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3 Idiots (2009)
 8.4
 384K
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, parody ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, talented, motivation, student life, college, teachers and students, buddies, romance, friendship, geek, comedy of errors, nothing to lose, student, fall in love, rebellion, life philosophy, love and romance, anti conformity, father daughter relationship, suicide, coming of age, farce, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, love and romance, friends, bollywood, fall in love, romance and college mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like 3 Idiots: PK (2014), Nanban (2012), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), Happy Days (2007), Sydney White (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: India, USA
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, humorous, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: benign alien, society, supernatural, fish out of water, disorder, alien, love, religion, alien contact, cause and meaning, friendship, atheism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, belgium
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 7.8
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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, coming of age, fall in love, teachers and students, college life, old friend, professor, buddies, free spirited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, impersonating, starting over, dishonesty, pretense, parents and children, lifestyle, family disapproval, misfit, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, couples, lifestyle, coming of age, buddies, university, fall in love, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
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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, sorority, romance, student life, youth, fall in love, college life, rivalry, society, friendship, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, sikh, state affairs, society, filmmaker, courage, corruption, pilot, police brutality, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, youth, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, looking for love, alcohol abuse, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: village, romance, supportive parent, couples, parents and children, on the road, family relations, social relations, couple relations, politician, landowner, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 65K
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: young woman, self discovery, friendship, life changing experience, honeymoon, naivete, direction and purpose, vacation, overcoming, traditional versus modern, encounter, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, captivating, uplifting, feel good, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: law student, college, youth, student life, college life, hopes, contests and competitions, instructor, self discovery, human nature, fall in love, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: looking for love, buddies, couples, breakup, best friends, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, romance, love affair, friendship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, punjab, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 12K
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: college, lifestyle, buddies, disorder, student life, youth, social relations, college life, studying, friends, college student, college friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 813
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, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, romance, friendship, society, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
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13%
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Country: India
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Vasool Raja MBBS (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A goon, Rajaraman, enrols himself in a medical college to fulfil his father's dream. He defies the college rules and creates problems for Dr Vishwanathan.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, fall in love, parents and children, rebellion, love and romance, doctors and patients, disorder, cons and scams, medical school, family relations, small time ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
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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: friendship, baby, fall in love, family relations, down on your luck, couples, babies and infants, single parent, romance, singleness, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 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: prostitution, college life, buddies, youth, sexual relations, power relations, strong sexual content, teachers and students, student, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.3
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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: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, friendship between men, playboy, african american, women, marriage, stereotypes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, exciting, entertaining, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, small town, parents and children, hopes, social relations, couples, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
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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, light, inspirational, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Jasmine Vine in Seethamma's Courtyard (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Brothers Peddodu and Chinnodu are unemployed and do not get along well due to their contrasting natures. They have problems marrying the women they love before an accident changes their lives.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, fall in love, family, love and romance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, village, parents and children, village life, brother, brother brother relationship, family drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
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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, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, mentor, divorce, husband wife relationship, nanny, redemption, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 1K
Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, tense, captivating
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, dishonesty, friends, student life, youth, fall in love, money, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 3K
Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, workplace, battle of the sexes, disorder, buddies, rivalry, sexual content, unsupportive coworkers, campus, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A girl from Ambala, Kavya Pratap Singh, is about to be married. When she visits Delhi to shop for her 'dhai lakh ka Ghagra'(wedding dress worth Rs. 2 Lakh), she meets Humpty Sharma, a carefree Delhiite, and falls in love with him.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 42
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, estrangement, dark humor, buddies, youth, love and romance, college, holiday, friends, thirtysomething life, family gatherings, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: brooklyn new york city, detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%