My List : Best Tamil Moviesby pandiselvamfilm | created - 11 Feb 2013 | updated - 14 Oct 2018 | Public
This is my list of best movies made in Tamil cinema. I prefer innovative storytelling movies.
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1. Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)
147 min | Drama, Mystery
A young post-graduate faces difficulties with finding employment, and struggles against social inequalities.
I would say this is one of the finest movies in Tamil cinema.
2. 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.
Innovative and No compromise, I had ringtone of this movie (war theme) for years. Thanks Yuvan
3. The Wolf and the Lamb (2013)
141 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A kid saves a dangerous dying fugitive and triggers off a chase between the hunter and the hunted and soon, the definitions blur.
This is Mysskin's Best
4. Hey Ram (2000)
Not Rated | 186 min | Crime, Drama, History
Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him.
Votes: 10,426 | Gross: $0.27M
One of the Proof that Kamal is a genius
6. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
PG-13 | 157 min | Drama, Romance
An aspiring filmmaker goes through the ups and downs of romance when he falls for a Christian woman who says she only wants to be friends.
I think, This is the movie I watch high number of times in Tamil.
7. Uttama Villain (2015)
171 min | Comedy, Drama
Manoranjan, a superstar, is counting his last days due to brain tumor. How he goes about his final wish of doing a comedy film with his mentor Margadarsi forms the crux of the story.
Recent classic from Kamal
8. Meendumoru Kaadal Kathai (1984)
Yes. This is Prathab's movie.
11. 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.
Feel Good, again this is Kamal's magic
16. Pudhu Pettai (2006)
Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A high school kid joins a gang and becomes a drug dealer, then a politician.
No compromise in this movie and BGM western classical still rocks.
17. Ayan (2009)
162 min | Action
A young man's smuggling lifestyle takes a serious turn, when a fierce rival tries to eliminate him from the business.
Whenever I watch this movie, I feel enthusiastic
18. Moodar Koodam (2013)
145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Four penniless, down-and-out youngsters plan to rob the house of a wealthy businessman believing that the family is out on a pilgrimage. But when they break into the house, nothing goes as ... See full summary »
19. Soodhu Kavvum (2013)
Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.
20. Sathuranga Vettai (2014)
145 min | Crime, Thriller
Ace conman Gandhi effortlessly thinks up schemes to swindle gullible and greedy folks. However on a rare occasion, things don't go according to plan and he ends up in the clutches of a ruthless gang who demand schemes from him for money.
21. Aalavandhan (2001)
Not Rated | 177 min | Action, Thriller
A psychopath tries to protect his twin brother from a lady he visualizes as his evil stepmother, and eventually ends up fighting with him.
Earlier to Joker character, There was a NANDHU
23. Kuruthipunal (1995)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Suave and scintillating, this fast-paced action thriller follows the adventures and investigations of a group of honest police officers, who go undercover to bring down a terror network.
24. Guna (1991)
Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Romance
A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies.
Madly in Love
25. Mundaasupatti (2014)
148 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A photographer gets into trouble in a village where photography is banned.
Camera scares the people, Best comedy movie at its best shape.
26. 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.
Made me speechless
27. 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.
29. Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam (2010)
143 min | Drama
A story of mistaken identities in 17th century.
Best spoof with subtle comedy
30. Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018)
122 min | Drama
Rangasamy, a laborer living on the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu just like his fellow sons of soils toils, hard-working at the spice plantations owned by landlords. Whilst Rangasamy is ... See full summary »
33. Paruthiveeran (2007)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
35. Subramaniapuram (2008)
Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A simple film that centers on the lives of 5 educated youngsters in Madurai during 1980 in Madurai, their joys and sorrows. Subramaniapuram not just marks the beginning is a birth of new streamline of extraordinary film.
37. Ayirathil Oruvan (2010)
Not Rated | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Chandramouli, a famous archaeologist, goes missing while on a research expedition. Anitha, a government officer, and Lavanya, Chandramouli's daughter, embark on an adventurous journey to find him.
Close to my heart
38. Kaadhal Konden (2003)
150 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller
Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love!