Movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
 7.5
 31K
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, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, suicide, tragedy, friendship between girls, unsolved mystery, coming of age, rock, adolescence, trip, orphanage, boarding school life, boarding school, youth, teachers and students, repression, small town life, lifestyle, small town, innocence lost ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th 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, obsession, dialogue, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock: Cracks (2009), Innocence (2004), The Last Wave (1977), Under the Sand (2000), One Night the Moon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 18K
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, asthma attack, school, lesbian relationship, teachers and students, lesbian interest, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 5K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, adulthood, society, mystery, ballet, social relations, school, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dream, storm, nightmare, court, manslaughter, shaman, aborigine, sign ...
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, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: death, fainting, delusion, tourist, missing person, beach, disappearance, sea disaster, coping, love and romance, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, wilderness, family relations, missing person, mystery, interracial relations, folk, society, missing child, farmer, moon, outback ...
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, suburbs, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 129K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, small town, poverty, family problems, family relations, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, chateau, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, destiny, dishonesty, hopes, love affair ...
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: gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, danger, friends, family relations, ghost, crimes, parents and children, mystery, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: youth, love affair, gays and lesbians, mystery, boarding school life, teachers and students, confined, teaching the ways of the world, isolation, high school life, rebelliousness, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 67K
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, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, surveillance, nightmare, haunted by the past, conscience, algerian, lie, family in crisis, mystery, dysfunctional family, french, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, femme fatale, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, atrocity, teenage life, religion, mentally unstable, power relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 242
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: secret, disease, island, bridge, disappearance, blood, teacher, student, discovery, mystery, small village, cia ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, friendship, childhood, coming of age, small town, single mother, childhood friends, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, virginia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 5K
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, police detective, fishing, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, weekend, law enforcement, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, emotional, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, small town, obsession, betrayal, coming of age, friends, mystery, on the road, youth, small town life, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.6
 21K
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, realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, culture clash, wilderness, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, picnic, rite of passage, hunter, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, serious, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prank, boarding school, rebellion, mind game, youth, intrigue, dishonesty, small town life, gory, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: talky, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating, murder, investigation, police detective, disappearance, divorce, psychiatrist, jealousy, dancer, confession, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, tense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, siblings relations, incest, secret, dysfunctional family, memory, past, isolation, forbidden love, life is a bitch, homecoming, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, holiday, pregnant wife, tourist, life is a bitch, mystery, siblings relations, uncover truth, riddles and clues, crimes, romance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, symbolism, philosophy, crimes, social relations, small town life, danger, village life, violence, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 1K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: gloomy, serious, mind bending, psychological, realistic
Plot: solitude, investigation, obsession, memory, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, couples, deadly, haunted by the past, dinner party, spinster ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 6K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 159
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, enigmatic, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: small town, stranger, mysterious character, mystery, social relations, obsession, coast, rich man, suicide, intrigue, village, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 71K
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, art house, psychological, enigmatic, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, russian, investigation, dreams, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 9K
Abandon (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: college, missing person, student life, police detective, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, obsession, boyfriend, paranoia, thesis, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, athens greece, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, escape, architect, mind game, couples, mystery, riddles and clues, love and romance, couple relations, wife, marriage, anger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%