SRK, or King Khan as the world knows him turns 57 today. To celebrate the icon and heartthrob of millions there is no better way than to binge-watch Shah Rukh Khan movies. Kicking in another year in style on the 2nd of November, SRK has blessed us with a list of endless romantic movies, his unmatched wit, and his thousand-watt smile. Making us go weak in the knees with his quintessential moves both on screen and off screen, Shah Rukh Khan movies conquer genres across cultural and age boundaries.
If you are a die-hard fan of the legend just like us, here is Shahrukh Khan top 10 movies that will bring a smile to your face even if it’s your tenth time watching it.
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
When you think of Shahrukh Khan's best movies, the list has to have DDLJ. A romantic drama set in the '90s is a record-breaking film for the Bollywood fraternity. Raj and Simran’s love story can give Romeo and Juliet a run for its money. Its legendary soundtrack, outfits, and movie props may be cliché in 2022, but SRK makes it worth our while.
2. Chak De India
A powerhouse of talent, Chak De India was one of SRK best movies in 2007. Grossing over 100 crores when there wasn’t even a 100 crore club, Shah rukh’s acting in Chak De shows us a side of unwavering grit and determination of the Indian Women’s hockey team coach.
An Ashutosh Gowariker film, Swades is one of the best Shahrukh khan movies to watch on the actor’s birthday. A tear-jerker, Swades will evoke a multitude of emotions as you watch Mohan Bhargav, a NASA scientist, travels back to India to discover his roots and love of the country that he once left behind.
4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
You can frown, and joke, but you can’t hate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. A light-hearted romantic comedy set on the ground of friendship, Rahul, Tina, and Anjali are evergreen characters that every '90s kid has grown up watching. From coping with grief to giving love a second chance, we love Shahrukh Khan old movies, and this one’s a particular favourite.
5. Dear Zindagi
Very rarely do you come across a blockbuster movie where King Khan is not the main character? But his role in Dear Zindagi as psychologist Dr Jehangir Khan is a rare and very real representation of mental health issues in today’s trying times. In his role against Alia Bhatt, Kaira is more like a confidant who helps her open up about several nuanced issues with utmost charm and warmth. If you love watching Shahrukh Khan movies, Dear Zindagi needs to be on your list of top ten.
6. My Name Is Khan
In our list of Shahrukh khan top 10 movies, My Name is Khan is perched at number six. Playing the role of a Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome in America, SRK’s character Rizwan will leave you heartbroken when life hurls racial prejudices on a goofy lover after the 9/11 attack. Khan’s journey to meet the President of the USA to tell him, “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist” will leave you teary-eyed as you voyage along with the character.
Doing a remake of an iconic film? Leave it to Shahrukh Khan to ace the role in what was one of his most iconic performances. Devdas, one of the best Shah Rukh Khan movies to watch on the star’s birthday, will take you on a journey of an OG pained lover turned alcoholic who ultimately dies at the gates of his childhood love’s husband’s home. Complicated, but then that’s a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film for you. The gripping plot line, iconic acting, gorgeous sets, and mind-numbing choreography for tracks like ‘Dola re Dola’ and ‘Hara Rang’.
8. Dil Se
We love binge-watching Shahrukh Khan old movies, and Dil Se is an inevitable favourite. A romantic thriller where SRK plays the role of an obsessive journalist who meets Meghna, Manisha Koirala. Packed with thrilling secrets and a love story for the books, Dil Se is nothing you will expect from Shahrukh’s flowery rom-com. The iconic ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ track that you jive to at every house party is from the movie.
9. Main Hoon Na
Shahrukh Khan as a built-up army major, drooling already? Main Hoon Na saw the actor as Major Ram, who attends college as a student on an undercover mission to protect the general’s daughter from an estranged ex-marshal. During his stint, he finds his half-brother, stepmother, and the love of his life. An action-packed, emotionally stirring, and romantic drama, Main Hoon Na is one of SRK best movies to watch on a relaxed weekend with your family.
10. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
K3G was Karan Johar’s brainchild, but we watched it multiple times for SRK. Every Sunday binge-watching session was incomplete without Shah Rukh Khan movies, and K3G had to be on it. A multistarrer family drama that weighs on the grounds of wealth and class, Shah Rukh’s love for a simple middle-class girl versus Amitabh Bachchan’s set rules was emotionally delightful. With a few tears here and there, the film overall is a pleasant watch and never really gets boring, but that’s all thanks to Poo.
A Delhi boy who made it big, Shahrukh Khan made us believe dreams do come true if you work toward them. And as he turns a year younger, Shahrukh Khan house in Dubai and the Bollywood actor's house in Mumbai, Mannat is swamped with fans who adore him, cheer for him, and remind you why he’s the biggest superstar of the nation.