Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan has received great accolades over the years because of the outstanding box-office performance of his movies. His movies have broken several box-office records especially Dangal (2016) has created a history by becoming the highest grossing Indian film worldwide. The brilliant actor has a record of giving back to back hits at the box-office. So, here is the list of top 10 best movies of Aamir Khan.
1. Sarfarosh (1999)
Sarfarosh (1999) is an Indian action drama film written and directed by John Matthew Matthan; starring Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre. The film was critically praised and was commercially successful at the box office.
Plot: After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young medical student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
2. Lagaan (2001)
Lagaan (2001) is an Indian epic sports-drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles. Made on a then-unprecedented budget of 250 million, the film was shot in an ancient village near Bhuj, India. It was one of the biggest box office hits of that time.
Plot: A group of Champaner villagers led by a feisty young man challenge the British to a game of cricket to get their land tax waived. Their biggest hurdle is that no one knows to play the game.
3. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Dil Chahta Hai (2001) is an Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar. Starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The movie was a super hit as the blend of humor, emotion, sincerity, and wisdom makes it a truly enduring film.
Plot: Three friends who share a deep bond are separated due to their different approaches towards relationships. Akash goes to Australia, Sameer gets busy wooing a girl and Siddharth devotes himself to art.
4. Rang De Basanti (2006 )
Rang De Basanti (2006 ) is an Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles. The film was declared blockbuster by Box Office India.
Plot: When Sue selects a few students to portray various Indian freedom fighters in her film, she unwittingly awakens their patriotism. The emotional and mental process turns them into rebels for a cause.
5. Fanaa (2006)
Fanaa (2006) is an Indian romantic crime drama film, directed by Kunal Kohli. The film stars Aamir Khan in an anti-hero role, Kajol as his blind love interest, and Rishi Kapoor, Tabu and Sharat Saxena in pivotal roles. The film was a hit and loved by the audience.
Plot: Against the advice of her friends, Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, falls in love with tourist guide Rehan. He helps her get her eyesight but she loses him in a terror attack before she can see him.
6. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Taare Zameen Par (2007) is an Indian drama film directed by Aamir Khan. Darsheel Safary stars as 8-year-old Ishaan, and Khan plays his art teacher. Creative director and writer Amole Gupte initially developed the idea with Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film’s editor. The film received numerous awards and was a blockbuster at the box-office.
Plot: Day-dreamer Ishaan just can’t seem to get anything right in his boarding school. Soon, an unconventional new art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps the dyslexic student discover his true identity.
7. Ghajini (2008)
Ghajini (2008) is an Indian Hindi-language psychological thriller film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss. It stars Aamir Khan, Asin and Jiah Khan in lead roles while Tinnu Anand, Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan essay supporting roles. It became the highest-grossing Indian film of that year.
Plot: Hit by an iron rod, a tycoon suffers from a condition that prevents him from remembering anything beyond fifteen minutes. With notes tattooed on his body, he sets out to find his fiancee’s killer.
3 Idiots (2009) is an Indian coming of age comedy drama film co-written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It was inspired by the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni, and Boman Irani. The film was listed in Guinness World Records for the record of highest box office film gross for a Bollywood film.
Plot: In college, Farhan and Raju form a great bond with Rancho due to his refreshing outlook. Years later, a bet gives them a chance to look for their long-lost friend whose existence seems rather elusive.
9. PK (2014)
PK (2014) is an Indian satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film stars Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles. The film emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film has been regarded as one of the best Hindi films of 2014.
Plot: An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
10. Dangal (2016)
Dangal (2016) is an Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khan along with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra while Sakshi Tanwar and Aparshakti Khurana play the supporting cast. The film broke many box-office records and became the highest grossing Indian film worldwide.
Plot: After his failure at winning a gold medal for the country, Mahavir Phogat, despite societal pressures, vows to realize his dreams by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games.