Animal starring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Tripti Dimri, Anil Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Bobby Deol and the others has started to stream on Netflix and the film is generating even more polarising views than when it was released in the theatres. Sandeep Reddy Vanga has said that he will go a step further in the Animal Park, which is the planned second installment of the film. If you are someone who enjoyed watching Animal and want to watch a few more movies like that then you are at the perfect place.
1. Kabir Singh
In the intense world of medical studies, Kabir, a brilliant yet aloof student, finds his heart drawn to Preeti, a fellow student. Their clandestine affection is unearthed by Preeti’s father, sparking vehement opposition and an ultimatum: marriage. Sandeep Reddy Vanga is the director of this film as well. Kabir Singh was also criticised by a lot of viewers for its tone towards women.
2. Arjun Reddy
Arjun Reddy Deshmukh, a young surgeon grappling with alcoholism and a volatile temper, plummets into a downward spiral upon discovering his girlfriend’s imminent marriage to another man. This is the original film which inspired Kabir Singh. Sandeep Reddy Vanga has also directed this. The film is definitely very similar to Animal.
Amrita, a young woman, enjoys a fulfilling life with her husband, Vikram. Yet, their bliss is shattered when he strikes her at an office gathering, prompting her to initiate divorce proceedings. Thappad is a thought provoking film that talks about male privilege in a relationship. The film has many similarities to Vanga’s Animal.
Sanjay Dutt, a Bollywood actor, grapples with the weight of his family’s legacy, navigating personal struggles and vices along the way. Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju was criticised for its portrayal of women in the society. Also, the film stars Ranbir Kapoor, who is the lead of Animal as well.
5. Pyar Ka Punchnama 2
Anshul, Siddharth, and Tarun all find themselves entangled in love with different women simultaneously. Yet, as their relationships sour, they are confronted with the harsh realities of love’s darker side. This movie just does not treat women fairly and shows them as toxic. Therefore, in some regards, Pyar Ka Punchnama 2 is like Animal.
6. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya
Three housewives, discontented with their spouses’ modest incomes, decide to pursue employment outside the home. However, they encounter vehement opposition from their husbands, who spare no effort to thwart their ambitions. If you love and admire Appu Khote in this film then there might be something wrong with you. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya’s toxic masculinity is like Animal.
7. Housefull Series
The Indian comedy film series Housefull features Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh in leading roles across all installments. The initial two films, Housefull and Housefull 2, were helmed by director Sajid Khan. The movie uses female characters as only eye-candy. So, if you thought Animal was kind of misogynistic then you should try watching Housefull.
8. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1
Sardar embarks on a quest for vengeance against Ramadhir Singh, a wily politician and powerful mining magnate, who orchestrated the murder of his father. As the conflict escalates, long-standing family rivalries resurface, plunging the community into turmoil. It is definitely one of the most similar movies like Animal to watch.
9. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2
Faizal Khan bides his time, observing his archenemy Ramadhir Singh’s ascent to power. With strategic moves, Faizal builds his own empire, compelling Ramadhir Singh to seek reconciliation and peace. You will find a lot of similarities between Animal and Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2.
Raghu, a simple-minded individual, and his closest companion opt to open a food stall to overcome their unemployment woes. Yet, Raghu’s world is forever altered when an accidental incident leads to the death of one of their patrons. Last but not the least, Vaastav is one of the OG gangster movies of Bollywood. Sanjay Dutt was phenomenal like Ranbir Kapoor is in Animal. Definitely, a must watch movie.