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Top 20 Best Tamil Movies on Disney+ Hotstar – 2023

We get it! It is hard to sit with a hot plate of food or be ready for a day of binge-watching with no idea what to watch! Going through different genres, searching different OTT platforms, deciding what kind of movie you want to watch, getting everyone to agree to it, etc., can be tough. Also, your DTH connection channels might not display the latest shows and movies.

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So today, we are here to make things easy for you. If you are in the mood to watch some of the best Tamil movies on Hotstar, we have a list you can refer to! The Tamil movie industry has never failed to give its audience both variety and quality cinema. Earlier, it was hard to track down a good classic Tamil movie with subtitles (for non-Tamil speakers). But now, the doors of Tamil movie industry are open for everyone, thanks to Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform.

The platform has a huge library of classic Tamil movies. We are listing a few of our favourites to make your job easier. Let’s get started.

Best Disney+ Hotstar Tamil movies in 2023

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Movies Year of release IMDb rating


Vada Chennai 2018 8.4 Action/Crime
Kaithi 2019 8.5 Action/Thriller
Jigarthanda 2014 8.2 Drama/Crime
Kaaka Muttai 2014 8.3 Drama/Comedy
Vishwaroopam 2013 7.9 Action/Thriller
Madras 2014 7.9 Action/Drama
Vazhakku Enn 2012 8.3 Thriller/Crime
Thegidi 2014 7.6 Mystery/Thriller
Sathuranga Vettai 2014 8.1 Crime/Comedy
Vikram Vedha 2017 8.2 Action/Thriller
Mundasupathi 2014 7.6 Comedy/Romance
Thuppakki 2012 8.1 Action/Thriller
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi 2012 7.1 Romantic/Comedy
Nanban 2012 7.7 Romance/Comedy
Saivam 2014 6.8 Drama/Family
Cuckoo 2014 7.7 Romance/Drama
Kanchivaram 2008 8.1 Drama
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum 2015 7 Thriller/Sci-fi
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam 2018 7.2 Crime/Drama
Comali 2019 6.9 Comedy/Drama

1. Vada Chennai – Best Tamil action crime on Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah, and Aishwarya Raj, Vada Chennai is an action crime drama film. Directed by Vetrimaaran as his fourth film, the story revolves around a carrom player named Anbu (played by Dhanush) and how he becomes a central piece in a gang war.

Dhanush totally justifies the role of Anbu with utmost finesse. Andrea’s role is also worth appreciating.

2. Kaithi

Kaithi is one of the best Disney Hotstar Tamil movies. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, it is called the prequel to 2022 hit Vikram movie. The film is a story about an ex-convict who reluctantly becomes a part of a drug bust and has to save a police officer’s life in one night.

The ex-con Dilli does all this with motivation and promises to see his long-lost daughter.

3. Jigarthanda

If a compelling storyline and amazing acting is your thing, then you need to watch this movie. One of the best Tamil movies in Hotstar, Jigarthanda is directed by Karthik Subbaraj.

4. Kaaka Muttai

Directed by M. Manikandan, Kaaka Muttai is a story of two brothers, living in a slum area, who desire to eat pizza and as they go about town for a slice of pizza, they are shooed away by the watchman. The movie stars Vignesh, Ramesh, and Aishwarya Rajesh are a part of this amazing film.

5. Vishwaroopam

See megastar Kamal Haasan back in action in this spy thriller movie directed by the multi-talented man himself! It is a story about a RAW agent who is working to save the entire world from the heinous acts of a terrorist group in Afghanistan.

6. Madras

A political commentary served engagingly. Madras is one of the best Tamil movies in Hotstar which shouldn’t be missed by anyone. It is directed by Pa. Ranjith. The film features Karthi, Catherine Tresa, and Kalaiyarasan in the main roles.

7. Vazhakku Enn – Best Tamil crime drama on Disney+ Hotstar

A National award winner, Vazhakku Enn is a crime drama that revolves around a housemaid who is a victim of an acid attack and a roadside shop worker who somehow gets entangled in her story. The movie is directed by Balaji Sakthivel and is a must-watch on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie stars Urmila Mahanta, Sri, Mithun Murali, and Manisha Yadav.

8. Thegidi – Best Tamil thriller on Disney+ Hotstar

This Ashok Selvan, Janani, and Jayaprakash starrer, directed by debutant filmmaker, P. Ramesh, Thegidi is an intriguing thriller movie with well-written characters. A young detective is tasked to spy on some people, but his subjects die under mysterious circumstances.

9. Sathuranga Vettai

A movie everyone can connect to. Directed by H. Vinod, the story revolves around the life of a criminal who robs people of their money by clever tactics and acts to be genuine.

10. Vikram Vedha

One of the most popular Disney Hotstar Tamil movies, Vikram Vedha stars our beloved R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in central roles. The movie explores the concept of the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi and the idea of good vs evil.

11. Mundasupatti – Best Tamil comedy on Disney+ Hotstar

Ram Kumar, as the director of this period comedy film beautifully explores superstitions and myths which exist in society. It specifically focuses on a village where people believe that getting a picture clicked can cause their deaths. The film stars several actors such as Vishnu Vishal, Nandita Swetha, Kaali Venkat, Ramdoss, and Anandaraj.

12. Thuppakki

Watch Vijay in this mass commercial film directed by A.R Murugadoss. A perfect match of class and mass, this movie is worth your time.

13. Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi

A normal love story made beautiful with Balaji Mohan’s exceptional directional skills and Nirav Shaha’s camera work. The film features Sidharth, Sasikanth Sivaji, Nirav Shah, and Bellamkonda Suresh in important roles.

14. Nanban

Watch Ileana D’Cruz and Vijay in this amazing remake of the superhit Hindi film, 3 Idiots directed by Shankar. Although the movie is a remake, filmmaker Shankar showcases his uniqueness with the songs and picturization.

15. Saivam

A simple and neat family entertainer, Saivam deals with a normal story that can be connected by all. Ramprakash Rayappa directs this 2014 Tamil drama. The film features Nassar, Sara Arjun, and Vidya Pradeep.

16. Cuckoo

Directed by Raju Murugan, the story is about a visually impaired couple who go through a lot of difficulties to unite. Keep your tissues ready for this one! Actors Dinesh Ravi and Malavika Nair play the lead couple in the film.

17. Kanchivaram

Another gem by filmmaker Priyadarshan, Kanchivaram is a story that will leave you in tears. The movie kickstarts when a father promises his newborn daughter that he will drape her in a silk sari. The rest of the film deals with the problems he faces to fulfill this promise. The movie stars Prakash Raj, Shriya Reddy, and Shammu in the main roles.

18. Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum – Best Tamil thriller on Disney+ Hotstar

This 2015 Tamil film is a thriller directed by Ramprakash Rayappa. If well-written plots are your thing, you shouldn’t miss this one. The film stars Nakul, Dinesh, Aishwarya Dutta, and Bindu Madhavi in the main roles.

19. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam

Mani Ratnam’s directorial, this movie is about 3 brothers who fight each other to take over their father’s throne. A multi-starrer and action-packed film, watch this movie just for Vijay Sethupathi’s performance. The film boasts a star-studded cast comprising actors such as Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Silambarasan, and Arun Vijay, amongst others.

20. Comali

Tickle your brain and laugh a lot with Comali. Directed by Pradeep Ranganathan, the story is about a guy who slips into a coma as a teenager and gets out of it when he is an adult. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles.

Watch all these Tamil Hotstar movies and more only on Disney+ Hotstar! Even if you don’t have a DTH connection, you can get a new one with us! Watch the best South movies dubbed in Hindi 2022, with Airtel! You can also watch some of the most popular Prime Video Telugu movies with the free Amazon Prime subscription that we offer with Airtel broadband.