Romantic Movies

Talking about the love story, the first movie that comes to our mind is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was. Isn’t it! While the movie was way ahead of its time, it explored different aspects of life. After all the struggle and hatred, Raj and Simran got united in the movie. Taking the cue from DDLJ, there were a plethora of romantic film released in the ’90s and 2000s amongst which Shah Rukh Khan’s film was prominent and was soon termed as King of Romance.

With the change in the generation, the story lives have changed; however, the meaning of remains the same for the years. The best thing about Bollywood movies is that they take to a new world, though the world lasts for merely 3 hours, that’s how life is, you have to move on. With the change in time, we have new directors like Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Basu, and Manish Sharma, who have taken cinema a notch high. A romantic movie like Barfi was even sent for the nomination of the Best movie category for Oscars. In this blog, we have curated top 15 romantic movies that every Bollywood lover must watch at least once in a lifetime 

List of Best Romantic Movies in Bollywood

1. Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar

tu jhooti mai makkar

Stars- Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Anubhav Singh Bassi

Director- Luv Ranjan

Released Year –2023

Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, often known as TJMM, is a 2023 Indian romantic comedy film in the Hindi language that was written by Rahul Mody and Luv Ranjan and directed by Luv Ranjan. Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are among the cast members, along with Dimple Kapadia and Anubhav Singh Bassi, in this Luv Films and T-Series Films production (in his acting debut). After three years, it was Shraddha Kapoor’s first film to be released.

2. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil hai mushkil

Stars- Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Director- Karan Johar

Release Year- 2016

The 2016 Hindi-language musical love drama film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was directed, produced, and written by Karan Johar under his production company Dharma Productions. Starring in the movie are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, and Ranbir Kapoor.

On October 28, 2016, the day of the Diwali celebration, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was made available worldwide. With lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and songs sung by Arijit Singh, the music for the movie, which was composed by Pritam, became an instant hit and added to its buzz. The movie ended up being among the highest-grossing movies of the year in both home and international markets. At its release, it got mixed to favorable reviews from critics, who praised the cast’s performances—in particular, Sharma, Kapoor, and Rai’s—as well as the film’s direction, soundtrack, cinematography, and performances.

3. Bareilly Ki Barfi

Bareilly Ki Barfi

Stars – Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon

Director – Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Released Year – 2017

While the movie has nothing fancy about it, but its star cast and the appealing story made all the difference. Bareilly Ki Barfi stands out from the crowd and has made a special mark. The movie has excellent actors like Rajkumar Rao, Ayushman Khurana, and Kirti Sanon, who time and again proved that Bareilly Ki Barfi is a must-watch.

4. Masaan


Stars – Richa Chadha, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi

Director – Neeraj Ghaywan

Released Year – 2015

Masaan was an unconventional love story that had no happy ending. Set in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, the movie’s plot followed two separate stories and eventually converges. The film won many hearts and awards too. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, you can watch it on the Netflix.

5. Tamasha


Stars – Ranbir Kapoor and Dipika Padukone

Director – 2015

Released Year – 2015

Does love change with time? Watch Tamasha to find out the answer. The story of the movie revolved around two youngsters who fall in love with each other on holiday, however, soon they part, and when they meet, again they could not connect. In the movie, they both releases love for each other and how their passion is equally important to sustain life.

6. Two States

Two States

Stars – Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, and Revathi Nair

Director – Abhishek Varman

Released Year – 2014

In-country like India, where it’s a big no to marry a girl who does not belong to the same caste, A Punjabi boy played by Arjun Kapoor falls in love with Tamilian girl, Aliya Bhatt. The two had their ups and downs while bringing both the families together. Two states was one of the best movies, and thus, it is in our list of top 15 romantic movies for Bollywood lovers.

7. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Stars – Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Kalki Koechlin

Director – Ayan Mukherjee 

Released Year – 2013

YJHD was a refreshing take on friendship and love. Like typical romantic movies, the film did not highlight the importance of scarifies. Infect it taught our generation how love and passion could move hand in hand. From the most loved couple of our age – Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor, the best of the songs, the movie had every element, which makes it one of Bollywood’s best romantic movies.

8. Barfi

Barfi movie

Stars – Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Ileana D’Cruz

Director – Anurag Basu

Released Year – 2012

Barfi was one of the flawless movies that showcased the true meaning of love. The movie gave the message that love has no language. All you need to have is a heart to heart connection with your partner. The film explored the relationship of an autistic girl and deaf and mute boy, they needed no one to accomplish their love for another.

9. Cocktail 


Stars – Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, Randeep Hooda

Director – Homi Adajania

Released Year – 2012

The movie speaks about the new-age love triangle to which we all can relate. Veronica, who loves Gautam, is heartbroken when she realizes that Gautam loves her best friend, Meera. Knowing the truth, Veronica wanted Gautam in her life but soon realizes what wrong she was going to commit.

10. Tanu Weds Manu

Tanu Weds Manu

Stars – Kangana Ranaut, Madhavan and Jimmy Sheirgill

Director – Aanand L. Rai

Released Year – 2011

Who all can be related to the R Madhavan’s character Manu, who made every stone unturned to make his love of life with her love of life? As the movie progresses, Kangana herself releases her feeling for R. Madhvan. The film was loved by the audience, owing to which directors came up with part two that delves into the life of both primary characters after the marriage.

11. Band Baaja Baaraat

Band Baaja Baaraat

Stars – Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma

Director – Maneesh Sharma

Released Year – 2010

Band Baaja Baaraat is a simple love story of two wedding planners who are partners at one time and competitors in the second half of the movie; however, they soon both released their love for each other. Besides the love story, you will see a confidant and independent girl who accomplishes her dream of becoming a wedding planner.

12. Love Aaj Kal 

Love Aaj Kal

Stars – Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor

Director – Imtiaz Ali

Released Year – 2009

Love Aaj Kal was a romantic -comedy-drama that two different stories from different eras. Where one story is all about new-age love, the second story is about love in olden times. With the distinctive storylines and amazing star cast, the movie was a hit at the box office and gained a huge fanbase. 

13. Namastey London

Namastey London

Stars – Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Rishi Kapoor

Director – Vipul Amrutlal Shah

Released Year – 2007

This rom-com has a colossal fanship. All thanks to its unique story and amazing star cast. The movie centers on the Punjabi boy who falls in love with a British girl and soon marries her; however, the British girl refuses to accept the marriage and instead wants to marry a Britisher. Thankfully, she realizes her love for the Indian boy and chose him as her life partner. 

14. Jab We Met

Jab We Met

Stars – Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor

Director – Imtiaz Ali

 Released Year – 2007

Jab We Met was Imtiaz Ali’s best movies of our generation. The movie explored the new aspect of love and life. The Feisty Punjabi girl, Geet became everyone’s favorite, and the movie was a super hit of its time. While most of us could Relate to Bubbly Geet, It was Aditya who won her hearts.

15. Salaam Namaste

Salaam Namaste

Stars – Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi

Director – Siddharth Anand

Released Year –2005

Salaam Namaste was probably the first Bollywood movie that had a theme of live-in relationship. The story was about two Indians who live in Melbourne. As love bloom, they both start living with each other and explore the cons and pros of living with eachother. The movie was a through entertainer, and thus it has made in our list of Top 15 romantic movies for Bollywood lovers.

16. Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Stars – Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta

Director – Nikkhil Advani

Released Year – 2003

No list of best romantic movies of Bollywood movies is complete without the King of Romance- Shah Rukh Khans, movie. Kal Ho Naa Ho was an exceptional movie for many of us. It taught about meanings of love. The film was commercially successful and rested in our list of top 15 romantic movies that Bollywood lovers should watch.

17. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

Stars – Madhavan, Dia Mirza, Saif Ali Khan

Director – Gautham Menon

Released Year – 2001

Undoubtedly, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein is one of the best romantic movies of Bollywood. The film showed a love story uniquely. Maddy- R Madhavan’s character made us believe in the concept of first-sight love. It is one of the classic romantics that one should watch.


Bollywood movies are a reflection of real life. However, there are a few genres that glorify like romance. Many hit lovers’ stories have left a special impact on the audience. In this list, we have compiled the top 15 romantic movies of our times that every Bollywood lover should watch.

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