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Tamil | 2h 33min | 06 Nov 2023 (OTT)
Vikram Prabhu, Shraddha Srinath, Vidharth, Abarnathi
Romance, Family, Drama
Month of Madhu (A)
Telugu | 2h 18min | 03 Nov 2023 (OTT)
Gnaneswari Kandregula, Mourya Siddavaram, Swathi Reddy, Shreya Navile
Telugu | 2h 4min | 03 Nov 2023 (OTT)
Sangeeth Shobhan, Raghu Babu, Anudeep K.V., Narne Nithin
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maa Oori Polimera 2 (A)
Telugu | 2h 7min | 03 Nov 2023
Domestic Violence | Ritual Sacrifice
Satyam Rajesh, Kamakshi Bhaskarla, Sahiti Dasari, Baladitya
Crime, Horror, Thriller
Telugu | 2h 44min | 02 Nov 2023 (OTT)
Ram Pothineni, Sree Leela, Prince Cecil, Gautami Tadimalla
Action, Romance, Drama
Are You Ok Baby? (UA)
Tamil | 1h 53min | 31 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Anupama Kumar, Mysskin, Pavel Navageethan, Robo Shankar
Peddha Kapu 1 (A)
Telugu | 2h 22min | 27 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Virat Karrna, Pragati Srivastava, Rao Ramesh, Aadukalam Naren
Tamil | 2h 14min | 26 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Jayam Ravi, Nayanthara, Rahul Bose, Narain
Tamil | 2h 9min | 26 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Rangoli 2023 Film
G. Marimuthu Marimuthu, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Prarthana Sandeep, Saishri Prabhakaran
Family, Drama, Romance
Chandramukhi 2 (UA-16+)
Tamil | 2h 35min | 26 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Kangana Ranaut, Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Raghava Lawrence
Comedy, Horror, Drama
Tamil | 2h 26min | 24 Oct 2023 (OTT)
R. Sarathkumar, Amitash Pradhan, Kashmira Pardesi, Balaji Sakthivel
Action, Crime, Thriller
Maama Mascheendra (UA-13+)
Telugu | 2h 26min | 20 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Sudheer Babu, Harshavardhan, Eesha Rebba, Mirnalini Ravi
Action, Drama, Adventure
Malayalam | 2h 10min | 20 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Alcohol Problems | Covid-19
Lukman Lukku, Sreenath Bhasi, Sarath Sabha, Johny Antony
Tiger Nageswara Rao (UA)
Telugu | 3h 1min | 20 Oct 2023
Ravi Teja, Nupur Sanon, Gayatri Bhardwaj, Renu Desai
Mark Antony (UA)
Tamil | 2h 31min | 13 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Time Travel | Cell Phone
Vishal Krishna, S. J. Surya, Sunil Varma, Selvaraghavan
Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Malayalam | 2h 19min | 13 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Asif Ali, Sunny Wayne, Vinayakan, Malavika Sreenath
Action, Drama, Thriller
Prem Kumar (UA-13+)
Telugu | 2h 32min | 13 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Madhoo, Santosh Shoban, Sudharshan, VIVA Harsha
Miss. Shetty Mr. Polishetty (UA)
Telugu | 2h 31min | 05 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Feminism | Romantic Comedy
Naveen Polishetty, Murali Sharma, Harshavardhan, Jayasudha
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Tamil | 2h 5min | 01 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Ram Arun Castro, Kaali Venkat, Pitchaikaran Moorthy, Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Telugu | 2h 45min | 01 Oct 2023 (OTT)
Vijay Deverakonda, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jayaram Subramaniam, Sachin Khedekar
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Sapta Sagaradaache Ello – Side A (UA)
Kannada | 2h 22min | 29 Sep 2023 (OTT)
Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ramesh Indira
Tamil | 2h 19min | 29 Sep 2023 (OTT)
G. V. Prakash Kumar, Gouri G Kishan, Venkat Prabhu, Madumkesh
Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Lucky Man (UA)
Tamil | 2h 10min | 29 Sep 2023 (OTT)
Yogi Babu, Raichal Rabecca Philip, Veera Bahu, R.S. Shivaji
King Of Kotha (UA-16+)
Malayalam | 2h 56min | 29 Sep 2023 (OTT)
Dulquer Salmaan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Prasanna
Action, Drama, Crime
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1. K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)
Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the 1970s, a gangster named Rocky goes undercover as a slave to assassinate the owner of a notorious gold mine known as the K.G.F.
Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash , Srinidhi Shetty , Ramachandra Raju , Archana Jois
2. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama
A child from the Mahishmati kingdom is raised by tribal people and one day learns about his royal heritage, his father's bravery in battle and a mission to overthrow the incumbent ruler.
Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas , Rana Daggubati , Anushka Shetty , Tamannaah Bhatia
Votes: 132,873 | Gross: $6.74M
3. 1: Nenokkadine (2014)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Thriller
A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.
Director: Sukumar | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Kriti Sanon , Nassar , Pradeep Singh Rawat
4. Indra (2002)
Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama
Since 1965 bitter hatred and animosity has reigned between two families, namely that of Indrasen's and the Reddys, which results in the death of Indrasen's dad, and his two uncles, one of ... See full summary »
Director: Gopal B. | Stars: Chiranjeevi , Sonali Bendre , Aarthi Agarwal , Prakash Raj
Indra the Tiger
5. Athadu (2005)
Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.
Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Trisha Krishnan , Sonu Sood , Prakash Raj
Cheetah The Power Of One
6. Vishwaroopam (2013)
Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Thriller
When a classical dancer's suspecting wife sets an investigator behind him, a series of violent events are triggered, revealing his real identity and connection to a darker world.
Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Pooja Kumar , Miles Anderson , Kamal Haasan , Rahul Bose
7. Enthiran (2010)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A brilliant scientist creates a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to switch sides.
Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Danny Denzongpa , Santhanam Neelamegam
Votes: 29,395 | Gross: $4.37M
8. Dookudu (2011)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Ajay, (Mahesh Babu) an undercover cop, is assigned to catch a dangerous mafia don with whom he has a personal score to settle.
Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Samantha Ruth Prabhu , Sonu Sood , Prakash Raj
Votes: 13,873 | Gross: $1.56M
The Real Tiger
9. Anniyan (2005)
Not Rated | 181 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night, using tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to punish various antisocial elements.
Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram , Sada , Prakash Raj , Vivek
11. Sivaji (2007)
Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A software engineer comes to India in order to serve the nation and invest in its welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him while he tries to do good for the poor.
Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth , Shriya Saran , Suman , Vivek
Sivaji The Boss
12. I (2015)
Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A deformed hunchback kidnaps a bride on the day of her marriage and holds her hostage while his connection to her and his targets is revealed in a series of flashbacks that unfold as he starts seeking revenge.
Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram , Amy Jackson , Suresh Gopi , Upen Patel
13. Eega (2012)
Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.
Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Sudeep , Nani , Samantha Ruth Prabhu , Hamsa Nandini
14. Race Gurram (2014)
Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy
Two brothers have two different approaches to life. While one brother follows rules and regulations, the other does things his own way.
Director: Surender Reddy | Stars: Allu Arjun , Shruti Haasan , Shaam , Ravi Kishan
Main Hoon Lucky The Racer
15. Magadheera (2009)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A warrior gets reincarnated 400 years later, after trying to save the princess and the kingdom, who also dies along with him. He then sets back again to fight against all odds and win back his love.
Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Ram Charan , Kajal Aggarwal , Dev Gill , Srihari
16. Mirchi (2013)
Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Drama
A man returns to his country in order, ostensibly, to reform his girlfriend's violent family, but he seems to have a strange connection and a rather dark past.
Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Prabhas , Anushka Shetty , Richa Langella , Sathyaraj
17. Thuppakki (2012)
Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller
An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.
Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay , Kajal Aggarwal , Vidyut Jammwal , Sathyan
Original Movie of "Holiday"
19. Aagadu (2014)
Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Comedy
An encounter specialist is transferred as CI to a village which is ruled by a local gangster
Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Tamannaah Bhatia , Shruti Haasan , Ashish Vidyarthi , Mahesh Babu
20. Bombay (1995)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swami , Manisha Koirala , Nassar , Kitty
21. Julayi (2012)
Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After helping the police foil a violent heist, a sharp minded young man must evade the criminal mastermind whose plans he has thwarted.
Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Allu Arjun , Ileana D'Cruz , Rajendra Prasad , Sonu Sood
22. Mr Perfect (2011)
144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Vicky breaks his engagement with Priya, his childhood friend, after he learns that she is making many compromises for his sake. However, time makes him realize the need for compromises in life.
Directors: Dasaradh , David Kassman , Guy Sheetrit | Stars: Prabhas , Kajal Aggarwal , Prakash Raj , Taapsee Pannu
No. 1 Mr Perfect
25. Mass (2004)
A man arrives in Vizag and threatens to kill the top gangster in the city, due to a vendetta from his past.
Director: Raghava Lawrence | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni , Jyotika , Charmme Kaur , Raghuvaran
Meri Jung - The One Man Army
27. Chatrapathi (2005)
Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama
Displaced Sri Lankans in a Vizag port are ruled by a local rowdy. This is the story of Chatrapati Sivaji who overcomes this oppression and how he reunites with his long lost mother and brother.
Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas , Bhanupriya , Shriya Saran , Shafi
Hukumat Ki Jung
28. Arya 2 (2009)
Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Two childhood friends grow up differently to fall in love with the same woman.
Director: Sukumar | Stars: Allu Arjun , Kajal Aggarwal , Navdeep , Mukesh Rishi
30. Simhadri (2003)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama
Simhadri, a loyal servant in a landlord's house, also leads a secret life as Singamalai, a powerful leader in the state of Kerala.
Directors: S.S. Rajamouli , G.R. Krishna , J.V.V. Sathyanarayana | Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. , Bhoomika Chawla , Ankita , Nassar
31. Arrambam (2013)
Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.
Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar , Arya , Nayanthara , Taapsee Pannu
Player Ek Khiladi
32. Business Man (2012)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Surya arrives in Mumbai to revive the mafia and ends up making enemies who threaten his life.
Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Kajal Aggarwal , Prakash Raj , Ayesha Shiva
33. Jilla (2014)
Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A bitter conflict is sown in a powerful crime family when the son goes against his father and decides to stand up for the law.
Director: R.T. Neason | Stars: Mohanlal , Joseph Vijay , Kajal Aggarwal , Sampath Raj
Votes: 13,605 | Gross: $0.23M
Policewala Gunda 2
34. Shivamani (2003)
143 min | Action, Romance
An ex cop goes in search of his lost girlfriend to Kerala and along way meets a news reporter who helps him to find his lover.
Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni , Rakshitha , Asin Thottumkal , Prakash Raj
36. Leader (2010)
167 min | Drama
A well educated idealist, who is a son of Political leader in power wants to correct the rigged political system of favors and corruption. However, this soon becomes a game of power. How ... See full summary »
Director: Sekhar Kammula | Stars: Rana Daggubati , Richa Langella , Priya Anand , Joy Badlani
37. Srimanthudu (2015)
Harsha, a multi-millionaire's heir who has everything, still feels that there is something missing in his life. In an attempt to fill the void, he adopts a village to bring change in the people.
Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Shruti Haasan , Jagapathi Babu , Rajendra Prasad
38. Beware of Dags (2014)
126 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A cop who is affected by post-traumatic stress tries to find his kidnapped wife with the help of a military trained dog.
Director: Shakti Soundar Rajan | Stars: Idoh , Sibiraj , Arundhathi , Balaji
39. Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015)
Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jeeva goes through 3 different stages of life - from school, to college and career. It talks about the views of youth on love. The story underlines the importance of not giving up hope after a break-up.
Director: Adhik Ravichandran | Stars: G.V. Prakash Kumar , Anandhi , Manisha Yadav , Simran
40. 7 Aum Arivu (2011)
Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetic engineering student tries to revive the skills of a past legend and use them to save India from a deadly virus attack orchestrated by China.
Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya , Shruti Haasan , Johnny Tri Nguyen , Abhinaya
41. Aranmanai (2014)
160 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A large family returns to an ancestral property (palace) to sell it off. Meanwhile they discover some supernatural elements in the palace.
Directors: Sundar C. , Manoj Yerunkar | Stars: Sundar C. , Vinay Rai , Santhanam Neelamegam , Hansika Motwani
42. Thakka Thakka (2015)
134 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The film is an emotional action thriller which is based on friendship between two boys who work in a wine shop.
Director: Sanjeev | Stars: Abhinaya , Aruldoss , Leema Babu , Parvathi Nirban
43. Anjaan (2014)
Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Krishna comes to Mumbai in search of his brother Raju Bhai, an underworld don. Through Raju Bhai's gangster friends, his past life is revealed. What happened to Raju Bhai? Will Krishna find him?
Directors: N. Linguswamy , Suresh | Stars: Suriya , Vidyut Jammwal , Samantha Ruth Prabhu , Manoj Bajpayee
44. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.
Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon | Stars: Kamal Haasan , Jyotika , Prakash Raj , Daniel Balaji
45. Mirapakai (2011)
Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Rishi sends to Hyderabad and join in a college as a Hindi lecturer as a part of an undercover operation. He fall in love with her student Vinamra. Rishi has to extract information about Kittu from Vaishali, another student.
Director: Harish Shankar | Stars: Ravi Teja , Richa Langella , Deeksha Seth , Prakash Raj
46. Kanchana: Muni 2 (2011)
Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
All hell breaks loose when Raghava is possessed by an evil spirit.
Director: Raghava Lawrence | Stars: Raghava Lawrence , R. Sarathkumar , Kovai Sarala , Devadarshini Chetan
47. Aravaan (2012)
143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A murder causes severe enmity between two villages and spells the doom for an innocent young man.
Director: Vasanthabalan | Stars: Aadhi , Pasupathy , Dhansika , Archana Kavi
48. Poojai (2014)
Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama
Vasu, a moneylender, foils a planned attempt to kill a police officer by a gang. This sets the gang's leader, Thaandavam, and his goons against him who find out later that Vasu and his family need to be eradicated on more than one count.
Director: Hari | Stars: Vishal , Shruti Haasan , Sathyaraj , Mukesh Tiwari
49. Kochadaiiyaan (2014)
Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A noble warrior seeks revenge against the ruler of his kingdom, who killed his father, and also ends up upsetting the neighboring enemy kingdom's ruler.
Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth Vishagan | Stars: Rajinikanth , Deepika Padukone , R. Sarathkumar , Jackie Shroff
Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $0.66M
50. Masss (2015)
After a life-threatening accident, a man finds that he can communicate with the dead, and must decide whether to act on their advice.
Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Suriya , Nayanthara , Parthiban Radhakrishnan , Samuthirakani
51. Puli (2015)
Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A virtuous soldier tries to save people from an evil queen and a throne-seeking commander.
Director: Chimbudeven | Stars: Joseph Vijay , Sridevi , Sudeep , Prabhu
52. Brindaavanam (2010)
Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Indu makes her boyfriend Krishna act like her friend Bhoomi's lover so that her family will stop searching for a groom. However, their lives takes a turn when Bhoomi falls in love with Krishna.
Director: Vamshi Paidipally | Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. , Kajal Aggarwal , Samantha Ruth Prabhu , Prakash Raj
53. Mankatha (2011)
Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Vinayak, a suspended cop, helps a group of four men rob cricket betting money amounting to 500 crores INR. When it comes to splitting the amount, betrayal hits the team hard and a chase ensues.
Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Ajith Kumar , Arjun Sarja , Trisha Krishnan , Premgi Amaren
54. Velayudham (2011)
Not Rated | 186 min | Action
After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.
Director: Mohan Raja | Stars: Joseph Vijay , Genelia Deshmukh , Hansika Motwani , Saranya Mohan
55. Yevadu (2014)
A young man receives a life-saving face transplant after he is critically injured and his girlfriend is murdered in a vicious attack. Unrecognisable to his enemies, he sets out for revenge. Later his new face creates new problems for him.
Director: Vamshi Paidipally | Stars: Ram Charan , Allu Arjun , Shruti Haasan , Kajal Aggarwal
57. Thaandavam (2012)
Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Thriller
The identity of a blind church pianist is uncovered. Military officer Shiva Kumar is on the run as an accused fugitive, and is attempting to take revenge against those who killed his wife.
Director: A.L. Vijay | Stars: Vikram , Jagapathi Babu , Anushka Shetty , Amy Jackson
Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $0.21M
58. Ra Cha (2012)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action
A betting teenager involves in a larger bet than he imagined.
Director: Sampath Nandi | Stars: Ram Charan , Tamannaah Bhatia , Ajmal Ameer , Kota Srinivasa Rao
59. Naayak (2013)
Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A young man and his lookalike team up to fight injustice and settle their personal scores with the evildoers.
Director: V.V. Vinayak | Stars: Ram Charan , Kajal Aggarwal , Amala Paul , Brahmanandam
62. Masala (2013)
160 min | Action, Comedy
Balaram (Venkatesh) is a good hearted strongman of the village of Bheemarajapuram. He treats everyone with fairness and takes care of their needs. But there is one thing that Balaram cannot... See full summary »
Director: Vijay K. Bhaskar | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati , Anjali , Ram Pothineni , Shazahn Padamsee
65. Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003)
154 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A former kick-boxer, after death of his wife, trains his son who hates him for boxing match for revenge on his former student.
Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Ravi Teja , Jayasudha , Prakash Raj , Asin Thottumkal
67. Kuruvi (2008)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Vetrivel, a car racer, learns that a Malaysia-based don owes his father a huge sum of money. However, when he meets the don, he realises that his missing father may still be alive and held captive.
Director: Dharani | Stars: Joseph Vijay , Trisha Krishnan , Suman , Vivek
69. Ishq (2012)
160 min | Comedy, Romance
Priya falls in love with rahul during a delayed flight journey but realizes that he and her brother share a past
Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Nithiin , Nithya Menen , Nagineedu , Ajay
70. Damarukam (2012)
157 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A demon born from darkness plans to take over the world by marrying a girl with ominous horoscope.
Directors: Srinivasa Reddy , Sreenivass Redde | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni , Anushka Shetty , Ganesh Venkatraman , Prakash Raj
71. Sarocharu (2012)
137 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Sandhyaa Arun(Kajal Aggarwal) is a student who is madly in love with Karthik (Ravi Teja), a techie based in Italy. She decides to travel with him to India, confident that the travel time ... See full summary »
Director: Parasuram | Stars: Ravi Teja , Kajal Aggarwal , Richa Langella , Jayasudha
72. Challenge (2004)
Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Students of a college form a Rugby team and play against a violent gang of thugs to get back their college land.
Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Nithiin , Genelia Deshmukh , Preeti Nigam , Shashank
73. Bruce Lee - The Fighter (2015)
Not Rated | 151 min | Action, Comedy
A stuntman is mistaken for a police officer by an idealistic woman and begins fighting crime on behalf of the police.
Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Ram Charan , Rakul Preet Singh , Mohammad Ali , Tanikella Bharani
74. Veede (2003)
180 min | Action, Drama
Yedu is a responsible citizen of Bobbarlanka, a place where everything is in place but for the polluted water that is coming from the factory. Everybody in the village complained, but of no... See full summary »
Director: Ravi Raja | Stars: Ravi Teja , Aarthi Agarwal , Sri Divya , Reema Sen
76. Bumper Offer (2009)
Crazy love story between rich girl (Aishwarya) and poor boy (Sai).
Director: Jay Ravindra | Stars: Mohammad Ali , Brahmanandam , Chandramohan , Bharat Kumar
77. Bhale Dongalu (2008)
Not Rated | 130 min | Romance
Ramu, an aspiring businessman, and Jyothi, an aspiring model, both run away from home to pursue their dreams. They meet each other briefly on a train, and then part ways until fate throws them back together and they begin a life of crime.
Director: Vijay K. Bhaskar | Stars: Tarun , Ileana D'Cruz , Jagapathi Babu , Charmme Kaur
78. Okkadu (2003)
Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Kabbadi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.
Director: Gunasekhar | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Bhoomika Chawla , Prakash Raj , Mukesh Rishi
79. Muthu (1995)
132 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu.
Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth , Meena , Sarath Babu , Senthil
80. Jalsa (2008)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Comedy
Sanjay, a young man, joins an extremist group after having had a troublesome childhood. A policeman decides to guide him towards a far better path and in doing so, his daughter falls crazy with Sanjay.
Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Pawan Kalyan , Ileana D'Cruz , Mukesh Rishi , Kamalinee Mukherjee
81. Rabhasa (2014)
Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy
Karthik's mother wants him to marry Indu, the daughter of her brother, Dhananjay. However, when his father goes to Dhananjay's house, he is insulted. Agitated, Karthik decides to seek revenge.
Director: Santosh Srinivas | Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. , Samantha Ruth Prabhu , Pranitha , Brahmanandam
83. Nenjamellam Pala Vannam (2013)
159 min | Comedy, Drama
An exuberant and evocative family drama, that primarily revolves around the close bond between two brothers with radically different personalities, highlighting the complex process of choosing an ideal life partner for each of them.
Director: Srikanth Addala | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati , Mahesh Babu , Anjali , Samantha Ruth Prabhu
84. Greeku Veerudu (2013)
155 min | Drama
An overconfident businessman's journey of realizing the importance of family and turning from a stud to falling in love...
Director: Dasaradh | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni , Nayanthara , Meera Chopra , K. Viswanath
86. Power (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young man desperate to become a police officer ends up getting embroiled in a plot to pose as his lookalike in order to re-capture an infamous criminal.
Director: K.S. Ravindra | Stars: Ravi Teja , Hansika Motwani , Regina Cassandra , Brahmanandam
87. Loukyam (2014)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Comedy
Venky tries to right his wrongs by involving his family and also convince the girls side without getting messed up in between.
Director: Sriwass | Stars: Gopichand , Rakul Preet Singh , Brahmanandam , Mukesh Rishi
88. Okkadine (2013)
133 min | Action, Romance
Shailaja comes in contact with a happy family when she visits her friend's village. Things take turn when she learns that they all died two years back.
Director: Raga Srinivas | Stars: Nara Rohith , Nithya Menen , Mohammad Ali , Brahmanandam
89. Khaleja (2010)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
When a mysterious illness ravages a remote village, the villagers embrace a reluctant taxi driver as their savior.
Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu , Anushka Shetty , Prakash Raj , Brahmanandam
91. Bengal Tiger (2015)
Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy
Akash gets rejected by a girl because he isn't popular. Insulted, Akash starts doing whatever he can to become the talk of the town.
Director: Sampath Nandi | Stars: Ravi Teja , Tamannaah Bhatia , Raashi Khanna , Brahmanandam
93. Courier Boy Kalyan (2015)
145 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
A courier boy's life turn into unexpected consequences because of a courier received from a social service activist.
Director: Premsai | Stars: Nithiin , Yami Gautam , Nassar , Ashutosh Rana
94. Thadaiyara Thaakka (2012)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young man dreams of making a fortune in Chennai. He owns a travel agency and is all set to marry his lover. After he crosses paths with a loan shark, The Latter is Murdered, the young man runs for cover and plans to find the murderer.
Director: Magizh Thirumeni | Stars: Arun Vijay , Mamta Mohandas , Rakul Preet Singh , Vamsi Krishna
95. Aata (2007)
138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A boy who grouse watching movies from projector room as his father is a projector man, tries to get a girls love using his theatre experience.
Director: V.N. Aditya | Stars: Siddharth , Ileana D'Cruz , Munna , Jayaprakash Reddy
96. Rechipo (2009)
156 min | Action
Siva steals crores of money from the Home Minister's residence that actually belongs to a gangster. Siva must save the Home Minister's daughter, who is kidnapped by the gangster.
Director: Paruchuri Murali | Stars: Nithiin , Ileana D'Cruz , Shawar Ali , Aahuthi Prasad
99. Jaanu (2012)
135 min | Action, Drama, Romance
On the road to recovering his debts, a young man realizes he is also on his way to falling in love.
Director: Preetham Gubbi | Stars: Yash , Deepa Sannidhi , Rangayana Raghu , Sadhu Kokila
100. Vedalam (2015)
A doting brother who works as a cab driver tries to hunt down three notorious criminals in Kolkata who had harmed his sister.
Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar , Shruti Haasan , Lakshmi Menon , Soori
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17 Must-Watch Movies About South America
South America is a vast continent full of great tales and even greater storytellers. Whether you’re nervously planning your first trip, sitting calmly awaiting your next or just looking for some inspiration, these South American films promise to inform, entertain and leave you longing for adventure!
The following collection of movies is a compilation of films inspired by South America. Some were made on the continent, others were set there. There’s a good mix of serious and lighthearted movies, as well as an interesting collection of new and old.
No matter the cinematic experience you’re looking for, you’ll find a film about South America to get your feet itching!
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1. jungle — based on a true story.
- Year : 2017
- Language : English
- Country : Bolivia
- Director : Greg McLean
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 60%
Based on the book of the same name, Jungle follows the story of Yossi Ghinsberg as his once-in-a-lifetime adventure turns into a nightmare of gargantuan proportions.
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Yossi wanted his South American journey to be an experience he would never forget, and that is exactly what he got. After an unexpected meeting in a Bolivian Market, Yossi and two of his pals follow a guide into the Amazon Rainforest in search of a truly ‘authentic’ South American adventure.
The first few days of hiking through the jungle go well but after an overnight stay in a small village, things start to deteriorate. This tale of survival chronicles Yossi’s harrowing three-week stint, lost and alone, deep in the jungle.
While not the most critically acclaimed film on this list, Jungle is worth a watch for anyone travelling to or even near the Amazon. If you don’t watch it, you’ll have to spend most of your time listening to Bolivian tour guides telling you about it anyway!
2. Frida — Based on a true story
- Year : 2002
- Country : Mexico
- Director : Julie Taymor
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 75%
So let’s just tackle the elephant in the room here… Mexico is not in South America. So why is Frida , a film produced in the USA, about the Mexican artist and feminist icon, Frida Kahlo, on this list? If you’ve already been to South America, you’ll know and if you haven’t, you’ll see soon enough.
Frida Kahlo is an icon across the entirety of the Americas. She’s revered by travellers and locals for her spirit, determination and willingness to break down social norms and shake up the status quo.
The film opens with the terrible bus crash that nearly killed Frida at the age of 18. Following this, we see her road to recovery, the beginning of her artistic career and get a glimpse into her complicated love life — including an affair with the legendary Leon Trotsky , played by Geoffrey Rush.
This amazing insight into one of the most influential female figures in the history of the Americas won two Academy Awards from six nominations.
3. Last Stop 174 — Fictionalised but based on a true story
- Year : 2008
- Language : Portuguese
- Country : Brazil
- Director : Bruno Barreto
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 63%
Last Stop 174 is a heavily fictionalised retelling of the events leading up to and revolving around the hijacking of Bus 174 in the year 2000. This violent standoff with the police in Rio echoed through Brazilian society and the aftershocks can still be felt today.
The film follows Sandro, his survival of the Candelaria Massacre and subsequent struggles within a system built on inequality and injustice . The final half-hour focuses on the hijacking and Sandro’s botched robbery turned nightmare.
While the retelling of this tale is fictionalised, the message is simple: fix the system and such violent, traumatic events will come to an end.
For a more detailed and accurate portrayal of what happened during the hijacking, check out the film Bus 174; it’s one of our favourite documentaries about South America .
4. No — Based on a true story
- Language: Spanish
- Country: Chile
- Director: Pablo Larraín
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%
Set during Chile’s 1988 plebiscite , No follows the story of René, an advertising consultant tasked to work for the ‘No’ campaign.
For 15 years, Chile had been ruled over by military dictator General Augusto Pinochet but facing increasing international pressure, the government put the decision to the people. Let Pinochet rule for another 8 years, or have open and democratic elections — ‘Yes’ to keep the General, ‘No’ to remove him.
The film offers a darkly comedic take on the plebiscite, with René’s boss, Lucho, a committed conservative, heading up the Yes campaign. What follows is a rollercoaster of threats, attempted bribery and a boat load of political censorship, the likes of which we’ve seen over and over across the world since the 1980s!
No spoilers but those of you interested in South American history already know how this one turned out!
5. The Emperor’s New Groove — Animated Disney comedy based in Peru
- Year : 2000
- Language : English
- Country : Peru
- Director : Mark Dindal
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 86%
While it’s never specifically stated, The Emperor’s New Groove is based in ancient Peru. The artwork is the same, the clothing is the same and Machu Picchu is even depicted. You’d have to go a long way to convince someone this film isn’t based in South America!
Aside from the obvious influences, you won’t see a lot of attention drawn to Peru throughout the film. However, it’s a fun slapstick journey that utilises the country as a fitting backdrop.
As you’d expect from Disney, the film is about personal growth and change. When the Protagonist, Kuzco, is turned into a llama during a botched assassination attempt, we witness his journey from an egotistical, self-centred emperor to a kind and caring man.
The film doesn’t take itself too seriously and although it doesn’t outwardly acknowledge it’s based in ancient Peruvian society, it’s certainly less culturally offensive than other Disney classics such as Pocahontas , Peter Pan or Lady and The Tramp .
6. The Motorcycle Diaries — Based on a true story
- Year : 2004
- Language : Spanish
- Country: Argentina , Chile , Peru , Colombia , Venezuela
- Director: Walter Salles
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 83%
Based on the book of the same name, The Motorcycle Diaries follows Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado through their most formative years.
In 1952, what starts as the hedonistic motorcycle trip of a lifetime slowly changes the way Guevara sees the world. Arguably, without this trip and the constant scenes of inequality witnessed across the continent, Che may have never become the fearsome revolutionary we know today.
The route takes Che and Alberto over the Andes , deep into the Amazon Rainforest and through the treacherous Atacama Desert . The pair witness horrific working conditions in the copper mines, spend time volunteering in a leper colony and even meet people who have been kicked out of their homes and communities for their political beliefs.
The film succeeds where Che’s original book did not: in creating a likeable character out of Guevara himself.
If you want some basic knowledge about one of the world’s most famous revolutionaries or just want to witness a great piece of modern-day cinema, this film is for you!
7. Triple Frontier — An entertaining action film based in South America
- Year : 2019
- Country : Colombia and Peru
- Director : J.C Chandor
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 70%
Don’t get excited. This isn’t a true work of cinematic genius. However, Triple Frontier is a fun action-adventure romp with enough explosions and gun fights to keep even the most avid Micheal Bay fans entertained.
It’s one of those heist films where one last job turns predictably sour and a combination of bad luck, greed and poor people skills, cause mayhem from start to finish. Don’t expect too much from the film in terms of realism but the cast combination of Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam (I’m a sucker for C.H) and Pedro Pascal makes for a wild ride.
The film starts in Colombia , winds its way through dense jungle and over high mountain passes before finishing on the Peruvian coast .
8. Alive — Based on a true story
- Language: English
- Country: Argentina
- Director: Frank Marshall
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%
Alive is one of the lowest-rated films on our list but that doesn’t mean you should avoid it. It’s a good, albeit painfully dated, introduction to the tragic events that took place on 13th October 1972 .
Navigating the Andes has never been easy for pilots, especially those flying almost half a century ago. Alive is the true story of what happened to a Uruguayan university rugby team when their plane crashed down deep within the Andes . While many died upon impact, the surviving passengers were left to endure a harrowing 72-day ordeal.
This story is famous for the bravery and sheer bloody-mindedness of its survivors. Faced with the hardest of decisions, their willingness to do whatever it took to survive, including resorting to cannibalism , was the only thing that could save them. The obstacles thrown at the victims are almost so unbelievable that no movie producer would’ve dared touch this plot had it not been a real event.
9. 7 boxes — Fictional film set in Paraguay
- Year : 2012
- Country : Paraguay
- Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schembori
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 97%
7 Boxes is a story of capitalism and desperation , set against the backdrop of a gigantic Paraguayan market. Our protagonist, a teenager called Victor, works moving goods using his trusty wheelbarrow. Like most working in the market, he’s living well below the poverty line .
When approached by a stranger offering him $100USD to move seven boxes on the down low, Viktor quickly loads them into his cart. Throughout the film, the boxes become more and more sought after by police as well as more unscrupulous characters.
A work of fiction, 7 Boxes beautifully displays the frenetic energy that abounds in South American markets and gives an unusual insight into the lives of people who work there.
10. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid – Classic Western
- Year : 1969
- Director: George Roy Hill
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 90%
Sure, it’s not the first film that jumps to mind when you think of South American cinema but Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid heavily features early 1900s Bolivia.
After a train robbery goes wrong, our protagonists Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid flee an elite squad of lawmen. The chase takes the pair all the way to Bolivia where, with Sundance’s lover, they set up their new lives. During their time in South America, the bandits attempt to give up their criminal activities and go straight…
While this film might not give you much of a sense of South America, it’s a classic western that should be on every film fanatic’s to-watch list!
11. Up – An animated work of genius
- Language: English
- Country: Not specified
- Director: Pete Docter
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
If you haven’t seen it, go watch it now. Up is a masterpiece of modern cinema. While the film isn’t strictly about South America, the continent features heavily as the backdrop.
To avoid being forcibly evicted from his home, bitter widower Carl Fredrickson decides to attach thousands of helium balloons to his house, so he’s able to fly away to South America. Specifically, he wants to travel to Paradise Falls, based on Angel Falls in Venezuela , where he’d always intended on visiting with his late wife before life got in the way.
During his journey, Fredrickson rediscovers his zest for life, befriending a young boy called Russell, a talking dog named Doug and a giant flightless bird called Kevin (who turns out to be a girl)!
Harrowing intro aside, which is sure to leave you an emotional wreck, Up will make you smile for the rest of the day!
Al so read: Incredible waterfalls in South America .
12. Aguirre, the Wrath Of God — Fictional/Loosely based on true events
- Year : 1972
- Language : German
- Director: Werner Herzog
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 98%
Produced in the 1970s but set over 400 years earlier, Aguirre, the Wrath of God , is the story of a small band of Conquistadors on the hunt for gold.
A series of nightmare-inducing scenarios see the 40-strong scout party dwindle to just a single member. A combination of illness , malnutrition , lack of local knowledge and the general hubris that comes with European colonialism is to blame for the rising body count.
The movie is old, the sound sucks and the acting leaves a lot to be desired. However, this is one of the best-rated films ever made. If you are looking for a reasonably accurate portrayal of early European exploration of South America, the brutality portrayed in this film isn’t too far off. However, if you want a nice, easy, feel-good movie, move on to something else on this list.
13. Machuca — Fictional
- Country : Chile
- Director : Andrés Wood
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 89%
Set in the city of Santiago in 1973, Machuca is the South American Kane and Abel story . When our two young protagonists meet at a high-end private school, it’s evident that one of them doesn’t belong. The school operates a social inclusion program which helps a small number of disadvantaged children each year.
As the two boys hit it off, the country falls apart. Chile’s democratically elected, socialist government is under threat from General Pinochet’s military coup . The reaction from the two boy’s families is telling of Chile in the early ‘70s. The wealthy are shown to be welcoming of the dictatorship whilst the poorest are subjugated and oppressed even further.
Their friendship is tested to the limits and the film culminates with dramatic scenes of slums being destroyed and people murdered as Pinochet’s troops get a tighter hold on the city. Machuca is a good introduction for those wanting to know more about General Pinochet’s 17-year dictatorship.
14. The Galápagos Affair — Documentary
- Year : 2013
- Country : Ecuador
- Director: Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine
Described by The New York Times as a “hybrid of a juicy soap opera and Survivor ”, this fascinating documentary studies the mysterious events that unfolded on the Galápagos Island of Floreana .
During the late 1920s – early ‘30s, there was a small influx of European settlers to the remote island. First to arrive were two Germans who’d become so disillusioned with society that they moved to Floreana to live off the land.
It wasn’t long before a second group arrived and then a third… Baroness Eloise Von Wagner , and her two lovers. They arrived with a plan to open a large luxury hotel resort on Floreana.
After just a few months, the Baroness and one of her lovers disappeared . The other was found dead on a neighbouring island. To this day, no one knows what happened to them…
15. The Year My Parents Went On Vacation — Very loosely based on true events
- Year : 2006
- Language : Portuguese
- Country : Brazil
- Director: Cao Hamburger
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation follows Mauro, a 12-year-old boy sent to live with his grandfather while his political activist parents flee an oppressive government regime. The tale is fictional but it’s inspired by the director’s experience of seeing his own politically active parents get arrested.
Mauro’s grandfather lives in a predominantly Jewish area of Sāo Paulo , close to 600km from the child’s hometown. Within a day of Mauro’s arrival, his grandfather passes away . He’s left alone in an area he doesn’t know, surrounded by people speaking a language he doesn’t understand — Yiddish. He gets taken in by his grandfather’s neighbour and told to wait until his parents return.
During his wait, Mauro, a football fanatic, forms friendships with an array of the local inhabitants, all of whom have incredible stories to tell. With the 1970 World Cup as the backdrop, this tale is neither heartwarming nor traumatising but straddles a line somewhere in the middle.
16. City of God – Fiction based loosely on true events
- Director: Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund
- Rotten Tomatoes Score : 91%
Adapted from the novel of the same name, City of God is a fictionalised interpretation of the rise of organised crime in Ciudad de Deus — a ‘suburb’ within Rio’s favelas. The story spans more than 20 years, from the late 1960s through the early ‘80s.
Throughout the film, we see the ebb and flow of power within the favela . Control shifts from one gangster to another, each leaving an ocean of blood and destruction in their wake. There are grisly scenes of murder, violent rape and extreme vigilantism. Don’t expect to walk away from this one feeling all warm and fuzzy. The graphic representation of life in Rio’s favelas will stay with you for a long time to come.
The directors of City of God went on to create the TV series, City of Men . Still based in the favelas and even starring some of the same actors, City of Men is less violent and features a slightly lighter-hearted take on the challenges of living in a favela.
City of Men was also turned into a feature film in 2007 .
17. Elite Squad – A fictionalised film about BOPE
- Language: Portuguese
- Country: Brazil
- Director: José Padilha
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%
Despite its low score from international critics, Elite Squad is a firm favourite with South American audiences. The sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within became the most successful Brazilian film ever made and had the fifth-best opening weekend of any film released in Brazil!
The film is about BOPE, Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais , an elite arm of the Rio military police (similar to SWAT) and their battle with gang lords and drug dealers.
The hyper-violent Elite Squad is full of scenes depicting police officers using torture and violence to get what they want from the folks they’re supposed to be protecting. Often criticised for glorifying police brutality , many Brazilians have pointed out that it would be better to prevent police using these tactics in real life instead of worrying about whether they’re censored in films.
If we have missed your favourite South American film or just an amazing piece of South American cinema, let us know in the comments!
Tim Ashdown | Gear Specialist
After a life-changing motorcycle accident, Tim decided life was too short to stay cooped up in his home county of Norfolk, UK. Since then, he has travelled Southeast Asia, walked the Camino de Santiago and backpacked South America. His first book, From Paralysis to Santiago, chronicles his struggle to recover from the motorcycle accident and will be released later this year.
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Hey Hendrik! Thanks for the recommendation – we’ll check it out!
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Great suggestion Kickboxer!
We’ll add it in on the next update 🙂
I’m looking for a documentary film I saw several years ago about a small group (2-4) of European (possibly German, not sure) explorers making their way through dense rain forest-jungle to a mountain. It’s probably in black and white and conveys well the hard work, dangers and joys of going into wilderness. Does anyone know the title? Would love to see it again. Thanks!
Probably not the film you meant, but you might enjoy The Lost City of Z.
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South Park: Joining the Panderverse drops on Paramount+ today and in this clip, Cartman realizes his greatest nightmare where he’s replaced by a “diverse woman.”
“It wasn’t just me, they were taking all my favorite people and replacing them with diverse women complaining about the patriarchy,” says a stirred Cartman to his mother.
But co-creator Trey Parker and Matt Stone dig further:
“Will you check under the bed and make sure there are no Disney executives under there?” says Cartman.
“Kathleen Kennedy is not under your bed” responds Cartman’s mom.
“I’ve told you there’s no such thing as Disney executives who replace everyone you love with diverse women who complain about the patriarchy. Now be a big boy,” she adds.
In South Park: Joining the Panderverse, the adults, too, are also wrestling with their own life decisions as the advent of AI is turning their world upside down. Why is Kennedy a target? Cartman blames her for “why the Disney movies all suck now.” In the special, Kennedy and Disney CEO Bob Iger reveal that they’ve been using a devise known as “the Pander Stone”, a piece of AI that makes the same movie over and over again, appealing to the masses. Kennedy use of the Pander Stone in the episode fractures the multiverse with Cartman and Kennedy sent to the wrong universe.
The special is part of several exclusive Paramount+ South Park events including South Park: Post Covid, South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid, South Park the Streaming Wars and South Park The Streaming Wars Part I.
In 2022, South Park the series celebrated the 25 th anniversary of its August 13, 1997 debut on Comedy Central. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were first seen in the animated short “The Spirit of Christmas,” and from there were launched into television history. Co-creators Parker and Stone are EPs, along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. Christopher Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios.
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Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and other Republican hopefuls clash over abortion during GOP debate
Republican presidential candidates split on supporting federal abortion restrictions Wednesday during the third GOP primary debate.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who had been relatively quiet on the issue leading up to the third debate, spoke out in support of a 15-week federal abortion ban, instead of allowing the issue to be decided by individual states.
Scott went head-to-head with fellow South Carolinian and former Gov. Nikki Haley , who reiterated her stance that passing a national measure would be unrealistic under today’s divided Congress.
“I will sign anything where we can get 60 Senate votes, but don’t make the American people think that you’re going to push something on them when we don’t even have the votes in the Senate,” said Haley, who has described herself as “unapologetically pro-life.”
Scott and Haley’s sparring comes less than 24 hours after Republicans were left grappling for an effective abortion message after 2023's off-year elections.
Voters in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion access by a double-digit margin. Meanwhile in other states, including Virginia and Kentucky , Democrats sailed to victory by campaigning on abortion for months leading up to election night.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a native Ohioan, told CNN after the vote was called that the “lost battle” was a sign to the Republican Party.
“Our pro-life movement, and I am part of it, needs to be better about the way we discuss this issue,” Ramaswamy said Tuesday.
On the debate stage, Ramaswamy said again he was left disappointed by his home state’s results and pointed his finger at the national party .
“It’s back to that Republican culture of losing,” Ramaswamy said in the debate. “The Republicans did not have an alternative amendment or vision on the table.”
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