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The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time 

sudeeshab
Updated November 22, 2019 103.1k votes 12.3k voters 561.6k views 140 items
This is a list of best Malayalam movies regardless of their popularity. I have seperate list for the most popular Malayalam movie. http://www.ranker.com/list/most-popular-malayalam-movies-of-all-times-/sudeeshab  . Please use that list for popular movies. 
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The Ornate Lock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Shobana

Released: 1993

Directed by: Fazil

Manichitrathazhu is a 1993 Indian Malayalam epic psychological thriller film written by Madhu Muttam, directed by Fazil, and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. The story is based on a tragedy ...more
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Kireedam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan

Released: 1989

Directed by: Sibi 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, ...more
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Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sukumari

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 ...more
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Drishyam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
donwilson007 added Drishyam Mohanlal, Siddique, Meena

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jeethu Joseph

Drishyam is a 2013 Malayalam drama–thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph and starring Mohanlal and Meena. The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad ...more
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Thoovanathumbikal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sukumari

Released: 1987

Directed by: Padmarajan

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 ...more
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Vadakkunokkiyantram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent

Released: 1989

Directed by: Sreenivasan

Vadakkunokkiyantram is a 1989 Malayalam black comedy film written and directed by Sreenivasan. The film is about the marital discord caused by a husband's inferiority complex. It was remade in ...more
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Chithram is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair

Released: 1988

Directed by: Priyadarshan

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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Devasuram is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Revathi

Released: 1993

Directed by: I. 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, ...more
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Pranchiyettan & the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mammootty, Priyamani, Jagathy Sreekumar

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 ...more
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Kilukam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Kilukam
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Nadodikattu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mohanlal, Shobana, Sreenivasan

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sathyan 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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Godfather is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mukesh, Siddique, Thilakan

Released: 1991

Directed by: Siddique-Lal

Godfather is a 1991 Indian Malayalam comedy-Drama film written and directed by Siddique-Lal and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of N. N. Pillai, ...more
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lino-vinayan added Premam

Released: 2015

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Traffic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
joel joliyan added Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Saikumar

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rajesh Pillai

Traffic is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film written by brothers Bobby and Sanjay and directed by Rajesh Pillai. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Sreenivasan, Rahman, Kunchako ...more
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Spadikam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan

Released: 1995

Directed by: Bhadran

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 ...more
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Kalyanaraman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
VarghesePRaju added Dileep, Kunchacko Boban, Thilakan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Shafi

Kalyanaraman is a 2002 Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Shafi starring Dileep and Navya Nair. The film was remade in Telugu as Kalyanaramudu starring Venu, Suman, Prabhudeva and Nikita ...more
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Neram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
danielxavier added Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Bobby Simha

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alphonse Puthren

Neram is a 2013 Indian comedy thriller film, written, directed and edited by Alphonse Putharen in his directorial debut. Simultaneously made in the Malayalam and Tamil languages, it stars Nivin ...more
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Bangalore Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Nithya Menen, Rekha Mallick, Nivin Pauly

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anjali Menon

Bangalore Days is an Indian Malayalam romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Anjali Menon, and produced by Anwar Rasheed and Sophia Paul under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment ...more
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Amen (2013 Film) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
abhijithkrishnan2012 added Amen (2013 Film) Fahadh Faasil, Indrajith Sukumaran, Swati Reddy

Released: 22 March 2013

Directed by: Lijo Jose Pellissery

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1983 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
danielxavier added Nivin Pauly, Nikki Galrani, Srinda Ashab

Released: 2014

Directed by: Abrid Shine

1983 is a 2014 family sports film directed by Abrid Shine.
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Namukku Parkkan Munthiri... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mohanlal, Thilakan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Released: 1986

Directed by: Padmarajan

Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal is a 1986 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed by Padmarajan. The film is noted for its rich and detailed screenplay, expressive cinematography and ...more
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Raamji Rao Speaking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Raamji Rao Speaking
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Amaram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Rosy1 added Mammootty, Murali, K. P. A. C. Lalitha

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 ...more
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Thanmathra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu

Released: 2005

Directed by: Blessy

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 ...more
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Sandesham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time
AswinIc added Sandesham Tilakan.sreenivasan, jayaram

Released: 1991

Directed by: sathyan anthikad