Marathi cinema has evolved over the years in terms of acting, storytelling, direction and cinematography. The movies have skyrocketed in popularity and in terms of audience viewership. So much so that even Bollywood celebrities are keen on producing Marathi movies.
Below is a list of some of the top IMDB Marathi movies you should watch!
Aadesh - Power Of Law (IMDB Rating: 9.8)
Director: Suvahhdan Angre
Cast: Suvahhdan Angre, Anant Jog, Mukesh Tiwari, Ashok Shinde, Mithila Naik, Yogesh Wanve
This top IMDB Marathi movie is about a prosecuting attorney. It revolves around a fearless public prosecutor who takes up cases involving high profile and influential criminals, facing the most successful defense lawyers in his field.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/3XivahSkUgs
Lata Bhagwan Kare (IMDB Rating: 9.6)
Director: Naveen Deshaboina
Cast: Lata Kare, Bhagwan Kare, Rekha Gaikwad, Radha Chavan, Ajay Shinde, Sakshi Sable, Sunil Kare
Lata Bhagwan Kare is a top Marathi movie with an IMDB rating of 9.7. Released in 2020, the movie revolves around the 65-year-old labourer Lata Kare, who decides to participate in a marathon to arrange money for her husband’s treatment. It is based on the true story of a 65-year-old strong, willful and courageous woman.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/Y-hnH1MuFjY
Baba (IMDB Rating: 9.4)
Director: Raj .R. Gupta
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Spruha Joshi, Aaryan Menghji, Nandita Dhuri
IMDB’s top Marathi movie Baba, is a rollercoaster of emotions. The movie narrates the story of a dumb and deaf couple who fight a custody case for their adopted son against his biological parents. Baba marks Deepak Dobriyal’s debut as an actor in a Marathi movie and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s debut as a producer.
Watch the trailer of this top IMDB Marathi movie here: https://youtu.be/Z2AFe3krvZQ
June (IMDB Rating: 9.3)
Director: Suhrud Godbole, Vaibhav Khisti
Cast: Nehha Pendse, Siddharth Menon, Kiran Karmarkar, Nilesh Divekar, Jitendra Joshi, Sanskruti Balgude, Saurabh Pachauri, Sneha Raikar, Resham Shrivardhan
The coming-of-age drama, June, draws inspiration from writer-producer Nikhil Mahajan’s own childhood and narrates the story of two troubled individuals who help each other heal.
Watch the teaser of this IMDB’s top Marathi movie here: https://youtu.be/UsmGlRNk64c
Kesari (IMDB Rating: 9.1)
Director: Sujay Dahake
Cast: Virat Madke, Rupa Borgaonkar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Joshi
Kesari, a top Marathi movie on IMDB, follows the inspiring journey of a young, poor boy who wishes to win the Maharashtra Kesari title in wrestling.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/rCtteaW8VC0
Natsamrat (IMDB Rating: 9.0)
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
Cast: Nana Patekar, Medha Manjrekar, Vikram Gokhale, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Ajit Parab, Nehha Pendse, Sunil Barve, Sarang Sathaye
IMDB’s top Marathi movie Natsamrat narrates the story of a retired, ageing theatre actor and his wife who find themselves homeless after dividing the family property between their children. Released in 2016, it became the highest-grossing movie in Marathi cinema. Natsamrat was remade in Gujarati under the same title and is being remade in Telugu under the title Rangamarthanda.
Watch the trailer of this top Marathi movie here: https://youtu.be/Bp1Hv_-hLUY
Some other Marathi movies with IMDB rating 9.0 are Tattaad (2020), Andya Cha Funda (2017), Nati Khel (2017), Dusarya Jagatali-from Another World (2012), etc.
Gadbad Gondhal (IMDB Rating: 8.9)
Director: Yogesh Dattatraya Gosavi
Cast: Santosh Juvekar, Smita Gondkar, Anand Abhyankar, Milind Phatak, Neelam Shirke, Suhasini Deshpande
One of the top Marathi movies on IMDB, Gadbad Gondhal, revolves around two individuals who fall in love and the generation gap that exists today between the younger generation and the older generation.
Anandi Gopal (IMDB Rating: 8.8)
Director: Sameer Vidwans
Cast: Bhagyashree Milind, Lalit Prabhakar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Kshitee Jog, Yogesh Soman
Based on the life story of Anandi Gopalrao Joshi, the movie titled Anandi Gopal narrates her journey of becoming the first female physician of India.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/mAS_hUTOJdY
Some other top Marathi movies with an IMDB rating of 8.8 are Dokyala Shot (2019), Soon Ladki Sasarchi (2005), Pipsi: A Bottle Full Of Hope (2017). Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015), Kasturi (2019), etc.
Kaasav (IMDB Rating: 8.7)
Director: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar
Cast: Iravati Harshe, Alok Rajwade, Mohan Agashe, Kishor Kadam
One of the best Marathi movies ever made, Kaasav revolves around a divorcee who is on her path to find the meaning of life in a sea-turtle conservation project. Released in 2016, it became the fifth Marathi movie to win the National Award For Best feature Film at the 64th National Film Awards.
Watch the trailer of this top Marathi movie here: https://youtu.be/M5rkqb_H26k
Some other Marathi movies with an IMDB Rating 8.7 are Shree Ram Samarth (2019), Mhorkya (2020), Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero (2014) and Khwada(2015).
Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar (IMDB Rating: 8.6)
Director: Abhijeet Deshpande
Cast: Subodh Bhave, Sonali Kulkarni, Vaidehi Parashurami, Sumeet Raghavan, Nandita Dhuri
A must-watch Marathi movie, Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar is a biographical drama movie based on late Marathi actor Kashinath Ghanekar. The movie follows his life journey from a dental surgeon to a prominent and celebrated Marathi actor.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/jQ3HgG5eC9c
Some other popular Marathi movies with an IMDB rating 8.6 are Picasso (2019), Kay Zala Kalana (2018), Chumbak (2018), Pratibha (2019), Welcome Home (2019), Undga (2017), etc.
Naal (IMDB Rating: 8.5)
Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Cast: Shreenivas Pokale, Sanket Itankar, Nagraj Manjule, Devika Daftarda, Deepti Devi
The 2018 Marathi movie Naal is an emotional story that will keep you hooked till the end. The IMDB top rated Marathi movie narrates the story of an 8-year-old pampered boy whose life changes after he discovers a shocking truth about himself. Released in 2018, Naal received the Best First Film of a Director at the 66th National Film Awards 2019.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/3XjRlLMP1OE
The other top Marathi movies with an IMDB rating of 8.5 are Chatrapati Shasan (2019), Idak: The Goat (2017), Lathe Joshi (2016
Elizabeth Ekadashi (IMDB Rating: 8.4)
Director: Paresh Mokashi
Cast: Shrirang Mahajan, Sayali Bhandarkavathekar, Pushkar Lonarkar, Nandita Dhuri, Vanmala Kinikar
The National Film Award winner for Best Children’s Film, Elizabeth Ekadashi revolves around a young boy and his friends who set out on a journey to find the bicycle his mother had sold.
The other Marathi movies with an IMDB rating of 8.4 are Firkee (2018), Charandas Chor (1975), Lal Batti (2019), Natarang (2009), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), etc.
Sairat (IMDB Rating: 8.3)
Director: Nagraj Manjule
Cast: Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, Tanaji Galgunde, Arbaz Shaikh, Suresh Vishwakarma, Geeta Chavan, Jyoti Subhash, Chhaya Kadam
One of the most talked-about movies, Sairat, marked the debut of Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. It is one of the highest-grossing Marathi movies ever made and has won several accolades. It was remade in several languages including Dhadak in Hindi, Noor Jahaan in Bengali, Manasu Mallige in Kannada, Laila O Laila in Odia and Channa Mereya in Punjabi. The movie is still remembered for its melodious and breathtaking music.
Watch the trailer of IMDB’s top Marathi movie here: https://youtu.be/wMrMKnoYWwA
Some other Marathi movies with an IMDB rating 8.3 are Miss U Mister (2019), Kondan (2020), Jogwa (2009), Than Than Gopal (2015), Talav (2017), Zelya (2018), DNA (2019), etc.
Baapjanma (IMDB Rating: 8.2)
Director: Nipun Avinash Dharmadhikari
Cast: Pushkaraj Chirputkar, Sachin Khedekar, Akarsh Khurana, Sharvari Lohokare, Satyajeet Patwardhan
The top rated IMDB Marathi movie Baapjanma is a humorous and emotional story. It narrates the story of an estranged, retired widower who sets out to mend his relationship with his married children. The movie highlights the father-children relationship with light humour and emotions.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/PoG-gS_AuPk
Farzand (IMDB Rating: 8.2)
Director: Digpal Lanjekar
Cast: Prasad Oak, Ankit Mohan, Chinmay Mandlekar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Neha Joshi, Sameer Dharmadhikari.
The historical drama war movie Farzand, re-enacts the capture of Panhala Fort in just three and a half hours by warrior Kondaji Farzand and 60 soldiers against 2500 soldiers of the enemy. This top Marathi movie was a huge success at the box office.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/IS3-WS8nRUc
The other Marathi movies with an IMDB rating of 8.2 are Gulabjaam (2018), Karma Chakra (2019), Sohalla (2018), Janma (2011), Slambook (2015), Fandry (2013), Shala (2011), etc.
Mulshi Pattern (IMDB Rating: 8.1)
Director: Pravin Tarde
Cast: Om Bhutkar, Pravin Tarde, Mohan Joshi, Upendra Limaye, Pravin Tarde
IMDB’s top Marathi movie Mulshi Pattern revolves around the plight and struggles of farmers and their connection to the crime world. A Bollywood remake of the movie is under process with the title Antim: The Final Truth starring Aayush Sharma and Salman Khan.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/49a1XARpkaM
The other top IMDB Marathi movies with 8.1 rating are Redu (2018), Ringan (2015), Cycle (2017), Balak-Palak (2012), Khel Mandala (2011) and many more.
Mumbai Pune Mumbai (IMDB Rating: 8.0)
Director: Satish Rajwade
Cast: Mukta Barve, Swwapnil Joshi
Released in 2010, Mumbai Pune Mumbai is a Marathi romantic movie revolving around a boy and a girl from Pune and Mumbai respectively. The movie was a huge success at the box office and is followed by sequels Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2 and Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3. The top IMDB Marathi movie was remade in Hindi as Mumbai Delhi Mumbai, in Kannada as Pyarge Aagbittaite, in Telugu as Made in Vizag and in Punjabi as Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/kwM366wTYn0
Ventilator (IMDB Rating: 8.0)
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
Cast: Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi, Sulbha Arya, Viju Khote, Shashank Shende, Achyut Potdar, Usha Nadkarni, Swati Chitnis, Satish Alekar, Deepak Shirke, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Boman Irani
Priyanka Chopra’s first Marathi movie as a producer, Ventilator, is the 10th highest-grossing Marathi movie of all time. It revolves around a family tackling their personal problems and dysfunctions while waiting for their beloved family member to recover. This top IMDB Marathi movie was remade in Gujarati under the same title in 2018.
Watch the trailer of the movie here: https://youtu.be/bAbgx1hi71o
The other popular Marathi movies with IMDB rating 8.0 are Kaakan (2015), Yeda (2013), Muramba (2017), Dombivali Fast (2005), Kapus Kondyachi Goshta (2013), etc.
Faster Fene (IMDB Rating: 7.9)
Director: Aditya Sarpotdar
Cast: Amey Wagh, Parna Pethe, Girish Kulkarni, Siddharth Jadhav, Dilip Prabhavalkar
The top IMDB Marathi movie Faster Fene is a crime thriller based on a character created by Bhaskar Ramachandra Bhagwat. It narrates the story of a medical school student who catches the eye of a notorious gang leader while on the hunt for his friend’s murderer.