Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: The new king of entertainment, Amazon Prime Video is bulking up its Telugu movie library as we speak. From the classics to the memorable hits from the 90s and the 2000s. It without a doubt, takes a lot of work to go through the catalog and choose movies you enjoy watching. So, to make things easy for you guys (as we usually do), we complied a bunch of entertainers which you should not miss watching. So, here are the 20 Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime you shouldn’t miss watching.

Last Updated on January 04, 2023

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[Ranked in no particular order]
39. Thank You

Thank You Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Vikram Kumar
Starring – Naga Chaitanya & Raashii Khanna

Preview Only: After a dramatic event happens, Abhiram, played by Naga Chaitanya, successful man reviews the impactful moments in his life. Directed by Vikram K. Kumar, Thank You (2022) also stars Raashii Khanna, Malavika Nair, Sai Sushanth and Avika Gor in supporting roles.

38. Gamanam

Gamanam Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Sujana Rao
Starring – Priyanka Jawalkar, Shriya Saran

Narappa, the Telugu remake of the National award-winning Tamil film, Asuran, stars Venkatesh and Priyamani in the lead roles with Karthik Rathnam, Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, and Sampath Raj in supporting characters. The film is directed by Srikanth Addala, and it went on to become a decent success.

37. Narappa

Narappa 2021 Review

Director – Srikanth Addala
Starring – Venkatesh & Priyamani

Narappa, the Telugu remake of the National award-winning Tamil film, Asuran, stars Venkatesh and Priyamani in the lead roles with Karthik Rathnam, Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, and Sampath Raj in supporting characters. The film is directed by Srikanth Addala, and it went on to become a decent success.

36. Mantra (2007)

Mantra Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Tulasi Ram
Starring – Charmme Kaur, Sivaji

Preview Only: Charmme Kaur’s super-hit 2007 horror film, Mantra, follows the story of our title character, who wants to sell her ancestral home, and the buyer wants someone to stay in the house for three months because of the reports of it being haunted. Mantra decides to stay in the home, and the rest of the story is about how they uncover the mystery of the home.

35. Love Life & Pakodi

Love Life and Pakodi Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Jayanth Gali
Starring – Akarsh Raj Bhagavathula, Kalajyothi

Preview Only: Jayanth Gali’s romantic drama, Love Life & Pakodi, narrates the journey of a couple who face the complications and their difficulties honestly, meanwhile rediscovering themselves at every step.

34. Kushi

Kushi Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – S. J. Suryah
Starring – Pawan Kalyan & Bhumika Chawla

Preview Only: The blockbuster film Kushi explores the lives of two college friends, Madhu, and Sidhu as their friendship is affected because of a tiny misconception. At the point when conditions force them to meet up for a friend, they understand their affection for one another.

33. Prayanam

Prayanam Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Starring – Manchu Manoj & Payal Ghosh

Preview Only: One of the more Underrated Telugu Films of the 2000s, the Chandra Sekhar Yeleti directorial Prayanam explores the story of Dhruv, who comes across Harika at an airport and immediately falls in love with her. Subsequently, she begins to pursue and make her fall in love with him before she boards her scheduled flight.

32. Happy Days (2007)

Happy Days Amazon Prime

Director – Sekhar Kammula
Starring – Various

One of the very few trendsetting films of the Telugu Film Industry, Sekhar Kammula’s is a blockbuster hit and displayed the “fairy-land” engineering college life like no other film. With a total rookie cast (including the South Indian sensation – Tamannaah in her debut film), Kammula’s impromptu narrating skill and the chartbuster music made Happy Days work through and through.

31. Vikramarkudu

Vikramarkudu Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – SS Rajamouli
Starring – Ravi Teja & Anushka Shetty

Preview Only: Sathibabu, who looks like Rathore, embraces his little girl after his demise as well as even has his spot as a cop. His central goal is to complete the detestable Bavuji, who is known for his abominations. One of the Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime.

30. Gharshana (2004)

Gharshana 2004 Amazon Prime

Director – Gautham Menon
Starring – Venkatesh & Asin

Telugu remake of the 2003 Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha, Gharshana (2004) starring Victory Venkatesh in the lead role is one-of-a-kind action-thriller that redefined Telugu Film Industry for the better. The clever screenplay, thrilling storyline, background score, striking music, and the stellar performances by the lead cast makes Gharshana, a movie way ahead of its time. A timeless classic!

29. Ninnu Kori (2017)

Ninnu Kori Amazon Prime

Director – Shiva Nirvana
Starring – Nani, Nivetha Thomas

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Starring Nani and Nivetha Thomas in the lead roles, Ninnu Kori tells a unique and a mature story of love and marital relationships in a 137-minute romantic drama. Shiva Nirvana’s splendid narration and the commendable performances from the cast accompanied by some euphonious music by Gopi Sundar makes this movie a worthy watch.

28. HIT (2020)

Vishwak Sen Ruhani Sharma in HIT

Director – Dr. Sailesh Kolanu
Starring – Vishwak Sen, Ruhani Sharma

[This excerpt comes from our HIT Review]

HIT (expanded as Homicide Intervention Team) is Tollywood’s yet another huge step forward in the thriller genre. Starring Vishwak Sen in the lead role, HIT is a breathtaking movie-watching experience that is only made possible by Sailesh Kolanu’s striking writing skills, exceptional performances, and unorthodox characters. This film will continue to elevate the standards of Telugu Cinema and is an edge-of-the-seat, highly intriguing thriller that you cannot miss watching.

27. Aithe (2003)

Aithe Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime

Director – Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Starring – Sindhu Tolani, Shashank, Sivaji Raja

Preview Ony: National-award winning film, Aithe explores the story of a terrorist, who aims to spread fear over the world, captures a plane utilizing four men with no criminal records to complete the activity.

26. Athadu (2005)

Athadu Amazon Prime

Director – Trivikram Srinivas
Starring – Mahesh Babu, Sonu Sood

Starring Mahesh Babu in the lead role, Athadu is a trendsetter and a game-changer of Tollywood movies. It is undeniably one of the best directorial work by Trivikram Srinivas. It possesses all his strengths from the brilliantly written dialogue, wonderfully written comedy and the vital screenplay. A must watch and one of the Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime.

25. NOTA (2018)

NOTA Amazon Prime

Director – Anand Shankar
Starring – Vijay Deverakonda, Satyaraj

Co-starring Satyaraj, Nassar, Sanchana Natarajan, and Mehreen Pirzada, the narrative of NOTA explores the journey of Varun getting into the shoes of a Chief Minister, and eventually his reluctant behavior and attitude allows him to stringent actions against corruption as he acts as a rubber stamp before certain events change him. – Nirmal Raj

24. Evaru (2019)

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Director – Venkat Ramji
Starring – Adivi Sesh & Regina Cassandra

Loosely adapted from the 2016 Spanish film The Invisible Guest, Evaru is yet another suspense-thriller from Adivi Sesh similar to his 2016 film, Kshanam. Contrary to the original version, Venkat Ramji does a good job in mixing up things as he took the basic elements from the source material and made the narrative his own. Commendable performances from Regina and Sesh complement the complex narrative and the film will keep you guessing and entertained for the most part. However, if you even watched it’s Hindi version, Badla starring Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan you might find this film predictable, but, it’s still worth giving it a shot.

23. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Arjun Reddy Amazon Prime

Director – Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Cast – Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: I remember the day its trailer was released, Arjun Reddy had created quite a stir. In a film industry that loves glorifying its heroes and objectifying its heroines, through its masala potboilers and wafer thin plots, this was a shocker. And yes, the movie was certainly worth the hype! Arjun Reddy is definitely a leap towards a new wave of telugu cinema, which is real and massy. – Anurag Rao

[Ranked in no particular order]
22. Chitralahari (2019)

Director – Kishore Tirumala
Cast – Sai Tej, Kalyani Priyadarshan

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: With a new spin on an exciting storyline, Chitralahari is one of the decently successful films from Tollywood in 2019. The film received a huge response and appreciation from the audience with many commending the film’s vital message, performances from the cast and the director’s execution and his skill to produce a highly enthralling film.

21. Rangasthalam (2018)

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Director – Sukumar
Starring – Ram Charan & Samantha

[This movie is also featured in our ‘Best Movies of Samantha’ list]

Rangasthalam, directed by Sukumar, deserves all the success it received all throughout last year mainly because of the regional vibe that it imported to the silver screen. The profoundly-written screenplay, the deeper meaning behind certain scenes complimented the commercial aspects of the film like the revenge-driven storyline, custom-written music, action sequences and the bombastic performances from the entire cast. This movie is the perfect example of a commercial film, and the audience responded to it accordingly.

20. Maharshi (2019)

mahesh babu pooja hegde maharshi

Director – Vamshi Paidipally
Starring – Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh

The storyline kicks off in Manhattan, New York with Rishi Kumar (Mahesh Babu), CEO of a multi-million dollar company, recounting his success story and the way it all started from his childhood aggravations to his final days in college all throughout the first half. The other half of the film narrates how certain issues and situations changed his aspirations towards life which involves him returning back to India with a purpose.

19. Brochevaruevaru Ra (2019)

brochevarevaru ra review

Director – Vivek Athreya
Starring – Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas

Brochevarevaru Ra is the perfect example of what Tollywood has been missing over the past few years. A black comedy starring Sree Vishnu and Nivetha Thomas in the lead roles, the film’s plot cruises through its runtime when a series of things lead to dreadful consequences in a fast-paced no-nonsense laugh riot. Athreya’s ability to tell an unorthodox story in the most entertaining and comedic way possible has to be appreciated. Along with the terrific performances from the entire cast and Vivek Sagar’s magnificent music composition. Brochevarevaru Ra further proves the point that the era of commercial movies is long gone and good experimental movies are here to stay.

18. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)

agent sai srinivasa athreya movie

Director – Swaroop RSJ
Starring – Naveen Polishetty, Shruti Sharma

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Directed by Swaroop RSJ, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya excels with its compelling narration, delightful comedic scenes and had a significant social message to share. A thoroughly fresh and a gripping tale which moves rapidly and entertains the viewer at the same time without questioning their intelligence. Kudos the entire cast and crew for making an attempt and bringing something fresh and different to the table.

17. Majili (2019)

majili movie

Director – Shiva Nirvana
Starring – Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Akkineni

[This excerpt comes from Surya’s Majili Review]

Directed by Shiva Nirvana, Majili marks as the fourth collaboration between the real-life couple, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha. While this film suffers through the entire first half, the second half picks up the pace and beautifully recounts an emotional narrative which is warm, heartfelt and genuine. If not for the predictable commencement this film could’ve been a much better product and stand out as the best.

16. Yatra (2019)

Mammootty in Yatra Movie

Director – Mahi V. Raghav
Cast – Mammootty

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Directed by Mahi V. Raghav, Yatra stars the Mollywood legend, Mammootty in the lead role. The narrative recounts the real-life events of Late. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s (former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh) celebrated political campaign called the Padayatra (Journey by Foot). Cherished for its splendid narrative style, well-paced screenplay, tear-jerking scenes and likeable performances. From the entire cast, especially Mammootty, Yatra is emotionally riveting and feels less like a Indian propaganda compared to the recent campaign-driven films.

15. F2 (2019)

Fun and Frustration F2 Movie

Director – Anil Ravipudi
Cast – Venkatesh, Varun Tej

Men versus women and husband versus wives are themes which have always been the masses favorite. Reviving it in 2019, director-writer Anil Ravipudi brings to the Telugu audience an out-and-out comedy movie. Overall, the fun moments are enhanced by pitch-perfect performances by the entire cast. And it is great to see a madcap comedy after a long time, without the leads being shown as masculine heroes with a bunch of comedian sidekicks. F2 is good fun, but with a little frustration.

14. Antariksham 9000KMPH (2018)

Antariksham 9000 KMPH Amazon Prime

Director – Sankalp Reddy
Cast – Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Released at the back end of the year 2018, Antariksham 9000 KMPH is Tollywood and Director Sankalp Reddy’s courageous attempt to diversify and tell great stories. Furthermore, in different genres which are left unexplored. Although the film has its flaws, it still dispenses the plot with riveting and emotional moments and constructs an entertaining two-hour nail-biter worth watching on the big screen.

13. Goodachari (2018)

goodachari is the best thriller movie

Director – Sashi Kiran Tikka
Cast – Adivi Sesh, Jagapathi Babu

Re-inventing one of the forgotten genres in Tollywood, Goodachari is the best Tollywood film of 2018 and all credit goes to Adivi Sesh and his incredible team of new and upcoming artists. Giving the utmost significance to the core aspects of the film which are the storyline and the screenplay.

Screenwriters Sashi Kiran Tikka, Rahul Pakala and Adivi Sesh did a magnificent job interweaving entertaining attributes like plot twists, action set pieces and produced a two-hour-twenty-minute riveting thriller. Films like Kshanam, Goodachari are shedding new light on a wide variety of ignored genres, and it’s the perfect time to be a Telugu movie fan.

[Ranked in no particular order]
12. Mahanati (2018)

Dulquer Salmaan in Mahanati

Director – Nag Ashwin
Cast – Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan

Celebrated as the biopic of India’s First Female Superstar Savitri Garu, Mahanati is an incredible, emotional, thoughtful and a well-illustrated biopic of one of the most beloved actresses of South Indian Cinema. And this film did the best it could to display her love for humanity, acting, and movies. Without a doubt, one of the best Indian films of the year.

11. Appatlo Okadundevadu (2017)

Appatlo Okadundevadu movie

Director – Sagar Chandra
Starring – Sree Vishnu, Nara Rohit

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Inspired by true events of the 1990s, Sagar Chandra’s sports-based crime drama tells the story of an aspiring cricketer turned factionist (Sree Vishnu) who seeks revenge against a corrupt cop played by Nara Rohit. Consistent with its fresh, unorthodox storyline, commendable performances from the two male leads and a sumptuous climax, Appatlo Okadundevadu is a must watch.

10. Ghazi (2017)

Ghazi Amazon Prime

Director – Sankalp Reddy
Starring – Rana Dagubatti, Kay Kay Menon

Sankalp’s Ghazi starring Rana Dagubatti in the lead role is loosely based on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. What makes this movie special is the unorthodox script and the riveting screenplay that accompanies it. The edge-of-the-seat war sequences, commendable performances from the cast, especially, Kay Kay Menon makes Ghazi one of the very few war films that takes the concept seriously.

9. Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)

Oohalu Gusagusalade Amazon Prime

Director – Srinivas Avasarala
Starring – Naga Shaurya, Rashi Khanna

The directorial debut of the well-known supporting actor – Srinivas Avasarala, Oohalu Gusagusalade is the textbook example of a sweet and a simple love story with the characters as it’s main strength. The well-written dialogue, delightful comedic scenes and romantic moments which last an impression drive this movie to the finish line. And is one of the most uncomplicated rom-com in recent times.

8. Mithunam (2012)

Mithunam Amazon Prime

Director – Tanikella Bharani
Starring – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: A simple movie that relies on character interactions and the remarkable performances by the lead actors, Mithunam is just the type of film your whole family would love to watch. The innocent-yet-funny dialogue, the adorable love scenes between an elderly couple not only warm your heart but, also keep you engaged for the entire runtime.

7. Ala Modalaindi (2011)

Ala Modalaindi Amazon Prime

Director – B. V. Nandini Reddy
Starring – Nani and Nitya Menen

Nandini Reddy’s Ala Modalaindhi is yet another love story that appeals you with its charm and the terrific chemistry between the lead pair. The narrative keeps moving and despite a few problems here and there. And this film keeps you entertained with the comedic sequences and the fun vibe. A must watch, especially for Nani and Nitya Menen who stole the entire show.

6. Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010)

Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu Amazon Prime

Director – Tatineni Satya
Starring – Nani and Saranya Mohan

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Similar to his 2019 critically acclaimed drama – Jersey, Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu also deals with a narrative based on sports, but, is completely different when it comes to the storyline. The simple vibe, the heartbreaking love story and Nani’s terrific performance makes this film one of the best of this decade and remains close to everyone’s heart for a wide variety of reasons.

5. Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

Ye Maaya Chesave movie

Director – Gautam Vasudev Menon
Starring – Naga Chaitanya and Samantha

Ye Maaya Chesave is a memorable film and holds a special place in the Telugu audience’s hearts as the iconic pair Karthik and Jessie gave relationship goals for every young couple back in 2010. The storyline, the characters, breathtaking locations, Rahman’s soulful music and GVM’’s remarkable direction made YVM one of the best films of last decade.

4. Amma Chepindhi (2006)

Amma Chepindhi Amazon Prime

Director –  Gangaraju Gunnam
Starring –  Sharwanand, Sriya Reddy

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Gangaraju Gunnam’s Amma Chepindhi is also one of the most underrated Telugu films and only received its deserved respect and recognition once it premiered on television. Sharwanand’s performance and his heartwarming relationship with Suhasini who plays his mother in the movie make this film special for all the right reasons. A must watch, especially if you’re into unconventional films with a social message.

3. Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005)

Anukokunda Oka Roju Amazon Prime

Director – Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Starring – Charmme Kaur and Jagapathi Babu

A movie much ahead of its time, Anukokunda Oka Roju bases its narrative on an independent woman who unfortunately gets stuck in a situation with a cult. The riveting story and screenplay by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, magnificent performances by the lead actors. Especially, Charmme Kaur and Jagapathi Babu, Anukokunda Oka Roju is a must-watch and will keep you engaged.

2. Little Soldiers (1996)

Little Soldiers Amazon Prime

Director – Gangaraju Gunnam
Starring – Various

Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime: Little Soldiers remains as a classic for many positive reasons. Be it the euphonious soundtrack, the adorable performances and the emotional moments make this film memorable as it also has that re-watchability factor. The film we loved watching as a kid as it is a special one from the director Gunnam Gangaraju.

1. Kshana Kshanam (1991)

Kshana Kshanam Amazon Prime

Director – Ram Gopal Varma
Starring – Venkatesh and Sridevi

A classic from Ram Gopal Varma, Kshana Kshanam stars Venkatesh and Sridevi in the lead roles. And the storyline revolves around a road trip the lead couple takes under strange circumstances. The intriguing screenplay by RGV and also his immaculate directorial work makes this movie one of the early gems that took a risk and benefited with an exciting plot and many other aspects. One of the Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime.

[Ranked in no particular order]

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