The 90s decade was solely dedicated to the romantic and Action films in Bollywood.
The decade is also popular as it was the 90s when the three Khans of Bollywood emerged as superstars and continued to rule the industry for more than 3 decades now.
Although the 90s era was dominated by romance genre, there were a few exceptions as filmmakers were successful experimenting with realistic drama, crime thrillers, comedy, suspense thrillers, and social films during the 90s.
While most of the films simply followed the romance trend in the 90s, some of them went on to become the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood cinema.
Check out the list of some of the swashbuckling films of the 90s and add it to your list for next watch if you haven’t watched it already.
Best Bollywood Movies of the 90s (1990-99)
Here’s the amazing list of best Bollywood films of the 90s decade. Check them out one by one.
Directed by Indra Kumar, Dil is a romantic comedy featuring Madhuri Dixit and Aamir Khan as a romantic pair for the first time.
The film tells a love story between a rich girl and a poor boy with lots of comical events and romantic songs.
Ghayal is a 1990 action drama directed by debutant Rajkumar Santoshi. Ghayal helped Sunny Deol emerge as an actor and earned him the title of action superstar in Bollywood.
The film is a revenge story where a younger brother avenges his brother’s death and challenges Balwant Rai, a reputed and powerful businessman. The film also stars Meenakshi Seshadri, Amrish Puri, Raj Babbar, and Moushmi Chatterjee in pivotal roles.
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Aashiqui is a 1990 musical romance Bollywood film that became a blockbuster at the time of its release. The songs in the film can still be found among the favorite playlists of all age groups.
The movie earned a cult status and eventually revived in 2013 by Mohit Suri as Aashiqui 2 featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.
Saajan is a 1991 romantic drama film starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Salman Khan in the lead roles. Directed by Lawrence D’Souza, the film is a love triangle between the main leads and emphasizes on the elements of friendship and sacrifice.
Whether Dutt’s character Aman becomes the Saajan of Madhuri’s character Pooja or Khan’s character Akash wins her love becomes the crux of the film’s story.
Sadak is a 1991 romantic thriller Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film features Sanjay Dutt and Bhatt’s daughter Pooja Bhatt in the lead roles.
It was the seventh highest grossing film of the 90s decade. The film tells the story of a Mumbai taxi driver, who falls in love with a young girl, forced into prostitution and rescues her from the clutches of Maharani, a eunuch.
A story of three brothers, Hum is a 1991 crime action film that features two legendary actors of Indian cinema together, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth.
It was their third collaboration together after Andha Kanoon and Geraftaar. The film is directed by Mukul S. Anand.
Darr is a 1993 Hindi psychological thriller film directed by Yash Chopra. The film helped Shahrukh Khan establish himself further in his anti-hero image before evolving into a complete romantic hero.
The film features Shahrukh Khan as an obsessive lover and is even today considered as his best performance till date.
Damini – Lightning is a brilliantly crafted women-centric film featuring Meenakshi Seshadri in the titular role. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, the film is also noted for Sunny Deol’s dazzling portrayal of a lawyer fighting for Damini in the film, Damini is one of the Best Bollywood Movies on Court Room Drama.
Besides Meenakshi’s sensational performance throughout the film, Damini is also remembered for the courtroom drama between Govind, portrayed by Sunny Deol and Chaddha, portrayed by Amrish Puri.