Best Tamil Movies of 2018

mpKarthik
This list shows "The Best Tamil movies of the year 2018:

Based on,
- Audience Reception
- Critics Reception
- Theatrical Run and Box-Office Collections

The Top Ten

1 Pariyerum Perumal

Starring: Kathir, Anandhi, Yogi Babu
Direction: Mari Selvaraj
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Highly Positive Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal - Won-3
16th Chennai International Film Festival - Won-1
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards - Won-2 Nominated-2
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - Won-4
Edison Awards - Won-1 - mpKarthik

2 96

Starring: Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan
Direction: C. Prem Kumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-4
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - Won-5
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards - Won-4 Nominated-6
Legacy:
The Yellow Dress worn by Trisha in the movie became famous and was sold in many Textile Stores in Chennai. - mpKarthik

3 Vada Chennai

Vada Chennai was the best movie of the year and interesting than movies such as KGF and Bahubali - Shiyam

Starring: Dhanush, Ameer Sulthan, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh
Direction: Vetrimaaran
Year: 2018
Genre: Action
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-6
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1 - mpKarthik

4 Ratsasan

Starring: Vishnu Vishal, Amala Paul, Saravanan
Direction: Ram Kumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - Won-1
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards - Won-1 Nominated-4 - mpKarthik

5 Irumbu Thirai

Starring: Vishal, Arjun, Samantha
Direction: P.S.Mithran
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Techno Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

6 Merku Thodarchi Malai

Starring: Antony, Gayathri Krishna, Abu Valayankulam, Anthony Vathiyar, M.S. Lai, Uoothu Rasa, Thevaram Sornam, Kodangipatti Mokkathayi
Direction: Lenin Bharathi
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards & Accolades:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-3
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Won-2; Nominated-2
BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards: Won-2
Bioscope Global Film Festival, Punjab: Won-1
17th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF2017): Nominated-1
*Screened at 21st International Film Festival of Kerala
*Screened at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival
*Screened at Chicago South Asian Film Festival
*Invited to the 6th edition of Toulouse Indian Film Festival in France to complete for both the Jury and Audience Prize - mpKarthik

7 Kadaikutty Singam

Starring: Karthi, Sathyaraj, Soori, Sayeesha Saigal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Viji Chandrashekar, Mounkia, Deepa, Ponvannan, Arthana Binu, Bhanupriya, Saravanan, Yuvarani, Ilavarasu
Direction: Pandiraj
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film ran for 100 Days.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - Won-1 - mpKarthik

8 2.0

Starring: Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar
Direction: Shankar
Year: 2018
Genre: Science Fiction Action
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-4 - mpKarthik

2.0 must be the best film of all time. I don’t know why it got mixed reviews. It has a hollywood standard.

9 Tamizh Padam 2

Starring: Mirchi Shiva, Ishwarya Menon, Disha Pandey
Direction: C.S.Amudhan
Year: 2018
Genre: Parody
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

10 Thuppakki Munai Thuppakki Munai

Starring: Vikram Prabhu, Hansika Motwani, M.S.Bhaskar, Abirami
Direction: Dinesh Selvaraj
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

The Contenders

11 Oru Kuppai Kadhai

Starring: Kaali Rangaswamy
Direction: Dinesh, Manisha Yadav
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

12 Kanaa

Starring: Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj, Darshan
Direction: Arunraja Kamaraj
Year: 2018
Genre: Sports
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

13 Nimir

Starring: Udhayanithi Stalin, Namitha Pramod, M.S.Bhaskar, Mahendran, Samuthirakani, Parvathi Nair
Direction: Priyadarshan
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

14 Savarakathi

Starring: Ram, Mysskin, Poorna
Direction: G.R.Adithya
Year: 2018
Genre: Black Comedy Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

15 Annanukku Jai

Starring: Attakathi Dinesh, Mahima Nambiar, Radha Ravi
Direction: Rajkumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Political Comedy Sattire
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

16 U Turn

Starring: Samantha Akkineni, Aadhi, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika
Direction: Pawan Kumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

17 Padaiveeran

Starring: Vijay Yesudas, Amirtha Iyer, Bharathiraja
Direction: Dhana
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

18 Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik

Starring: Jayam Ravi, Nivetha Pethuraj, Aaron Aziz, Ramesh Tilak
Direction: Shakthi Soundar Rajan
Year: 2018
Genre: Science Fiction Action Thriller
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

19 Thaana Serndha Kootam Thaana Serndha Kootam

Starring: Suriya, Ramya Krishnan, Keerthy Suresh, Karthik
Direction: Vignesh Sivan
Year: 2018
Genre: Heist Comedy
Verdict: Average
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

20 Sarkar

Starring: Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu
Direction: A.R.Murugadoss
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-1 - mpKarthik

21 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Chekka Chivantha Vaanam

Starring: Silambarasan, Aravind Swamy, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay, Prakash Raj, Jyothika
Direction: Mani Ratnam
Year: 2018
Genre: Gangster Action Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-2
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Won-1 - mpKarthik

22 Sila Samayangalil

Starring: Prakash Raj, Sriya Reddy, Ashok Selvan
Direction: Priyadarshan
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: (Released in Netflix)
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Top 10 shortlisted films for the 74th Golden Globe Awards, not nominated - mpKarthik

23 KGF: Chapter 1
24 Goli Soda 2

Starring: Samuthirakani, Gautham Menon, Barath Seeni
Direction: Vijay Milton
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

25 Imaikkaa Nodigal Imaikkaa Nodigal

Starring: Nayanthara, Atharvaa, Anurag Kashyup
Direction: R. Ajay Gnanamuthu
Year: 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller Action Crime
Verdict: Super Hit
This film ran for 100 Days
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

26 Seethakaathi

Starring: Vijay Sethupathi, Mouli, Archana
Direction: Balaji Tharaneetharan
Year: 2018
Genre: Art
Verdict: Average
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

27 Kolamavu Kokila Kolamavu Kokila

Starring: Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Saranya Ponvanan
Direction: Nelson Dilipkumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Black Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-1
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Won-2 - mpKarthik

28 60 Vayadhu Maaniram 60 Vayadhu Maaniram

Starring: Prakash Raj, Vikram Prabhu, Indhuja
Direction: Radha Mohan
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

29 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal

Starring: Arulnithi Tamilarasu, Ajmal, Mahima Nambiar
Direction: G. Dili Babu
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

30 Pyaar Prema Kadhal

Starring: Harish Kalyan, Raiza Wilson
Direction: Elan
Year: 2018
Genre: Musical Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-1
BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards: Won-3 Nominated-1
JFW Awards: Won-1
Edison Awards: Won-2 - mpKarthik

31 Katrin Mozhi

Starring: Jyothika, Viddarth
Direction: Radha Mohan
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

32 Adanga Maru

Starring: Jayam Ravi, Raashi Khanna, Ponvannan
Direction: Karthik Thangavel
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

33 Kalakalappu 2 Kalakalappu 2

Starring: Jiiva, Jai, Nikki Galrani, Cathrine Tresa
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Above Average
Critics: Mixed to Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

34 Asuravadham

Starring: Sasikumar, Nanditha
Direction: Maruthupandian
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

35 6 Athiyayam

Starring: Thaman Kumar, Sanjeev, Pasanga Kishore, Pop Suresh, Vishnu, Vinoth Krishnan
Direction: Shankar Thiagarajan
Year: 2018
Genre: Anthology
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

36 Gulaebaghavali

Starring: Prabhu Deva, Hansika Motwani, Revathi
Direction: Kalyaan
Year: 2018
Genre: Gangster Comedy
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-2 - mpKarthik

37 Mahanati

Starring: Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverkonda
Direction: Nag Ashwin
Year: 2018
Genre: Biographical
Verdict: Above Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Some critics say that the movie had given completely wrong information about Actor Gemini Ganesan.
Awards:
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Won-1; Nominated-1 - mpKarthik

38 Bhaskar Oru Rascal

Starring: Aravind Swamy, Amala Paul
Direction: Siddique
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Masala
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

39 Naachiyaar

Starring: Jyothika, G.V.Prakash Kumar, Ivana
Direction: Bala
Year: 2018
Genre: Crime Drama
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

40 Vishwaroopam 2

Starring: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose
Direction: Action
Year: 2018
Genre: Action
Verdict: Flop
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

41 Raja Ranguski

Starring: Shirish Sharavanan, Chandini Tamilarasan, Anupama Kumar
Direction: Dharani Dharan
Year: 2018
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

42 Kaala

Starring: Rajinikanth, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi
Direction: Pa. Ranjith
Year: 2018
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Behindwoods Gold Medal: Won-1
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-5 - mpKarthik

43 Genius

Starring: Roshan, Priya Lal, Aadukalam Naren
Direction: Suseenthiran
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

44 Manusangada Manusangada

Starring: Rajeev Anand, Manimegalai, A.S.Sasikumar
Direction: Amshan Kumar
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Awards & Accolades:
*35th Indian Panorama Festival (Puducherry Govt) - Best Feature Film award - Won
Screened at
*19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
*Cairo International Film Festival
*Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India, Goa
*Chennai International Film Festival
*ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal
*Pune International Film Festival
*Thrissur International Film Festival
*13th Habitat Film Festival
*Solapur International film festival
*Orange City Film Festival
*ChintaBar 2K18 Film Festival - mpKarthik

45 Saamy Square
46 Thimiru Pudichavan
47 Ghajinikanth Ghajinikanth
48 Mr. Chandramouli Mr. Chandramouli

Starring: Karthik, Gautham Karthik, Regina Cassendra
Direction: Thiru
Year: 2018
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

49 Bhagamathie
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