You wouldn’t tell that he is over 50 if you watch his movies even today. The ‘Bhaijaan’ of Bollywood or Salman Khan has created a league of his own. His movies cannot be compared with other stars, and if you’re looking for some good action and masala, you’re sure to love his work. But which films have been his best yet till now?
The Best Salman Khan Movies You Need to Watch
Here are eight all-time favourites starring Salman Khan that won our hearts and love
1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
Best movie of Salman Khan in term of storyline. The film garnered the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Actor in the 61st Filmfare Awards, as well as other categories, and bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Story.
2. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)
Salman again took on a character named Prem and was successful in winning over the audience once again! Starring opposite Madhuri Dixit, both of them built up the chemistry that is still savoured today.
The movie picked up a National Award and also bagged 5 Filmfare Awards.
3. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
It was Salman Khan’s first leading role (after a supporting role in the previous year’s Biwi Ho To Aisi). It earned him his first nomination for a Best Actor at Filmfare. At the 35th Filmfare Awards, the film won six awards, including Best Film.
4. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
One of the best comedy movies ever made in Bollywood. The film was an average grosser at the box office, but has since emerged as a cult film over the years.
5. Tere Naam (2003)
People will always remember Radhe Mohan who falls in love with Bhumika Chawla in yet another tragic movie. Salman becomes mentally unstable after a head injury and has to spend his days in an asylum. He portrays the role so well that it goes on to become one of his biggest hits.
6. Sultan (2016)
The third highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time. Salman Khan was nominated for Best Actor category at the filmfare awards.
7. Dabangg (2010)
It is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010 and one among the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Salman’s performance in the movie was highly appreciated. Chulbul Pandey’s character is considered as one of the most iconic charechters in Bollywood history.
Dabangg has won several awards—the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and six Filmfare Awards.
8. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
The movie is still young in our hearts for the tragic story and the beautiful songs. Salman along with Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan showed some serious acting skills winning appreciation from the critics.
9. Wanted (2009)
Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.
It’s a remake of 2006 Telugu blockbuster Pokiri, starring Mahesh Babu.
10. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
The name of the movie makes you visualize a shirtless Salman singing “Oh O Jane Jaana.” The song went on to become a hit, though the movie didn’t perform that well. He was paired with Kajol and played the role of a lover who would do anything to win his love. Today, it’s one of the movies you are sure to binge watch on your TV.
11. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
The film received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success. Critics praised the chemistry between Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra.
12. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
When a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses are held hostage in Iraq by a terrorist organization, a secret agent is drawn out of hiding to rescue them.
The film is the sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger. It’s one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
13. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
India’s top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy. Ek Tha Tiger received mixed reviews from critics, but it became commercial success.
14. Bodyguard (2011)
The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.
15. Judwaa (1997)
Salman plays a double role in this comedy which proved his versatility as an actor. He featured against Rambha and Karisma Kapoor creating a spicy and humourous tale of love and mischief.