Photo: Freebase/Fair use

The Best Krishna Movies  

322 votes 77 voters 5.1k views

List Rules Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

List of the best Krishna movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Krishna's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Krishna movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Krishna movies will be at the top of the list. Krishna has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Krishna movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Krishna films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Krishna role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Krishna performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Samajaniki Saval to Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Krishna movies?" and "What are the greatest Krishna roles of all time?"
list ordered by
Ranker Video
Mosagallaku Mosagadu Kaikala Satyanarayana, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Rao Gopal Rao
Mosagallaku Mosagadu was a 1971 first Indian, Telugu Cowboy film. It was produced by G. Adiseshagiri Rao, directed by K. S. R. Das in the banner of Sri Padmalaya Films in 1971. This was the ...more
Ranker Video
Number One Brahmanandam, Ali, Kota Srinivas Rao
Number One is a 1994 action drama comedy film written by Diwakar Babu and directed by S.V. Krishna Reddy and Ranga Rao Kurra.
Ranker Video
Alluri Seetarama Raju Chandra Mohan, Mohan Babu, Jaggayya
Alluri Seetarama Raju is a 1974 historical Telugu film based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju and produced by Padmalaya Studios. It is the 100th film of Ghattamaneni ...more
Ranker Video
Jaya Prada, Amjad Khan, Mandakini
Simhasanam or Simhaasanam is a South Indian Telugu film released in 1986 with double action by super star Krishna, who also directed the film. The film was simultaneously made in Hindi as ...more
Ranker Video
Pandanti Kapuram Jayasudha, S. V. Ranga Rao, Jamuna
Pandanti Kapuram is a 1972 Telugu, family drama film. The ensemble cast film was directed by Lakshmi Deepak.
Gudachari 116 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Krishna Movies
Gudachari 116 Jayalalithaa, Krishna, Sobhan Babu
Gudachari 116 or Goodachari 116 is a 1967 Telugu film in directed by M. Mallikharjuna Rao.
Ranker Video
Devudu Chesina Manushulu Jayalalithaa, Sharada, N. T. Rama Rao
Devudu Chesina Manushulu is a 1973 Telugu Blockbuster drama film directed by V. Ramachandra Rao and produced by Ghattamaneni Krishna under the banner of Padmalaya Studios. It was remade as ...more
Ranker Video
Mundadugu Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Rajendra Prasad
Mundadugu is a 1983 Telugu Drama film produced by D. Rama Naidu of Suresh Productions and directed by K. Bapaiah. It is remade in Hindi language in 1984 as Maqsad starring Rajesh Khanna, ...more
Ranker Video
Undamma Bottu Pedata Jamuna, Krishna, Dhulipala Seetarama Sastry
Undamma Bottu Pedata is a 1968 Telugu drama film directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Babu Movies. It is a musical film with lyrics written by Devulapalli Krishnasastri and score by K. V. ...more
Ranker Video
Rajinikanth, Anjali Devi, Jayamalini
Annadammula Savaal is a 1978 Telugu Drama film starring Krishna, Rajinikanth, Jayachitra and Chandrakala in the lead roles. It was a remake of the 1977 Kannada film Sahodarara Savaal which ...more
Ranker Video
Tene Manasulu Ram Mohan, Krishna, Basavaraju Venkata Padmanabha Rao
Tene Manasulu is a 1965 film from the Cinema of Andhra Pradesh. It is the first movie of Krishna. The movie is also notable for being the first full-length "color" feature movie in ...more
Ranker Video
Akka Chellelu Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Allu Rama Lingaiah
Akka Chellelu is a 1970 Telugu drama film produced by V. Krishna Prasad of Jagapathi Films and directed by A. Sanjeevi. The story is about the Family relationship between two sisters, Akka and ...more
Ranker Video
Sridevi, Sumalatha, Krishna
Samajaniki Saval is a 1979 action film directed by Sripathi Panditharadhyula Rajaram.
Ranker Video
Jayam Ravi, Vadivelu, Saurabh Shukla
Daas is a 2005 Tamil action-romance film written and directed by newcomer Babu Yogeswaran. The film stars Jayam Ravi, Renuka Menon in lead and Vadivelu, Livingston, Adithya Menon, Shanmugarajan ...more
Ranker Video
Crime and Punishment Kaikala Satyanarayana, Pandari Bai, Rao Gopal Rao
Neramu Siksha is a 1973 Telugu film directed by K. Viswanath. It is written and produced by veteran actor M. Balaiah. It was a big hit and made into Tamil and Hindi languages.
Ranker Video
Ravanna Soundarya, Krishna, Sanghavi
Ravanna is a 2000 Tollywood Action film directed by B. Gopal. Rajasekhar, Soundarya and Krishna played the lead roles.
Ranker Video
Ram Robert Rahim Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Chandra Mohan
Ram Robert Rahim is a 1980 Telugu film directed by Vijaya Nirmala and stars her husband Krishna as Robert, Rajinikanth as Ram and Chandra Mohan as Rahim. Anjali Devi plays their mother. Sridevi ...more
Ranker Video
Return of Mr. Superman Helen, Ram Mohan, David Abraham Cheulkar
Return of Mr. Superman is an Indian film directed by Manmohan Sabir in 1960.
Ranker Video
Prakash Raj, Arya, Adithya
Arinthum Ariyamalum is a 2005 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Vishnuvardhan that stars Prakash Raj along with newcomers Arya, Navdeep and Samiksha in lead and Adithya Menon and ...more
Ranker Video
Thodu Dongalu Chiranjeevi, Geetha, Kaikala Satyanarayana
Thodu Dongalu is a 1981 Telugu film directed by K. Vasu. The film stars Krishna Ghattamaneni, Chiranjeevi, Madhumalini, Geetha, and Rao Gopal Rao in important roles.
Ranker Video
Private Master Anjali Devi, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Kanchana
Private Master is a 1967 Telugu drama film directed by Kalatapasvi K. Vishwanath. The Private Master role is played by Rammohan, while Ghattamaneni Krishna acted in a negative role. The film ...more
Ranker Video
Lalita Pawar, Leela Mishra, Om Shivpuri
Dil Se Mile Dil is a 1978 Hindi movie. Produced and directed by Bhisham Kohli the film stars Bhisham Kohli, Shyamlee, Om Shivpuri, Lalita Pawar and Mehmood. The film was a surprise hit but did ...more
Ranker Video
Anushka Shetty, Brahmanandam, Ravi Teja
Baladur, is a 2008 Telugu movie directed by Uday Shankar. Ravi Teja plays the lead role while Krishna, Anushka shetty, Chandra Mohan, Pradeep Rawat, Sunil and Suman Setty play supporting roles. ...more
Ranker Video
Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Chandra Mohan, Allu Rama Lingaiah
Manchi Kutumbam is a 1965 Telugu Drama film directed by V. Madhusudan Rao. It is a musical hit film with music score provided by S. P. Kodandapani. There are many good songs rendered by ...more
Ranker Video
Viswanatha Nayakudu Jaya Prada, Sivaji Ganesan, Mohan Babu
Viswanatha Nayakudu is a Telugu historical film of 1987 directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.