Best Malayalam Movies of 2018

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Best Malayalam Movies of 2018

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1. Sudani from Nigeria (2018)

123 min | Comedy, Sport

Story of an African football player and a local football club manager from Malappuram, Kerala.

Director: Zakariya Mohammed | Stars: Soubin Shahir, Samuel Abiola Robinson, Savithri Sreedharan, Sarasa Balussery

Votes: 2,580

Rating : Adipoli

2. R.I.P. (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in Chellanam, Kochi, the story of Ee. Ma. Yau revolves around the death of Vavachan Mesthiri in a coastal village. It showcases the events that unfold between two evenings and looks at death from different perspectives.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan, Kainakary Thankaraj

Votes: 1,728

Rating : Adipoli

3. Eeda (2018)

152 min | Drama, Romance

Anand and Aiswarya who hail from nearby villages in North Malabar. A chance meeting in their native place develops into a passionate affair in Mysore. But their lives suddenly become intertwined in a series of violent events.

Director: Ajithkumar | Stars: Shane Nigam, Nimisha Sajayan, Manikandan R. Achari, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 383

4. Poomaram (2018)

152 min | Drama

A war waged between two colleges at the youth festival, with Goutham (Kalidas Jayaram) leading the Maharaja's college to regain their lost glory from the all-time winners, the St. Teresa's college led by Irene (Neetha Pillai).

Director: Abrid Shine | Stars: Kalidas Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Neeta Pillai, Meera Jasmine

Votes: 663

Rating : Nalla padam

5. Carbon (I) (2018)

146 min | Adventure, Thriller

Sibi Sebastian and his never ending struggle to make it big in life, his quest for new horizons and opportunities. While others pass by, his relentless determination takes him to the most unexpected situation in his life.

Director: Venu Gopalan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Mamta Mohandas, Manikandan R. Achari, Chethan Jayalal

Votes: 961

Rating : Kollam

6. Nocturnal Times (2018)

133 min | Crime, Drama

Hussain is a renowned researcher and one fine day he goes missing. Jahanara, his daughter, returns from Berlin and tries to find him for three months with no luck.

Director: Priyanandanan | Stars: Mythili, Sreejith Ravi, Kalesh Kannattu, Indrans

Votes: 21

7. The Little God (2018)

153 min | Drama

An ode to the age of innocence, Oru Kunju Daivam tells the story of a spirited boy and his little world full of miracles.

Director: Jeo Baby | Stars: Adhish Praveen, Joju George, Soolapani, Sidhartha Siva

Votes: 218

8. Maradona (2018)

148 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Maradona, a young man, due to some dangerous situations, moves out of his hometown and reaches Bangalore to stay with his distant relatives. However, during his stay there, his situation worsens further.

Director: Vishnu Narayn | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sharanya R. Nair, Tito Wilson

Votes: 487

9. Joseph (II) (2018)

138 min | Drama, Thriller

The story develops through the life of four retired policemen. It has the tone of a thriller investigation. An issue affecting the life of Joseph, the central character, and his family is being investigated.

Director: M. Padmakumar | Stars: Joju George, Athmeeya Rajan, Dileesh Pothan, James Eliya

Votes: 2,288

Rating : Nalla padam

10. Varathan (2018)

130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After losing his job Abin along with his wife Priya, who has suffered a miscarriage, decide to shift from Dubai to Priya's family estate in Kerala. However, peace eludes the couple as they run into a set of new troubles.

Director: Amal Neerad | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sharafudheen, Dileesh Pothan

Votes: 2,203

11. Aami (2018)

155 min | Biography, Drama

The biopic on iconic Kerala writer Kamala Das alias Kamala Surayya alias Madhavikutty.

Director: Kamal | Stars: Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas, Anoop Menon

Votes: 413

Rating : Kollam

12. Aalorukkam (2018)

124 min | Drama

Pappu Pisharadi, an aging man, is on a constant hunt for his son, who left him 16 years back, which is when he is brought to a hospital where he meets Dr. Seetha and Priyan, who promise to help him find his son.

Director: V C Abhilash | Stars: Indrans, Sreekanth Menon, Vishnu Agasthya, Aliyar

Votes: 82


13. Kinavally (2018)

141 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Vivek is celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife Ann, who decides to invite four of his friends to surprise her husband. But, their celebrations are short-lived as they start experiencing paranormal activities around them.

Director: Sugeeth | Stars: Hareesh Kanaran, Krrish Menon, Sowmya Menon, Surabhi Santhosh

Votes: 386

14. Padayottam (2018)

134 min | Comedy, Crime

The story revolves around a local don Chenkal Raghu, from Thiruvananthapuram and how the society perceives him.

Directors: Rafeek Ibrahim, Nithin Michael | Stars: Biju Menon, Dileesh Pothan, Saiju Kurup, Sudhi Koppa

Votes: 376

Rating : Chirikkanundu

15. Njan Prakashan (2018)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

Pining for a lavish life abroad, a lazy but lovable guy next door crafts a scam to avoid a career in nursing and find a wealthy spouse to secure a visa.

Director: Sathyan Anthikad | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal, Devika Sanjay

Votes: 2,219

16. Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal (2018)

148 min | Drama, Romance

Sanjay Paul, a chef settled in Paris who has traveled around the world wants to add Indian cuisine in his new restaurant. In his quest to get the secret recipes from his friends, he falls in love with Anjali, a custom-candle designer.

Director: Sooraj Thomas | Stars: Anoop Menon, Mia George, Hannah Reji Koshy, Baiju

Votes: 613

Rating : Kandirikkam

17. Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil (2018)

138 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Jacob, a manager at a big financial firm, finds himself behind bars when he tries to save the woman he loves from being involved in a criminal case. The only way for him to survive and to escape was to break out of prison.

Director: Tinu Pappachan | Stars: Antony Varghese, Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Tito Wilson

Votes: 1,077

Rating : Boradikkilla

18. Aravindante Athidhikal (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

A young boy, found in an old temple, is raised by a lodge owner but yearns to see his mother who left him.

Director: M. Mohanan | Stars: Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal, Urvashi

Votes: 879

Rating : Kandirikkam

19. Kammara Sambhavam (2018)

182 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Kammaran Nambiar is a crooked man whose life story as an unscrupulous Indian peasant is turned into a film where he is glorified as a freedom fighter with much manipulation of history.

Director: Rathish Ambat | Stars: Dileep, Siddharth, Murali Gopy, Namitha Pramod

Votes: 849

20. Naam (2018)


A group of six guys and three girls who meet in college become thick friends and eventually take their friendship beyond the classroom and the campus. All goes well for the group until they are faced with sudden crisis.

Director: Joshy Thomas Pallickal | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Saiju Kurup, Tony Luke, Gayathri Suresh

Votes: 27

21. Hey Jude (2018)

146 min | Drama

Two odd ball characters, a youngster named Jude and the other, a talented singer named Crystal. When these two characters come together, their lives undergo several changes, leading to love, self-discovery, healing and transformation.

Director: Shyamaprasad | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Trisha Krishnan, Siddique, Vijay Menon

Votes: 947

Rating : Tharakkedilla

22. Ente Ummante Peru (2018)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

The life and journey of Hameed to find his biological mother and how his life changes when Aisha comes into his life.

Director: Jose Sebastian | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Urvashi, Saara Deva, Hareesh Kanaran

Votes: 646

Rating : Sahikkam

23. Chandragiri (2018)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

The film centers on Chandragiri, a village locality in Kasaragod, Kerala. It focuses on how a school was forced to give up their identity to anti-social thoughts and how a teacher fights against this.

Director: Mohan Kuplari | Stars: Lal, Sajitha Madathil, Joy Mathew, Nandu

Votes: 15

24. Theevandi (2018)

144 min | Comedy

Theevandi is a political satire depicted through light humor where the protagonist Bineesh hardly knows a thing even about himself.

Director: Fellini T.P. | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Samyuktha Menon, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Saiju Kurup

Votes: 1,111

Rating : Sahikkam

25. Thattum Purath Achuthan (2018)

142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Achuthan lives in a village full of fun loving and vibrant people. One fine day he receives a letter addressed to Lord Krishna, which changes his life forever. The letter leads him into the world of Jayalakshmi and into her attic as well.

Director: Lal Jose | Stars: Kunchacko Boban, Sravana, Adhish Praveen, Hareesh Kanaran

Votes: 262

26. Koode (2018)

155 min | Drama, Fantasy

The story is set against the backdrop of hills of Nilgiris where two siblings, Joshua and Jenny, who come from a middle-class family. Together, they dwell on the serenity and calmness of the mountains.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Roshan Mathew, Nazriya Nazim

Votes: 1,560

27. Chalakkudykkaran Changathy (2018)

161 min | Biography, Drama

A biographical drama that chronicles the life and the untimely death of actor Kalabhavan Mani, who rose from his humble beginnings to become one of the most versatile artists in Malayalam cinema.

Director: Vinayan | Stars: Joju George, Honey Rose, Ajaykumar, Vishnu Govindhan

Votes: 417

28. Aanakkallan (2018)

155 min | Comedy, Mystery

A Police Officer seeks a conman's help to solve a murder conspiracy.

Director: Suresh Divakar | Stars: Biju Menon, Siddique, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Saikumar

Votes: 201

Rating : sahikkam

29. Thobama (2018)

158 min | Comedy

Story and friendship of three childhood friends

Director: Mohsin Kassim | Stars: Siju Wilson, S.V. Krishna Shankar, Sharafudheen, Punya Elizabeth

Votes: 19

30. Uncle (I) (2018)

145 min | Drama

The social and political milieu of Kerala is of much importance in the movie and it's about an unusual situation a family is made to face.

Director: Gireesh Damodar | Stars: Mammootty, Karthika Muraleedharan, Joy Mathew, Muthumani

Votes: 810

Rating : Sahikkam

31. Drama (2018)

146 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in UK, Drama follows the hilarious yet enthralling journey of a funeral director, who sets out to fulfill the final wish of one of his clients.

Director: Renjith | Stars: Mohanlal, Kaniha, Arundathi Nag, Asha Sharath

Votes: 399

Rating : Sahikkam

32. 369 (2018)

117 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When police couldn't tackle a mysterious incident involving his girlfriend, Sanjay takes the matter into his own hands.

Director: Jefin Joy | Stars: Hemanth Menon, Shafique Rahiman, Miya Sree

Votes: 73

33. Queen (I) (2018)

157 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The story starts with the inauguration of the first-ever Mechanical batch in an engineering campus consists of boys only. Later in the second year of the department, a girl joins and becomes the only girl to be a part of their batch.

Director: Dijo Jose Antony | Stars: Dhruvan, Saniya Iyappan, Eldho Mathew, Ashwin Jose

Votes: 1,219

34. Dakini (2018)

125 min | Comedy, Thriller

Kuttan Pilla, Moly's long lost lover is kidnapped by the underworld king named Mayan. 4 grannies and Kuttappi with the help of Vikraman, a local gangster decide to go on a journey to fight the fierce don Mayan and bring back Kuttan Pilla.

Director: Rahul Riji Nair | Stars: Pauly Valsan, Sarasa Balussery, Savithri Sreedharan, Sethu Lakshmi

Votes: 73

35. Ranam (2018)

136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Trapped in a life of crime, a mysterious getaway driver, lives with this code of conduct and protects his only friend. When he meets someone who can potentially change his entire world, he yearns at a chance for redemption.

Director: Nirmal Sahadev | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rahman, Giju John, Isha Talwar

Votes: 1,015

36. Vikadakumaran (2018)

131 min | Comedy, Thriller

Binu Sebastian, a small-time advocate, makes his living by taking up petty cases and leads a simple life. His life takes a drastic turn when he stumbles upon a sensational case and decides to take it up.

Director: Boban Samuel | Stars: Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Indrans

Votes: 254

Rating : Kandirikkam

37. Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018)

152 min | Action, Drama, History

Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts. Chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Mohanlal, Sunny Wayne, Priya Anand

Votes: 1,818

38. Aadhi (2018)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Thriller

Aadhi, an aspiring musician, travels to another state in hopes of making it big. While there, an unexpected event leaves him trapped, unable to return to his family and running for his life.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Pranav Mohanlal, Sharafudheen, Meghanadhan, Siddique

Votes: 1,781

Rating : Tharakkedilla

39. Aabhaasam (2018)

121 min | Comedy

The story of Aabhaasam is about an overnight bus journey from Bangalore to Kerala where the travelers analyze the schizophrenic society and how it has evolved through different times.

Director: Jubith Namradath | Stars: Nassar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Anil Nedumangad, Rima Kallingal

Votes: 422

40. Captain (2018)

145 min | Biography, Sport

Former Indian football captain V P Sathyan is found dead under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Prajesh Sen | Stars: Jayasurya, Anu Sithara, Deepak Parambol, Renji Panicker

Votes: 563

Rating : Kuzhapamilla

41. Pretham 2 (2018)

133 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Five members of a Facebook group meet up at an old heritage bungalow to shoot a short film without realizing that their story has an indirect connection with the death of a teenager.

Director: Ranjith Sankar | Stars: Jayasurya, Amith Chakalakkal, Dain Davis, Sidhartha Siva

Votes: 447

Rating : Sahikkam

42. Njan Marykutty (2018)

126 min | Drama

A transsexual man's attempt to realize his true orientation in a society that stigmatizes gender transformation. Will Marykutty come out victorious while shredding all the taboos associated with transsexuality?

Director: Ranjith Sankar | Stars: Jayasurya, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Innocent, Aju Varghese

Votes: 417

43. Premasoothram (2018)

162 min | Romance

A tale of two men falling for the same girl Ammukuty, who is completely oblivious of their love. While Prakashan and Suku fight amongst themselves for her love, a third man vying for it enters her life.

Director: Jiju Asokan | Stars: Chemban Vinod Jose, Balu Varghese, Lijo Mol Jose, Vishnu Govindhan

Votes: 86

44. Iblis (I) (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The love of half-witted Vyshakh for the beautiful Fida and how it takes him places that are beyond reality.

Director: Rohith V.S. | Stars: Asif Ali, Madonna Sebastian, Lal, Siddique

Votes: 213

45. Nithyaharitha Nayakan (2018)

155 min | Comedy

A heartwarming romantic comedy that follows a man as he goes through various stages of love - from the first crush to final break-up.

Director: Binuraj | Stars: Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Indrans, Manju Pillai

Votes: 58

47. Nonsense (2018)

147 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A bright but misunderstood student, who has a passion for BMX and a love for science, in his search for humanity. His faith in humanity is tested when something unexpected happens.

Director: Mc Jithin | Stars: Rinosh George, Vinay Forrt, Shruti Ramachandran, Febia Mathew

Votes: 362

48. Kidu (2018)

124 min | Action, Drama, Romance