“Family is not whom you are born with, it’s who you die for” – Lincoln Clay
A family is quite a subjective, a generic term which may be used to describe a herd of people bonded together beyond a blood relation.
However, any family would have their testing phases and to get out through the phase as a whole is what defines a true family.
List of Best Pick of Tamil Family Movies
14. Samsaram Adhu Minsaram
A happy go family of Ammayappan Mudaliar turns upside down when his three sons are soon married, bringing in new characters living together under one roof, testing the bond of the family tree.
Samsaram Adhu Minsaram is one of the tamil family movies that shows the importance of intellectual behavior of elder members in a family.
13. Mayandi Kudumbathar
Director: Rasu Madhuravan (Assistant director of Manivannan)
Once two loving brothers, now each other’s greatest foe, all to legally acquire an ancestral property. Soon the two brothers die, and their families blame each other for the each brother’s death.
This is one of the intense family movies in tamil that emphasize the love for worldly possessions rather than the love for its own blood relation.
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12. Pandavar Bhoomi
Dhanasekar, the head of a family decides to rebuild his ancestral house. The engineer he hires soon falls with his niece. To make things smooth, he narrates the glorious past of his family to the engineer, who unexpectedly decides to respect the family and sacrifices his love.
“Avar avar vaazhkaiyil” song from Pandavar Bhoomi is one of the evergreen family songs in Tamil Cinema that everyone can connect to.
Director: N. Lingusamy(Director of Sandakozhi, Anjaan)
Tirupathi, the eldest son in the family, strive hard to make a better living for his three brothers – Madhavan, Kannan, and Surya. However, the brothers inseparable bonding is soon to be tested when Madhavan’s wife begins to create justifiable gaps between them.
Aanandham is one of the Feel-good Tamil family movies that instigate the importance of joint family culture.
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10. Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana
Director: V. Sekar (Director of TV Serial ‘Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda’)
Sivaram leads a lower-middle-class family with his wife and his son. All are happy until the time when a politician moves into their neighborhood, which psychologically changes their luxuries to desperate needs.
Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana is a must watch real-time family experience about the balance between your finance and desire.
9. Bama Vijayam
Director: K. Balachander
Just like our earlier mention, Bama, a famous actress moves into a neighbourhood of orthodox and highly conservative people which instigates a need in them for a much better and luxurious lifestyle just to gel along with her.
This family movie tunes you up in the art of accommodating in an unexpected environment.
8. Bharatha Vilas
Director: A. C. Tirulokchandar
A couple decides to allocate their huge bungalow with the other three tenants from different parts of India. A chain of unforeseen events and incidents between the kids of the tenants put the adult’s friendship on the line.
7. Em Magan
Director: Thirumurugan (Director of TV Serial ‘Nadhaswaram’, ‘Meeti Oli’)
Krishna, a depressed and soulless son to a strict father live his life an entitled whipping slave until he decides to rebel against his dad for the sake of his one true joy, his love. He is thrown out soon and how love made Krishna’s life better, a chance to prove his father forms the rest of the story.
This is one of the tamil family movies with an inspiring jolt backed up by the matured love of a son.
6. Rasakkapalayam Pasupathi
Director: K. Selva Bharathy
Pasupathy, a typical mother’s son who believes his world is nothing more compared to his mother. With hopes to land a job to take care of his aging mom, Pasupathy‘s mother would soon need a heart surgery, for which he would be willing to go any heights to raise the required funds.
5. Kadaikutty Singam
Karti as Gunasingam (Kadaikutty Singam) strives to keep his big family united despite all troubles that arise as a result of his marriage. Being a last born child and a firstborn son, Karti as Gunasingam never fails to entertain the audience. Kadaikutty Singam is one of the top family movies that Tamil Cinema had after a long gap in Family movie genre. The movie also proclaims the dignity of farmers in a most admirable manner.
Taking a group photo with complete family is still a great dream in most of the family.
Sakthivel a well reputed and respected Jameen, is not quite happy with his son Chinnarasu’s careless attitude. He is further insulted when Chinnarasu refuses to marry Gowri, a pre-arranged betrothal due to a reason he doesn’t wish to disclose. He is soon thrown out of the house and married to Nandini, would change his life forever.
Suriyavamsam is one of the evergreens among the best family movies in Tamil Cinema.
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Vellaichaamy has an unbreakable bond with his three younger brothers for whom he remains a bachelor only to make sure they get everything they need. A series of events and changes in the younger brother’s career and life threatens their bond. Would their bond break or live to see through yet another happy era? forms the rest of the story.
This is yet another masterpiece of the director Vikraman in the lines of the family-based drama.
Director: K. Bhagyaraj
A loving and caring brother in a village manages to wed his sister to a groom of a wonderful family and finds himself the love of his life. But things soon take a wrong turn when the groom’s family imposes the idea of marrying their daughter to him. He now has to choose between his love and the well being of his sister’s wedding.
Director: A. Bhimsingh
Considered to the epitome of brother-sister sentiment in Tamil Cinema, Paasamalar is still one of the finest examples of a movie on such a relationship. Orphaned siblings soon find a turn of events when love comes into the mix.
A must watch classic that will linger in your mind for a long time.
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