Evergreen Top 20 Patriotic Movies to watch in 2023

Evergreen Top 20 Patriotic Movies to watch in 2023

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Patriotism Introduction

Popular culture currently seems to be obsessed with patriotic movies and music. However, two of India’s most critical historical anniversaries are January 26th, when the Constitution of India went into effect, and August 15th, when independence from British authority was declared.

In addition to the usual fare of cultural events, speech contests, sports, and other competitive events, television networks often dedicate the entire day to airing films that honor the freedom of a democratic society. The Hindi film industry, sometimes known as Bollywood, is responsible for several enduringly popular and deeply moving patriotic movies.

Often watched the top 20 movies based on Real Story

Some important patriotic movies, including freedom fighter movies, are as follows:

1. LOC: Kargil  (2003)

LOC Kargil

War film set during India and Pakistan’s 2003 conflict in Kargil. J. P. Dutta is both the producer and director. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, and Abhishek Bachchan in pivotal roles. This patriotic movie is an exceptional experience to watch. 

2. Rang De Basanti (2006)

rang de basanti

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wrote, produced, and directed the 2006 film Rang De Basanti, which he also co-wrote with Rensil D’Silva. The film starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, R. Madhavan, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, and Alice Patten (a British actress).

The patriotic movie tells the narrative of a British film student who travels to India to record the lives of five revolutionary Indian freedom fighters. The majority of filming took place in New Delhi, India’s capital.

3. Lagaan (2001)

Lagaan (2001)

In 2001, Ashutosh Gowariker released his film Lagaan, which he wrote and directed. Aamir Khan oversaw the production. He co-stars with Gracy Singh.

This patriotic movie depicts the British colonial rule of India in the year 1893. The protagonists and antagonists of the story are both villagers and Britishers engaged in a cricket match. If the villagers prevail, their taxes will be decreased.

4. Mangal Pandey (2005)

Mangal Pandey (2005)

The 2005 film is based on the real-life events that led up to the revolt of 1857 and the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier. Ketan Mehta directed the film. Aamir Khan stars in the movie as the main character.

5. Border (1997)

Border (1997)

1997 saw the debut of the epic war film. J. P. Dutta helmed, produced, and wrote the film. Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda are just a few of the actors featured in the film.

The film’s plot is around the 1971 Indo-Pakistani conflict. It’s based on the true story of the Battle of Longewala, which took place in 1971.

6.RRR (2022)

RRR (2022)

RRR is an epic action drama film released in Telugu in 2022. S. S. Rajamouli is in charge of directing. Starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson, and Olivia Morris, the film also boasts a strong supporting cast.

This patriotic movie is a made-up tale based on the lives of Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem, two real-life Indian rebels (Rama Rao). In this conflict, they oppose the British Raj.

7. Shershaah (2021)

Shershaah (2021)

The movie is based on the life of Vikram Batra, a soldier who died in the Kargil conflict. Vishnuvardhan is in charge of the directing duties. Double parts are played by Sidharth Malhotra (Batra and his twin brother Vishal).

There’s no denying the importance of Indian movies in evoking the country’s long road to freedom. Moreover, it has often stoked the flames of national pride.

8. Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh

In it, the events of the life of Bhagat Singh, an Indian independence fighter who became a legend, are recounted. The Best Feature Film and Best Actor prizes at the national level were given to this June 2002 release, which received rave reviews from critics. Actors Ajay Devgn and Sushant Singh (Sukhdev Thapar), D. Santosh (Rajguru), and Akhilendra Mishra (Chandra Shekher Azad) all did excellent work in their respective roles.

9. Kesari


This patriotic movie stars Akshay Kumar The story of Kesari takes place in 1897 at the Battle of Saragarhi, fought on September 12 against 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai invaders. It opened in March 2019 to positive reviews and has now earned over Rs 207 crores at the box office worldwide.

Other notable actors in the film include Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Aswath Bhatt, Rakesh Chaturvedi, and Hariom Kalra, with Akshay Kumar playing the title role of Havildar Ishar Singh.

10. URI


Uri: The Surgical Strike, which depicts the 2016 Indian Army operation to destroy terrorist bases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK) in response to the URI Attack, has also been met with widespread acclaim and economic success. As Para SF Major Vihaan Singh, Vicky Kaushal was in the spotlight. It opened on January 11th, 2019, and has already made over Rs 342 crores at the box office.

11. Lakshya


In 1999, India and Pakistan were engaged in the bloody Kargil War, and Farhan Akhtar’s second directorial effort, Lakshya, took place against this dramatic backdrop. Both critics and moviegoers enjoyed this coming-of-age story.

Hrithik Roshan plays Lieutenant Karan Shergill, and the film also features performances from Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Boman Irani, and Preity Zinta. At the National Film Awards, Lakshya was nominated in four categories and took home two trophies.

12. Raazi


The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel Calling Sehmat, an accurate account of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who, upon her father’s request, is married into a family of military officers in Pakistan to relay information to India, before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

13. Parama Veera Chakra

Parama Veera Chakra

Parama Veera Chakra, starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, came out on January 12, 2011. NBK plays both Major Jaya Simha and the hero Chakradhar in the film. Both the film’s script and direction came from Dasari Narayana Rao. Ameesha Patel, Sheela, Neha Dhupia, and Jaysudha also play pivotal parts. It costs 20 million Indian rupees to produce.

14. Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose

Raghavendra Rao directed the historical action picture Subhash Chandra Bose, it was his 101st feature. Specifically, Venkatesh plays the part of Subhas Chandra Bose. Additional notable cast members include Shriya Sharan, Genelia D’Souza, Prakash Raj, Gulshan Grover, Raza Murad, and Brahmandandam.

15. Roja


Roja, a romantic thriller and a patriotic movie directed by Mani Ratnam and released in 1992, was also nominated for a National Film Award. Arvind, Madhubala, Nassar, Jangaraj, and Pankaj Kapur play significant roles in the film. Filmgoers in India can catch it on the digital network Zee5.

16. Chak De India!

Chak De India!

The movie took us on a journey with these 15 ordinary ladies as they pursued their dream of becoming Olympians. It was the most technically advanced sports film ever shot in India.

17. 1942 A Love Story

1942 A Love Story

Vidhu Vinod Chopra incorporated RD Burman’s beautiful score into a love story set before India’s independence and gave it a patriotic twist at the end.

18. Swades


During a brief trip back to India to track down his childhood nanny, the protagonist in Swades Gowariker’s ambitious film falls in love with his homeland all over again.

19. Prahaar


One of the best films about the Indian military, it follows a former soldier (a “jawan”) as he attempts to readjust to civilian life without sacrificing his values as a soldier.

20. Krantiveer


Nana Patekar’s second patriotic trip, while still a call to re-examine our Indian ideals as responsible citizens of this unique nation, was more of an expose of the social problems of Indian society.

Why do people watch patriotic movies? 

Feelings of loyalty, pride, and affection for one’s nation are what we mean when we talk about patriotism. This loyalty can stem from various factors, such as personal history, ethnicity, culture, politics, and language. 

Patriotic 2023 movies, which tend to be both amusing and dramatic, are frequently based on historical events, such as the deeds of courageous heroes, political fights, bloody battles, and triumphant sporting achievements.

The primary purpose is to learn what young people think about patriotism and patriotic movies. In general, the effects of film on cultures are profound. It introduces concepts, rituals, etc.

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