Movies like The Tale of Ruby Rose

If you like "The Tale of Ruby Rose" you are looking for psychological, touching and atmospheric movies about / with mountain, redemption, survival, adventure, inventions and discoveries, religions or cults and destiny themes of Drama, Horror and Thriller genre shot in Australia.
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The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987)
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The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1933. Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic) is an Australian woman living with her Welsh immigrant husband Henry (Chris Haywood) in the Tasmanian highlands. Cut off from her superjudgmental family, for whom Henry had once worked as a humble farm hand, Ruby remains isolated in her tiny house. Superstitiously terrified of the dark, she begins developing her own folklore about the inky blackness that surrounds her each night; this folklore eventually develops into Ruby's own personal religion, created to ward off the evils that she imagines lurk in every corner. Only by venturing out of her house and rekindling her relationship with her embittered father is Ruby able to exorcise her fears. Almost hypnotic in its stark beauty, Tale of Ruby Rose is proof enough that writer/director Roger Scholes deserves to be far better known.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, redemption, survival, adventure, inventions and discoveries, religions or cults, destiny, farm, hopes, changing the past or future, danger, haunted by the past, dealing with death, immigrants, curses spells and rituals, isolation, escapades, wilderness, mysterious character, family relations
Time: 1920s, 30s, 1930s, 20s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Tale of Ruby Rose

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and realistic films with plots about danger, survival, isolation, wilderness, deadly, escapades and confined mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Tale of Ruby Rose: Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004), Long Weekend (2008), After... (2006), It's in the Blood (2012), The Donner Party (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three girls take a pre-college trip to a cabin in the woods. Their night is interrupted by a visitor who, they begin to believe, may have killed a babysitter some years before. An original twist on the teens-in-peril film.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, captivity, mystery, deadly, mysterious character, youth, confined, danger, wilderness, teenage life, isolation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 5.1
 6K
Long Weekend (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mother Nature gets revenge on some careless campers in this remastered version of the Australian horror classic.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: forces of nature, dangerous animal, survival, danger, couples, confined, wilderness, crumbling marriage, family problems, isolation, nature, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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After... (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Urban Exploration. The practice of investigating areas not designed for public use. But strange things can happen in the dark, closed-off areas of history beneath the streets of Moscow, and what started as a way for Nate to escape his grief quickly ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, haunted by the past, adventurer, confined, danger, escapades, isolation, tunnel, graphic violence, urban, woman in danger, extreme sports ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
It's in the Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: ghost, survival, rescue, wilderness, danger, isolation, supernatural, estrangement, escapades, deadly, stalking, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 4K
Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly ...
Style: scary, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, mysterious character, couples, missing person, wilderness, couple relations, road trip, american abroad, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Darkest Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A family gathers for a happy reunion and marriage announcement on Christmas Day at an isolated mansion in the Philippine mountains only to encounter a series of bizarre, demonic, and tragic events.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, dark
Plot: gothic horror, black magic, religious cult, family in danger, survival, reunion, terrorism, curses spells and rituals, isolation, ghost, supernatural, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thirst (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Plot: wilderness, survival, isolation, desert, danger, stranded, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dehydration, thirst, confined, stranded in the desert, rattlesnake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, mountain, catastrophe, air disaster, heroes, confined, danger, adventure, escapades, wilderness, gory, cannibal ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Territory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Portugal
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation, they wander around lost for days and weeks, becoming more and more fatigued, hungry, and desperate. A ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, isolation, in the woods, confined, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, survival, human spirit, lost in the woods, offscreen killing, camping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, destiny, teenage life, crimes, religions or cults, brother, disappearance, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, on the run, crimes, danger, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: scary, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 659
The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, farm, wilderness, family relations, elderly, isolation, deadly, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 689
Trigger Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, survival, deadly, wilderness, buddies, escapades, in the woods, chases and races, graphic violence, forest, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
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Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, obsession, estrangement, erotica, masturbation, fetish
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beckoning the Butcher (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beckoning the Butcher explores the night Chris Shaw and his four friends summoned a spirit into their holiday house - then disappeared forever.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: demon, ritual, ghost, found footage, evil spirit, survival, danger, isolation, deadly, group of friends, violence, missing person ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 2K
The Squad (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The air is thick with tension as a military squad proceeds to the foot of a mountain base, where they're ordered to wait for backup and hold their position. The mountain is shrouded in fog and the men are exhausted. They've been fighting ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, military, soldier, danger, curses spells and rituals, confined, survival, swat, violence, murder, graphic violence, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Vinyan: Lost Souls (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, UK, Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple leaves the civilized world behind and descends into a living nightmare in this chilling horror thriller. Six months after losing her only child in the Southeast Asia tsunami, Jeanne (Emmanuelle Beart, Mission: Impossible) is convinced she ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stranded, island, tsunami, missing person, survival, jungle, isolation, danger, missing child, orphan, couple relations, feral child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, society, love, liberation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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22nd of May (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sam wakes up, gets ready and goes to do his daily job. And then the unexpected happens. A bomb explodes in the center of the shopping mall where he works. He drags himself towards the entrance to save the victims. One by one he pulls them out, until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, tense, surreal ...
Plot: rescue, survival, redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, danger, dealing with death, shopping mall, suicide bomber, guilt, escapades, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kaaterskill Falls (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romantic road trip to the Catskills for some much-needed time alone turns bumpy for Ren (Hilary Howard) and Mitchell (Mitchell Riggs) in this indie film directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen. After picking up a hitchhiker, Lyle (Anthony Leslie), ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: survival, estrangement, danger, mysterious character, isolation, wilderness, stalking, married couple, hitchhiker, sexual content, mind game, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, haunted by the past, hopes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, parents and children, hospital, redemption, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 456
P.J. (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Traumatized and suffering from amnesia after witnessing a terrible accident, a man who calls himself P.J. (Howard Nash) is admitted to a hospital, where psychiatrist Alan Shearson tries to get him on the path to recovery. But Dr. Shearson's ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, losing-it hero, memory loss, doctors and patients, mental illness, rehabilitation, curses spells and rituals, isolation, accident, spirituality, uncover truth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 2K
Blood Trails (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The biker Anne has a violent one night stand with the supposed cop Chris after a minor infraction. Two days later, feeling guilty and traumatized, she decides to go hiking with her boyfriend Michael in the Whistler chain of mountains, a spot where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric
Plot: slasher, mind game, isolation, survival, dangerous attraction, teenage life, wilderness, stalking, danger, murder, psychopath, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 893
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.2
 959
Necrosis (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 2009, six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party. But, are they true ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, epic
Plot: survival, ghost, supernatural, forces of nature, family in danger, zombie, danger, confined, rehabilitation, dealing with death, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
 1K
The Lodge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young couple's weekend getaway at a secluded mountain ranch becomes an unfathomable nightmare when they discover the truth about the caretaker.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, isolation, supernatural, captivity, survival, wilderness, gory, farm, danger, lodge, rape, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Daisy Chain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, supernatural, danger, mentally challenged, family problems, couples, family relations, starting over, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%