One of the very precious treasures in everyone’s life is friendship, the treasure that brings fun, color, joy and sometimes a bit of tears too but it is just a part of this magical potion. It sprinkles support and very-needed laughter into our lives. Though there is no harm in celebrating friendship every day but this special feeling certainly deserves a day only dedicated to it aka Friendship Day! As we eagerly wait to celebrate the bonds that make life a little less boring and adventurous, what better way to cherish the heartwarming connections than with a movie marathon? Set your mood and grab a bowl of popcorn, be prepared for an unforgettable ride, and get ready for the celebration of the day with our 15-handpicked collection of movies from various corners of the world which in a true sense celebrate the essence of friendship From Indian movies to international ones, there is a treat for everyone. These films will make you burst out into a fit of laughter, tug the string of your heart and remind you of the beauty of friendship. So, what are you waiting for? gather your squad, hit that play button and let the journey begin!
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“Toy Story” (1995) (English)
“Toy Story” is a classic animated movie which can be enjoyed by any age group “Toy Story” takes us on an unforgettable ride, where Andy, the owner of some toys isn’t anywhere near and at that particular time the toys come to life to begin an exciting journey in hopes of reuniting with Andy. The thrilling story celebrates the essence of teamwork, loyalty and friendship as the toys learn the value and power of friendship while facing a series of misadventures. With an endearing storyline and extraordinary animation “Toy Story” is definitely a treat for the eyes. It has captivated the hearts of audiences and remains one of the most celebrated movies on friendship.
“The Breakfast Club” (1985) (English)
“The Breakfast Club” revolves around five high school students belonging to various social sections who come together to spend a Saturday detention forcefully. Initially, they see each other through the labels that have been imposed on them by society, but as the day passes, they form a beautiful bond with each other. The film in a detailed way shows the intricacies of adolescent feelings and the common struggles that can bring people together. Through energetic performances, entertaining dialogues and memorable moments “The Breakfast Club” shows the extraordinary force of friendship which defies all barriers, demonstrating that even the most unexpected connections can lead to lifelong bonds.
“Dil Chahta Hai” (2001) (Hindi)
Set against the background of Goa “Dil Chahta Hai” follows the lives of Sameer, Aakash and Siddharth – three childhood best friends as they explore personal growth, love and heartbreaks. This film takes the viewers on an inspiring journey of maturity, the significance of appreciating genuine friendships and the discovery of one’s own self. The film has soulful and heartwarming music, captivating cinematography and remarkable performances. The portrayal of modern friendship in “Dil Chahta Hai” redefined the depiction of true friendship in the industry and also gave the lifelong message to the audience to treasure the meaningful bonds of life.
“Stand by Me” (1986) (English)
“Stand by Me” follows the tale of four young boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern who leaves on a groundbreaking experience to track down a missing teen’s body. The essence of childhood friendship has been perfectly captured in the film, as the young boys develop a strong and meaningful bond during their mission. They understood the genuine importance of friendship through their common experiences, tears and laughter. The movie is an important reminder that friendship has immense power to shape us into the people we are and true friends always stand by us.
“3 Idiots” (2009) (Hindi)
Do you want to laugh out loud with your buddies? Then “3 Idiots” is waiting for you! It is an entertaining and thought-provoking movie which will keep you hooked to your screen. The story is based on the lives of three friends – Farhan, Rancho and Raju who met in college and instantly bonded. The film has capably blended comedy and different human emotions as it challenges the education system and leaves the message of enjoying life through tears, laughter and unforgettable moments. The film conveys the message of being true to your own self, the strength of friendship and resilience.
“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” (2011) (Hindi)
“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” takes the audience on a magnificent road trip across Spain with three childhood friends – Imraan, Arjun and Kabir. This trip turns out to be a life-changing experience for them as they fearlessly face their fears, and embark on the journey of learning the joy of friendship along with new adventures and ultimately their own self. The film has soothing songs, dynamic performances and impressive visuals which makes it a must-watch movie that celebrates friendship and life in one of the best ways possible.
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005) (English)
Revolving around four best friends – Carmen, Bridget, Lena, and Tibby “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” takes us on an inspiring journey of friendship. The four friends for the first time spend their most memorable summer separated. Prior to heading out in different directions, they run over a mysterious pair of jeans that fits every one of them magically. They make a “sisterhood pact” according to which they agree to share the jeans during the entire summer, accepting and believing that it will keep them bonded with each other regardless of how far they are from one another. As they leave for different experiences, the jeans become a symbol of the source of strength during the challenging times and their unbreakable love for each other, giving the message that true friends even when separated stay with you in your heart.
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) (English)
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is an immensely loved classic science fiction movie that centres around the remarkable friendship between Elliott, a young boy and a friendly extraterrestrial abandoned on the planet. As Elliott protects and gets to know the alien, their bond becomes strong, rising above the barriers of language and species. The emotional depth in the movie is praiseworthy, with extraordinary storytelling, and splendid symbolism, for example, the bicycle ride across the moon, has set it as one of the best movies based on friendship.
“Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” (2012) (Tamil)
The comedy-drama Tamil film “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” features the endearing friendship between a group of people. The story follows Prem, who experiences temporary memory loss, and his friends decide to bring his memories back through their hilarious efforts. The film catches the embodiment of genuine friendship, depicting the endless support one can get from their friend. With its crisp storytelling and splendid performances, “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” is a must-watch movie.
“Hachiko Monogatari” (1987) (Japanese)
For this movie, you should absolutely have some tissues as you won’t be able to stop your tears. Through this movie learn the true meaning of loyalty and devotion. Witness the inspiring friendship between a loyal Akita dog named Hachiko and his owner, a story that conveys that friendship can be between animals and humans as well. “Hachi” is proof of the loyalty and dedication that our pets have for us. A beautiful Japanese film based on the true story of Hachiko, an Akita dog who left no stone unturned to show his loyalty towards his owner who was a professor. Even after the professor passed away Hachiko kept on waiting for him for ten years at the train station hoping to reunite with him
“Bangalore Days” (2014) (Malayalam)
This Malayalam gem rotates around the existence of three cousins who move to Bangalore, exploring the bond they share as they explore the difficulties of adulthood. “Bangalore Days” is a heartwarming celebration of friendship, family, and strong connections that withstand daily hardship and struggle.
“Ratsasan” (2018) (Tamil)
This film is primarily a thriller but still, it shows the great essence of friendship between a teacher and a cop as they come together in order to track down a dangerous serial killer. While essentially the movie takes us on a thrilling ride, “Ratsasan” features the strength of friendship when faced with challenges, emphasising that together, we can defeat even the hardest difficulties
“Superbad” (2007) (English)
“Superbad” is a light-hearted teen comedy, story of two friends Seth and Evan during their last few days of high school. As they explore the difficulties of adolescence and get ready to head out in different directions for college, their adventurous and faithful friendship creates unforgettable and endearing moments. The film celebrates the embodiment of genuine friendship and the extraordinary shared memories which we have with our closest buddies during our early stages of life. With its interesting characters and lively humour, “Superbad” is a must-watch for an exciting Friendship Day movie marathon.
“Rang De Basanti” (2006) (Hindi)
“Rang De Basanti” is a powerful movie that celebrates patriotism and friendship. The film is about a group of friends who, while doing the preparation for a documentary, tried their best to understand the sacrifices made by their ancestors for freedom from British rule. Together as they face life-changing events their bond becomes stronger, reminding the audience of the enduring strength of friendship. With its heart-melting songs and storyline, this film is a must-watch and it continues to be one of the classic movies in history.
The Intouchables (2011) (French)
Based on a true story “The Intouchables” is an endearing French comedy-drama. It revolves around the unlikely friendship kinship between Philippe, a rich quadriplegic, and Driss, a young fellow who turns out to be his caregiver. In spite of their differences, they develop a remarkable bond that changes both of their lives. With exceptional performances, the film celebrates friendship that is not limited to any kind of boundary, which resonates with everyone.
So, on this Friendship Day raise a toast to those friends who have made you laugh until your stomach hurts, who stood by your side through thick and this and those who have lent their shoulders to cry on whenever needed. May these movies inspire us to be better friends and remind us of the magic of friendship and the precious connections that make life beautiful.
Happy Friendship Day! May the essence of true friendship continue to brighten our lives and warms our hearts, not just this day but every day.