Life of Pi (2012) Poster



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Lifeboat (1944)
takes place mostly on a lifeboat after a shipwreck
Vasantha Maligai (1972)
The market where Pi follows Anandi has a wall poster of 'Vasantha Maligai'.
Aandhi (1975)
When Pi follows Anandi at a market, the Hindi song heard in the background is 'Tum Aa Gaye Ho' from this movie.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Santosh compares the family move from India to Christopher Columbus' voyage. Later, he confronts The Cook (Gerard Depardieu) who played the character in the film, 20 yrs earlier.
Pi (1998)
In both films the numeral Pi is of great significance to the main character.
Black Books: Elephants and Hens (2004) (TV Episode)
Pi tells a story about a Tiger as a metaphor for surviving a shipwreck through cannibalism and Bernard Black tells a story about an Elephant losing a Balloon as a metaphor for a War refugee being investigated by a journalist who falls in love with his daughter and marries her and gives up his career to become a lens grinder in Omsk.

Referenced in 

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
In both 2012 movies featuring Irrfan Khan, there is a character named "Richard Parker," whose name is spoken by Khan's character. Indeed, when Peter Parker is looking for information about his father Richard Parker, his google search offers the possibility "richard parker life of pi".
On Cinema: 'Red Dawn' and 'Life of Pi' (2012) (TV Episode)
Tim and Gregg review this film
The Office: Dwight Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
5 Second Movies: Life of Pi (2013) (TV Episode)
In name only, no movie footage used
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.78 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that, ironically, a film with the same title was a big winner at the porn awards
Tosh.0: The Oscars Spoiler Alerts (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
Mad: James Bond: Reply All/Randy Savage: 9th Grade Wrestler (2013) (TV Episode)
The tiger from this movie attacks the Academy Awards ceremony.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film won 4 Oscars
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Craig Ferguson/Vera Farmiga/Harper Simon (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says Ang Lee will direct a movie about a man stuck on a Carnival cruise ship called "Life of Poo"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.121 (2013) (TV Episode)
In a sketch, Kim Jong-Un says that the characters in the film reminded him of his people, because they were trapped and starving
Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
The Internship (2013)
Internet add of this film is seen on the web
Sullivan & Son: Acceptance (2013) (TV Episode)
Steve: "I missed the whole movie... does the tiger ever eat that kid?"
The Justice Lease: The Hulk vs. the Justice League (2013) (TV Episode)
It's mentioned that it was this movie, and not Hulk, that won Ang Lee an Oscar.
Chennai Express (2013)
has a simillar scene in which the lead finds himself on a boat in the middle of an ocean
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Mary watches the film in her laptop, and later she comments it on a tweet.
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Seth Rogen when introducing Aziz Ansari.
Raising Hope: Ship Happens (2013) (TV Episode)
Frank mentions "that hilarious movie 'Life of Pi'."
West Hollywood Motel (2013)
Visible on the marquee outside Pacific's Cinerama Theatre.
Psych: Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "It's just like 'Life of Pi.'" and he compares Gus to Richard Parker.
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
seen in Caddy's Blu-Ray collection
Hart of Dixie: Ring of Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by AnnaBeth and Lavon.
American Dad!: Honey, I'm Homeland (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Chase: Episode #4.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
The Big Bang Theory: The Comic Book Store Regeneration (2015) (TV Episode)
Raj mentions the movie by name.
500 Questions: Episode #1.6 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in question in "Movie Animals" category
Chasing Life: Life of Brenna (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Geeks Who Drink: Matthew MacCaull vs. Andrew Daly (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must identify the film from a series of emojis representing the plot
QI: Military Matters (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned briefly by Jimmy Carr.
The Simpsons: Much Apu About Something (2016) (TV Episode)
Apu has a traumatic memory involving a boat and a tiger
Les vilains (2016)
Alexandre argues against the movie.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Food Con Castaways/Snail Mail (2016) (TV Episode)
The German title of "Food Con Castaways", "Schiffbruch Mit Burger", is a reference to "Life of Pi"s German title "Schiffbruch mit Tiger".
Mixxxer Show: Renne Dang a Adam Mach (2017) (TV Episode)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy and the Trolley Problem! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Samjamin.
Nostalgia Critic: Hulk (2017) (TV Episode)
another movie by Ang Lee
The Punisher: Gunner (2017) (TV Episode)
Leo and Frank discuss whether the tiger was real
Enredados, La confusión (2018)
Show Dogs (2018)
Mentioned by a character
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Stephen Hillenburg (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a piece of Fox media that was supposed to have an attraction at the potential theme park.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Content Moderation and Free Speech (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Abby's: Book Club (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

Maltin on Movies: Life of Pi (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Maltin on Movies: Best and Worst Movies of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Revealed: Oscar Hopefuls (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in Jaywalking segment
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best picture, cinematography, visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, film editing, production design, original score, original song, adapted screenplay, directing.
The Oscars Red Carpet Live (2013) (TV Special)
Movies of 2012 presentation.
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Suraj Sharma is #10 for his debut in Life of Pi.
Life After Pi (2014) (Short)
Clips shown
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings (2014) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best 3D Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Visually Striking CGI-Filled Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sole Survivor Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Overrated Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animal vs. Animal Attack Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Richard Parker vs. the Hyena is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Claustrophobic Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Intense Movie Storms (2015) (TV Episode)
The solo storm at sea in Life of Pi gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Faithful Movie Adaptations (2015) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi gets an honorable mention.
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Told in Flashback (2016) (TV Episode)
Life of Pi gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Worst Movie Plot Twists (2018) (TV Episode)
Ravings of a Castaway is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster Scenes in Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Storm at Sea gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Mad: Life of Rhyme/Here Comes Yogi Boo Boo (2013) (TV Episode)
Life of Rhyme is a spoof of this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
'Jay Lenoreenacts a scene from the film with Jaywalking participants
The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues (2013) (TV Episode)
Apu's "Life of Pu" DVD
Robot Chicken: Victoria's Secret of NIMH (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Stone Quackers: Stone Quackers V (2015) (TV Episode)
Bug appearing in the boat with animals.
Family Guy: Road to India (2016) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in opening title sequence

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