Flashback movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant flashback movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, touching, serious, psychological, suspense and realistic films and TV shows about / with flashback, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, murder, hospital, blood, photograph, violence, memory and mother son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
flashback movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as flashback: Memento (2000), Hamilton (2020), The Odyssey (2016), The Song of Names (2019), End of the Century (2019), Freehold (2017), Savage (2018), Adrift in Tokyo (2007), This Is Us (2016), All the Money in the World (2017).

List of flashback movies

Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
Style: epic
Plot: broadway musical, american history, hip hop, filmed play, father son relationship, death, friendship, husband wife relationship, murder, flashback, violence, george washington ...
Time: 18th century
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The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, flashback, underwater scene, sea, ocean, ship, love, environmental activist, unfaithful husband, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1949 ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
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The Song of Names (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Style: captivating, suspense, rough, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, flashback, world war two, family relations, violin, polish, child prodigy, rabbi, investigation, orthodox jew ...
Time: year 1951, year 1952, year 1943, year 1953, 20th century ...
Place: poland, new york, israel, warsaw poland, london ...
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End of the Century (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two men meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago.
Style: sexy, psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, tourist, cruise, lovers, lgbt, flashback, memory, male nudity, gay interest, latin, cruising, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: madrid, barcelona, barcelona spain
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Freehold (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An oily, amoral estate agent is preyed upon by one of his victims, who quietly moves into his flat and, unseen, begins a deliciously malicious campaign of revenge.
Style: psychological, scary, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychotronic ...
Plot: revenge, psychopath as protagonist, sociopath, psychopath, homeless man, secretly observing, evil man, selfish man, sociopath as protagonist, egocentric man, conflict between friends, manipulative person ...
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
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Savage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's summer, somewhere in the Dordogne, young people disappear. The wildest rumors circulate, we are talking about a feline prowling. Laura, seeks to elucidate the mystery and meets Paul, a strange writer who attracts him as much as he scares ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: missing person, camping, police, murder, flashback, sex scene, mysterious stranger, crimes, suspicion, danger, death, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: confession, on the road, loan, walking, city life, regret, gangsters, crimes, friendship, yakuza, teenager, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, depression, break up, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family, grieving, brother brother relationship, sibling, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
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All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, tense, captivating, rough, serious
Plot: ransom demand, billionaire, greed, kidnapping, ransom, escape, violence, escape attempt, cruelty, wealth, kidnapped boy, strong female lead ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, year 1971
Place: rome italy, italy, saudi arabia
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The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, violence, teenager, flashback, anger, restaurant, husband wife relationship, arson, politician, brother brother relationship, politics ...
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Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, serious, non-linear
Plot: profiler, supernatural, investigation, police, murder, false accusation, altering history, race against time, strong female character, flashback, cold case, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in their ways, even NORA and EVAN's arguments are routine and passionless. The arrival of a mysterious Valentine card opens the first crack in their long, frozen marriage. Repressed feelings of regret over lost and wasted opportunities ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, banned, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, husband wife relationship, dancing, memory, sexual dysfunction, regret, marriage proposal, memory loss, interview, flashback, government agent, sexual experimentation ...
Time: near future
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, gay soldier, hostile takeover, patriotism, flashback, military, mission ...
Time: year 1937, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas, montana, china, vietnam ...
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Sing (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
Style: entertaining, light, funny, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: singing, creativity, singing competition, self confidence, music, friendship, mentor, theater, flashback, concert, talking animals, animals ...
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: exciting, touching, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, promise, trust, drinking alcohol, friendship, jealousy, father daughter relationship, drinking, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1954 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, oklahoma ...
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Man on High Heels (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ji-wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite her perfectly masculine appearance, Ji-wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, Ji-wook decides to transition. ...
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: police officer, transsexual, transvestism, police, gang, cross dressing, flashback, car accident, revenge, hostage, crossdressing, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea
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The Dancer (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter ...
Style: colourful, melancholic, erotic, suspense, factual ...
Plot: dancing, lesbian, love, audition, female nudity, theater, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), death of father, flashback, dancer's life, dance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, new york, brooklyn new york city
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In Her Name (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, rough, suspense, non-linear
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, death of daughter, murder, loss of daughter, husband wife relationship, flashback, tragedy, cemetery, hospital, teenage girl, underwater ...
Time: year 2009, 80s, 90s, year 1974, 1990s
Place: morocco, germany
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, suicidal thoughts, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, eastern europe, spain
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Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: sincere, rough, melancholic, touching, captivating
Plot: death of mother, death of wife, existentialism, sibling relationship, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, troubled teen, mental illness, depression, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Nympha (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: NyMpha is the story of Sarah (Tiffany Shepis), a young American girl, who goes to Italy to take vows needed to become a cloister nun of the "New Order" Convent. The rules of the convent are very strict, so strict that they are often ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: convent, clergy, evil nun, profanity, sexual content, religions or cults, insanity, murder, surrealism, flashback, lesbian sex, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Goodnight for Justice (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Story: How long can you wait for justice? After being appointed Circuit Judge, John Goodnight (Perry) travels the territory dispensing justice. After returning to a town that brings back memories of his parents murders, he sees someone who looks familiar.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, price of justice, haunted by the past, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, uncontrollable, murder, justice, lawyer ...
Place: wyoming
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Two Hearts as One (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A look inside the story of two newlyweds who are parted from each other and spend the next half-century of their lives trying to reunite.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, non-linear, touching ...
Plot: love, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, husband wife reunion, world war two, marriage, caucasian, labor camp, couples, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, turkey, kazakhstan
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, rise and fall, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, boxer, death, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
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Reincarnation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, mental institution, ghost, small town, reincarnation, haunted by the past, danger, grudge, gory, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, harsh, heartbreaking, stylized, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, hunger, world war two, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, mysterious character, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: silent film, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, mccarthyism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 1910s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, gender, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, tragic love, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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