Movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
 7.5
 33K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, suicide, tragedy, friendship between girls, girls' school, coming of age, rock, adolescence, trip, boarding school life, boarding school, orphanage, youth, teachers and students, repression, boss, small town life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 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 storytelling, mystery, dialogue, death, weird, runaway and obsession mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock: Cracks (2009), The Last Wave (1977), Innocence (2004), Walkabout (1971), Last Year at Marienbad (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, asthma attack, teachers and students, lesbian interest, girls' school, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ 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, contemplative, scary ...
Plot: water, murder, catastrophe, lawyer, apocalypse, paranoia, manslaughter, beach, court, aborigine, sign, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 6K
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, girls' boarding school, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, danger, kids in trouble, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic
Plot: girls' boarding school, valentine's day, woman undressing, investigation, disappearance, supernatural, power relations, unsolved mystery, wilderness, suicide, friendship between girls, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th 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, confined, boarding school, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, isolation, youth, orphan, teachers and students, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, dishonesty, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 11K
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, doctors and patients, journalism, losing-it hero, power relations, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, mount fuji, united states, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, lesbian sex, hallucination, strong sexual content, lesbianism, dreams, surrealism, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: philosophical, sentimental, intellectual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, poetry, boarding school life, teachers and students, literature, dedicated educator, philosophy, poet, student, suicide, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
⇓ 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, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, missing person, society, mystery, wilderness, missing child, husband wife relationship, search, search party, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery, ghost, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ 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, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: offbeat, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, on the road, track down, small town, small town life, self discovery, obsession, friends, coming of age, mystery, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, romance, marketplace, pregnant wife, profanity, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, photograph, escape, bathtub, shaving, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 284
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, disappearance, bridge, disease, island, student, teacher, discovery, small village, mystery, tenant ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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, fishing, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, weekend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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
Audience: teens
Plot: girls' school, schoolgirl, friendship, female friendship, fainting, mother daughter relationship, youth, teenage life, social relations, sexual awakening, epidemic, mental illness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: childhood, mysterious stranger, friendship, coming of age, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood friends, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, zoophilia, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 72K
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: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 78K
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, intellectual, art house, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, prank, murder, life is a bitch, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, investigation, hopes, mind game, teachers and students, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, chaos, philosophy, social relations, crimes, danger, small town life, village life, symbolism, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, africa, uganda, kenya, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching ...
Plot: disappearance, homecoming, journalism, haunted by the past, doubts and hesitations, society, mystery, self discovery, love story, small town, betrayal, existentialism ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 48K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, reading ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%