Angry Young Man of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is born on 11th October 1942 to a well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Seeking some work he entered Bollywood, but initially he was rejected for his dark complexion and extra height. But he becomes primary choice for narration since he has baritone voice.
Soon Amitabh’s luck favored and he was casted in Saat Hindustani and rest is history. He has featured in more than 200 movies in Bollywood. Let us check out Top 20 Amitabh Bachchan movies.
Top 20 Amitabh Bachchan Movies
20 NAMAK HARAM
Amitabh Bachchan won a Filmfare award for Namak Haram as Best Supporting Actor. He plays Vikram Maharaj who replaces his father to lead his business. Movie steps into a whole new level when his best friend joins him as union leader in his firm. It is a ride of happy and sad emotions, a well executed gem by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Real life father-son, Amitabh-Abhishek turns Son-Father for PAA. Amitabh plays Auro a 13 year old boy who suffers from a progeria-like syndrome. Amitabh’s out of box performance of playing a kid is one of his better performances in Bollywood movies.
18 NAMAK HALAAL
Namak Halaal is a nice dose of laughter and entertainment. It is a film which can be enjoyed with the family. Serious actor Amitabh plays Arjun Singh who works in a 5 star hotel. After knowing that someone is after his employer’s life he always tries to protect him. The chaos and rat race creates various comic moments. Amitabh’s and Shashi’s sense of humor in this movie will be loved by everyone for ages.
Silsila is a story of unconventional love. Amitabh as Amit is a poet who just moves on after a failed love with his ex Chandni. Meanwhile he meets Shobha who is Amit’s brother Shekhar’s fiancé. Shekhar is dead in a plane crash and Amit falls in love with Shobha. It is destiny that his first love Chandni again comes in his life. The story gets various twist and turns and the performances by actor only goes better and better.
Amitabh Bachchan as DCP Anant Shrivastav, that is on a mission of escorting a terrorist from Chandigarh to Mumbai. Meanwhile, the terrorist organization is on their feet to release him again.
A determined DCP to accomplish his duty is a well performed character by veteran actor.
Baghban is Sr. Bachchan’s one of the best performances. The story is about the relationship between parents and their children. An elderly couple with four children wishes that their children should care for them in their old age. Amitabh Bachchan performance and chemistry with Hema Malini is a decent yet a powerful one. His simplicity, love, care, affection and all other emotions can be seen in this flick. Watch the movie with your family, together you will love it.
You will not find very often that ‘Angry Young Man’ of Bollywood in a negative performance. Amitabh plays Vijay Singh Rajput a strict bank manager at Vilasrao Jefferson Bank. After being sacked by the bank, Vijay confirms revenge by robbing it. And he plans an unbelievable robbery of a bank by three blind men. He blackmails a teacher who teaches blind students to develop his three recruitments into pro’s that can rob the bank.
It is one of the few movies where Amitabh is in a villain role.
Amitabh is a box of surprises; you never know what jumps out next. Piku brings a comic father-daughter relationship where Mr. Bachchan plays a 70-year old father who will drive you crazy with his brilliant performance. Watch it and live it, it is sheer experience. With a funny character and jolly performance, Piku has to be on the list of best Amitabh Bachchan movies.
12 AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY
Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan featuring as Amar, Akbar and Anthony is a wild and ecstatic roller coaster ride. Amitabh again plays a role of a man who lives in the age of the law.
Don a criminal for sure but this time not a villain instead of a loveable criminal. Amitabh Bachchan plays a double role in the movie; Don a wanted criminal and Vijay who is Don’s look alike. The thing goes upside-down when after the death of Don DSP Desilva replaces Vijay as new Don without anyone’s knowledge that the original Don is dead. Later Don also has a remake with SRK as lead and a sequel too.
In Indian cinema character of Don is one of the most iconic performances of Big B.
10 KAALA PATTHAR
Ex-Captain after abandoning his ship Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) moves to a coal mine and works as a labor. He was tagged as a coward for leaving his ship and risking the life of 300 passengers. Later in a coal mine, he tries to confess his act of coward, by saving lives of many who were trapped in the mine. His role in Kaala Patthar is always appreciated by the audience.
It is one of the masterpieces by Dharma Productions. Amitabh justifies his Angry Young Man tag in this movie. Dialogue delivery in the movie by Big B is majestic, Agneepath solely belongs to him. Agneepath too has a remake with Hrithik Roshan as the lead.
He is not an actor rather he is the entire system. Amitabh again proves why he is the best actor of Bollywood since ages. His role of Subhash Nagre in Sarkar, that runs a parallel government in Mumbai. Performances by every individual make it a historical movie and also one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies.
Sarkar Raj & Sarkar 3 is the sequel to the Sarkar series. Sarkar 3 is the latest release in 2017.
Shakti is a story of an honest police officer Ashwini Kumar and his son Vijay Kumar. Because of some incidents, Vijay turns out to become a Mafia Don. Shakti is all about the performances by Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. An emotional ride of 2hrs and 45min shall make you spell-bounded. As two of the acting legends of Indian Cinema was performing in this movie, it is also considered as clash of Titans.
Many critics recognize Trishul as Big B’s best movie. Yash Chopra and his team have beautifully written the character of Vijay Kumar which was superbly performed by Amitabh.
List of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies remains incomplete without Deewar. It is the story of two brothers and their differences. Vijay and Ravi chose two different careers one becomes a smuggler and other a policeman.
Bollywood has got its one of most notable dialogue from Deewar; ‘Mere Pass Maa Hai’.
Amitabh has given one of his most notable performances in Deewar. His role of criminal looks more effective with his baritone voice. It is a perfect treat to watch.
Amitabh never avoids experiments in his reel life. Romance, Comedy, Villain in his film he has lived almost every emotion. Those who have seen movies of Sr. Bachchan will surely feel that performance in Black is all different thing. He plays a character of a teacher who teaches a special girl who can’t see, hear or talk. You can name it in best Amitabh Bachchan movies ever.
He is a sheer master who can make you laugh and cry with his acting.
Deepak (Amitabh) a lawyer helps out three girls who were molested by Rajveer. It is a bombastic and a surprising performance by Bachchan. A terrific role that will give you Goosebumps. Amitabh plays role of an advocate who is also a victim of depression. Due to his illness he quits his career but to help out his neighbor again enters to the same profession.
Pink is one of the best movies of Amitabh in recent time.
02 CHUPKE CHUPKE
Chupke chupke is also one of the best bollywood comedy movies. In early days of his career, Chupke chupke confirms he is not only ‘Angry Young Man’ but a versatile actor with all the acting traits.
Chupke chupke is a brilliant comedy flick; Amitabh plays a role of Professor Sukumar Sinha that is bound to make the viewer laugh. In this movie Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Sharmila Tagore are other lead actors. It is also an all time blockbuster which can be enjoyed by any age audience.
Whenever you talk about Indian cinema and its movies, Sholay will be the most common topic. It is the Indian Film of Millenium. Amitabh plays Jai as main lead Dharmendra as Veeru being other. Both are crooks and Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) hires them to seek revenge against Gabbar (Amjad Khan). The story continues with many quality dialogues, awesome music and scenes which is the perfect return on your investment.
Sholay is the most important landmark of Amitabh’s life as it confirmed him spot from struggler to a superstar.
It is this time when Amitabh also found his real life partner as Jaya Bhaduri. The couple got married just before the shoot started. It is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies.
Sholay is also on over list of Top 50 Bollywood Movies Of All Time