Loved RRR? 30+ Best Indian Movies On Netflix to Get More!

RRR, directed by S.S Rajamouli, crossed $14 million at the American Box office. The movie also entered the top five movies in Netflix US under the non-English film category. 

You might be wrong if you think RRR is the only movie that did that big. Indian movies like the Baahubali series, Dangal, PK, Padmaavat, and many more successfully ranked in the success chart in the US. 

If you are looking for more Indian movies on Netflix, here is the list you should consider from!

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)

Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance 

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The movie is set in Bareilly’s small town about Bitti Mishra, a free-spirited girl living life on her own terms. 

She falls in love with Pritam Vidrohi, an author of a book called Bareilly Ki Barfi. Bitti admires the way he thinks and how progressive he is. She set her mind to find him, but it turned out to be more challenging than she thought.

Instead of finding Pritam, she finds Chirag Dubey, who owns a printing press, the actual owner of the book. Not knowing that, they set out on a journey to find Pritam Vidhrohi. 

The Lunchbox (2013)

Rating: 7.8/10

Genre: Drama, Romance 

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It stars Late Actor Irrfan Khan ( you might have seen him in Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man, Slumdog Millionaire, Inferno, etc.) as Saajan, who is a lonely widower. He is about to retire. 

The story is set in Mumbai; this revolves around the mistaken delivery that happens because of Dabbawalas or Lunchbox service.

Ila is a housewife who is not happy about her life and marriage. The lunchbox that she was supposed to send to her husband ends up in Saajan, forming a relationship where they exchange notes through their lunchbox daily. 

Queen ( 2014)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Comedy 

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Queen is about a Delhi girl Rani who is from a film and is very conservative. Right before her wedding, her fiance ditched her, leaving her all alone to face the situation. 

Instead of dwelling on the sadness, Rani decides to go for her planned honeymoon on her own. As she travels, she meets different people, gains experience, and finds her identity. 

Manto ( 2018)

Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Drama, Biography 

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The film follows the life of Monto, who has inhabited two countries, Pakistan and India. In the world of the seedy shiny situation of Bombay, Mano keeps his writing raw and honest.  

The story is a biography of writer Saadat Hasan Manto and his real life, all set in 1940s India. 

No One Killed Jessica ( 2011)

Rating: 7.2/10

Genre: Crime, Drama 

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Sabrina Lal, whose sister Jessica was shot dead by a son of the influential parliament Congress party. 

She teams up with Meera, an investigative journalist, to seek justice for Jessica. 

Special 26 (2013)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama 

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Special 26 is based on a real-life story from 1987 – 88 in India. The story is about a group of con artists who successfully pulled off robberies in the 1980s, pretending to be income tax officers or CBI.

 They conduct raids and rob people in business and politicians who have a lot of black money hidden. 

Mimi (2021)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama 

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The story revolves around a small town girl Mimi who is from Rajasthan and dreams of becoming a famous actress someday. 

For that, she performs in various events in order to collect money. John and Summer travel to India to find a surrogate mother for their child. 

The couple finds Mimi and believes she is perfect for the job. In exchange for that, they offer her 2 million. 

With the help of Bhanu, who is a tour driver of an American couple, Mimi accepts the deal. However, the hindrance starts to happen as she has to hide her pregnancy from her parents and society. 

Baahubali Series ( 2015-17)

Rating: 8/10 & 8.2/10

Genre: Action, Drama 

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Baahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali: The Conclusion were directed by the same director of RRR, S.S Rajamouli. 

The story is based in ancient India and divided into two parts. The first one focuses on a couple who saves an infant from drowning. Not knowing that child’s background, they keep him as their own child and name him Shivudu. 

As he grows up, exploring the mountains and learning the roots, he ends up knowing the purpose of his life. Also, his background is as he is a child of King Bahubali and Devasena. 

The story continues with the second part, revealing the conspiracy of his evil uncle, Bhallaldeva. 

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time In India  (2001)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Sport, Musical, Drama 

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The movie was nominated in the category of Best Foreign Language at the 74th Academy Awards. 

Well, the story shows the resilience of the Indians when the Britishers rule was going on. 

Tired of giving taxes to the Britishers as it leaves nothing for the villagers and their families, they decide to oppose when Jack Russell announced to double the tax, 

Bhuvan, who lives in that village, challenges him to win a game of Cricket. The problem is at that time, British cricket players only played Cricket, and the villagers had never played such a game before. 

Pink (2016)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama 

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The story revolves around Deepak, a lawyer who has bipolar disorders, and three girls living on their terms. 

However, one night, Rajveer and his friends meet these girls, and after getting drunk, they attempt to rape them. This leads to an accident where all three girls get into fake cases. To fight back, they take help from Deepak to fight their case. 

Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022)

Rating: 7/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Biography 

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The story is based on the life of Gangubai Harjivandad and her life against the system to improve girls’ lives in the prostitution business. 

The movie focuses on Gangubai Kathiyawadi, or Ganga, who had a dream of becoming an actress. She eloped with her boyfriend but ended up in a brothel run by Sheila Masi. 

Having no option to go back, she has to turn herself into the prostitution business. But as time goes on, she gains respect from people in the community. One day a little girl who was sold to Rashmibai’s brother and forced to enter the flesh trade business asks Ganga for help. 

To help others who are in the same situation as those little girls in the community, Ganga enters politics to become more powerful. 

Bajiro Mastani ( 2015)

Rating: 7.2/10

Genre: History, Drama, War, Romance 

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With stars like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Bajirao Mastani is a powerful and beautiful story. 

The film is about Peshwa Bajirao, a brave leader who never lost any battles in his life; he married Kashibai, who was his childhood friend. 

Mastani is the daughter of Raja Chattrasal and his Persian wife. Along with that, she is brilliant when it comes to being a dancer, war, and singing. Mastani was sent to a battle as she is the head of the Bundelkhand army. 

Fighting on the same side, Bajirao and Mastani end up falling in love with each other which gets unstoppable no matter who opposes it, even if it’s death. 

Dear Zindagi ( 2016)

Rating:7.4/10

Genre: Drama, Romance 

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The story is about Kaira, who is a budding cinematographer. She is searching for a life that can be perfect for her. 

But after a series of downturns in her career and relationships, she starts to suffer from insomnia. 

To get treatment, she finds Dr. Jehangir Khan, who has unconventional methods for treating his patients. 

Eega ( 2012)  

Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy 

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Another film directed by S.S Rajamouli, the movie focuses on Nani and Bindu. Nani falls in love with Bindu, who is a micro artist. Even though Bindu has the same feelings for him, she doesn’t say it back. 

Bindu’s beauty caught the attention of Sudeep, who is a high-profile industrialist. He doesn’t hesitate to do anything, even though it’s wrong to get what he wants. 

To get Bindu, Sudeep does everything, but when he learns about Nani and their relationship, he decides to kill him. But Nani gets born as Eega or Fly and teams up with Bindu to make Sudeep’s life a living hell. 

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime 

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UK graduate Sue travels to India to make a movie about the Indian Freedom Fighters. She met Sonia, who introduced her to her friends Karan, Sukhi, Aslam, and . DJ  Sue also met Ajay Rathod, the finance director of Sonia and Indian Airmen. 

They help Sue to make her film. However, the gang gets in trouble with Laxman, a political member with conservation thoughts on western culture. 

To solve the situation, Sue cast everyone in her movie, playing different roles of Indian revolutionaries. Everything was going great until one day Ajay died in a plane crash. 

He somehow saved others but ended up dying instead of giving respect for his bravery. The State Minister declares that Ajay’s death was his own negligence. 

The friends and family can’t take the shame that was given to their brave friend and decide to fight for his honor. 

Drishyam ( 2015)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller 

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The story is about Vijay Salgankar, who owns a cable Tv network in a hilly and remote village of Goa. 

With his wife and two daughters, he lives a peaceful life. Even though he is a 4th-grade dropout with no parents, Vijay did his best to give his family everything. 

Also, he is passionate about films and has a huge obsession. However, one day a teenage boy goes missing, and he is the son of none other than IG Meera Deshmukh. 

The event takes turns when Vijay and his family become the prime suspect in the case. And the journey starts where a commoner goes on another level to save his family from the influential people. 

PK (2014)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama 

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An Alien loses the only device that takes him to his planet, leaving him alone in the unfamiliar world. 

With his innocent nature and curiosity to know things, asking questions to the people leads to an impact that makes everyone re-evaluate their beliefs. 

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)

Rating: 7.5/10

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Comedy 

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The story is about two best friends, Jai and Aditi. They are so close to each other that people mistake them for a couple, leading to their parents deciding to get both people married to each other. 

But Jai and Aditi strongly disagree and plan to find soul mates for each other. With the help of Aditi, Jai meets Meghna, with whom he falls in love. Aditi meets Sushant, whom she started to like. 

However, as time passes, both best friends start to feel something is wrong with their plans. 

Masaan ( 2015)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Drama

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The story focuses on four people who came from different families and pasts, interacting along the Ganga river.

The movie was felicitated at Cannes, receiving a standing ovation from the audience. The drama is hard-hitting, and a realistic view of how the caste system punishes a strict moral code and prejudice affects the life of the innocent. 

Margarita With A Straw ( 2014)

Rating: 7.2/10

Genre: Drama 

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The story is about a young woman with rebellious nature. She has cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop her from living her life to the fullest. 

She leaves her home in India and travels to New York to study further. Setting a self-discovery journey where she met the love of her life. 

Taare Zameen Par (2007) 

Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Drama , Family 

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Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old child who lives in a world filled with wonders that no one else seems to understand or appreciate. 

For adults, Ishaan is a troublemaker child with a lazy and careless attitude. Tired of his poor performance in school, his father sent him to boarding school to make him responsible. 

Ishaan met his teacher Ram Shankar Nikhubh who has a different way of teaching and understanding the world of kids. Not just Ram helps Ishaan to adjust, but his patience and compassion find the real reason behind his struggles. 

Article 15 (2019)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama 

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In rural village Lalgaon, two Dalit girls get abducted in a school bus. To find them and solve the case, IPS officer Ayan Ranjan was assigned, where he had to work with Brahmudtt and Jatav, the local police of the village. 

But the caste discrimination in the village makes it almost impossible to solve the case and bring justice to those girls as they are from a lower caste. 

Barfi ( 2012)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy 

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A story set in the 1970s in India, it focuses on Barfi, a young man with hearing and speech impaired issues. 

He falls in love with Shruti, but even though she has the same feelings for him, she marries an ordinary man due to parental and societal issues. 

Barfi decides to move on, meeting Jhilmil, an autistic young girl on the run from the police. 

They both fall in love despite their differences, proving that love can neither be defined nor contained by what society believes. 

Swades ( 2004)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Drama

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Starring Sharukhan as the lead role of Mohan Bhargava, a young scientist working at NASA. After a long time, he returns to India to find his nanny and takes her back to the USA.

The plan was simple, but after seeing the village’s situation, his nanny lives as there is no proper electricity, and people live in the dark with no hope. 

Stree ( 2018)

Rating: 7.510

Genre:  Horror, Comedy 

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Based on actual events, the movie shows the story of a small village in Chanderi. The town has been haunted by a witch whom they call ‘Stree’ for years. 

The witch kidnaps the men who are alone in the dark, leaving only their clothes on the annual festival’s fourth day. 

But a young village tailor Vickey has no faith in these kinds of stories. On another side, he starts to fall in love with a mysterious woman that no one has ever seen so far. 

Andhadhun ( 2018)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Music, Comedy, Crime 

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Akash is a talented pianist, but he is blind. One day he bumps into Sophie’s scooter; knowing that he is a pianist, she takes him to a restaurant run by her father. They offer a job to Akash, and he takes it.  

Akash meets Pramod Sinha, who is an actor from the 70s. He asks him to do a private concert in his home as it was a surprise for his wife, Simi. 

However, he has no clue what kind of surprise awaits him the next day. 

Badhai Do (2022)

Rating: 7/10

Genre: Drama, Comedy 

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Shardul Thakur is a gay police officer hiding his identity from everyone. Since his family is pressuring him to get married, he finds Sumi, who is a lesbian and confident about her choices but going through the same pressure. 

They both agree to marry each other under the condition of living their life as they want. But things get complicated when their family members and love interests start to interrupt. 

Super Deluxe ( 2019)

Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime 

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The story focuses on four different characters. A couple is trying to dispose of a dead body, a son finds another side of his mother,  a religious man starts doubting his God, and a little boy gets surprised when he learns about his estranged father. 

Kahaani ( 2012)

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery 

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Vidya Venkatesan Bakshi travels to Kolkata from London in order to find her missing husband. 

She is seven months pregnant and all alone in the city. Even in this state, she is determined to know where her husband is. But everyone she questions has the same answer: they never met her husband. 

Tamasha ( 2015)

Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy 

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Tara and Ved meet in Corsica accidentally, but they keep their identity hidden and decide to spend their next 7 days together without knowing anything about each other. Also, they promised not to meet after the day ended. 

But Tara falls in love with him, and after 4 years, she decides to find him. However, Ved is not what she thought he would be when she sees him. 

Dev D ( 2009)

Rating: 7.9 /10

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 

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A Modern day adaptation of the famous Bollywood movie ‘Devdas,’ Dev D shows the story of Dev, who falls in love with Paro, but due to some misunderstanding, they break up. Paro moves on, but Dev fails to do so as he is still living in remorse. 

He turns to drugs and vodka. On his journey,  Dev meets a prostitute Chanda who has her own issue to deal with. 

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Rating: 7.2/10

Genre:  Romance, Musical, Drama 

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The story focuses on Naina, who is timid and reserved. She decides to change her life and go on a trip all alone. But she met Kabir and his friends, who are opposite her. 

With their help, Naina starts to change and get more confident in herself, eventually falling in love with Kabir. 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Musical, Drama, Comedy 

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The film focuses on three childhood friends, Kabir, Arjun, and Imran, who get too busy in their lives. To revive their friendship, they decide to make their childhood dream into reality and plan their trip.

The movie features Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, and Kalki Koechlin.   

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