Top 10 South Indian Movies

Published on 19th Jan 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Not only Bollywood movies, but South Indian movies are also a treat to watch. South Indian movies are generally appreciated for their action sequences and stunts. But there is more to South Indian movies than just action.

From drama and action to historical drama and romance, they are now acing every genre. South Indian movies are breaking records and winning the hearts of audiences all over the world. In the past few years, South Indian cinema has become one of the widely recognized industries on the world stage.

If you’re a movie-addict and language is no barrier for you, then below is a list of top 10 South Indian movies to watch.
 

Anbe Sivam - 2003

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video
An all-time best South Indian movie to watch, Anbe Sivam makes us believe in the power of compassion and the battles we can win by empathizing with other human beings. Featuring Kamal Hassan and R. Madhavan in the main roles, it follows two men of contrasting personalities who take a journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai together. The movie was not well-received during its release but gained popularity and recognition over the years. It is now regarded as a classic Tamil and cult movie. Kamal Hassan and R. Madhavan are a treat to watch in the movie.

Anbe Sivam - 2003
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Premam - 2015

Watch it on: Disney+ Hotstar
The Malayalam coming-of-age romantic movie Premam traces the journey of a boy from teenage to adulthood. One of the best South Indian movies of all time, this movie will fill you with joy and satisfaction. The movie garnered praise from the audience as well as the critics for its direction, screenplay, cast performance, music, cinematography, and editing. It was remade in Telugu under the same title with Naga Chaitanya in the lead role.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/pbgvTikmIMk

Premam - 2015
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Vikram Vedha - 2017

Watch it on: Disney+ Hotstar
The Tamil movie Vikram Vedha featuring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles is one of the must-watch South Indian movies. Inspired by the popular Indian folklore ‘Vikram-Betaal,’ the movie will change your viewpoint of good and evil. An honest police officer’s struggle to catch a criminal will unfold a thought-provoking drama, bringing forth a lot of emotions in you. The Hindi remake of this action-thriller movie was announced in March 2018 starring Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan in the lead roles.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/eLucCWmf6V4

Vikram Vedha - 2017
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Aruvi - 2017

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video
The Tamil socio-political drama movie Aruvi features Aditi Balan in the lead role. An all-time best South Indian movie to watch, it follows a rebellious young woman adamant about exposing consumerist behavior and inherent misogyny in today’s times while finding the purpose of her life. The movie is a female-led story and a must-watch for today’s generation. The movie received praise for its cast performance and direction and is definitely a breath of fresh air with its unique storyline.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/jgYYxs_d_bo

Aruvi - 2017
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Sudani from Nigeria - 2018

Watch it on: Netflix
The Malayalam sports-drama movie Sudani from Nigeria will warm your heart from the inside and leave you teary-eyed. A must-include in the top 10 South Indian movies, it follows a small-time local team football manager going out of his way to help his injured Nigerian team player. It showcases that all it takes to be kind is a good heart willing to help, come what may. The movie stars Soubin Shahir and Samuel Abiola Robinson in the lead roles.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/EHyaTJGmN4k

Sudani from Nigeria - 2018
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Rangasthalam - 2018

Watch it on: Disney+ Hotstar
The Telugu period action-drama movie featuring Samantha Akkineni and Ram Charan in the main roles is a must-include in the top 10 South Indian movies. The movie follows two brothers fighting the village’s local government and a corrupt society. Rangasthalam garnered appreciation from critics as well as the audience for its brilliant cast performance. It is one of the top-grossing South Indian movies and won the National Film Award for Best Audiography.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/sueMmTm-M4Y

Rangasthalam - 2018
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K.G.F - 2018

Watch it on: Voot
Divided into two parts, K.G.F is a Kannada period gangster movie that narrates the story of a young boy who gets involved with the gold mafia to become rich and powerful. Starring Yash in the lead role, the movie was well-received by the audience and became one of the top-grossing South Indian movies. The critics appreciated the movie for its cinematography, art direction, narration, stunt sequences, background score, and acting performances. K.G.F: Chapter 2 was set to release in 2020 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch K.G.F: Chapter 1 if you are in the mood to watch an action-packed movie.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/k8vFtzWrdUU

K.G.F - 2018
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Nani’s Gang Leader - 2019

A Telugu action-comedy movie, Nani’s Gang Leader is the best South Indian movie of all time. The movie featured Nani with Kartikeya Gummakonda, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Lakshmi, Saranya Ponvannan, Shriya Reddy, Praanya P. Rao, Priyadarshi Pulikonda, and Vennela Kishore in pivotal roles. It follows five women from different walks of life who seek the help of a crime novelist to avenge the death of their loved ones.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/dAvy8uM9UZY

Nani’s Gang Leader - 2019
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Gantumoote - 2019

A Kannada coming-of-age drama movie Gantumoote is a precious gem. The movie follows a teenage girl, her first tryst with love, and the story that unfolds after that. It features Teju Belawadi and Nischith Korodi in the lead roles and highlights the experiences every high-school teenager goes through. The movie received acknowledgement for the plot and unapologetic approach to the concept of adolescent love. Gantumoote is the first Kannada movie to win the Best Screenplay Award at the New York Indian Film Festival. It is a must-watch South Indian movie that will take you back to your school days.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/CY5c2VNaI2s

Gantumoote - 2019
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