A list of some of the great and must watch Malayalam movies. All the movies which I mention here are released after 1980. The list includes both art and commercial movie. These are my favorite movies. The list is in random order.
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.)
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal
A beautiful and well-told love story of a guy who falls in love with his new neighbor, but then finds that her family life is difficult. stepfather. (137 mins.)
A woman hires a stranger to pose as her husband because she doesn't want her ailing father to know that her fiance broke their engagement. (159 mins.)
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..)... (147 mins.)
Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him... (110 mins.)
A tourist guide finds himself taking care of a mentally challenged girl with a troubled past. (155 mins.)
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... (124 mins.)
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.)
His Highness Abdullah
A qawwali singer passes as a Brahmin in order to infiltrate a palace and kill the king. (156 mins.)
The story of love, grief and betrayal with the back drop of dance and arts. (154 mins.)
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led by Sethuram Iyer investigate an unnatural death. (137 mins.)
Familial strife follows a marriage across social classes.
The heir to a village elder's family squanders his inheritance and bullies all and sundry. (187 mins.)
A young man marries a Tamil girl, and fearing his family, he brings her to the house as a servant. Problem starts when his elder brothers falls for her too. (160 mins.)
When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed. (169 mins.)
An uneducated fisherman wants his daughter to be educated and become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. (150 mins.)
No: 20 Madras Mail
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.)
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.
In Harihar Nagar
Four unemployed men try to impress a new neighbor. Hilarity ensues, until the antagonist puts in an appearance. (133 mins.)
Confined to the narrow space of a prison cell, Bashir falls in love with a woman in the neighbouring prison compound... (120 mins.)
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
The film offers an alternative version of the epic battle between two legendary Chekavars from the villain's perspective. (168 mins.)
A man tries to do good for the community but is thwarted by the corruption of the local government. (144 mins.)
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.
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. (122 mins.)
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.)
A man comes to an isolated valley to take revenge on his friend who murdered his wife. (130 mins.)
Film director Akbar, after his extremely successful first film, decides to base his second film on the life of a very popular yesteryear actress Malavika, whose present whereabouts are not known.
A stranger comes to live in a small town and rapidly changes the local balance of power. (163 mins.)
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.)
Ramji Rav Speaking
Three unemployed men find answers to all their financial problems when they decide to get involved in a kidnapping scheme. (150 mins.)
A satire on contemporary Kerala politics where brothers turn local leaders of rival parties, leading to distress for their aged and once-proud parents. (138 mins.)
This story deals with an orphan named Lal who keeps studying in a college even though he has earned three Masters Degrees. Various events happening in the college form the plot of the story.
Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman)... (147 mins.)
An adaptation of "Othello" set in the south Indian state of Kerala. (130 mins.)
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.
A couple who lost their daughter in an accident decides to adopt a girl from the local orphanage. But problems arise when the child's real mother seeks to find her. (116 mins.)
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)... (150 mins.)
In Kerala Legend, a pious and respected 'Perumthachan' or master carpenter of mixed background, builds... (140 mins.)
A young man's relationship with his career, fiancee and brother is brought under stress by the birth of an unexpected sister.
Two youngsters from rival clans fall in love. (150 mins.)