Movies like 3 Idiots

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3 Idiots (2009)
 8.4
 294K
3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the "3 idiots" once and for all.
Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, semi serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic, dramatic, idiotic, funny ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, college, teachers and students, student, comedy of errors, friendship, romance, bollywood, talented, father daughter relationship, buddies, life philosophy, creativity, justice, chase, prejudice, suicide, suicide attempt, power relations, anti conformity, journey, mentor, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia

Most similar movies to 3 Idiots

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, romance, culture clash, friends, love and romance, mentor and destiny mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like 3 Idiots: PK (2014), Nanban (2012), Colour It Yellow (2006), Sydney White (2007), Larry Crowne (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 135K
PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: benign alien, society, alien, love, fish out of water, cause and meaning, prostitute, urban, goofy hero, belief in god, friendship, sociology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 10K
Nanban (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, student, buddies, rebelliousness, friendship, college life, romance, power relations, friends, teachers and students, student life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: rebelliousness, patriotism, student, rebellion, murder, politics, police brutality, pilot, corruption, idealism, corrupt politician, celebration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 43K
Sydney White (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: college, college life, student life, fall in love, youth, friendship, social misfits, romance, rivalry, popularity, student, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, teacher, self discovery, starting over, teachers and students, love, student life, college life, power relations, petty job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, trip, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, aging, golden years, retirement home, elderly, elderly lovers, friendship, society, social relations, disorder, indians, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, buddies, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, singleness, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Try Seventeen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, road trip, love triangle, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, youth, looking for love, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Carry On, Munna Bhai (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hilarious underworld gangster known as Munna Bhai falls comically in love with a radio host by the name of Jahnvi, who runs an elders' home, which is taken over by an unscrupulous builder, who gets the residents kicked out ironically with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, buddy comedy
Plot: friendship, radio, historical figure, romance, love and romance, friends, best friends, golden years, contests and competitions, mistaken identity, radio show, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 361K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, culture clash, immigrants, passenger, military coup, fall in love, stranded, destiny, misfit, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: talky, realistic, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: college, studying, law student, paper airplane, self discovery, chase, teachers and students, mentor protege relationship, coming of age, college life, student life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 54K
Queen (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off the wedding. Traveling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends, and gains new-found independence.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: bollywood, self discovery, honeymoon, friendship, tourist, wedding preparations and rituals, overcoming, conservative, direction and purpose, vacation, traditional versus modern, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, amsterdam, paris france, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 9K
Fukrey (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: FUKREY is one such crazy story of four restless and hapless souls, running after their individual desires, brought together by one dream, which turns their not so simple life upside down. From breaking school walls, to cross dressing dancers at the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: buddies, student life, college, bollywood, chases and races, youth, friends, disorder, chase, on the run, college life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 12K
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Three handsome Sydney bachelors Aroush, Tanmay and Al – are having the time of their lives in Sydney. They flirt around, and have numerous conquests to their credit. They suddenly find their dating and mating rituals destroyed when a dimpled ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: baby, friendship, single parent, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants, singleness, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, australia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 40K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, jealousy, dancer's life, dance school, romance, marriage, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, vietnam veteran, hopes, misfit, power relations, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Love Breakups Zindagi (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Love Breakups Zindagi is a movie which tries to answer the question related to love, breakups and life. A couple and many of their friends experience changes and challenges in their respective lives after attending a wedding.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, romance, looking for love, love and romance, bollywood, couples, best friends, buddies, friendship, love affair, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 1K
Smart Ass (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kelly, Dan and Louis are students at a prestigious business school, destined to become tomorrow's elite. The industrious trio are determined to start putting their education into practise from the off in an attempt to make as much money as they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: student, money, prostitution, prostitute, strong sexual content, sexual relations, young adult, college, college life, coming of age, youth, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, public humiliation, blow up doll, school, prank, parents and children, overweight man, overweight child, teenage love, romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: college, culture clash, tradition, roommate, friendship, college life, romance, culture, indian lead, friends, buddies, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 20K
First Daughter (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, college life, white house, secret agents, unlikely couple, first lady, fall in love, love and romance, youth, friendship, student life, daughter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 798
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, indian lead, urban, friendship, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, immigrants, fall in love, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: small town life, ambition, love and romance, small town, rebelliousness, bollywood, couple relations, parents and children, campaign, politics, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harred, stressful police chief. Jim's bumbling ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Plot: resort, spring break, chase, opposites attract, friendship, love triangle, college life, buddies, looking for love, romance, beach, teenage love ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 6K
M.K.B.K.M. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village, family relations, on the road, couple relations, bollywood, parents and children, village life, love and romance, romance, couples, social relations, humble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 48K
The Dilemma (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, friendship, dilemma, adultery, love, secret, best friend, truth, moral dilemma, proposal, marriage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 121K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, casino, buddies, vacation, male friendship, aging, funeral, golden years, reunion, disorder, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%