My All Time favorite Tamil Movies

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1.
Anbe Sivam (2003)
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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.
 
2.
Thillu Mullu (1981)
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Ayyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran is a hip graduate who gets a job through his family doctor... (136 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
 
3.
Moondram Pirai (1982)
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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
 
4.
Rhythm (2000)
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A single mother changes her opinion about getting married again after meeting a single man and discovering that both of them have a similar past concerning their spouses. (140 mins.)
Director: Vasanth
 
5.
Anytime, Anywhere (2011)
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Two love stories - one set against the backdrop of Chennai and the other in Trichy - that join together in the climax, in a most unexpected turn of events. (150 mins.)
Director: M. Saravanan
 
6.
Eeram (2009)
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The movie depicts love, ego, hatred, jealousy, faith and all other aspects as the tale moves around the 3 characters - Vasudevan, Balakrishnan, and Ramya. (164 mins.)
 
7.
I Have Found It (2000)
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An Indian adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" focusing on two sisters of opposing temperaments. (151 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Menon
 
8.
A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
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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
 
9.
Mynaa (2010)
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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
 
10.
Mouna Ragam (1986)
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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
 
11.
Bombay (1995)
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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. (141 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
12.
Nayakan (1987)
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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
 
13.
Mugavari (2000)
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An aspiring music director, trying to realize his dream since over eight years, sacrifices his love for his ambition, but faces a tricky situation when his brother's health deteriorates and his family is at risk financially.
Director: V.Z. Durai
 
14.
Poovellam Un Vaasam (2001)
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40+ years of friendship between two intimate families is at stake, when a young woman from one of the families is indignant towards a young man from the other family, when he mistrusts her love towards him. (157 mins.)
Director: Ezhil
 
15.
Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young man was in a dilemma on whether to proceed his life with his wife or his ex-lover. (175 mins.)
Director: N. Krishna
 
16.
Snegithiye (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After the passing away of her parents in an automobile accident, Radhika moves in to live with her aunt... (154 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
17.
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country. (150 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
 
18.
Mozhi (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A musician's love towards a stubborn deaf woman makes her eventually realize that there is more to her life than she previously thought. (152 mins.)
Director: Radha Mohan
 
19.
Kannethirey Thondrinal (1998)
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Family opposition to a couple's coming together forms the basis for this standard love story.
Director: Ravichandran
 
20.
Vaali (1999)
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A young bride finds an unusual antagonist in her husband's twin brother. (158 mins.)
Director: Surya S.J.
 
21.
12 B (2001)
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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
 
22.
Ramana (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Ramanaa is a professor at National College. But he is also the head of an Anti Corruption Force, that aims to eliminate corruption from society... (140 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
 
23.
Poovizhi Vasalile (1987)
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Poovizhi Vasalile is a 1987 Indian Tamilsuspense and thriller film directed by Fazil starring Sathyaraj and Sujitha in lead roles.
Director: Fazil
 
24.
Ghilli (2004)
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A village girl escaping a bloody family feud is sheltered by a city collegian (160 mins.)
Director: Dharani
 
25.
Run (2002)
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Siva (Madhavan) comes to Madras from a small Tamil Nadu town to study. He instantly falls in love with... (180 mins.)
Director: N. Linguswamy
 
26.
Oru Kaidhiyin Diary (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
David is a serious fan of a politician. But the politician is a fraud, On seeing Mary, David's wife...
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
 
27.
Santhosh Subramaniyam (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young man narrates his past on how his father wants the best things for him but never asks his son's opinion on whether he likes them or not. (177 mins.)
Director: M. Raja
 
28.
Mahanadi (1993)
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A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail. (162 mins.)
 
29.
Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Jeevanandhan "Jeeva" (Vijay) is a very rich young man. Although his parents (Sivakumar and Srividhya) want him to settle down...
Director: Fazil
 
30.
Mudhalvan (1999)
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue. (169 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
31.
Sachein (2005)
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On his way abroad, a man reflects on his college life and failed romance. (145 mins.)
Director: John
 
32.
Hey Ram (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
 
33.
Andaman Kathali (1977)
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34.
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
 
35.
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Aarilirunthu Aruvathu varai, Revolves around Santhanam(Rajnikanth) who solely runs his poor family of 2 brothers and a sister...
Director: S.P. Muthuraman
 
36.
Bama Vijam (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story revolves around an urban South Indian joint family composed of brothers, their wives and children and parent/s. It is the ideal household with every one getting along well until a glamorous actress moves in next door. (179 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
 
37.
Nootrukku Noor (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A two college girls and a woman accuse the college professor for harassing them. But most of the people believe he his innocent. How he going to prove that he's innocent is the story.
Director: K. Balachander
 
38.
Ethiroli (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Sivaji Ganesan, a famous criminal lawyer will go to any extent to save the innocents. One day his life turns drastic after being robbed of a huge amount. (166 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
 
39.
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
 
40.
47 Natkal (1981)
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Director: K. Balachander
 
41.
Kalyana Agathigal (1985)
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Director: K. Balachander
 
42.
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Udhayamoorthi (Kamal Haasan), son of an orthodox Carnatic Musician, Marthandam Pillai, voices for social causes against his father's will and in a way gains the trust of local people and brings self-awareness in neighboring villages.
Director: K. Balachander
 
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44.
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
 
45.
Ooty Varai Uravu (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ravi, the only son of Vedachalam (Baliah), has traveled on business. Returning home, he meets a young...
Director: C.V. Sridhar
 
46.
Motor Sundaram Pillai (1966)
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Sundaram Pillai has 2 wives at 2 residences. (160 mins.)
Director: Balu
 
47.
Nadu Iravil (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A murder-mystery/thriller, in which the friend of a wealthy, elderly couple tries to bring about a reconciliation between them on the one hand... (160 mins.)
 
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Pudhiya Paravai (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a rich man in Ooty falls in love with a woman he recently befriended, his presumed-dead wife returns home to tell him that she is still alive...
Director: Dada Mirasi
 
50.
Enga Mama (1970)
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51.
Athey Kangal (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Susi's family is stalked by a vengeful killer. During an attempt to save Susi from this madman, her boyfriend, Baskar, gets a good look at the attacker's eyes. Using this as a clue Baskar attempts to find the person haunting Susi's family. (180 mins.)
 
52.
Sivantha Mann (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Director: C.V. Sridhar
 
53.
Moondru Yezhuthu (1968)
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(172 mins.)
Director: Ramanna
 
55.
The Vagabond King (1958)
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A wanderer/revolutionary is a dead ringer for a monarch, and takes his place. (220 mins.)
 
56.
Unnale Unnale (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A love triangle forms between a happy-go-lucky man, an equally chirpy woman and a serious woman.
Director: Jeeva
 
57.
Anjathe (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two friends become enemies when one, who wants to be a policeman, can't make it but the other gets that job by political influence. (185 mins.)
Director: Myshkin
 
58.
Yutham Sei (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A common man's ability to defeat the devil. A cop identifies the mystery and solves the problem. (160 mins.)
Director: Myshkin
 
59.
Polladhavan (1980)
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60.
Sky (2011)
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There are 5 stories in this movie, which joins together in the climax. (140 mins.)
 
61.
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (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.)
 
62.
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
 
63.
Ullam Ketkumae (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The movie is all about a group of five college friends - Shaam (Shaam), Imman (Arya), Pooja (Laila)... (156 mins.)
Director: Jeeva
Stars: Shaam, Laila, Asin, Arya
 
64.
Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ramya and Krishna end up catching each others throat whenever they happen to meet. Aravind (Krishna's Friend) parents arrange his marriage with Ramya...
Director: Priya
 
65.
Minnale (2001)
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A young girl is torn between an obsessive lover and a mild-mannered suitor. (171 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
 
66.
Alai Payuthey (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be. (156 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
67.
Poo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A girl makes the ultimate sacrifice for the one she loves. She still cannot secure his happiness. (109 mins.)
Director: Sasi
 
68.
Pasanga (2009)
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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
 
69.
Madrasapattinam (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A film set in 1940s India, during the country's struggle for independence. The young daughter of an English governor falls in love with a local Indian boy. (162 mins.)
Director: Vijay
 
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Market Street (2010)
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The story on the lives of a salesgirl and sales boy of a popular Saree store in Chennai. (151 mins.)
Director: Vasanthabalan
 
72.
Boss Engira Baskaran (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story is simple. Baskaran aka Boss ( Arya) is an unemployed youth without a care in the world whose... (161 mins.)
Director: M. Rajesh
 
73.
Inidhu Inidhu (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Guhan
 
74.
Kalavani (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Vimalraj (the grubby Meenakshi Sundaram from Pasanga) is the ill-behaved son of the gullible Saranya and her husband Ilavarasu... (144 mins.)
Director: A. Sarkunam
 
75.
Vietnam Veedu (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Prestige Padmanabha Iyer retires from his company executive position and has a lonely and unhappy life with his family in the ancestral home Vietnam House, named for the constant fighting and arguing. (164 mins.)
Director: P. Madhavan
 
76.
Iru Malargal (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The film tells the story of a man who faces upheavals in his life as he is caught between his lady-love and his devoted wife. (171 mins.)
 
77.
Pattanathil Bhootham (1967)
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Two men get a jar, open it and meet a genie inside it. The genie grants them all they want and they are happy until the genie draws the attention of a smuggling gang while also breaking up one of protagonist's love life. (166 mins.)
Director: M.V. Raman
 
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Magalir Mattum (1994)
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This Tamil remake of "9 to 5" has three women working in the same office (Revathi, Rohini, Urvashi)... (132 mins.)
 
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Arangetra Velai (1990)
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The story revolves around three unemployed people. (154 mins.)
Director: Fazil