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1.
The Stranger (1991)
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle... (120 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
2.
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
 
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.
Sholay (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
5.
Gol Maal (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes... (144 mins.)
 
6.
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.
 
7.
Virumandi (2004)
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A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village. (175 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Pyaasa (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
12.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
13.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
14.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
 
15.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends. (127 mins.)
 
16.
Abhimaan (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him. (122 mins.)
 
17.
Arth (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity. (138 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
18.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
 
19.
Mirch Masala (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes... (128 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
20.
Page 3 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
'Page 3' takes a behind-the-scenes look at A-list celebrity lifestyles through the eyes of a female entertainment journalist... (139 mins.)
 
21.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
 
22.
Well Done Abba! (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's... (144 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
23.
Saaransh (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues. (137 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
24.
Iqbal (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of washed-up, alcoholic ex-player. (132 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
25.
Udaan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
26.
The Japanese Wife (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship. (105 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen
 
27.
Sandesham (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A satire on contemporary Kerala politics where brothers turn local leaders of rival parties, leading to distress to their aged and once-proud parents. (138 mins.)
 
28.
Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sreensan is a goldsmith who is in love with Urvashi. Her father(Innocent) doesn't approve , so Sreenivasan tells her that he will call her out...
 
29.
Perumthachan (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds... (140 mins.)
Director: Ajayan
 
30.
Amaram (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An uneducated fisherman wants her daughter to be educated and want her to become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. (150 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
 
31.
Kaazhcha (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Pavan is a boy who reached Kerala after he lost everything in the Gujarat earthquake on the Republic Day... (137 mins.)
Director: Blessy
 
32.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors.An alternative version of epic battle between two legendary Chekavar's through villain's perspective. (168 mins.)
Director: T. Hariharan
 
33.
Thanmathra (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
He was the best father any son would dream of. His dream was to see his son as an IAS Officer. And he almost saw it.....almost (160 mins.)
Director: Blessy
 
34.
Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
 
35.
Butterflies of the Spraying Rain (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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
 
36.
Manichithrathazhu (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Unexpected happenings occur when the forbidden rooms of an old bungalow which is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a revengeful dancer, is opened. (169 mins.)
Director: Fazil
 
37.
Kireedam (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 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
 
38.
Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Girly, who has a serious brain disease, spends her final days with her Grandma. (130 mins.)
Director: Fazil
 
39.
Beautiful (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An extra-ordinary friendship between a physically paralyzed millionaire and a small time singer. (120 mins.)
Director: V.K. Prakash
 
40.
Pakal Nakshatrangal (2008)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Rajeev Nath
 
41.
Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kutty Srank is a short-tempered, lonely, but law-abiding boatman whose work leads him to travel the back waters of Kerala... (127 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
 
42.
Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Bharathan
 
43.
Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kailashnath is a widower, and father of an only son, Ramesh. He feels that his son has come of age, and must get married...
 
44.
Pranayam (2011)
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(150 mins.)
Director: Blessy
 
45.
Salt n' Pepper (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of a few foodies, whose fondness of food bonds them together. (118 mins.)
Director: Aashiq Abu
 
46.
Bharatham (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The retelling of epic Ramayana through the lives of two brothers, their affection, their professional rivalry and the eventual transition of each person. (147 mins.)
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
47.
The Big City (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
48.
Njan Gandharvan (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The film is an esoteric fantasy about a girl and her passion for a celestial lover, who keeps appearing from a wooden statue that she found on a beach but is invisible to others. (146 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
 
49.
Rat-Trap (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him. (121 mins.)
 
50.
Thaniyavartanam (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A school teacher living in a village belongs to a family with a history of lunatic males, and soon he falls prey despite being normal due to society misinterpreting his actions.
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
51.
Amritamgamaya (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: T. Hariharan
 
52.
Pavithram (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young man's relationship with his career, fiancee and brother is brought under stress by the birth of an unexpected sister.
Director: Rajeev Kumar
 
53.
Sopanam (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Jayaraaj
 
54.
A Slender Smile (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oru Cheru Punchiri tells the story of a retired estate manager Krishna Kuruppu (Oduvil Unnikrishnan)...
 
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56.
Athmakadha (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Premlal
 
57.
Loud Speaker (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie is all about the relationships between two rare bred men from extremely different strata of society, but more in common than is apparent from the first look. (162 mins.)
Director: Jayaraaj
 
58.
Abu, Son of Adam (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim... (101 mins.)
Director: Salim Ahmed
 
59.
Sarfarosh (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
 
60.
Anand (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
 
61.
A Wednesday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
 
62.
Zakhm (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request. (125 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
63.
The Blue Umbrella (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal... (90 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
64.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A slumdog named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai before jealousy and anger turn them against each other. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
65.
Koshish (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and... (125 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
66.
Angoor (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on Shakespeare's 'A comedy of errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities. (131 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
67.
Ardh Satya (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality. (130 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
68.
Katha (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor... (141 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
69.
Mandi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas... (167 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
70.
Masoom (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (165 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
71.
Rang Birangi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Sparkling comedy about a meddling friend whose attempt to rekindle the spark in his friend's relationship... (180 mins.)
 
72.
Pilgrimage (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A depressed Kathakali artist falls in love with a member of an aristocratic family. (119 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
 
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74.
Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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...
 
75.
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A beautiful and well told love story of a guy who falls in love with the newly moved neighbor girl. But the girl's situation was worst than he thought when he finds that the man who was told to be her father was her stepfather. (137 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
 
76.
Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A jobless Malayali youth poses as a Nepali to get a job as a watchman. (137 mins.)
 
77.
Sarvakalasala (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Venu Nagavalli
 
78.
Nadodikkattu (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
After loosing their jobs, Dasen and Vijayan don't see any chances to get work in Kerala. So both try to escape to middle east but ends up in Tamil Nadu, but can they find luck there? (158 mins.)
 
79.
Varavelpu (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man coming from dubai tries to do social service to people by buying a bus but miserably fails due to the act to many politicians. (144 mins.)
 
80.
Dasharatham (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Rajeev Menon (Mohanlal) is a wealthy orphan, a spoilt rich brat who grew up to be an eccentric millionaire... (154 mins.)
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
81.
Ulladakkam (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mohanlal plays a psychiatrist who treats a patient (Amala) , who starts liking and becoming obsessive about him.
Director: Kamal
 
82.
Sadayam (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Sadayam follows the final days of a condemned prisoner, for murdering two little girls.
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
83.
Devasuram (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The heir to a village elder's family squanders his inheritance and bullies all and sundry. (187 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
 
84.
Spadikam (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Chacko Master(Thilakan)is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not... (150 mins.)
Director: Bhadran
 
85.
Guru (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Situations turn a man, who believes in secularism, into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery, where the survivors of a riot take refuge.
Director: Rajiv Anchal
 
86.
Devadoothan (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Mohanlal plays a famous music singer/composer who reminisces about an unknown energy/ spirit that led him to compose songs.
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
87.
Vadakkum Nathan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The film opens with a mother and son coming to Hardwar to perform last rites of her elder son who had run away from home and is believed to have died... (135 mins.)
Director: Shajoon Karyal
 
88.
Mizhikal Sakshi (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(111 mins.)
Director: Ashok R. Nath
 
89.
Yavanika (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..)... (147 mins.)
Director: K.G. George
 
90.
Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Sreedharan, a simpleton tries to impress his nephew 'Ashwathi' and decides to marry her, but under several circumstances he came to know her tragic past and helps her.
 
91.
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led by Sethuram Iyer investigate an unnatural death. (137 mins.)
Director: K. Madhu
 
92.
Mrigaya (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Plot is of a village in Kerala away from facilities .There has been atttack by a leopard every year...
Director: I.V. Sasi
 
93.
Mathilukal (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
94.
Thalapathi (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
95.
Vatsalyam (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Familial strife follows a marriage across social classes.
Director: Cochin Hanifa
 
96.
Golanthara Vartha (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The film revolves around an active social worker, Rameshan Nair. He was leading a happy family life but problems begin when a girl enters his life.
 
97.
Vidheyan (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(112 mins.)
 
98.
Ponthan Mada (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree. (119 mins.)
Director: T.V. Chandran
 
99.
Sukrutham (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(148 mins.)
Director: Harikumar
 
100.
Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Lal Jose