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Best South Indian Movies to Watch Once

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There is something special about South Indian movies that keeps us coming back for more. Maybe it’s the grandiose settings, the breathtaking cinematography, or the talented actors and actresses that bring these stories to life. Whatever the reason may be, there’s no denying that South Indian cinema is some of the best in the world.

And while there are too many great films to list them all, we’ve compiled a collection of what we believe are the best South Indian movies of all time. From historical epics to heart-wrenching dramas, these films showcase the very best that South India has to offer.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the finest cinema from one of the most fascinating regions in the world.

1. Arjun Reddy

This is a Telugu movie that was released in 2017 and was directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy. The movie stars Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles and revolves around the story of a young medical student who falls in love with his classmate.

Arjun Reddy

2. Baahubali: The Beginning

This is a 2015 Tamil/Telugu movie that was directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The movie stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles and is based on the story of two warring brothers for control over an ancient kingdom.baahubali south indian movie

If you’re looking for a South Indian movie that’s packed with action, drama, and romance, then look no further than Baahubali: The Beginning. This film tells the story of two warring brothers who are vying for control of an ancient kingdom.

With stunning visuals and an unforgettable story, Baahubali is a must-watch for any fan of South Indian cinema. You can also enjoy here the best Telugu movies which were released recently. All these movies are with great storylines and cinematography.

3. Magadheera

This is a 2009 Telugu movie that was directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The movie stars Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles and is based on the story of a man who is reincarnated into another body after he is killed in a fight. With spectacular action sequences and a heart-wrenching story, Magadheera is a must-watch for any fan of South Indian cinema.

Magadheera Movie

4. Eega

This is a 2012 Telugu movie that was directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The movie stars Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Sudeep in the lead roles and is based on the story of a man who is reincarnated as a housefly to take revenge on the man who killed him.

eega

The movie was a huge commercial success and became the second highest-grossing Telugu movie of all time. With an interesting premise and some truly mind-bending visuals, Eega is a must-watch for any fan of South Indian cinema. 

5. Chandramukhi

The movie stars Rajinikanth, Jyothika, Vadivelu, and Nayantara in the lead roles and revolves around the story of a woman who is possessed by a spirit.

Chandramukhi

Chandramukhi is a gripping tale of a woman who is possessed by a spirit. The story follows her as she tries to rid herself of the spirit and return to her normal life. With Rajinikanth in the lead role, Chandramukhi is a must-watch for any fan of South Indian cinema.

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6. Sivaji The Boss

This is a 2007 Tamil movie that was directed by S. Shankar. The movie stars Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, and Suman in the lead roles and is about a man who comes to Chennai to start a business but ends up getting embroiled in corruption.

Sivaji The Boss

The movie was a huge commercial success and became the second-highest-grossing and also enter the best blockbuster Tamil film of all time.

Sivaji The Boss is a story of a man who comes to Chennai to start a business but ends up getting embroiled in corruption. With Rajinikanth in the lead role, Sivaji The Boss is a must-watch for any fan of South Indian cinema.

7. Pokiri:

The movie stars Mahesh Babu, Ileana D’Cruz, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles and is about an undercover police officer who infiltrates the underworld to take down a crime lord.

Pokiri Movie

8. Athadu

The movie stars Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, and Sonu Sood in the lead roles and is about two friends who end up on opposite sides of the law.

Athadu

9. Vedalam

This is a 2015 Tamil movie that was directed by Siva. The movie stars Ajith Kumar, Shruti Haasan, and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles and is about a vigilante who sets out to take down a gangster.

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10. Jilla

This is a 2014 Tamil movie that was directed by R. T. Neason. The movie stars Mohlal, Vijay, and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles and is about a police officer and a gangster who team up to take down a common enemy.

Jilla

11. Kaththi

The movie stars Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead roles and is about a man who takes on the corrupt system to fight for the people.

12. Petta

The movie stars Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, and Simran Bagga in the lead roles and is about a man who comes to a village to take down a local gangster.

Petta

13. Master

The movie stars Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles and is about a man who is released from prison and becomes the headmaster of a school for juvenile delinquents.

14. Sarkar

The movie stars Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles and is about a man who comes to India to take down the corrupt system.

Sarkar

15. Kabali

This is a 2016 Tamil movie that was directed by Pa. Ranjith. The movie stars Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, and Radhika Apte in the lead roles and is about an aging gangster who tries to protect his family from his rivals.

16. Darbar

The movie stars Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, and Sunil Shetty in the lead roles and is about a police officer who goes undercover to take down a crime lord.

17. Mersal

The movie stars Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles and is about a doctor who exposes the corrupt practices of the medical industry.

18. Whiplash

This is a 2014 Tamil movie that was directed by Vasanthabalan. The movie stars Dhanush, Ameer Sultan, and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles and is about a man who is wrongfully accused of a crime and sets out to clear his name.

19. KGF: Chapter 1

This is a 2018 Kannada/Telugu/Tamil movie that was directed by Prashanth Neel. The movie stars Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, and Ramachandra Raju in the lead roles and is about a man who seeks power and wealth in order to take down his enemies.

20. Saamy²

This is a 2018 Tamil movie that was directed by Hari. The movie stars Vikram, Keerthy Suresh, and Bobby Simhaa in the lead roles and is a sequel to the 2003 Tamil movie Saamy.

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Conclusion

These are some of the popular Tamil and Telugu movies that you can watch.  If you are looking for something different, then you can also check out the action, thriller, or comedy genres.

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6 Comments

  1. Anu jain
    February 8, 2023 at 7:23 am

    South Indian movies have a different vibe altogether! They always have a great plot and twists. This list is in my bucket list now

  2. Prem
    April 2, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Apparently, probably the best films made came from South India.
    We continue returning on the grounds that something stands out about South Indian stunning cinematography and capable entertainers and entertainers rejuvenate these accounts.

  3. Harshit shah
    April 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    The south Indian rendition of Eega is always more dramatic and amazing, despite having a Bollywood counterpart as well.

  4. Kranthi
    April 30, 2023 at 6:37 am

    I never heard of the movie ‘EEGA’ but after looking at this article on this site, then I watched the movie it is really a fantastic thriller movie. Thanks for the info all the movies are great.

  5. Sweta
    December 25, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Allthe options are cool. South indian movies are indeed great. So happy for having a good watchlist here.

  6. Pooja
    April 13, 2024 at 7:22 am

    Finding good and awesome south indian movies is so tough. One can take help of this blog easily.

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