Indian Cinema tier 1

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1. Aruvi (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

A gentle girl born and brought up amidst the ever growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit in the society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story.

Director: Arun Prabhu Purushothaman | Stars: Aditi Balan, Padmashri Mohammad Ali, Pradeep Anthony, Arnold

Votes: 8,507

2. Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama

A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj

Votes: 13,429

3. Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Votes: 19,420

4. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

Director: Karthick Naren | Stars: Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharath Kumar, Santhosh Krishna

Votes: 8,931

5. Lucia (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Director: Pawan Kumar | Stars: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Sabreen Baker

Votes: 10,635

6. Bangalore Days (2014)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 13,257 | Gross: $0.13M

7. Ustad Hotel (2012)

151 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menon

Votes: 9,520

8. Visaaranai (2015)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Four labourers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi, Murugadass

Votes: 4,763

9. Sairat (2016)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama, Romance

In interior Maharashtra, a fisherman's son and a local politician's daughter fall in love against the restrictions of caste hierarchy.

Director: Nagraj Manjule | Stars: Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, Arbaz Shaikh, Tanaji Galgunde

Votes: 9,892

10. Sometimes (2016)

TV-14 | 110 min | Drama

Seven People anxiously wait for their HIV results in a clinic, bribe a clinical staff to know their results in advance. What is the result ?

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Prakash Raj, Ashok Selvan, Nassar, Shreya Reddy

Votes: 488

11. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 8,355

12. Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Kitty

Votes: 10,210

13. Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | 160 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar

Votes: 13,269

14. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Arjun Reddy, a short tempered house surgeon gets used to drugs and drinks when his girlfriend is forced to marry another person.

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga | Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Jia Sharma, Kanchana

Votes: 16,640

15. Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Theeran, a police officer, tries to decode a series of cold blood events based on same pattern.

Director: H. Vinoth | Stars: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, Bose Venkat

Votes: 6,744

16. Solo (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An anthology, telling the story of four different people, each story revolving around four different elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Dhansika, Sai Tamhankar, Neha Sharma

Votes: 2,417

17. Mahanati (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin | Stars: Keerthi Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Deverakonda

Votes: 7,267

18. Roja (1992)

137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 10,463

19. Bharat Ane Nenu (2018)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama

To make good on a promise he made to his mother, a university graduate returns to India and becomes disillusioned by the government corruption he encounters.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar

Votes: 13,795 | Gross: $1.55M

20. Rangasthalam (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama

The fear of his elder brother's death starts to haunt an innocent, hearing impaired guy after they both join forces to overthrow the unlawful 30 year long regime of their village's president.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 15,766

21. Pizza (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

Votes: 5,794

22. Jigarthanda (2014)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, Nassar

Votes: 8,696

23. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 21,570

24. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameshwaran

Votes: 14,040 | Gross: $0.18M

25. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Kalabhavan Rahman, Balaji Sarma, Meena

Votes: 24,822

26. K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Drama

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of a fierce rebel who rises against the brutal oppression and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois

Votes: 25,168

27. Vada Chennai (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime

A young carrom player in north Chennai becomes a reluctant participant in a war between two warring gangsters.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Ameer Sultan, Radha Ravi, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 6,611

28. Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Thriller

A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

Votes: 10,603

29. Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A local goon's killer instincts earn himself his girlfriend's disapproval, a corrupt cop's enmity and a wanted don's attention.

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Ileana D'Cruz, Prakash Raj, Nassar

Votes: 11,335

30. Dookudu (2011)

170 min | Action, Comedy

Ajay, (Mahesh Babu) an undercover cop, is assigned to catch a dangerous mafia don with whom he has a personal score to settle.

Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sonu Sood, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 11,869 | Gross: $1.56M

31. Ratsasan (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Constant rejections in his attempts to become a filmmaker and family constraints force Arun to let go of his dream and take up the job of a Police officer.

Director: Ram Kumar | Stars: Radha Ravi, Sangili Murugan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Saravanan

Votes: 11,420

32. 96 (II) (2018)

158 min | Drama, Romance

Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past over the course of an evening.

Director: C. Prem Kumar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan, Varsha Bollamma, Adithya Bhaskar

Votes: 11,482

33. Peranbu (2018)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama

A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.

Directors: Ram, Amudhavan Karuppiah, Anjana Krishnakumar | Stars: Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer

Votes: 10,232

34. Yatra (2019)

Not Rated | 127 min | Biography, Drama

An Indian politician takes up a decision to go on a 900-mile walking tour as a part of his election campaign. Yatra is an emotional tribute to the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Director: Mahi v Raghav | Stars: Mammootty, Sanjay Swaroop, Somashekar Thota, Tilak

Votes: 3,004

35. Iruvar (1997)

140 min | Biography, Drama

The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Gautami

Votes: 4,008

36. Kavaludaari (2019)

Not Rated | 143 min | Thriller

The story follows two Bangalore cops as they investigate an old case. Anant Nag plays Muthanna, a retired inspector while Rishi is Shyam, a sub-inspector working in the Traffic Police. ... See full summary »

Director: Hemanth M. Rao | Stars: Suman Ranganath, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Nakshatra

Votes: 829

37. Indian (1996)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 9,178

38. Eega (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

Directors: S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana | Stars: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Hamsa Nandini

Votes: 19,380

39. Aaranya Kaandam (2010)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A mob boss must deal with a disgruntled mistress and a vanishing bag of cocaine.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja | Stars: Sampath Raj, Jackie Shroff, Ravi Krishna, Yasmin Ponnappa

Votes: 2,879

40. Goodachari (2018)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Thriller

A young NSA agent is framed for the murder of his bosses making him realize that now his mission is darker than expected and has some personal scores to settle regarding his father's death, a former NSA agent.

Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka | Stars: Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj

Votes: 5,696

41. 1 - Nenokkadine (2014)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Thriller

A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon, Nassar, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 41,348

42. Geetha Govindam (2018)

142 min | Drama, Romance

An innocent young lecturer is misunderstood as a pervert and despised by a woman who co-incidentally turns out to be the younger sister of his brother-in-law. Eventually differences subside and love blooms between them.

Director: Parasuram | Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Subbaraju, Mouryaani

Votes: 6,171

43. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War

A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana Parthiepan, Nandita Das

Votes: 6,442

44. Kaththi (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 15,807

45. Srimanthudu (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama

Harsha, a multi-millionaire who has everything, still feels that there is something missing in his life. In an attempt to fill the void, he adopts a village to bring change in the people.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj

Votes: 9,998

46. 24 (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menon, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 14,860

47. Bommarillu (2006)

170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man realizes that he has to push back against his domineering father if he wants to find true happiness and love.

Director: Bhaskar | Stars: Siddharth, Genelia D'Souza, Prakash Raj, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 7,465 | Gross: $0.65M

48. Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Not Rated | 169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prakash

Votes: 6,910

49. Vedam (2010)

135 min | Action, Drama

A terrorist threat puts five people in jeopardy.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi | Stars: Manoj Kumar Manchu, Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 5,859

50. RangiTaranga (2015)

Not Rated | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4