Powerful Performances Galore: Best Of Hrithik Roshan Movies To Watch

Often dubbed as the Greek God of Bollywood for his looks, Hrithik Roshan is just as good an actor. Explore the compilation of some of the best performances by the charming actor.

Published On Apr 15, 2024 | Updated On Apr 16, 2024


With a body made like that of a Greek God and his electrifying dance moves, there might not exist a human who hasn’t skipped a beat when Hrithik Roshan is on the screen. From his debut role in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, we’ve all been through this journey with him and seen his acting prowess take over the audience. Although, I am quite sure we all are already smitten by him but just in case, there’s a ‘Jaadu’ takeover of this world, here's a compilation of some of the best  Hrithik Roshan movies you can consider watching.

The debut Hrithik Roshan movie that brought him into overnight stardom, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, marked one of the strongest debuts of that time produced, written, and directed by his father Rakesh Roshan. Even though filled with all the cliches of a typical Bollywood romantic thriller of look-alikes and class differences, this movie still managed to stand unique and become the second highest-grossing film of 2000. Not just that, Hrithik managed to bag both Best Debut and Best Actor trophies at the Filmfare Awards for this movie.

Mission Kashmir is an intense gripping tale of the character Altaaf Khan who is adopted by a police chief as his team accidentally kills Altaaf’s whole family. Dealing with strong issues like terrorism and the suffering of children due to war, his acting chops in this movie prove that he’s not just a pretty face with killer dance moves, making it the best of Hrithik Roshan’s performances. Cementing this belief came another Filmfare Award for the best action movie and Mission Kashmir became the third highest-grossing Hindi film of 2000.

Who can forget the iconic “Poo” and the equally memorable “Ladoo”? In Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Hrithik Roshan taught us that family ties are a bit like Wi-Fi signals – invisible but incredibly strong. Plus, his transformation from a chubby kid to a hunky dude gave us all some serious gym motivation. Many will claim this is not one of the best Hrithik Roshan movies and he was a supporting character in this Karan Johar family drama. Well let’s be honest he managed to create a strong screen presence even after sharing it with Bollywood kings like Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

This Hrithik Roshan movie focuses on Rohit, a developmentally disabled man who unintentionally contacts and summons aliens to Earth through his father’s computer. Hrithik’s strong portrayal of Rohit in this Indian sci-fi made us laugh, cry, and wish we had our own personal Jadoo, adding it to the Hrithik Roshan best movies. It’s a heartwarming story that reminds us that true friends come in all shapes and sizes – even with blue skin and bulbous eyes.

For all those when you are questioning your life choices and you’re deep down the overthinking spiral, this Hrithik Roshan hit movie Lakshya is the pick for you. Karan Shergill, played by Hrithik starts as a clueless and irresponsible man about his future, but by the end, he’s climbing mountains – literally. The film has great performances by Preity Zinta who plays Rohit’s love interest, and Amitabh Bachchan who plays the Colonel commanding Rohit's batallion. But honestly, it’s a Hrithik Roshan movie and he shines bright in it. In essence, it’s a coming-of-age story with a side of patriotism that’ll have you standing up for the national anthem in your living room.

In Jodha Akbar Hrithik took us back in time to the Mughal era, and boy, did he look regal. In this Hrithik Roshan hit movie he took on the role of the Mughal emperor Akbar with Aishwarya Rai on his side as Jodha Bai.  This Hrithik Roshan movie was quite the reminder that even kings need love, and sometimes, they find it in the most unexpected places. This Hrithik Roshan movie is like that history lesson you wish you had in school – epic battles, grand palaces, and a love story to boot.

Here comes the ultimate buddy Hrithik Roshan movie, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. And although the bank balances might just allow us to take a trip to Borivali, this movie has made us make group chats for Spain trips precariously. Sharing the screen with two other marvellous actors Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, Hrithik Roshan plays the character of Arjun, a workaholic man who is too uptight to live his life in all its essence. It’s a film that teaches you to seize the day, because, let’s face it, you’re not getting any younger.

This movie being a remake of the original Agneepath and having legendary Amitabh Bachchan as the OG  Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, Hrithik Roshan surely had big shoes to fill with this one. But as we all and the box office collection can vouch, the film turned out to be a huge success and added it to the best of Hrithik Roshan movies. 
Agneepath is dark, it’s gritty, and it’s got Hrithik walking through fire like it’s a walk in the park. As Vijay, he’s on a mission for revenge, and he’s not letting anyone stand in his way.

Super 30 shows a different side of Hrithik – no Greek God looks, just raw emotion and a thick local accent. Hrithik plays the character of Anand, inspired by the real-life story of a maths tutor Anand Kumar. Anand is the kind of maths wizard who makes you believe in yourself and leaves you inspired and reaching for a maths book (or maybe just a calculator). The movie is easily one of the Hrithik Roshan's best movies.

Fast forward to Vikram Vedha, the characters of this Hrithik Roshan Hit movie are complex and in essence, it’s a game of cat and mouse, but who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? The movie follows the story of SSP Vikram with a black-and-white moral radar, and Vedha Betal, a dreaded gangster from Kanpur. This film is like a chess match and although just like Vikram you might think you know better but your perceptions of right and wrong might get muddled somewhere in between as well. 

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