Best Telugu Movies | Top 20 Greatest Telugu Movies List | Updated 2021

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Telugu film industry, also called as Tollywood delivers almost a figure of 100+ in every year that means an average of 8-9 films in a month and among them 5-6 movies enter in the blockbuster list. Starring the top actors of Tollywood, an average of 20 movies will get an entry to clean hit list. So here you go…

The top 20 Best Telugu Movies from 2018 till date are listed below:

Best Telugu Movies
  1. Rangasthalam (March 30, 2018)

Rangasthalam is a periodic action drama. It was the first blockbuster of 2018, directed by Sukumar B and Produced by Mythri Movie Makers. Ram Charan konidela and Samantha Akkineni played the main leads in the roles of Chitti Babu and Rama Lakshmi. An important role was played by Aadhi pinisetti as Chitti Babu’s elder brother, Kumar Babu. Supporting actors are Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Naresh, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Rohini. The musical score is given by Rock Star Devi Sri Prasad.

The story shows the faces of 1970’s of some villages. Ram Charan did the role of Chitti Babu who has hearing problem. His acting was very impressive compared to his other works. It grossed ₹2.16 billion where it’s budget is ₹600 million. It won almost 27 awards in television and radio shows among 1 is national award for audiography. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar

  1. Bharat Ane Nenu (20 April 2018):

Bharat Ane Nenu is a political action movie which ultimately delivers a message to people and all authorities. It is written and directed by Koratala Siva, produced by DVV Danayya. Super Star Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani are lead actors of the movie. The music was given by Rock Star Devi Sri Prasad. It is a story of a student who pursued 5th degree from Oxford who turns into Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (pre-division of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh).

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The movie has Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Amani, Devaraj, Posani Krishna Murali, Rao Ramesh, Bramhaji, sithara as supporting actors. The movie also had a huge number of junior and senior artists. It was a blockbuster earned around ₹187.6-225 crores where it spent a budget of ₹65 crores. Bollywood actor Farah Akhtar sang a song in this movie. It won 6 television and radio awards. It is available in Amazon Prime.

  1. Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (11 October 2018):

Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava film is directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced under Haarika and Hassine Creations banner. Nandamoori Taraka Rama Rao and Pooja Hegde acted as main leads. It is an action film based on factionalism in the region of Rayalaseema. The sound track is given by S.S.Thaman. It earned ₹1.65 billion and holded a place in the blockbuster list of 2018. Jagapathi Babu, Naresh, Sunil and Naveen Chandra acted as supporting leads.

It impacted a lot in mass angle and has every thing that both mass and class audience could enjoy. One could enjoy a plate full of all elements especially dialogues of Trivikram Srinivas. Action sequences and script were boons for the movie. It won an award for best supporting actor. The movie is available in Zee5.

  1. Geetha Govindam (15 August, 2018):

Geetha Govindam created a great impact in not only south but also in North parts of India. It is that type of movie which proved that, movie which is directed with less budget can give immense success. It grossed ₹130 crores where it’s budget is ₹5 crores. It is directed by Parasuram and produced by Allu Aravind under GA2 pictures. Vijay Devarakonda, who created a mass vibe through Arjun Reddy and Rashmika mandanna, who got great attention through a Kannada movie kirrik party and chalo were the main leads of the movie.

It is a romantic comedy drama which attracted everyone in Telugu states and grossed good TRP ratings even after broadcasting for n times. Songs of this movie created magic, the musical score was given by Gopi Sunder. It won 7 television and radio awards. Nagababu, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Annapoorna are supporting actors where Nitya Menon and Anu Emanuel appeared as guests in the movie. It is available in Zee5.

  1. Naa Peru Surya, Na Illu India (May 4 2018):

Na Peru Surya, Na Illu India is directed by Vakkantham Vamsi and produced by Sridhar lagadapati, Sirisha lagadapati, Bunny Vas, Sushil Choudary and K. Nagendra Babu under Rama Lakshmi cine creations, Anjana productions. Allu Arjun and Anu Emanuel are lead actors of the movie. Arjun Sarja played a main role in the movie.

The story revolves around a solider named Surya who has zero anger management and was sent to home city to bring assurance from a psychologist under disciplinary action. Nadhiya, Saikumar, Sarathkumar.R, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh acted in supporting roles. The musical score was given by Bollywood duo fame Vishal-Shekhar. It grossed an average of ₹100 crores. Movie was criticised with the mixture talk. It is available in Zee5.

  1. Agnyaathavaasi (10 January 2018):

Agnyaathavaasi was twenty fifth movie of Pawan Kalyan. It came with high expectations but didn’t reach the expectations. Agnyaathavaasi is directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Haarika and Hassine Creations. Anu Emanuel and Keerthy Suresh were paired opposite Pawan Kalyan.

Budget of the movie was ₹70 crores. It collected ₹95 crores, high grosser compared to few other movies. Music director of the movie is tamil and Telugu fame Anirudh Ravichander. Action scenes were one of the plus points of the movie, but the line of the story is weak. It is available in jiocinema and mxplayer.

  1. Mahanati (9 May 2018):

Mahanati is the biopic of great and eternal actress Savitri who is known for immense determination in acting all over India. She is named as Mahanati in Telugu and Nadigai Thilakam in Tamil. Mahanati is directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Ashwini Dutt, Swapna Dutt, Priyanka Dutt under vyjayanti movies. The title role of Savitri is played by Keerthy Suresh. Dulquer Salman, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay deverakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Prakash Raj, Rajendra Prasad, Naresh, Shalini Pandey and many artists are part of Mahanati. It had recieved immense positive reviews from everywhere.

Music is given by Mickey.J.Meyer. The film grossed ₹83 crores where budget is ₹25 crores. Madhuravani character which was played by Samantha Akkineni was fictional, it was inserted to narrate the story. Mahanati recieved an average of 23 awards from television and radio. The film won 3 National awards in best feature film, best actress and best costume design. It is available in Amazon prime.

  1. Bhaagamathie (January 26, 2018):

Bhaagamathie movie is a lady oriented thriller movie. Bhaagamatie was directed by G.Ashok, produced by V.Vamshi krishna Reddy and Pramod under UV Creations. The main lead of the story is Anushka Shetty. Unni mukundhan, Jayram, Murali Sharma acted in important roles.

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SS Thaman delivered music to the movie. Budget of the movie was ₹30 crores where it grossed ₹67.2 crores. It was one of the high grossed lady oriented in 2018. It is available in Disney+ Hotstar.

  1. Saaho (30 August, 2019):

Saaho movie was released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. It is directed by Sujeeth, produced by V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod under UV Creations. After Baahubali, which is the most grossed film in Indian cinema Prabhas was in his way to reach the same stardum. saaho received a mixed review. It collected good income of ₹455 crores where the budget is ₹350 crores.

Action sequences, screenplay and story was a mile point for the movie. Shraddha Kapoor paired opposite Prabhas. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay, Vennela Kishore and Murali Sharma acted in supporting roles. This movie suits people who want jaw dropping twists. It is available in Amazon prime (Telugu) and Netflix (Hindi).

  1. Syeraa (october2,2019):

Syeraa is a biopic of the first Indian freedom fighter, Syeraa Narasimha Reddy. Mega Star Chiranjeevi konidela is the main lead of Syeraa. Story was written by paruchuri brothers and directed by Surender Reddy. The film is produced by Ram Charan konidela. Nayantara played the role of Narasimha Reddy’s wife. Tamannaah, Amithabh Bachchan, Kicha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu played vital roles in the movie.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

It was a huge hit grossing ₹780.6 crores for a budget of ₹200 crores. The background score was given by Julius Packian and songs were composed by Amit Trivedi. Voice overs for the movie was given by Pawan Kalyan in Telugu, Mohanlal in Malayalam and Kamal Haasan in Tamil. The film is based on history and the first freedom struggle in India & one of the best Telugu Movies released. The movie is available in Amazon prime.

  1. Maharshi (9 May 2019):

Maharshi revolves around the definitions of success and a young man, who want to change the definition of success. Mahesh Babu is the lead of the film. Maharshi is directed by Vamshi paidipally. It is produced by Dil Raju, C. Ashwin Dutt, Prasad V Potluri, Param V Potluri and Kavin Anne.

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The story is written by Vamshi paidipally and hari. Pooja Hegde paired opposite Mahesh Babu. The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. It will remain in blockbuster list of 2019 grossing ₹1.45-2 billion. Maharshi is a available in Amazon prime.

  1. F2 (12 January 2019):

Fun and Frustration(F2) is directed by Anil Ravipoodi and produced by Dil Raju. Multi-starrer movies in Telugu are rare. F2 is a multi-starrer movie starring Venkatesh and Varun Tej. Thamanah and Mehren paired opposite the male leads. F2 is a comedy entertainer which frames the problems between husband and wife pairs in a funny way.

The music is composed by DSP. The film grossed ₹127.2 crores for a budget of ₹30 crores which is relatively high. The sequel of F2, F3 is announced by the producers. It is available in Telugu (Amazon prime) and in Hindi (Disney+ Hotstar)

  1. Vinaya Videya Rama (11 January, 2019)

Vinaya Videya Rama was a disaster according to the story with some illogical plots, but it was one of the highest grossed movies. It is directed by Boyapati Srinu and produced by DVV Danayya. Ram Charan portrayed Ram konidela as the main lead, Kiara Advani paired opposite Ram Charan.

The film grossed ₹95 crores for a budget of ₹70 crores, which made an entry to the hit list. The story revolves around 5 brothers among them, the youngest one sacrifices everything for elder ones. Sneha, Madhumitha, Prashanth, Vivek Oberoi, Aaryan Rajesh played important roles.

  1. Ismart Shankar (18 July, 2019):

Ismart Shankar is a comeback movie for dynamic director Puri Jagannath. Ismart Shankar is directed by Puri Jagannath, produced by Puri Jagannath and charmi Kaur and Ram pothineni as male lead. Nidhi Aggarwal, Nabha Natesh and Satyadev played key roles in the movie. This movie is a complete mass entertainer with pure Telangana language.

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It is story of a criminal. It grossed around ₹750-850 crores which is a huge success for a budget of ₹150-200 crores. The music is composed by Mani Sharma. Action sequences and bold scenes were plus points for the movie’s immense success.

  1. Venky Mama (13 December, 2019):

Venky Mama is another multi-starrer starring Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya as male leads. It is directed by KS Ravindra and produced by Suresh productions, people’s media factory. Female leads of the movie are Payal Rajput and Raashi Khanna.

The story revolves around a man and his niece. It is an emotional comedy drama which will impress family audiences easily. It was a clean hit with ₹72 crores grosser which came with a budget ₹45 crores. It is available in Amazon prime.

  1. Majili (5 April 2019):

Majili is an emotional sports romantic drama starring real life pair Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Samantha Akkineni. It created a vibe because of them because it is their first movie together after marriage. Majili is directed by Shiva Nirvana. Majili is a story of a man named Poorna who once had heart breaking love failure and married to Shravani (Samantha) the rest of the story is how destiny brings them together.

The movie grossed ₹700 million which was a box office hit for a budget of ₹200 million. Songs of the movie were composed by Gopi Sunder and background score was delivered by SS Thaman. Majili also is the best Telugu movies of 2019.

  1. Jersey (19 April 2019):

Jersey is directed by Goutham Thinnanuri. Jersey is an emotional, inspirational movie that has all elements of sentiments, especially between father and son, coach and student. Nani is the main lead of the movie, his acting is another biggest plus point of the film. Shraddha Srinath played the role of Nani’s wife in the movie.

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The film also has Satya Raj in a main role. It is a trend setting movie for failures and giving a great message of age isn’t an obstacle for reaching goals. It grossed ₹65 crores which made it blockbuster. Nani’s acting is jaw dropping in the movie that’s why it becomes the best Telugu movies of the year. The movie is available in Zee5.

  1. Sarileru nikevvaru (11 January 2020):

Sarileru nikevvaru movie is directed by Anil Ravipoodi. Mahesh Babu is male lead of the movie. Sarileru nikevvaru is the story of Ajay a military officer who come to save family of his dead friend in army and how the sequences changes when a determining solider enter to solve problems out of border.

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Vijayashanthi, lady super star of 90’s started her 2nd innings through this movie. Rashmikaa mandanna played opposite Mahesh Babu. Rajendra Prasad, Vennela kishore, Sangeetha, Rao Ramesh, subbaraj acted in supporting roles. The movie is produced by Mahesh Babu, Dil Raju and Anil sunkara. It grossed around ₹2.66 crores.

  1. Ala Vaikuntapuramlo (12 January 2020)

Ala vaikuntapuramlo movie is one of top grossing movies this year. It is directed by Trivikram Srinivas starring Allu Arjun in the main lead. Pooja Hegde is paired opposite Allu Arjun. It is produced by Allu Aravind and S Radha Krishna.

The movie has many actors like Tabu, Jayram, Murali Sharma, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sushant, Sunil, Rohini. The story shows two faces of coin between rich and middle class and consequences, if someone want to change destiny which they don’t deserve. It’s like a grandma’s story. It is an industry hit with ₹2.62 billion grosser. Music for the movie is given by SS Thaman. It is available in sun next.

20. Beeshma (21 February 2019)

Beeshma is directed by Venky Kudumula .Beeshma is a story of memer, who has no definite goal in life except a desire of having a lover and once everything changes in his life. Nithin and Rashmika mandanna paired in the movie. It grossed ₹40 crores. It is an industry hit. Beeshma movie is available in Netflix.

bheeshma box office collection

There were some movies which are clean hits like Chalo, tholi Prema, Kirak party, ee nagaraniki emaindhi, U Turn, Falakunama Das, Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya, Mallesham, Oh! baby, Rakshasudu, Nani’s gang leader, Gaddalakonda Ganesh, George Reddy, Arjun Suravaram, Prati roju pandage, Hit:The first case and dubbed movies like KGF, 2.0, Sarkar, Abhimayudu, Uri: the surgical strike, Whistle.

During this pandemic there are no movies releasing in theatres, but recently keerthy Suresh’s Penguin and Nani starrer V are the big movies came on OTT platform (Amazon prime), which are also making good business. If you want to any movie to the list of best Telugu movies simple you comment below…


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