Movies like Life of Pi

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Life of Pi (2012)
 7.9
 568K
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: motivational, captivating, scenic, dramatic, melancholic, philosophical, atmospheric, suspense, bleak, colourful ...
Plot: survival, hopes, storytelling, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation, survivor, tiger, ship, animals, human animal relationship, starvation, young heroes, ocean, animal life, loneliness, stranded, sea disaster, shipwreck ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, mexico, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, montreal quebec

Most similar movies to Life of Pi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, visually appealing, intense and realistic films with plots about adventure, escapades, survival, death, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Life of Pi: Cast Away (2000), All Is Lost (2013), The Jungle Book (2016), Into the Wild (2007), Big Fish (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 508K
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: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, air disaster, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 75K
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, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, human spirit, human nature, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 254K
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, feral child, disney, dangerous animal, wolf, adventure, friendship, animals, good versus evil, wolf pack, talking animals ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 558K
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, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, survival, freedom, journey, life philosophy, isolation, on the road, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 407K
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, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, texas, miami, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 341K
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, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, human spirit, courage, loneliness, desert, adventure, desperation, extreme sport, cave, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 108K
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, wilderness, freedom, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 106K
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, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, shipwreck, sea, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s, georgian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, south america, pacific ocean
⇓ 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, adventure, isolation, survival, human nature, coming of age, social relations, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, air disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, against the odds, human nature, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 53K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, underwater, deathtrap, water, underground, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, philosophy, dinosaur, family relations, outer space, hopes, suffering, child abuse, grief, spirituality, parenthood, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: adventure, desert island, island, sexy woman, friendship, survival, isolation, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, king, monster, giant animal, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, danger, destiny, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 466
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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: whale, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, catastrophe, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 19K
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, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 480K
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: exciting, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, death, plane crash, destiny, adventure, air disaster, stranded, danger, leadership, stranded on an island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 21K
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, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, sailboat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: jamaica, connecticut, cuba, west indies, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 237K
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, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, stranded, danger, death, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, shipwreck, stranded, confined, pets, slavery, cannibalism ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: sea, storm, catastrophe, boat, ship, survival, death, fear, courage, survivor, adventure, lost at sea ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, forces of nature, isolation, against the odds, daring rescue, save the day, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, philosophical, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 16K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
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, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, youth, on the run, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, danger, ocean or sea, fear, husband wife relationship, abandonment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the world, warrior, magical, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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