50 Best Dharmendra Movies and Where to Watch Them

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Dharmendra, often referred to as the He-Man of Indian cinema, has left an indelible mark on Bollywood with his iconic performances ranging from action roles to more romantic and comedic turns.

If you wish to know more about the Sholay and Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani star’s multi-decade career, our streaming guide will take you through the best movies starring Dharmendra. We also give you all the information that you need to stream these classics.

Which Dharmendra movies should I watch first?

Dharmendra’s career, which began in the late 1950s, has seen him evolve from a romantic hero to an action superstar, showcasing his versatility and enduring appeal.

In the 1960s, Dharmendra gained prominence for his roles in romantic films such as Bandini (1963) and Phool Aur Patthar (1966). His portrayal of the brooding and charismatic protagonist in these films earned him critical acclaim and established him as a leading actor in the industry.

The 1970s marked a significant phase in Dharmendra's career, with a string of successful action films that solidified his status as an action hero. Movies like Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971), Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973), and Sholay (1975) showcased his impeccable timing, machismo, and on-screen charisma.

Dharmendra continued to deliver memorable performances in the 1980s, with films like Chupke Chupke (1975), where he displayed his comedic chops alongside stalwarts like his Sholay co-star Amitabh Bachchan. His versatility was further showcased in films like Satyakam (1969) and Dharam Veer (1977), where he effortlessly essayed diverse characters with depth and conviction.

In the 2000s, Dharmendra made a successful comeback with films like the boxing drama Apne (2007), where he shared screen space with his sons, Sunny and Bobby Deol. He also reunited with his sons for the screwball comedy Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), which capitalized on his real-life chemistry with his sons and became a box office success.

While Yamla Pagla Deewana spawned two more sequels, a notable performance from his recent career comes from Karan Johar’s romantic comedy Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The movie found him playing Ranveer Singh’s on-screen grandfather, an elderly family patriarch who finds solace in his tiresome life when he rediscovers a past love interest. Dharmendra’s performance was lauded among critics as one of the film’s best elements.

With five acting Filmfare nods and one Best Film nomination (for producing Ghayal), Dharmendra was finally awarded a Lifetime Achievement Filmfare in 1997. His contribution to Indian cinema is immeasurable, and his legacy as one of the greatest actors in Bollywood will endure for generations to come.

Why is Sholay Dharmnedra’s best movie to watch?

Largely considered as one of the best Indian films of all time, Sholay is a mass entertainer with a cult fandom. While it boasts an unforgettable villain with Amjad Khan’s dacoit Gabbar Singh, Dharmendra holds his own as Veeru. A lovable ex-con with a heart of gold, his chemistry with co-lead Amitabh Bachchan drew immense praise and marked an all-time career high for Dharmendra. His Veeru remains one of his most iconic performances and is etched in the annals of Indian cinema.

Where can I watch the best Dharmendra movies online?

Below you can find the latest streaming information for Dharmendra's best movies. This includes every offer for viewers in India. We also show you if any of his best movies are available to watch online for free.

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  1. Sholay

    Sholay

    1975

    IMDB 8.2 (54k)

    #1

    After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

  2. Chupke Chupke

    Chupke Chupke

    1975

    IMDB 8.3 (13k)

    #2

    Mischievous botany professor Parimal Tripathi plays a little trick on his brother-in-law Raghav. Jealous of the high esteem in which his own wife, Sulekha, holds the other man, Parimal decides to impersonate Raghav's new driver. Laying the groundwork for a series of hilarious misunderstandings, the disguised professor throws doubt on his wife's fidelity and gets his best buddy, Sukumar, to help out by impersonating Parimal.

  3. Phool Aur Patthar

    #3

    Circumstances have made Shaka a career criminal. When plague empties a town of its inhabitants, he takes the opportunity to burgle a house. He finds nothing except Shanti, a widowed daughter-in-law who has been left to die by her cruel relatives. Shaka nurses her back to health. When her relatives return they are not pleased to find her alive and even less pleased to discover that someone has tried to rob them. Shanti gets the blame and a beating. Shaka saves her from worse, at the hands of brother-in-law, and the pair flee. They set up home in Shaka's house, much to the displeasure of the respectable neighbours who are all too ready to think the worst.

  4. Yaadon Ki Baaraat

    Yaadon Ki Baaraat

    1973

    IMDB 7.3 (2k)

    #4

    Three brothers are separated after their parents are murdered by a gangster. Years later, they find their paths intertwined around a family song.

  5. Satyakam

    Satyakam

    1969

    IMDB 8.3

    #5

    Circa British Rule in India, Satyapriya Archarya lives a modest yet noble lifestyle with his grandfather, Satyasharan. His mother passed away while he was very young, and his dad became a celibate and went off on a pilgrimage, never to return. Satyapriya studies Engineering, and becomes a close friend of fellow-collegian

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  6. Mera Gaon Mera Desh

    #6

    Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju.

  7. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

    #7

    Flamboyant Punjabi Rocky and intellectual Bengali journalist Rani fall in love despite their differences. After facing family opposition, they decide to live with each other's families for three months before getting married.

  8. Anupama

    Anupama

    1966

    IMDB 7.4

    #8

    Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore).

  9. Ayee Milan Ki Bela

    #9

    Shyam works for Mr. Choudhry, and lives in a small village in India with his mother. Ranjeet, Shyam's childhood friend, returns from overseas, and all are overjoyed to see him back. Ranjeet and Shyam have a lot in common: Both are handsome, dedicated, pleasant and polite; Both share the same date of birth; and both also love the same woman, Barkha. It is the last similarity that causes friction between the two, so much so that Shyam is accused of impregnanting another woman, Roopa, and charged with stealing money.

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  10. Johnny Gaddaar

    Johnny Gaddaar

    2007

    IMDB 7.9 (13k)

    #10

    Vikram decides to elope with his girlfriend Mini for a better life. For this purpose he decides to steal the money collected by his business partners for a drug deal. Everything goes horribly wrong when the partner carrying the money, Shiva, is accidentally killed.

  11. Pratiggya

    Pratiggya

    1975

    IMDB 7.6

    #11

    A truck driver learns from his foster mother about the murder of his parents at the hands of a bandit and sets out to avenge them.

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  12. Bandini

    Bandini

    1963

    IMDB 7.6

    #12

    During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

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  13. Naya Zamana

    Naya Zamana

    1971

    IMDB 6.6

    #13

    A hopeful writer, poor but educated Anoop attacks the ruthless exploitation of the lower classes by the rich with his fiery speeches. But his uncompromising principles could stand in the way of the connections he'll need if he hopes to reach a larger audience with his message. A liaison with a wealthy family could bring the exposure and success Anoop desires, but at what cost?

  14. Life in a Metro

    Life in a Metro

    2007

    IMDB 7.4 (12k)

    #14

    A group of Mumbai up-and-comers search for love and struggle for success in this ensemble drama that centers on an eager young call centre executive.

  15. Seeta and Geeta

    Seeta and Geeta

    1972

    IMDB 6.9 (2k)

    #15

    The story is about identical twins who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places.

  16. Yamla Pagla Deewana

    Yamla Pagla Deewana

    2011

    IMDB 5.7 (4k)

    #16

    Dharmendra and Bobby play a crooked father-son pair based in Varanasi. Sunny plays a Canada based upright man who gets to know after two decades that he has a father and brother in Varanasi. The film is about Sunny's journey to his past.

  17. Dharam Veer

    Dharam Veer

    1977

    IMDB 6.7

    #17

    An Astrologer informs Satpal Singh that his nephew will eventually kill him. When Satpal's sister, Maharani Meenakshi, gives birth to twins, he has one thrown from the castle walls, and ...

  18. Jeevan Mrityu

    #18

    An honest bank manager is arrested for embezzlement on the eve of his marriage. After his release, he seeks out his fiancee and decides to take revenge on his colleagues, who falsely implicated him.

  19. Apne

    Apne

    2007

    IMDB 6.1 (3k)

    #19

    An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled through fine, Baldev never forgot who ruined his chance to wash the stain. An opportunity strikes Baldev in the form of a T.V. Show. He trains a local boy to get into this media hyped boxing show, but is ditched for a better coach at the last minute. Baldev's younger son Karan (Bobby Deol) has just launched his first music album. Realizing his father is in crises of his life, he gives up his dream of a musical career to get into the game of boxing.

  20. Resham Ki Dori

    #20

    Two orphan siblings are left to fend for themselves. When they grow up, the brother takes care of his sister amidst all odds and lands in jail when he protects his sister from being exploited.