Movies like Life of Pi

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Life of Pi (2012)
 7.9
 559K
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: melancholic, dramatic, captivating, motivational, scenic, philosophical, atmospheric, suspense, colourful, serious ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, tiger, isolation, teenage boy, lost at sea, ship, journey, starvation, young heroes, life, survivor, ocean, animal life, loneliness, human animal relationship, stranded, sea disaster, animals, shipwreck ...
Place: india, paris france, mexico, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, 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 serious, visually appealing, realistic and intense films with plots about escapades, adventure, survival, catastrophe, mentor, death and storytelling mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Life of Pi: Cast Away (2000), 127 Hours (2010), Big Fish (2003), Into the Wild (2007), All Is Lost (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 497K
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, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, human spirit, desert island, courage, sole survivor, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt, air disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 336K
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, extreme sport, determination, journey, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 395K
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: sentimental, surreal, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, fish, fantasy world, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 40s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, cuba, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 547K
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, inspirational, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, freedom, wilderness, journey, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, introspection, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, south africa, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.9
 74K
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: touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 251K
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, scenic, entertaining, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, disney, dangerous animal, adventure, friendship, wolf, good versus evil, wolf pack, feral child, animals, courage ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, isolation, sea, danger, whale, desert island ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, south america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, 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, surprise ending, serious, scenic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, adventure, island, sexy woman, friendship, couples, isolation, deserted island, desert island, sexual relations, fish out of water, misfit partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 52K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, deathtrap, water, underwater, underground, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 104K
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, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imagination, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 106K
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: freedom, survival, journey, wilderness, escape, pow, danger, gulag, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, cold the temperature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 49K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, 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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, air disaster, danger, starvation, human spirit, human nature, against the odds, isolation, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 459
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, captivating, touching, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, suffering, grief, child abuse, spirituality, parenthood, family life, family problems, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, isolation, survival, human nature, social relations, coming of age, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 18K
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
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, adventure, gold, survival, human animal relationship, wilderness, daring rescue, adventurer, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, london, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 20K
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: kids
Plot: coming of age, adventure, storm at sea, sailing, friendship, survival, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, 15 year old, mentor, diary ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: west indies, jamaica, florida, south america, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, confined, pets, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 235K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, wilderness, dangerous animal, isolation, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, snow, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, desert island, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 2K
Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: intense, exciting, emotional, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: sea, storm, boat, ship, survival, death, fear, courage, survivor, lost at sea, adventure, hopes ...
Time: year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: creature, imaginary kingdom, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, young heroes, journey, imaginary, adventurer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, isolation, adolescence vs adulthood, rivalry, danger, youth, human nature, against the rules, starvation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, save the day, forces of nature, daring rescue, opposites attract, isolation, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, impossible love, odd, adult as child, supernatural romance, age difference, life & death ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 677
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, survival, danger, daring rescue, family in danger, adventure, family relations, family life, confined, estrangement, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 14K
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 ...
Plot: tiger, jungle, animal abuse, adventure, destiny, separated, survival, danger, captivity, getting home, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, warrior, battles, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, save the world, ancient, magical, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 50K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, scuba diving, shark attack, ocean or sea, danger, husband wife relationship, fear, abandonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%