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40 Binge-Worthy Bollywood Movies To Watch With Your Family This Weekend!

40 Binge-Worthy Bollywood Movies To Watch With Your Family This Weekend!

If you’re a cinephile like me and your idea of chilling with your family is to cosy up in a room with a movie playing and a big tub of popcorn in front of you, then we have some good news for you. Now that most of us are working from home and staying indoors (courtesy, the coronavirus pandemic), we do have a lot of extra time on our hands. And that means a Sunday movie marathon is finally possible! 

Sometimes movies depict reality and at other times, they just make us feel good. Either way, Bollywood movies are a great distraction that we certainly wouldn’t mind, especially in such difficult times. From comedies to action-packed films, here are some Bollywood family movies that you can watch with your loved ones. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of awesome Bollywood movies to watch with family. Get, set, binge!

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    Bollywood Comedy Movies To Watch With Family

    For many of us, comedy movies are one of the best ways to relax and enjoy. Irrespective of whether you’re sad or just frustrated with the current situation, watching a good comedy Bollywood film with your entire family can always make you feel better. Here’s the list of our favourites:

    Andaz Apna Apna

    Best bollywood comedy film to watch with family - Andaz Apna Apna

    When you’re talking about comedy films in Bollywood, how can you not include this classic!? We bet you all remember Crime Master Gogo. Things may be difficult nowadays, but watching Andaz Apna Apna, which is certainly one of the best family movies of Bollywood, will definitely cheer you up. 

    Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime 

    Khosla Ka Ghosla

    This film stayed away from the usual comic gags and that is the brilliance of this movie. Great cast, the acting even better and a story so refreshing - what’s not to love about this movie? This is certainly one of the best Bollywood family movies on Netflix. 

    Available on: Netflix

    Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

    This film is inspired by the story of real-life conman Devinder Singh aka Bunty. Abhay Deol’s fearless and charismatic portrayal of the character is something that made this movie what it is. We surely recommend you to watch this one with your family and we bet it will leave you in splits. 

    Available on: Netflix

    Golmaal: Fun Unlimited

    Rohit Shetty created magic on screen with Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi and Tusshar Kapoor along with Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal. Even though the entire Golmaal film series is worth watching, this one should be at the top of your list.

    Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime, ZEE5

    Chup Chup Ke

    This 2006 comedy-drama is yet another light-headed movie to watch with family. With actors like Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav, this one is sure to leave you in splits. 

    Available on: Netflix

    Badhaai Ho

    bollywood comedy family movies - badhaai ho

    If you haven’t yet watched this Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer, watch it RN! Not only the idea of the movie is so fresh, but this movie will also make you realise the importance of family. The USP of the film is definitely Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao’s amazing acting. PS: All the other actors were great too.

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar

    Also read: 20 AMAZING Movies *Every* Girl Needs To Watch In Her 20s!

    De De Pyaar De

    Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh’s De De Pyaar De is another one on the list of unconventional Hindi family movies. This movie will make you understand the importance of love in ones’ life and how age difference doesn’t matter when two people are in love. But don’t worry, it’s not just about that! This film has its fair share of comic content that you and your family will love. 

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar

    Bala

    Another film of Ayushmann Khurrana that felt like a breath of fresh air is Bala! Breaking the stereotypes of male baldness, this one is surely one of the great movies to watch with family.

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar 

    Andhadhun

    Andhadhun is a different kind of comedy that we bet you will love. The film makes you laugh but also keeps you on your toes with the anticipation of ‘what will happen next’. Do watch this one!

    Available on: Netflix, ZEE5

    Angrezi Medium

    This latest comedy-drama starring the late actor, Irrfan Khan, is a masterpiece in its own way. It’s a journey of a simple small-town businessman, who struggles to give his daughter a comfortable life. The duo of Irrfan and Deepak Dobriyal is definitely fun to watch. 

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar

    Classic Bollywood Family Movies In Hindi

    Some movies are up to the mark, some are great, and then there are some which cannot be classified as ‘just good’. We’ve picked out some of the best Bollywood family movies that are classic and timeless.

    Maine Pyar Kiya

    classical bollywood movies to watch - Maine Pyaar Kiya

    This 80s classic has a special place in everyone’s hearts. Even though the plotline of a rich boy falling in love with a poor girl is quite safe, the innocence and chemistry of Prem and Suman's love makes it a classic.  

    Available on: Amazon Prime, ZEE5

    Dil Se

    Dil Se is definitely one of the best performances of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and even after being over two decades old, this is one of the best family movies in Hindi. 

    Available on: Netflix

    Kaho Na Pyar Hai

    This millennial blockbuster that launched Hrithik Roshan became everyone’s favourite! Holding a place in Limca Book Of Records for the greatest number of awards won by a Bollywood movie, this one definitely had all the elements of a great movie.

    Also read: Dancing Uncle Is Back But This Time He Grooves To Hrithik's Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

    Queen

    This is yet another amazing Bollywood film to watch with family if you’re a movie buff. It’s a story about the transformation of an under-confident Punjabi girl into the best version of herself. Of course, the highlight is Kangana Ranaut's stellar performance!

    Available on: Netflix

    Rockstar

    If you’re fond of movies, it's just NOT possible that you haven’t watched this one. Touted as one of the best performances of Ranbir Kapoor, Rockstar has attained cult status, and it is very well deserved. Go watch it if you haven't already!

    Available on: Amazon Prime

    Chak De! India

    Chak De! India remains one of the cult films in Bollywood that paved the way for many sports dramas. Undoubtedly, one of the best Bollywood movies to watch with family. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Dil Chahta Hai

    classic movies to watch with family - dil chahta hai

    Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut about three childhood friends is not just a movie to watch with your gang, but also your family members. A first of its kind, Dil Chahta Hai never gets old! A timeless tale about love, life and friendship. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    When we are talking about classic Bollywood movies to watch with family, it’s impossible to leave this one out. It’s been two decades that Mumbai’s iconic Maratha Mandir is running Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and we bet you too can watch it over and over again. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Romantic Family Movies Of Bollywood

    If you’re a die-hard romantic person, we bet you’re gonna love ‘em all. Go ahead, pick your favourite!

    Jab We Met

    Dialogues like ‘Main Apni Favourite Hoon’ & ‘Akeli Ladki Khuli Tijori Ki Tarah Hoti Hai’ made way into our daily conversations as Imtiaz Ali introduced the girl-next-door Geet to us in 2007. This romantic feel-good movie finds a place in the list of movies that will brighten up your and your family’s day. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime

    Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    Watch this adorable romantic movie if you’re looking for a light entertainer, some 90s nostalgia, great acting and amazing music. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Barfi!

    Barfi - a perfect romantic family movie

    This romantic drama is another perfect family movie that you all will love. The story of a deaf-mute boy from Darjeeling portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor and his relationship with an Autistic girl, played by Priyanka Chopra will tug at your heartstrings.  

    Available on: Netflix

    2 States

    2 States, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, was very well received by the audience. It is a cute love story of two people from different backgrounds. The story revolves around how the win over each other's families and finally get their happily-ever-after. 

    Available on: Netflix, Disney + Hotstar

    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

    The 1998 superhit film starring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most memorable films of Bollywood. From ‘Pyaar Dosti Hai’ to the classic ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Rahul, Tum Nahi Samjhoge’, this film has given us some amazing dialogues to remember. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix

    Dil Toh Pagal Hai

    You might have watched many love triangles in Bollywood movies, but the one between Madhur Dixit, Shahr Rukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor is etched in every cinephile’s memory. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Bollywood Horror Movies To Watch With Family

    It’s family movie night and once you’re all settled into the couch, it’s time to select the film. And then someone suggests a horror movie! Well, don't most of us enjoy a good horror flick for late-night viewing?! Here's a list of some of the spookiest Bollywood horror movies. 

    Pari

    Bollywood’s Horror Movies To Watch With Family - Pari

    Anushka Sharm has done a brilliant job as the lead character in this film. Even though this one will not make you scream, it strikes the right balance between too scary and the one you can watch with your family. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix

    1920

    From a haunted mansion to a newlywed couple, this movie had every cliche expected of a horror film, but its artistic finesse sets it apart from the others. Chills guaranteed. 

    Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime 

    Bhoot

    We bet you all remember this one. The Urmila Matondkar-starrer Bhoot is one of the last gripping family movies by Ram Gopal Varma before he switched to making movies like Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

    Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime 

    Ek Thi Daayan

    The mere thought of daayans existing in the real world is spooky enough. It is a cross between an out-and-out horror film and a paranormal thriller. It is one of the great horror movies to watch with family.

    Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix 

    Bhoot: The Haunted Ship

    Bollywood’s Horror Movies To Watch With Family - Bhoot: The Haunted Ship

    Starring Vicky Kaushal as the lead actor, Bhoot: The Haunted Ship is based on a true story. It will keep you engaged with all eeriness of the ship and loud background noises. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Action Bollywood Family Movies

    We, as 90s kids, grew up in an era where action - just like dialogues and music - was simply one of the ingredients of a mainstream film. We’ve picked up some of our favourite Hindi family movies that are packed with action and drama. Take a look!

    War

    Hrithik Roshan’s War is the perfect story of a mentor and mentee (played by Tiger Shroff). The film is overloaded with action and some mind-boggling stunts by the two actors. So, if we’re talking about good movies to watch with family, this one should definitely be on your list.  

    Available on: Amazon Prime

    Madras Cafe

    It is an action thriller that will keep you and your family glued to your couches. This movie stars John Abraham and it is probably one of his best performances till date. 

    Available on: Netflix

    Uri: The Surgical Strike

    ‘How’s The Josh!? High Sir!’

    This film, based on the 2016 surgical strikes, is a fitting tribute to the Indian Army. The rousing emotion of patriotism will get your hearts thumping. 

    Available on: ZEE5

    Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran

    Action Bollywood Family Movies : Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran

    For those of you who are looking for a historical action drama, Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran is a fine bet. Featuring John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani in major roles, this film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions at Pokhran in 1998. 

    Available on: Netflix, ZEE5

    Phantom

    Starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, Phantom is one of the most engaging family movies to watch. The action-thriller is not only well-paced, but it also keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.

    Available on: Netflix

    Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

    The latest action drama featuring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol is yet another good one to watch with your family. 

    Available on: Disney + Hotstar

    Animated Hindi Movies To Watch With Family

    Our entertainment industry has a limited number of animated films, but most of them have been successful and loved. Yes, we’re all very fond of animated movies and these five remain timeless and can be rewatched on any given day.

    Also read: 33 Exciting Short Films You Need To Binge-Watch On YouTube Right NOW!

    Hanuman

    This 2005-film shows the life of Lord Hanuman as a child. This was India’s first full-length animated film and gained a lot of popularity among children and even adults. Go for it if you have a little one at your home or even if you’re in a mood to watch one yourself. 

    Available on: YouTube

    Return Of Hanuman

    Return of Hanuman released in 2007 and his animated film featured the adventures of Lord Hanuman. Unlike the name suggests, this one is not based on Hindu mythology and instead deals with the issue of global warming. 

    Available on: YouTube

    Bal Ganesh Series

    Bal Ganesh - Animated Hindi Movies To Watch With Family

    This is definitely one of the favourites among the children. The movie is based on the naughty and mischievous child that Lord Ganesh was. The story revolves around the adventures that Lord Ganesh and his friend Mooshak embark upon. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix 

    Roadside Romeo

    It’s an Indian-American romantic animated film produced by Aditya Chopra and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the US. 

    Available on: YouTube

    Jumbo

    The film is reportedly a remake of 2006 Thai film ‘Khan Kluay’. The movie is dubbed by famous actors like Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Rajpal Yadav and Dimple Kapadia, to name a few. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime 

    Ghatothkach

    Ghatothkach is a 2008 hindi animated feature that is based on the life of Mahabharata character of the same name (who is the son of Bhim and Hidimba). It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival that year and would be a good watch for your family. 

    Didn’t we tell you that we’ve got you covered? So, which one are you picking first?

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