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top 50 bollywood action movies

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1. Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Drama, Romance

CBI officer Akram seeks to nab three terrorists, Ali, Abbas and Laila, who have held 213 tourists as hostage in Elphinstone Jail. For this, he seeks help from Rachit, a former associate of the trio.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 2,203

2. Singham (2011)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A truly honest police officer is transferred to a town controlled by a gangster he has humiliated. The gangster believes he can use good power to bring down this officer who made him look foolish and weak.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Sonali Kulkarni

Votes: 14,791 | Gross: $0.35M

3. Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.

Director: Prabhu Deva | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar, Yashpal Sharma

Votes: 21,100 | Gross: $0.78M

4. Wanted (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

Director: Prabhu Deva | Stars: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Vinod Khanna, Govind Namdeo

Votes: 22,184

5. Krrish (2006)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

Krishna is forced by circumstances to use his superpowers and become the masked superhero Krrish, before getting drawn towards his lost legacy.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 19,094

6. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Mr A, a fearless thief, steals valuable artefacts and teams up with the girl he is attracted to but who cannot be trusted. Close on their heels are three police officers trying to apprehend them.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 24,614 | Gross: $2.64M

7. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

India's top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth

Votes: 31,639 | Gross: $2.35M

8. Race 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone

Votes: 15,575 | Gross: $1.58M

9. Jung (1996)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jung tells the story of Arjun (Mithun Chakraborty), an honest and passionate police officer who finds himself clashing with his younger brother Ajay (Ajay Devgan), an equally passionate ... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Ajay Devgn, Rambha, Vani Viswanath

Votes: 233

10. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man (Akshay Kumar) searches for his missing brother (Inder Kumar) who is also wanted by the police.

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Deven Verma

Votes: 5,750

11. Dabangg (2010)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.

Director: Abhinav Kashyap | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 30,200 | Gross: $4.63M

12. Mohra (1994)

177 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A journalist comes to the aid of a murderer with a life sentence when she makes an appeal in court and although he is given his freedom, they soon discover that there is a grim reason behind his release.

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 7,624

13. Main Hoon Na (2004)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan

Votes: 33,182 | Gross: $1.72M

14. Dabangg 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Chulbul Pandey invites a fresh trouble when he kills the brother of a notorious politician and the former swears to wreak havoc in his life.

Director: Arbaaz Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 16,926 | Gross: $2.52M

15. Vijaypath (1994)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When a notorious criminal is apprehended by an industrious inspector and subsequently convicted by the officer's brother, he seeks the ultimate revenge against the family.

Director: Farogh Siddique | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Suresh Oberoi, Reema Lagoo

Votes: 648

16. Major Saab (1998)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Drama, Romance

An Army Major decides to tame a persistent rule breaker who is bent on being discharged. However the trainee changes his plan when he falls in love and needs the Major's help in rescuing his beau.

Director: Tinnu Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre, Nafisa Ali

Votes: 2,083

17. Ghatak: Lethal (1996)

158 min | Action, Drama

Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Danny Denzongpa, Amrish Puri

Votes: 3,327

18. Dhoom (2004)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A mysterious gang of bikers is on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red-handed.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Esha Deol

Votes: 18,769 | Gross: $0.25M

19. Krishna (I) (1996)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A convict freshly out of prison is given an undercover name "Krishna" and the task to bring down a drug kingpin and his cartel.

Directors: S. Deepak, Deepak S. Shivdasani | Stars: Sunil Shetty, Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 318

20. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 52,518

21. Agneepath (2012)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge.

Director: Karan Malhotra | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 22,897 | Gross: $1.98M

22. Race (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 149 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Destiny makes two brothers- Ranvir and Rajiv - enemies of each other. Everything is fair in love and war.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 13,517 | Gross: $1.37M

23. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)

175 min | Action, Comedy

A Bombay police officer seeks revenge when his brother is killed by a powerful underworld figure. Things get complicated when a matinee movie idol begins to tag along the policeman so he can research a movie role.

Director: Sameer Malkan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raageshwari

Votes: 5,725

24. Jigar (1998)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

After young Konkan-based Vithoba Pawaskar fails in the 7th standard for the 3rd time, his father, Sripad, kicks him out, and he, with the assistance of Krishna Parkar, re-locates to Mumbai,... See full summary »

Director: Kumar Sohoni | Stars: Laxmikant Berde, Ravindra Berde, Sakharam Bhave, Abhijit Bhogle

Votes: 213

25. Ziddi (1997)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama

It is the story of a hot-tempered and stubborn man Deva, who is feared because of his ruthless ways and severe punishment to the local hoodlums. Later, Deva avenges the death of his brother and sister.

Director: Guddu Dhanoa | Stars: Sunny Deol, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Ashish Vidyarthi

Votes: 1,551

26. Diljale (1996)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A patriotic young man turns into a terrorist to avenge his father's humiliation.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre, Amrish Puri, Parmeet Sethi

Votes: 1,560

27. Narasimha (1991)

Not Rated | 214 min | Action, Drama

With the help of his strongest henchman; Narasimha, Baapji eliminates his enemies from the city. But what happens when the sleeping morals of your toughest ally awaken, and he not only opposes you, but aligns with your enemy?

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Urmila Matondkar, Ravi Behl

Votes: 424

28. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

A shape-shifting snake exacts vengeance on a group of friends for a crime they did not even commit.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunny Deol, Arman Kohli, Manisha Koirala, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 3,240

29. Loha (1987)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Honest and diligent Police Inspector Amar lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Bombay. In his attempt to arrest bandit Sher Singh, he and Inspector Dayal are attacked, Amar survives, but ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Karan Kapoor, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 217

30. Phool Aur Kaante (1991)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A young man who despises his father's criminal profession, wants to live a peaceful life away from him but fate has some other plans.

Director: Kuku Kohli | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Madhoo, Arif Khan, Jagdeep

Votes: 1,349

31. Cash (2007)

137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Three unique diamonds. Two teams of thieves. One big heist that spins out into a battle for the ultimate eternal prize: Cash.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Riteish Deshmukh

Votes: 1,859

32. Bodyguard (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Hazel Keech

Votes: 23,608

33. Karan Arjun (1995)

175 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Karan and Arjun reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their previous mother brings them together in order to avenge their death.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 13,398

34. Barood (1998)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jai, a police officer embarks on the mission to eliminate his enemies, who destroyed his life.

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 627

35. Jugnu (1973)

Not Rated | 149 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A wealthy businessman moonlights as a philanthropist, robbin' the hood as it were.

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Pran, Prem Chopra

Votes: 182

36. Blue (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A group of people, facing a lot of challenges, decide to hunt down lost treasure en route to India.

Director: Anthony D'Souza | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan

Votes: 4,676

37. Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A dentist's life turns into a roller coaster ride when he is unknowingly embroiled in gang wars.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 7,777

38. Tezz (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

To revenge his past, Aakash Rana plants bomb in a train endangering lives of 500 passengers.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Kangana Ranaut

Votes: 2,254

39. Veergati (1995)

166 min | Action, Drama

A gangster and his flunkies abduct and kill a man's daughter. Soon, the man's adopted son sets out to avenge her death.

Director: K.K. Singh | Stars: Salman Khan, Atul Agnihotri, Sudesh Berry, Pooja Dadwal

Votes: 1,537

40. Dus (2005)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team of specialist must catch a terrorist before he carries out an attack.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan

Votes: 3,182

41. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Crime, History

An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.

Director: Apoorva Lakhia | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 9,609 | Gross: $0.29M

42. International Khiladi (1999)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Devraj, a gangster and Payal, a reporter fell in love. Amit, loves Payal and a lot of trouble follows in their lives.

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Rajat Bedi, Vivek Shauq

Votes: 2,083

43. Anth (1994)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action

Principal Satyaprakash is a decent middle-class man who manages a co-ed college. He witnesses his daughter, Pooja, being molested by Kali, the son of gangster Dhabla, objects to this ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Khanna | Stars: Sunil Shetty, Somy Ali, Paresh Rawal, Deepak Shirke

Votes: 124

44. Zanjeer (1973)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash

Votes: 3,729

45. Cheetah (1994)

Action, Drama

An honest and diligent inspector is murdered with his family. However, he survives the attack and is in coma for a while. When he exits coma, he takes revenge by murdering the villains one ... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Vikas Anand, Rakesh Bedi, Ashwini Bhave, Brownie

Votes: 75

46. Haqeeqat (1995)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama, Romance