The year was brimming with movies based on real life stories, whether they are inspiring tales of heroism or a call to action about society’s issues. Bollywood has now established its position as not only churning out masala movies with no real aim to a maker of stories that can be entertaining while sending a message. The grittiness of real life has started to show up in Bollywood and people want to watch it. We hope the trend continues into the next year and we see the boundaries of storytelling in Indian cinema being pushed further. Here’s a look at the top Bollywood movies that 2016 had to offer.

Special Mention: Dangal

Dangal released too late to make it to our list, but this motivational tale of a father who trains his daughters to compete in the male-dominated sport of wrestling is winning all hearts at the close of 2016. 

Top 10 Bollywood Movies 2016 - Bookmyshow

Did you favorite flicks make it to our list? Share your top movies of the year with us in the comments below. 

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