The Best Mammootty Movies Ever Made

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Over a thousand movie fans have come together to vote on this comprehensive list of the best and worst Mammootty movies. For those who aren't familiar with Mammootty, he is an Indian film actor and producer who has appeared in hundreds of films throughout his career. Known for his versatility and grounded performances, Mammootty has become an icon in the Malayalam film industry.

This list includes some of his most iconic roles as well as some lesser-known gems that are worth watching. From action-packed dramas to heartwarming family stories, these movies showcase Mammootty's range as an actor while also giving us a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.

Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking for a new movie to watch, this list has something for everyone. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a journey through some of the best (and worst) movies starring one of India's greatest actors.

Don't forget to vote up your favorites on this ranked list so we can determine which films truly deserve their spot at the top.

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  • Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha
    Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sukumari
    393 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Hariharan
    Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha is a 1989 epic Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Mammootty, Balan K. Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, Geetha and Captain Raju. The film won four National Film Awards including Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design and six Kerala State Film Awards. In a 2013 IBN poll it was voted the third best Indian film of all time. The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors of present day north Malabar. The film portrays the legend in a different light. According to the legend, Aromal Chekavar, a well-known warrior, lost his life after a duel in which his sword broke off at the hilt during the fight. The metal rivets holding the blade to the hilt had been replaced with wooden ones by his trusted ally and cousin Chandu. Chandu is said to have betrayed his cousin because he was jealous of Aaromal's popularity and abilities. The story was filmed numerous times in the early black-and-white era.
  • Amaram
    Mammootty, Murali, K. P. A. C. Lalitha
    198 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Bharathan
    Amaram is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It stars Mammootty, Murali, Maathu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Ashokan, Chitra, and Kuthiravattam Pappu in the main roles. The film's score is composed by Johnson while the songs are by Raveendran. The film is considered one of the best works of Bharathan. The performances by Mammootty, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, and Murali won great appreciations. The film, which has since attained cult status, was also one of the highest grossing films of 1991. K. P. A. C. Lalitha won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bhargavi. And Mammotty won the Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Award for his role as Achootty.
  • Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
    Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy Sreekumar
    286 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: K. Madhu
    Oru CBI Diary Kurippu is a 1988 Malayalam mystery film directed by K. Madhu, written by S. N. Swamy, and starring Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh, and Sukumaran. This film is the first in the series of the CBI investigative thrillers featuring Mammootty as CBI officer Sethurama Iyer. It was produced by M. Mani under the banner Sunitha Productions. Sequels to the film are Jagratha, Sethurama Iyer CBI, and Nerariyan CBI. A fifth sequel Veendum CBI in the franchise has been announced and is now in the pre-production stage. The plot-line of the film, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, was crafted around a real life incidence, the Polakkulam Case in which a hotel employee was murdered and dropped from the terrace to make it look like a suicide. The case was investigated by the CBI and it was in this case that a humanoid dummy experiment was first done in the state of Kerala to prove a murder case. The lead character, Sethurama Iyer is inspired by a police officer named Radha Vinod Raju, Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS Officer who in 2009 was appointed as the first chief of India's National Investigation Agency.
  • Kazhcha


    Mammootty, Innocent, Manoj K. Jayan
    146 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Blessy
    Kaazcha is a 2004 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Blessy. It stars Mammootty in the lead role. There have been several claims that the film seems to be inspired heavily from the Iranian movie Bashu, the Little Stranger. However, a close examination reveals that it is clearly not the case.
  • Vatsalyam
    Mammootty, Siddique, Cochin Haneefa
    232 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Cochin Haneefa
    Vatsalyam is a 1993 Malayalam film directed by Cochin Haneefa and written by Lohithadas. It stars Mammootty, Siddique, Geetha, Janardhanan, Sunitha and Kaviyoor Ponnamma in the main roles.
  • Pranchiyettan & the Saint
    Mammootty, Priyamani, Jagathy Sreekumar
    266 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Ranjith
    Pranchiyettan & the Saint is a 2010 Malayalam satirical comedy film written, directed, and produced by Ranjith. The film centres on the fictitious conversation between the Thrissur based rice merchant C.E. Francis aka Pranchiyettan and St. Francis of Assisi. Priyamani, Innocent, Siddique, Kushboo, Jagathy Sreekumar, Ganapathy, Sasi Kalinga, Tini Tom and Biju Menon play the other important roles.