Top Tamil Movies To Watch On Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime and Netflix

Now that you already have a subscription to Disney+ Hotstar or Amazon Prime or Netflix or any of these streaming services, tap into your inner Kollywood fan and bookmark this list of top Tamil movies to stream right now. Drama, action, crime - this list has it all. Check it out! 

Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017)

Amazon Prime Video

Based on Operation Bawaria undertaken by the Tamil Nadu police through the 1990s and 2000s, this Karthi starrer is gripping and stands out in the way Tamil movies normally depict cops. Actor Karthi's performance as the lead cop is in line with his usual smirks and punchy dialogues, making you root for him as he and his team as they strive hard to take down a group of dacoits. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime 

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)

Hotstar

An easy watch and like any other Mani Ratnam's creation, this movie too is a treat to your visual and aural senses. The cast includes Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh, Prakash Raj, Arun Vijay, and Silambarasan with AR Rahman’s music and Santosh Sivan’s cinematography. It also marks Mani Ratnam's return to the action genre as you witness the betrayals unleashed by a band of brothers in this action thriller. 

Where to watch: Hotstar 

Aaranya Kaandam (2011)

Hotstar

Another action thriller, Aaranya Kaandam shows the events of one single day in the lives of six characters. Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, the combination of beautifully written characters and a stellar screenplay will have you hooked. You've seriously got to watch out for Jackie Shroff's acting - it's vera level! Although the movie didn't do too well commercially, it's achieved quite the cult status! 

Where to watch: Hotstar 

Metro (2016)

Netflix

Set in Chennai, this movie focuses on the chain snatching situation in the city. Not as gripping as most Tamil thrillers, it certainly has enough action to make your jaw drop. Written and directed by Ananda Krishnan, the story here revolves around a family starring Shirish, Sathya, Bobby Simha and more. 

Where to watch: Netflix 

Sila Samayangalil (2018)

Netflix

Priyadarshan’s Sila Samayangalil is set in a hospital, narrating tales of love and longing of a group of people waiting for their HIV test results. Through Prakash Raj’s character of a middle-aged man gazing at others in the room, the filmmaker beautifully brings out the stigma that’s associated with the disease.

Where to watch: Netflix (search with 'Sometimes')

Vada Chennai (2018)

Hotstar

Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai makes you wonder about the plight of fishermen if they're removed from the shores. Starring his favourite actor Dhanush,  this gangster drama, the first of a trilogy, captures Anbu’s (Dhanush) rise from a simple carrom board player to a thug out to save his neighbourhood.

Where to watch: Hotstar 

Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum (2013)

Hotstar

Directed by Mysskin, the film has no heroine, no songs and is filled with dark humour and raw emotions. Starring Mysskin himself and Sri of Vazhakku Enn 18/9 in lead roles, this movie is about a man trying to redeem himself in an unforgiving society. The suspense element holds up till the very end, making it a must-watch 

Where to watch: Hotstar 

Pariyerum Perumal BA.BL (2018)

Amazon Prime Video

Produced by Ranjith and directed by Mari Selvaraj, this movie highlights the story of a Dalit man fighting against those taunting him for belonging to an intermediate caste. The way the practice of untouchability and caste-based discrimination is shown is what makes this movie stand out. 

Where to watch: Hotstar

Adhe Kangal (2017)

Amazon Prime Video

A romantic thriller, Kalaiyarasan plays a blind chef in Adhe Kangal, but the movie doesn't use the character's disability to seek sympathy. Actress Sshivada is the true star here who plays his love interest Deepa whose true motives get revealed only later. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime 

Uriyadi (2016)

Amazon Prime Video

Starring Vijay Kumar in the lead role, this movie is considered to be one of the best political thrillers in Kollywood. Set in the 1990s, the story revolves around four socially-conscious college-going boys whose lives take a turn when they get dragged into a political fight. If you aren't a big Vijay fan, this one might change your opinion. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime