You’re probably wondering, “Here we go again, another blog post claiming it knows the best movies of the decade”, and to your credit, you aren’t completely wrong. While I can’t go so far as to say this list is the most superior ranking list you will ever read regarding the top 10 Bollywood movies of the past decade, it is without question the most objective.
To help us rank the best Bollywood movies of the decade, we realized there are three important components when judging the quality of any cinematic piece: Box Office Collections, Critics reviews, and Audience approval. Now, we do understand that at the end of the day, movies are created for viewers. Thus, audience approval is certainly the most important category when deciding what the best of the best truly is. To simplify it for everyone, we created an equation to rank these movies by each category measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with audience approval holding the most weight.
BOX OFFICE RATING (25%) + CRITIC RATING (25%) + AUDIENCE RATING (50%) = BBROZ SCORE
Each rating you see above was acquired in different ways. For the box office, the score is based on the movie’s return on investment. For example, a movie that made 4 times as much as it cost to create, would be considered an “All Time Blockbuster” as well as a 10 on this scale. Conversely, a movie that only retained 25% of its original investment is deemed a “disaster” and rated a 2 on this scale. Critic rating was acquired through Rotten Tomatoes. For instance, a movie with a 54% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes is given a 5.4. Finally, audience approval was based on the movie’s IMdB rating. ImdB was selected for audience pulse because of the large sample size of given reviews.
Now that you have read the method to our rankings, you have earned what you are about to be exposed to. Without further ado, here is the BEST OF THE 2010’s, Bollywood Broz style.
*Side Note, It would be impossible to put every movie of the decade through this equation. We narrowed the choices down by only using films nominated by Filmfare as the Best Film for their respective year (left us with 55 movies to rank). Any movies that we believe deserve to be a part of the list but weren’t nominated are labeled as honorable mentions.
55. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)
Box Office Score: 8 (Super Hit)
Critic's Score: 2.7
Audience Score: 7.2
BBROZ Score: 6.28
54. Super 30 (2019)
Box Office Score: 6 (Semi-Hit)
Critic's Score: 3.3
Audience Score: 8.1
BBROZ Score: 6.38
53. Chennai Express (2013 - Don’t @ us, this film was huge in India)
Box Office Score: 9 (Blockbuster)
Critic's Score: 4.7
Audience Score: 6
BBROZ Score: 6.43
52. 2 States (2014)
Box Office Score: 8 (Super-Hit)
Critic's Score: 4.4
Audience Score: 6.9
BBROZ Score: 6.55
51. Ram Leela (2013)