All Time Top Tamil Movies list

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Tamil movies have been doing exceptionally great for a long time. Recently we are seeing how these movies are attracting young across India. The first silent movie in Tamil, “Keechaka Vadham” in 1918 brought everyone attention. Since then we have been seeing a huge growth in the Kollywood industry. Known for their unbelievable action scenes & unique story, Kollywood industry has succeeded in attracting young & have slowly influenced Bollywood Industry to adapt their style. So In this article, we are listing All-Time Top Tamil Movies based on the Critics rating and commercial Success at Box Office.

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Nayakan (1987)

Nayakan - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Nayakan – Top Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyMuktha Films
CastKamal Haasan,
Saranya Karthika
MusicIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyP. C. Sreeram
ProducerMuktha Srinivasan,
Muktha V. Ramaswamy,
G. Venkateswaran
Written and Directed byMani Ratnam
Release Date1 July 1987

Nayakan is one of the best action- gangster movie from 1987. This movie has won several awards and was praised by critics. Watching this movie still gives tears & especially Kamal Haasan’s acting. This movie was & still is one of the best Drama movies of all time. Another big reason for this movie to become the great hit was because of Mani Ratnam’s amazing direction & Ilaiyaraaja’s music.

This story is based on real-life Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar, and Describing the struggle of the South Indians, who live in Bombay (now Mumbai).

Thalapathi (1991)

Thalapathi - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Thalapathi – Top Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyG. V. Films Ltd
CastRajinikanth,
Mammootty,
Arvind Swamy,
Amrish Puri,
Srividya,
Bhanupriya,
Shobana Geetha
MusicIlaiyaraaja
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Producer G. Venkateswaran
Written and Directed byMani Ratnam
Release Date5 November 1991

Thalapathi is a 1991 Tamil-language crime-drama movie. This movie was one of the best Classic movies ever. The story, direction, acting, songs, picturization were incomparable. Featuring Rajinikanth & Mammootty, Aravind Swamy that makes the movie worth watching. This movie is based on the friendship between Duryodhana and Karna of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.

Roja(1992)

Roja- All Time Top Tamil Movies
Roja – Top Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyKavithalayaa Productions
CastArvind Swamy,
Madhoo
MusicIlaiyaraaja
CinematographySantosh Sivan
ProducerK. Balachander
Written and Directed byMani Ratnam
Release Date15 August 1992

Roja is a Tamil-language romantic thriller movie. this movie received several awards and was praised by critics. It was the highest grossing Tamil movie of 1992. This movie is one of the musical hit movies ever.

This movie story was based on the relationship between Satyavan and Savitri of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. The movie about Roja a normal girl, who gets married to Rishi. Rishi is kidnapped by militants during a secret undercover mission in Jammu and Kashmir. how she makes efforts to find her husband.

Gentleman (1993)

Gentleman - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Gentleman – Top Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyA. R. S. Film International
CastArjun, Madhoo, Goundamani, Charan Raj, Subhashri, Senthil, Vineeth
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographyJeeva
ProducerK. T. Kunjumon
Written and Directed byShankar
Release Date21 October 1993

Gentleman was one of the best movies ever seen. This movie is a 1993 best action-thriller movie with the best storyline and dialogs, with direction. It was legendary director Shanker’s first movie.

Kicha is a small business owner by day becomes modern day robin hood by night takes from the rich to provide education for the poor. Why he become a robin hood, and what happens in his life.

Baasha(1995)

Baasha - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Baasha-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companySathya Movies
CastRajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran
MusicDeva
CinematographyP. S. Prakash
ProducerR. M. Veerappan
Written and Directed bySuresh Krissna
Release Date12 January 1995

Baasha is a Tamil-language action movie. This movie was one of the highly successful movies in the career of Rajinikanth and his won Cinema Express Award and Filmfans Association Award for the Best Actor for his performance in the movie. it was the highest grossing Tamil cinema movie releasing in1995. This movie which was based on the 1991 Hindi movie Hum.

The movie story about the life of an auto driver Manikkam, who stays away from violence but forced to show his violent side after his sister is attacked and his past life as a gangster is revealed.

Indian (1996)

Indian - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Indian-Top Rated Tamil (Kollywood) Movies of All Time

 

Production companySri Surya Movies
CastKamal Haasan,
Manisha Koirala,
Urmila Matondkar,
Sukanya
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographyJeeva
ProducerA. M. Rathnam,
Jhamu Sughand
Written and Directed byS. Shankar
Release Date9 May 1996

Indian is one of the best Classic movies ever seen. This movie is a 1996 action thriller movie. The legend actor  Kamal Hassan’s performance won at the Tamil Nadu State Film Award and the Filmfare Award. It was also the highest grossing Tamil movie.

This movie story about an Indian freedom fighter, who against the British rule. After independence, he has strived fights corruption in the society. he murders all the illegal persons one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Iruvar (1997)

Iruvar - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Iruvar -Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyMadras Talkies
CastMohanlal,
Prakash Raj,
Aishwarya Rai,
Revathi,
Gouthami,
Tabu,
Nassar
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographySantosh Sivan
ProducerMani Ratnam, G. Srinivasan
Written and Directed byMani Ratnam
Release Date14 January 1997

Iruvar is a 1997  Tamil-language epic political drama movie. The movie, which is based on the relationship between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu. Iruvar was praised by critics and won the Best Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival and two National Film Awards.

This movie storyline is based on the real-life relationship between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi. How they fought in life and how they got popularity.

Ramana(2002)

Ramana - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Ramana -Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAascar Film Pvt. Ltd
CastVijayakanth, Simran, Ashima Bhalla, Vijayan, Yugi Sethu, Riyaz Khan, Mukesh Rishi
MusicIlaiyaraja
CinematographyM. S. Prabhu
ProducerV. Ravichandran
Written and Directed byA. R. Murugadoss
Release Date4 November 2002

Ramana is a 2002 Tamil language action drama movie. This movie is one of the remarkable Tamil drama movies. It was won the 2002 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film and Director  A. R. Murugadoss took Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer.

The movie story about a man named Ramana who eradicate corruption, with the help of his former students who work in various government offices.

Anniyaan(2005)

Anniyan - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Anniyaan-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAascar Films
CastVikram, Sadha, Vivek, Prakash Raj
MusicHarris Jayaraj
CinematographyRavi Varman, V. Manikandan
ProducerV. Ravichandran
Written and Directed byS. Shankar
Release Date17 June 2005

Anniyaan is a 2005 psychological thriller movie and, is one of the best movies ever. This movie is a box office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Tamil movies of 2005 in India and overseas. Anniyaan movie won eight Filmfare Awards and six State Film Awards.

The movie story about the life of Raamu(Vikram), who suffered multiple personality disorder. He works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He takes tips from the ‘Garuda Purana’ as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

 

Enthiran(2010)

Enthiran - All Time Top Tamil Movies
Enthiran-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companySun Pictures
CastRajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographyR. Rathnavelu
ProducerKalanithi Maran
Written and Directed byS. Shankar
Release Date1 October 2010

 

Enthiran is a 2010 science fiction movie has won the Indian National Film Award and several Filmfare awards, including the Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. This movie was the fourth-highest grossing South Indian movie of all time.

The movie story about the scientist Vaseegaran ( Rajinikanth) to control his creation, a robot named Chitti (Rajinikanth), after robot software is upgraded to give it the ability to exhibit human emotions. Problems arise when the Chitti falls in love with the scientist’s girlfriend (Aishwarya Rai).

 

Thuppakki(2012)

Thuppakki-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
Thuppakki-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyV Creations
CastVijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyan, Vidyut Jammwal, Jayaram
MusicHarris Jayaraj
CinematographySantosh Sivan
ProducerS. Thanu
Written and Directed byAR Murugadoss
Release Date13 November 2012

Thuppakki is a 2012  action-thriller movie won six Vijay Awards from sixteen nominations and nominated for seven South Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Vijay.

The movie story about Jagdish (Vijay) is a soldier, who visits Mumbai for a holiday to be with his family and find a suitable bride. Jagadish(Vijay) has a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How he is moving around like an ordinary person using his brain and brawn in the correct measure, tracks down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest of this escapist entertainer.

 

Kaththi(2014)

Kaththi-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
Kaththi-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAyngaran International, Lyca Productions
CastVijay, Samantha Akkineni, Neil Nitin Mukesh
MusicAnirudh Ravichander
CinematographyGeorge C. Williams
ProducerK. Karunamoorthi, A. Subashkaran
Written and Directed byAR Murugadoss
Release Date22 October 2014

Kaththi is a Tamil Crime Thriller movie is one of the best movies ever. that has won several awards and praised by critics. It was the highest grossing south Indian movie of 2014.

The movie story about Jeevanandham(Vijay), a social activist fight against an MNC company to restore farming. The other person Kathiresan(Vijay), a thief, who changes position with Jeevanandham because of destiny, and leads the war with the corporate heads by, Neil Nitin Mukesh, which tries to steal the fertile lands from villagers.

Thani Oruvan(2015)

Thani Oruvan-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
Thani Oruvan-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyAGS Entertainment
CastJayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayanthara
MusicHip-hop Tamizha
CinematographyRamji
ProducerKalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh
Written and Directed byMohan Raja
Release Date28 Aug 2015

Thani Oruvan is a 2015 Tamil action thriller movie and That has won several awards where the critics have praised this movie for best acting, best direction, best story and etc. This movie was one of the highest grossed movies in Tamil. The movie story about Mithran is an IPS Officer who wants to arrest Siddharth Abhimanyu, an affluent scientist who uses secret illegal medical practices for profit.

 

24(2016)

24 movie-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
24 movie-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production company2D Entertainment
CastSuriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Saranya Ponvannan
MusicA. R. Rahman
CinematographyTirru, Kiran Deohans
ProducerSuriya
Written and Directed byVikram Kumar
Release Date6 May 2016

24 is a  science fiction thriller movie with the best storyline and dialogs. This movie won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design and hero Suriya has taken the Critics Best Actor Award at 64th Filmfare Awards. This movie story is based on the Based on the concept of time-travel.

sethuraman(Surya), a scientist who creates a watch that you can travel on time. His brother Athreya(Surya), who wants to watch for him and hence kills Sethuraman (scientist). In the process of his killing, he will go to coma, also damaging his body. 26 years later, Athrea recovers and he wants to find the watch so that he can change his state.

Vikram Vedha (2017)

Vikram_Vedha-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
Vikram_Vedha-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production companyY NOT Studios
CastR. Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Kathir, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
MusicSam C. S.
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
ProducerS. Sashikanth
Written and Directed byPushkar–Gayathri
Release Date21 July 2017

Vikram Vedha is a modern action thriller movie. Crossed the worldwide gross to ₹70 crore making it one of the highest-grossing Tamil movie of all time. This movie was received four Filmfare and three Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards and two Techofes Awards.

The movie story about Vikram(Madhavan), a policeman. Vikram and his partner Simon are on the hunt to capture Vedha. When one-day Vedha(Vijay Sethupathi) surrenders, he offers to tell Vikram a story, throwing Vikram’s life into disarray.

 

96 Movie(2018)

96-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time
96-Top Rated Tamil Movies of All Time

 

Production company Madras Enterprises
CastVijay Sethupathi, Trisha, Adhitya Bhaskar, Gouri G Kishan
MusicGovind Menon
CinematographyMahediran Jayaraju
ProducerS. Nandagopal
Written and Directed byC. Prem Kumar
Release Date4 October 2018

96 movie is a Tami 2018  love romantic movie. This movie was one best romantic movies ever. We see how both the leads share their love with each other, without sharing a word. Both the characters had played the best role, which makes this movie the best Tamil romantic of the year 2018.

The movie’s story is about the journey of Ram (Vijay Sethupathi) who decides to visit his native place to do his work and have some old, good memories.  During his visit, he goes through some good memories from his School times & meets his old friends. As he visits his native place his friends plan for a School reunion where he meets his first love, Janaki (Trisha Krishnan).

 

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