Tamil is spoken by over 70 million people in the southern part of India. This list of top 10 Tamil movies is based on the IMDb user ratings and the number of votes.


Romance in the backdrop of terrorism. India discovers A R Rahman in this Mani Ratnam’s classic.

9. Soodhu Kavvum.

An entertaining dark comedy dealing with myriad themes of unemployment, kidnapping, police brutality, fake encounter and corruption.

8. Jigarthanda.

Jigarthanda is a drink from Madurai and the movie is a treat to the senses. Quirky and refreshing. Drink it!

7. Visaranai.

A Visceral treatment on cops, the system and everybody else languishing in between showcasing the darker side of the Police force. 

6. Kannathil Muthamittal.

A 9-year old ventures into war zone to find her birth mother. A deeply touching emotional drainer.

5. Thani Oruvan.

A police officer makes it his mission to destroy the most corrupt person in the country. Edge-of-the-seat Thriller.

4. Thevar Magan.

The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. Kamal hassan and Sivaji Ganesan come together.

3. Thalapathi .

Ommala Moovie!! Best movie of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. Reinterpretation of the classic tale of Karna from Mahabharatha.

2. Anbe Sivam.

A tale of two extreme characters who are forced to spend time together due to circumstances and find out that “Love is God”.


The aging patriarch of an organized mafia dynasty looks out for a way to die with minimum pain and maximum repletion. Mani Ratnam & Kamal Hassan create history with this masterpiece.

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