35 Greatest Telugu Movies To Watch For A Thrilling Entertainment

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Hardik Gautam

10 months ago|12 min read


One of the most prime sources of our entertainment has always been movies. The Telugu film industry being one of the topmost movie production spaces has provided us with various countless hits. The production of these hit movies has resulted in the remaking of these movies in Bollywood, the Hindi film industry.

The storyline and screenplay of these movies help them grab a large audience. Due to their mass popularity and big numbers at the box office, these movies are dubbed in various languages for a vast amount of audiences.

Below is the list of some great Telugu hits that you can watch and have a great time with your friends and family.

1. Ye Maya Chesave (2010)

Ye Maya Chesave (2010) | Greatest Telugu Movies

A romantic genre film, It is about two people who are in love with each other but haven't realized it yet. Although the couple lives apart for almost three years the movie shows how the couple grows together beautifully. 

With increased attraction, sexual tension, and mutual understanding, the couple is drawn closer to each other. Jessie is a complex character which makes the movie even special. Eventually, after all these, the two go through a heartbreak. 

This Telugu movie is a must-watch as it portrays the journey of loved ones and you can watch it on Sony Liv for free.

2. Khaleja (2010)

Starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Trivikram Srinivas this movie is of superhero origin. People in the movie force the actor to believe that he is a god, but he refuses to be anything more than ordinary. 

Mahesh Babu's comic timing makes people giggle a lot and Trivikram is great at unfolding the myths that make the movies more interesting. 

This movie is available on Disney plus Hotstar for free. This movie is one of the greatest Telugu movies to watch.

3. Vedam (2010)

Vedam (2010) | Greatest Telugu Movies

Directed by Krish the story of the movie revolves around three people that are trying to work their way through life. The film portrays city life where the slums and high-rise buildings co-exist and where people dream big. 

The movie shows the story of sex workers that are trying to start their own business and live a peaceful life. it shows the different virtues of our society which makes it unmissable to watch. You can watch it on MX Player for free.

4. Leader (2010)

A political genre movie, Leader is one of the blockbuster movies of 2010. Arjun Prasad is played by Rana Daggubati. The movie shows how hard it is to escape corruption and compromise in Indian politics. The movie involves various incidents of manipulation and deceit. 

This Telugu movie is overall a rollercoaster ride of feelings one can encounter in the real world. Stream it for free on Disney Plus Hotstar. 

5. Prasthanam (2010)

Directed by Deva Katta, this film involves many twists and betrayals. This political thriller movie shows us the understanding of human beings and the helplessness that they go through to face survival and greed. 

There are lonely moments before a sudden twist that makes sure that the audience is hooked to the screen throughout the movie. The movie shows the perspective of every character, may it be the villain or the hero, you see the world through their eyes that help you understand their part better. 

This Telugu movie is available on the MX player app.

6. Ala Modalaindi (2011)

The movie shows how two people fall in love and then are never allowed to fall out of it. Both the leads fall in love with someone else before getting together. This is a romantic movie with a casual twist to it. 

Also, actress Nithya Menen made her debut in this film. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

7. Eega (2012)

As it is Directed by SS Rajamouli, the movie helped him prove that with enough skill your imagination can give you great ideas. The film shows how a housefly is using all its powers to protect a woman from a monster. 

The CGI and storyline of the film make it highly engaging. But in the end, there isn't a happy ending between the fly and the human. Watch it on Disney Plus Hotstar and bet you won’t regret watching it.

8. Mithunam (2012)

Mithunam (2012) | Greatest Telugu Movies

Based on the best-selling Telugu novel of the same name, the movie shows beautiful village life, where Lakshmi lives is a bit sensitive and strong too with her husband SPB who has behavior. 

The climax takes you through an emotional journey as the wife wants her husband to die before her as she knows that he will be helpless after she's gone. You can find it online on Amazon Prime. 

9. Prema Katha Chitram (2013)

A horror-comedy film, it is one of the blockbuster movies in Tollywood. The ghost happens to be a victim of rape and other characters with the story of struggles of their own. 

The slight touch of humor makes the movie a fun-packed element. Watch on Disney Plus Hotstar for entertaining performances. 

10. Swamy Ra Ra (2013)

Swamy Ra Ra (2013) | Greatest Telugu Movies

A dark comedy that made it one of its kind back during those days. The movie revolves around the golden idol of Ganesha and the fortune it promises for anyone who owns it. It involves all the ingredients of the thriller genre such as gangsters, brainy hero and clueless heroine. 

The movie feels unique and amazing due to great musical and visual cues to break the tension whenever required and is available on youtube.

11. Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)

This is a romantic comedy filled with solvable problems and silly misunderstandings in life. The movie is a joy to watch the new faces bring freshness to the story. 

The music of the film is just appropriate as per the vibe and mood of the film. It is available for streaming at Disney plus Hotstar.

12. Nenokkadine (2014)

Directed by Sukumar, this movie acquired popularity with time. The Telugu movie has a great screenplay and cinematography along with layered storytelling. The character of Mahesh Babu suffers from PTSD. 

This film is available on amazon prime, is a must-watch as the suspense is carried till the end and the ending is unexpected. 

13. Baahubali 1&2 (2015 & 2017)

Baahubali 1&2 (2015 & 2017) | Greatest Telugu Movies

Directed by SS Rajamouli this series did wonders for the Telugu film industry. This is surely one of the best period dramas to be created in the country. The film gained mass popularity from around the world. 

This rich production values, simple storylines, and appropriate casting turned out as a high-budget entertainer. Watch both part 1 and part 2 on Disney Plus Hotstar or Netflix.

14. Kanche (2015)

It is a period drama that displays that all people are the same for good or bad. 

The movie also depicts an old-school love story that connects with all its viewers. Available on Disney Plus Hotstar, Telugu movies list

15. Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2016)

A classic love story directed by Hanu Raghavpudi involves a lot of twists and humor as well. The Balayya-loving hero is played by Nani. This is a love story where the love feels convincingly real and there is no such oversaturation in frames and plot points. 

It is available on Disney Plus Hotstar so don’t forget to add it to your watchlist.

16. Manamantha (2016)

Directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, this is a story about four people that unfold parallel. Belonging to different age groups, each one desires something different. What becomes the point of connection between all of them is that they belong to the same family. 

The movie portrays a clear picture of how a family lives in a society and how society affects people living in it. You can watch this movie on Amazon Prime as well on Disney plus Hotstar.

17. Oopiri (2016)

Oopiri (2016) | Greatest Telugu Movies

An official remake of the French film, The Intouchables directed by Vanshi Paidipally. The billionaire character is played by Nagarjuna, the movie is mostly about how men help each other and they get to a point where happiness feels like a possibility. 

The movie keeps its viewers hooked by displaying a wide range of emotional values and is available on Amazon Prime

18. Pelli Choopulu (2016)

This is a romantic comedy directed by Tharun Bhascker. The film shows that after getting fed up with Prasanth's carefree attitude, his father fixes his marriage to make him responsible. 

But after meeting an ambitious girl his life changes his life for the better. Watch it on MX Player for its simple and fresh storyline.

19. Fidaa (2017)

A heart-touching film, this film shows how a charming woman falls in love with an NRI, who apparently is her sister's brother-in-law and he falls in love with her too. But instead of taking all this seriously, she creates a mess of her feelings and his. 

Sai Pallavi's carefree performance makes the film a treat to watch. You can watch this masterpiece for free on Disney plus Hotstar.

20. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga this movie was a blockbuster hit soon after its release. The movie shows Arjun's pain and his refusal to take help from others. The film shows how destructive love is for him at first but being interesting. 

This movie proved to be a revolutionary one for Telugu cinema. It is available for streaming at Disney Plus Hotstar.

21. Rangasthalam (2018)

Rangasthalam (2018) | Greatest Telugu Movies

This movie is an upgraded version of the movie Mana Voori Pandavalu. The film shows how its heroes fight with the feudal system. From the beginning till the end there are various beautifully directed and choreographed scenes. 

The film displays various virtues of life and is definitely a must-watch so stream it on Disney Plus Hotstar.

22. Mahanati (2018)

Mahanati is a combination of a well-written screenplay and great cinematography which is directed by Nag Ashwin. This Telugu movie shows how Savitri, who is the most admired actress from the South goes through countless tragic incidents in her personal life. 

Her being unable to cope up with depression draws her towards being an alcoholic. Watch it on Amazon prime video and give yourself a visual treat that it offers.

23. Goodachari (2018)

Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, this is a story of a man trying to follow his father's legacy but soon after he realizes that life doesn't work like that. This amazing thriller movie shows how Gopi fights to clear his name for the crime he is framed for and tries to find the real people responsible. 

Take a time out to watch it for its thrilling and action sequences on Amazon Prime Video.

24. C/O Kancharapalem (2018)

With an IMDb rating of 8.9, the film focuses on the life of four couples cutting across age, religion, caste, and class barriers. 

The movie gives a strong message of how life and time play a significant role in the fate of four couples who break social norms for the sake of love. You can stream it on Netflix.

25. Brochevarevarura (2019)

Brochevarevarura (2019) | Greatest Telugu Movies

A comedy-crime film, it depicts two stories and the film manages to seamlessly move from one story to another. The movie shows three students who fail their exams and also waste their time and are further encountered by various problems. 

The Telugu movie seems to be such a seamless work of creation due to its amazing screenplay and how two plots are developed in a parallel way. It is available for streaming at Amazon Prime Video.

26. Yevade Subramanyam (2015)

This adventure romance thriller movie is directed by Ashwin Nag. The movie displays the story of an ambitious man Nani, who overcomes several obstacles in his life and after witnessing his childhood friend's death makes his path onto a life-changing journey to the Himalayas. 

You can watch this movie on MX Player as well as on JioCinema for free.

27. The Ghazi Attack (2017)

This period film depicts the year 1971 when an Indian Naval submarine intercepts a Pakistani submarine. 

Directed by Sankalp Reddy, this movie proved to be a box office hit. The movie with its thriller storyline gives a sweet flavor of patriotism. Make it your wishlist on Amazon Prime. 

28. Dhruva (2016)

Dhruva, directed by Surender Reddy is an IPS officer who finds out about a strong network of organized crime lying around the city. Dhruva then tries to terminate the mastermind behind this huge racket. It is available on Disney Plus Hotstar. 

Don’t miss out on this to watch out for great performances and incredible visuals.

29. Jersey (2019)

Jersey (2019) | Greatest Telugu Movies

Arjun is a talented but failed cricketer who decides to return to cricket in his late thirties. His desire to represent the Indian cricket team drives him back to the field. 

Watch it on Disney Plus Hotstar and get mind-blown with this Telugu movie.

30. Awe! (2018)

Six people go through various issues in their lives but end up at the same restaurant where a life-changing moment takes place. 

Directed by Prashanth Varma this masterpiece is available online on Disney plus Hotstar.

31. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)

Available on Amazon Prime, it is one of the high rated movies in the Telugu film industry. It is a comedy thriller movie about an agent named Sai Srinivasa Athrey who runs an agency named FBI which solves cases at small scale. 

And the story follows the investigation of a girl which takes a gripping turn. The movie stars Naveen Polishetty and Shruti Sharma in lead roles. 

The storyline of the movie is gripping and will surely not leave you less entertained in any scene of the movie. This movie is among the greatest Telugu movies to watch.

32. Mallesham (2019) 

It is one of the most delightful and heartwarming biographical movies, it is directed by Raj Rachakonda that features Priyadarshi in lead. It is based on the real-life story of Chintakindi Mallesham who is also a Padma Shri award winner. 

The movie shows the miserable condition of weavers and their difficulties which lead them to take loans at high rates and ultimately suicide. Mellesham's consciousness made him realize the situation and he invented the automated machine that processes yarn for saree. 

Available on Netflix, you should definitely watch this inspiring movie.

33. Vakeel Saab (2021) 

A remake of the Hindi Movie ‘Pink’, is based on a case where 3 girls are charged to attempt murder after dodging molestation by a politician’s son. 

A criminal lawyer helps them to fight for the case and raises bitter questions that strike patriarchy and its misogynistic beliefs. It is a must-watch Telegu movie that you can find on Amazon Prime.

34. Game Over (2019) 

Genre in psychology and trill, Game Over is directed by Ashwin that features Tapsee Pannu. It is the story of a girl who suffers from PTSD who upholds herself from serial killers. The movie is intense and unique that leaves you in suspense throughout. 

It is a movie that cannot be missed that is streaming on Netflix. This movie is one of the greatest Telugu movies to watch.

35. HIT: The First Case (2020)

HIT: The First Case (2020) | Greatest Telugu Movies

A suspense-thriller, the movie stars Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in lead roles. It is a story of an officer who determines to investigate to find a missing girl despite suffering panic attacks. Watch this nail-biting movie on Amazon Prime.

So that brings us to the end of the list of some of the best Telugu movies of all time. All of these movies are sure shot entertainment providers and can be watched with your family and friends.

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