epic love story set in a new era, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani will make you laugh and ask you important questions about love and family.

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Churni Ganguly, Aamir Bashir, Kshitee Jog, Anjali Anand, Namit Das, Sheeba, Arjun Bijlani, Shraddha Arya, Sriti Jha, Arjit Taneja, Harsh Limbachiyaa, and Bharti Singh

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Karan Johar

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Satya Prem ki Katha

Desiring to marry Katha, an IT girl from Ahmedabad who is far over his league, Sattu is an inept but kind-hearted LLB failure. But fate has other plans, and they end up getting married, much to Katha’s dismay. Hereafter, Sattu starts his quest to win his wife over, and in the process, he learns about himself and proves he is a worthy husband! In Bollywood cinema, Satyaprem Ki Katha revolves around this central theme. Kirara Advani plays Katha, and Kartik Aaryan plays Satya Prem.

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Gajraj Rao, Supriya Pathak, Siddharth Randeria, Anuradha Patel, Maira Doshi, Rajpal Yadav, Shikha Talsania, Arjun Aneja, Bhaumik Ahir, Nirrmite Saawaant, and Palash Tiwari

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Sameer Vidwans

Genre: Romance

OMG 2

Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a devoted follower of Lord Shiva, a devoted parent, and a kind spouse, is the main character in OMG 2. His son Vivek is expelled from school after being accused of immoral conduct. Kanti learns that his son has fallen prey to dishonesty. He feels discouraged. But the Divine power takes an unexpected turn and directs him towards the road of righteousness. Kanti then makes the decision to file a lawsuit in order to hold everyone responsible.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam, Govind Namdev, Arun Govil, Brijendra Kala, Aarush Varma, Geeta Agrawal, Hemant Kumar Choudhary, Vijay Mishra, Kshitij Pawar, Yash Bhojwani

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Where to Watch: Netflix

Director: Amit Rai

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Yaariyan 2

A number of actors make their Bollywood debuts in the coming-of-age drama Yaariyan 2. The film is billed as providing a fresh perspective on brothers, love, and friendship. The film explores the connected paths of three cousins, Bajrang, Ladli, and Shikhar, as they set off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery, adventures, and dreams against the colourful background of Mumbai.

Cast: Divya Khosla Kumar, Yash Dasgupta, Pearl V Puri, Meezaan Jafri, Anaswara Rajan, Bhagyashri Borse, Warina Hussain, Murali Sharma, Pyumori Mehta Ghosh, Lillete Dubey, Sudhir Pandey, Rituraj Singh, Sakshi Pradhan, Manasi Moghe, Karan Singh Chhabra, Siddharth Menon, Harmanjeet Singh, Akanksha Singh, Akshit Sukhija, Dragta Ji, Usha Subramanian Saksena, Priya Prakash Varrier

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Where to Watch: Jio Cinema

Director: Radhika Rao

Genre: Romance, Musical

Bawaal

With its intricate weaving of the complexities of familial relationships, Bawaal is an incredibly moving family drama that evokes strong feelings. The movie transcends the commonplace and examines the weaknesses that characterise familial ties while putting a strong emphasis on life lessons. Both the main characters have given fine performances. Their chemistry is commendable which only adds to the charm of the film. It is truly an engaging and entertaining film.

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Anjuman Saxena, Mukesh Tiwari, Prateek Pachori, Vyas Hemang, Shashie Vermaa, Agrim Mittal, Nikhil Chawla, Thibault Gouzarch

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Genre: Romantic Drama

Zara Hatke Zara Bachke

In the film, Vicky Kaushal plays Kapil and Sara Ali Khan plays Saumya, two college sweethearts who fall madly in love and eventually get married. In a mixed household after the wedding, they battle for privacy. This film witnesses both these talented actors for the very first time and we can see them in all their glory. It is a relatable and entertaining film that is worth watching.

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Sara Ali Khan, Inaamulhaq, Sushmita Mukherjee, Neeraj Sood, Rakesh Bedi, Sharib Hashmi, Akash Khurana, Kanupriya Pandit, Anubha Fatehpura, Himanshu Kohli, Srishti Ganguli Rindani, Vivan Shah, Dimpy Mishra, Atul Tiwari

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Where to Watch: Jio Cinema

Director: Laxman Utekar

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai

This is the narrative of a Jodhpur Sessions Court lawyer who battles for justice for a young girl who was sexually molested by a powerful godman over the course of five years, inspired by real-life circumstances. This provocative drama examines the ability of a single person’s will to effect social change and fairness. The title of the film is actually very appropriate, as, with an outstanding performance, Manoj Bajpayee has made this film one of the most popular new Hindi films available on OTT.

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Adrija Sinha, Surya Mohan Kulshrestha, Nikhil Pandey, Priyanka Setia, Jaihind Kumar, Durga Sharma, Vipin Sharma, Abhijit Lahiri, Saurabh Sharma, Archana Dani, Ikhlaque Ahmed Khan, Kaustav Sinha, Manish Mishra, Vivek Sinha, Shivraj Walvekar, Vivek Tandon, Gauransh Sharma

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Where to Watch: Zee5

Director: Apoorv Singh Karki

Genre: Drama

Best Bollywood Movies 2023 on OTT

Movie Name Language IMDb Rating Release Date
Jawan Hindi 7.5 7 September 2023
Animal Hindi 7.3 1 December 2023
Dunki Hindi 7.8 21 December 2023
Pathaan Hindi 5.9 22 March 2023
Mission Majnu Hindi 7.1 20 January 2023
Tu Jhooti Mai Makkar Hindi 6 8 March 2023
Tiger 3 Hindi 7.6 12 November 2023
12th Fail Hindi 9.2 27 October 2023
Gadar 2 Hindi 5.3 6 October 2023
Mission Raniganj Hindi 7.9 6 October 2023
Ghoomer Hindi 7.8 August 18, 2023
Jaane Jaan Hindi 7 September 21, 2023
Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway Hindi 7.3 17 March 2023
Rocky aur Rani ki Prem Kahani Hindi 6.8 22 September 2023
Satyaprem Ki Katha Hindi 7.2 24 August 2023
OMG 2 Hindi 7.7 8 October 2023
Yaariya 2 Hindi 8.1 20 October 2023
Bawaal Hindi 6.6 21 July 2023
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Hindi 6.5 2 June 2023
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai Hindi 7.9 23 May 2023

FAQs

When is Dunki releasing?

“Dunki,” the much-anticipated film of Shahrukh Khan, is set to hit screens on December 22, 2023.

What are the top genres in the list of best Bollywood movies in 2023?

Spy Drama, Romance, and Comedy are clearly the top genres that ruled the Bollywood charts in 2023.

Which is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time?

Dangal is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie, with a worldwide gross collection of ₹2,023.81 Crore.