Best Movies of Samantha You Shouldn’t Miss Watching!

With well over forty films under her name, Samantha Ruth Prabhu became super popular in Telugu cinema with Ye Maaya Chesave as her character Jessie quickly became everyone’s favorite. After starring in multiple blockbusters, Dookudu, Janatha Garage and diverse critically acclaimed movies like U-Turn and Mahanati, Samantha is now a powerhouse name in the South Indian Film Industry as she keeps improving and entertaining with every film. Here are the Best Movies in Samantha you shouldn’t miss watching.

Last Updated on September 06, 2022

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6. U-Turn (2018)

U Turn Best Tollywood Thriller Movies

Director – Pawan Kumar
Streamer – Prime Video & YouTube (Hindi) 

[Also feat. in our ‘Best Telugu Thriller Movies on Amazon’ list]

Director-writer Pawan Kumar’s U-Turn is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, with measured pace and the right amounts of twists and turns, barring the slightly bumpy climax. The movie revolves around Rachana, an intern at a leading newspaper, who investigates accidents occurring on a flyover with the help of a crime reporter. However, she gets accused of murdering a frequent motorist on the flyover.

5. Theri (2016)

theri movie

Director – Atlee Kumar
Streamer – Prime Video & YouTube (Hindi) 

In 2016’s Theri, though her character was overshadowed by the lead actor, Samantha did appear in a crucial part of the films flashback scene as ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s love interest. What makes the character Mithra special is that she is simple, caring and expects a secluded life, away from the hustle and just to spend the rest of her life with her loved one. Samantha did justice to her character and is absolutely stunning in the movie, expresses many layers of emotions and love just with her eyes. This character even earned her a nomination at the Filmfare South.

4. Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012)

neethane en ponvasantham movie

Director – Gautham Vasudev Menon
Streamer – MX Player (Hindi)

Gautham Vasudev Menon’s lead actresses will always have a special place in our heart and the reason is he takes utmost care in writing their character in such a way that they captivate us. On the list of GVM ladies, is the role of Samantha from Neethane En Ponvasantham, in which she plays the character Nithya Vasudevan and her life in various stage of adolescence. it is one of the most well-played roles of Samantha, where she had plenty to do and so much to express. She does it with ease, shows variations in her emotions, body language, and dialogue delivery.

3. Rangasthalam (2018)

rangasthalam samantha

Director – Sukumar
Streamer – Prime Video

Rangasthalam, the biggest blockbuster of Tollywood in 2018 is a crowd favorite movie especially because of the story, screenplay, music, the authentic nativity showcased and most importantly for the remarkable performances by both Ram Charan and Samantha as the unorthodox love-couple. Sam plays the character of Rama Lakshmi, a straightforward farmer and a spitfire individual with a touch of village humor and her performance garnered her plentitude of love, credit and appreciation.

2. Eega (2012)

samantha in eega movie

Director – S. S. Rajamouli
Streamer – Disney+ Hotstar

S. S. Rajamouli’s revenge-drama Eega (Naan Ee) is yet another milestone movie in Samantha’s career as she plays the lead role in the film with ‘Kichcha’ Sudeepa playing the antagonist role. Her character, Bindhu carries the entire narrative through and through and is incredibly well-written giving her multitude of layers from love, emotion and humor. Her performance complements the unorthodox storyline and is definitely a well-remembered and noteworthy role played by Samantha in her entire film career.

1. Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

Ye Maaya Chesave movie

Director – Gautham Vasudev Menon
Streamer – Prime Video

Samantha’s debut film is her best film to date for all the right reasons. Ye Maaya Chesave, in which starred opposite Naga Chaitanya is a memorable film not only in Sam’s career but, it also 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, breath taking locations, Rahman’s soulful music and GVM’s remarkable direction made YVM one of the best films of last decade.

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