ELITE TAMIL MOVIES

by bharathaero1987 | created - 29 Jan 2013 | updated - 01 Jun 2013 | Public

ONLY THE BEST TAMIL MOVIES THAT I HAVE SEEN

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1. Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)

Biography, Drama

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: 458

2. Aadukalam (2011)

160 min | Action, Drama, Sport

In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Tapsee Pannu, Jayabalan, Kishore Kumar G.

Votes: 3,353

3. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)

PG-13 | 160 min | Drama, Thriller

Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Suriya, Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine

Votes: 2,534

4. Alai Payuthey (2000)

156 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Shalini, Swarnamalya, V. Natarajan

Votes: 3,575

5. Amaidhi Padai (1994)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Pauper was made the Member of Legislative Assembly by a politician and grows to become the strongest and most corrupt politician.

Director: Manivannan | Stars: Kasturi, Manivannan, Ranjitha, Sathyaraj

Votes: 305

6. Ambuli (2012)

139 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two students plan to investigate a strange phenomenon that they came across in a field during their summer holidays.

Directors: Haresh Narayan, K. Hari Shankar | Stars: Gokulnath, Parthiban, Srijith P.S., Ajai R.

Votes: 171

7. Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | 160 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar

Votes: 10,967

8. Anjali (1990)

Not Rated | 150 min | Family, Drama

Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ... See full summary »

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Revathy, Raghuvaran, Prabhu, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 2,087

9. Anjathe (2008)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Sathya and Kiruba are friends. Sathya is reckless and gets into drinking and violent fights whereas Kiruba studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector. Tables are turned when Sathya becomes a Sub-Inspector.

Director: Myshkin | Stars: Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer, Vijayalakshmi

Votes: 1,454

10. Anniyan (2005)

181 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 10,069

11. Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)

157 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores with the killers of their father.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Nagesh, Srividya, Gautami

Votes: 2,278

12. Ayan (2009)

162 min | Action

A young man's smuggling lifestyle takes a serious turn, when a fierce rival tries to eliminate him from the business.

Director: Anand K.V. | Stars: Suriya, Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu, Jagan

Votes: 6,464

13. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 6,281

14. Bombay (1995)

130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Tinnu Anand, Akash Khurana

Votes: 8,987

15. Chennai 600028 (2007)

141 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Friendship, love, and rivalry spice up the game of street cricket in the suburb of Chennai whose zip code give this movie its name.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Shiva, Jai, Nitin Sathya, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 1,482

17. Chinna Thambi (1991)

144 min | Romance

A rich girl is guarded by her possessive brothers due to an astrologer's prediction, that she will marry a man from a lower caste, against their wishes. Can they stop the wheels of fate?

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Kushboo, Aachi Manorama, Prabhu, Radha Ravi

Votes: 146

18. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Napolean

Votes: 7,369

19. Deiva Thirumagal (2011)

166 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A man with disabilities fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Vijay | Stars: Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, Nassar

Votes: 4,241

20. Dhill (2001)

158 min | Action, Drama

A young police aspirant gets into an altercation with a corrupt cop, who then proceeds to ruin his life and career prospects.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Vikram, Laila, Ashish Vidyarthi, Nassar

Votes: 572

21. Gemini (2002)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A hoodlum faces challenges from a rival gangster and local police after falling in love and deciding to go straight.

Director: Saran | Stars: Vikram, Venkatesh Daggubati, Kiran Rathod, Kalabhavan Mani

Votes: 679

22. Gentleman (1993)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Due to a past tragedy , a small business owner by day becomes modern day Robin Hood by night takes from the rich to provide education for the poor.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun, Rajan P. Dev, Gautami, Goundamani

Votes: 1,684

23. Ghajini (2005)

175 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 9,268

24. Ghilli (2004)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her wish.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi

Votes: 6,421

25. House Full (1999)

A story about a bomb placed in a theater in a slum and the lives of a small group of people living near it

Director: Parthiban | Stars: Parthiban, Aishwarya, Kalajothi Jayanthi, Kalidoss

Votes: 126

26. Indian (1996)

185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Nedumudi Venu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 7,610

27. Indira (Priyanka) (1996)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

Indira is 1996 Tamil movie by suhasini maniratnam about a daughter of a landlord who fight against castism in her village."A Girl can make revolution " even though there is so many men around her.

Director: Suhasini | Stars: Anuradha Hasan, Arvind Swamy, Nassar, Radha Ravi

Votes: 163

28. Iruvar (1997)

140 min | Biography, Drama

The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Gautami

Votes: 3,306

29. Kaadhal Konden (2003)

150 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller

Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love!

Director: K. Selvaraghavan | Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Daniel Balaji, Dhanush, Rambo Raj Kumar

Votes: 1,324

30. Kadhal Kottai (1996)

Drama, Romance

Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister and brother-in-law in Ooty and is searching for a job. While in Madras, her purse is stolen and she fears she has lost her university certificates. ... See full summary »

Director: Ahathian | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Devayani, Sabitha Anand, Karan

Votes: 785

31. Kadhala Kadhala (1998)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy

Two friends, both with the name of Lingam, create a comedy of errors and consequent chaos with their girlfriends and their families.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Prabhudheva, Rambha, Soundarya

Votes: 814

32. Kadhalan (1994)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Student in a South Indian college Prabhu is elected as the student leader of the college. When the principal asks him to invite the Governor of the state, Ranjit Singh Rathore, to be the ... See full summary »

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Prabhudheva, Nagma, Vadivelu, Balasubramaniam S.P.

Votes: 1,405

33. Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (2012)

127 min | Comedy, Romance

A boy and girl fall in and out of love, several times over.

Director: Balaji Mohan | Stars: Siddharth, Amala Paul, Suresh, Ravi Raghavendra

Votes: 1,119

34. Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Romance

Jeevanandhan "Jeeva" (Vijay) is a very rich young man. Although his parents (Sivakumar and Srividhya) want him to settle down, he goes to another city to do his MBA and stays with friends. ... See full summary »

Director: Fazil | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Shalini, Manivannan, Kaka Radhakrishnan

Votes: 1,324

36. Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police (2003)

153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a police team kills his brother, a drug-dealing gangster vows to kill the entire team and their respective families.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Suriya, Jyothika, 'University' Jeevan, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 3,778

37. Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Romance

Ramya and Krishna end up catching each others throat whenever they happen to meet. Aravind (Krishna's Friend) parents arrange his marriage with Ramya. Its a smooth story on how love blooms ... See full summary »

Director: Priya | Stars: Regina Cassandra, Karthik Kumar, Laila, Lakshmi

Votes: 297

38. Karagattakaran (1989)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two folk dancers fall in love in rural Tamil Nadu.

Director: Gangai Amaran | Stars: Ramarajan, Kanaka, Santhana Bharathi, Chandrasekhar

Votes: 114

39. Ko (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Thriller

Ashwin, a photojournalist, finds out that his classmate and a famous politician, Vasanthan, has links with the Naxalites. Will he manage to expose Vasanthan's treacherous motive as a politician?

Director: Anand K.V. | Stars: Jiiva, Ajmal Ameer, Karthika Nair, Piaa Bajpai

Votes: 4,272

40. Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum (2009)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

Thulasi (Thananya) comes to Muttam village along with her grandmother (Nagamma) after her parent's desert her. She joins a government school in the village to pursue her studies. Enters ... See full summary »

Director: Rajamohan | Stars: Agavamma, Tharun Chatriya, Nagamma, Ramakrishnan

Votes: 36

41. Kushi (2000)

178 min | Romance

College friends Jenny and Shiva part ways due to a misunderstanding. Although they are in love and realize they cannot live without each other, their egos prevent them from uniting.

Director: Surya S.J. | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jyothika, Mumtaj, Shilpa Shetty

Votes: 1,742

43. Madrasapattinam (2010)

162 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: Vijay | Stars: Arya, Carole Trangmar-Palmer, Amy Jackson, Cochin Hanifa

Votes: 1,742

44. Mahanadi (1993)

162 min | Crime, Drama

A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan, Mahanadhi Shobana

Votes: 2,255

45. Kizhakku Seemayile (1993)

147 min | Drama

A brother and sister share a close bond with each other. When the sister gets married, her husband dislikes the bond, due to which problems arise between the couple.

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: Vijayakumar, Radhika Sarathkumar, Napolean

Votes: 141

46. Keladi Kanmani (1990)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The movie begins with the love-hate relationship between Anu (Anju) and Sasi (Ramesh Aravind). We also see that Anu is a motherless child, reared by an understanding father, A.R.R (S.P. ... See full summary »

Director: Vasanth | Stars: Balasubramaniam S.P., Radhika Sarathkumar, Anju Aravind, Ramesh Aravind

Votes: 69

47. Manmadhan (2004)

165 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A shy girl fears and secretly desires a man who may be a serial killer

Directors: A.J. Murugan, T.R. Silambarasan | Stars: T.R. Silambarasan, Jyothika, Sindhu Tolani, Atul Kulkarni

Votes: 997

48. May Madham (1994)

Not Rated | 149 min

A young girl, bored of her life being scheduled by her dad embarks on an adventurous trip to Madras to only find her life upside down.

Director: VenusBalu | Stars: Janagaraj, Sonali Kulkarni, Aachi Manorama, Monica

Votes: 104

49. Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990)

Not Rated | 162 min | Comedy

A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Kushboo, Urvashi, Roobini

Votes: 2,680

50. Minsaara Kanavu (1997)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet precocious and apt to get into trouble, and is brought up by her dad, Amal Raj (Girish Karnad). ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Menon | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Prabhudheva, Kajol, Nassar

Votes: 856