Friendship Day is when we celebrate the unbreakable bonds with our crazy, hilarious, and slightly dysfunctional BFFs. It’s the one day of the year where we’re reminded of our unbreakable bonds and celebrate the pals who will make us laugh until we’re old and wrinkled. So, ahead of Friendship (Sun)Day, why not plan a buddy-movie marathon with your closest buddies? Let’s get the ultimate friendship flick fest rolling!
Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai, a cult classic from the early 2000s, takes us on a journey with three inseparable childhood friends: Aakash, Sameer, and Siddharth. As they graduate and move on to different paths in life, they discover love, heartbreak, and the complexities of relationships. This heart-warming drama explores the ups and downs of their romantic entanglements and the impact of their friendships on their personal growth. It also justified every Indian friend groups’ obsession with a Goan getaway. As they navigate the challenges of adulthood, they learn valuable life lessons about trust, forgiveness, and the importance of cherishing true friendships. Dil Chahta Hai is a timeless coming-of-age tale that strikes a chord with every generation.
John Tucker Must Die
Remember 2006 when John Tucker Must Die had us in splits? This hilarious comedy revolves around John Tucker, a charismatic high school basketball star secretly juggling three different girls from different cliques. When the girls—Heather, Beth, and Carrie—stumble upon this ladies’ man’s secret, they team up with classic high school loner Katie for some epic revenge. What starts as a vengeful plan quickly spirals into a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and lessons about relationships. Get ready for a riot of laughter and heartwarming moments as these girls show John Tucker why messing with them is a big no-no.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker team up in the action-comedy Rush Hour, where two law enforcement officers with contrasting approaches—Detective Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter—are forced to work together. A kidnapping case involving the Chinese Consul’s daughter takes them on a wild and action-packed ride filled with jokes, culture clashes, and jaw-dropping stunts. The film’s thrilling action sequences and Chris Tucker’s rapid-fire wit will keep you laughing and entertained throughout. Rush Hour is the ultimate buddy cop comedy, proving that opposites indeed attract, especially when they’re busting bad guys together.
Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz Apna Apna is a Bollywood comedy from 1994 that has become a stoner cult classic. Amar and Prem, two dreamers from middle-class families, set their sights on marrying a wealthy heiress, Raveena. They soon find out that there’s more to the story when they meet Karishma, a woman claiming to be Raveena’s long-lost friend and eyeing the same fortune. Chaos follows as Amar and Prem battle it out for love and wealth, donning disguises and talking their way into (and out of) the most absurd situations.
21 Jump Street
A modern take on the ’80s TV series, 21 Jump Street is the buddy cop comedy you didn’t know you needed. Meet socially awkward bookworm Schmidt and handsome but academically challenged Jenko, two police officers with contrasting personalities. When they go undercover as high school students to bust a drug ring, they realise that navigating high school drama is as tricky as solving crimes. Hilarity ensues as they try to fit in, leading to side-splitting misunderstandings and unexpected revelations. 21 Jump Street masterfully blends action, comedy, and high school comedy, giving everyone a dose of nostalgia they didn’t know was needed.
Ah, Mean Girls, the Tina Fey masterpiece from 2004. Enter Cady Heron, a home schooled teenager who faces the ultimate challenge of attending a public high school for the first time. Her journey into “The Plastics,” the cattiest clique ever, leads to a hilarious exploration of the treacherous social hierarchy and superficiality of high school, complete with the occasional verbal smack-down. Mean Girls is more than a movie; it’s a cultural rest that hilariously pokes fun at high school dynamics and the drama that comes with it. You can’t help but relate to these characters, and the witty humour and unforgettable quotes make it a cult classic you’ll be quoting forever. It’s totally Fetch.
Jhankaar Beats is a 2003 musical comedy-drama that celebrates friendship, love, and the magic of music. Rishi and Deep, two colleagues at a music company, are struggling with their personal and professional lives. Everything changes when they meet the spirited and talented Anu, a DJ and music enthusiast with a passion for fresh tunes. Inspired by Anu’s zest for life, they decide to form a band. As they embark on a musical journey, they face creative clashes and industry challenges but ultimately find solace and joy in their friendship. Jhankaar Beats delivers heartwarming moments and a soundtrack that’ll make you groove.
For a real coming-of-age comedy, look no further than Superbad. Released in 2007, it follows three high school friends—Evan, Seth, and Fogell—as they approach graduation and face the possibility that they will have to split up and go to different colleges. Desperate to leave a lasting impression before parting ways, they embark on a wild night of partying, chasing girls, and navigating awkward situations. The shenanigans that capture the essence of teenage friendships and the roller coaster of emotions that come with growing up. Watch it for Jonah Hill and Michael Cera’s heart-warming bromance.
Are you ready to laugh your way through Las Vegas with The Hangover? In this 2009 comedy, four friends plan a bachelor party trip for their buddy Doug. But when they wake up the next morning, they find themselves in a trashed hotel suite with a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet, and no memory of the wild night before. As they retrace their steps to find the missing groom, they uncover one ridiculous mishap after another, discovering the true power of friendship in the most unexpected ways. The Hangover delivers outrageous humour and unexpected plot twists that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Remember, what happens in Vegas… may not always stay in Vegas!
This epic Bollywood film, released back in 2000, brings us the hilarious trio of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, Raju, and Shyam. These three fellas are down-on-their-luck, desperate to escape their financial woes and hit the jackpot. But, fate has other plans! One wrong phone call turns their world upside down when they accidentally get tangled in a high-stakes ransom situation. But our trio decides to make lemonade and get an easy pay-day by impersonating the kidnappers themselves! Amidst the pandemonium, they find themselves drowning in a sea of misunderstandings and comic blunders. Now, they’ve got to untangle the mess they’ve created, outwit the actual kidnapper, and save the little girl. This comedy masterpiece combines situational comedy with slapstick humour, making it an all-time favourite among comedy enthusiasts. Trust us, you won’t stop quoting this gem for years to come.