A list of 50 best Tamil movies researched and handpicked for your pleasure. A few pointers before reading about all these movies.
- I am not doing any kind of rating here. I am not an expert to do so. I am just making a list of wonderful movies in Tamil Cinema, which I believe are masterpieces.
- I am trying to go back and forth the years in order to make the posts different from each other..its a deliberate attempt to make the posts more interesting.
- I am not writing about the movies just by researching the Internet. I have seen all the movies at least once (most of them more than once) and so the movies are definitely hand picked.
- This series was started in 2009 and I have been trying to finish the series over the years. It takes an enormous amount of time to complete each post due to the extensive research that I undertake before writing each post.
- I have tried to feature both off-beat and popular cinemas in this 50 best Tamil movies of all time list because I think it’s important to study the commercial cinema as much as the art-house cinema.
- Each article will have reference list that consists of articles written by cinema historians like Randor Guy, Theodore Baskaran and Dhananjayan. I respect the work of these stalwarts and thank them for documenting the history of Tamil cinema.
- Please note that it’s not possible to have all the movies that you might like on the list. This 50 best Tamil movies list is based on my likes and dislikes. I have tried to be as diverse as possible.