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Best Movies on Disney+ Hotstar India (May 2020)

Hotstar is such a treat in these pandemic times. While there are other platforms that offer a lot of shows and movies, there are some of the best movies on Hotstar that you can enjoy watching alone or with your family. These movies are long lost and with the facility of online streaming platforms, it is a delight to see these movies back so much within our reach. Regional movies, thrillers, actions, romance, rom-com, art movies; there is a movie for each taste. So much so that you will not get bored. With this curated list of best movies on Hotstar, you will quickly have the next one to watch instead of hunting for ‘what to watch’. 

Best Movies on Hotstar Disney+ India (May 2020)

1. All the Way (2016)

Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie starrer drama follow US President Lyndon B Johnson’s first year in office after the JFK assassination. There was pressure from Martin Luther King Jr. (Mackie) to pass the Civil Rights Act. a completely engrossing watch. 

Director: Jay Roach
Main Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
RT Score: 88%
Genre: Drama/History


2. Angoor (1982)

Based on Shakespeare’s comedy of errors, Gulzar’s Angoor was a remake of the film Do Dooni Char, which itself was a remake of the1963 Bengali film Bhranti Bilas. The movie is free to watch on Hotstar. 

Director: Gulzar
Main Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Genre: Comedy/Bollywood


3. Ankhon Dekhi (2014)

The story is about an eye-opening experience involving in a man’s life after his daughter’s. The man(Sanjay Mishra) resolves that he won’t believe anything he can’t see, which naturally leads to some dramatic complications. The movie is free to watch.

Director: Rajat Kapoor
Main Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Seema Pahwa, Rajat Kapoor
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Genre: Drama


4. Ankur (1974)

Ankur was Shyam Benegal’s feature-length directorial debut. The story is that of a Dalit woman(Shabana Azmi)desiring for a child. She is married to a deaf-mute alcoholic potter and is seduced by the village landlord’s son (Anant Nag), which causes personal and societal problems. The movie is free to watch.

Director: Shyam Benegal
Main Cast: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
RT Score: 100%
Genre: Drama/Romance


5. Bad Education (2020)

Hugh Jackman received much praise for playing a real-life charismatic school superintendent in Long Island, New York, who stole millions of dollars from the public school district while trying to make it the best school in the country.

Director: Cory Finley
Main Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano, Welker White
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
RT Score: 93%
Genre: Drama


6. Badhaai Ho (2018)

A recent famous story upon the pregnancy of the middle-aged mother, Badhai Ho has created a different genre of films. When Ayushmaan Khurana learns that her middle-aged mom (Neena Gupta) is pregnant, he struggles to accept the new development which in turn hampers his relationship with his girlfriend (Sanya Malhotra). The movie is free to watch.

Director:  Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Main Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao
IMDb Rating: 8/10
RT Score: 92%
Genre: Comedy/Drama


7. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Salman Khan is a devout Hindu Brahmin and an ardent devotee of Hanuman in the movie. He sets on a journey to reunite a mute six-year-old Muslim girl, lost in India, with her parents in Pakistan. Kareena Kapoor has done a brilliant job as a co-star. The movie is free to watch.

Director: Kabir Khan
Main Cast: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
IMDb Rating: 8/10
RT Score: 87%
Genre: Drama


8. Bambi (1942)

Bambi is about a young mule deer who is growing up in the forest with the help of his parents and friends, his pink-nosed rabbit, a skunk, and his childhood friend and future mate. The story is based on Felix Salten’s 1923 eponymous book. This movie is Walt Disney’s one of the finest achievements.

Director: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong
Main Cast: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
RT Score: 90%
Genre: Animation/Family


9. Bangalore Days (2014)

National Award-winning writer-director Anjali Menon continues her exploration of family relationships with this lengthy — running at 172 minutes — Malayalam-language look at three cousins who fulfill their childhood dream of moving to Bangalore, but face challenges as they adapt to the new city. The movie is free to watch.

Director: Anjali Menon
Main Cast: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Genre: Drama

10. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero is about a 14-year-old robotics prodigy. He teams up with his closest companion, a robot called Baymax, and his friends. He instills the characters on a comic-book fan, an adrenaline junkie, a laser-expert neatnik, and a chemistry whiz into the robot to create a superhero team. All this to defeat a masked villain.

Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Main Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
RT Score: 89%
Genre: Animation/Family


11. Black Swan (2010)

A dark drama by Darren Aronofsky’s; almost a psychological horror starring Natalie Portman. She is a committed ballerina who plays as a metaphor for artistic perfection, as she starts to lose her grip on reality after winning the lead part.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Main Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
RT Score: 85%
Genre: Drama/ Thriller


12. Coco (2017)

Coco is the story of a young Mexican boy’s pursuit of music. He faces denial from his family very strongly and is forced to be transported to the literal Land of the Dead. He seeks his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer, to return home to the living. 

Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Main Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
RT Score: 97%
Genre: Animation/Family


13. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Robin Williams is an unconventional English teacher at an elite conservative boarding school in 1959. He inspires his students and inclines them towards poetry and life through his free-thinking approach. Popularised the modern use of the Latin phrase “carpe diem”, meaning seize the day.

Director:  Peter Weir
Main Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
RT Score: 84%
Genre: Drama/Teen

14. Doctor Strange (2016)

Benedict Cumberbatch is met with a severely injured, career-ending car accident. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon who travels across the world to meet a mysterious individual and learns about a world of mystic arts in this standalone chapter that connects into the larger Marvel universe.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Main Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
RT Score: 89%

15. Drishyam (2015)

Drishyam is a remake of a Malayalam film. The story is about a local cable operator named, Ajay Devgan who does everything he can to protect his family, suspected in the missing-persons case of a high-ranking police officer’s son. The son had supposedly blackmailed Ajay Devgan’s daughter with her bathing videos. The movie is free to watch.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Main Cast: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
RT Score: 80%
Genre: Thriller/Drama

16. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The Fault in our stars is based on the same novel by John Green. It is the story of a sixteen-year-old cancer patient (Shailene Woodley). She is forced to attend a support group, where she falls in love with another cancer patient (Ansel Elgort), and that is the beginning of a life-changing journey they embark on.

Director: Josh Boone
Main Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
RT Score: 81%
Genre: Romance/Drama

17. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

Set against the politically-charged backdrop of the Emergency in the 1970s, writer-director Sudhir Mishra’s film revolves around three friends (Kay Kay Menon, Chitrangada Singh, and Shiney Ahuja) whose lives are transformed in the wake of the turbulent period.

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Main Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Chitrangda Singh
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Genre: Romance/Drama

The list can be never-ending! Come back for more collections and curations of some of the best shows and movies to watch. These films are sure to keep you hooked on every day. Unless you start binge-watching! 

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