The Best 21st Century Telugu Movies You Need to Know

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Telugu movies are among the most popular forms of entertainment known for dance, comedy, and captivating scenes in South India. There are the latest Telugu movie trailers about films released annually. Below is a list of Telugu movies that became a big hit in the 21st century.

Best Telugu Movies of the 21st Century


Gamyam is a drama movie that was directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi. It is about the journey of Abhi through indulges and love and final transformation. You can see Sharvanan in his usual best and Allari Naresh as a supporting actor steals the show. No wonder, it is among the top Telugu movie reviewsin the previous decade. You can also watch the latest Telugu movie trailers online besides watching this movie.

Happy Days

This movie is a drama movie directed by Sekhar Kammula. ‘Happy Days’ portray the life of teenagers as they transition to adulthood in an engineering college.


‘Leader’ is again a drama movie directed by Sekhar Kammula. It is about politics and power between Arjun, CEO who replaced his father after the demise, and Dhananjay, his cousin. Arjun gives politics a sense of leadership.


This movie is a combination of both drama and romance directed by Koratala Siva. It is about two people from the same village falling in love, regardless of material wealth. Mahesh babu runs the show as he fights to goons to make the village a better place to live. One of the best Telugu movies of all time.


Arya is a movie directed by Sukumar. It is a movie with action, drama, and romance where Arya and Ajay fall in love with the same woman, Geetha, who only liked Ajay and how Arya wins her heart.


Okkadu is a romance and action movie directed by Gunasekhar. It is a love story between Ajay and Swapna, who is running away from Obul, a goon in her hometown; again this is a breakthrough film for Mahesh Babu.


Bommarillu is both comedy and drama film directed by Bhashkar. It is about a possessive father and a son who is angry with his father and wishes to go places alone.


Nenokkadine is a thriller directed by Sukumar.  It’s about Gautham who is fighting hallucinations of the murder of his parents while investigating them with a combination of a love story.


Kanche is an award-winning drama and history film directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi. It is about the 1940s World war. It is about a fight between people of high and low castes with Nazism as the backdrop and the similarities between it in Europe and in India.


Pokiri is an action and romance film directed by Puri Jagannadh and starring Mahesh Babu. It is about an undercover cop who eliminates mafia and it features some thrilling action scenes.

Arya 2

Arya 2 is a combination of drama, romance, and action in one film directed by Sukumar. It is a love story where two men like the same woman and both of them try the best they can to win her love. This one is also known for being the best Telugu movies of all time.


The film is both action and drama directed by S.S. Rajamouli. It is about an adopted orphan who becomes a hero while trying to unite a daughter with foster parents.


Vikramarkudu is an action film directed by S.S. Rajamouli. It is about a thief who is a look-alike of a powerful cop that brings confusion to the police in their quest to arrest him.

 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu

This film, directed by Srikanth Addala, combines both drama and romance. It is about an uncle who brags about his wealth but jealous of another person’s kindheartedness. Mahesh babu, Venkatesh as brothers and Prakash raj as their father steal the show in this family drama full of emotions and comedy scenes.

Attarintiki Daredi

This movie, directed by Trivikram Srinivascombines comedy, drama, and music.It is about a sick old successful businessman whose life choices are bringing him regrets and sends his son to unite with his estranged sister.


Athadu is anaction, romance, and comedy Telugu moviedirected byTrivikram Srinivas. It is about an assassin Mahesh Babu on the run who falsifies his identity while being chased by detectives.


Magadheera is a fantasy, action, and romance film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It is about a love story between the army commander-in-chief and Indu the princess and the war involved in their previous lives.


‘Chant’ is a combination of drama, action, and hyperlink cinema directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi. It is a captivating piece involving a terrorist attack in the hospital.


Manam is a drama, history, and fiction film directed by Vikram Kumar featuring Nagarjuna, Samantha Akkineni, and his two sons. It is the last film in which the legendary Akkineni Nageswar Rao acted. The movie combines different timelines to tell a story without confusing the audience.


Eega is a combination of fantasy and action directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It is about a human who dies and reincarnates as a fly that seeks revenge. The movie gives the fly a touch of human behavioral characteristics.

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