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3 Idiots 2009
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.
List of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009): Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Dear White People, Peter's Friends, Pyaar Impossible!, Andaz Apna Apna, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, The Lucky Ones, Samba, Zero, Jab Harry Met Sejal.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Dear White People (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.

Peter's Friends (1992)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:41

After inheriting a large country estate from his late father, Peter invites his friends from college: married couple Roger and Mary, the lonely Maggie, fashionable Sarah, and writer Andrew, who brings his American TV star wife, Carol. Sarah's new boyfriend, Brian, also attends. It has been 10 years since college, and they find their lives are very different.

Pyaar Impossible! (2010)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:21

Be-spectacled geek, Abhay falls in love with college hottie, Alisha and silently slinks away into the shadows when he realises she's unattainable. Seven years later, he re-enters her life as the nanny and hopes to woo the single mom, this time at least. Does he succeed?

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:40

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:54

Ramlal Sharma lives a poor life-style with two sons Ratanlal Sharma and Sanjaylal Sharma. Both sons attend Model School for the poorer folks. Rantanlal excels at everything he does including his studies and outdoor activities while Sanjaylal is a no good slacker who loves to enjoy himself with his friends and have everything done without any hard work. Both sons run a small café providing eatable

The Lucky Ones (2008)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Samba (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:59

Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.

Zero (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:14

Short in stature but big on love, a bachelor meets two very different women who broaden his horizons and help him find purpose in life.

Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

After a month-long tour of Europe, Sejal is just about to board her flight to India, when she realises that her engagement ring is lost. In quest of the object, she hires the same tour-guide Harry and together they set off visiting the exact same spots that she and her family visited—in the hope of finding the heirloom. Of course the journey proves to be much more…

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Out to Sea (1997)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration01:30

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

Still Crazy (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

Catch and Release (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz doesn't seem to care. Once Gray breaks through Fritz's defenses, however, she finally sees why her fiancé thought so highly of him. As they spend more time together, Gray learns that her chances for love have not died out with her fiancé. But when some surprise guests show up on their doorstep, it'll take the love of all of her new friends to help Gray learn that life may be messy, but love is messier.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:16

A slim uneducated guy is pressured into an arranged marriage with an overweight college girl. The mismatched couple is challenged to compete in the annual wife-carrying race.

Main Tera Hero (2014)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:08

Seenu loves Sunaina but they're chased by a stalking cop, an infatuated beauty and her mafia don dad - can Seenu's heroics work?

ATL (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Akaash Vani (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia

Akaash Vani is a romance film directed by Luv Ranjan, and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak under the banner Wide Frame Pictures. After the cult hit Pyaar Ka Punchnama, AkaashVani is the second film from this producer-director duo.

Wake Up Sid (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia

Wake Up Sid! is the story of a lazy Mumbai college student who does absolutely nothing, with a turn of events will Sid realize his potential in this world and become a success in the fast-paced life of Mumbai.

Rosy (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A socially awkward young man kidnaps an aspiring actress with the hope that they will fall in love. A psychosexual noir that explores power dynamics between men and women.

Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Finding Fanny (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryIndia

Five friends from Goa get lost during a journey to discover the lot of the childhood sweetheart of an old postman.

The Bachelor (1999)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm on his 30th birthday: tomorrow! Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration01:48

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.

Success (2019)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia

What price are you willing to pay for success? Since childhood, dreaming of becoming a rock star Lisa comes an offer from America, and she leaves the family - husband Artem and little daughter Vita. They once dreamed to go to America to make music with Artyom, but after the birth of their daughter they had to forget about creativity. Now Artem raises her daughter alone, interrupted by odd jobs. Once he is forced to speak with covers of Russian pop music at corporate parties. He takes Vita with him, and she unexpectedly rescues his father — he sings a song for him, the words of which he does not know. Their extravagant performance hits the Internet, collects millions of views, and attracts the attention of a famous producer. He promises to make them true stars. But Vita does not want to be a star at all - she wants her mother to come back ...

Bangalore Days (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia

A fun roller coaster ride about three young people, Aju, Divya and Kuttan who are cousins, reach Bangalore to dream, discover & explore!

Pork Pie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryNew Zealand

This remake of 1981’s Goodbye Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.

A Gentleman (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia

Gaurav dreams of settling down with Kavya, the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who's more adventurous and willing to take risks. He soon stands to lose everything when a case of mistaken identity rocks his once-happy life.

$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

When Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. Their plans are complicated when Ross invites a call girl to join the group and Seth’s uptight fiancée insists on tagging along. This raucous road trip comedy features hip-hop star Asher Roth.




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