Greatest Sri Lankan Films

The Top Ten
1 Cheriyo Darling

Cheriyo Darling, the Movie Extraordinaire! I watched Cheriyo Darling for the 1st time in October 1996, just after its release & up-to-date I have watched it more than 200 times! I've watched it through VHS, then VCD, then DVD & now Blu-ray! I showed it to my Children, they showed it to my Grandchildren & they will show it to my Great-Grandchildren as well. Cheriyo Darling will never Die! Cheriyo Darling lives forever!

Cheriyo Darling is the absolute best all-time movie ever made and it has the Staying Power to prove it. Most of the voters here have probably never seen it. What a story! What a movie! I have watched it many, many times and love it all the more each time. See this one if you want to see a Real Epic!

Go to Sinhala Cinema Database @ W. Films. Lk and type Cheriyo Darling! It Leads the Ratings with an Incredible 96% Total. There are more than 1000 Movies in the Database & I haven't seen any other movie which surpasses at least the 70% Mark! That's how Great this Movie is! You must go to Hell if you haven't watched Cheriyo Darling!

The Greatest Movie made in the History of Sri Lankan Cinema! Nothing else left to say but pure Magnificence!

2 Mata Thama Mathakai

It is indeed very rare to find all these best actresses to star in the same film. You will not get tired of all the Boobies you see in film. it is well acted and my favorite roles are played here by sapna roshini and thanuja weerasuriya. mohan is also doing a great job so does rex codippili and sandow harris. Mata Thama Mathakai surely gets my vote in this list of the greatest films in Sri Lanka - dorrick somasiri, kiribathgoda.

3 Nombara 17
4 Thun Man Handiya

Truly a cinematographic Masterpiece! It is autobiographical and recounts Mahagama Sekera's childhood though the character of Sirisena.

5 Raagaye Unusuma

If Cheriyo Darling was never made, this is undoubtedly the Best Film in Sri Lankan History. Sumana Gomas plays an Epic Lesbian Role in this film! I have never seen such talent in Sri Lanka before. She surely contributed to some of the best films ever shot. Raagaye Unusuma surely is among them along with Age vairaya series, Akkai nangi & Kamasutra.

6 Mille Soya

Vishvanath Buddhika Keerthisena or known lovingly as Boodee Keerthisena among us, made a 110 minute film in 2004 which is simply incredible, depicting a dangerous and hazardous journey by a young Sri Lankan group to rich Europe where they are subject to deceptions by the intermediaries, betrayals by friends, arrests while crossing the borders and even death. I guess this film should be at the number 2 spot behind Cheriyo Darling.

Mille Soya should be the best. But Still I would rate Cheriyo Darling as the greatest, but still Mille Soya is good. Definitely better than Raigam Soya, Lanka Soya & Kimba Soya.

It s a good movie. like to watch & good comedies in have.

Like Kamal Addarachchi in this film

7 Thani Thatuwen Piyabanna

No doubt on this one! Nothing, I mean NOTHING can match CHERIYO DARLING, but the question to debate would be what is the second best movie in sinhala cinema. When we try to analyze this question, the most probable competitors which comes to our minds are thani thatuwen piyabanna, mata thama mathakai & raagaye unusuma. Out of those 3, for me TTP stands out by some margin. This movie shows JANGI JANADARI at her very best (in my opinion, the best actress) while gayani gisanthika, W jayasiri, nirdha uyanheywa, nilupili jayawardena, mahendra pereira, priyantha prabash, jagath chamila, sanjeevani vithanage, willson gunaratne & amarapala karasinghearachchi gives out unmatched performance for this great movie. Anoma the Jangi janadari all the way! TTP rocks!

8 Purahanda Kaluwara
9 Haai huui babi achchi
10 Machan
The Contenders
11 Bambara Walalla
12 Bambaru Avith
13 Thanha Rathi Ranga
14 Sam's story
15 Bahuboothayo

The 1st time I saw this on T.V. I was so thrilled and desperate to watch it again that I went to Pettah traveling 45 km in bus and purchased a Bahuboothayo CD for 50 Rupees!

16 Ganga Addara

The Greatest & the most Handsome Actor in Sri Lanka: Vijaya Kumaratunga with the very young & Beautiful Vasanthi Chathurani. What a memorable movie with that Memorable song! The movie was set in Kandy, colonial Sri Lanka. Its plot is about a tragic love story between a boy and his uncle's daughter, where all the incidents take place around river Kalani ganga. England educated Dr. Sarath Pathirana (Vijaya Kumaratunga), who is willing to try out new methods to treat his patients, is directed towards a special patient by the Head Doctor (Henry Jayasena) at the mental hospital. This patient is a beautiful girl named Nirmala (Vasanthi Chathurani), who does not speak a single word nor trouble anyone excessively unlike any other patient at the hospital. In order to cure her, Dr. Pathirana seeks help from her father, a proud, rich man called D.J. Atapattu (Tony Ranasinghe) and the patient herself. He is certain that he can restore her to normal, if he can find out the causes for the sudden ...more

I haven't watched the film but I have heard about the story from my mother. It sounds like a wonderful film. I really love the song. It's my favorite sinhala song!

17 Beddegama

The 1980 film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book The Village in the Jungle by Leonard Woolf. Starring Vijaya Kumaratunga, Joe Abeywickrama, Malini Fonseka, Tony Ranasinghe, Nadeeka Gunasekara, D.R. Nanayakkara & Henry Jayasena. Sir Arthur C. Clarke also has a minor role as an English Judge.

18 Madol Doova

It'a made in 1976 and it's one of the Best. Upali & Jinna are memorable Characters created by Martin Wickramasinghe.

19 Asai Man Piyabanna
20 Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe

It's a good & funny Movie.

21 Igillena Maluwo

Gayesha 'the Vesi' Perera is the Best Actress ever acted in a Pichaaer in sirilanka! And that's it! Don't you ever doubt that!

22 Sudu Kaluwara

Geetha Kanthi Jayakody & Sanath Gunethilaka are doing it in this movie! What a thriller! What a scene! What a joy!

23 Kadawunu Poronduwa
24 Nidhanaya

It's a top film.

25 Aksharaya

Horrible Horrible Movie!

A 12 year old boy is caught watching porn with a friend at school. Then comes a Prostitute to the scene. The boy meets the National museum's security guard's daughter. Security guard raping the boy's mother who is a magistrate! The boy & the magistrate both get into a bathtub naked! The boy stabs his mother and she dies...

I don't know what's the mentality of Asoka Handagama? Movies like this is not suitable for our Buddhist country. I'm so ashamed to born in such a perverted country full of psycho's & lunatics!

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