Movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
 7.6
 29K
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: atmospheric, surreal, suspense, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: missing person, boarding school life, boarding school, girls' boarding school, trip, orphanage, valentine's day, mystery, coming of age, expedition, youth, small town, innocence lost, wilderness, teachers and students, small town life, power relations, social relations, repression, incompetent police, obsession, free spirited, sexuality, lifestyle, teacher ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 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, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about death, mystery, friendship, storytelling, runaway, youth and male nudity mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock: Cracks (2009), Innocence (2004), One Night the Moon (2001), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), The Last Wave (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, stylized, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, teachers and students, teacher, asthma attack, storytelling, aristocrat, uniform, underage drinking, nightmare, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: school, coming of age, boarding school, innocence lost, ballet, boarding school life, mystery, teenage life, youth, society, social relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, folk, missing person, mystery, wilderness, interracial relations, society, family relations, folk music, australian aboriginal, australian outback, outback ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: missing person, teenage life, mystery, teenage girl, coming of age, dysfunctional family, sex, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, disappearance, teenage sexuality, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, futuristic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, voodoo, court, manslaughter, water, storm, nightmare, dream, sign, aborigine, shaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, first love, teacher, dedicated educator, youth, professor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, Czech Republic
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, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: innocence lost, boarding school life, mystery, boarding school, isolation, confined, youth, power relations, gays and lesbians, orphan, rebelliousness, love affair ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 123K
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, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, small town, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, family problems, family relations, family life, social relations, neo noir, bail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: missing person, tourist, pregnant wife, holiday, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, mystery, life turned upside down, romance, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, beach, fainting, delusion, tourist, mentally unstable, dealing with death, sadness, wife husband relationship, haunted by the past, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 219
Summerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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 ...
Plot: disappearance, teacher, secret, student, blood, discovery, disease, mystery, small village, bridge, island, cia ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 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, serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, coming-of-age, school, love, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, romance, social misfits, opposites attract, teenage crush ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, on the road, best friends, mystery, small town, betrayal, track down, innocence lost, obsession, self discovery, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 958
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: boarding school, prank, murder, clergy, crime, gory, school, investigation, mind game, small town, boarding school life, missing person ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, mystery, youth, babies and infants, ghost, teenage life, crimes, danger, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, school, catholic school, celibacy, college, clergy, discipline, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: siblings relations, brother sister incest, incest, secret, past, memory, isolation, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, farm, sister, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 4K
Afterschool (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A prep-school student (Ezra Miller) accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: overdose, boarding school, video camera, social misfits, boarding school life, teenage life, voyeurism, computers and web, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
 19K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, boarding school life, coming of age, social satire, boarding school, youth, school, new wave, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ 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: serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, small town, countryside, fishing, aborigine, serial killer, marriage, police detective, friendship, crimes, marriage crisis, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, social misfits, school, boarding school, human nature, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, boarding school life, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, new wave, obsession, amnesia, card game, chateau, extramarital affair, destiny, haunted by the past, statue, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 3K
London River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Algeria
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional
Plot: missing person, muslim, koran, unlikely partners, terrorism, bigotry, intolerance, track down, urban, parents and children, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 17K
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, clever, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, investigation, police, cheating, murder, police investigation, mystery, confession, dancer, disappearance, psychiatrist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, infidelity, birthday, crumbling marriage, murder, mind game, suburbs, husband, wife, married couple, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, sexual ...
Plot: missing person, couples, infidelity, strong sexual content, isolation, jealousy, police investigation, bunker, secret room, hidden door, secret, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 49K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, amateur detective, murder, singleness, corpse, photo shoot, fashion model, darkroom, mystery, fashion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 35K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing person, friends, matchmaking, guilt, sea, middle class, volleyball, friendship, marriage, journey, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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