19 Best Malayalam Movies of 2023

Best Malayalam Movies of 2023

Welcome to our handpicked selection of the best Malayalam movies of 2023! As the year unfolds, the Malayalam film industry continues to dazzle audiences with its diverse array of cinematic offerings. In 2023 Malayalam industry has treated audiences to a diverse array of cinematic masterpieces, ranging from heartwarming dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers and uproarious comedies. With each film offering a unique blend of captivating storytelling and stellar performances, 2023 has undoubtedly been a standout year for Malayalam cinema.

The Malayalam film industry has a rich heritage of producing critically acclaimed and commercially successful films that blend action, romance, comedy, and drama seamlessly, and 2023 is set to showcase some of the finest offerings. With top-notch performances, innovative storytelling, and cutting-edge visuals, the best Malayalam films of 2023 are primed to entertain, inspire, and leave a lasting impression on viewers. Embark on an exhilarating journey through our guide to the best Malayalam movies of 2023.

List of 19 Best Malayalam Movies of 2023:

Kaathal – The Core Movie Poster

Kaathal – The Core

Release date: 23 November 2023
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Jeo Baby
Starring: Mammootty, Jyothika
Storyline: Mathew, a retired bank secretary, reluctantly enters politics for a by-election. The movie delves into their marriage dynamics, justice, and personal fulfillment amidst a tight-knit village community. It is one of the best Malayalam movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

2018 Movie Poster


Release date: 5 May 2023
Genre: Survival, Action, Thriller, Drama
Director: Jude Anthany Joseph
Starring: Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Narain, Lal
Storyline: A disaster film set during the 2018 Kerala Floods where people from all walks of life faced catastrophic consequences and put in collective efforts to survive the calamity.

Available on: SonyLIV

Neru Movie Poster


Release date: 21 December 2023
Genre: Drama
Director: Jeethu Joseph
Starring: Mohanlal, Anaswara Rajan, Priyamani, Siddique, Jagadish, K. B. Ganesh Kumar
Storyline: Sara, a blind sculptor, seeks justice after suffering trauma. She contends with the legal system and her own resilience to find a resolution.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

RDX: Robert Dony Xavier Movie Poster

DX: Robert Dony Xavier

Release date: 25 August 2023
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Nahas Hidayath
Starring: Shane Nigam, Antony Varghese, Neeraj Madhav
Storyline: The life of three mysterious individuals take a turn as their faces gets exposed.

Available on: Netflix

Kannur Squad Movie Poster

Kannur Squad

Release date: 28 September 2023
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Roby Varghese Raj
Starring: Mammootty, Rony David Raj, Azees Nedumangad, Shabareesh Varma, Kishore, Vijayaraghavan
Storyline: The gripping saga of a police officer and his team, their challenging journey to nab a criminal gang across the country. Further, it shows how he leads his team towards triumph, amidst professional uncertainties in this gripping drama.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Romancham Movie Poster


Release date: 3 February 2023
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director: Jithu Madhavan
Starring: Soubin Shahir, Arjun Ashokan, Sajin Gopu, Siju Sunny
Storyline: A game of Ouija board goes hilariously wrong when seven bachelors unexpectedly invite a spirit and try to make the best out of the situation.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum Movie Poster

Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum

Release date: 28 April 2023
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director: Akhil Sathyan
Starring: Fahadh Faasil, Anjana Jayaprakash, Mukesh, Innocent, Vineeth
Storyline: A middle-class Malayali youth who is settled in Mumbai and revolves around incidents that take place on a journey to Kerala.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Iratta Movie Poster


Release date: 3 February 2023
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Rohit M. G. Krishnan
Starring: Joju George, Anjali, Arya Salim, Srikant Murali
Storyline: The film revolves around the death of a policeman during his duty hours in Vagamon police station and the investigation that follows by his estranged twin brother.

Available on: Netflix

Garudan Movie Poster


Release date: 3 November 2023
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Arun Varma
Starring: Suresh Gopi, Biju Menon, Siddique, Jagadish
Storyline: Harish Madhav, a straightforward cop, and Nishanth, a college professor, get entangled in a crime and one has to fight for his integrity and other has to fight for justice.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Thankam Movie Poster


Release date: 26 January 2023
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Saheed Arafath
Starring: Biju Menon, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aparna Balamurali
Storyline: Muthu and Kannan are Gold Agents from Thrissur, the Gold Capital of India. The movie portrays their travel to Mumbai to distribute gold and the following mishaps they face at their journey.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


Release date: 3 February 2023
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Rohit M. G. Krishnan
Starring: Joju George, Anjali, Arya Salim, Srikant Murali
Storyline: The film revolves around the death of a policeman during his duty hours in Vagamon police station and the investigation that follows by his estranged twin brother.

Available on: Netflix


Release dates: October 30, 2023 (Mumbai Film Festival), January 5, 2024 (India)
Genre: Drama
Director: Anand Ekarshi
Starring: Zarin Shihab, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Vinay Forrt, Aji Thiruvamkulam, Jolly Antony, Madan Babu K, Nandhan Unni
Storyline: After a party amongst a theatre group, their sole actress, Anjali is subjected to a crime from one of the men in the group. A meeting is called for. In trying to reach a consensus, stories unravel, suspicions surface and clamour ensues.

Available on: TBA

Neelavelicham Movie Poster


Release date: 20 April 2023
Genre: Horror, Romance
Director: Aashiq Abu
Starring: Tovino Thomas, Rima Kallingal, Roshan Mathew, Shine Tom Chacko
Storyline: A young, enthusiastic, and free-spirited writer arrives to stay in a desolate mansion, rumored to be haunted by the apparition of a young woman who committed suicide when she was betrayed in love.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Pookkaalam Movie Poster


Release date: 8 April 2023
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Director: Ganesh Raj
Starring: Vijayaraghavan, Basil Joseph, Vineeth Sreenivasan
Storyline: A nearly 100-year-old man decides to divorce his nearly 100 year old wife after finding a secret love letter of hers from nearly 60 years ago.

Available on: TBA

1921: Puzha Muthal Puzha Vare

Release date: 3 March 2023
Genre: Historical, Drama
Director: Ramasimhan
Starring: Thalaivasal Vijay, R. L. V. Ramakrishnan, Joy Mathew, Dinesh Panicker
Storyline: Based on the Malabar riots of 1921 and the Hindu genocide spearheaded by the Islamic extremist Variyankunnath Kunjahammad Haji.

Available on: TBA


Release date: 24 February 2023
Genre: Drama
Director: Ajith V Thomas
Starring: Anu Sithara, Amith Chakalakkal, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Mallika Sukumaran
Storyline: Depicts the emotional bond between siblings, family values along with a soft touch of humor and a love track that run in parallel.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Purusha Pretham Movie Poster

Purusha Pretham

Release date: 24 March 2023
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Krishand
Starring: Darshana Rajendran, Alexander Prasanth, Jagadish
Storyline: Purusha Pretham, Krishand’s third feature, is a police procedural story that has never been seen before in Malayalam cinema; an investigative thriller with interesting twists and turns.

Available on: SonyLIV

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Movie Poster

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Release date: 19 January 2023
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Starring: Mammootty, Ramya Pandian, Ashokan
Storyline: James wakes up irritable on a bus, believing he is Sundaram, a man who vanished from a quiet village years prior.

Available on: Netflix


Release date: 1 December 2023
Genre: Action, Drama
Director: Joshiy
Starring: Joju George, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Nyla Usha
Storyline: An emotionally charged mass family entertainer that delves into the profound theme of relationships that run deeper than blood. The story revolves around the enigmatic character, Antony and his close-knit group of friends.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, aha


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