Best Hindi Family Movies: Bollywood Movies to Stream Online

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Planning a movie night with the whole fam? Here’s a list of some classic Bollywood that make for the perfect family watch!

Chak De India (2007)

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Drama, Family, Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
94% (Tomatometer) 92% (audience score)

Rating: U/A

 Chak De! India
(2007) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Chak De India

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge and others

Directed By: Shimit Amin

Release Date: 10 August, 2007

Overall Take: A film with stellar performances, not just by Shah Rukh Khan, but a host of other actors who make part of the hockey team. With a take on the Indian sports scene, the film is a heartfelt expression of patriotism coupled with an authentic representation of what it truly means to play in a team.


Kapoor & Sons: Since 1921 (2016)

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Romance, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
100% (Tomatometer) 81% (audience score)

Rating: U/A

 Kapoor & Sons
(2016) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Kapoor & Sons

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak

Directed By: Shakun Batra

Release Date: 18 March, 2016

Overall Take: Kapoor & Sons is a contemporary family drama that touches upon some crucial topics pervading our generation and more so, our society today. It harps on the fact that every family has an overwhelming amount of baggage – and that family can also be the one to hurt you the most.


The Lunchbox (2013)

Romance, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
97% (Tomatometer) 87% (Audience Score)

Rating: PG (U/A)

 The Lunchbox
(2013) on IMDb

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Directed By: Ritesh Batra

Release Date: 08 December, 2013

Overall Take: This one is a poignant reminder of the elusiveness of love. An adorable, wholesome storyline that is carried off with such effortless charm and wit from the lead characters whom you just can’t NOT adore!


Dil Dhadkne Do (2015)

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Family, Romance, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
60% (Tomatometer) 72% (audience score)

Rating: PG (U/A)

 Dil Dhadakne Do
(2015) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Dil Dhadakne Do

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shetty, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh

Directed By: Zoya Akhtar

Release Date: 30 November, 2016

Overall Take: The quintessential, classic Bollywood’s grand family and the shenanigans within. This one makes for the ideal family movie-night watch. A manifestation of the old saying that indeed, money cannot buy you happiness.


Badhaai Ho (2018)

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Comedy, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
92% (Tomatometer) 83% (audience score)

Rating: PG (U/A)

 Badhaai Ho
(2018) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Badhai Ho

Starring: Ayushmann Khurana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

Directed By: Amit Ravendernath Sharma

Release Date: 19 October, 2018

Overall Take: This one is an amusing comedy that elucidates our hypocritical outlook towards sex. Hidden beneath these layers of comedy is a thought-provoking social message – and coupled with meticulous thought put into the casting and dialogues, it’s a family treat!

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The Sky is Pink (2019)

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Romance, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
71% (Tomatometer) 91% (Audience Score)

Rating: U/A

 The Sky Is Pink
(2019) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer The Sky is Pink

Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf

Directed By: Shonali Bose

Release Date: 11 December, 2019

Overall Take: The Sky is Pink is unanticipatedly humorous in places, with a larger, touching plot that makes it quite the tearjerker. This is a narration of a couple’s love story, except that it is from the point of view of their young teenage daughter who succumbs to a life-threatening illness.


Chillar Party (2011)

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Comedy, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
76% (Audience Score)

Rating: U

 Children's Party
(2011) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Chillar Party

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, and others

Directed By: Vikas Behl, Nitesh Tiwari

Release Date: 08 July, 2011

Overall Take: An emotional, innocent take on childhood friendships and harmless naivete. Chillar Party is fairly uplifting, while also touching upon some sensitive, triggering content about a homeless, orphaned child.


English Vinglish (2012)

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Comedy, Drama, Family

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
80% (Tomatometer) 83% (Audience Score)

Rating: U

 English Vinglish
(2012) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer English Vinglish

Starring: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nabbou, and others

Directed By: Gauri Shinde

Release Date: 30 November, 2012

Overall Take: A heart-warming story of a woman, mother, and entrepreneur in her own right – who overcomes her biggest insecurity that has been the cause of her mutilated self-esteem; and discovers new-found self-worth.


Dear Zindagi (2016)

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
69% (Tomatometer) 72% (Audience Score)

Rating: U/A

 Dear Zindagi
(2016) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Dear Zindagi

Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan

Directed By: Gauri Shinde

Release Date: 25 November, 2016

Overall Take: Dear Zindagi is emotionally compelling, relatable, and perfectly apt for its time. A story surrounding Kaira, a young adult who struggles with a host of relationship problems. She begins going to therapy, where she meets Dr. Jehangir – who helps her with navigating her problems and the curveballs that life throws her way while discovering the root cause of it all.


Dangal (2016)

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Drama, Action, Biography, Sports

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:
88% (Tomatometer) 94% (audience score)

Rating: U/A

(2016) on IMDb
YouTube Trailer Dangal

Starring: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra

Directed By: Nitesh Tiwari

Release Date: 21 December, 2016

Overall Take: A gripping story of a former wrestler and father, who strives to train his daughters to compete in the Commonwealth Games. A thrilling story of the various challenges and stigma they encounter along the way, and the glorious victory over them!


Happy Movie-thon! We guarantee that you and your family will have a blast, take your pick and kick back with one of these.