Talk about Malayalam movies and the first movie that comes to mind is Mohanlal Drishyam secure. This year started interesting with Drishyam 2 who took over the internet with his exciting storyline. Filmmaker Jeethu Joseph’s films are undoubtedly fascinating to watch. However, Mollywood had a lot more to offer this year. Scroll through our list and bookmark the best Malayalam movies of 2021 on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video that are incredibly awesome to watch.
7 Best Malayalam Movies of 2021 on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and More Every Movie Lover Should Watch
1. #Home – Amazon Prime Video
This light-hearted father-son story is very recognizable and immediately connects with you. Oliver Twist is a technologically challenged person. However, he plans to change that about himself and connect with his two sons who spend most of their time with technology. The film, directed by Rojin Thomas, features Indrans, Sreenath Bhasi, Manju Pillai and Naslen.
2. Drishyam 2 – Amazon Prime Video
Well, the list of best Malayalam movies of 2021 is not complete with Drishyam 2 for all the right reasons. The protagonist of Mohanlal takes you on a thrilling ride and brings Georgekutty and his family back after a six year jump. While the family has finally settled and moved on after outsmarting the police in investigating the murder of Varun Prabhakar, his daughter’s classmate who was accidentally killed by her during an attempted assault. But the fear of the police looms large and comes back to haunt them when the police open another investigation. Will Georgekutty be able to save his family this time too?
IMDb Rating – 8.5
3. The Great Indian Cuisine – Amazon Prime Video
Director Joe Baby’s film is surprising and captures the degree of patriarchy and the conventional mold made by society into which women have to adapt. A woman struggles to be a submissive wife while managing both the house and the kitchen. However, when the men in her house don’t think twice before humiliating the women, she realizes that this isn’t the life she wants. The story is about her journey of self-discovery.
IMDb Rating – 8.3
4. Malik – Amazon Prime Video
Mahesh Narayanan’s second directorial venture stars Fahadh Faasil and is full of surprises. The political thriller chronicles Sulaiman Malik’s journey from childhood to middle age. It shows how he becomes a magnetic leader who fights against the political corruption in the region. The film sheds light on the true events of land acquisition cases, especially in the coastal area. The film also features Biju Menon, Dileesh Pothan, Vinay Fort and Nimisha Sajayan.
5. Operation Java – ZEE5
If you’re looking for a cybercrime thriller unlike any you’ve seen, make sure to bookmark Operation Java in your binge list. A group of police officers from the Kochi Cyber Cell join forces to investigate a series of mysterious crimes, events and cases. How they devise a plan and carry out their operations to resolve these illegal activities is the starting point.
IMDb Rating – 8.2
6. Nayattu – Netflix
The political thriller by director Martin Prakkat is realistic and exciting at the same time. The film is a discouraging and truthful portrayal of the times in which we live. Three officers Praveen Michael, Maniyan and Sunitha are accused by their colleagues of an incident four days before the election. We see how in the world of dirty politics and bureaucracy the truth has little or no value.
IMDb Rating – 8.1
7. Kanekkaane – SonyLIV
Directed by Manu Ashokan and starring Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Shruti Ramachandran, kanekkaane is a thriller drama that revolves around the element of guilt, bitterness and forgiveness. dept. Tahsildar Paul Mathai’s daughter Sherin is gone and her husband Allen remarries. When Paul visits the village for a trial and to meet his grandson, she suspects something that makes him question his daughter’s death.
IMDb Rating – 8