Tamil Cult Filmsby bchandru93 | created - 28 Nov 2016 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Films may be a hit or flop at the box-office but only a few of them achieve a growing base of loyalists who continue to celebrate the film with a sense of pride and total disregard of what the critics or the commercials may speak of it. Tamil cinema already has a grand selection of such films. Here a few of those.
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2. 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.
4. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.
8. Thani Oruvan (2015)
Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Siddharth Abimanyu, an influential scientist, is involved in various illegal medical practices. Mithran, an efficient IPS officer, decides to expose him.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Anjathe (2008)
Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Sathya and Kiruba are friends. Sathya is reckless and gets into drinking and violent fights whereas Kiruba studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector. Tables are turned when Sathya becomes a Sub-Inspector.
16. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
22. Aadukalam (2011)
160 min | Action, Drama, Sport
In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
27. Kuruthipunal (1995)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Suave and scintillating, this fast-paced spy thriller follows the adventures and investigations of a group of honest police officers, who go undercover to bring down a terror network.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. Naadodigal (2009)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Three friends decide to do whatever it takes to unite one of their old friends with the girl he is in love with which gradually takes a turn for the worst, but strengthening their bond with each other nonetheless.
32. Anjali (1990)
Not Rated | 150 min | Family, Drama
Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ... See full summary »
34. 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.
36. 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!