DDLJ To Dil Se: 12 Timeless SRK Movies You Can Stream Online

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Shah Rukh Khan is not just a Delhi boy who made it big in life, SRK is an emotion that is deep rooted in every desi's mind. It's fascinating how when we come across someone hopelessly in love, someone being dramatic or even someone walking around with a sweater across their shoulders against the hills of Shimla, we inevitably call them Shah Rukh. Such is the power of the emotion this Bollywood superstar continues to make us experience all these years later; even now, with his latest stint in Pathaan as an action hero, making all of us drool. Here are 12 SRK movies you can stream online on Valentine's Day, and spend the day with India's ultimate valentine. 


Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Never have we ever wanted to be part of a fictional family more than the Raichands (yes, the Cullen family is a close second, defying all logic, for many of us, but lets not digress). From the extra AF party with Shava Shava, Poo becoming every millennial's role model, to Jaya Bachchan's mommy instincts, there’s so much we love about this movie that we're willing to watch it a hundred times over. When it comes to Shah Rukh, we loved his character and the dynamic with each family member, from teasing Rohan to his adorable relationship with Anjali, we’ve laughed, cried and laughed some more. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai revolves around the classic trope of girl likes boy, boy likes another girl, proceeds to name daughter after first girl. Wait, what? First girl has a glow up, and boy realises that he made a mistake, like always. Mini Anjali, after reading a letter her mom (Tina, played by Rani Mukerji) wrote, leaves for summer camp to bring together Rahul (her Dad, Shah Rukh) and Anjali (Kajol’s character who she’s named after, aka, first girl). From a playboy in college to a doting father when he gets older, Shah Rukh effortlessly makes us root for him over Salman Khan, so he can end up with Anjali. Undeniably one of our favourite romcoms to watch with even more iconic smaller characters that live in our hearts rent free. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

This is the movie where the iconic duo SRK-Kajol began. Raj and Simran meet in Europe (we’re vacationing vicariously through movies BTW) and fall in love. Simran’s father, though, wants her to marry his friend’s son and doesn’t approve of Raj. While we know what the ending will be, we’re not spilling specifics (for the only existing person on this planet who hasn't seen this movie). We’ll leave you with 'Ja, Simran, ja. Jee le apni zindagi.' Not gonna lie, we’d run after super fast trains for SRK too.

Where to watch: Prime Video

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kal Ho Naa Ho

This one’s a real tearjerker, and if you need a good cry or laugh, don't think twice before watching (or rewatching). Introvert Naina, played by Preity Zinta,  meets her new neighbour Aman, Shah Rukh Khan and the rest is a story of love, acceptance, and tiny amounts of gaslighting for good measure. As the movie progresses, Naina falls for Aman, only to learn he can’t marry her. Be warned, you’ll need a ton of tissues for this movie. While watching Naina and Aman together on screen was a treat, watching SRK and Saif Ali Khan together was our favourite part of the movie (expect for the blatant homophobia that was passed off as comedy since it was the 00s).

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Na

We will not be lying when we say that this movie had us not only simping over SRK like always, but more so on Sushmita Sen. Together, they were a treat to watch. Main Hoon Na is a fun, espionage movie that involves SRK going undercover as a college student. As unbelievable as the plot sounds, you cannot help but enjoy it. The story line is fast paced with SRK at the centre of everything, playing Godfather, while other characters develop around him. 

Where to watch: Voot

Dil Se

Dil Se

Dil Se

In this romantic thriller, SRK plays a journalist who develops an obsession with a girl he meets, Meghna, played by Manisha Koirala. When he moves on and decides to get married to someone else, Meghna shows up again with a secret. No spoilers again, this movie is not what you’d expect from SRK after watching his more flower-y ones. But we will tell you this, the soundtrack of this movie is beautiful and this is where we got the iconic train song 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' that inevitably gets played at house parties. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Swades

Swades

Swades

Shah Rukh Khan plays Mohan, a NASA scientist who returns to India to bring his childhood nanny to the US. It’s one of his strongest and best roles to date. If you’re looking for a movie that touches on diaspora, social change and a certain realism of what it means to be in rural India, or just something outside of SRK’s romantic pick of films, this is it. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Another fun fact is that his character in the much loved yet questioned Brahmastra is also Mohan, a scientist, and Ayan Mukherjee has confirmed that the characters are the same!

Where to watch: Netflix

Chak De! India

Chak De! India

Chak De! India

In this movie, SRK plays the role of a retired hockey player who’s on the path to redemption. He becomes the Indian women’s hockey team's coach and aims to lead them to winning the world championship. We loved everything about this movie—from the message that women can do anything to SRK reminding us that we’re Indians before belonging to any state. It also reminded us of hockey as a sport that deserves just as much love and respect as cricket. To top it all, this is also the movie were his famous sattar minute monologue became famous. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

In this heartbreaking film, SRK plays Rizwan, a Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome, living in America. He meets Mandira, played by Kajol, and they get married. However, things change drastically for them after 9/11, as they begin facing racial prejudice. The film follows Rizwan as he sets out to meet the president of the States to tell him 'My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist.' We’ve always seen him play the goofy lover boy or family man but this role completely took us by surprise. The movie deals with the terribly heavy and still relevant topic of racism and prejudice, not just based on religion but also against those with psychological disorders.

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

We had to include this movie in our list because even though Shah Rukh wasn’t really the main character, mental health as a focus in Bollywood is rare and it's safe to say that this movie is one of the better representations when it comes to talking about. Kaira, played by Alia Bhatt, seeks out the help of psychologist Dr. Jehangir 'Jug' Khan (obviously, played by SRK in case you haven’t caught on), to help her deal with her insomnia. However, they discover more deep-rooted issues as they continue talking. The film deals with a number of nuanced issues from insecurities to abandonment, and SRK, as always, nailed the character with utmost charm and likability.

Where to watch: Netflix

Veer-Zaara

Veer-Zaara

Veer-Zaara

Veer and Zaara are our modern Bollywood version of star-crossed lovers. It follows the love story of Veer, an Indian and Zaara, a girl from Pakistan, as Veer recounts his life to a human rights lawyer, played by Rani Mukerji, after being falsely imprisoned in Pakistan. While we watch them fall in love through Veer’s memories, we’re rooting for the underdog and hoping for a reunion. No spoilers again but everything about this movie is captivating and worth watching. 

Where to watch: Prime Video

Devdas

Devdas

Devdas

Devdas is the first name that pops into pretty much everyone's mind when we think of unrequited love and alcoholism. This is the OG pained-lover-turned-alcoholic movie, and honestly Shah Rukh is so good at playing the role, making it one of his most iconic performances. Not only is the story and acting amazing, we love the visuals in the movie—gorgeous sets, beautiful costume designs, and the amazing choreography, yes, we're talking about 'Dola Re Dola'. 

Where to watch: YouTube Movies

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