The 50 best films of Mammootty

I am sure most of you will not agree with the number one movie on this list. But Mammootty was just sensational in Sangham. I do not know many of the films he made in the early 80s. I am sure some of them should have been on this list. And there is only one film from his post-2000s filmography. I have not watched Sukritham which I have heard is a classic.
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1.
Sangham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Joshi
“ This film rules! Mammootty and Thilakan were great as a father-son duo. Mammootty always excels in Christian roles. The long fight with Prayikyar Appa was great too. ” - BudStamperOK
 
2.
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
“ A man thinks he is going crazy as a result of the rituals and superstitions in his highly religious family. This was hailed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan as one of the best films of the year. ” - BudStamperOK
 
3.
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.
“ Wonderful morally repugnant comedy about a middle aged mechanic desperately trying to marry his beautiful but arrogant and obnoxious modern cousin. Sreenivasan as the Chinese cook was outrageous. ” - BudStamperOK
 
4.
Utharam (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.
Director: V.K. Pavithran
“ Nice murder mystery though the ending ruined it a little bit. Suparna Anand was adorable while Sukumaran was great as the desolate husband. ” - BudStamperOK
 
5.
Nair Saab (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A new batch of trainees arrives at the army training center (SAT) situated near border in Kashmir. Their trainer is Major Nair Saab (Mammootty) who is a man known for his hard-and-fast training strategies.
Director: Joshi
“ The first half was a slap stick comedy. The second half was unnecessarily melodramatic. Great entertainment, nonetheless. ” - BudStamperOK
 
6.
Mrigaya (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Plot is of a village in Kerala away from facilities .There has been atttack by a leopard every year...
Director: I.V. Sasi
“ Just wonderful, Mammootty in a truly unique role as Varunni, the tiger hunter. It really is a unique I.V.Sasi film. ” - BudStamperOK
 
7.
Kottayam Kunjachan (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kottayam town Kanjikuzhy Pala
“ Truly hilarious action movie about warring Christian families. Sukumaran and his gang were great too. Their entry in the movie (in a jeep) was sensational and was one of the highlights of my childhood movie going experiences. ” - BudStamperOK
 
8.
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
“ Excellent murder mystery. Mammootty was brilliant as Sethu Ram Iyer. ” - BudStamperOK
 
9.
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
“ A superior murder mystery compared to Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, but Mammootty is not really the central character. The film has some excellent songs and features sensational performances by Bharat Gopi and Jalaja. ” - BudStamperOK
 
10.
Aavanazhi (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(156 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
“ Police brutality! But Mammootty was sensational as Inspector Balram. Nobody can play a cop like Mammootty. ” - BudStamperOK
 
11.
“ Mammootty as a vagabond who befriends a woman and her kid who are literally living off the land. But it all ends in tragedy when the woman's husband turns up. ” - BudStamperOK
 
12.
Koodevide? (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Alice, who lives with her brother, is a teacher at a convent school in Ooty. A neglected and unruly son of a MP... (150 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ Shobana was so adorable back in the day. The "oru madhura kinavin" song is a classic. Mamootty was playing mature roles even as early as 83. ” - BudStamperOK
 
13.
Kanamarayathu (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(130 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
“ Tale of jealousy, Mammootty was excellent as an older man jealous of the budding friendship between Suhasini (a teacher) and Rahman (her student). ” - BudStamperOK
 
14.
Vidheyan (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(112 mins.)
“ One of Mammootty's best villains (he hasn't played too many). He really nailed the character. ” - BudStamperOK
 
15.
Ponthan Mada (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
“ Mammootty and Naseruddin Shah in a film directed by T.V.Chandran. There is a great scene when Mada's woman (whom he couldn't protect) asks him to go along with her. ” - BudStamperOK
 
16.
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.
“ Just a treat. Sathyan Anthikad really captured the mood of the Kerala village very well. ” - BudStamperOK
 
17.
Kauravar (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(157 mins.)
Director: Joshi
“ Excellent revenge flick. Though it became quite sentimental towards the end. ” - BudStamperOK
 
18.
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
“ One of Mammootty's most famous films where he plays a fisherman who finds it hard to deal with the illiterate lover of his daughter. ” - BudStamperOK
 
19.
Samrajyam (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The movie narrates the story of an underworld Don's upraise and fall. (122 mins.)
Director: Jomon
“ Stylish underworld flick. Its a bit high up in the list, but the film was a novelty back in the day. ” - BudStamperOK
 
20.
Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(140 mins.)
Director: Joshi
“ I bet not many of you have seen this film. It was a colossal flop. But it is a solid and eerie murder mystery if you ask me. ” - BudStamperOK
 
21.
Charithram (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: G.S. Vijayan
“ Really intriguing, albeit far fetched thriller. ” - BudStamperOK
 
22.
Thanthram (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The mysterious demise of her husband sees the widow fighting against his family who are after his enormous wealth.
Director: Joshi
“ Mammootty as a geeky lawyer. ” - BudStamperOK
 
23.
August 1 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Crime Branch Detective fights the clock to prevent a looming assassination attempt on the Kerala Chief Minister's life.
Director: Sibi Malayil
“ Mammootty as Perumal, another of his badass cop roles. Captain Raju was also great as the villain. Sukumaran and Sunny were stellar in their supporting roles. ” - BudStamperOK
 
24.
New Delhi (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After exposing the wrong-doings of two corrupt politicians, Delhi-based Journalist, Vijay Kumar, is... (143 mins.)
Director: Joshi
“ Malayalam commercial cinema was excellent back in the 80s. Thyagarajan was a rage for a while after he appeared in this film. ” - BudStamperOK
 
25.
Pranamam (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Bharathan
“ There was a great scene when KPAC Lalita comes to claim her younger brother (played by Vineeth). Mammootty played a cop yet again. ” - BudStamperOK
 
26.
Kariyila Kattu Pole (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Deputy Superintendent of Police Achuthankutty tries to solve the mystery of film director Harikrishnan's death. Three women are the main suspects.
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ War of the sexes and a murder investigation. Famous for the sinister bed that leads to an accidental death. ” - BudStamperOK
 
27.
Dany (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: T.V. Chandran
“ Not entirely convincing take on Indian history alongside the life of an idle and unambitious man. ” - BudStamperOK
 
28.
Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Lal Jose
“ Mamootty always does wonderfully well in these Nadan Christiani roles. The sexist scene where he gives advice to Divya Unni was hilarious. ” - BudStamperOK
 
29.
Kochu Themmadi (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Director: A. Vincent
“ Mammootty as a handicapped school teacher. The film has a very tragic ending. ” - BudStamperOK
 
30.
Mazhayethum Munpe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young woman falls in love with her college professor, while the professor wants to marry his sick childhood love.
Director: Kamal
“ Love triangle featuring the adorable Annie. ” - BudStamperOK
 
31.
Kanalkkattu (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
“ Nice little action thriller. Mammootty was excellent as Nathu. ” - BudStamperOK
 
32.
Inspector Balram (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Kannur-based Circle Inspector Balram is married to Seetha, and has a daughter, Amrtha. He faces a lot of hostility... (88 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
“ A pretty worthy sequel to AVANAZHI. ” - BudStamperOK
 
33.
Adayalam (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Latha (Rekha) who is running her father's business empire after he suffered a debilitating stroke, receives a call from a mysterious stranger Raji...
Director: K. Madhu
“ Features that famous goofy song that goes JAMES BOND, SUPERPOWER, NEEYEN MUNNIL KAALATAVAL. SECRET AGENT AAYI KUTTAKARE THEDAN :) :) :) which I used to love as a kid. ” - BudStamperOK
 
34.
Iyer the Great (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Vaikundam Soorya Narayana Iyer (Mammootty ), a normal business executive leads a normal family life along with his wife and his mother ...
Director: Bhadran
“ Plot borrowed from a number of Hollywood movies but still a very entertaining watch. ” - BudStamperOK
 
35.
Akkare (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(118 mins.)
Director: K.N. Sasidharan
“ More of a Bharat Gopi film. ” - BudStamperOK
 
36.
Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man takes in a child he finds on the street, and saves him from the clutches of two killers, as he tries to unlock the mystery and origins of the child.
Director: Fazil
“ This film had great music. ” - BudStamperOK
 
37.
Arappatta Kettiya Graamathil (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The movie narrates the story of three friends' visit to a brothel to celebrate Vishu. (109 mins.)
Director: P. Padmarajan
“ Mammootty was great as Sakaria. The film was excellent until they ruined it towards the end. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a bad remake of this movie. ” - BudStamperOK
 
38.
Snehamulla Simham (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Sajan
“ Mammootty as a moody and hot tempered school teacher. ” - BudStamperOK
 
39.
Kuttettan (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Joshi
“ Mammootty plays a casanova. This was a hilarious film. ” - BudStamperOK
 
40.
Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur... (140 mins.)
Director: Renjith
“ One of the better films in the post-2000 dark ages of Malayalam cinema. Though Mammootty is the only good thing in the whole film. ” - BudStamperOK
 
41.
No: 20 Madras Mail (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Enroute Madras via train, when three friends get falsely accused of a mysterious homicide, they escape and desperately search for the real killer. (177 mins.)
Director: Joshi, Priyadarshan
“ Mammootty was one of the few good things in this otherwise over the top rubbish. ” - BudStamperOK
 
42.
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
“ Overtly stylish Manirathnam flick. Mammootty's dancing was worse than Sunny Deol's :) ” - BudStamperOK
 
43.
Azhakiya Ravanan (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A millionaire (Mammootty) returns to his village without disclosing who he was in the village. (120 mins.)
Director: Kamal
“ Good over the top fun. Once again, Mammootty has to literally carry this film as an morally repugnant film producer. ” - BudStamperOK
 
44.
Udyanapalakan (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Harikumar
“ A bit of a lost gem with Mammootty as a middle aged man who develops feelings for a teenage girl. And she reciprocates his feelings. Kalabhavan Mani made an impact as a drunk electrician. ” - BudStamperOK
 
45.
Nayam Vekthamakkunnu (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(137 mins.)
“ Goofy Balachandra Menon directed film with Mammootty as a fruity politician. ” - BudStamperOK
 
46.
Kalikkalam (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
“ Mammootty as an ingenious thief with a good heart. ” - BudStamperOK
 
47.
Adikkurippu (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: K. Madhu
“ Excellent thriller with Sukumaran as a wily chief minister and Jagathi Sreekumar in the rare role of a victim. ” - BudStamperOK
 
48.
Mudra (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The movie revolves around a bunch of inmates in a Juvenile home and the movie depicts several corruptions happening in such a facility. (120 mins.)
Director: Sibi Malayil
“ Mammootty as a no nonsense but good hearted supervisor of a boys reform school. ” - BudStamperOK
 
49.
The King (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(198 mins.)
Director: Shaji Kailas
“ Not my favorite Shaji Kailas film. But its worth a watch. Mammootty carries this ridiculous film on his shoulders. ” - BudStamperOK
 
50.
Dhruvam (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Narasimha Mannadiar is a village lord famous for his thirst for justice and fearlessness. Hyder Marakkar, a notorious criminal awaiting capital punishment has means to prevent it. Mannadiar must battle to ensure that justice is prevailed.
Director: Joshi
“ Boy, this film had some starcast - Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi and Vikram. But it was a bit of a damp squib. ” - BudStamperOK