Top Rated Indian Movies (Non-Hindi)

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1. 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: 14,165

2. 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, Janagaraj

Votes: 14,228

3. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 20,625 | Gross: $0.54M

4. 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: 21,841

5. Raatchasan (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Constant rejections in his attempts to become a filmmaker and family constraints force Arun to let go of his dream and take up the job of a Police officer.

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

Votes: 15,115

6. The World of Apu (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Votes: 10,577 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Not Rated | 169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prakash

Votes: 7,485

8. 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: 6,395

9. 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 over the course of an evening.

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

Votes: 14,080

10. 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: 8,954

11. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba

Votes: 28,615

12. 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: 9,371

13. 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: 5,626

14. 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: 14,934

15. Aparajito (1956)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee

Votes: 10,307 | Gross: $0.17M

16. 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: 6,621

17. Vada Chennai (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime

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: 8,166

18. Kannathil Muthamittal (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: 6,812

19. 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: 6,392

20. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

Director: Karthick Naren | Stars: Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharath Kumar, Santhosh Krishna

Votes: 10,114

21. 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.

Directors: Ram, Amudhavan Karuppiah, Anjana Krishnakumar | Stars: Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer

Votes: 11,176

22. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, S.V. Krishna Shankar

Votes: 15,083 | Gross: $0.18M

23. 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: 8,030

24. Bangalore Days (2014)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 14,262 | Gross: $0.13M

25. 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: 9,289

26. Mahanati (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin | Stars: Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Deverakonda

Votes: 8,213

27. Super Deluxe (2019)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Ramya Krishnan

Votes: 6,141

28. 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: 12,987

29. 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: 5,699

30. Ustad Hotel (2012)

151 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menon

Votes: 10,234

31. Sairat (2016)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama, Romance

In interior Maharashtra, a fisherman's son and a local politician's daughter fall in love against the restrictions of caste hierarchy.

Director: Nagraj Manjule | Stars: Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, Arbaz Shaikh, Tanaji Galgunde

Votes: 10,424

32. 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: 10,943

33. Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (2017)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Theeran, a police officer, tries to decode a series of cold blood events based on same pattern.

Director: H. Vinoth | Stars: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, Bose Venkat

Votes: 7,983

34. Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Mahesh, a studio photographer and studio owner gets into a fight and loses. He ends up taking revenge which leads to certain realizations in his life.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Aparna Balamurali, Soubin Shahir, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 5,429

35. 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: 8,062

36. 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: 10,597

37. Bommarillu (2006)

170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man realizes that he has to push back against his domineering father if he wants to find true happiness and love.

Director: Bhaskar | Stars: Siddharth, Genelia D'Souza, Prakash Raj, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 7,887 | Gross: $0.65M

38. Lucia (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Director: Pawan Kumar | Stars: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Sabreen Baker

Votes: 10,995

39. 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: 9,746

40. Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Thriller

A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

Votes: 11,188

41. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Arjun Reddy, a short tempered house surgeon gets used to drugs and drinks when his girlfriend is forced to marry another person.

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga | Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Jia Sharma, Kanchana

Votes: 18,601

42. Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014)

Not Rated | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A journalist sets out to uncover the truth behind an incident, through the perspectives of different people, unraveling how they and their lives are intertwined with it.

Director: Rakshit Shetty | Stars: Kishore Kumar G., Rakshit Shetty, Thara, Achyuth Kumar

Votes: 6,252

43. 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: 6,317

44. Vedam (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Drama

A terrorist threat puts five people in jeopardy.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi | Stars: Manoj Kumar Manchu, Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 6,260

45. Rangasthalam 1985 (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama