The Best Movies Directed by Mani Ratnam

List of all movies directed by Mani Ratnam ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Mani Ratnam are listed here and include movie posters and Mani Ratnam movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Mani Ratnam as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Mani Ratnam movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Mani Ratnam film is can be factored into this list.

From Mani Ratnam's studio films to Mani Ratnam's independent films, this Mani Ratnam filmography keeps tabs on all Mani Ratnam movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List ranges from Thalapathi to The Duo and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Mani Ratnam direct?” or “who is Mani Ratnam?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Mani Ratnam?” and “what's a good selection of good Mani Ratnam movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Mani Ratnam films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Mani Ratnam works.

All Mani Ratnam director credits are included. This list of every movie that Mani Ratnam has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Mani Ratnam movie is and which actors starred in the Mani Ratnam film.

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Who has Mani Ratnam worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, and Vikram.

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  • Kannathil Muthamittal
    Prakash Raj, Siddharth, R. Madhavan
    150 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
    Kannathil Muthamittal is a 2002 Tamil drama film directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. It features P. S. Keerthana, Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy, ...more
  • Nayakan
    Kamal Hassan, Saranya Ponvannan, Janakaraj
    225 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
    An aging Mafia don looks for a way to go out painlessly.

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  • Bombay
    Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar
    167 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Mani Rathnam
    Shekar (Arvind Swamy) and Shaila (Manisha Koirala) are in love, and although neither of their parents approve of their relationship -- he is Hindu, she is Muslim -- they decide to run off and get ...more

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  • Thalapathi
    Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Amrish Puri
    221 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
    Thalapathi is a 1991 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and produced by G. Venkateswaran under the banner of G. V. Films. It stars Rajinikanth, Mammootty and Shobana in the ...more
  • Mouna Ragam
    Revathi, Karthik, Kanchana
    166 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
    Mouna Ragam is a 1986 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam, and produced by G. Venkateswaran. The film narrates the life of Divya Chandramouli, who is robbed of her ...more
  • Roja
    Nassar, Pankaj Kapur, Janagaraj
    189 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
    Roja is a 1992 Tamil-language Indian political drama-romance film co-written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Arvind Swamy and Madhoo in the lead roles. The film was subsequently dubbed in ...more