Movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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Picnic at Hanging Rock
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, stylized, suspense, serious, enigmatic, meditative, captivating, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: boarding school, mystery, obsession, sexuality, missing person, teacher, investigation, friendship, school, virginity, youth, women, secrets, runaway, small town, innocence lost, adolescence, australian, wilderness, pornography, teachers and students, police investigation, storytelling, identity, childhood ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: australia, south australia
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, serious and talky films with plots about pornography, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, obsession, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picnic at Hanging Rock: Innocence (2004), Cracks (2009), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), Agnes of God (1985), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cracks
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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.
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Audience: girls' night
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Last Year at Marienbad
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.
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Agnes of God
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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, talky ...
Plot: death, mentally unstable, male nudity, love, dealing with death, relationships, haunted by the past, mystery, missing person, loneliness, obsession, life philosophy ...
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    User:   40%
 
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System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
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Equus
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Shock Corridor
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: disturbing, stylized, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Smiley's People
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic ...
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Time: 80s
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The Convent
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England.
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: convent, gory, clergy, monastery, self discovery, love triangle, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), religions or cults, beautiful scenery, good versus evil, bollywood ...
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The Bride Wore Black
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, revenge, serial killer, mystery, stylish, obsession, investigation, justice, death, pornography, runaway ...
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Spider
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, schizophrenia, storytelling, memory, paranoia, surrealism, mentally unstable, insanity, spiders, psychology, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: France, USA
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Style: psychological, realistic, surreal, serious, meditative ...
Audience: teens
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Style: clever, tense, serious, dark, reflective ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, friendship, murder, haunted by the past, secrets, storytelling, mentor, family drama, missing person, censorship, twists & turns ...
Place: new zealand
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, crime, island, murder mystery, hotel, death, private detective, resort, holiday, adaptation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, 1920s
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (CĂ­rculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: clever, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, romance, coming of age, love, male nudity, adolescence, school, young lovers, coincidence, love story, storytelling, childhood ...
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Place: spain, scandinavia, finland, australia
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    User:   30%
 
Still of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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Blue Velvet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: surreal, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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    User:   31%
 

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Genre: Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: school, sexual abuse, guilt, teacher, morality, religion, storytelling, clergy, catholicism, sisters, moral ambiguity, child abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
Eye of the Beholder
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
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