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The Best Mohanlal Movies

Updated April 8, 2020 23.6k votes 2.9k voters 264.9k views100 items

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

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

List features films like Sadayam, Uncle Bun, and many more

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    Kireedam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1989

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Kireedam is a 1989 Indian Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil. The film stars Mohanlal, Thilakan, Parvathy, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Mohan Raj, Murali, Sreenath,...  more
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    Thenmavin Kombath

    Mohanlal, Shobana

    Released1994

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Thenmavin Kombath is a 1994 Malayalam musical drama film written and directed by Priyadarshan, produced and edited by N. Gopalakrishnan, and starring Mohanlal, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu, Kaviyoor...  more
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    Kaalapani

    Mohanlal, Amrish Puri

    Released1996

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kaalapani is a 1996 Indian epic film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Prabhu Ganesan, Tabu, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Tinnu Anand, Annu Kapoor, Alex Draper, Amrish Puri, and Vineeth....  more
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    Sadayam

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1992

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Sadayam is a 1992 Malayalam drama thriller film written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Sibi Malayil. It stars Mohanlal, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Murali, Sreenivasan, Maathu, KPAC Lalitha,...  more
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    Devasuram

    Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1993

    Directed byI. V. Sasi

    Devasuram is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by Ranjith. The film stars Mohanlal, Revathi, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent, Napoleon, V. K. Sreeraman, Manian...  more
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    Nadodikattu

    Mohanlal, Shobana

    Released1987

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Nadodikattu is a 1987 Indian Malayalam satirical comedy film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan based on a story by the Siddique-Lal duo. The story revolves around two...  more
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    Kilukkam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1991

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kilukkam is a 1991 Malayalam-language Indian musical-comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Venu Nagavalli. The story revolves around Nandini, an orphan who comes to Ooty in search of...  more
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    Chithram

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1988

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Chithram is a 1988 Malayalam screwball comedy film written and directed by Priyadarshan. The film was produced by P. K. R. Pillai under the banner Shirdi Sai Creations. The film stars Mohanlal,...  more
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    Vellanakalude Nadu

    Mohanlal, Shobana

    Released1988

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Vellanakalude Nadu is a 1988 Malayalam drama film directed by Priyadarshan, and produced by Maniyanpilla Raju. This film was a critical and commercial success. It was remade in Hindi as Khatta Meeta...  more
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    Spadikam

    Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1995

    Directed byBhadran

    Spadikam is a 1995 Indian Malayalam action-drama film written and directed by Bhadran, starring Mohanlal in the lead role of a village rowdy Thomas Chacko aka Aadu Thoma. The film's name "Spadikam"...  more
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    Bharatham

    Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1991

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Bharatham is a 1991 Malayalam musical-drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Sibi Malayil, and produced by Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts. It stars Mohanlal, Urvashi,...  more
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    Yodha

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1992

    Directed bySangeeth Sivan

    Yodha is a 1992 Malayalam Sword and sorcery action comedy film scripted by Sasidharan Arattuvazhi and directed by Sangeeth Sivan. The film stars Mohanlal who plays the protagonist, who is told he is...  more
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    Thanmathra

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released2005

    Directed byBlessy

    Thanmathra is a 2005 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Blessy, based on Padmarajan's short story "Orma", which portrays the effects of Alzheimer's disease on the life of an individual and...  more
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    Thalavattam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1986

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Thalavattam is a 1986 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Priyadarshan and starring Mohanlal, M. G. Soman and Karthika. The story is very loosely based on the American novel One Flew Over...  more
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    Thoovanathumbikal

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1987

    Directed byPadmarajan

    Thoovanathumbikal is a 1987 Malayalam romance film written and directed by P. Padmarajan, which is based on his own novel Udakappola. The film revolves around Jayakrishnan who falls in love with two...  more
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    Gandhinagar 2nd Street

    Mohanlal, Mammootty

    Released1986

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Gandhinagar 2nd Street is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by Sathyan Anthikad, starring Mohanlal, Seema, Karthika, Srinivasan, Thilakan, Innocent, Sukumari, and KPAC Lalitha. Mammootty makes a cameo...  more
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    Vandanam

    Mohanlal, Mukesh

    Released1989

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Vandanam is a 1989 Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Mohanlal, Mukesh, Girija Shettar, Nedumudi Venu, M.G. Soman, Jagadish, Sukumari, Ganesh Kumar, Maniyanpilla Raju, and Cochin...  more
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    Paradesi

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released2007

    Directed byP. T. Kunju Muhammed

    Paradesi is a 2007 Indian Malayalam film written and directed by P. T. Kunju Muhammed and starring Mohanlal. The film talks the issue of Indian citizens who left the country before independence in...  more
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    Pattanapravesham

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1988

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Pattanapravesham is a 1988 Malayalam screwball comedy film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan. It is the sequel to Nadodikkattu and follows the story of Dasan and Vijayan who...  more
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    No.20 Madras Mail

    Mohanlal, Mammootty

    Released1990

    Directed byJoshiy, Priyadarshan

    No.20 Madras Mail is a 1990 Malayalam action-comedy film directed by Joshiy, starring Mohanlal in lead role along with M. G. Soman, Jagadish, Manianpilla Raju and Ashokan. This film was remade in...  more
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    Varavelpu

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1989

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Varavelpu is a 1989 Malayalam black comedy film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan, starring Mohanlal, Revathi, Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Murali, Innocent, and Jagadish. The film...  more
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    Aaraam Thampuran

    Mohanlal, Kalabhavan Mani

    Released1997

    Directed byShaji Kailas

    Aaraam Thampuran is a 1997 Malayalam film written by Ranjith, directed by Shaji Kailas, and starring Mohanlal, Narendra Prasad, and Manju Warrier in the lead roles. The film was a huge success at the...  more
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    Udayananu Tharam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released2005

    Directed byRosshan Andrrews

    Udayananu Tharam is a 2005 Malayalam black comedy film. The film is directed by Rosshan Andrrews. Udayananu Tharam presents the Malayalam film industry through a satirical viewpoint. It was...  more
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    Irupatham Noottandu

    Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi

    Released1987

    Directed byK. Madhu

    Irupatham Noottandu is a 1987 Malayalam film directed by K. Madhu and featuring Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Ambika, and Jagathy Sreekumar. It became one of the biggest blockbusters in Malayalam film...  more
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    Akkare Akkare Akkare

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1990

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Akkare Akkare Akkare is a 1990 Malayalam comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan. This is a sequel to Pattanapravesham which in turn was a sequel to 1987 film Nadodikkattu....  more