List of Good 20 Malayalam Movies

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1.
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986)
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A man falls in love with his new neighbor but then finds that her family life is difficult. (137 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ A LandMark film in Malayalam Cinema
A film based on the Malayalam novel Nammukku graamangalil chennu raappaarkkaam ("Let us go and dwell in the villages") by K. K. Sudhakaran (1986). The title of the film/novel is based upon a passage from Biblical book of The Song of Solomon or Song of Songs, Chapter 7:12: "Let us get up early to the vineyards." ” - vishalissac
 
2.
Thoovanathumbikal (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with. (151 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ A film about a person who is torn between his twin love interests, broke many stereotypes in Indian films, such as the leading man falling in love with a second woman immediately after he is rejected by the first ” - vishalissac
 
3.
Perumthachan (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds... (140 mins.)
Director: Ajayan
“ A film based on a Kerala legend, a pious and self-disciplined master carpenter Perumthachan ” - vishalissac
 
4.
Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old man spends his life in solitude awaiting his grandson to come for vacation after 6 years. He thought he was the most happiest man in the world until he found out that fate has something unpredictable for him. (114 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ One of the best performance of Thilakan
A movie about a grand father and grand son who drowns in sea while swimming ” - vishalissac
 
5.
My Dear Kuttichaathan (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Jijo
“ The First Indian 3D Movie ” - vishalissac
 
6.
Manichithrathazhu (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed. (169 mins.)
Director: Fazil
“ One of the best Malayalam movie of all time ” - vishalissac
 
7.
Spadikam (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Chacko Master(Thilakan) is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas (Mohanlal)... (150 mins.)
Director: Bhadran
“ One of the best movies of Mohanlal and Thilakan Combination
A movie about a father who is strict Maths teacher and his son who is Lorry driver ” - vishalissac
 
8.
Kireedam (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw. (124 mins.)
Director: Sibi Malayil
“ One of the best works of Sathyan Anthikad and AK lohithadas
The film is about a Keralite youth whose hopes and aspirations are shattered by a combination of fate and human failing. It explores how society typecasts individuals and forces them to act that part whether they like it or not. ” - vishalissac
 
9.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The film offers an alternative version of the epic battle between two legendary Chekavars from the villain's perspective. (168 mins.)
Director: T. Hariharan
“ A movie which Deals which ancient Kerala and its marshal arts. ” - vishalissac
 
10.
Amaram (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An uneducated fisherman wants his daughter to be educated and become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. (150 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
“ One of the best movies of Bharathan with brilliant performance of Mammotty and Murali ” - vishalissac
 
11.
Newspaper Boy (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: P. Ramdas
“ One of the first Italian neo-realistic films in India ” - vishalissac
 
12.
Chemmeen (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(140 mins.)
Director: Ramu Kariat
“ The first south Indian Movie which got President's Golden medal ” - vishalissac
 
13.
Piravi (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him... (110 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
“ A Movie about a Father who lost his son during in an emergency Period . ” - vishalissac
 
14.
Devasuram (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The heir to a village elder's family squanders his inheritance and bullies all and sundry. (187 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
“ One of the best movie of I.V. Sasi ” - vishalissac
 
15.
Kaazhcha (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Pavan is a boy who reached Kerala after he lost everything in the Gujarat earthquake on Republic Day... (137 mins.)
Director: Blessy
“ A movie about a boy who lost his parents in Gujarat earth quake and a man who take care of him as his own son ” - vishalissac
 
16.
Thanmathra (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Will an unexpected turn of events change Rameshan's life forever and prevent him from witnessing his dream where his son becomes a reputable IAS Officer? (160 mins.)
Director: Blessy
“ A Movie based on P. Padmarajan's short story Orma, which portrays the effects of Alzheimer's disease on the life of an individual and his family. ” - vishalissac
 
17.
Bhramaram (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A jeep driver finds his old schoolmates to prove his innocence after 30 years. (150 mins.)
Director: Blessy
“ A good revenge movie amd brilliant performance of Mohanlal ” - vishalissac
 
18.
Nadodikkattu (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After losing their jobs, Dasen and Vijayan don't see any chances to get work in Kerala. So they try to escape to the Middle East, but they end up in Tamil Nadu and where mistaken as 2 CIDs by a group of smuglers (158 mins.)
“ One of the best movies of Mohanlal and sreenivasan combination
A Comedy Drama movie which has a good message ” - vishalissac
 
19.
Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An 'out of town' girl on an unannounced visit change the lives of her lonely grandma and several other people in the neighbourhood by her spirited and naughty ways. (130 mins.)
Director: Fazil
“ A Good Sentimental movie ” - vishalissac
 
20.
Vatsalyam (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Familial strife follows a marriage across social classes.
Director: Cochin Hanifa
“ One of the best works of Cochin Haneefa ” - vishalissac