Shahrukh Khan needs no special introduction; he is a brand in himself. Known as the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan has given a number of blockbuster movies to Bollywood. Time and again, he has proved that he can be a perfect fit to portray any role – be it romantic, action, antagonist, or something new.
SRK acted in many movies, which turned out to be a huge success at the box office. He has huge fans not just in India but all across the world. It is actually not that easy to name a few best movies of the actor. Also, it can be subjective as to which movie is the best as everyone has their own taste. However, here we are going to share the ten best movies of Shahrukh Khan that you should definitely watch once in your lifetime.
Top 10 Best Movies of Shahrukh Khan
Here is the list of the all-time best movies of Shahrukh Khan.
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema which the audience even loves to watch even today. This romantic film which became more popular as DDLJ, is directed by Aditya Chopra and features Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, and Anupam Kher in lead roles.
This romantic drama is about how Raj (Shahrukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol) meet on a European trip and fall in love with each other. Later how Shahrukh follows Simran to India to win her by impressing Simran’s father (Amrish Puri), who is against their relationship, forms the whole movie.
2. Devdas (2002)
Devdas is a romantic drama that is based on the work of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee (Indian author). The film is diercted by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan portray the lead roles in the movie. Devdas is one of the biggest hits, which won 5 National awards along with 10 Filmfare awards.
Shahrukh plays the titular role of Devdas, who becomes an alcoholic after his heartbreak with Paro (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who gets married to someone else. He then starts visiting courtesan Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit). How Devdas ends up his life not being able to separate from Paro forms the rest of the story. Shahrukh received a lot of love from the audience for his breathtaking performance in the movie.
3. Baazigar (1993)
Baazigar is another successful movie from SRK. This powerful revenge drama movie is directed by Abbas-Mastan. Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Shilpa Shetty can be seen playing lead roles in the movie.
The movie is all about Ajay Sharma (Shahrukh Khan) and his revenge against Madan Chopra, who betrayed his father and took over his business empire. Kajol and Shilpa Shetty are the daughters of Madan Chopra in the movie. How Shahrukh traps both his daughters in his love and then takes his revenge on Madan forms the rest of the story. Shahrukh can be seen in a negative role in the movie, which was also lauded by the audience a lot.
4. Darr (1993)
A psychological thriller, Darr is directed by Yash Chopra. The film features Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Tanvi Azmi, and Dalip Tahil. Darr is a violent love story that happens to be a major turning point for SRK as this movie in which he was seen playing a negative role received abundant love from the audience.
5. Karan Arjun (1995)
Karan Arjun is an action drama movie directed by Rakesh Roshan. The movie is based on the concept of reincarnation and features Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Rakhee, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Amrish Puri, and Aashif Sheikh.
Speaking about the story, Durga (Rakhee) is the mother of two sons Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan), who get killed by Durjan Singh (Amrish Puri). Durga, who won’t be able to accept the death of her sons, strongly believes that her sons will return. Karan and Arjun take rebirth after twenty years. Then, how they recollect who they were, how they meet their mother, and take revenge on Durjan Singh form the rest of the movie. Apart from the movie, fans also love the double dose of Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan in the movie.
6. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a romantic comedy-drama helmed by none other than Karan Johar. The lead characters in the movie are Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Rani Mukerji was seen as a supporting character, and Salman Khan was also seen in a cameo appearance in the movie. The movie’s plot is basically a love triangle where Anjali (Kajol) loves Rahul (SRK), and Rahul falls in love with Tina (Rani Mukerji). How Rahul and Anjali unite and what happens to Tina forms the rest of the movie.
7. My Name Is Khan (2010)
My Name Is Khan is another best movie of Shahrukh Khan which was critically acclaimed and broke many box office records. The film is directed by Karan Johar and features the all-time onscreen favorite Jodi of fans – Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. SRK is seen portraying a Muslim man, Rizwan Khan suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. How he gets accused as a terrorist in relation to the Twin Towers tragedy forms the whole movie.
8. Swades (2004)
Swades is written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film features Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, and Kishori Ballal. Shahrukh Khan was seen as Mohan Bhargav, a NASA scientist who visits India for her elderly nanny. How his life journey changes after that is what the movie is all about.
9. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Kal Ho Naa Ho which is popular as KHNH is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nikhil Advani and written by Karan Johar. The stars of this film are Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta. KHNH happened to be the highest-grossing film in India and worldwide in 2003.
10. Chak De! India (2007)
Chak De! India is a popular sports film directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra. Shahrukh Khan plays the lead role in the film as Kabir Khan. Other casts of the film include Vidya Malvade, Shilpa Shukla, Sagarika Ghatge, and Chitrashi Rawat among others. The movie is about Kabir Khan who becomes the coach of the National Women’s team and his efforts needed to make their team win.
SRK has so many great movies, picking these 10 was not an easy task. Here are some more Shah Rukh Khan movies that deserve attention too.
- FAN (Thriller/Drama)
- Raees (Action/Crime)
- Dear Zindagi (Romance/Drama)
- Kal Ho Na Ho (Romance/Musical)
- Don 2 (Action/Crime)
So, if you haven’t watched any awesome Shahrukh Khan movies from this list, Find the time to watch them ASAP!