Top 10 Hindi Movies For Kids on Amazon Prime
Are you looking for good, wholesome Hindi/Bollywood movies to watch with your child? You’re in the right place!
I have compiled a list of iconic, classic Hindi films on Amazon Prime, that not only will help your child hear lots of Hindi, but also get a feel for what South Asia is like. The food they eat, the culture, customs and more. It also, doesn't hurt that most of these have fantastic songs, that kids will love to watch:).
Here is a list of the top 10 Hindi Movies for Kids on Amazon Prime!
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Perhaps the most iconic Hindi movie since Sholay, this movie has everything you want from a movie! Not only is it beautiful -- with the characters travelling through Europe in the first half, and then going to a small Punjabi village in the second half -- it also showcases Indian culture to its fullest. Your kids will be able to see everything that makes India fun and exciting -- fields of flowers, feeding pigeons, a shaadi-ka-ghar (an Indian wedding) and more.
It will also be relatable for your children. It is, afterall, not too different from your own children’s lives of living abroad and going back to India to visit.
NOTE - There is a rather harsh fight scene at the end that can be fast-forwarded if needed! (be ready to fast forward at 3:02:20)
An inspiring movie about a woman with Tourette Syndrome, who dreams of becoming a full time teacher. When she is finally hired on as a teacher, she is given a group of mischievous, students who keep her hands full. With patience, love and a can-do attitude, she teaches the kids to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.
3. Dil Bole Hadippa
Girls can do anything! A movie with a great message for both boys and girls. The movie follows a young woman who dreams of being a cricketer. She decides to dress like a man to get a chance to play on the men’s team and chaos ensues. A sports movie that has lots of laughs and great songs -- watch out for my favorite song “Discovaale Khisko!”
A film made especially for children, Bhoothnath is always a solid pick! Banku -- a young boy moves to a new home with his family, which is incidentally haunted by a ghost. Not to worry though -- it’s a friendly ghost! After befriending the ghost, played by Amitabh Bacchan, Banku helps him get closure and move on.
One of the first ever big budget Hindi action films -- this movie follows a high-tech motorcycle gang of robbers, who are being chased by the police. Starring John Abraham and Abhishek Bacchan, the film has style, car chase scenes and intricately planned robberies. A nice break from the typical Bollywood romance -- your kids might even get a kick out of the comic relief (Uday Chopra) who plays sidekick to the serious Abhishek Bacchan.
6. Hum Saath Saath Hain
A look into a traditional Rajasthani Indian joint family and their eventful lives. It is colorful, joyful -- and all in all epic. There are weddings, fights, travel and lots and lots of songs! Squeaky clean for your child, this movie is a classic -- they just don’t make movies like this anymore!
7. Chak De India
Another fantastic sports movie about the Women’s Indian Field Hockey team, starring Shah Rukh Khan as the coach. The movie has a band of amazing sports women, with large entertaining personalities, all from different backgrounds coming together and working as a team. A true underdog story, the team goes from no hope of winning to the playoffs! This movie is short too -- at just 2.5 hours!
8. Dil Toh Pagal Hai
Another 90s “superhit” film! Dil Toh Pagal Hai has modern dancing in its forefront. Shah Rukh Khan and Karishma Kapoor play famous dancers who put on high-budget shows. They are in need of a new actress/dancer for their upcoming production -- and they find Madhuri Dixit. A love triangle emerges with the backdrop of beautiful catchy music and fantastic dances.
An official remake of the American film “Chef” this movie is simple and sweet, following a man who lost his job and decides to open up a food truck. The film focuses on his relationship with his son and family.
10. Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Great for kids -- this movie is a mix of Mary Poppins and the older Bollywood movie “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.” When their parents die, four children are adopted by a wealthy businessman (Saif Ali Khan) and are miserable. They pray that someone comes and saves them from the situation and a fairy/angel comes down to help in the form of Rani Mukherji. This one has lots of fun kid antics, magic and loads of humor!