26 Best Romantic Tamil Movies of All Time

From romantic movies to excellent action content, Tamil cinema is a complete package of entertainment. Fans often used their favorite hero’s famous Tamil dialogues as per the situation.  From the ’80s to the 2000’s we all loved to watch romantic films rather than other movies. Tamil cinema has released many Tamil romantic films and got huge success from the viewers. Here are the 26 best romantic Tamil movies that you must watch at least once. 

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In the rest of the content, we have prepared a list of Tamil romantic films with full details. Let’s start…

  1. Alaigal Oivathillai (1981)
  2. Anbuku Naan Adimai (1980)
  3. Indru Poi Naalai Vaa (1981)
  4. Munthanai Mudichu (1983)
  5. Moondram Pirai (1982)
  6. Muthal Mariyathai (1985)
  7. Agni Natchathiram (1988)
  8. Mouna Ragam (1986)
  9. En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan (1989)
  10. Bombay (1995)
  11. 11.Idhayam (1991)
  12. Roja (1992)
  13. Kadhaluku Mariyathai (1997)
  14. Kadhal Kottai (1996)
  15. Minsara Kanavu (1997)
  16. Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999)
  17. Minnale (2001)
  18. Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
  19. Kadhal Konden (2003)
  20. 20.7/G Rainbow Colony (2004)
  21. Kaadhal (2004)
  22. Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)
  23. Paruthiveeran (2007)
  24. Yaradi Nee Mohini (2008)
  25. Angadi Theru (2010)
  26. 96 (2018)

Let’s grab every detail of these Tamil best romantic movies. 

#1. Alaigal Oivathillai (1981)

Rating: 6.7/10 IMDb

The movie was released on 18 July 1981 and it was the debut movie for both Radha and Karthik. The romantic drama movie starts with two teenagers from different religions. They are madly in love with each other. But, their families are against their relationship due to the different cast. 

Directed By: Bharathiraja

Written By: Manivannan

Produced By: R. D. Bhaskar

Cast: Silk Smitha, Karthik, Radha

#2. Anbuku Naan Adimai (1980)

Rating: 6.5/10 IMDb

This is one of the top romantic Tamil movies we include in the Tamil romantic movies list. The story revolves around a thief, a policeman, and a street dancer. Later they became brothers and shared their emotions with each other. We see the versatile actor Rajnikanth in the movie. 

Directed By: R. Thyagaraajan

Written By: Thooyavan, Jeevalamuhi, Sayath

Produced By: Unknown

Cast: Sridhar, Rajinikanth, Vijayan

#3. Indru Poi Naalai Vaa (1981)

Rating: 7.6/10 IMDb

Indru Poi Naalai Vaa is one of the best love movies in Tamil of all time. The story starts with three jobless friends who don’t have any other work rather than going behind girls. One day, a cute girl started living opposite their house. Three of them fall in love with the same girl and make an agreement that it’s up to the girl to choose her love. They use different tactics to impress the girl. Whom does the girl choose as her life partner? What will happen in the end? Watch this movie now. 

Directed By: Bhagyaraj

Written By: G.M. Kumar

Produced By: unknown

Cast: Kallapetti Singaram, Bhagyaraj, Radhika Sarathkumar

#4. Munthanai Mudichu (1983)

Rating: 7.0/10 IMDb

This top Tamil romantic movie was released on 22 July 1983. Kavitha Rani and Bhakiyaraj play the lead characters in the movie. The movie shows the love story of Urvashi who falls in love with a school teacher. She loves him so madly that marries him by falsely accusing him in spite of knowing that he has a 2-year old son. 

Directed By: Bhagyaraj

Written By: G.M. Kumar

Produced By: AVM Productions

Cast: Poornima Jayaram, Bhagyaraj, K.K. Soundar, Unni Mary

#5. Moondram Pirai (1982)

Rating: 8.6/10 IMDb

The movie shows the twist that happens in a school teacher’s life. He rescues a mentally deranged lady from a brothel and takes care of her. Slowly, the lady falls in love with the school teacher. However, Cheenu ( the school teacher) ‘s father is against the relationship. The storyline and songs of this movie are simply awesome and make it one of the best love movies in Tamil of all time. 

Directed By: Balu Mahendra

Written By: Balu Mahendra

Produced By: T.G. Thyagarajan

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Poornam Vishwanathan, Silk Smitha, Sridevi

#6. Muthal Mariyathai (1985)

Rating: 7.6/10 IMDb

The movie was released on 15 August 1985 and it’s a 160 minutes movie. Bear in mind, the film tells us the strong friendship between a boatman’s daughter and a middle-aged upper cast member. The movie gives a strong message to the people who believe you have to consider everything when making a friendship. 

Directed By: Bharathiraja

Written By: Bharathiraja

Produced By: Unknown

Cast: Sathyaraj, Shivaji Ganesan, Radha, Vadivukkarasi

#7. Agni Natchathiram (1988)

Rating: 7.7/10 IMDb

It’s the story of two stepbrothers. They hate each other and always try to punish each other. Now, the twist begins when they are forced to work together when their father’s life is in danger. Will their father survive? Will they become good brothers? To know this, you have to watch these romantic Tamil movies. 

Directed By: Mani Ratnam

Written By: Mani Ratnam

Produced By: G. Venkateswaran

Cast: Vijayakumar, Karthik, Amala Akkineni, Prabhu

#8. Mouna Ragam (1986)

Rating: 8.5/10 IMDb

Divya forcibly marries Chandra Kumar. But she still lives in the memory of her lovers who died. Things become worse and she wants a divorce from her husband. However, the court orders them to stay for a couple of months before granting the divorce. Can they stay forever? Well, for this, you must watch the best love movies in Tamil. 

Directed By: Mani Ratnam

Written By: Mani Ratnam

Produced By: Sujatha Films

Cast: Mohan, Revathi, Karthik, Mohan

#9. En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan (1989)

Rating: 6.0/10 IMDb

The movie was released on 3rd February 1989 and the runtime of the movie is 135 minutes. Subhashini, Vijayakanth plays the lead characters of the movie. The story shows the life story of two possessive young ladies and their struggles to fulfill their dreams. The movie has won many awards and become one of the best romantic Tamil movies. 

Directed By:  Manobala

Written By: Gopu-Babu

Produced By: V. N. J. Manivannan

Cast: Vijayakanth, Rekha, Suhasini

#10. Bombay (1995)

Rating: 8.1/10

Shaila, a Muslim girl, and Shekar a Hindu boy falls in love with each other. But their families are against their relationship as they belong to different religions. The love birds move to Mumbai and marry each other. They have two children. Now, the problem arises due to the growing religious tensions in Bombay. The movie was a super hit and still, people love to watch this one of the best Tamil romantic movies ever made. 

Directed By: Mani Ratnam

Written By: Umesh Sharma, Mani Ratnam

Produced By: S. Sriram

Cast: Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Master Harsha, Arvind Swamy

#11. Idhayam (1991)

Rating: 6.9/10 IMDb

Idhayam shows the love story of a village boy who comes to the city to pursue his studies. Now, one day he sees a pretty girl and instantly falls in love with her. She belongs to a rich family. Still, the boy gives his best effort in order to impress his crush. What will happen in the end? To know it, we suggest you watch this movie. 

Directed By: Kathir

Written By: Kathir

Produced By: Sathya Jyothi Films

Cast: Aachi Manorama, Chinnijayanth, Heera Rajgopal, Janakaraj

 #12. Roja (1992)

Rating: 8.2/10 IMDb

A small village girl Roja marries a city dweller and after marriage, they move to Kashmir. Everything is good between them, but one day her husband was kidnapped by the militants. Can she able to rescue her husband? 

Directed By: Mani Ratnam

Written By: Mani Ratnam

Produced By: Kavithalayaa Productions

Cast: Madhoo, Nassar, Arvind Swamy, Pankaj Kapur

#13. Kadhaluku Mariyathai (1997)

Rating: 8.3/10 IMDb

This is another best romantic Tamil movie we include in the Tamil romance movies list. The movie is about a young man who wants to marry his girlfriend. But her brother is against the relationship. Will he be able to convince her brother and marry her? The movie was released in 1999 and the length of the movie is 165 minutes. 

Directed By: Fazil

Written By: Fazil

Produced By: Murugan Cine Arts

Cast: Shalini, Vijay

#14. Kadhal Kottai (1996)

Rating: 7.6/10 IMDb

The movie starts at a railway station. Kamali lost her bag on the railway platform. Surya found her bag and sent it to her address along with a letter. Surya and Kamali consistently send letters to each other and slowly fall in love. Now, the twist began when Surya moved to Madras because of his work. On the other hand, Kamali’s brother-in-law consistently forces her to marry a decent man. 

Directed By: Ahathian

Written By: Ahathian

Produced By: Sivasakthi Pandian

Cast: Heera Rajgopal, Ajith Kumar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Devayani

#15. Minsara Kanavu (1997)

Cast: 6.9/10 IMDb

From school days, Thomas loves Priya but never confesses his love. He decides to take help from his friend Deva. Now, the twist begins when Priya falls in love with Deva. However, over time Priya also starts liking Thomas. Thoma’s dad and Priya’s dad are in the same profession. Whom will Priya marry in the end? 

Directed By: Rajiv Menon, 

Written By: Sri Ramakrishna, Rajiv Menon

Produced By: Guhan M.S, Balasubramanian M.

Cast: Nassar, Arvind Swamy, Kajol, Prabhu Deva

#16. Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999)

Rating: 8.4/10 IMDb

The movie shows the life story of Kutty who is a nice person. However, over time unfortunate incidents happen to him when he encounters the girl she loves starts cheating on him. An unusual incident brings them closer, but when he realizes that his girlfriend betrayed him, he comes out of the relationship and turns into a bad person. It’s one of the best romantic Tamil movies of the ’90s with drama, betrayal, and outstanding climax. 

Directed By: Ezhil

Written By: Ezhil

Produced By: R.B. Choudary

Cast: Dhamu, Joseph Vijay, Madhan Bob, Simran

#17. Minnale (2001)

Rating: 7.7/10 IMDb

Minale was released on 2nd February 2001 and the length of the movie is 171 minutes. The movie revolves around a young guy who madly falls in love with an American bride. The bride becomes a sandwich between her husband and the local guy. Who will win in the end? 

Directed By: Gautham Vasudev Menon

Written By: Gautham Vasudev Menon

Produced By: Cee (I) TV Entertainment

Cast: Reema Sen, Madhavan, Nagesh,  Abbas

#18. Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)

Cast: 7.7/10 IMDb

The movie stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,  Ajith Kumar,  Mamooty, and Tabu. It was released on 5 May 2000. It was a 158 minutes movie. The music director of this movie is A.R.Rahman. 

The movie shows a family’s struggle as they lost their family head at an unusual time. 

Directed By: Rajiv Menon

Written By: Rajiv Menon, Jane Austen

Produced By: Kalaippuli S. Thanu, A.M. Rathnam

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Mamooty

#19. Kadhal Konden (2003)

Rating: 8.0/10 IMDb

This movie explores the mind of a boy who is physically as well as mentally abused in his childhood. Over time, he became a psycho and killed all who came the way of the girl he loved. But the girl doesn’t like him. So, will he be able to impress his crush? Or the girl will marry someone else? Watch the movie to resolve all your queries. 

Directed By: K. Selvaraghavan

Written By: unknown

Produced By: K. Vimalgeetha

Cast: Sudip, Dhanush, Sonia Agarwal

#20. 7/G Rainbow Colony (2004)

Rating: 7.9/10 IMDb

7/G Rainbow Colony is one of the best new Tamil romantic movies made in the 2000s. It was the debut film of Ravi Krishan. The movie was released on 15 October 2004 with a runtime of 185 minutes. The movie revolves around a good-for-nothing neighbor who doesn’t have any other work rather than trying to impress a young girl. Ravi Krishan received the Filmfare Best Male Debut award for this movie. 

Directed By: K. Selvaraghavan

Written By: K. Selvaraghavan

Produced By: A.M. Rathnam

Cast: Sonia Agarwal, Vijayan, Ravi Krishna, Chandramohan

#21. Kaadhal (2004)

Rating: 7.5/10 IMDb

Murgan, a motor mechanic falls in love with Aishwarya, who is from a rich family. Aishwarya’s family forces her to marry an American boy. But she refuses to do so. Murgan and Aishwarya move to Chennai and stay in a men’s hostel with Murgan’s childhood friend. The movie was highly appreciated by the audiences and we include it in our list of Tamil romantic movies. 

Directed By: Balaji Sakthivel

Written By: Balaji Sakthivel

Produced By: Sundarraj, S. Shankar

Cast: Sukumar, Bharath Srinivasan, Kadhal Thandapani, S. Krishna Murthy

#22. Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)

Rating: 7.1/10 IMDb

This was one of the biggest hit movies of Suriya’s career. Sillunu Oru Kadhal movie was released on 8 September 2006 and the duration of the movie is 178 minutes. Vadivelu, Bhoomika,  Suriya, and Jothika play the lead characters in this movie. The movie shows a married man’s difficulties when his ex-girlfriend returns to his life. 

Directed By: N. Krishna

Written By: N. Krishna, John Edathattil

Produced By: Kalaippuli S. Thanu, K.E. Gnanavelraja

Cast: Bhoomika Chawla, Suriya, Vadivelu, Jyotika

#23. Paruthiveeran (2007)

Rating: 8.2/10 IMDb

A criminal-minded boy has unconditional love for his cousin. But their relationship faces many difficulties, including his delinquent personality as well as family opposition. Will they be able to manage their family members and marry each other? For that, you need to watch the movie. 

Directed By: Ameer Sultan

Written By: Ameer Sultan

Produced By: K.E. Gnanavelraja

Cast: Saravanan, Sujatha Sivakumar, Karthi, Priyamani

#24. Yaradi Nee Mohini (2008)

Rating: 7.3/10 IMDb

Vasu the unemployed young man gave many interviews but was unable to secure a job due to his poor language. He has two good friends Ganesh and Cheenu. One day, he saw a girl named Keerthi on the road and instantly fell in love with her. Later he found out that she worked in a software company. With Keerthi’s help, Vasu gets a job in the same company. Now, things become complex when Vasu realizes that Keerthi loves someone else and they will marry soon. 

Directed By: Mithran Jawahar

Written By: K. Selvaraghavan

Produced By: R. K. Productions

Cast: Karthik Kumar, Dhanush, Saranya Mohan,  Nayanthara

#25. Angadi Theru (2010)

Rating: 7.6/10 IMDb

Angadi Theru is one of the top romantic Tamil movies released in 2010. It’s a 157 minutes movie. Prakash Kumar composed music for this romantic film.  The movie tells us the love story of a salesgirl and a salesboy. 

Directed By: Vasanthabalan

Written By: Vasanthabalan

Produced By: unknown

Cast: A. Venkatesh, Mahesh, Pandi, Anjali

#26. 96 (2018)

Rating: 8.5/10 IMDb

96 is considered one of Vijay’s biggest hit movies. The movie was released on 4 October 2018 with a length of 160 minutes. The movie will remind you about your school days, your first crush, fights with your friends, and so on. So, if you want to refresh your school days’ memory, you must watch this movie. 

Directed By: C. Prem Kumar

Written By: C. Prem Kumar

Produced By: S. Nanthagopal, Nandagopal

Cast: Trisha Krishnan, Vijay Sethupathi, Devadarshini Chetan, Gouri Kishan

 

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Bottom Lines…

Tamil cinema always gives something to everyone. From the 80’s era, Tamil cinema has given so many romantic Tamil movies to audiences. Those movies catch viewers’ eyes and encourage them to watch the movies again and again. In this guide, we have tried to discuss the top 26 Tamil romantic movies that you can watch with your friends and family members. Let us know if we forget to include your favorite Tamil movies in the list.