Top Rated Kannada Movies

by CyrilMartin | created - 10 Mar 2021 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Movies that have at least 1,500 votes and an IMDb rating of at least 8.0 are considered.

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1. K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the blood-soaked Kolar Gold Fields, Rocky's name strikes fear into his foes. While his allies look up to him, the government sees him as a threat to law and order. Rocky must battle threats from all sides for unchallenged supremacy.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty

Votes: 124,633

2. Om (1995)

150 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Satya, the son of a pious priest, turns into a rowdy and enters the underworld for the sake of love.

Director: Upendra | Stars: Shivarajkumar, Prema, Sadhu Kokila, G.V. Shivanand

Votes: 3,455

3. Ratnan Prapancha (2021)

147 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The tale of Ratnakara, an average middle class guy in his late twenties, who is stuck in a house with his mother, Saroja. Just when things couldn't get any worse, Ratnakara gets a phone call that turns his life upside down.

Director: Rohith Padaki | Stars: Dhananjaya, Umashree, Shruti, Anu Prabhakar

Votes: 3,832

4. Upendra (1999)

138 min | Drama, Thriller

This is a psychological thriller movie about a man who calls himself as "Naanu" (Me). It explores the human needs and greeds in the form of a metaphorical comparison to the three female characters in the movie.

Director: Upendra | Stars: Upendra, Raveena Tandon, Prema, Dhamini

Votes: 3,069

5. 777 Charlie (2022)

164 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Dharma is stuck in a rut with his negative and lonely lifestyle and spends each day in the comfort of his loneliness. A pup named Charlie enters his life and gives him a new perspective towards it.

Director: Kiranraj K | Stars: Rakshit Shetty, Charlie, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty

Votes: 22,806

6. A: Film by Upendra (1998)

150 min | Drama

An unusual love story between a film director and an actress narrated through multiple flashbacks within flashbacks and reverse screenplay. The film deals with the dark truths of cinema like the casting couch.

Director: Upendra | Stars: Upendra, Chandni, Archana, Vaijanath Biradar

Votes: 2,108

7. Sarkari. Hi. Pra. Shale Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai (2018)

147 min | Drama

The happy and mischief-filled lives of the children of a Kannada medium school in Kerala are brought to a halt when the government decided to close the school.

Director: Rishab Shetty | Stars: Anant Nag, Ramesh Bhat, Mahendra, Saptha Pavoor

Votes: 2,097

8. Old Monk (2022)

129 min | Comedy, Romance

Old Monk is a romantic comedy. It tells the story of a love crossed youngster. Will this young man find his one true love or will Lord Krishna's curse on him prevail?

Director: M.G. Srinivas | Stars: M.G. Srinivas, Aditi Prabhudeva, Aruna Balraj, Mandara Battalahalli

Votes: 1,603

9. Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (2016)

144 min | Drama, Thriller

The film is about Venkob Rao (Anant Nag), a middle class simpleton ailing with Alzheimer's, who goes missing. His son, Shiva (Rakshit Shetty) is a career driven person, who is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Hemanth M. Rao | Stars: Anant Nag, Rakshit Shetty, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar

Votes: 3,248

10. Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana (2021)

151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Set in the backdrop of the coastal and cultural city of modern-day Mangaluru, Hari and his soulmate Shiva rise together to great heights only to face off as bitter enemies resulting to their own downfall and destruction.

Director: Raj B. Shetty | Stars: Gopalkrishna Deshpande, Shabarish Kabbinale, Vineet Kumar, Deepak Rai Panaje

Votes: 4,932

11. Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014)

Not Rated | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A journalist sets out to uncover the truth behind an incident, through the perspectives of different people, unraveling how they and their lives are intertwined with it.

Director: Rakshit Shetty | Stars: Kishore Kumar G., Rakshit Shetty, Thara, Achyuth Kumar

Votes: 8,189

12. RangiTaranga (2015)

Not Rated | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

Mysterious events begin to unfold after a reclusive novelist and his wife move back to her ancestral village, followed by a journalist.

Director: Anup Bhandari | Stars: Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Narayan, Avantika Shetty, Sai Kumar

Votes: 14,196

13. Lucia (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Director: Pawan Kumar | Stars: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Sabreen Baker

Votes: 12,437

14. Mungaru Male (2006)

143 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Preetam falls in love at first sight with Nandini. The sweet romance set in the monsoons, boosted by too good songs and music.

Director: Yograj Bhat | Stars: Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi, Anant Nag, Jai Jagdeesh

Votes: 3,534

15. K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the 1970s, a gangster goes undercover as a slave to assassinate the owner of a notorious gold mine.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois

Votes: 83,263

16. Kirik Party (2016)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Drama

Kirik Party is the story of a gang of mischievous students, lead by the protagonist Karna (Rakshit Shetty), who has just joined an engineering college.

Director: Rishab Shetty | Stars: Rakshit Shetty, Rashmika Mandanna, Samyuktha Hegde, Achyuth Kumar

Votes: 5,939

17. Kendasampige (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Romance, Thriller

When a love story goes awry, two young lovers are forced to take to the road with the police hot on their heels. They escape across Karnataka in a roller-coaster ride that is at once enthralling, exasperating and nail-biting.

Director: Soori | Stars: Vikky Varun, Manvita Kamath, Rajesh Nataranga, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 2,095

18. Love Mocktail (2020)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Romance

Love Mocktail is a romantic and fun film about the protagonist Aadi's quest for love. Life takes him through a rollercoaster ride and goes through varied experience at several stages ... See full summary »

Director: Darling Krishna | Stars: Darling Krishna, Milana Nagaraj, Amrutha Iyengar, Abhilaash

Votes: 3,927

19. Sri Bharatha Baahubali (2020)

164 min | Comedy

Bharatha and Baahubali lead a happy-go-lucky existence in a small town. Fate makes them meet Sri, an NRI girl, who is in India on a mission. What follows is a series of adventures and misadventures in the pursuit of Sri's goal.

Director: Manju Mandavya | Stars: Chikkanna, Achyuth Kumar, Manju Mandavya, Srinivasa Murthy

Votes: 2,305

20. Bell Bottom (2019)

130 min | Comedy, Thriller

Police constable Divakar finally gets a chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a detective when a mysterious robbery takes place at the local police station.

Director: Jayathirtha | Stars: Rishab Shetty, Haripriya, Yograj Bhat, P.D. Sathish Chandra

Votes: 2,199

21. Ugramm (2014)

132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man with a dangerous past must protect a girl from those who are hell bent on killing her.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Sriimurali, Haripriya, Thilak Shekar, Atul Kulkarni

Votes: 6,502

22. Thithi (2015)

123 min | Drama

In a South Indian village, a centenarian's funeral brings together his free-spirited son, inheritance-hungry grandson and girl-crazy great-grandson.

Director: Raam Reddy | Stars: Thammegowda S., Channegowda, Abhishek H.N., Pooja S.M.

Votes: 2,721

23. Super (II) (2010)

140 min | Drama

An NRI follows his love interest to India and ends up cleaning up the country's political system.

Director: Upendra | Stars: Upendra, Nayanthara, Tulip Joshi, Sadhu Kokila

Votes: 2,405

24. Dia (2020)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

Dia takes three years to confess her feelings to Rohith but after a terrible accident, she is told he does not survive. Later, when she starts seeing Adi, she finds out that Rohith is still alive.

Director: K.S. Ashoka | Stars: Kushi, Kushee Ravi, Pruthvee Ambaar, Dheekshith

Votes: 5,882

25. Simple Agi Ondh Love Story (2013)

130 min | Comedy, Romance

Kushal (Rakshit Shetty) is sent by his radio jockey sister Rachana to Kodagu to meet her boyfriend's sister in the hope that the two will take a liking to each other, leading to marriage, ... See full summary »

Director: Suni | Stars: Rakshit Shetty, Shwetha Srivatsav, Srinagar Kitty, RJ Pradeepa

Votes: 2,342

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