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The Best Kamal Haasan Movies

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List of the best Kamal Haasan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Kamal Haasan'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 Kamal Haasan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kamal Haasan movies will be at the top of the list. Kamal Haasan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kamal Haasan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kamal Haasan films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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    Nayakan

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1987

    Directed byMani Ratnam

    Nayakan, also known as Nayagan, is a 1987 Indian Tamil crime drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan. It is loosely based on the real-life Bombay underworld don...  more

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    Indian

    Kamal Haasan, Aruna Irani

    Released1996

    Directed byS. Shankar

    Indian is a 1996 Tamil language Indian action-thriller directed by Shankar and produced by A. M. Rathnam. The film stars Kamal Haasan in dual roles with Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Sukanya and...  more

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    Apoorva Sagodharargal

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1989

    Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao

    Apoorva Sagodharargal is a 1989 Tamil dramedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. It starred Kamal Hassan in three roles, as a mechanic, a circus clown who is a dwarf and a police officer,...  more
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    Dasavathaaram

    Kamal Haasan, Mallika Sherawat

    Released2008

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Dasavathaaram is a 2008 Indian Tamil science fiction disaster film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Kamal Haasan, who wrote the screenplay and story of the film, in ten distinct roles. Asin...  more
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    Thevar Magan

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1992

    Directed byBharathan

    Thevar Magan is a 1992 Indian Tamil drama film produced by, written by and starring Kamal Haasan in the title role. It was directed by Bharathan and also stars Sivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathi and...  more
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    Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

    Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj

    Released2006

    Directed byGautham Menon

    Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is a 2006 Tamil crime-detective-thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. Starring Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj and Daniel Balaji in...  more
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    Vasool Raja MBBS

    Kamal Haasan, Jayasurya

    Released2004

    Directed byJacques Doillon, Saran

    Vasool Raja MBBS is a 2004 Tamil comedy film starring Kamal Haasan and directed by Saran. This film is a remake of Hindi film Munnabhai MBBS. It was the first Kamal film to beat the record set by...  more
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    Mahanadi

    Kamal Haasan, Cochin Haneefa

    Released1993

    Directed bySanthana Bharathi

    Mahanadi is a 1994 Tamil-language Indian drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi featuring Kamal Hassan, Sukanya, and Cochin Haneefa. It portrays the grief of a humble villager, who sees his family,...  more
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    Panchathantiram

    Kamal Haasan, Jayaram

    Released2002

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Panchathantiram is a 2002 Tamil comedy film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan. The film features Kamal Haasan, Simran and Ramya Krishnan in the lead roles, with a large...  more
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    Hey Ram

    Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan

    Released2000

    Directed byKamal Haasan

    Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian drama film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi language. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in the film. A...  more

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    Avvai Shanmughi

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1996

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Avvai Shanmugi is a 1996 Tamil comedy film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan, which is an Indian adaptation of the American comedy film, Mrs. Doubtfire. The film features Kamal...  more
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    Love is God

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released2003

    Directed bySundar C.

    Anbe Sivam is a 2003 Indian Tamil drama film written by Kamal Haasan and directed by Sundar C. The film follows the events of an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai which is undertaken by...  more
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    Michael Madana Kama Rajan

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1991

    Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao

    Michael Madhana Kama Rajan is a 1990 Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and written by Kamal Haasan, with Crazy Mohan penning the dialogues. The film also feature large ensemble...  more
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    Moondram Pirai

    Kamal Haasan, Sridevi

    Released1982

    Directed byBalu Mahendra

    Moondram Pirai is a 1982 Indian Tamil drama film written, directed and filmed by Balu Mahendra. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles, while Silk Smitha, Poornam Vishwanathan...  more
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    Magalir Mattum

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1994

    Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao

    Magalir Mattum is a 1994 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, starring Revathy, Urvashi, Rohini and Nassar in lead roles with Nagesh and Kamal Haasan in guest...  more
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    Thenali

    Kamal Haasan, Jayaram

    Released2000

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Thenali is a 2000 Indian Tamil comedy-drama film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the title role, along with Jayaram, Jyothika, and Devayani. The...  more
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    Varumayin Niram Sivappu

    Kamal Haasan, Sridevi

    Released1980

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu is a 1980 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Aakali Rajyam...  more
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    Kuruthipunal

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1995

    Directed byP. C. Sreeram

    Kuruthipunal is a 1995 Tamil action thriller film directed by veteran cinematographer P. C. Sreeram. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role, with Arjun and Nassar in supporting roles. The film...  more
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    Unnal Mudiyum Thambi

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1988

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie, a re-make of the Telugu film Rudraveena, was released on 4 March 1988....  more
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    Gunaa

    Kamal Haasan, Girish Karnad

    Released1991

    Directed bySanthana Bharathi

    Gunaa is a 1991 Tamil drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi and written by Sab John. The film stars Kamal Haasan, newcomer Roshini in lead roles with Rekha, S. P. Balasubramaniam, Girish Karnad,...  more
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    Punnagai Mannan

    Kamal Haasan, Revathi

    Released1986

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Punnagai Mannan is a 1986 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. Starring Kamal Haasan and Revathi in the lead roles, the film is Haasan's 25th film with Balachander. Coincidentally, it is music...  more
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    Virumandi

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released2004

    Directed byKamal Haasan

    Virumaandi is a 2004 Indian Tamil film written, directed, and starring Kamal Haasan in the title role. The film revolves around the interview of two prison inmates, firstly Kothala Thevar life...  more
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    16 Vayathinile

    Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan

    Released1977

    Directed byP. Bharathiraja

    16 Vayathinile is a 1977 Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Sridevi and Rajinikanth. The film also marks the debut of the famous South Indian comedian...  more
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    Ninaithale Inikkum

    Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan

    Released1979

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Ninaithale Inikkum is a 1979 Indian Tamil language comedy drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Jayaprada, Geetha and Nakul. The story was written by Sujatha...  more
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    Sathyaa

    Kamal Haasan, Nassar

    Released1988

    Directed bySuresh Krissna

    Sathya is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Suresh Krissna and produced by Kamal Haasan starring Kamal Haasan himself along with Amala. The film was remake from the 1985 Hindi...  more