Another Prithviraj starrer Memories also makes into our list of top Malayalam movies in the last decade. Written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, Memories is a crime thriller movie that is based on serial killings of several young married men.

The movie stars Prithviraj as a police officer named Sam Alex who is given the charge of solving the case and arresting the killer behind all the murders.

Memories best Malayalam Thriller Movie

In spite of his alcoholism, Sam Alex is entrusted by his superior Mr. Aravindhaksha Menon played by Vijayraghavan because of his quick wittiness and given the fact that the present police team is unsuccessful in solving the case or finding any clues whatsoever.

The rest of the movie includes many mysteries and suspense while Sam Alex finds the man behind all these killings.


Neram is a one of its kind Indian comedy thriller that stars Navin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim in the lead roles while the supporting cast includes Manoj K. Jayan, Shammi Thilakan, and Lalu Alex.

The movie also marks the debut of director Alphonse Putharen who has written, directed and edited Neram.

Neram best malayalam Film

Neram is made simultaneously both in Malayalam and Tamil languages and marks the debut of Navin Pauly in Tamil film industry.

The full movie is set on the events that happen in a single day and consists of humor, romance, brilliant narration and an interesting climax that makes the movie a great entertainer.

Also Read: Best Tamil Romantic Movies of All the Time

Pranchiyettan & the Saint

Written, directed and produced by Ranjith, Pranchiyettan & the Saint is a Malayalam satirical comedy film starring Mamooty as Pranchiyettan with Priyamani, Innocent, Siddique, Khushboo, Jagathy Sreekumar and Biju Menon in pivotal roles.

Pranchiyettan & the Saint malayalam Movie Poster

The film focuses around the conversation between Thrissur based Rice merchant Pranchiyettan & St. Francis of Assisi and unfolds some of the past life and journey of Pranchiyettan. The movie is a must watch for those who enjoy satirical comedy with a hint of innocence and romance as added flavors.

Ayalum Njanum Thammil

Ayalum Njanum Thammil is a 2012 Malayalam drama film directed by Lal Jose starring Prithviraj in the lead role.

The story of the movie is inspired by Japanese movie named Red Beard. The whole movie revolves around the medical profession and tries to teach the basic morals of life.

Ayalum Njanum Thammil Malayalam Film

Prithviraj Sukumaran who plays Dr. Ravi Tharakan is a spoiled brat who looks medical profession as just a mode of making money while his mentor Dr. Samuel played by Prathap Pothen makes him realize the true power of his profession.

The movie takes several twists and turns in Dr. Ravi Tharakan’s life which changes him completely making him the renowned cardiothoracic surgeon.

North 24 Kaatham

North 24 Kaatham is a Malayalam movie written and directed by debutante Anil Radhakrishnan Menon.

The movie revolves around a journey that brings three different people unknown to each other together facing different situations and overcoming problems throughout their time together.

North 24 Kaatham best Malayalam Film ever

The movie stars Fahadh Faasil, Nedumudi Venu and Swathi Reddy in the lead roles where Fahadh Faasil plays software geek, Harikrishnan, who is suffering from Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder whereas Nedumudi Venu plays a veteran Gopalan.

Who is made aware of his wife’s deteriorating health and Swathi Reddy plays Narayani who is a social worker. All the three come together while on a train to Trivandrum.

The rest of the story is about missing the train and coping up with the hartal day.


Premam is a romantic film starring Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. Premam is written and directed by Alphonse Putharen.

Premam is a romantic comedy film shows the life of the character in three parts and how he finally finds his love. There are many funny and romantic moments in this film.

Premam Low budget film

Premam is one of the most successful films of Malayalam Cinema. Nivin Pauly becomes very famous in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra after the Premam’s success.

Picket 43

Picket 43 is yet another movie directed by Major Ravi on our list. The movie is about an Indian soldier who guards at a Picket alone in Kashmir and his friendship with a Pakistani soldier at the opposite end of the border.

Picket-43 Malayalam Film on Indian Army

Picket 43 stars Prithviraj Sukumaran as Hareendranath Nair as the Indian soldier while Javed Jaffery plays Mushraff who happens to be the Pakistani soldier.

The movie focuses on the strong friendship they build in spite of being from two different enemy nations. The movie talks about hardships, loneliness, suspicions and interpersonal relations and emotions of two people from different countries.

The movie is the perfect example displaying true experience of what a soldier goes through guarding a picket in Kashmir.

Also Read: Best Malayalam Films of all the Time

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