10 Best Malayalam Action Movies That Pack a Punch

Embark on a thrilling cinematic journey as we delve into the realm of Malayalam cinema’s finest action movies. Uncover the hidden gems and lesser-known masterpieces that often escape the limelight in the vast landscape of Malayalam cinema. Prepare to be captivated as we unveil a curated list of must-watch Malayalam action movies that deserve a spot on your watchlist. Keep scrolling for an in-depth exploration of adrenaline-pumping narratives, intense performances, and the unparalleled brilliance that defines these cinematic treasures.

Top Malayalam Action Movies

10. Big B

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Cast: Mammootty
Manoj K. Jayan
Bala
Crew: Director: Amal Neerad
Release: 2007
IMDb Rating: 7.7⭐
Where to Watch: MX Player, Amazon Prime Video

An action thriller with nail-biting suspense, it revolves around four brothers out to take revenge on the killer. As they dig deeper, they discover many secrets related to their foster mother, who was mysteriously murdered.

9. A Northern Story of Valor

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Cast: Mammootty
Madhavi
Devan
Crew: Director: T. Hariharan
Release: 1989
IMDb Rating: 8.7⭐
Where to Watch: MX Player

If you are looking for a period movie, then this one is right up your alley. It revolves around a legendary battle between Chanthu and Chekavars from Chanthu’s perspective.

8. Commissioner

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Cast: Suresh Gopi
Shobana
Ratheesh
Crew: Director: Shaji Kailas
Release: 1994
IMDb Rating: 7.7⭐
Where to Watch: YouTube

It depicts the story of a dedicated police commissioner, Bharathchandran, who sets his sights on exposing a Delhi-based business tycoon allegedly involved in illegal activities through corrupt police officers and politicians.

7. Spadikam

It revolves around a petty thief in a small town, Thomas Chacko, alias Aadu Thoma, who has been estranged from his father, C.P. Chacko, alias Kaduva Chacko, because he was unable to meet his father’s expectations.

Cast: Mohanlal
Thilakan
Urvashi
Crew: Director: Bhadran
Release: 1995
IMDb Rating: 8.6⭐
Where to Watch: YouTube

 

6. The King

The King
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Cast: Mammootty
Murali
Vani Viswanath
Crew: Director: Shaji Kailas
Release: 1995
IMDb Rating: 7.7⭐
Where to Watch: YouTube

IAS officer Joseph Alex discovers that a parliament-elected representative is corrupt and involved in illegal activities. He decides to take matters into his own hands and expose him to the nation.

5. Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama

Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama
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Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran
Prabhu Deva
Genelia Deshmukh
Crew: Director: Santosh Sivan
Release: 2011
IMDb Rating: 7.1⭐
Where to Watch: MX Player, Amazon Prime Video

Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, a warrior in 16th-century Kerala, seeks revenge for his father’s death in a battle against Vasco da Gama and his troops. Watch the movie to see how he succeeds.

4. Twenty:20

Twenty:20
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Cast: Mohanlal
Mammootty
Suresh Gopi
Crew: Director: Joshiy
Release: 2008
IMDb Rating: 6.8⭐
Where to Watch: SUN NXT

An underworld don and wealthy businessman, Devaraja Prathapa Varma, seeks revenge for his brother Karthik Varma’s murderers. As he embarks on the journey, he finds himself in a much more complicated situation.

3. Rajamanikyam

Rajamanikyam
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Cast: Mammootty
Rahman
Manoj K. Jayan
Crew: Director: Anwar Rasheed
Release: 2005
IMDb Rating: 7.8⭐
Where to Watch: YouTube

A movie that will make you question life’s practicality. It follows the story of Rajamanikyam, an uneducated man abandoned as a child. Breaking ties with his step-father and kids, he faces conflicts over possession and wealth.

2. Puthiya Mugham

Puthiya Mugham
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Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran
Bala
Priyamani
Crew: Director: Deepan
Release: 2009
IMDb Rating: 5.7⭐
Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar, SUN NXT, Prime Video

It revolves around a regular college-going student suffering from a mild psychological disorder. Soon, he finds himself fighting against a dangerous group of criminals.

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 1. In Harihar Nagar

In Harihar Nagar
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Cast: Mukesh
Siddique
Jagadish
Crew: Director:
Lal Siddique
Release: 1990
IMDb Rating: 8.6⭐
Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

A romantic action thriller revolving around four guys falling in love with their next-door neighbor, Maya. The story takes a drastic turn when it is revealed that she is in town to investigate details related to her brother.


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