Tired of the usual Bollywood melodrama? If yes, then you better try a good south Indian movie, as they are, believe it or not, really stunning and thought-provoking. We are not talking about the insanely, foolhardy stunt scenes involving the hero, no, not those at all.

Instead, we are talking about some of the highly acclaimed movies of the South Indian movie industry which have received a plethora of national as well as international awards.

So, here are some of the top 10 south Indian movies of all time which will never fail to amaze you and help you pass your time when you do not have anything to watch.

Top 10 South Indian movies of all time

  1. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya:

With the IMDb ratings of 8.5, ‘Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya’ revolves around the Nellore-based detective who is investigating the unidentified body found on the railway tracks. The plot of the movie makes the audience sit on the edge of their seats as the process of investigation unravels some of the most interesting and mind-boggling things about the body.

The movie has been directed by Swaroop RSJ and features some of the important actors of the South Indian film industry such as Shredha Rajagopalan, Shruti Sharma, Suhas, and Sandeep Raj. Upon its release on June 21, 2019, the movie received positive feedback from the audience and critics. Not only that, but it also received three accolades at Zee Cine Awards Telugu.

  1. Lucifer:

An extremely interesting title, the movie got 7.5 ratings on IMDb. The plot of the movie revolves around the political rivalries which surface when a political leader of a political party dies. Soon, the son of the dead leader fills in the position of the father only to realize that things are way dirtier and messed up than he can imagine. The Malayalam movie is directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran and was released on March 28, 2019.

The cast of the movie includes Bobby, Zayed Masood, Jathin Ramdas, and Khureshi Ab’ raam. Being the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever, Lucifer is the first part of the trilogy which will be followed by L2: Empuraan and the last part, which has not been named yet.

  1. Asuran:

‘Asuran’ is one of the must-watch south Indian movies of the time due to its extraordinarily talented cast which includes Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Ammu Abhirami, and Ken Karunas in the lead roles.

Released on October 4, 2019, the movie has got 8.5 ratings on IMDb and has been successful to be a part of the top 10 Indian films to be screened at the 78th Golden Globe Awards under the category of Best Foreign Film. The movie is directed by Vetrimaaran, which revolves around the life of a farmer who is trying to save his son from the repercussions of killing a rich man.

  1. Gantumoote:

With the IMDb ratings of 8.2, this Kannada coming of age drama film had its world premiere at New York Indian Film festival on May 11th, 2019. It was later released in India on October 18, 2019.

The plot of the movie revolves around the life of a teenage student, Meera, whose parents are busy with their work and her love story with her classmate. The movie is directed by Roopa Rao and it features actors like Teju Belawadi, Nischith Korodi, Spoorthi Gumaste and Surya Vasishta.

  1. Kavaludaari:

Another detective thriller film, Kavaludaari revolves around a traffic constable and a police officer who is retired. Both of them solve a case involving three skulls found near the construction site. The movie has been directed by Hemanth Rao and has received 8 IMDb ratings.

It also features some of the prominent actors such as Roshni Prakash, Suman Ranganathan, Anant Nag and Achyuth Kumar.  

  1. Nani’s Gang Leader:

‘Nani’s Gang Leader’ is one of the best south Indian movies which focuses on women empowerment and women strength. With the IMDb ratings of 7.6, the movie revolves around five women, with different backgrounds of life, who want to avenge the death of their loved ones in a robbery. To do so, they go out and seek the help of a crime novelist.

The movie has been directed by Vikram Kumar and features some extraordinary actresses such as Priyanka Arul Mohan, Kartikeya Gummajonda, Nani and Lakshmi. 

The movie was released on September 13, 2019.

  1. Virus:

With the 7.9 ratings on IMDb, ‘Virus’ is one of the must-watch south Indian movies which revolves around the time when Kerala was caught under the grips of the Nipah virus. The movie explains what happened during the outbreak and how it came under control.

It also has a strong emotional undertone when it deals with lost lives and how people lost their loved ones. ‘Virus’ features Parvathy Thiruvothu, Tovino Thomas, Rima Kallingak and Revathi. It was directed by Aashiq Abu and released on 7th June 2019.  

  1. Brochevarevarura:

Brochevarevarura is a crime comedy film directed by Vivek Athreya, featuring Satyadev Kancharana, Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas and Nivetha Pethuraj in lead roles. The plot of the movie revolves around the lives of three students who do not like to study and eventually fail in their exams.

However, they meet a girl in the class who is a principal’s daughter and she eventually becomes a part of the group. With the advancement of the plot, things become complicated where the group has to face some serious consequences.

  1. Kaithi:

With IMDb ratings of 8.5, ‘Kaithi’ is considered to be the masterpiece directed by Lokesh Kangaraj. The movie revolves around the life of an ex-convict and his attempts to see his daughter for the first time. His attempts are interrupted most of the time by Inspector Bejoy who does not allow the ex-convict to meet his daughter.

The movie was released on 25th October 2019 and features Karthi, Arjun Das, Deepthi, Amzath Khan and Narain.

  1. Madras:

Another political thriller, ‘Madras’ deals with the political rivalries between a political aspirant and his friend. The movie has been directed by Pa. Ranjith which was released on 26th September 2014. The cast of the movie includes Kalaiyarasan Harikrishnan, Karthi, Catherine Tresa and Riythvika.

These are the top 10 south Indian movies of all time that will never fail to amuse you!