Top 10 Indian Movies of 2017

by imdb_india_editors | last updated - 21 Dec 2017

From Mersal to Jolly LLB 2, check out the best Indian movies of the year, as rated by IMDb users. The movies that made the list range across Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema.

The movies on this list are ranked based on the popular IMDb Top Rated Charts criteria.

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Mammootty, Sneha, and Anikha Surendran in The Great Father (2017)

#10: The Great Father

The Great Father stars Mammootty, the owner of a construction company who has a complex relationship with his daughter. Produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran under the banner August Cinema, The Great Father sees actors Mammootty and Sneha back on screen after seven years. Earning more than 500 million Indian rupees with a IMDb user rating of 7.7, The Great Father is being remade in Telugu starring Venkatesh.


#9: Mersal

A record breaker, Mersal is Tamil cinema veteran Vijay's highest-budget movie to date and the fifth Tamil movie to pass 2 billion Indian rupees in worldwide box office. Directed by Atlee Kumar, Mersal tells the story of two estranged brothers who come together to fight their common enemy.

Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi in Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

#8: Jolly LLB 2

The sequel to the national award-winning 2013 courtroom drama, Jolly LLB 2 stars Akshay Kumar as Jagadishwar Mishra aka Jolly, a quirky lawyer who is faced with a high-stakes case. Jolly LLB 2 also features actors Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor, and Saurabh Shukla, who reprises his role as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi. The movie earned nearly 1.8 billion Indian rupees at the box office, becoming Akshay Kumar's fourth-consecutive film to pass the 1 billion Indian rupee threshold.

Akshay Kumar in Toilet - Ek Prem Katha (2017)

#7: Toilet - Ek Prem Katha

Akshay Kumar's third release of 2017, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha focuses on the need to improve sanitation and public health in villages across India. Akshay Kumar continues to herald movies with a deeper social cause. And the box office figures support Kumar's decision: Toilet - Ek Prem Katha is Akshay Kumar's fifth consecutive movie as a leading actor to make over 1 billion Indian rupees at the box office.

The Ghazi Attack (2017)

#6: The Ghazi Attack

Released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, The Ghazi Attack stars a team of talented actors across film industries who retell the sinking of the PNS Ghazi during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Reportedly India's first underwater war film, The Ghazi Attack performed well at the box office and was praised for the scale and accuracy of the submarine film set.

Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in Hindi Medium (2017)

#5: Hindi Medium

A comedy with a message, Hindi Medium sheds light on the status attached to English education in India. Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar's performances make Hindi Medium an entertaining watch about the extent the Batra family will go to give their daughter every opportunity. Hindi Medium performed well at the box office and earned a 7.9 IMDb user rating.

Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar (2017)

#4: Secret Superstar

Advait Chandan's Secret Superstar inspires audiences and beautifully captures teenage angst with the story of Insia, a young teen who dreams of being a famous singer. After playing Young Geeta in Dangal, actress Zaira Wassim shines through as the backbone of this heartwarming story. Secret Superstar received praise from critics and worldwide box office success, even in new markets like China. Plus, the talented Aamir Khan makes a cameo appearance in the movie.

Arjun Reddy (2017)

#3: Arjun Reddy

First-time director Sandeep Reddy Vanga goes outside the popular Indian cinema storytelling mold in Arjun Reddy, the story of a surgeon's downward spiral after a breakup. Vijay Deverakonda's bold performance adds to the movie's modern voice. Filmed on a budget of 50 million Indian rupees, Arjun Reddy has impressed audiences worldwide.

Prabhas in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

#2: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

S.S. Rajamouli redefined the meaning of success with his fantastic epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. At more than 250 million dollars in worldwide box office, the final installment of the intergenerational saga is the highest-grossing Indian movie of the year and the second highest-grossing Indian movie of all time.

Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in Vikram Vedha (2017)

Tamil movie Vikram Vedha dominates our list of top-rated Indian movies with its sleek action sequences, exploration of good vs evil, and modern-day interpretation of the Baital Pachisi legend. Vikram Vedha is the first time Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi star opposite each other. Audiences showed this duo their support: the movie performed well at the box-office and earned an 8.9 IMDb user rating.