Malayalam cinema experienced a terrific makeover in 2019. With quite a few excellent films that had unconventional plots and endings, these movies had the audience in awe. Be it the family entertainer Kumbalangi Nights, the very realistic Virus, or the mass action dhamaaka Lucifer, the film industry was at its best. Most of these Malayalam movies of 2019 are already available online for streaming and here we have listed the ones that you MUST watch, in no particular order. 

Uyare 

Where You Can Watch: Netflix

Why You Should Watch: Uyare speaks about a socially relevant topic – acid attacks on women – where Parvathy Thiruvothu is at her best and complemented with a strong script and other powerful performances.

Virus 

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: A masterpiece by Ashiq Abu with stellar performances from all its actors, Virus portrays how Kerala effectively faced the epidemic caused by Nipah Virus and contained it effectively. 

Love Action Drama 

Where You Can Watch: Hotstar

Why You Should Watch: Love Action Drama brings Nayanthara yet again to Mollywood, paired with a highly energetic Nivin Pauly. Its humorous twists and dialogs make it a feel-good entertainer and a laugh riot. 

Kumbalangi Nights

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Excellent performances, scenic visuals, a brilliant script and hilarious sequences – Kumbalangi Nights is a great watching experience for any kind of movie fan. 

Lucifer 

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Lucifer is that power-packed mass entertainer we all have been waiting from the superstar Mohanlal, and with the spectacular direction of Prithviraj Sukumaran, this movie is a wholesome entertainer. 

Unda 

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: The director handles a tense situation with a humorous touch and a well-written script. Mammootty’s endearing and excellent act with more brilliant performances from other actors make Unda a must-watch. 

Ishq 

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Something that starts as an adorable love story takes a dark turn in Ishq, making it an interesting thriller. The last scene is the best part of the film, but you need to watch it to know why. 

Helen

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Mollywood has not had many survival movies and Helen is one of the best in that genre. The film is engaging and includes a spectacular performance from Anna Ben

Android Kunjappan Ver 5.25

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Suraj Venjaramood is at his best in this one. Android Kunjappan is hilarious due to its its unusual plot, engrossing screenplay and serves as an eye-opener as well. 

Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha

Where You Can Watch: Amazon Prime

Why You Should Watch: Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha speaks about a very relevant yet unidentified issue in society in an engaging way. It also marks one of the best performances from Asif Ali

Skipped these Malayalam movies of 2019 in theatres? Here’s your chance to watch them online. If you’ve already seen them, head to our site and share your ratings!