Malayalam Movies You Should Watch Before Dyingby Movie Lover | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 02 Jun 2012 | Public
List of handpicked 200+ Malayalam movies you should watch...
3. Gandharava Kshetram (1972)
Based on a novel by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, this movies stands ahead of its time. Great story and splendid acting by Sarada with spectacular direction by Vincent. The climax is one of the greatest of all time.
4. Chemmeen (1965)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance
Karutthamma, the daughter of a Hindu fisherman, falls in love with a Muslim fish trader. However, social prejudices seem to ruin their love life and invite the wrath of their communities. ... See full summary »
The movie that won the Best Movie award in the First National Awards. This can be classified as the all time classic in Malayalam movie. A true and faithful adaption of Thakazhi's novel has the best music by Salil Chaudhary.
5. Irakal (1986)
142 min | Drama
Irakal (English: The Victims) is a 1985 Malayalam psychological thriller film written and directed by K. G. George and produced by the then prominent actor Sukumaran.The film is an in-depth... See full summary »
This psychopathic thriller directed by KG George is another best from the director. In this debut movie of actor Ganesh Kumar, he plays the role of a psycho killer.
6. Yavanika (1982)
147 min | Drama
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..), slowly unfolds as the story progress in a rapid pace and finally splits wide to it's ... See full summary »
An investigation thriller directed by KG George. Superb performance by Bharath Gopi. Mammootty's first role as an investigative officer
7. Kanathaya Penkutty (1985)
105 min | Crime, Mystery
Film that opens with a missing of a girl who later identified to be killed by someone who is close to her. The film is in a format of investigation thriller giving importance to the plot rather to the characters.
A natural investigation thriller. A murder mystery is solved by the local police.
9. Nadodikkattu (1987)
158 min | Comedy
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
10. Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986)
133 min | Comedy, Drama
The only way Gopalakrishnan can escape from certain bankruptcy is to sell the property he owns in the city and use the proceeds to settle his debts. To do that, he has to evict his tenants ... See full summary »
13. Bhargavi Nilayam (1964)
175 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An enthusiastic and talented novelist (Madhu) comes to stay in a desolate mansion named Bhargavi Nilayam. The novelist and his servant Cheriya Pareekkanni (Adoor Bhasi) experience the ... See full summary »
18. Traffic (2011)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away.
19. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984)
Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy
Revathi comes to the city in search of job and finds a house. Shyam wants to become a popular singer. They both meet accidentally through a common milk boy, Chikku.
21. Thalavattam (1986)
Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman). Story progresses as Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri, ... See full summary »
24. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)
137 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Sethu is an unemployed youth, struggling to get a job. However, when a spate of robberies take place in the neighborhood, his friend poses him as a Nepali to get a job as a security guard.
25. Pattanapravesam (1988)
158 min | Comedy, Thriller
Six months after the events of the prequel (Nadodikattu), C.I.D. officers Ramdas (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Srinivasan) are called to Kerala to find the murderer of a police officer. The two ... See full summary »
42. Kariyila Kattu Pole (1986)
Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Deputy Superintendent of Police Achuthankutty tries to solve the mystery of film director Harikrishnan's death. Three women are the main suspects.
47. Dasharatham (1989)
154 min | Comedy, Drama
Rajeev, an orphan eccentric millionaire, has his own strange taste towards everything. With less knowledge about family relationships, he struggles hard to achieve his aim to become a father without marrying.
50. Lal Salam (1990)
Lal Salam is a 1990 Malayalam political film directed by Venu Nagavalli starring Mohanlal, Murali, Geetha and Urvashi in the lead roles. The story revolves around two phases of the lives of... See full summary »
54. Vietnam Colony (1992)
154 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Two men tries to persuade a bunch of colony residents to relocate to another location for the sake of a corporate project, while the residents including a number of goons, comes in their way.
57. Spadikam (1995)
150 min | Action, Drama
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). Frustrated with his father's ... See full summary »
63. Aranyakam (1988)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
When feudal lords try to exploit the tribal people, a group of naxals put up resistance. The feudal lords decide to suppress the resistance. Who will emerge triumphant in the fight for justice?
64. Neelathamara (2009)
109 min | Drama
A woman, seduced by the legend of the blue lotus into believing that her lover truly cares for her, learns hard lessons from life and in the end blossoms as if she herself is the lotus of truth.
67. Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)
195 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.
71. Nakhashathangal (1986)
140 min | Action, Drama
The story is about Ramu (Vineeth), a 16-year-old boy who is staying with his annoying uncle, who gets angry and often treats Ramu like a slave. On a trip to the pilgrim town of Guruvayoor ... See full summary »
73. Utharam (1989)
One fine morning, not any different from every other day, a promising poet shoots herself. Leaving no trace of motive, her husband's best friend and journalist, Balu embarks on a journey to find the truth.
74. Perumthachan (1990)
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds temples and statues which is renowned all over kerala. He falls in love with the '... See full summary »
76. Oru Cheru Punchiri (2000)
Oru Cheru Punchiri tells the story of a retired estate manager Krishna Kuruppu (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) in his mid seventies and his wife Ammalukutty (Nirmala Sreenivasan) in her mid sixties ... See full summary »
81. Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam (1987)
A sad teacher couple do not have any children until their family friend's daughter comes to live with them. She was in love with a person and her father turned her out of her house. The couple now accept her as their own daughter.
85. Koodevide? (1983)
150 min | Drama
Alice, who lives with her brother, is a teacher at a convent school in Ooty. A neglected and unruly son of a MP, Xavier Puthooran joins the school in Alice's class. Alice manages to turn ... See full summary »
86. Kanamarayathu (1984)
130 min | Drama
A young girl who is brought up in an orphanage starts college in a different city where she meets her sponsor (whom she doesn't recognize) - a chronic bachelor and another young man who is all smitten by her.
88. Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama
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.
89. Aparan (1988)
115 min | Mystery, Thriller
Viswanathan, new in town, soon learns that he is being chased by enemies of his look-alike, who is a con man. Vishwanathan tries to find out Uthaman before its too late, but things don't go as planned.
90. Classmates (2006)
175 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
College classmates meet for a 10-year reunion, which does not go as smoothly as planned. Love is discovered, friendships are broken and secrets about tragic events in the past are revealed.
91. Innale (1989)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance
After a serious accident a girl who was hospitalized forgets her past. She stops worrying about her past when she fall in love with a man and finds herself secure with him. But the reality ... See full summary »
97. Athirathram (1984)
Action, Crime, Drama
Tharadas is a ruthless smuggler whose uncle was murdered by Rajesh. Rajesh is married to Thulasi who has dark past with Tharadas. Tharadas's cousin kills Rajesh and accuses Tharadas of the ... See full summary »
100. Yaathra (1985)
124 min | Drama, Romance
The story unfolds as Unnikrishnan (Mammootty), a convict, now free from the jail tells his tragic love story to his fellow passengers in a school bus. An orphan and a forest officer by ... See full summary »