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3 Idiots (2009)
 8.4
 346K
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: inspirational, entertaining, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, intense, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, student life, bollywood, student, college, talented, teachers and students, buddies, motivation, romance, friendship, geek, nothing to lose, comedy of errors, rebellion, fall in love, love and romance, anti conformity, father daughter relationship, suicide, suicide attempt, farce, working out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about friendship, love and romance, bollywood, romance, friends, fall in love and college mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like 3 Idiots: PK (2014), Nanban (2012), Sydney White (2007), Colour It Yellow (2006), Happy Days (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sci-Fi
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, touching, emotional, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: benign alien, society, supernatural, fish out of water, disorder, religion, alien, love, cause and meaning, satire, justice, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, belgium
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71%
 7.5
 12K
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, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: friendship, college, student, romance, teachers and students, old friend, coming of age, fall in love, search, college life, free spirited, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 46K
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: modern fairy tale, humorous, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: popularity, college, romance, student life, youth, sorority, college life, rivalry, fall in love, society, friendship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 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, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, bollywood, state affairs, society, filmmaker, artist, courage, singing, watching a movie, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.9
 5K
Happy Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young minds, be it personal or that in college, is dealt with aplomb. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, lifestyle, buddies, couples, coming of age, teachers and students, couple relations, university, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 61K
Queen (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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, melancholic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bollywood, self discovery, friendship, honeymoon, naivete, canceled wedding, direction and purpose, life changing experience, young woman, overcoming, encounter, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, best friends, breakup, buddies, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, romance, lifestyle, friendship, bollywood, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, bollywood, impersonating, starting over, disorder, misfit, hidden identity, ambition, dishonesty, family disapproval, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.4
 797
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student, prostitution, college life, power relations, buddies, youth, sexual relations, teachers and students, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Outspoken and overly critical Nishant Agarwal meets gorgeous new co-worker, Charu, offers his help, assists her financially, and they become close friends. His room-mates, Rajat and Vikrant, are pleased with this outcome as they already have ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, couples, character change, roommate, grownups, disorder, looking for love, sexual identity, love and romance, buddies, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, love triangle, road trip, romance, looking for love, fall in love, teenage life, parents and children, youth, alcohol abuse, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 13K
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, baby, family relations, fall in love, down on your luck, single parent, babies and infants, romance, couples, singleness, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, asia, india, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 4K
Aisha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat - everyone's business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs - Aisha should mind her own business. Caught in the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, romance, looking for love, love triangle, event planner, couples, friendship, bollywood, best friends, lifestyle, true love, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 1K
Maan Karate (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Five friends meet a mystic in a forest who grants their wish — a newspaper from the future. They decide to get rich by using their knowledge of the future. They focus their efforts on Peter, a carefree youth from Royapuram, who is predicted by the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting, semi serious
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, fall in love, romance, ambition, cons and scams, prediction, training, boxing, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 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, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: village, romance, on the road, parents and children, supportive parent, couples, social relations, family relations, bollywood, couple relations, politician, landowner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, campaign, couples, social relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Let's Be Friends! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Raj has always had a unrequited childhood crush on a friend named Tina, but Tina's best friend Pooja has always had a crush on Raj. When Raj's family move to England to get involved in an internet business, Raj promises Tina that he will ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, mistaken identity, fall in love, true love, starting over, youth, romance, disorder, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two college boys from diverse backgrounds believe that since time is on their side, anything is possible. Consequently, their arrogance leads them to challenge each other to prove their efficiencies.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, couples, lifestyle, youth, young lovers, society, university, social relations, love and romance, liberal, bollywood, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 786
Gippi (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gippi is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who, through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, inspirational, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teenage life, friends, ambition, misfit, youth, social misfits, social relations, rivals, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, military life, misfit, hopes, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 27
Ornaments (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Religion, alcohol and politics are three things best avoided at holidays - but it's something this group of friends haven't learned. In this dark comedy, six friends have reunited for what may be their last holiday together.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, youth, love and romance, estrangement, reunion, college, holiday, gender, gays and lesbians, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pyaar Impossible (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: romantic comedy in which a geek and the most sought-after college beauty are paired together by a twist of fate. And under all odds, an impossible love story begins.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, nerd, college, student, friendship, romance, opposites attract, couples, goofy hero, unlikely couple, bollywood, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.2
 47K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico, southern california, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 3K
Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: college, workplace intrigue, teachers and students, battle of the sexes, workplace, disorder, buddies, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, campus, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 22K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, party, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, student, university, youth, buddies, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
We Are Travellers on the Path of Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids. Rahul hires Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) as governess. Vaijayanti is a runaway from home as she does ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: family business, family relations, inheritance, arranged marriage, fall in love, love triangle, bollywood, social differences, siblings relations, mischievous children, factory worker, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 96K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, drinking alcohol, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Doublegangers (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: comedy of errors, escapades, buddies, friends, bollywood, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, mental patient, farce, lookalikes, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 4K
Kill Dil (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar) - roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill! All is normal in their lives until ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship between men, fall in love, rebellion, deadly, romance, dishonesty, power relations, bollywood, rebelliousness, love and romance, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%