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, student, college, teachers and students, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, bollywood, talented, anti conformity, father daughter relationship, journey, suicide, suicide attempt, power relations, buddies, life philosophy, creativity, justice, chase, prejudice, mentor, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, love and romance, destiny, friends and mentor 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, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: society, alien, benign alien, fish out of water, prostitute, love, cause and meaning, disorder, misfit, urban, supernatural, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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, power relations, friends, coming of age, fall in love, buddies, rebelliousness, anti conformity, friendship, professor, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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: police brutality, pilot, politics, corruption, murder, rebelliousness, patriotism, student, rebellion, radio, introspection, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: college, college life, student life, fall in love, youth, friendship, rivalry, popularity, romance, social misfits, friends, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, starting over, student life, teacher, self discovery, college life, teachers and students, petty job, power relations, self esteem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, human nature, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, trip, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, love and romance, on the road, buddies, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, aging, society, elderly, friendship, social relations, elderly lovers, golden years, disorder, retirement home, indians, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, looking for love, teenage life, parents and children, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, talky, clever, touching, feel good ...
Plot: college, paper airplane, law student, studying, chase, coming of age, contests and competitions, hopes, teachers and students, twentysomething life, student life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, exciting, buddy comedy
Plot: friendship, radio, golden years, love and romance, romance, deception, frustration, friends, professor, contests and competitions, respect, radio show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, romance, friends, love and romance, singleness, twentysomething life, city life, couple relations, couples, buddies, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: realistic, touching, sexy, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: money, student, prostitution, youth, college life, friends, power relations, prostitute, college, buddies, strong sexual content, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, baby, singleness, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, friends, family relations, couples, fall in love, single parent, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, australia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: friends, college life, on the run, chase, college, youth, social relations, lifestyle, chases and races, student life, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: couples, breakup, lifestyle, punjab, friendship, bollywood, best friends, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 45K
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: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, lifestyle, high school life, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, teachers and students, love and romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, yale university, southern california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 89K
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, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: bollywood, honeymoon, self discovery, young woman, journey, conservative, encounter, naivete, vacation, wedding preparations and rituals, life changing experience, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, new delhi, paris france, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, college, friendship, tradition, roommate, love and romance, youth, college life, buddies, society, friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, coming of age, friendship, prank, public humiliation, blow up doll, school, vengeance, high school life, misfit, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, romance, parents and children, singleness, family relations, friends, couple relations, fall in love, ethnic, couples, buddies, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, love triangle, college life, resort, chase, spring break, romance, beach, fish out of water, gambling, car chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, college life, white house, fall in love, secret agents, unlikely couple, love and romance, friendship, youth, first lady, student life, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, humorous, feel good, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, friendship, teachers and students, dancer's life, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, dishonesty, small town life, couples, social relations, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, bollywood, ambition, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: village, supportive parent, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, romance, couples, humble, couple relations, village life, bollywood, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, family problems, introspection, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, breakup, thirtysomething life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, self discovery, opposites attract, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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