Motivational Bollywood movies always drive the minds of subcontinent people especially India and Pakistan. There are hundreds of motivational Bollywood movies that we have seen. But some movies are very close to our hearts because they motivate us to do something.
I have seen many motivational movies both in Bollywood and Hollywood. But Bollywood movies are very special as they contain emotional content and beautiful songs. There are many people who think Bollywood only produce entertaining movies which I don’t think is a fact.I have collected a list of motivational Bollywood movies that I have watched. Here is the list:
Purab Aur Paschim (1970, Drama) 7.5/10 IMDB
This is one of the best motivational Bollywood movies that I have ever seen. This movie amazingly describes Indian culture with respect to western culture. This will let you understand the ancient Indian culture and simplicity of Indians with emotions, drama and beautiful music.
Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee (2007,Thriller) 6.2/10 IMDB
When I saw this movie for the first time, it inspired me so much that I watched it four times. This is certainly a motivational Bollywood movie that narrates the different aspects and aspirations of life. I recommend everyone to watch this movie once.
3 Idiots (2009, Drama) 8.5/10 IMDB
I don’t think I need to say anything about this movie because everyone knows how great this movie is. This is one of the greatest motivational Bollywood movies that represent college life and friendship very well.
Border(1997,Drama) 7.9/10 IMDB
Border is one of the patriotic and motivational Bollywood movies. This movie is based on the India vs Pakistan war 1971. This is a truly inspirational movie that shows how willpower and positive thinking can change the impossible.
Kya Kehna(2000, Drama) 5.9/10 IMDB
This movie tells you the story of a girl who fights for her respect alone. I like this movie because it shows the importance of family as well as woman power. This is one of the motivational movies that will entertain you and inspire you to live your life on your terms.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar(1992, Drama) 8.3/10 IMDB
The title of this movie itself is inspiring. But you will get true inspiration when you see this masterpiece. You will see how dedication and passion make you achieve your goals in this movie.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag(2013, Drama) 8.3/10 IMDB
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on the inspiring journey of the legendary sportsman Milkha Singh. As it is a true story, it will inspire you to find yourself in the movie. You will see the dedication and passion of Milka Singh in this movie.
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001, Drama) 7.8/10 IMDB
This is one of those motivational movies that describe the political system of India. You will see action, emotion, comedy and drama in this motivational movie.
Saaransh (1983,Drama) 8.2/10 IMDB
This beautiful movie has given us the most versatile and talented actor Mr Anupam Kher. This is a family drama movie that tries to take us to different dimensions of life and shows us how we face different problems in life.
Lakshya (2004, Drama) 7.9/10 IMDB
When i watched this movie for the first time, it made me understand how difficult it is to become an army man. It also let me learn that hard work and dedication can make everything possible in this world.
Ehsaas: A Feeling (2001, Drama) 5.6/10 IMDB
I personally feel that it’s one of the best motivational bollywood movies. This silent movie proceeds and gives you Goosebumps in many of its scenes. I would suggest you watch this movie with your family.
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai(2000,comedy)4.8/10 IMDB
Though the ratings of this movie are low, yet i would like to recommend it for you because it is a funny movie. It will give you a great view on village and city lifestyle. The old Indian traditions and emotional drama makes this movie one of the best motivational bollywood movies
Baghban(2003, Drama) 7.5/10 IMDB
This movie is very close to my heart because every time i see it, it makes me feel the value of my family. It is one of the best motivational bollywood movies ever made. You will see a complete moral value packed drama in Baghban.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009, Drama) 7.5/10 IMDB
This movie is good for them who are looking to set up their own business. In this movie you will see the best acting performance of Ranveer Kapoor and a story that motivates entrepreneurs to achieve their goals with honesty and dedication
Sur – The Melody of Life(2002, Drama)6.4/10 IMDB
Actor Lucky Ali has done a few bollywood movies and this movie is the best of all. Life is all about living happily without jealousy and greed which this movie preaches. You should watch this movie to know how melodious life becomes with love.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001, Comedy) 8.2/10 IMDB
What is life without fun and friends? This movie shows how important it is to have fun in life. I love this movie because i have many friends and i always give importance to friendship ahead of any other material thing.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai(2006, comedy) 8.1/10 IMDB
The acting of Arshad Warshi, Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani will make you speechless in this movie. It is a masterpiece that brings back the era of Mahatma Gandhi funnily. I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to laugh and learn great things.
Ankhon Dekhi(2013, Drama) 8/10 IMDB
I first watched this movie on DD Loksabha. I never thought that i would ever see such a philosophical drama in Bollywood,but this movie proved me wrong. It is one of the best motivational bollywood movies that will inspire you to know what life is.
Damini(1993,Drama) 7.8/10 IMDB
The meaning of Damini is thunderbolt. So this movie becomes special with its name. You will see the different aspects of a woman’s life through this movie. I think it is one of the evergreen motivational bollywood movies that you can watch with your family.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003,comedy) 8.4/10 IMDB
The chemistry of Munna Bhai and Circuit makes this movie one of the funny yet motivational bollywood movies. I don’t think i need to tell more about this movie because most people have watched this masterpiece.
Swades(2004,Drama) 8.3/10 IMDB
Swades is a kind of movie that seems boring but as it proceeds it brings everything that an individual needs to be a patriot. This patriotic movie will let you remember how important it is for us to have the feeling of nationalism.
A Wednesday (2008, mystery) 8.2/10 IMDB
I have watched this movie two times and i can say, it is a good to watch movie. It motivates you to think yourself as a being that can do everything if he/she determines. I have picked this movie because of its great screenplay and inspiring story.
Chak De! India(2007,Drama) 8.4/10 IMDB
If you are a sports lover you will definitely like this movie. This is one of the best movies by Shahrukh Khan. The songs and the screenplay of this movie are amazing. Watch this to boost your testosterone and get motivated.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man(2015,Drama) 8/10 IMDB
This movie is based on the life story of Dasrath Manjhi, the mountain man. It is not a commercial or big budget movie but it will inspire you to the point of tears.
Koshish(1972,Drama) 8.7/10 IMDB
If you want to see how versatile Sanjeev Kumar was, please watch this movie. It is a master piece directed by Gulzaar. I recommend it for everyone who wants to see a true motivational bollywood movie.
Iqbal(2005,Drama) 8.1/10 IMDB
When i saw this movie for the first time, the song ‘Ashayein mile zindagi’ touched to my heart. I watched this movie for four times. Now i think it must be in this list of motivational bollywood movies.
Guru(2007, Drama) 7.8/10 IMDB
This movie is said to be inspired from the life story of late Dhirubhai Ambani. I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to see Abhisekh Bachhan in a good role.
Lagaan(2001,melodrama) 8.2/10 IMDB
It is one of my favourite movies of all time. This movie gives me Goosebumps every time i watch it. This movie is one of the motivational bollywwood movies that will make you speechless.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011,Drama) 8.1/10 IMDB
If you are taking life seriously and facing it difficult then i would like to recommend this movie for you. This is one of the motivational bollywood movies that will inspire you to lead a free and stress-free life.
Taare Zameen Par(2007, Drama)8.5/10 IMDB
I recommend this movie to every parent who wants their children to be something in future. This is one of the greatest motivational bollywood movies i have ever seen.
Motivational Bollywood Movies: Conclusion
In this article i tried to pick some motivational bollywood movies that i have seen. May be i have missed some movies, but i want you to suggest me. I want you to tell which motivational bollywood movies i have missed in this list.