My Favorite All Time Best Tamil movies

Here is my list. I listed based on released year, If some one knows any better movies can please suggest.
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1.
Sabapathy (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of a rich, happy-go-lucky young man, and his bungling, yet loyal man-servant. The young man get married to a well-to-do woman who is more educated than him, and she changes him to a more responsible person. (153 mins.)
“ The comedy in this movie are too great that even recent have copied the scenes from it. ” - arundewdrops
 
2.
Parasakthi (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
"Parasakthi" narrates the misfortunes that befall the members of a Tamil family. The youngest sister... (188 mins.)
“ Bold dialogs and the script which abuse religious practices, I liked it. ” - arundewdrops
 
3.
Ratha Kanneer (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story revolves around Mohanasundaram, a returned-from-abroad, westernized, rich man who shows arrogance and contempt towards anything part of Indian culture and anyone below his social standards.
“ Best dialogues and excellent acting by M.R. Radha, serious story but has lot of humor too. ” - arundewdrops
 
4.
The Vagabond King (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A wanderer/revolutionary is a dead ringer for a monarch, and takes his place. (220 mins.)
“ It is Nadodi Mannan, this movie made money for years. Even in 2005 this movie got re-released and collected a decent money. In our theater this movie was re-released on 1987, and gave a good profit (told by my dad), But still I didn't watch this, thought it should be in the list. ” - arundewdrops
 
5.
Veerapandiya Kattabomman (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When the British East India Company forces polygar Kattabomman to pay taxes, levies and be their subsidiary ruler, he openly defies their policy and battles them until his arrest and hanging. (201 mins.)
“ Real story of a great king kattabomman during east India company invasion ” - arundewdrops
 
6.
Nenjam Marappathillai (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A college sophomore, on a visit to his friend's village, explores a dilapidated and haunted villa, falls unconscious and learns completely about his past life of love and sorrow.
Director: C.V. Sridhar
“ How to say this?, Its a kind of thriller and you can even say science fiction, link to his past life in the present ” - arundewdrops
 
7.
Kadalikka Neramillai (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Poor Ashok loves Nirmala, daughter of industrialist Vishwanathan who is determined to get his daughters married off to a rich groom. Ashok seeks his affluent friend Vasu's help, who disguises as Ashok's father. (159 mins.)
Director: C.V. Sridhar
“ I guess it would have been a block buster at those time. Comedy drama. ” - arundewdrops
 
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“ Comedy drama by same team ” - arundewdrops
 
9.
Pathinaru Vayathinile (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The movie revolves around the struggle and vulnerability of 16-year old Mayil (Sridevi) when in love. (139 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
“ Best hero, best villain, best heroine, best director, best music director. No doubt obviously a best film. ” - arundewdrops
 
10.
Mullum Malarum (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A boorish villager butts heads with a newly appointed engineer from the city. (143 mins.)
Director: J. Mahendran
“ I got stunned, can Rajinikanth act this much,(as a hero) I would say his talents has been wasted in the recent movies, and this movie also has a power full script don't miss it. ” - arundewdrops
 
11.
Uthiri Pookkal (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(143 mins.)
Director: J. Mahendran
“ Directors use this movie has best Tamil movie, so I saw it and its good, potrating the negative as a hero, but still he will be appearing as a villain in our mind, Its tough to explain, watch it you will understand. ” - arundewdrops
 
12.
Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Poetical forces play in the life of an unemployed yet well educated young man.He finds the depth and the beauty of his principles yet fate leaves him in destitution (138 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
“ Unemployment story, full of tragedy, but worth watching. ” - arundewdrops
 
13.
Indru Poyi Naalai Vaa (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(137 mins.)
Director: Bhagyaraj
“ Comedy entertainer. ” - arundewdrops
 
14.
Moondram Pirai (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young woman regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. Lost, she ends up trapped at a brothel before being rescued by a lonely school teacher who falls in love with her. (143 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
“ No words universal hero at his best. ” - arundewdrops
 
15.
Chinna Veedu (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Bhagyaraj
“ Hilarious dialogues same as usual Bhagyaraj film. ” - arundewdrops
 
16.
Mouna Ragam (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. (146 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Good love story tell now ” - arundewdrops
 
17.
Vedam Puthithu (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Rules are broken in the traditional village society where an upper- caste orphaned boy is brought up by the village Chieftain. (144 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
“ I thought director wants to tell us Veda's has to be rewritten, and it is well said without any flaw, with some powerful dialogues. ” - arundewdrops
 
18.
Nayakan (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized mafia dynasty looks out for a way to die with minimum pain and maximum repletion. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Manirathnam, kamalahassan, ilaiyaraja, good result. But I found little bit of god father style, but still kamalhassan one more best performance. ” - arundewdrops
 
19.
Thalapathi (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Maniratham joins with Rajinikanth to give a block buster and they did it, This is the period where people started being crazy about Rajinikanth, because of that the climax of this movie has been changed. ” - arundewdrops
 
20.
Guna (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Guna ( Kamal Haasan ) is a mentally affected person and receives treatment in a mental asylum in Hyderabad ... (167 mins.)
“ One of Kamalahassan's experiment's but as usual it failed but a good movie. ” - arundewdrops
 
21.
The Chieftain's Son (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. (145 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
“ Two Legends Sivaji ganesan, kamalahassan, sivaji ganesan out performed kamalahassan, Best combo. ” - arundewdrops
 
22.
Mahanadi (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail. (162 mins.)
“ Completely different kind of story, many heart touching scenes. ” - arundewdrops
 
23.
May Madham (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young girl, bored of her life being scheduled by her dad embarks on an adventurous trip to Madras to only find her life upside down.
Director: Balu
“ An experimental movie but failed to succeed, I still liked it. ” - arundewdrops
 
24.
Sathi Leelavathi (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Arun (Ramesh Arvind), bored of his wife's (Leelavathi) looks and weighty appearance, meets Priya and develops an affair with her. But his wife has other plans. (151 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
“ Full time comedy entertainer, Best comedy movie, It has humor frame by frame, watch it and enjoy. ” - arundewdrops
 
25.
Kala Pani (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Sirai chaalai in tamil, It came in 4 language malayalam, tamil, telugu, hindi, but didn't succeed in tamil, I don't know about others. ” - arundewdrops
 
26.
Kuruthipunal (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Police officers fight a terror group in India. (143 mins.)
Director: P.C. Sreeram
“ Action movie with no songs, but this experiment was already done by Sivaji ganesan in Andha naal (1954), which also don't have any songs. ” - arundewdrops
 
27.
Hindustani (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost. (185 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
“ Indian, Director Shankar at his best. ” - arundewdrops
 
28.
The Duo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Mani Rathnam's take on the real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi. (140 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Iruvar, story of two important political leader in Tamilnadu, No other movie in India has explained the real politics has this movie did, best direction by Manirathnam ” - arundewdrops
 
29.
Hey Ram (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ If u see in any Indian movie, If a guy from India movies to Uk, there he will be speaking in Hindi with the foreigner, which is completely out of logic, But this only movie which has not done that mistake, and that is the reason this movie failed, It almost had 5 different languages in it, Must watch movie.. other than Kamal Haasan, Shahrukh Khan and Naseerudhin Shah, also gave an excellent performance. ” - arundewdrops
 
30.
I Have Found It (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An Indian adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" focusing on two sisters of opposing temperaments. (151 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Menon
“ Kandukondain Kandukondain, again a good movie failed to box office, but nice movie. ” - arundewdrops
 
31.
12 B (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young college graduate misses a bus to a job interview - the film examines the possible outcomes had he caught the bus. (150 mins.)
Director: Jeeva
“ Something like run lola run tried in tamil film, It was good. ” - arundewdrops
 
32.
A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists. (123 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Story runs around a child Amudha, Best story, a must watch movie ” - arundewdrops
 
33.
Anbe Sivam (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life. (160 mins.)
Director: Sundar C.
“ Anbe Sivam, you can proudly say this a Tamil movie, It has everything, comedy, action, love, sentiments. If you didn't yet watch this movie please watch it. ” - arundewdrops
 
34.
Pithamagan (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A boy raised in a cemetery grows up with no social skills, and leads a turbulent life readjusting once he moves out of the cemetery. (139 mins.)
Director: Bala
“ Typical Bala movie, Vikram and surya at their best. ” - arundewdrops
 
35.
Boys (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
'Boys' is the story of five boys and a girl from different families They are youthful, vibrant, careless violating all conventions and In the process, they discover their hidden talents. (172 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
“ It shows the life of an adolescent guys in city, you will enjoy it if ur in the same age. ” - arundewdrops
 
36.
Paruthi Veeran (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story is set in a rural area around Madurai, in the village called Parithiyur. Paruthiveeran (Karthi) is a country brash... (162 mins.)
Director: Ameer Sultan
“ I really couldn't sleep after watching this movie, Every character in this movie were out standing, watch it. ” - arundewdrops
 
37.
Chennai 600028 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The film is based on street cricket played in India, focussing on various themes as friendship, love and rivalry in a suburban area... (141 mins.)
Director: Venkat Prabhu
“ Comedy treat, life of local guys in Chennai. ” - arundewdrops
 
38.
Abhiyum Naanum (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The father of a grown daughter meets the father of a toddler at a playground and recounts the story of his own relationship with his daughter through the years, including his difficulties with accepting her marriage. (147 mins.)
Director: Radha Mohan
“ Family drama, feel good movie. ” - arundewdrops
 
39.
Naan Kadavul (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Fourteen years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him... (165 mins.)
Director: Bala
“ This film cannot be easy explained, it is not all type audience, If you want to think a lot watch this movie. ” - arundewdrops
 
40.
Pasanga (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The movie revolves around the life of Anbukkarasu and Jeevanandham, their rivalry and its consequences and their reunion during the 6th grade at local Government School. (178 mins.)
Director: Pandiraj
“ Different story saying the life of school going children. ” - arundewdrops
 
41.
Mynaa (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Village boy make an affair with girl and they continue it even if they grownup. Accidentally boy happened to caught in jail...
Director: Prabu Solomon
“ Different story with good screen play. ” - arundewdrops
 
42.
Will You Cross the Skies for Me? (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (157 mins.)
“ This movie almost stole my heart, nice love story. ” - arundewdrops
 
43.
Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Vimal was sent by his father to do social service in a village. But later, he gets a good job. (123 mins.)
Director: A. Sarkunam
“ Drama, as it happens in 60's with good comedy and some romance, with some message. All together not bad movie. ” - arundewdrops