I highly recommend the movie 3 Idiots.
It’s very popular in India, but hasn’t gotten as much attention in the U.S. as it deserves.
The early parts of the movie remind me of the better parts of Ferris Bueller and MacGyver (including some of the ethically questionable parts of Ferris Bueller). The last half is more serious, more impressive, and harder to describe. I was surprised at how quickly it could alternate between making me laugh and making me sad.
It’s longer than I normally want a movie to be, but there are hardly any parts that I would have wanted cut. I want to thank the Netflix recommendation system, without which I probably wouldn’t have heard of it.