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Top 15 best Telugu movies to watch on Netflix you shouldn’t miss

Since the time, South Indian movies have become popular amongst the Hindi movie lovers, people have started exploring different regional film industries from Tamil to Telugu films online. Amongst these regional movie industries, telugu movies industry has given back to back super hits in the last couple of years.

Telugu movies are getting popular across the country and because of the increasing popularity, most of the telugu movies are being dubbed in Hindi for wider reach. Telugu movies are available on all the prominent OTT platforms likes Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zeee 5 & Netflix. However, Netflix has a very limited but popular telugu movies collections on the platform.

If you are planning to watch the best Telugu movies online, check out this list of the best Telugu movies on Netflix.

Best Telugu Movies on Netflix –

Cinema Bandi (2021)

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Vikas Vasistha, Sandeep Varanasi, Rag Mayur

This movie is directed by Praveen Kandregula and it is based on the life story of a group of friends from rural Andhra Pradesh who find an expensive camera left in an auto and try to make a film using it. The film premiered on Netflix on 14 May 2021. Cinema Bandi is featured in the Indian Panorama Section at the 53rd IFFI where it won the Jury Special Mention. The film is inspired by the documentary “ Supermen of Malegaon”(2012).

Baahubali: The Beginning  &  Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

IMDb rating: 8/10

Genre: Action, Drama

Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty

This series has been directed by S.S. Rajamouli and follows Sivudu, a young man who helps his love Avantika rescue Devasena, the former queen of Mahismati who is now a prisoner under the tyrannical rule of King Bhallaladeva. 

Uppena(2021)

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance

Cast: Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Krithi Shetty, Vijay Sethupathi

The film is a romantic drama film written and directed by Buchi Babu Sana. Set in Kakinada, the plot follows fisherman Aasi who falls in love with Bebamma. The father of Bebamma is an influential Zamindar who fiercely protects his daughter to safeguard his family’s honor. The movie won the Best Feature Film in Telugu at the 69th National Film Awards.

Bheeshma(2020)

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance

Cast: Nithiin, Rashmika Mandanna, Anant Nag

This is a 2020 Telugu-language film written and directed by Venky Kudumula. The film is about a young bachelor Bheeshma who is desperate to find a girlfriend. One day, he meets and falls in love with a girl who works for an organics company that is also known as Bheeshma. The film received positive reviews and was a commercial success.

Saakini Daakini (2022)

IMDb rating: 6.0/10

Genre: Action, Comedy

Cast: Regina Cassandra, Nivetha Thomas, Johnson D M

The film is a 2022 Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Sudheer Varma. It’s an official remake of the 2017 South Korean film Midnight Runners. The film is about two female police trainees in a male-dominated academy who witness a kidnapping of a girl. The movie is the story of their amateur investigation. The movie was made available to stream on Netflix from September 30, 2022.

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya (2020)

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Drama

Cast: Satyadev Kancharana, V.K. Naresh, Suhas

This is a 2020 Comedy drama film directed by Venkatesh Maha and is a remake of the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) which itself is based on real-life events. It is about a soft-hearted simpleton Mahesh who gets beaten up and insulted by the town bully. Mahesh vows to go without his slippers till he has avenged his humiliation. The movie premiered on Netflix on 30th July, 2020.

Mallesham (2019)

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Biography

Cast: Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Jhansi, Ananya Nagalla

This movie is a 2019 biographical movie based on the life of Chintakindi Mallesham, written and directed by Raj Rachakonda. Priyadarshi’s performance in the film is regarded as one of the “100 greatest performances of the Decade” by Film Companion.

Godfather (2022)

IMDb rating: 5.2/10

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Cast: Chiranjeevi, Salman Khan, Nayanthara

This is a 2022 political action thriller film directed by Mohan Raja. It is a remake of the 2019 Malayalam film Lucifer. The film was digitally streamed on Netflix from 19th November 2022.

Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Cast: Srinivas Avasarala, Bhadram, Krishna Bhagavan

This movie is an adaptation of the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand and the plot revolves around a young girl Prabhavati and two men, Venky and Uday, who love her. The film received positive reviews and went on to be a commercial success.

Eega (2012)

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Action, Comedy, drama

Cast: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

This movie is a fantasy action film written and directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The film is about a murdered man who is reincarnated as a housefly and how he avenges his death.      

Krishna Vrinda Vihari (2022)

IMDb rating: 5.7/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Cast: Naga Shaurya, Shirley Setia, Amitash Pradhan

This movie is a romantic comedy about a young man from an orthodox family who falls in love with a girl and his efforts to convince his parents to marry her.

Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali ( 2021)

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Satyadev Kancharana, Priyanka Jawalkar, Brahmaji

The movie is a 2021 crime thriller directed by Sharan Koppisetty and revolves around a lawyer who battles corruption both inside and outside the courtroom.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hedge, tabu

This movie is a 2020 action drama film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The film received critical acclaim and became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time.

Shyam Singha Roy ( 2021)

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Drama, Romance

Cast: Nani, Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty

This movie is a 2021 period romantic drama film directed by Rahul Sankrityan. It is partly set in the backdrop of Kolkata and is based on the theme of reincarnation. The film began streaming through Netflix on 21st January 2022.

C/o Kancharapalem

IMDb rating: 8.8/10

Genre: Drama

Cast: Radha Bessy, Subba Rao Vepada, Praneeta Patnaik

This movie is a 2018 slice-of-life anthology film written and directed by Venkatesh Maha. The movie revolves around four unconventional love stories in parallel, all set in the neighborhood of Kancharapalem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques – What is the first Telugu movie on Netflix?

Netflix announced its foray into Telugu cinema with its first Telugu original movies, titled Pitta Kathalu, which translates to short stories in Telugu.

Ques – What is the first Telugu movie to get a direct OTT release?

A film made by newcomers titled Amrutharamam became the first ever Telugu film to have a direct OTT release.

Ques – Does Netflix have ‘RRR’ in Telugu?

RRR is only available on Netflix in Hindi dubbed version and not available in its native language, Telugu.

Ques – What are some of the latest Telugu movies that can be watched on Netflix?

BRO, Padmini, Heart of Stone, and Rangabali are some of the latest Telugu movies you can watch on Netflix as of September 2023.

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