"Musicals became popular in Hollywood during the Great Depression for obvious reasons — they were pure escapism and flights of fancy. Bollywood, the Hindi film industry, founded in 1912, provides escapism in spades. Warning: Side effects include feeling extra happy for the entire movie. Try more classic romantic Bollywood fare Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (about two people who meet on an Eurorail trip) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (which explores the question: can someone fall in true love more than once?). For strong female protagonist tales, don't miss Queen — about a woman jilted by her fiancé on their wedding day and then goes on their European honeymoon by herself anyway — or Kahaani — about a woman who must solve the case of her missing husband."