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The Best Thilakan Movies

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

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

These films, like Ullasapoongattu and Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku include images when available.

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

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    Nayakan

    Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique

    Released2010

    Directed byLijo Jose Pellissery

    Nayakan is a 2010 Malayalam crime film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery and written by P. S. Rafeeq. It stars Indrajith, Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Dhanya Mary Varghese and Siddique. The film...  more
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    Thaniyavarthanam

    Mammootty, Mukesh

    Released1987

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Thaniyavarthanam is a 1987 Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil. It stars Mammootty, Thilakan, Mukesh, Saritha, Asha Jayaram, Philomina and Kaviyoor Ponnamma...  more
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    Manjadikuru

    Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released2008

    Directed byAnjali Menon

    Manjadikuru is a Malayalam film written and directed by Anjali Menon. A shorter video version of the film was premiered at the 2008 International Film Festival of Kerala, and won the FIPRESCI Award...  more
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    Released1986

    Directed byPadmarajan

    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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    Koodum Thedi

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1985

    Directed byPaul Babu

    Koodum Thedi is a 1985 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, Radhika, Rahman, Nadia Moidu, Soman, Thilakan, Sankaradi etc. Written by S. N. Swamy and Rajmohan, the film is directed by Paul Babu, and...  more
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    Punjabi House

    Dileep, Thilakan

    Released1998

    Directed byMeccartin

    Punjabi House is a 1998 Malayalam comedy musical film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin, starring Dileep, Mohini, Lal, Cochin Hanifa, Harisree Asokan, Neena Kurup, and Janardanan. The music was...  more
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    Mayilpeelikkavu

    Jagathy Sreekumar, Kunchacko Boban

    Released1998

    Directed byBabu Narayanan, Anil Kumar

    Mayilpeelikkavu is a Malayalam film released in 1998 starring Kunchacko Boban and Jomol. This is the third film of Kunchacko Boban. The film is about re-incarnation and revenge.This movie is a remake...  more
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    Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam

    Mohanlal, Thilakan

    Released1987

    Directed byKamal

    Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam is a 1987 Malayalam film directed by Kamal starring Mohanlal and Karthika . The movie was produced under the banner of Cheers by Mohanlal and Kochumol and was distributed...  more
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    Alibhabha

    Prakash Raj, Thilakan

    Released2008

    Directed byNeelan K. Sekar

    Alibhabha is a 2008 Tamil film produced by Pattiyal Sekhar, Krishna Sekhar's father and directed by Neelan.K.Sekar. The film stars Prakash Raj in the prime role with Politics. Vidyasagar scored the...  more
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    Sadayam

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1992

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Sadayam is a 1992 Malayalam drama thriller film written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Sibi Malayil. It stars Mohanlal, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Murali, Sreenivasan, Maathu, KPAC Lalitha,...  more
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    Kalippattam

    Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar

    Released1993

    Directed byVenu Nagavally

    Kalippattam is a 1993 Malayalam film written and directed by Venu Nagavalli and starring Mohanlal, Urvashi, Thilakan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Jagathy and Nedumudi Venu. Mohanlal also sang a song with...  more
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    Sangham

    Mammootty, Mukesh

    Released1988

    Directed byJoshiy

    Sangham is a 1988 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Joshiy and produced by K Rajagopal. The film stars Mammootty, Thilakan, Parvathy and Saritha in lead roles. The film had musical score by Shyam....  more
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    Vairam: Fight for Justice

    Suresh Gopi, Jayasurya

    Released2009

    Directed byM.A. Nishad

    Vairam: Fight for Justice is a 2009 Malayalam film directed by M. A. Nishad under the banner of Cinema NSR India Pvt Ltd. The main cast includes Suresh Gopi, Pasupathy, Samvrutha Sunil, Jayasurya,...  more
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    Mangamma

    Nedumudi Venu, Revathi

    Released1997

    Directed byT. V. Chandran

    Mangamma is a 1997 Malayalam film written and directed by T. V. Chandran, and produced by National Film Development Corporation of India. It stars Revathi, Nedumudi Venu, Vijayaraghavan and Thilakan...  more
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    Ulkadal

    Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan

    Released1978

    Directed byK. G. George

    Oolkatal is a 1979 Malayalam musical-romantic drama film directed by K. G. George and starring Venu Nagavally and Sobha in the lead roles. The film, considered to be the first campus film in...  more
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    Bala

    Meera Jasmine, Thilakan

    Released2002

    Directed byDeepak

    Bala is a 2002 Indian Tamil film starring Shaam and Meera Jasmine in lead roles and Raghuvaran, Thilakan, Nagesh, Rajan P. Dev, Karunas and Sumithra in supporting roles. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja...  more
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    Yes Your Honour

    Jagathy Sreekumar, Sreenivasan

    Released2006

    Directed byV. M. Vinu

    Yes Your Honour is a 2006 Malayalam film directed by V. M. Vinu. The film features Sreenivasan, Padmapriya and Innocent in the lead roles. The film was a critical and commercial success of 2006....  more
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    Sandhesam

    Jayaram, Sreenivasan

    Released1991

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Sandhesam is a 1991 Malayalam black comedy-political satire film written by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, starring Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Thilakan, Siddique, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and...  more
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    Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku

    Mohanlal, Thilakan

    Released1983

    Directed byFazil

    Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku is a 1983 Malayalam film produced by Navodaya Appachan and directed by Fazil. This Blockbuster was Shalini's first movie. She acted in it when she was three years old and...  more
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    Ee Pattanathil Bhootham

    Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan

    Released2009

    Directed byJoy Antony

    Ee Pattanathil Bhootham is a 2009 comedy fantasy Malayalam film directed by Johny Antony. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham stars Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, & Innocent.'Ennama kanna soukyama ' song from...  more
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    Godfather

    Mukesh, Siddique

    Released1991

    Directed bySiddique-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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    Randam Bhavam

    Suresh Gopi, Nedumudi Venu

    Released2001

    Directed byLal Jose

    Randam Bhavam is a 2001 Malayalam film directed by Lal Jose, written by Ranjan Pramod. It stars Suresh Gopi in dual role along with Biju Menon, Thilakan, Poornima Mohan, Lena, Narendra Prasad, Lal...  more
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    Aayirathil Oruvan

    Kalabhavan Mani, Thilakan

    Released2009

    Directed bySibi Malayil

    Aayirathil Oruvan is a 2009 Malayalam drama film directed by Sibi Malayil, starring Kalabhavan Mani in the lead role....  more
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    Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam

    Mohanlal, Sreenivasan

    Released1986

    Directed bySathyan Anthikad

    Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam is a 1986 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, starring Mohanlal, Karthika, Sreenivasan and M.G. Soman....  more
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    Adharvam

    Mammootty, Thilakan

    Released1989

    Directed byDennis Joseph

    Adharvam is a 1989 Malayalam drama film directed by Dennis Joseph and written by Shibu Chakravarthy; starring Mammootty, Ganesh Kumar, Charuhasan, Silk Smitha, Thilakan, and Parvathy in the main...  more