Best Tamil Movies for Kids

The Tamil movie industry has never failed to give its audience both variety and quality cinema. These movies are not only entertaining but meaningful also, especially the kids’ movies. There are many such good Tamil movies for kids that they should watch. We have brought you a list of some of the best Tamil movies for kids.

Best Tamil Movies for Kids

Here’s a list of the 20 best Tamil movies for kids, all of which are family-friendly and have important life lessons for kids, these are perfect choices.

1. Anbulla Rajanikanth

Duration2 hours 26 minutes
Directed byK. Nataraj
IMDb Rating6.1
Release Year1984
CastRajinikanth, Ambika, Bhagyaraj, Raj Kumar, Meena, Parthiban Radhakrishnan, Radhika Sarathkumar
Tamil movies for kids

A surly wheelchair-bound child (Meena) lives in a group home with other orphans, where she despises all and sundry and commonly vents her anger at the staff or at other children. 

At a function for the children, movie star Rajnikanth comes by and receives much of the same treatment from her. But later on, watching his films, she takes a liking to him and starts writing him letters. The superstar is responsive and develops a close relationship with her.

2. Anjali

Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Directed byMani Ratnam
IMDb Rating8.2
Release Year1990
CastShamili, Revathi, Raghuvaran, Tarun, Shruthi, Saranya Ponvannan, Prabhu, V.K. Ramasamy, Babu Antony, Richard Rishi
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Child Artist – 1991 
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil – 1991
National Film Award for Best Audiography – 1991
Tamil movies for kids

Anjali movie is about a small kid called Anjali, a married couple and their two children live together. The family soon decided to have another child. At birth, it appears the child suffers from a terminal disease. The ailment is brought to the attention of the husband at the local hospital, and together, the hospital authorities and the husband collude to keep the child’s disease a secret from the mother.

They let the family believe the child is dead. When the truth eventually transpires, the child is brought back to the household. Colony representatives collude to advocate the expulsion of the mentally-affected child from the neighborhood as it is affecting other children.

The film explores why the husband did what he did, how the family, including the two other children, and the entire neighborhood come to accept the child into their lives, how she is cared for, and whether they finally are ready to let her go.

3. Azhiyaatha Kolangal

Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Directed byBalu Mahendra
IMDb Rating7
Release Year1979
CastKamal Haasan, Prathap Pothen, Shubha
Tamil movies for kids

The film is about three friends who live in a small village.

4. Deiva Thirumagal

Duration2 hours 42 minutes
Directed byA. L. Vijay
IMDb Rating8.2
Release Year2011
CastVikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, Nassar, Santhanam, Y.G. Mahendran, M.S. Bhaskar, Sachin Khedekar, Krishna Kumar, Surekha Vani
AwardsVijay Award for Favourite Female Actor – 2012 
Vijay Award for Best Actor – 2012
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South – 2012
Vijay Awards – Special Jury Award – 2012
Tamil movies for kids

A man with disabilities fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent’s lawyer the value of love and family.

5. Enga Mama

Duration2 hours 29 minutes
Directed byA. C. Tirulokchandar
IMDb Rating7.3
Release Year1970
CastShivaji Ganesan, Venniradai Nirmala, K. Balaji, V.K. Ramasamy, Cho Ramaswamy, Thengai Srinivasan, Rama Prabha, Typist Gopu, A. Karunanidhi, S.N. Lakshmi, C.K. Saraswathi, Senthamarai, Master Prabhakar, Master Sekar
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Koteeswaran, who runs an orphanage, is barely able to take care of the children. However, life takes an unexpected turn when he ends up saving a girl from committing suicide.

6. Haridas

Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Directed byG. N. R. Kumaravelan
IMDb Rating7.2
Release Year2013
CastKishore Kumar G., Sneha, Prithviraj Das, Soori, Pradeep Singh Rawat, Yugi Sethu, Raj Kapoor, Varadharajalu
AwardsAnanda Vikatan Cinema Awards (2014)
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Child Artist Award
Filmfare Best Director Award – Tamil Film Industry [Nominee]
Filmfare Best Actor Award – Tamil Film Industry [Nominee]
Filmfare Best ActressAward – Tamil Film Industry [Nominee]
South Indian International Movie Awards (2014)
SIIMA – Tamil [Nominee]
Tamil movies for kids

Sivadas (Kishore) is a tough-talking encounter specialist in the police department. He has a mission to pin down a gangster and mercenary and is hot on his trail. But life changes for the tough cop when he brings his only son Hari (Pritviraj Das) to Chennai from his village, where he was brought up by his grandmother. 

The young boy is autistic and now Siva has to take care of the boy and help him overcome his disability. He consults a doctor Ravi (Yugi Sethu) and admits to Hari in a normal school where Amudhavalli (Sneha) is a trained teacher for special children.

7. Kaakaa Muttai

Duration1 hour 49 minutes
Directed byM. Manikandan
IMDb Rating8.3
Release Year2015
CastRamesh Thilaganathan, J. Vignesh, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ramesh Thilak, Joe Malloori, Babu Antony, Yogi Babu, Krishnamoorthy, Silambarasan Rajendar, Nivas Adithan, Mozammel Hoshen Chowdhury
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil – 2016
National Film Award for Best Children’s Film – 2015 
National Film Award for Best Child Artist
Tamil movies for kids

Two slum kids yearn to taste a pizza after being enticed by the pizza shop that has opened near their locality. What happens when they manage to find the money to buy one?

8. Marina

Duration2 hours 14 minutes
Directed byPandiraj
IMDb Rating5.7
Release Year2012
CastSivakarthikeyan, Oviya, Thamizh, Gautham Purushoth, V. Jayaprakash, Jithan Mohan, Soundararajan, Aakaati Arumugam, Sathish, Umapathy, Jayashree, Senthikumari
AwardsSouth Indian International Movie Awards 2013 Nominee
SIIMA – Tamil Best Debutant Producer
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India 2011
Special Award Special Jury Award for Best Actor
Tamil movies for kids

Ambikapathy lands in Chennai with many aspirations. He becomes a peddler on Marina beach, which is his home with friends and well-wishers. He faces many hurdles but manages to work towards his goals.

9. Mazhalai Pattalam

Duration2 hours 16 minutes
Directed byLakshmi
IMDb Rating7.3
Release Year1980
CastSumithra, Vishnuvardhan
Tamil movies for kids

Gauri Manohar is a writer and widower with six children. Uma, who has five children, gets married to him. Both battle out to keep the army of children together who dislike each other.

10. My Dear Kuttichaathan

Duration1 hour 37 minutes
Directed byJijo Punnoose
IMDb Rating7.8
Release Year1984
CastM. P. Ramnath, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, Sonia, Master Suresh/Suryakiran, Arvind, Dalip Tahil, Alummoodan, P. A. Latheef
Tamil movies for kids

Two boys and a girl befriends Kuttichathan by accident and release him from the grip of the magician. On the way, Kuttichathan meets Ashish, a member of the police, who is after Karimbhootham. They understand that this Chathan is friendly to kids and is a very good friend. 

Therefore, the girl promises to keep Kuttichathan in a house for two reasons: one, her father drinks too much, so she wants Chathan, who is a very good magician, to make him himself, as her mother has died, there is no one to control him; second, Chathan, being a small boy, also drinks a lot. 

He could drink all that her father drinks, thereby changing her father’s attitude. At the same time, the cruel magician wants the Kuttichathan to lay hands on a treasure.

11. Nandalala

Duration2 hours 5 minutes
Directed byMysskin
IMDb Rating7.7
Release Year2010
CastSnigdha Akolkar, Kalaiyarasan, Mysskin, Nassar, Ashwath Ram, Rohini
AwardsAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award Best Actor
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award Best Child Artist
Technical Awards Best Cinematographer
Tamil movies for kids

The film revolves around a child who lives with his blind grandmother and wants to meet his mother and takes on a journey to see her.

12. Pallikoodam

Duration2 hours 34 minutes
Directed byThangar Bachan
IMDb Rating9
Release Year2007
CastThangar Bachan, Shreya Gupto, Narain, Sneha
Tamil movies for kids

The movie revolves around an ailing school in a village in Cuddalore district where the land owner wants to demolish the school while the old students prevent the school from getting shut. Kokila (Sneha) works in the school where she had also studied. 

The school was constructed by Kokila’s grandfather years ago and a dispute arises between her family members, where her uncle wanted to demolish the school and sell the land as the school is in a very bad state. The school teachers come up with a plan of organizing an alumni get-together so that the school can be saved.

13. Pasanga

Duration2 hours 31 minutes
Directed byPandiraj
IMDb Rating7.7
Release Year2009
CastKishore Shanthi Dhinakaran, Vimal, Vega Tamotia, Kishore Kumar G., Sree Raam, Thamizh, Tharani, V. Jayaprakash, Sivakumar, Sujatha Sivakumar
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Child Artist – 2010
National Film Award for Best Screenplay – 2010
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil – 2010 
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil – 2010 
Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor – 2010 
Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor – 2010 
Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year – 2010 
Vijay Award for Best Crew – 2010 
Tamil movies for kids

Anbukkarusu, a bright student, was admitted to a new school. Jeevanandam, who is popular in his class, feels jealous when Anbukkarusu begins to get all the attention.

14. Peranbu

Duration2 hours 27 minutes
Directed byRam
IMDb Rating8.7
Release Year2018
CastMammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer, Samuthirakani, Pavel Navageethan, Livingston, Vadivukkarasi, Aruldoss, Shanmugarajan, Abbas, Gr Adithya, Anees, Lizzie Antony, Archana
AwardsAnanda Vikatan Cinema Awards (2020)
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award Asianet Film Awards (2019)
Asianet Film Award Critics’ Choice Film Awards, India (2020)
Tamil Film Award [Nominee]
Norway Tamil Film Festival (2020)
Tamilar Award South Indian International Movie Awards (2020)
Tamil movies for kids

Amudhavan is dejected after his wife abandons him and their child, who has cerebral palsy. He struggles to take care of his daughter while society constantly rejects him.

15. Poovizhi Vaasalile

Duration2 hours 35 minutes
Directed byFazil
IMDb Rating7.8
Release Year1987
CastRaghuvaran, Ranjith, Sathyaraj, Sujitha
Tamil movies for kids

A man, depressed by the death of his family, adopts a boy with hearing and speech difficulty and names him after his dead son. The boy, who has seen the killers of his widowed mother, is in danger.

16. Raja Chinna Roja

Duration2 hours 14 minutes
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
IMDb Rating6.9
Release Year1989
CastRajinikanth, Gautami, Chinnijayanth, Raghuvaran, V.K. Ramasamy, Ravichandran, Kovai Sarala
Tamil movies for kids

An aspiring young wannabe actor Raja (Rajinikanth) from a village get into a fast city that is full of crooks and drug dealers. As he searches for a place in the dream factory, he falls for the daughter of the house owner (Jaiganesh). 

Charmed by his looks and character, the girl (Gowthami) also falls for him. One day he accidentally meets his childhood friend Raghu (Raghuvaran) who is a spoiled rich guy. He offers Raja an acting job, then takes him to his uncle’s house. 

Raja is to be in charge of the administration of the household and take care of five children (Raghu’s nieces and nephews) each of whom has issues (such as being lazy, not studying, etc.). 

Raja finds out that Raghu is cheating his uncle out of funds and using him to do the same. How he tackles these problems and helps the children become better is the rest of the movie.

17. Saattai

Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Directed byM. Anbazhagan
IMDb Rating7.3
Release Year2012
CastSamuthirakani, Thambi Ramaiah, Yuvan, Mahima, Junior Balaiya, Swasika Vijay, Pandi, Mahima Nambiar
Tamil movies for kids

Dayalan (Samuthirakani) joins a government school in a village as a teacher. The pitiable condition of education in such government schools worries him. In the school, the teachers and students are like two rail tracks never meeting eye-to-eye. It bothers him more. 

The materialistic lives of the teachers play spoilsport on the children’s motivation to learn. Dayalan expresses his desire to set things right. As expected, he faces the wrath of teachers and the students too. He introduces novel methods, gives confidence to students, and motivates them to evince a keen interest in education. But he faces a huge hurdle in the form of assistant headmaster Singam Perumal  (Thambi Ramaiah).

18. Saivam

Duration2 hours
Directed byA. L. Vijay
IMDb Rating6.8
Release Year2014
CastNassar, Kousalya, Saivam Ravi, Rajyalakshmi, Kalyani Natarajan, Suresh, Lakshmanan Ganesh, Vidhya, Shakti, Suchitra, Sara Arjun, Baasha, Luthfudeen, Rahil
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer – 2015
National Film Award for Best Lyrics – 2015 
Tamil movies for kids

The movie revolves around members of a family gathering as a sacrificial rooster goes missing.

19. School Master

Duration2 hours 44 minutes
Directed byB. R. Panthulu
IMDb Rating7.3
Release Year1973
CastGemini Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Cho Ramaswamy, Srikanth
Tamil movies for kids

Raman Pillai (Thikkurissi) is a committed headmaster of an upper primary school in a small village. The teacher and his wife (Aranmula Ponnamma) struggle hard to bring up and educate their sons Aniyan (Prem Nazir), Murali (Balaji), and daughter Vasanthi (Kalpana). He borrows money from private financiers and even pledges the house to raise money.

Sekharan Nair (T. S. Muthiah), the manager of the school is a crooked man. All his plans to manipulate the school activities and make money are defeated by the timely intervention of Raman Pillai. Through his hard and dedicated work, Raman Pillai succeeds in upgrading the institution to a high school. But by that time, he reaches the age of retirement and has to bid goodbye to his beloved school.

Murali and Aniyan get good jobs after their studies and they live separately in their houses with their wives. Raman Pillai conducts the marriage of his daughter Vasanthi. Now the poor schoolmaster is in abject penury and sadly his children abandon him. Creditors sue him and Raman Pillai’s house is placed for auction by the court.

20. Thalaimuraigal

Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Directed byBalu Mahendra
IMDb Rating7.9
Release Year2013
CastKarthick, Balu Mahendra, M. Sasikumar, Vinodhini Vaidynathan
AwardsNargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
Tamil movies for kids

Subbu, a snobbish old man, is estranged from his son when he marries a girl from another caste. But, his perspective on life begins to change, when his grandson comes to stay with him in the village.


What is the most kid-friendly movie in Tamil?

There are some very good movies for kids in Tamil. Some of these are Anbulla Rajanikanth, Anjali, Azhiyaatha Kolangal, Deiva Thirumagal, Enga Mama, Haridas.

Which is the best family movie in Tamil?

The best family movies in Tamil are Saivam, Raja Chinna Roja, Poovizhi Vaasalile, Nandalala, and Enga Mama.


We hope you enjoyed our article about the 20 best Tamil movies for kids! There are plenty of unique and fun movies for kids that will get you and your child excited for a fun family night. We hope this guide was able to help you narrow down your choices.

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