Film Famous Movies From Sri Lanka

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List of popular movies from Sri Lanka, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Sri Lanka are included. This list of famous films made in Sri Lanka includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Sri Lanka should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Sri Lanka is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

This list contains movies like Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Thambikku Indha Ooru. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Sri Lanka?"

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Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Charles Dance Midnight's Children is a 2012 British-Canadian film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast of Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Siddharth ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Malini Fonseka Beddegama is a 1980 Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book The Village ...more

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Vivek, Prabhu, Bharath Thambikku Indha Ooru is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Badri. It stars Bharath, Sana Khan, Prabhu, Vivek and Madalsa Sharma in the lead roles. The film was released on 5 March ...more

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Malini Fonseka, Gamini Fonseka, Shanthi Lekha Nidhanaya is a 1972 Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries, starring Gamini Fonseka and Malini Fonseka. Movie is based on a short story written by G.B.Senanayake in one of his ...more

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Gamini Fonseka Sandesaya is a 1960 film. The film based on the war between the Sri Lankan people and the Portuguese invaders in Sri Lanka. It was directed by Sri Lankan film director Lester James Peries. It ...more

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Gamini Fonseka, Henry Jayasena, Punya Heendeniya Gamperaliya is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Gamperaliya by Martin Wickramasinghe. The film was groundbreaking in Sinhala cinema ...more

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Malini Fonseka, Ravindra Randeniya, Vasanthi Chathurani Wekande Walauwa is a 2002 award winning Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of wealthy people in Sri Lanka. As per the film director the story is ...more

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Gamini Fonseka, Richard de Zoysa, Ramani Bartholomeusz Yuganthaya is a 1983 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Yuganthaya by Martin Wickramasinghe, and deals with the beginning of labor unions in Sri ...more

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Ravindra Randeniya, Joe Abeywickrama, Sriyani Amarasena Desa Nisa is a 1972 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Joe Abeywickrema as Nirukada, an ugly man who worries that his blind wife will leave him if she regains ...more

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Joe Abeywickrama Madol Duwa is a 1976 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Ajith Jinadasa as Upali, a young rebellious youth who travels to a small island to get away from the ...more

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Malini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama Bambaru Avith is a 1978 dramatic film made by Sri Lankan director Dharmasena Pathiraja. It explores tradition and exploitation following the introduction of capitalism to a tiny fishing village ...more

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Sriyani Amarasena Golu Hadawatha was a popular 1969 Sinhalese language romance film directed by maestro Lester James Peiris. The film stars Wickrema Bogoda and Anula Karunathilake in the lead roles. Based on a ...more

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Joe Abeywickrama Awaragira is a 1990 Sri Lankan film directed by Lester James Peries.

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Malini Fonseka Akkara Paha is a 1969 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Milton Jayawardena as Sena, a young man from a rural society who travels to the city to pursue a ...more

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Huang Lu, Thusitha Laknath, Kaushalaya Fernando "Sri Lanka's civil conflict raged so furiously for twenty-six long years that when it was declared over, one of the main reactions was numb disbelief. Director Vimukthi Jayasundara last ...more

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Shesha Palihakkara, D. R. Nanayakkara, Iranganie Serasinghe Rekava is a 1956 film based on village life and their mythical beliefs in Sri Lanka. It is the first Sinhalese film which was fully shot in Ceylon and was the first in the country to be shot ...more

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Ravindra Randeniya, Oliver Tobias, Leigh Lawson The God King is a 1974 British-Sri Lankan historical film directed by Lester James Peries. The film is based on the historical clash between brothers Kasyapa and Moggalana on Sigiriya Rock. ...more

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Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Jeevarani Kurukulasooriya Ranmuthu Duwa was the first colour full-length Sinhalese language film to be produced in Sri Lanka in 1962. It was produced by Shesha Palihakkara and directed by Mike Wilson, who also made his ...more

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Vasanthi Chathurani, Tony Ranasinghe, Sriyani Amarasena Ahasin Polowata is a 1978 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Tony Ranasinghe as Sarath, an abusive husband who is haunted by his wife's death. Peries made the ...more

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Henry Jayasena, Vasanthi Chathurani Ganga Addara was a 1980 Sinhalese language film directed by Sumitra Peiris and produced by Sumathi Films. The film stars Vasanthi Chathurani and late Vijaya Kumaratunga in the lead roles. ...more

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Iranganie Serasinghe, Tony Ranasinghe Delovak Athara is a 1966 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Tony Ranasinghe as Nissanka, the son of a newly rich industrialist, who becomes embroiled in a ...more

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Henry Jayasena, Punya Heendeniya, Trelicia Gunawardena Kaliyugaya is a 1981 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Kaliyugaya by Martin Wickramasinghe, and follows the events of the film Gamperaliya. It ...more

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Elke Sommer, Heather Thomas, Ravindra Randeniya Der Stein des Todes is a 1987 German-Sri-Lankan action film director by Franz Josef Gottlieb and starring Albert Fortell, Heather Thomas, Elke Sommer and Brad Harris. While in Sri Lanka ...more

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Punya Heendeniya, Tony Ranasinghe Ran Salu is a 1967 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film follows the parallel paths of Sujatha and Sarojini Perera. P.K.D. Seneviratne wrote the screenplay dealing with ...more

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Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama Welikathara is a 1971 dramatic film made by Sri Lankan director D. B. Nihalsinghe.It was the first film directed by D. B. Nihalsingha. Since Weikathara was the first film in CinemaScope in Sri ...more

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Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Tony Ranasinghe Getawarayo is a 1964 Sri Lankan drama film starring Gamini Fonseka. The movie won the Best Director and Best Film awards at the 1965 Sarasaviya Film Festival.

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Ravindra Randeniya, Nita Fernando, Tony Ranasinghe Duhulu Malak is a 1976 Sinhalese language romance film directed by Vijaya Dharmasri that follows the lives of middle-class people in Sri Lanka. The film stars Nita Fernando, Ravindra Randeniya ...more

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Saptha Kanya Sangeetha Weeraratne, Kamal Addararachchi Saptha Kanya is a 1993 Sinhalese language film directed by late H.D. Premaratne. The film stars Kamal Addararachchi and Sangeetha Weeraratne in the leading roles. Playback singing was by ...more

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Joe Abeywickrama, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Denavaka Hamine Kolomba Sanniya is a 1976 Sinhalese language comedy film directed by Manik Sandrasagara that follows the lives of middle and upper-class people in rural and urban Sri Lanka. The film stars ...more

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Bawa Duka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Movies From Sri Lanka
Bawa Duka Jackson Anthony, Swarna Mallawarachchi Bawa Duka is a 1997 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dharmasiri Bandaranayake.

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Bawa Karma Jackson Anthony, Swarna Mallawarachchi Bawa Karma is a 1997 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dharmasiri Bandaranayake.

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Anantha Rathriya Ravindra Randeniya, Yashoda Wimaladharma, Swarna Mallawarachchi Anantha Rathriya is a 1996 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Prasanna Vithanage. It is loosely based on the Leo Tolstoy novel Resurrection.

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Dehadaka Duka Dehadaka Duka is a 1968 Sri Lankan film directed by Robin Tampoe.

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Deveni Gamana Ravindra Randeniya, Denavaka Hamine, Iranganie Serasinghe Deveni Gamana is a 1982 Sri Lankan film directed by H.D. Premaratne.

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Joe Abeywickrama Thun Man Handiya is a 1970 dramatic film made by Sri Lankan artist Mahagama Sekera. It is autobiographical and recounts Sekera's childhood though the character of Sirisena.

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Apeksha Malini Fonseka, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Robin Fernando Apeksha is a 1979 Sri Lankan film directed by H.D. Premaratne.

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Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Robin Fernando Chandiya is a 1965 Sri Lankan action movie directed by Titus Thotawatte. In the country, it was the first of its genre to not borrow from Indian cinema.

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Aadara Hasuna Joe Abeywickrama Aadara Hasuna is a 1986 Sri Lankan film directed by H.D. Premaratne.

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Adarawanthayo Malini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, D. R. Nanayakkara Adarawanthayo is a 1968 black & white Sri Lankan drama film directed by Amarnath Jayatilaka.

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Dahasak Sithuvili Malini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Henry Jayasena Dahasak Sithuvili is a 1968 Sri Lankan film directed by G.D.L. Perera.

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Bicycle Hora D. R. Nanayakkara, Sandhya Kumari, Jeevarani Kurukulasooriya Bicycle Hora is a 1968 Sri Lankan film directed by K.A.W. Perera.

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Dadayama Ravindra Randeniya, Swarna Mallawarachchi Dadayama is a 1984 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Wasantha Obeysekara.

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Biththi Hathara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Movies From Sri Lanka
Biththi Hathara Swarna Mallawarachchi, Vasanthi Chathurani, Menik Kurukulasuriya Biththi Hathara is a 1982 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Parakrama de Silva, based on the book of the same name written by Sugathapala de Silva. It was produced by H.D. Premasiri.

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Arunata pera Denavaka Hamine, Chandi Rasika Arunata pera is a 1981 Sri Lankan film directed by Amarnath Jayatilaka.

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Gamini Fonseka, Hugo Fernando, Sandhya Kumari Dheewarayo is a 1964 Sri Lankan film starring Gamini Fonseka. It was a box office success in the country.

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Ahas Gauwa Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Menik Kurukulasuriya Ahas Gauwa is a 1974 Sri Lankan film directed by Darmasena Pathiraja.

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Ammai Duwai Ammai Duwai is a 1984 Sri Lankan film directed by Mu. Arukgoda.

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Wasana Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Malini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama Wasana is a 1976 Sinhalese language romance film directed that follows the lives of middle-class people in Sri Lanka. The film stars Geetha Kumarasinghe, Vijaya Kumaranatunga and Malini Fonseka ...more

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Adata Vediya Heta Hondai Gamini Fonseka, Sandhya Kumari, Anthony C. Perera Adata Vediya Heta Hondai is a 1963 Sri Lankan film starring Gamini Fonseka and Jeevarani Kurukulasooriya. It was a box office success in the country.