20 Best Telugu Thriller Movies of All Time to Watch Now

Best Telugu Thriller Movies

Telugu cinema has a rich history of producing suspenseful and thrilling movies that have left audiences spellbound. With their unique blend of suspense, mystery, and drama, the Telugu film industry has become a global sensation, and these movies continue to push the envelope of what is possible within this genre. Whether you’re a fan of crime thrillers movies or psychological thrillers movies, there’s something here to satisfy every taste.

If you’re looking for a thrilling movie experience that will leave you wanting more, look no further than this list of Top Telugu thriller movies. Whether you’re in the mood for pulse-pounding espionage in spy thrillers or chilling encounters with the supernatural, our handpicked selection guarantees hours of entertainment. So, join us as we delve deeper into the exciting world of must-watch Telugu thriller movies and discover the best titles available today!

List of Top Telugu Thriller Movies of All Time to Watch Now:

HIT The First Case Movie Poster

Hit: The First Case

Release date: 28 February 2020
Director: Sailesh Kolanu
Starring: Vishwak Sen, Ruhani Sharma, Brahmaji, Murli Sharma
Storyline: The plot follows Vikram Rudraraju, a police officer of the Telangana state’s Homicide Intervention Team (HIT) who is tasked with investigating the missing case of an eighteen-year-old girl. It is one of the best Telugu thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Standalone sequel: HIT: The Second Case

Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya Movie Poster

Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya

Release date: 21 June 2019
Director: Swaroop R. S. J.
Starring: Naveen Polishetty, Shruti Sharma
Storyline: It follows a Nellore-based detective whose life runs into danger when he starts investigating the case of a dead body abandoned near a railway track.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

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Nannaku Prematho

Release date: 13 January 2016
Director: Sukumar
Starring: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Rakul Preet Singh
Storyline: The intelligent son of a former entrepreneur takes revenge on a powerful and rich businessman who is as smart as he is.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, SunNXT, Disney+ Hotstar

Evaru Movie Poster


Release date: 15 August 2019
Director: Venkat Ramji
Starring: Adivi Sesh, Naveen Chandra, Regina Cassandra, Murali Sharma
Storyline: The plot follows the story of corrupt cop Vikram Vasudev as he investigates a seemingly open-and-shut case of a woman killing her rapist.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Karthikeya 2


Release date: 24 October 2014
Director: Chandoo Mondeti
Starring: Nikhil Siddhartha, Swati Reddy, Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Jayaprakash
Storyline: Karthikeya, who loves to solve mysteries, goes to Subramanyapuram to investigate where the villagers are frightened by a deadly snake in the temple.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, SunNXT
Sequel: Karthikeya 2

U Turn Movie Poster


Release date: 13 September 2018
Director: Pawan Kumar
Starring: Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika Chawla
Storyline: The film revolves around the death of motorists who break a traffic rule at a particular flyover and the subsequent pinning down of the culprit by an intern journalist and police inspector duo.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Sony LIV


Release date: 13 February 2015
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Starring: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Posani Krishna Murali
Storyline: Daya, a corrupt police officer, finds his life changing when he takes on a case of gang rape.

Available on: SunNXT

Eagle Movie Poster


Release date: 9 February 2024
Director: Karthik Gattamneni
Starring: Ravi Teja, Kavya Thapar, Anupama Parameswaran, Navdeep
Storyline: A journalist uncovers the story of a ruthless assassin when she investigates a government cover-up.

Available on: Cinema


Release date: 3 August 2018
Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka
Starring: Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj
Storyline: A young NSA agent is framed for the murder of his bosses making him realize that now his mission is darker than expected and has some personal scores to settle regarding his father’s death, a former NSA agent.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Neevevaro Movie Poster


Release date: 23 August 2018
Director: Hari Nath
Starring: Aadhi Pinisetty, Taapsee Pannu, Ritika Singh
Storyline: As Kalyan, a blind chef, and Vennela, who comes to visit him at his restaurant, fall in love and start making plans for their future, Vennela goes missing. A series of unexpected and shocking events follow.

Available on: JioCinema

1: Nenokkadine

Hindi: Ek Ka Dum
Release date
: 10 January 2014
Director: Sukumar
Starring: Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon, Nassar, Kelly Dorji
Storyline: A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents’ death.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, SunNXT

Godse Movie


Release date: 17 June 2022
Director: Gopiganesh Pattabhi
Starring: Satyadev, Aishwarya Lekshmi
Storyline: A reunion with friends changes the way Godse perceives the system. He begins to unravel the system’s hidden agenda that robs off the careers and lives of students. What follows is a fight between Godse and the government for justice.

Available on: Netflix, Sony LIV

Okka Kshanam

Release date: 28 December 2017
Director: Vi Anand
Starring: Allu Sirish, Surbhi, Srinivas Avasarala, Seerat Kapoor
Storyline: The film explores a concept called parallel life, where the protagonist fights against his own destiny, fate and time.

Available on: SunNXT

Yashoda Movie Poster


Release date: 11 November 2022
Director: Hari–Harish
Starring: Samantha, Unni Mukundan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Murali Sharma, Rao Ramesh
Storyline: In a highly regimented facility housing surrogate mothers, a pregnant woman discovers that things are not as they seem.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Anukokunda Oka Roju

Release date: 30 June 2005
Director: Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Starring: Jagapathi Babu, Charmy, Shashank
Storyline: A woman with amnesia tries to unravel the mystery of the missing day in her life.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix


Release date: 26 February 2016
Director: Ravikanth Perepu
Starring: Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh, Satyadev
Storyline: Rishi, a non-resident Indian, returns to India to help his ex-lover find her kidnapped daughter.

Available on: SunNXT


Release date: 13 February 2015
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Starring: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Posani Krishna Murali
Storyline: Daya, a corrupt police officer, finds his life changing when he takes on a case of gang rape.

Available on: SunNXT

Drushyam Movie Poster


Release date: 11 July 2014
Director: Sripriya
Starring: Venkatesh, Meena, Nadhiya, Kruthika Jayakumar, Esther Anil
Storyline: The film tells the story of Rambabu, a middle-class cable TV operator, and his family. They come under suspicion when Varun, the son of the Inspector-general of police (IG), goes missing soon after harassing Rambabu’s daughter. The rest of the film reveals how Varun disappeared and what Rambabu does to keep his family from going to prison.

Available on: SunNXT


Release date: 2 August 2019
Director: Ramesh Varma
Starring: Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Anupama Parameswaran
Storyline: A sub-inspector sets out in pursuit of a mysterious serial killer who targets teen girls and murders them brutally.

Available on: N/A


Release date: 9 December 2016
Director: Surender Reddy
Starring: Ram Charan, Arvind Swamy, Rakul Preet Singh, Navdeep
Storyline: A committed police officer is on a very dangerous mission to destroy the most corrupt person in the country, Siddharth Abhimanyu.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


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