Action Cinema is always loved by the Indian audience we love all kinds of action films even we release the maximum number of action films in the world. We have a sub-genre of Action films which is called “Masala Action Films”. These films generally have insane stunts and fights with the help of punch dialogues. Kollywood has mastered the art of Making Action Movies.

We have numerous Great Tamil Action Movies that you would love to watch but today we are sharing a few of them.

Some movies have exceptionally choreographed action sequences but not all of them qualify as action movies.

Kollywood or Tamil cinema is known for its commercial movies powered by superstars such as Rajini, Kamal, Vijay, Ajith, Surya, and Vikram has its own share of exceptional action movies which takes us to the edge of the seat and the best of which are as follows.

List of Best Tamil Action Movies of All Time


Thuppakki tamil action film

Directed by A. R. Murugadoss, this movie is about an army officer Jagadish taking over a gang of sleeper cells and their leader. The movie is powered with terrific sequences especially the one where Jagadish leads 12 army officials to a bunch of sleeper cells is one riveting sequence. The climax fight is also an enthralling one.

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Vivegam best Tamil action Movie

Right from the posters, this Ajith starrer helmed by director Siruthai Siva promised for high octane action sequences and the movie did not disappoint though. Vivegam, an action thriller happening across Europe was shot in difficult terrains, is about nuclear weapons and war of our times and ‘Thala’ created his own magic.


Mankatha Tamil action cinema

Mankatha is a Kollywood heist thriller film starring Ajith Kumar and Arjun in the lead roles. Directed by Venkat Prabhu. Mankatha is a pure entertainer with so many twists at the end of the film. You will love the action sequences in this film. Mankatha is one of the Best Tamil Action Movies of All The time.

Singam series

singam tamil action film on cop

Singam has become a popular franchise. Thanks to director Hari and Suriya, for giving the audience engaging police action dramas. While the first film is more of a drama, the second and third in the installments have a racy screenplay and powerful villains, and the chase sequences keep everyone hooked onto the seats.


Bheema tamil action film starring vikram

Bheema wasn’t a big hit as expected when it was released, the climax was a bit of let down for Vikram fans but as usual, Vikram gave everything for this gangster drama by director Lingusamy. His physique and action sequences were noteworthy enough, so there was a whole song ‘Oru Mugamo’ with popping action scenes.


Vishwaroopam best tamil action cinema

The Afghan-America spy thriller is not new for only Tamil cinema but for the whole Indian territory. Kamal Hassan plays a RAW agent disguised as a Kathak dancer. The transformation scene where he reveals his true identity is one hell of an action sequence combined with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s eclectic soundtrack. Let’s hope the sequel releases soon. Visvharoopam considered as one of the Best Tamil Movies.


Polladhavan best tamil action movies

Vetrimaaran’s directorial debut is a riveting film about a commoner and the turbulence he faces when he crossed path with a gangster over his lost bike. Pollathavan is an action thriller which takes its time to grow but once the dispute starts, it takes the audience by surprise especially the last action sequence between Dhanush and Daniel Balaji.


Maatraan tamil action film

V. Anand’s second outing with Suriya is more of an action thriller than a film about conjoined twins. The pre-interval stunt sequence in a theme park when the twins are chased by goons is one of the well-choreographed sequences in Tamil cinema without any goof ups. The second half also puts Suriya with tough action sequences with the Russian cops.


Kaththi kollywood action movies

Vijay and A. R. Murugadoss’s second film is centered on the farmer issues, and the ruling corporates but the duo did not disappoint with the action either. If the first fight with the assassins is one to applaud, the coin fight sequence is one in which no director or action director would never be dreamt of.


Saamy tamil action movie

Director Hari and Vikram created the cool, courageous and an interesting cop story with Saamy. Vikram plays Aaruchamy, DSP of Tirunelveli district who finds his own moral ways to survive corruption in the police department. This blockbuster is peppered with great chase and action sequences and the sequel is on the way.

Jai Hind

Jai Hind best kollywood action movies

Touted as the ‘action king’, Arjun’s films are mostly high in action but it all started with Jai Hind. A duty cautious cop, having lost his brother put on a mission along with a team to capture the terrorists in the hideout. Shot mostly in terrains such as forests and mountains, Jai Hind is a nail-biting thriller.


Pokkiri tamil action film remade in Hindi as wanted

The remake of Telugu film of the same name, this Vijay starrer is about a cop in disguise to take the mafia groups headed by Prakash Raj. Vijay’s acting as a carefree gangster is a winsome performance and the film has high octane sequences right from the start. What do we else expect in a gangster movie?


Billa tamil action film remake of DON

Billa is a remake of Rajinikanth’s 70s movie directed by Vishnu Vardhan and stars Ajith and Nayanthara. Billa is the first stylish action film Tamil cinema has seen. No shouting and growling, this film is set in Malaysia to have amazing car chase sequence (who better than ‘Thala’ for chase sequence) and how can one forget Nayanthara’s entry.


Kuruthipunal tamil action movies

This film directed by ace cinematographer P. C. Sriram is a gem. Layered with subtexts of terrorism and conflicts over good and bad, the film focuses on the mission of two police officers played by Kamal Hassan and Arjun, on a dreaded Naxalite played stupendously by Nasser. Adding to that, the film became India’s official entry to the Oscars.

Aaranya Kaandam

Aaranya Kaandam tamil neo noir film

The first neo-noir film of Tamil cinema, released in 2010, Aaranya Kaandam is a classic in its own way. This gangster drama with actors like Jackie Shroff and Kishore is way ahead of its time. The action sequence when Kishore learns about Jackie Shroff’s plan is one dreaded sequence and also the fight between two gangs later, with one of the best re-recording by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

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