Best Tamil Films to watch

5 Best Tamil Films To Watch On Hotstar, Amazon Prime & Netflix

If you are new to the world of South Indian cinema, we have listed the best Tamil films to watch on the streaming platforms.

Amidst this situation, the streaming platforms have opened us with a wide variety of entertainment on our fingertips, which means that in a diverse country like India, it has become way more accessible to watch regional cinema in your language. Kollywood, which has undergone a drastic shift in focusing on content-driven movies to overwhelming drama, has recently come up with some engaging movies on the OTT platforms. However, the time has changed now, where we’re gradually accepting the new normal in our lives. In which avoiding theatres have become a necessary departure and to reciprocate, the streaming platforms and your local cable service is recommended.

In the past months, Tamil has shown some tricky-entertaining-thriller movies, like Karthik Subbaraj’s directorial mystery-thriller “Penguin”, a Dulquer Salmaan and Ritu Varma’s romantic-comedy-drama- “Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal”, an exceptional psychological thriller- “Psycho”, Rajinikanth, and Sunil Shetty starrer- “Darbar”, “Oh My Kadavule”, “Dharala Prabhu”, “Gypsy”, “Mafia: Chapter 1”, “Baaram”, “Vaanam Kottattum”, “Seeru”, “Velvet Nagaram”, “God father”, “Draupathi”, “Naan Sirithal”, “Naadodigal 2”, “Rajavukku Check”, “Pattas”, “Ponmagal Vandhal”, “Walter” and a lot more. Over time, there has been a bunch of 2020 Tamil films that Best Tamil Films to watch are already available to us on the various streaming floors. And if you’ve missed any of them, when initially they were in theatres, we have assembled a list of the best Tamil films to watch on Hotstar, Amazon Prime and Netflix.

And if you want to dive in the Tamil’s recent contemporary movies, then take a deep breath. Because Hotstar, Netflix and Amazon Prime are surely going to make you crazy with the endless classic Tamil collection. Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017), Aaranya Kaandam (2011), Super Deluxe (2019), Pariyerum Perumal (2018), Vada Chennai (2018), Sila Samayangalil (2018), Metro (2016), Aruvi (2017), Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018), Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018), Adhe Kangal (2017), VISARANAI (2015), MERKU THODARCHI MALAI (2018), OWER PAANDI (2017), LENS (2017), ORANGE MITTAI (2015), SOMETIMES (2018) and so many more are surely your saviors in this time of widespread.

5 Best Tamil Films To Watch



A Suspense Thriller is a female-oriented movie. An Eashvar Karthic’s directorial is a story of a pregnant lady (Keerthy Suresh) who lost her son, and suddenly after a few years, she finds out that he’s still alive. Beside her mental state, doctors console her to move on with life, but in a depressing state, she goes on a hunt to find her kid. Who is the kidnapper? Why did he do it? These are few suspense which will keep you looped in throughout the film along with visual beauty.

Director: Eashvar Karthic

Main Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Linga, Madhampatty Rangaraj

IMDb Rating: 4.6

RT Score: NA

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

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A masala cinema where a 69-years-old superstar, Rajnikanth, takes the role of 40 something Mumbai cop, Aditya Arunachalam, who is keen in not bending a single moment in his chase of criminals. A special duty assigned to him of eliminating the city’s drug mafia is A.R. Murugadoss’s strong thought on the screenplay. This film also features Suniel Shetty and Nivetha Thomas in the crucial role, but need to say, this is fairly targeted to Rajni fans. This commercial action and drama should absolutely be on your watch list.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss

Main Cast: Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas

IMDb Rating: 6.2

RT Score: 51%

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos



A charming thriller romance is a story of two cons and their lovers. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan and his roommate Rakshan, who are trying to pull themselves from the heist, fall in love with two Ritu Varma and Niranjani Ahathiyan. Crazy in love, both of them decide to start their new life in goa. Amidst this, a cop, Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is personally hurt from their crimes, determines to seize them. And that’s then the fun begins.

Director: Desingh Periyasamy

Main Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma, Rakshan, Gautham Menon, and Niranjani Ahathian

IMDb Rating: 7.7

RT Score: NA

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Where to watch: Netflix



A fine performance of remaking the super-hit Bollywood film, Vicky Donor starring Ayushmaan Khurana. A clever fertility owner convinces an unemployed guy to donate some sperm. But little did he know that it could land him in trouble after marriage. Harish Kalyan, Tanya Hope and Vivek will be seen in the pivotal roles. Director Krishna Marimuthu has penned a very strong screenplay for the Tamil audience for convincing about the story.

Director: Krishna Marimuthu

Main Cast: Harish Kalyan, Tanya Hope, Praveen, Aditya, Ragavendra Ambarish

IMDb Rating: 6.8

RT Score: NA

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

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Fresh from 2019’s archives, this is the best Tamil film that shouldn’t be missed by anyone. A story filled with ambition, sacrifice, love, genuine heart, and humanity. There are four stories in the film, each story deals with its own set of dilemmas. For a married couple, it’s a test of their marital relationship. The second story is a test of a mother towards his son, who is trapped in the societal issue of a transgender who returns to her family with utmost hope. Next is about a tsunami survivor, who discovers a new god and finally, a story of a porn star who is trying very hard to save her son. There is a dark comedy, lustful moments, social criticism, passion, emotions, sentiments, and a strong moment on how tough life can be on earth sometimes.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja

Main Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

IMDb Rating: 8.4

RT Score: 80%

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

Where to watch: Netflix


We hope this list inspires you to watch some amazing cinema in the Tamil world. While things are not setting to calm, let these films motivate you to survive. Do let us know if there’s any we’ve missed to cater to you. Happy watching!

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