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The Best Rajnikanth Movies

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

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

List features films like Tamacha, Padayappa and more!

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rajnikanth movies?" and "What are the greatest Rajnikanth roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Rajnikanth include names like Manobala, K. Balachander and Mani Ratnam. If you're a fan of Rajnikanth, then check out our lists of the best Dhanush and Prabhas movies as well.

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  • Annamalai is a 1992 Tamil film directed by Suresh Krishna, starring Rajinikanth, Kushboo and Sarath Babu in the lead roles. It is a remake of Krishnam Raju's movie Prana Snehitulu, which was a remake ...more
  • Thillu Mullu is a 1981 Tamil comedy film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Rajinikanth, Madhavi in lead roles while 'Thengai' Srinivasan, Nagesh, and Sowkar Janaki play supporting roles. ...more
  • 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
  • Mullum Malarum is a 1978 Indian Tamil drama film directed by J. Mahendran and produced by Venu Chettiar. The film, which features Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Fatafat Jayalaxmi and Shoba, marked ...more
  • Netri Kann is a 1981 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Lakshmi and Saritha in the lead roles.
  • Baashha is a 1995 Indian Tamil action drama film starring Rajinikanth, Nagma and Raghuvaran. The film was directed by Suresh Krissna, and features music by Deva. Rajinikanth won Filmfans Association ...more
  • Padayappa is a 1999 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan and Soundarya in the lead roles, while Abbas, ...more
  • Muthu is a 1995 Indian Tamil musical drama film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film stars Rajinikanth, Meena, and Sarath Babu. It was the debut film for K. S. Ravikumar with Rajinikanth. The film's ...more
  • Sivaji is a 2007 Indian Tamil action film directed by S. Shankar and produced by AVM Productions. Rajinikanth and Shriya Saran play the lead roles, with Suman, Vivek and Raghuvaran playing other ...more
  • Dharma Durai is a 1991 Tamil drama film starring Rajinikanth, Gouthami, Charan Raj, Nizhalgal Ravi and Senthil. The film was a remake of the 1989 Kannada film Deva with Vishnuvardhan in the lead ...more
  • Velaikaran is a 1987 Indian Tamil action-comedy film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Amala. This film is the remake of the Bollywood film Namak Halaal starring ...more
  • 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
  • Mr. Bharath is a Tamil film is directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film stars Rajnikant, Sathyaraj, Ambika, Goundamani, S. V. Shekhar and others. The plot is about a son's revenge against his father. It ...more
  • Aval Appadithan is a 1978 Indian Tamil drama film co-written and directed by C. Rudhraiya, on his directorial debut. The film was produced by Ragamanjari in association with the M.G.R. Government ...more
  • Nallavanuku Nallavan is a Tamil film, directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film was a remake of 1983 Telugu film Dharmaatmudu starring Krishnam Raju and Jayasudha. The film was later remade in Kannada as ...more
  • Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri is a 1977 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Sivakumar, Rajinikanth and Sumithra.
  • Mappillai is a 1989 Tamil film directed by Rajasekhar starring Rajinikanth and Amala in lead roles. A remake of the Telugu film Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, the Tamil version was produced by Geetha ...more
  • Johnny is a Tamil film directed by Mahendran. It had Rajinikanth and Sridevi in the main roles with Rajinikanth in a dual role.
  • Mannan is a 1992 Indian Tamil language film starring Rajinikanth, Vijayashanti, Kushboo, Manorama, Pandari Bai, Goundamani, and Visu. The film is a remake of the 1986 hit Kannada film Anuraga ...more
  • Enthiran is a 2010 Indian Tamil science fiction film co-written by S. Shankar and Sujatha Rangarajan and directed by Shankar. It stars Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the leads with Danny ...more
  • Rajadhi Raja is a Tamil film directed by R. Sundarrajan. The movie was released on March 4, 1989, with music by Ilaiyaraaja. Rajinikanth played a double role in the movie. The film was a Tremandous ...more
  • Priya is a 1978 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajnikanth, Sridevi and Ambarish. The story is an adaptation from writer Sujatha's Ganesh - Vasanth novels. The film was a blockbuster ...more
  • Justice Gopinath is a 1978 Indian Tamil film, directed by D. Yoganand. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, K. R. Vijaya and Major Sundarrajan in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. ...more
  • Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai is a 1979 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth. It was produced by Panju Arunachalam. The cast also included Thilak, Cho, Thengai Seenivasan, ...more
  • Panakkaran is a 1990 Tamil language film starring Rajinikanth and Gouthami. The film is a remake of Lawaaris, a 1981 Bollywood box office hit film starring Super Star Amitabh Bachchan. The film ran ...more