30 Rajini Movies Must Watch

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1. Moondru Mudichu (1976)

Not Rated | 131 min

7.2
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The movie revolves around three people, a college going girl (Sridevi) and two men who fall in love with her (Hassan and Rajinikanth). The film was based on 1974 Telugu film O Seeta Katha ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Vijaya Y.

Votes: 205

2. Mullum Malarum (1978)

143 min | Drama

8.3
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A boorish villager butts heads with a newly appointed engineer from the city.

Director: J. Mahendran | Stars: Sarath Babu, Jayalakshmi, Rajinikanth, Shobha

Votes: 474

3. Naan Vaazha Vaippen (1979)

6.7
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A dying travel agent confesses to a murder he did not commit.

Director: Yoganand | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Pandharibai

Votes: 28

4. Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)

Biography, Drama

8.2
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Aarilirunthu Aruvathu varai, Revolves around Santhanam(Rajnikanth) who solely runs his poor family of 2 brothers and a sister, after their parents death, by taking them to higher level in ... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Jayalakshmi, Rajinikanth, Cho Ramaswamy, Thengai Srinivasan

Votes: 446

5. Annai Oru Aalayam (1979)

Not Rated | 122 min

7.4
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Rajinikanth catches forest animals through traps and sells them. Rajni's mother will tell him to stop his business, but he will not listen. Later he traps a elephant calf and the mother elephant comes in search of its calf.

Director: R. Thyagaraajan | Stars: Rajinikanth, Sripriya, Anjali Devi, Nagesh

Votes: 78

6. Murattu Kaalai (1980)

144 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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Kaaliyan and Jaishankar are like dictators in neighboring villages separately, but in contrast to Kaaliyan, Jaishankar is selfish and bad. Engagement of Jaishankar's sister with Kaaliyan triggers rivalry between the two villages.

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Rati Agnihotri, Sumalatha, Jaishankar

Votes: 183

7. Thillu Mullu (1981)

136 min | Comedy

8.6
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Ayyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran is a hip graduate who gets a job through his family doctor. The employer, Sri Ramachandramurthy has some frivolous notions about character, ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Rajinikanth, Madhavi, Thengai Srinivasan, Showkar Janaki

Votes: 2,076

8. Netri Kann (1981)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.1
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A God- fearing son finds a way to teach a lesson to his sex- addict father.

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Monica, Sarath Babu, Goundamani

Votes: 184

9. Moondru Mugham (1983)

Action, Drama

7.2
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A sincere police officer is killed brutally by a liquor dealer. Years later, his twin son's sets out to avenge their father's death.

Director: A. Jagannathan | Stars: Rajinikanth, Radhika Sarathkumar, Silk Smitha, Delhi Ganesh

Votes: 276

10. Paayum Puli (1983)

Action

6.8
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When a smuggler kills his sister, a naive, immature man (Rajinikanth) vows to deliver justice for her death and joins a martial arts school. He trains hard there to become a master fighter,... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Radha, Aachi Manorama, Silk Smitha

Votes: 100

11. Kai Kodukkam Kai (1984)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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Veer lives a middle-class lifestyle in a village in Southern India along with bis elder brother and Bhabi. Veer is a generous man who likes to help out everyone. He has an admirer in Malini... See full summary »

Director: J. Mahendran | Stars: Chinnijayanth, Y.G. Mahendran, Rajinikanth, Revathy

Votes: 59

12. Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An aggressive young man is reformed due to Visu, a kind man who eventually leaves him in charge of his business. Karthik, Visu's son, is irked by this and seeks revenge by luring the man's daughter.

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Radhika Sarathkumar, Karthik, Tulasi

Votes: 145

13. Sree Raaghavendar (1985)

7.1
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This film is the life of Sri Raghavendra. From Birth till his Mahasamadhi has been portrayed by Rajinikanth. The film highlights some of the miracles Sri Raghavendra performed.

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Lakshmi, Delhi Ganesh, Sathyaraj

Votes: 131

14. Mr. Bharath (I) (1986)

Drama

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Add a Plot

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Ambika, Goundamani, Raghuvaran, Rajinikanth

Votes: 243

15. Manithan (1987)

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The Story of a young man who returns from jail after imprisonment on crime he commits for justice during young age. He comes out and again fights for justice in every way. The story ... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Delhi Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Raghuvaran, Rajinikanth

Votes: 93

16. Mappilai (1989)

Comedy

6.6
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Aarumugam makes a blazing entrance, gatecrashing a marriage to abduct the bride. Geetha, the bride's friend, gets him arrested but then learns that he had rescued the girl from a forced ... See full summary »

Director: Rajasekar | Stars: Amala Akkineni, S.S. Chandran, Chiranjeevi, Dileep

Votes: 185

17. Adisaya Piravi (1990)

Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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A con man who is in love with a millionaire's daughter gets killed by the girl's father, after reaching yamalogam he came to know that God had made mistaken by killing him for another one, ... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Chinnijayanth, Jai Ganesh, Gopi

Votes: 205

18. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An orphan named surya raised in a slum befriends a good don named devaraj and both become vigilantes . Things get complicated when a new collector arrives .

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 6,440

19. Mannan (1992)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Ambitious Industrialist Shanthi Devi(Vijay Shanthi) meets her match in her employee Krishnan(Rajinikanth). Who Impresses her but there is a huge ego war and tension between them. Shanthi ... See full summary »

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Prathapa Chandran, Goundamani, Ennatha Kannaiya, Kushboo

Votes: 453

20. Annamalai (1992)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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A class-divided friendship goes through highs and lows through several decades.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Kushboo, Radha Ravi

Votes: 1,116

21. Ejamaan (1993)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Movie revolves around Vanavarayan (Rajni), a feudal chieftain of a village, his rivalry with Vallavarayan (Nepolean) and his love with Vaitheeswari (Meena).

Director: R.V. Udhaya Kumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Napolean, Aishwarya

Votes: 404

22. Veera (1994)

240 min | Comedy

6.6
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The hero falls in love with a girl and learns music for her. The girl's house is destroyed in a cyclone and the hero believes the girl is dead. He goes to the city and marries another woman... See full summary »

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Roja, Charlie

Votes: 410

23. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Vijayakumar

Votes: 6,133

24. Muthu (1995)

132 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu, Senthil

Votes: 1,904

25. Arunachalam (1999)

165 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The movie revolves around Arunachalam (Rajini), who is the son of the VIP of a village who finds out about his past but destiny has its own play.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Rajinikanth, Soundarya, Rambha, Jaishankar

Votes: 1,395

26. Padaiyappa (1999)

181 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya

Votes: 3,743

27. Chandramukhi (2005)

166 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, Vadivelu

Votes: 4,040

28. Sivaji (2007)

188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 13,532

29. Kuselan (2008)

165 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.7
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Kuselan revolves around the tale of a beautiful friendship between a popular actor and a poor barber.

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Rajinikanth, Pasupathy, Meena, Nayanthara

Votes: 706

30. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 20,936 | Gross: $4.37M