Movies like Life of Pi

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 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
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: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, motivational, depressing, touching ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor, isolation, adventure, human animal relationship, hopes, ocean, dangerous animal, animals, destiny, teenage boy, starvation, sea disaster, human nature, lost at sea ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, montreal quebec, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france
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Into the Wild
Adventure, Biography, Drama
USA
148 min.
 8.1
Big Fish
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
125 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Life of Pi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, melancholic, breathtaking and intense films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, escapades, death, dialogue and adventure 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), Valhalla Rising (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.8
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Cast Away
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: realistic, suspense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, loneliness, stranded, courage, solitude, desert, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   95%
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 7.6
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127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   71%
    User:   91%
 
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish
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: stylized, sentimental, touching, surreal, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, fish, cancer, storytelling, father son relationship, surrealism, death, immortality, loneliness, mermaid, witch, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, cuba, russia ...
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System:   51%
    User:   100%
 
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 8.1
 505K
Into the Wild
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, philosophical, captivating, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, isolation, adventure, life & death, freedom, introspection, life philosophy, travel, loneliness, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, mexico ...
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    User:   71%
 
Valhalla Rising
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, epic ...
Plot: brutality, violence, vengeance, christianity, master warrior, adventure, ship, death, mute or deaf, viking, existentialism, mute ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, scotland, holy land, jerusalem
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 230K
The Jungle Book
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: intense, serious, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, friendship, orphan, animals, family, unlikely friendships, feral child, courage, talking animals, good versus evil, survival ...
Place: india
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System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
 5.9
 50K
Sanctum
Genre: 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, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, adventure, underwater, father son relationship, death, ocean or sea, natural disaster, isolation, life & death, confined, dialogue, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   83%
 
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Beasts of the Southern Wild
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: surreal, emotional, stylized, touching, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, poverty, childhood, father daughter relationship, storytelling, hospital, single father, natural disaster, terminal illness, child abuse, global warming, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 6.9
 68K
All Is Lost
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: stylized, tense, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, boat, adventure, loneliness, ocean or sea, drinking, solitude, radio, danger, existentialism, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   100%
 
The Snow Walker
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, friendship, stranded, nature, storytelling, isolation, beautiful scenery, love story, airplane, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   67%
 
 7.9
 99K
The Fall
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, stylized, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, imagination, storytelling, adventure, sacrifice, suicide attempt, childhood, revenge, suicide, surrealism, fantasy world ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, india, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
Where the Wild Things Are
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, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, adventure, childhood, loneliness, family, imagination, fantasy world, storytelling, monster, puppets, mischievous children, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   20%
 
 6.0
 3K
Castaway
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: psychological, sexy, atmospheric, serious, sexual ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, friendship, stranded, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), solitude, desert, mentor, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, australia, europe, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, russia, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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: scenic, inspirational, feel good, motivational, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, travel, self discovery, obsessive quest, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life philosophy, adventurer, journal, escape from reality, social awkwardness, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, himalaya, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
 7.3
 201K
The Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, road movie, futuristic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, father son relationship, cannibalism, death, on the road, catastrophe, single parent, book, violence, post apocalyptic, wilderness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Genre: 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: exciting, stylized, scenic, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, wizards, storytelling, multiple storylines, heroic mission, pride and honor, save the world, magic, sword fight ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   29%
 
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, social misfits, wilderness, book, death, destiny, adaptation, memory, literature, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
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 5.8
 222K
Noah
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: biblical, exciting, captivating, suspense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: religion, survival, apocalypse, redemption, christianity, end of the world, god, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, life & death, moral dilemma ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
 6.7
 18K
White Fang
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, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, human animal relationship, adventure, survival, adventurer, treasure, wilderness, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, london, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   100%
 
The Tree of Life
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, stylized, epic, meditative ...
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, coming of age, afterlife, outer space, parenthood, existentialism, storytelling, death, dysfunctional family, memory, dinosaur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   24%
 
The Holy Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, immortality, existentialism, religion, greed, brutality, human nature, art, life philosophy, society, insanity, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   25%
 
 6.5
 86K
Hereafter
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, french, death, greed, dealing with death, tsunami, life & death, journalist, natural disaster, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, london, england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   18%
 
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 6.9
 21K
Mirrormask
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, fairy tale, surreal ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, coming of age, fantasy world, dark fantasy, mythology, magic, imagination, young heroes, artist, hospital, storytelling, alternate reality ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   25%
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, scenic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, save the world, medieval, friendship, imaginary kingdom, magic, journey, mythology, master villain, sword and sorcery ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   17%
 
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, religion, christianity, god, christian, bible, ancient egypt, jews, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, belief in god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   23%
 
 7.6
 170K
The Impossible
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, 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: touching, suspense, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, family bonds, family, courage, tragedy, family in danger, tragic event, hospital, chaos and mayhem, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   100%
 
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, meditative, serious, reflective ...
Plot: artist, catastrophe, surrealism, death, dreams, danger, childhood, storytelling, art, imagination, hopes, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   19%
 

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 7.5
 18K
The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, india, usa, ohio, taj mahal
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System:   20%
    User:   18%
 
Never Cry Wolf
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, scenic, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, nature, male nudity, beautiful scenery, forces of nature, solitude, loneliness, adaptation, environmentalism, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   19%
 
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