Life of Pi
Just watch it, OK?
I read the book and then I avoided the movie thinking "how can they ever capture this on the big screen?"
Well, friends, the movie was actually better than the book (gasp, you heard me, better than the book).
The plot is simple enough. A young man survives a shipwreck, only to find himself adrift in the Pacific ocean and sharing his lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
It is a beautiful film with breathtaking images. It challenges your emotions, but also leaves you with a sense of peace and admiration for the magic of life. Beyond that, I just cannot describe it.
Warning - there are some scary moments for animal lovers (hard to watch even knowing the animals were surely animated at times), but don't let that deter you because the story is too wonderful to miss.