Kannada is a south Indian language majorly spoken in Karnataka. In recent times, Kannada cinema or Sandalwood has been booming and people are looking for some Best Kannada Movies to watch. Kannada Cinema has been underrated for a long time, but after the success of KGF and Kantara, Indian Audiences are looking for Kannada films.
So we came up with the 10 Best Kannada Movies of All Time, we are including the films from recent times, as old films are not available easily and we haven’t watched them yet.
These films are available with English subtitles and some of these Kannada Films are available in Hindi Dubbed versions also, for that, you can check YouTube and other streaming platforms, but I would suggest you watch them in their original language. In the last few years, South Indian Hindi Dubbed movies have become available online easily, so we tried to gather all the information about Hindi Dubbed Kannada films.
So, for young audiences, we have a list of the best Kannada films that will blow your mind.
Best Kannada Movies of all Time
Lucia was a highly praised Kannada film directed by Pawan Kumar, it was released in 2013.
it became well-known for its original tale and storytelling technique. The movie depicts the life of a man named Nikki, who takes a pill and begins experiencing two distinct worlds. It examines the line that separates dreams and reality. The film’s inventive strategy won it recognition in reviews, and its narrative and acting have garnered accolades.
Lucia deals with Lucid dreaming and it is one of the Unique films in Indian cinema and one of the top films of Kannada Cinema.
It was later remade in Tamil Language starring Sidharth, Enakkul Oruvan and available in Hindi Dubbed on YouTube.
U Turn is a thriller film in the Kannada language, directed by Pawan Kumar. The film released in 2016, is renowned for its compelling narrative and compelling storyline. In lead roles are Shraddha Srinath, Dilip Raj, Roger Narayan, and Radhika Chetan.
The inquiry into a string of unexplained fatalities that happen at a specific flyover where drivers are forced to make a U-turn is at the center of the narrative. Positive reviews were given to the movie because of its compelling story, directing, and acting.
It was remade in the Telugu language, and its Hindi Dubbed Telugu version is available on Amazon Prime.
The Kannada version and Hindi dubbed Telugu version both are available online on Prime Video.
KGF series is an action-drama film series in the Kannada language, directed by Prashanth Neel. It was released in 2018 and it gained a following all over the world. it was well-received for its gripping action scenes, interesting plot, and outstanding acting. In addition to Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, and other notable actors, the film stars Yash in the title role of Rocky.
The events of KGF took place in the 1970s and 1980s in Karnataka’s Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). Life of a boy named Rocky, a teenage orphan who becomes a formidable and feared figure in the criminal and gold-mining industries.
Both the films of KGF are available on Amazon Prime Video in Hindi Dubbed and other Indian languages.
Also read: Dialogues of KGF in Hindi.
Kantara was released in 2022 and it was one of the most successful films of that year, Kantara shares the story of greed, power, and conspiracy in the backdrop of Karnataka village and it is linked to the folklore and gods.
Kantara was directed by Rishabh Shetty and he acted in the film as well, the film received a positive response from all over India.
Kantara in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam is available on Amazon Prime, and its Hindi dubbed version is available on Netflix.
777 Charlie is a Kannada-language adventure-comedy film directed by Kiranraj K. The film features Rakshit Shetty in the lead role, along with an ensemble cast including Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty, Danish Sait, and others.
If you love dogs then this film is for you, it is about the bond between a man and a dog, and it shares a beautiful journey from hating a dog then loving it beyond limits.
It has a sad ending, but worth it if you have a pet, or want a pet, then must watch this masterpiece.
777 Charlie is available on Jio Cinema.
Also Read: Best Films for Animal Lovers
The Kannada film Thithi was directed by Raam Reddy. It was released in 2016, it won praise from critics for its distinctive narrative and accurate depiction of rural Karnataka life. The film was praised for its realistic portrayal of people and events and took home several awards from different film festivals.
Three generations of a family in a Karnataka hamlet are followed as they get ready for their centenarian patriarch’s burial ceremony, or “thithi.” In addition to examining individual dynamics, the movie offers an insight into the sociocultural facets of rural life.
Thithi is available on YouTube for Free viewing.
Rakshit Shetty is the director of the Kannada-language neo-noir criminal drama film “Ulidavaru Kandanthe”. When the movie was out in 2014, critics praised its actors, writing, and narrative approach. Along with Kishore, Tara, Sheetal Pandya, and other members of the ensemble cast, Rakshit Shetty also starred in the major role.
“As Seen by the Rest” is how “Ulidavaru Kandanthe” is translated into English. The film’s structure is distinctive since it presents the same tale from several angles, revealing several plot facets.
It is available on YouTube in both Kannada and Hindi dubbed versions, title for Hindi dub is Balwan Badshah.
Uppi 2 is a psychological thriller film in the Kannada language, directed by Upendra, who also worked as the film’s lead actor, writer, and producer. As the follow-up to the 1999 blockbuster Upendra, which was a landmark film in Kannada cinema, Uppi 2 was released in 2015.
Uppi 2 delves into intricate subjects of life, philosophy, and existentialist thought. The entire movie has philosophical and reflective discourse exchanged between Upendra’s characters. The story is riddled with mystery, leaving the spectator wondering about the protagonist’s trip and the significance of different incidents.
Uppi 2 is available on Dailymotion.
RangiTaranga is a mystery thriller film, directed by Anup Bhandari it was released in 2015, the movie was highly praised for its engaging plot and compelling performances.
RangiTaranga was a critical and financial hit that also contributed significantly to the growth of the Kannada film industry.
Rangitaranga is available on YouTube and MX Player in Hindi Dubbed versions, you can also watch it in Kannada with subtitles on YouTube.
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana was released in 2021, it stars Raj B. Shetty and Rishabh Shetty in the lead roles.
The cast delivers exceptional performances, with each actor infusing depth and authenticity into their respective roles. The meticulous character development is noteworthy, fostering a genuine connection with the protagonists. Applause to the director for crafting such a compelling and visually striking cinematic masterpiece. It is a must-watch Kannada film of all time.
It is available on Zee5 to watch.
These are our favorite Kannada films of all Time, you can share the list of your Favorite Kannada Movies of all time, and also share their OTT platforms.