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International Friendship Day: 5 Movies To Watch With Friends

On July 30, the world observes International Friendship Day while in India, the day is observed on first Sunday of August. In 2022, it will fall on August 7.

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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Celebrating friendship day is equally special to us as celebrating any other. Friendship is the most special bond and is a relationship we choose for ourselves. Whether we are in kindergarten or we have retired, friends don’t leave our side. So to celebrate this very special bond, the world observes July 30 as International Friendship day. In India, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and this year it will be celebrated on August 7. But whether it’s today or a week later, our friends deserve that special treatment. Kids celebrate this day by exchanging colourful bands called friendship bands with their friends. 

History of Friendship Day

The foundation of this day goes back to the 1930s when the founder of Hallmark Cards-Joyce Hall explored the significance of celebrating friendship on a particular day. But with time the excitement died down. 

World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organization, proposed the idea in 1958, with the aim of fostering peaceful relations between various cultures. And on April 27, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 30th as the official international friendship day. The day aims at the promotion of happiness, peace, and unity. 

Top 5 Movies To Watch With Your Friends

1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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Starting off this list with everyone’s favourite, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The story involves the four friends, Kabir a.k.a. Bunny, Naina, Avi, and Aditi, who go on a trekking trip, and some form new relationships while some relationships fall apart. 

2. Chhichhore (2019)

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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A fun movie about college friends with a very important message. This movie is a complete roller coaster i.e. it makes you laugh at the funniest moments, breaks your heart at the saddest of moments, and also leaves you a little teary-eyed at those happy moments. 

3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara (2011)

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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The OG road trip movie with some of the best soundtracks a friendship has had. The story follows three friends who have some unresolved issues and come together for a bachelor’s trip. This fun movie presents friendship in the rawest of forms. 

4. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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A cute friends-to-lovers story about two best friends who are in love with each other but have no clue until one of them starts dating. This film had the whole generation finding love in their best friends. 

5. Veere Di Wedding (2018)

International Friendship Day Top 5 Movies To Watch With Friends
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The go-to film for a girl’s night. This movie presents a new perspective on female friendships, which Bollywood lacked. Focusing on some real issues that women face in society along with the stereotype regarding female friendships, the movie does not disappoint. 


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Kiranjeet Kaur is a Content Writer and News Analyst Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and brought up in New Delhi. She has recently completed her Bachelors in English Honours from S.G.T.B Khalsa College, Delhi University. She loves to read fiction books and write about her favourite books, shows and movies.

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