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The Best Malayalam Movies Of All Time

Updated November 22, 2019 86.1k votes 12.6k voters 570.0k views140 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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  • 1
    Sandesham
    727
    133

    Sandesham

    Tilakan.sreenivasan, jayaram

    Released1991

    Directed bysathyan anthikad

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  • 2
    Manichithrathazhu (The Ornate Lock)
    2,627
    666

    Released1993

    Directed byFazil

    Manichitrathazhu is a 1993 Indian Malayalam epic psychological thriller film written by Madhu... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Kireedam
    2,385
    621

    Kireedam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1989

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Kireedam is a 1989 Indian Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha
    2,164
    597

    Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha

    Mammootty, Suresh Gopi

    Released1989

    Directed byHariharan

    Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha is a 1989 epic Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Vadakkunokkiyantram
    1,385
    382

    Vadakkunokkiyantram

    Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1989

    Directed bySreenivasan

    Vadakkunokkiyantram is a 1989 Malayalam black comedy film written and directed by Sreenivasan.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Drishyam
    2,102
    660

    Drishyam

    Mohanlal, Siddique

    Released2013

    Directed byJeethu Joseph

    Drishyam is a 2013 Malayalam drama–thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Nadodikattu
    1,686
    521

    Nadodikattu

    Mohanlal, Shobana

    Released1987

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Nadodikattu is a 1987 Indian Malayalam satirical comedy film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Thoovanathumbikal
    2,023
    643

    Thoovanathumbikal

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1987

    Directed byPadmarajan

    Thoovanathumbikal is a 1987 Malayalam romance film written and directed by P. Padmarajan,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Kilukam
    1,665
    525

    Kilukam

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  • 10
    Chithram
    1,880
    602

    Chithram

    Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1988

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Chithram is a 1988 Malayalam screwball comedy film written and directed by Priyadarshan. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Devasuram
    1,740
    560

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Ustad Hotel
    763
    211

    Ustad Hotel

    Siddique, Thilakan

    Released2012

    Directed byAnwar Rasheed

    Ustad Hotel is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Anwar Rasheed, written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Godfather
    1,374
    441

    Godfather

    Mukesh, Siddique

    Released1991

    Directed bySiddique-Lal

    Godfather is a 1991 Indian Malayalam comedy-Drama film written and directed by Siddique-Lal... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Pranchiyettan & the Saint
    1,637
    554

    Pranchiyettan & the Saint

    Mammootty, Priyamani

    Released2010

    Directed byRanjith

    Pranchiyettan & the Saint is a 2010 Malayalam satirical comedy film written, directed, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Traffic
    1,157
    373

    Traffic

    Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban

    Released2011

    Directed byRajesh Pillai

    Traffic is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film written by brothers Bobby and Sanjay and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Thaniyavarthanam
    807
    247

    Thaniyavarthanam

    Mammootty, Mukesh

    Released1987

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Thaniyavarthanam is a 1987 Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    443
    107

    Guru

    Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi

    Released1997

    Directed byRajiv Anchal

    Guru is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language hallucination film written by CG Rajendra Babu and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    1,302
    453

    Spadikam

    Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1995

    Directed byBhadran

    Spadikam is a 1995 Indian Malayalam action-drama film written and directed by Bhadran,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Kalaapani
    788
    257

    Kalaapani

    Mohanlal, Amrish Puri

    Released1996

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kaalapani is a 1996 Indian epic film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Prabhu... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Bangalore Days
    1,104
    386

    Bangalore Days

    Nithya Menen, Rekha Mallick

    Released2014

    Directed byAnjali Menon

    Bangalore Days is an Indian Malayalam romantic comedy drama film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    873
    295

    Raamji Rao Speaking

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  • 22
    Vaathsalyam
    582
    177

    Vaathsalyam

    Mammootty, Siddique

    Released1993

    Directed byCochin Haneefa

    Vatsalyam is a 1993 Malayalam film directed by Cochin Haneefa and written by Lohithadas. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Amaram
    931
    327

    Amaram

    Mammootty, Murali

    Released1991

    Directed byBharathan

    Amaram is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala
    655
    216

    Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala

    Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu

    Released1998

    Directed bySreenivasan

    Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala is a 1998 Malayalam black comedy film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Thanmathra
    825
    288

    Thanmathra

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released2005

    Directed byBlessy

    Thanmathra is a 2005 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Blessy, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button