Each year, the South Indian film industry treats audiences to a diverse array of movies spanning various genres. The year 2023 was no exception, witnessing filmmakers pushing the boundaries of creativity and captivating audiences with compelling narratives. Here’s a curated list of the top 10 highest-rated South Indian movies of 2023 available on platforms like Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, and more.

Tamil Movies:

  1. Good Night – Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb – 7.7

In this heartwarming family drama, director Vinayak Chandrasekaran explores the nocturnal struggles of a man whose thunderous snores threaten familial peace. “Good Night” combines humor and reality, offering a perfect lullaby on Disney+ Hotstar.

  1. Ponniyin Selvan 2 – Amazon Prime Video

IMDb – 7.3

Mani Ratnam’s epic saga continues with Ponniyin Selvan 2, delving into the Chola dynasty’s struggles. The film features a compelling narrative, stunning visuals, and the chemistry between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. Varisu – Amazon Prime Video

IMDb – 7

Starring Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna, “Varisu” is a masala film that combines comedy and drama, narrating the tale of a prodigal son inheriting a business conglomerate. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. Por Thozhil – SonyLIV

IMDb – 8

“Por Thozhil” unfolds as a timid policeman confronts his deepest fears during a murder investigation, delivering a riveting narrative for crime thriller enthusiasts. Stream on SonyLIV.

  1. Jailer – Amazon Prime Video

IMDb – 7.1

A retired jailer, Muthuvel Pandiyan, takes center stage in a pursuit to track down his son’s assailants. While the storyline may not be extraordinary, the film offers humor and star-studded cameos. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

  1. Thunivu – Netflix

IMDb – 6.1

Directed by K. Vinoth, “Thunivu” features Ajith Kumar’s impeccable action sequences in a crime action drama centered around a high-stakes bank heist. Stream on Netflix.

  1. Viduthalai Part 1 – ZEE5

IMDb – 8.3

Set in 1980s India, this action crime-thriller follows a determined police officer’s relentless pursuit of a separatist group’s leader. “Viduthalai Part 1” stands tall among the South Indian movies of 2023. Available on ZEE5.

  1. Vaathi – Netflix

IMDb – 7.3

Vaathi,” directed by Venky Atluri, stars Dhanush and Samyuktha Menon. The movie combines action with a strong message, presenting a refreshing plotline in the Tamil movie landscape. Stream on Netflix.

Malayalam Movies:

  1. B 32 Muthal 44 Vare – YouTube

IMDb – 6.6

A subtle exploration of women’s challenges regarding body image and homosexuality, “B 32 Muthal 44 Vare” portrays impactful narratives with finely crafted characters. Available on YouTube.

  1. Thankam – Amazon Prime Video

IMDb – 7.2

Set in Thrissur, the Gold Capital of India, “Thankam” unfolds a gripping tale as a massive consignment of gold disappears, leading to mysterious events, including a shocking death. Explore the complexities of the gold trade on Amazon Prime Video.


In 2023, South Indian cinema continued to captivate audiences with its rich storytelling, powerful performances, and visually stunning narratives. Whether you’re a fan of family dramas, historical sagas, or crime thrillers, these top-rated movies are a testament to the industry’s commitment to pushing creative boundaries.


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