Where to Stream Top-Rated Tamil Movies

by IMDb-Editors | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Looking to rewatch a classic or update your watchlist? We went through the Top Rated Indian Movies chart, and narrowed streaming information for Tamil movies on the chart, ranked by IMDb movie fan's ratings. Update your watchlist and discover more top rated movies here: https://www.imdb.com/india/top-rated-indian-movies/

This streaming information and IMDb ratings are from Sept. 18, 2020.

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1. Raatchasan (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Sub-Inspector sets out in pursuit of a mysterious serial killer who targets teen school girls and murders them brutally

Director: Ram Kumar | Stars: Vishnu Vishal, Radha Ravi, Sangili Murugan, Nizhalgal Ravi

Votes: 20,603

Available to Stream on Disney Plus Hotstar

2. Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Kathir

Votes: 25,179

Available to Stream on Zee 5

3. Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama

A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janakaraj

Votes: 15,386

Available to Stream on Prime Video

4. Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | 160 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar

Votes: 15,703

Available to Stream on Prime Video

5. Pariyerum Perumal (2018)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

A law student from a lower caste begins a friendship with his classmate, a girl who belongs to a higher caste, and the men in her family start giving him trouble over this.

Directors: Mari Selvaraj, Prabunath | Stars: Kathir, Anandhi, Yogi Babu, Lijeesh

Votes: 7,712

Available to Stream on Prime Video

6. 96 (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past.

Director: C. Prem Kumar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan, Varsha Bollamma, Adithya Bhaskar

Votes: 17,215

Available to Stream on JioCinema

7. Visaaranai (2015)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Four labourers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi, Murugadass

Votes: 6,928

Available to Stream on Netflix

8. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 9,644

Available to Stream on Prime Video

9. Asuran (2019)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama

The teenage son of a farmer from an underprivileged caste kills a rich, upper caste landlord. Will the farmer, a loving father and a pacifist by heart, be able to save his hot-blooded son is the rest of the story.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Pasupathy

Votes: 9,073

Available to Stream on Prime Video

10. A Peck on the Cheek (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War

A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana Parthiepan, Nandita Das

Votes: 7,257

Available to Stream on Prime Video

11. Thani Oruvan (2015)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Siddharth Abimanyu, an influential scientist, is involved in various illegal medical practices. Mithran, an efficient IPS officer, decides to expose him.

Director: Mohan Raja | Stars: Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayanthara, Nassar

Votes: 15,981

Available to Stream on JioCinema and MX Player

12. Vada Chennai (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young carrom player in north Chennai becomes a reluctant participant in a war between two warring gangsters.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Ameer Sultan, Radha Ravi, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 9,904

Available to Stream on Prime Video

13. Kaithi (2019)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Thriller

A recently released prisoner becomes involved in a chase with criminals as he races against time to drive poisoned cops to hospital in exchange for meeting his daughter.

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj | Stars: Karthi, Narain, Ramana, George Maryan

Votes: 9,116

Available to Stream on Disney Plus Hotstar

14. Aruvi (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

A gentle girl born and brought up amidst the ever growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit in the society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story.

Director: Arun Prabhu Purushothaman | Stars: Aditi Balan, Padmashri Mohammad Ali, Pradeep Anthony, Arnold

Votes: 10,447

Available to Stream on Prime Video

15. Peranbu (2018)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama

A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.

Director: Ram | Stars: Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer

Votes: 11,902

Available to Stream on Prime Video

16. Kaakkaa Muttai (2014)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

Two slum kids want nothing more than a slice of pizza.

Director: M. Manikandan | Stars: Ramesh, J. Vignesh, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ramesh Thilak

Votes: 5,330

Available to Stream on Disney Plus Hotstar

17. Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.

Director: Nalan Kumarasamy | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Sanchita Shetty, Radha Ravi, M.S. Bhaskar

Votes: 8,628

Available to Stream on Prime Video

18. Anniyan (2005)

Not Rated | 181 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 13,942

Available to Stream on MX Player

19. Jigarthanda (2014)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, Nassar

Votes: 9,881

Available to Stream on Prime Video

20. Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 6,171

Available to Buy on Amazon

21. Roja (1992)

137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 11,464

Available to Stream on Prime Video

22. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Vijayakumar

Votes: 8,534

Available to Stream on Prime Video

23. Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Kitty

Votes: 11,134

Available to Stream on Prime Video

24. Indian (1996)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 10,352

Available to Stream on Youtube

25. Padayappa (1999)

181 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya

Votes: 5,414

Available to Stream on Prime Video

26. Pizza (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

Votes: 6,744

Available to Stream on Prime Video

27. Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retiring police officer remembers a thrilling case of his life which is not recorded in any case files.

Director: Chakri Toleti | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Lakshmi, Anuja Iyer

Votes: 5,099

Available to Stream on Zee 5

28. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jyotika, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 6,532

Available to Stream on Eros Now

29. Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A jobless young man gets to redeem himself.

Director: Velraj | Stars: Dhanush, Saranya Ponvannan, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani

Votes: 5,315

Available to Stream on Voot and MX Player

30. The Fly (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Fantasy

A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

Directors: S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana | Stars: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Hamsa Nandini

Votes: 21,003

Available to Stream on Prime Video??

31. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 22,973

Available to Stream on Prime Video

32. Saala Khadoos (2016)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sport

The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.

Director: Sudha Kongara | Stars: Madhavan, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Kaali Venkat

Votes: 11,160 | Gross: $0.08M

Available to Stream on SonyLIX

33. Knife (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 17,071

Available to Stream on Prime Video

34. Ghajini (2005)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Asin Thottumkal, Nayanthara, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 12,632

Available to Stream on MX Player and Jio Cinema

35. Ghilli (2004)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Romance

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her will.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi

Votes: 7,860

Available to Stream on MX Plauer and Sun Next

36. Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him while he tries to do good for the poor.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 17,465

Available to Stream on Prime Video

37. Mankatha (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A game of chase and get chased ensues after a suspended cop is betrayed by two men who helped him and another officer rob cricket betting money.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arjun Sarja, Trisha Krishnan, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 12,430

Available to Stream on Prime Video



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