25 Best Movies of Amitabh Bachchan That You Should Watch Right Now
Amitabh Bachchan. Just the name carries so much gravity! He is one of the most loved personalities of the nation. Hailed as Sadi ka Mahanayak or the greatest actor of the century, Amitabh Bachchan has been a part of Bollywood for more than 50 years now. In his decades-long career, Big B has been extremely diverse in his roles. From being the angry-young-man in the 70s to playing the role of a 12-year-old progeria patient in the movie Paa in his 60s, Mr. Bachchan has been loved in every role that he has played. His larger-than-life superstardom owing to his spectacular performances is unmatched. The man has over 200 movies and 4 National Awards to his name, not to mention the swarm of other awards. Although it is difficult to choose, let’s have a look at some of the best movies of Amitabh Bachchan that you should watch right now.
Mr. Bachchan won the National Award for Best Actor for his role as Debraj Sahani, the teacher of a girl with visual and hearing impairment, in this movie. A bond between a teacher and a student had never been portrayed so beautifully!
One of the most iconic films of Indian cinema, Sholay, doesn’t need any introduction.
3. Amar Akbar Anthony
A story of three brothers separated during childhood but reunited years later by sheer fate.
Don is undoubtedly one of the most loved films of Big B. He shines in two roles, one of Vijay, a simpleton, and the other of Don, a wanted criminal.
5. Satte Pe Satta
This comic ride is an endearing story of 7 brothers who love each other more than anything else.
A suspended police officer seeks revenge for the murder of his parents.
“Mere paas, banglow hai, gaadi hai….”, this iconic line is from this film. Two brothers, one a goon and the other a police officer, are pitted against each other in this movie.
8. Chupke Chupke
This hilarious film stars Big B in the role of Prof. Sukumar Sinha, a professor of English Literature. This is one of his most loved roles ever!
The first Indian version of A Star is Born, Abhimaan, is the story of a singer who is blinded by insecurity when his wife becomes more popular than him.
If Jumma Chumma isn’t the most iconic song ever! Hum, is again the story of brothers whose lives turn upside down when they learn about the dark past of their eldest sibling, Tiger.
When an influential leader (Sarkar) is charged with false charges of the murder of a politician, his son takes over his position to fulfill his duties.
We have all watched this film several times to understand that “Zeher wali Kheer” is a strict no-no. Jokes apart, this movie is a family favourite.
13. Namak Haram
This is the movie that brought Amitabh Bachchan to the limelight amidst all the glory and popularity that Rajesh Khanna was enjoying at that time.
14. Namak Halal
Mere Angne Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai. Enough said. Also, why don’t Big B and Smita Patil have more movies together? The chemistry between them is so spot-on.
15. Muqadar ka Sikandar
An orphan boy conquers destiny by rising up to become a rich man. When rejected by the girl he loves, he turns to a prostitute who falls in love with him.
Amitabh Bachchan gave one of the best performances of his career as Bhaskor Banerjee, an old constipated man, who shares a quirky yet loving relationship with his daughter Piku. He bagged a National Award for his performance in this film.
“No means No!” This clarion call spread like wildfire after this movie was released. A retired lawyer steps forward to help a girl who has been molested by an influential man when the accused tries to get her case rigged.
18. Cheeni Kum
A 64-year-old chef falls in love with a 34-year-old woman and attempts to win the approval of her reluctant father. Cheeni Kum is a highly underrated movie.
Vijay, a married man with an 18-year-old daughter, falls in love with his daughter’s friend, Jiah. This is one of the boldest roles that Big B has ever played.
Amit gets married to Shobha, his deceased brother’s pregnant fiancee, even though he is in love with Chandni. Years later, the two meet each other by sheer chance and the old feelings rekindle.
It was on the sets of this film that Amitabh Bachchan fell in love with Jaya Bachchan aka Mili, both on-screen and off-screen.
Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee, who meets a highly optimistic man named Anand who is suffering from a terminal disease. The sheer will and positivity of Anand change the doctor’s outlook towards life for the better.
In this movie, Big B plays the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. This iconic role got him the National Award for Best Actor in the year 1991.
An elderly couple is treated as a burden and disrespected by their very own children. The couple struggles to gain back their dignity and individuality by turning their backs on their disrespectful children.
Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a 12-year-old progeria patient in this movie. This film is undoubtedly one of the best movies of Amitabh Bachchan, for which he even won the National Award.
Phew, that was tough! Finding a select few out of 200 options, tell me about it! Also, we can’t wait to watch The Intern with Amitabh Bachchan in the cast. That would be so awesome. Which other movie of Amitabh Bachchan do you think deserves to be on this list? Do let us know in the comments section.