Movies like Life of Pi

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Life of Pi (2012)
 7.9
 528K
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, suspense, captivating, atmospheric, scenic, motivational, colourful, philosophical, serious ...
Plot: survival, human nature, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, isolation, teenage boy, ship, storytelling, ocean, journey, starvation, young heroes, survivor, tiger, sea disaster, human animal relationship, beautiful scenery, loneliness, belief, animal life, escapades, life & death, dangerous animal, stranded ...
Place: india, mexico, pacific ocean, paris france, 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, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about escapades, survival, catastrophe, adventure, mentor, death and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life of Pi: Cast Away (2000), 127 Hours (2010), Big Fish (2003), Into the Wild (2007), Sanctum (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 467K
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: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, air disaster, suicide attempt, hopes, solitude, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.6
 320K
127 Hours (2010)
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, loneliness, peril, climbing, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 381K
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, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 519K
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: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, introspection, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
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: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, family relations, danger, isolation, parents and children, deathtrap, cave, ocean or sea, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 70K
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: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, storm, human spirit, forces of nature, overcoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, isolation, survival, adventure, coming of age, human nature, social relations, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ 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, serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, delivery, passenger, danger, hopes, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, adventurer, cannibal, danger, destiny, sea disaster, culture clash, wisdom of life ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, danger, isolation, against the odds, whale, hopes, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, dog, treasure, gold, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, daring rescue, survival, adventurer, wilderness, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
⇓ 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, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, storm at sea, ship captain, diary ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, south america, florida, jamaica, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 238K
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, intense, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, adventure, friendship, dangerous animal, good versus evil, family, feral child, animals, mischievous children, courage, revenge ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 227K
Noah (2014)
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: captivating, exciting, biblical, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, christianity, human nature, god or devil, belief, ship, moral dilemma, natural disaster, redemption, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 227K
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: suspenseful, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, wilderness, dangerous animal, death, stranded, eaten alive, wolf, male camaraderie, air disaster, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 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: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, couples, isolation, adventure, sexual relations, deserted island, misfit partners, culture clash, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 206K
The Road (2009)
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, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, father son relationship, starvation, dying, cannibalism, post apocalyptic, single parent, journey, selflessness, on the road, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 450K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: island, survival, destiny, adventure, danger, death, lost, leadership, air disaster, human nature, survivor, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 46K
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: rough, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, starvation, helicopter, rugby, adventure, rescue, isolation, human spirit, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, grief, child abuse, suffering, parenthood, family life, family problems, family relations, parents and children, wisdom of life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 31K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: island, isolation, young heroes, adventure, family, rescue, danger, cruise, exotic island, rainstorm, scientist, agoraphobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 48K
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, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, survival, shark, panic, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, stranded, husband wife relationship, fear, abandonment, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 41K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, escapades, storm, adventurer, survivor, against the odds, human spirit, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: peru, pacific ocean, south america, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, coming of age, wilderness, good versus evil, rite, asthmatic, isolation, picked on, confined, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: loneliness, island, anger, creature, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, magical, childhood, king, adventure, family, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, warrior, battles, ancient, journey, save the world, destiny, suspicion ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 447
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, stylized, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventure, dangerous animal, escapades, forces of nature, ocean or sea, coming of age, survival, rivalry, youth, danger, orphan, ship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, melancholic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, teenage love, first sex, fall in love, adventure, stranded, friendship, sea disaster, masturbation, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, victorian, 70s, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, misfit, human spirit, teenage life, heroes, danger, opposites attract, isolation, against the odds, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival, storm at sea ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, new england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%