Netflix has been expanding around the globe at a very fast pace. The first market that it managed to penetrate, after Bollywood, in India, was the Tamil market. It came up with several original contents, and also has several movies streaming. In the following list, we will be looking at the top 10 best Tamil movies to watch on Netflix.
Super Deluxe may have been released in 2019, but the film’s impact is quite strong and heavy to date. Vijay Sethupathi was already an established and formidable actor by then, but the fact that someone like him didn’t hesitate to play the role of a transgender person in the film elevated him to the next level. Super Deluxe is a must-watch for all, as it tackles so many issues under a single theme, all at the same time, in a very beautiful manner.
This film, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, and featuring Dhanush in the lead role, had a lot of hype surrounding it prior to its release. While it was not very well received by the audience at the time of its release, it has since become a fan favorite. Karthik Subbaraj and Dhanush tell an entertaining story, with Karthik Subbaraj at his best, when exploring the gangster theme.
Featuring Arjun Das, of Kaithi fame, as the leading man, Andhagaaram was released directly on Netflix, in 2020. It is a supernatural horror film that revolves around three men, all of whom come together under circumstances that are beyond them. It is surely a film that should not be missed, for it perfectly blends together everything that it introduces.
Following the super success of Theri, everyone was highly excited for Mersal, which featured Vijay in the lead role, as he collaborated for the second time with director Atlee. The film is an out-and-out commercial one, and entertains the audience thoroughly, making it one of the biggest hits of Tamil cinema in 2017.
Considered to be one of the best movies that Rajinikanth has featured in, in recent times, Petta is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. It was a return to form for Rajini after a long time, and his last successful film. The film also features Simran and Trisha as leading ladies, making the first time that they paired up with Rajini.
Featuring no big names as its lead, Mandela features popular Tamil comedian Yogi Babu as the leading man of the film. It is a political satire that showcases the length to which men are ready to go, to be in power. Yogi Babu’s performance in the film was highly appreciated, and the movie is a must-watch for his performance, and for the film’s themes as well.
Maniratnam is one director whose films, no matter when they were made, continue to be relevant any time to the audience. One such film is Bombay, featuring Aravind Swamy and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles. It deals with a prevalent theme in Indian culture, which is the union of people belonging to two different religions, which makes it relevant forever.
Mani Ratnam is a master of his craft, and the best example of that are his films that explore the dynamics of a man and woman in a relationship. Be it Alaipaayuthe or OK Kanmani, both of which are a testament to the understanding and efforts that Ratnam puts into writing his characters and stories. OK Kanmani explores modern relationships, the pros and cons of them, which contributed to its widespread success.
In his directorial debut, Dhanush takes a simple concept but narrates it beautifully, with wonderful characters and circumstances. Raj Kiran, Revathi and Madonna Sebastian, and Dhanush are a part of this story which explores the concept of long-lost love between two individuals who are reunited only to be separated again.
Director Nelson Dileep Kumar made a lasting impact on the Tamil audience with Doctor, which is a simple yet intricately and carefully woven story. Sivakarthikeyan and Priyanka Arul Mohan are the leads of this film, which went on to become one of the biggest hits of Tamil cinema in 2021. The music provided by Anirudh Ravichander was also a major success for this film.