Movies like Life of Pi

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Life of Pi (2012)
 7.9
 616K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, melancholic, dramatic, tense, atmospheric, visually appealing, suspense ...
Plot: survival, journey, hopes, stranded, beautiful scenery, life, teenage boy, adventure, ocean, lost at sea, human nature, human animal relationship, survivor, tiger, escapades, storm at sea, ship, animals, starvation, shipwreck, loneliness, young heroes, hyena, loss of family, life & death ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, pacific ocean, montreal, toronto ontario canada, mexico, montreal quebec

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Most similar movies to Life of Pi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, serious, realistic and dramatic films with plots about escapades, adventure, mentor, death, storytelling, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Life of Pi: Cast Away (2000), The Jungle Book (2016), Into the Wild (2007), 127 Hours (2010), In the Heart of the Sea (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 575K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 273K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, psychotronic, semi serious, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, orphan, animals, talking animals, disney, wolf, feral child, tiger, escapades, adventure, animal life, journey ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 611K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.6
 371K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, sea, whale, shipwreck, adventure, starvation, against the odds, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s, georgian era
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, adventure, survival, social relations, coming of age, human nature, isolation, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, rescue, youth, on the run, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 21K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, treasure, friendship, pets, wilderness, adventure, gold, dog sled, survival, daring rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 116K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, freedom, wilderness, prison escape, gulag, escape, journey, pow, wartime, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 436K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, family relations, mermaid, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, texas, alabama, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 80K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, lost at sea, loneliness, human spirit, hopes, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, warrior, elf, magical, wizards, save the world, friendship, creature, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 111K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: surreal, light, emotional, intense, stylized ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, suicide attempt, escape from reality, imagination, adventure, friendship, adventurer, good versus evil, princess, disguise, peril ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, taj mahal, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, island, sexy woman, adventure, friendship, survival, beautiful scenery, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, character study ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 220K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 319K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, visually appealing, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, magical, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, child's point of view, hopes, destiny, robot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 15K
Two Brothers (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, compassionate, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tiger, jungle, animal abuse, adventure, destiny, survival, getting home, captivity, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, animals, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, island, innocence lost, survival, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, against the rules, youth, social differences, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, mischievous children, loneliness, fantasy world, anger, magical, adventure, childhood, monster, journey, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 55K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, forces of nature, underground, disaster, deathtrap, struggle for survival, adventure, death, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 8.4
 535K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, lost, mysterious place, plane crash, death, human nature, destiny, adventure, asthma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, island, adventure, friendship, stranded on an island, adventurer, destiny, ocean, jungle, sea disaster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, coming of age, dinosaur, parenthood, family relations, outer space, redhead, grief, suffering, hopes, spirituality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 55K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, exciting, rough ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, disaster, cannibalism, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 24K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, ocean, escapades, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, south america, cuba, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, human nature, parents and children, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 8K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, escape, family relations, artist, stowaway, politics, friends ...
Time: contemporary, post world war two, year 1952, year 1951, 50s
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%