Shah Rukh Khan, also known as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan”, has worked in more than 80 films. He has been part of Bollywood for more than 30 years now. And, in these 3 decades, he has won numerous accolades across the world for his contribution to the film industry. While he won 14 Filmfare awards, he has given us some terrible, some mediocre, and some brilliant performances.
While in the last few years, he may not have been able to impress the audience, he has given us some really memorable movies. Here are his 10 best movies as per IMDb that show why he is a class apart.
1. Swades (IMDb Rating – 8.2)
Swades, one of SRK’s most unconventional movies is his highest-rated movie on IMDb. He plays a role of a successful Indian scientist, who returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. Many feel that this is SRK’s finest work and no one could have done it better!
2. Chak De! India (IMDb Rating – 8.1)
Though Shah Rukh Khan is famous for his romantic movies, people adored him as Kabir Khan – the coach of the Indian Women’s National Hockey Team. Inspired by the real-life of Mir Ranjan Negi, the movie revolves around Kabir Khan’s dream of making his all-girls team emerge victorious against all odds. Shah Rukh’s 70-minute speech in this movie is just another reminder of how powerful an actor he is.
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (IMDb Rating – 8)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge needs no introduction. Termed as one of the most successful Bollywood movies of all time, DDLJ established Shah Rukh Khan as the King of romance.
4. My Name Is Khan (IMDb Rating – 7.9)
My Name Is Khan is another movie that is an ultimate showcase of Shah Rukh’s acting prowess. Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of Rizwan Khan, an Indian Muslim with Asperger’s syndrome, who embarks on a journey toward battling racism. This is yet another movie that many feel no actor could have done better!
5. Kal Ho Na Ho (IMDb Rating – 7.9)
Shah Rukh Khan as Aman made many cry buckets. He didn’t only teach us how to smile but also made us realize how precious every life moment is.
6. Hey Ram (IMDb Rating – 7.9)
Though Shah Rukh played a supportive role in Hey Ram, his performance as Amjad Ali Khan is undoubtedly one of his finest performances. This movie also marked his debut in the Tamil film industry.
7. Veer Zaara (IMDb Rating – 7.8)
Veer Zaara is one of the finest romantic movies that Bollywood has ever made. It is a story of love, separation, courage, sacrifice and so much more. No one can deny that this movie will remain a legend forever.
8. Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa (IMDb Rating – 7.7)
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is one of SRK’s earliest movies that gave the world a glimpse of his immense talent. He plays a role of an innocent guy Sunil, who falls for a girl who is in love with someone else. Though he didn’t get the girl, but he definitely got our hearts.
9. Baazigar (IMDb Rating – 7.6)
Baazigar is one of SRK’s initial films in the industry and his performance as a serial killer, Ajay/Vicky left many impressed. His popular dialogue – “Kabhi kabhi jeetne ke liye kuch haarna padta hai….aur haar kar jeetne wale ko baazigar kete hai” will always stay with us!
10. Darr (IMDb Rating – 7.6)
The success of Darr immensely contributed to SRK’s stardom. He played a grey character with such finesse that he completely stole the limelight from Sunny Deol.
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