Entertainment, Film, Friendship

10 Best Movies to Watch on This Friendship Day

Friendship Day is around the corner with only a few days left! Yes, the countdown has begun with friends gearing up for a day of fun, bonding and getting together. Every year friendship day is celebrated on the first of Sunday in August. This year it falls on the 5th of August.

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasure, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed,” says Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American poet and philosopher.




Friendship day is a little reminder to celebrate this unique bond between people. Set out a day to meet friends, spend quality time with them, do fun activities, reminisce good times and laugh away.

Cozying up with your friends for a movie session is a great idea for a get-together. Cinema has portrayed friendship beautifully, with the characters imprinted in your mind for many years to come. Watching such movies with friends is like therapy and gives you a warm feeling.

Here is a list of movies based on friendship from which you can choose from:

Movies for Bollywood fans:

  1. Sholay

Sholay

A cult movie of the 1970s, Sholay is indisputably one of the most reckonable movies regarding friendship. The screen names of protagonists, Jai and Veeru, are often used as examples to describe the friendship between two people.

  1. Yaarana

Yaarana

One of the favourites, Yaarana is a story about two childhood friends, one rich another poor, separated by a wicked uncle, and later in life, they reunite and help each other. The most trending and super hit song on friendship, “Yaara teri yaari ko, meine toh khuda maana” is from this film.

  1. Dil Chahta Hai

An iconic movie released in 2001, this movie inspired us to reconnect with old friends. A movie about three best buddies, Akash, Siddharth and Sameer, all of us have at least one character from that movie in our group of friends.

  1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

College friendship between Anjali and Rahul which finally blossoms into love and the unforgettable basketball court made this movie a blockbuster. This film was the reason for celebrating Friendship Day that became a trend and Friendship Bands hit the markets and sold like hot cakes!

  1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

5. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

“Sieze the day my friend, pehle is din ko poori tarah jiyo, phir chalis ke bare mein sochna,” one of the dialogues from this amazing movie tells about living life to the fullest. This movie inspired many youngsters to set new friendship goals and go on road trips.

  1. 3 Idiots

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel, there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t seen this superb movie about friendship, college, camaraderie and supporting each other.

Here is a list of English movies compiled for Hollywood movie buffs:

  1. Stand by Me

Stand by Me

This 1986 movie based on Stephen King’s book is about the adventures of a group of boys, who are on a cross-country hike. The dialogue, “I never had a friend later on like the ones I had when I was 12” is a testimony to childhood friendships.

  1. Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

This 1998 movie talks about the friendship between two different generations where a mischievous kid befriends a cinema projectionist.

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Released in 2012, the story is about two seniors, who befriend an introvert freshman.




  1. Napolean Dynamite

Napolean Dynamite

Released in 2004 movie, this is about social outcast Napolean Dynamite who takes a fancy to the moustache of new Mexican student and helps him win Presidency campaign in class.

Choose any one of these movies and plug on the TV, have bowls of popcorn ready, put up your feet, and there you go! An amazing way to celebrate friendship!

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