There’s something about tigers that captivates us. Tigers are one of the most feared animals in the world, yet they also have a certain mystique about them. Perhaps it’s because they are so rare – there are only around 3,000 of them left in the wild. Or maybe it’s their beauty and power that draws us in.
Whatever the reason, tigers have been a popular subject in films over the years. Here are five films that will blow your mind – and might just make you a little scared of these amazing creatures at the same time!
1. The Life of Pi (2012)
This film, based on the novel by Yann Martel, tells a story of a young boy with a Bengal tiger stranded on a lifeboat for 227 days. It’s an incredible story of survival and companionship, and the tiger, named Richard Parker, is a truly remarkable character.
2. The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale (2015)
This South Korean film is set in the Joseon Dynasty and tells the story of a legendary tiger hunter. When he finally comes face-to-face with the tiger he’s been tracking for years, he starts to question everything he knows about himself and the tiger.
3. Two Brothers (2004)
This heartwarming film is about two tiger brothers who are separated as cubs and reunited years later. They must learn to live together again, and their relationship is tested when they both fall in love with the same one.
4. The Jungle Book (1967)
This classic Disney film is based on the Rudyard Kipling book of the same name and features one of the most iconic tigers in film history – Shere Khan. He’s a terrifying villain but also a fascinating character.
5. Tigers are Not Afraid (2017)
This Mexican film is a dark fairy tale about a group of children who are trying to survive in the city after their mother is taken away by drug dealers. They meet a woman who has the power to control tigers, and she helps them get revenge on the men who killed their mothers.
While films about tigers can be exciting, they can also be sobering reminders of how endangered these creatures are.
6. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
This film, set in late 19th-century Africa, is based on the true story of two man-eating tigers that terrorized a railway construction crew. It’s a gripping tale of survival, and the two tigers are truly menacing characters.
7. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2011)
This play, adapted for film, tells the story of a tiger who was brought from India to Baghdad during the Iraq War. He witnesses the brutality of war and becomes a symbol of hope for the people of Baghdad.
Films about tigers can be exciting, but they can also be sobering reminders of how endangered these creatures are. There are only about 3,000 tigers left in the wild, and their populations are continuing to decline. We need to do everything to protect them.