Now Kannada movie craze has increased among the Indian movie audience. With movies, KGF Film Series and Kantara registering massive hits and collections across India and the world, many audiences have turned to Kannada films. In Kannada, many genre movies like Romance, Comedy, Action, and Thriller have been released so far. Among them, we have listed some of the best movies in Kannada here. Are you interested in watching these movies? Then check out this article.

10 List of All Time Best Kannada Movies Names:

1. 777 Charlie:

777 Charlie is a comedy entertainer in Kannada that showcases a beautiful emotional bond between a dog and its owner. The film stars Rakshit Shetty alongside Sangeeta Sringeri and has a Labrador dog in the title role. Background music, Rakshit Shetty’s acting, and Dog Charlie are plus points for this movie. Directed by Kiranraj K, the film is slated to release in 2022 and become a blockbuster. If you are a dog lover, this is a must-watch movie, and you will connect more emotionally with this movie. It is available to watch on ott platforms.

2. KGF:

KGF is a periodical action movie series in Kannada. The movie series includes KGF Chapter 1, released in 2018 and KGF Chapter 2, released in 2022. Both films registered as all-time blockbusters in Kannada and became the highest-grossing Kannada film. The story of the movie revolves around Rocky, who wants to become the kingpin of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). Whether he becomes the KGF ruler or not is the story of KGF Chapter 1 and how he deals with enemies after becoming the Kingpin of KGF is KGF Chapter 2. Directed by Prashant Neel, the film stars Yash in the lead role. Other stars include Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty and Prakash Raj. Both movies are available to watch on OTT platforms.

3. Kantara:

Kantara movie was released in 2022 without any expectations and received sensational success. It is one of the best action-thriller movies in Kannada. The acting, direction, storyline and music received appreciation from the audience. Rishabh Shetty is the protagonist, director and writer of this film. The film deals with nature vs human conflict, greed and other human behaviours. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

4. Dia:

Dia movie is one of the best Kannada love story movies. The story revolves around the female lead named Dia Swaroop and the emotions she faces in her love life. It is a triangle love story directed by K.S. Ashoka. The film stars Kushee Ravi, Pruthvi Ambaar and Dheekshith Shetty in lead roles. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

5. Love Mocktail:

Love Mocktail is another best love story movie in Kannada. The story of the film revolves around the protagonist Adi’s search for his true love. Darling Krishna is the protagonist, director and writer of this film. The audience loved this romantic film and its entertaining and emotional story. The film was released in 2020 and its sequel Love Mocktail 2 was released in 2022. The film stars Milana Nagaraj and Amrutha Iyengar in lead roles along with Darling Krishna. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

6. Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai:

Sa.Hi.Pra.Shaale, Kasaragodu film is a must-watch movie in Kannada movies. This film, directed by Rishabh Shetty and starring Ananth Nag, was released in 2018. The film’s plot is about how some children in Kasaragodu village in Kerala, who were studying Kannada medium, saved their school from closure when the government tried to close it down. It registered as a blockbuster and received critical acclaim from both audiences and critics. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

7. Rangi Taranga:

Rangi Taranga, directed by Anup Bhandari, is the best romantic thriller movie in Kannada. The film stars Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan, Avantika Shetty and Sai Kumar. The film creates curiosity in the audience as to what will happen in each scene. The story of this movie revolves around Gautham, Indu and Sandhya. When a couple, Gautham and Indu, travel to Indu’s ancestral village of Kamarottu, they encounter strange events that reveal their forgotten past. This film received an excellent response from the audience. It is now available to watch on OTT platforms.

8. Kirik Party:

Kirik Party is a romantic comedy film directed by Rishab Shetty, starring Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandana. It is an entertaining film with melodious music. The film revolves around the love and friendship of the protagonist Karna. This is a must watch Kannada movie for those who love maximum fun and love movies. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

9. Mungaru Male:

Mungaru Male movie is the best Kannada romantic movie released in 2006. Yograj Bhatt is the director of this masterpiece. Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi played the lead roles. And when it comes to this movie, it starts with Pritam falling in love with Nandini, who is already engaged to Gautam. Things get messy when she loves him back. The story of the movie is whether Nandini is married to Pritam or not. The film became a blockbuster in Kannada cinema and set a record for the highest-running film for a year at the PVR Multiplex in Bangalore. It is available to watch on OTT platforms.

10. Bangara Manushya:

Bangara Manushya is one of the greatest movies in Kannada. It was directed by S. Siddalingaiah. The film stars Rajkumar and Bharthi. It was released a long time ago, in 1972. This film is the best old Kannada movie that everyone should watch. As for the movie… the story of this movie is based on the famous novel ‘Bangaru Manushya’ written by TK Rama Rao. It has been recorded as an all-time hit in theatres and has bagged several awards. This movie is available to watch on YouTube.

We hope you enjoy exploring this list of the best Kannada movies. In my view, these are the best movies in Kannada. This list may vary from person to person depending on their preferences. Please comment your top 10 Kannada movies.


1. What are the other best must watch movies in Kannada?

There are many must watch movies in Kannada and some of them are:

  • Bell Bottom
  • Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana
  • Rathnan Prapancha
  • GG: Gandhada Gudi
  • Lucia
  • Ulidavaru Kandanthe
  • Ugramm
  • James
  • U Turn
  • Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
  • Kavaludaari
  • Thithi
  • Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
  • Mr. And Mrs. Ramchari
  • Apthamitra

2. Which Kannada movie crossed 100 crores?

  • KGF Chapter 2
  • Kantara
  • KGF Chapter 1
  • Vikrant Rona
  • James
  • 777 Charlie
  • Robert
  • Kurukshetra

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