27 Best Tamil Movies of 2023

Best Tamil Movies of 2023

Dive into the heart of Tamil cinema with our guide to the best Tamil movies of 2023! This year, the Tamil film industry, known for its innovative storytelling and captivating visuals, has once again surpassed expectations, presenting a variety of films that cater to every type of cinephile. From edge-of-your-seat thrillers to deeply moving dramas and uproarious comedies, 2023 has proven to be a banner year for Tamil cinema, showcasing the rich diversity and creativity of its filmmakers.

Whether you’re a fan of Tamil movies or simply looking to explore the finest cinematic experiences the industry has to offer, our guide is your gateway to the must-watch films of the year. Join us as we highlight the standout movies that have not only dominated the box office but also won the hearts of audiences worldwide. Get ready to be swept away by the best stories, powerful performances, stunning cinematography, and compelling narratives that make these films the best of Tamil cinema in 2023.

List of 27 Best Tamil Movies of 2023:

Leo Movie Poster


Release date: 19 October 2023
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring: Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, Trisha
Storyline: The film follows Parthi, a café owner and animal rescuer in Theog, who is pursued by gangsters Antony and Harold Das who suspect him to be Antony’s estranged son, Leo. It is one of the best Tamil movies on Netflix.

Available on: Netflix

Viduthalai Part 1 Movie Poster

Viduthalai: Part 1

Release date: 31 March 2023
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Vetrimaaran
Starring: Soori, Vijay Sethupathi, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Vasudev Menon
Storyline: A police officer is recruited to capture the leader of a separatist group.

Available on: Zee5

Ayothi Movie Poster


Release date: 3 March 2023
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: R. Manthira Moorthy
Starring: M. Sasikumar, Yashpal Sharma, Preethi Asrani, Pugazh, Anju Asrani
Storyline: On their journey to Rameswaram, a family from North India gets involved in a series of mishaps until a stranger decides to help them out

Available on: Zee5

Por Thozhil Movie Poster

Por Thozhil

Release date: 9 June 2023
Genre: Thriller
Director: Vignesh Raja
Starring: R. Sarathkumar, Ashok Selvan, Nikhila Vimal
Storyline: A bright but faint-hearted rookie cop has to overcome his fears in order to succeed in his first case which sees him partnered with a reclusive senior officer to catch a serial killer on the loose.

Available on: SonyLIV

Vaathi Movie Poster


Release date: 17 February 2023
Genre: Action, Drama
Languages: Tamil, Telugu
Director: Venky Atluri
Starring: Dhanush, Samyuktha
Storyline: When a private school teacher is assigned to a neglected public school, he must overcome personal and political strife in his fight for education.

Available on: Netflix

Jailer Movie Poster


Release date: 10 August 2023
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Nelson Dilipkumar
Starring: Rajinikanth, Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu
Storyline: It revolves around a retired jailer seeking to apprehend an eccentric idol smuggler.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Ponniyin Selvan: II (PS-2) Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Ponniyin Selvan: II

Release date: 28 April 2023
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Mani Ratnam
Starring: Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala
Storyline: Arulmozhi Varman continues on his journey to become Rajaraja I, the greatest ruler of the historic Chola empire of south India.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video
First Part: Ponniyin Selvan: I (2022)

Jigarthanda DoubleX (Jigarthanda 2) Movie Poster

Jigarthanda Double X

Release date: 10 November 2023
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Starring: Raghava Lawrence, S. J. Suryah, Nimisha Sajayan
Storyline: In 1975, a filmmaker agrees to collaborate on a film with a gangster who wishes to become a famous actor.

Available on: Netflix, SunNXT

Varisu Movie Poster


Release date: 11 January 2023
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director: Vamshi Paidipally
Starring: Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna, R. Sarathkumar, Srikanth, Shaam
Storyline: Vijay Rajendran is a happy to-go lucky man. Things change when his father becomes terminally ill, and he is left to manage his business empire.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Good Night

Release date: 12 May 2023
Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Drama
Director: Vinayak Chandrasekaran
Starring: Manikandan, Meetha Raghunath, Ramesh Thilak, Raichal Rabecca
Storyline: A simple boy-next-door whose biggest problem in life is his snoring, falls in love with a girl. Follow how the couple overcame his sleeping problem while living together.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Mark Antony Movie Poster

Mark Antony

Release date: 14 September 2023
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director: Adhik Ravichandran
Starring: Vishal, S. J. Suryah, Ritu Varma, Sunil, Selvaraghavan
Storyline: Two gangsters, Mark and Antony acquire a mobile phone that has the ability to time travel.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Chithha Movie Poster


Release date: 28 September 2023
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: S. U. Arun Kumar
Starring: Siddharth, Nimisha Sajayan
Storyline: A man is raising his niece like his own daughter, and everything appears normal in their life until the little girl goes missing.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Maaveeran Movie Poster


Release date: 14 July 2023
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director: Madonne Ashwin
Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Aditi Shankar, Saritha, Mysskin
Storyline: The film follows Sathya, a cartoonist, who starts hearing a voice after an accident that tries to make him kill the minister, Jayakodi.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Thunivu Movie Poster


Release date: 11 January 2023
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: H. Vinoth
Starring: Ajith Kumar, Manju Warrier, Samuthirakani, John Kokken
Storyline: A mysterious mastermind – Daredevil and his team forms a plan and commits bank heist to find the corporate looted people’s money.

Available on: Netflix

Dada Movie Poster


Release date: 10 February 2023
Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Drama
Director: Ganesh K. Babu
Starring: Kavin, Aparna Das
Storyline: A couple in love, accidentally become teenage parents. Unpleasant situations make them fall apart. Manikandan, left alone with his son, struggles as a single teenage father. Fate owns him, bringing Sindhu back into his life.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


Release date: 6 October 2023
Genre: Biographical, Sports
Director: M.S. Sripathy
Starring: Madhur Mittal, Mahima Nambiar
Storyline: The biopic promises to bring Muttiah Muralitharan’s inspirational journey to a global audience, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs that defined his illustrious cricket career.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


Release date: 21 April 2023
Genre: Historical, Action, Drama
Director: Dharani Rasendran
Starring: Shakthi Mithran, Seyon, Rajalakshmi, Guru Somasundaram
Storyline: A periodical fiction based on the 7th-century Pandiyan prince Ranadheeran who ruled during a time when the Chola dynasty lost its power and its people were forced to live in the woods.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Pathu Thala Movie Poster

Pathu Thala

Release date: 30 March 2023
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: Obeli N. Krishna
Starring: Silambarasan, Gautham Karthik, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Gautham Vasudev Menon
Storyline: An undercover cop goes to find and kill a crime lord. However, when he realizes that the crime lord’s business intentions are good and he has his own challenges, he needs to decide his next step and help the crime lord change his life.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

DD Returns

Release date: 28 July 2023
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director: S.Prem Anand
Starring: Santhanam, Surbhi
Storyline: The protagonist and his friends hides a bag full of money and jewels in a haunted bungalow to ditch the police. When he goes to retrieve the bag, a ghost makes him play a survival game in order to leave with the bag.

Available on: Zee5


Release date: 6 October 2023
Genre: Drama
Director: Yuvaraj Dhayalan
Starring: Shraddha Srinath, Vikram Prabhu, Vidharth, Sri, Abarnathi, Saniya Iyappan
Storyline: The film follows three couples, navigating inevitable challenges, and seeking self-discovery to salvage their relationships

Available on: Netflix

The Great Indian Kitchen Movie Poster

The Great Indian Kitchen

Release date: 3 February 2023
Genre: Drama
Director: R. Kannan
Starring: Aishwarya Rajesh, Rahul Ravindran
Storyline: Post her marriage, a woman tries to fit into the conventional mould that society has prescribed for married women. But somewhere along the way, she starts feeling that this is not the life she wants.

Available on: Zee5


Release date: 1 December 2023
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: Ramkumar Balakrishnan
Starring: Harish Kalyan, M. S. Bhaskar, Indhuja Ravichandran
Storyline: An elderly man and a youngster who are tenants sharing two different floors of an individual house fight over a parking space.

Available on: TBA


Release date: 15 December 2023
Genre: Drama
Director: Yashwanth Kishore
Starring: Keerthi Pandian, Ammu Abhirami, Vidya Pradeep, Shaalin Zoya
Storyline: Four women whose lives are dominated, crafted, and judged by society and affected, changed and disturbed by external influences.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Paramporul Movie Poster


Release date: 1 September 2023
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: C. Aravind Raj
Starring: R. Sarathkumar, Amitash Pradhan,Kashmira Pardeshi
Storyline: Revolves around the smuggling mafia of sacred temple idols and a cop who is involved with a smuggler to make money out of a sacred idol, possessed by a murder victim.

Available on: aha

Are You Ok Baby ?

Release date: 22 September 2023
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Starring: Samuthirakani, Abhirami, Mullai Arasi, Ashok Kumar Balakrishnan
Storyline: A heart-wrenching tale of adoption unfolds, pitting adoptive parents against the biological mother. Media intervention escalates the issue to legal consequences and emotional turmoil, finally leading to a gripping courtroom climax.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


Release date: Hariharan Ram S.
Genre: Romantic, Drama
Director: Hariharan Ram S.
Starring: Rio Raj, Malavika Manoj, Bhavya Trikha
Storyline: The emotional journey of a young man navigating the depths of love, heartbreak, and hope.

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar


Release date: 16 June 2023
Genre: Family, Drama
Director: Suresh G
Starring: Charle, M. S. Bhaskar, George Maryan, Monica Siva, Shakthi Rithvik
Storyline: A boy, who loses a one-gram ring and he is on a mission to find it before his family returns home. His sister, and a friend, stand by him throughout the journey. It is essential that Muthu gets back the ring as it benefits their family.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


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