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3 Idiots (2009)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

3 Idiots (2009)

Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, Rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an Air India plane, and excusing himself from his wife - trouser less - respectively. Enroute, they encounter another student, Chatur Ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years ago. The trio, while recollecting hilarious antics, including their run-ins with the Dean of Delhi's Imperial College of Engineering, Viru Sahastrabudhe, race to locate Rancho, at his last known address - little knowing the secret that was kept from them all this time. (Read More)

Themes:education,  rivalry,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:slapstick,  parody,  satire
Characters:muslim,  professor,  student,  friend
Story:engineering school,  college life,  wedding crasher,  following a dream,  suicide by hanging,  reference to hippocrates,  based on bestseller,  electricity failure,  wildlife photography,  fake heart attack,  bhagavad gita,  against the system,  middle class family,  flashback within a flashback,  science project,  velcro,  emergency landing,  ladakh,  imagery,  nri,  power cut,  catch phrase,  optimist,  stolen identity,  anti conformity,  rebelliousness,  lisp,  three friends,  motivation,  number 3 in title,  rubik's cube,  dilemma,  sexual innuendo,  power failure,  engineering,  optimism,  expose,  ashes,  bollywood,  boy with glasses,  vacuum cleaner,  scooter,  assumed identity,  webcam,  local blockbuster,  lecture,  paralysis,  fast motion scene,  loss of brother,  genius,  black and white scene,  love at first sight,  plot twist,  buddy,  girl with glasses,  social commentary,  morality,  embarrassment,  black humor,  flatulence,  male bonding,  first love,  quest,  shaving,  freeze frame,  childbirth,  hairy chest,  suicide attempt,  prank,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  best friend,  journey,  search,  subjective camera,  classroom,  college,  slow motion scene,  urination,  digit in title,  dream,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  based on novel,  flashback,  kiss

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each does so in his own way, and is changed for life. (Read More)

Themes:education,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:professor,  student
Story:following a dream,  anti conformity,  dilemma,  morality,  first love,  suicide attempt,  coming of age

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Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:love at first sight,  freeze frame,  hairy chest,  mistaken identity,  journey,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  urination,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

Gattaca (1997)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide
Story:anti conformity,  engineering,  vacuum cleaner,  assumed identity,  social commentary,  shaving,  dream,  childbirth,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  urination,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss

The To Do List (2013) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy, Romance

The To Do List (2013)

Brandy Klark ('Aubrey Plaza (I)' (qv)) has just graduated from high school where she excelled in every subject, except real-life sexual education. When her older sister tells her how important it is to be experienced, Brandy writes out a sex to do list for herself for the summer. Her friend Cameron might be the perfect guinea pig while she sets her sights on the popular and sexy Rusty Waters as the ultimate end goal. But once feelings get in the way, it becomes much harder for Brandy to check off the remaining items on her sex to do list. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:girl with glasses,  embarrassment,  black humor,  prank,  best friend,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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A Single Man (2009)
Drama, Romance

A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. This is why A Single Man (2009) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:professor,  student,  friend
Story:college,  lecture,  black and white scene,  shaving,  classroom,  urination,  dream,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  fast motion scene,  black humor,  best friend,  college,  urination,  dream,  coming of age,  flashback,  kiss

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:satire
Characters:professor,  student
Story:college,  black humor,  freeze frame,  suicide attempt,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  urination,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

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A Walk To Remember (2002) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Drama, Romance

A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:student
Story:paralysis,  love at first sight,  male bonding,  first love,  prank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  best friend,  slow motion scene,  urination,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  kiss

Rang De Basanti (2006)
Comedy, Drama, History, Romance

Rang De Basanti (2006)

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 students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place and finally Sonia - the sole girl in the group, tomboy and vivacious spirit, engaged to Ajay - the dashing air pilot. Through her film, Sue wishes to showcase to the world the efforts of these young revolutionaries and the enormity of their contribution to the freedom movement in India. What unfolds is the inspiration behind Sue's passion for bringing their story to the world. The twist in the tale is of course the fact that more than just telling the world, Sue's film makes DJ and his friends stop and stare at themselves for being the actual descendants of these great men and never recognizing and celebrating their courage and spirit. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:muslim,  student,  friend
Story:following a dream,  anti conformity,  rebelliousness,  local blockbuster,  social commentary,  shaving,  freeze frame,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  college,  slow motion scene,  urination,  coming of age,  bare chested male,  flashback

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. This is why High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:satire
Story:power failure,  shaving,  childbirth,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:fast motion scene,  embarrassment,  flatulence,  suicide attempt,  mistaken identity,  slow motion scene,  urination,  flashback

Cashback (2006) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. (Read More)

Characters:student,  friend
Story:scooter,  flatulence,  freeze frame,  prank,  best friend,  classroom,  college,  slow motion scene,  dream,  flashback

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for him. But Buddy Love, his Mr. Hyde alter-ego from the first film, is back and trying to make it on his own. Buddy keeps resurfacing in untimely outbursts, and threatening the portly professor's marriage plans to colleague Denise Gaines. Utilizing Denise's cutting-edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his monstrous nemesis -and his disruptive outbursts-once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system. But Buddy bursts full-bodied into Sherman's world and lays claim to the professor's astounding invention - a revolutionary youth serum. Desperate to keep it from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. Buddy correctly divines where Sherman has placed the serum, but to get it, he has to deal with the entire Klump family first. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Mood:slapstick
Characters:professor
Story:buddy,  genius,  flatulence,  urination,  dream,  number in title,  flashback

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:professor,  student,  friend
Story:hairy chest,  suicide attempt,  mistaken identity,  best friend,  search,  college,  coming of age,  bare chested male,  kiss,  flashback

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. This is why Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Story:expose,  fast motion scene,  black and white scene,  social commentary,  black humor,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  journey,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  urination,  dream,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

Neighbors (2014) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy

Neighbors (2014)

Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they're quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbors. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity's noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins. As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity ends up on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Pete are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows how things can go really wrong really quickly when a family and a frat house become neighbors. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Story:black and white scene,  prank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  college,  slow motion scene,  urination,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

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Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:expose,  buddy,  social commentary,  embarrassment,  male bonding,  classroom,  coming of age,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:suicide by hanging,  fast motion scene,  first love,  freeze frame,  suicide attempt,  best friend,  subjective camera,  college,  slow motion scene,  urination,  dream,  coming of age,  bare chested male,  kiss

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Comedy

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Mood:parody
Characters:student,  friend
Story:girl with glasses,  embarrassment,  black humor,  flatulence,  freeze frame,  classroom,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  friendship
Story:loss of brother,  social commentary,  quest,  shaving,  character's point of view camera shot,  journey,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  dream,  bare chested male,  flashback

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:love at first sight,  social commentary,  quest,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  search,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  digit in title,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Drama

Good Will Hunting (1997)

A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart.

Themes:friendship
Characters:professor,  student,  friend
Story:genius,  lecture,  college,  slow motion scene,  coming of age,  flashback

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The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Comedy

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:male bonding,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  best friend,  slow motion scene,  bare chested male,  flashback

Real Genius (1985) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Real Genius (1985)

Mitch Taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyperkinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius means. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the military for use as a weapon, they decide to get even. (Read More)

Characters:professor,  student
Story:genius,  prank,  college

Made Of Honor (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. This is why Made Of Honor (2008) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:love at first sight,  hairy chest,  best friend,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:following a dream,  genius,  love at first sight,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  search,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  kiss

Old School (2003)
Comedy

Old School (2003)

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to let go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:catch phrase,  black humor,  male bonding,  college,  dream

The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drinking
Characters:professor,  student
Story:journey,  classroom,  college,  kiss

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Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Story:webcam,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  best friend,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  bare chested male,  flashback

I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Man (2009)

Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancee. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? This is why I Love You, Man (2009) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:buddy,  embarrassment,  flatulence,  male bonding,  quest,  best friend,  subjective camera,  kiss

Man Up (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Man Up (2015)

A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling up to London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with a long standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and yeah Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn't his blind date. 'Man Up' a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding about being yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:love at first sight,  embarrassment,  mistaken identity,  journey,  search,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

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The School Of Rock (2003) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Comedy, Family, Music

The School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  embarrassment,  best friend,  classroom,  urination

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:satire
Story:sexual innuendo,  assumed identity,  fast motion scene,  social commentary,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  urination,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

American Pie 2 (2001)
Comedy

American Pie 2 (2001)

The whole gang are back and as close as ever. They decide to get even closer by spending the summer together at a beach house. They decide to hold the biggest party ever to be seen, even if the preparation doesn't always go to plan. Especially when Stifler, Finch and Jim become more close to each other than they ever want to be and when Jim mistakes super glue for lubricant. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:student,  friend
Story:embarrassment,  male bonding,  quest,  college,  urination,  digit in title,  number in title

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Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Drama, Mystery

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them. This is why Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:girl with glasses,  journey,  search,  classroom,  college,  slow motion scene,  dream,  coming of age,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

The Air I Breathe (2007) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:fast motion scene,  freeze frame,  suicide attempt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  classroom,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  flashback

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:satire
Story:three friends,  buddy,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  urination,  dream,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

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The Dilemma (2011)
Comedy, Drama

The Dilemma (2011)

A man finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:dilemma,  embarrassment,  black humor,  best friend,  college,  dream

Mysterious Skin (2004)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  prank,  best friend,  search,  subjective camera,  urination,  dream,  coming of age,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Drama

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. This is why Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  professor,  friend
Story:college,  hairy chest,  classroom,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Udaan (2010)
Drama

Udaan (2010)

After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. Forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he strives to forge his own life out of his given circumstances and pursue his dream of being a writer. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Story:engineering,  anti conformity,  motivation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  college,  dream,  coming of age

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:boy with glasses,  assumed identity,  hairy chest,  mistaken identity,  search,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  kiss

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:vacuum cleaner,  fast motion scene,  black and white scene,  buddy,  black humor,  male bonding,  best friend,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss

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Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:black and white scene,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  best friend,  slow motion scene,  urination,  dream,  bare chested male,  flashback

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:friendship
Story:social commentary,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  journey,  search,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  coming of age,  based on novel

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:flashback within a flashback,  assumed identity,  fast motion scene,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  best friend,  search,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  dream,  based on novel,  kiss,  flashback

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Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Story:genius,  flashback within a flashback,  optimist,  social commentary,  freeze frame,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  journey,  subjective camera,  classroom,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

A Beautiful Mind (2001) is one of the best movies like 3 Idiots (2009)
Biography, Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  wedding,  friendship
Characters:student,  professor
Story:lecture,  genius,  prank,  journey,  college,  flashback,  kiss

Proof (2005)
Drama, Mystery

Proof (2005)

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:genius,  search,  classroom,  college,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  flashback

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