Movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
 7.5
 32K
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.
Style: stylized, meditative, melancholic, scenic, lyrical, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, suicide, tragedy, friendship between girls, coming of age, rock, adolescence, trip, boarding school life, boarding school, orphanage, youth, teachers and students, repression, small town life, lifestyle, small town, innocence lost ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: australia, south australia

Most similar movies to Picnic at Hanging Rock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about mystery, storytelling, death, weird, dialogue, obsession and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock: Innocence (2004), Cracks (2009), The Last Wave (1977), Under the Sand (2000), One Night the Moon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, mystery, society, school, ballet, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, adulthood, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 19K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, lesbian relationship, asthma, school, asthma attack, teachers and students, lesbian interest, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: valentine's day, woman undressing, investigation, disappearance, girls' boarding school, power relations, supernatural, unsolved mystery, tragedy, wilderness, suicide, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A group of young girls are brought up in a college within dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about live outside ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, mystery, boarding school, love affair, confined, orphan, isolation, youth, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Wave (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: water, murder, lawyer, apocalypse, storm, nightmare, dream, aborigine, manslaughter, court, sign, shaman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Night the Moon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: culture clash, missing person, interracial relations, society, mystery, wilderness, family relations, missing child, racism, husband wife relationship, search, search party ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery, missing person, teenage life, coming of age, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, hopes, destiny, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, ghost, youth, danger, mystery, babies and infants, deadly, teenage life, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, romance, pregnant wife, profanity, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, escape, loneliness, human nature, life, imagination, architect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 7K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, horse, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, zoophilia, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, friendship, childhood, coming of age, small town, single mother, childhood friends, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 70K
Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 22K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, kids in trouble, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Sweden, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dissatisfied teen disappears from his small town, leaving friends to wonder about his whereabouts.
Style: realistic, offbeat, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, best friends, on the road, betrayal, obsession, small town, youth, small town life, friends, coming of age, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 270
Summerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When teacher Simon arrives in a small, secluded village to take over the local school, he is surprised to discover that his predecessor has disappeared without a trace - and that nobody seems too concerned about it. As Simon probes deeper into the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: blood, secret, bridge, disappearance, island, disease, small village, student, teacher, cia, discovery, mystery ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.1
 75K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, psychedelic, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, investigation, mysterious planet, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 6K
Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, fishing, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couples, law enforcement, weekend, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: realistic, psychological, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, siblings relations, forbidden love, secret, dysfunctional family, past, memory, isolation, youth, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In My Father's Den (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: disappearance, homecoming, journalism, society, haunted by the past, doubts and hesitations, mystery, self discovery, love story, small town, betrayal, existentialism ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 164
Mysteries (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the winter of 1891 a stranger arrives in a small coastal town on the Isle of Man. His presence soon disturbs the lives of the local inhabitants, especially the beautiful daughter of the parson.
Style: serious, surprise ending, enigmatic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: small town, mystery, mysterious character, obsession, social relations, stranger, rich man, coast, suicide, intrigue, contests and competitions, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 18K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, dishonesty, unhappy, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, interracial relations, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, uganda, paris france, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 6K
The Falling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: girls' school, schoolgirl, friendship, female friendship, fainting, mother daughter relationship, youth, teenage life, social relations, sexual awakening, epidemic, mental illness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, whale, philosophy, social relations, crimes, danger, small town life, village life, symbolism, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, journalism, family relations, crimes, psychological thriller, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 1K
Absolution (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, boarding school, prank, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, rebellion, society, mind game, school, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 53K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, tense, controversial ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, fashion, darkroom, photo shoot, fashion model, corpse, singleness, amateur detective, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%