My Favorite Movies of the Decade

Oh boy! I’m gonna list out all my favorites, no objectivity just the movies I love, and then you can list out your favorites! And then we will have a fun discussion.

Patiala House

I love this movie and I don’t care what anyone says! It’s cheerful and touching and has great songs and all of that good stuff.

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Student of the Year

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Chennai Express

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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Bang Bang

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan

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Jab Harry Met Sejal

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A Gentleman

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Veere Di Wedding

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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

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25 thoughts on “My Favorite Movies of the Decade

  1. Indian movies or Hindi movies? You have only hindi on your list (e.g Ohm shanthi Oshana is missing, how it’s possible?)

    My list – Hindi (mostly romances)
    – Hamari Adhuri Kahani (of course!)
    – Sanam Teri Kasam
    – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    – Mirzya
    – Half Girlfriend
    – JHMS
    – Mukkabaaz
    – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
    – Malaal (new addition)

    My list – other languages
    – Ohm Shanthi Oshana
    – Koode
    – 96
    – Eega
    – Joseph
    – Charlie
    – Style
    – Katyam Kaljat Ghusali
    – Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya (Unni)
    – Nila
    – Baahubali 2
    – Godha
    – Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal
    – Thadam

    Special mentions: Luca and Mili

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    • I got overwhelmed trying to remember the non-Hindi movies, so I just left it at Hindi.

      I love your list, it is so deeply deeply “Angie”. Half-Girlfriend, Style, who else will put these on their favorites?

      On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 3:26 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. My favourite movie of the decade is probably Padmaavat, my apologies to the world. I´ve seen that an ungodly amount of times.

    Aside from that, Aiyaa, Qarib Qarib Single, Bareilly ki Barfi, Queen, Neerja, and Kill Dil, with the caveat that I only watch that last one for Govinda because it´s like his last great role along with the one in Raavan.


    • Have you seen Raabta? It’s SO GOOD. No matter what anyone else says. And if you like Jim Sarbh in Padmavat, you’ll like him as the villain in Raabta.

      On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 7:09 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Well, I’m not gonna promise anyone else will love them, but I love them!

      On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 1:44 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. My list as of this moment: Band Baaja Baaraat, Kahaani, Piku, Dum Laga ke Haisha, The Japanese Wife (Bengali), Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali), Alighar, and Bahubali 2.


    • Ha! One of these things is not like the other! All your Bengali influenced female character lead intricately plotted dramas, and also Bahubali 2. Although this goes back to the back and forth we were having about Bahubali on my “film of the decade” post. It’s good not because of the special effects and stuff but because of the moral quandaries. Really has more in common with Piku and Kahaani than is apparent at first glance.

      On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 12:39 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. Oh this is going to be a long list: Band Baaja Baarat, Khoobsoorat (this movie makes me unnaturally happy), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (best sex scene in a Hindi movie… ever!), Veere Di Wedding, Bareily Ki Barfi, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bang Bang, SOTY, Akash Vani, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Kapoor and Sons, Dil Dhadakne Do, Bobby Jasoos (I love Vidya in this movie so much), Ok Jaanu, Dawat-E Ishq, and Hasee To Phasee.


    • First, this is making me think I need to put up a “what is the best rom-com of the decade?” post. The 2010s were surprisingly rich that way!

      And second, is Bobby Jasoos worth watching?

      On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. So, here goes:
    Piku, JHMS, Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani (don’t hate me!), Bhajrangi Baijaan, War, Chennai Express, Raabta, the Baahubali’s (especially 2), The Lunchbox, ELKDTAL, A Gentleman, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Daawat-e-Ishq, Notebook and Raazi.


    • Yes Bajrangi Bhaijaan! I keep forgetting that movie came out this decade. It is so sweet and wonderful and more people need to talk about it.

      And with your Notebook and Daawat E Ishq choices, get ye over to my rom-com post to give your opinion.

      On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:56 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  6. I freaked out when I saw the title because how can I choose my favorites from a 10 year span. Then I started thinking about it and realized that most of the movies I watched were in this 10 year span and I could probably come up with a really easy list just looking at my top ten lists and just removing the few before the decade. So I decided that I should do all languages

    – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
    – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
    – Piku
    – Main Tera Hero
    – Neerja
    – Badrinath Ki Dulhania
    – Khoobsurat

    – Dookudu
    – 1: Nenokkadine
    – Ye Maaya Chesave
    – Manam
    – Baahubali
    – Eega
    – Fidaa
    – Khaleja

    – Singam
    – Velaiyilla Pattathari
    – Thuppakki
    – 24
    – Maryan
    – 3

    – Bangalore Days
    – Ohm Shanthi Oshana


    • I was so proud of myself for having seen all of these, until I got to Tamil. I really need to watch more there. On the other hand, they are SO HARD to find!!!!


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