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, serious, suspense, suspenseful, touching and realistic films and TV shows about / with flashback, murder, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, hospital, father son relationship, blood, photograph, memory and love plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
flashback movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as flashback: Memento (2000), The Odyssey (2016), The Song of Names (2019), Savage (2018), This Is Us (2016), The Dinner (2017), 6 Below (2017), Signal (2016), Wind River (2017), Quantico (2015).

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, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, memory loss, neo noir, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, paranoia, haunted by the past, amnesia, suprisingly clever, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, flashback, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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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, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: environmental, diver, underwater scene, sea, flashback, love, ship, frenchman abroad, unfaithful husband, environmental activist, adventure, explorer ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1949, 50s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, 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: touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, flashback, world war two, disappearance, family relations, child prodigy, violin, polish, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1943, year 1952, year 1953, year 1951
Place: israel, london, new york, warsaw poland, poland ...
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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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: missing person, police, camping, murder, sex scene, flashback, mysterious stranger, suspicion, danger, crimes, friendship, death ...
Time: 21st century
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: nazi occupation, letter, female writer, friendship, island, reading a book, fiance fiancee relationship, world war two, love, writers, nazi, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, childhood memory, depression, grieving, parenthood, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, sibling, pregnancy, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
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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, cynical, rough, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, arson, restaurant, flashback, husband wife relationship, politician, anger, brother brother relationship, beating ...
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6 Below (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, based on true events, rough
Plot: snow, survival, wilderness, amputee, drug addiction, hockey player, flashback, ends with biographical notes, snowboard, winter, lost, rocky mountains ...
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Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
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, police, investigation, murder, false accusation, cold case, altering history, supernatural, race against time, strong female character, flashback, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: murder, investigation, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, mountain, forest, fbi, murder investigation, death, violence against women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, secret, false identity, attack, fbi agent, bonding, flashback ...
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: fear, clown, missing person, killer clown, supernatural power, asthma, death of brother, monster, good versus evil, abandoned house, small town, summer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988, quarry
Place: maine
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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: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, surprise ending
Plot: iraq war, post traumatic stress disorder, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, military, mission, flashback, heroism ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, year 1937, year 2004
Place: texas, dallas texas, usa, iraq
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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: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, touching
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, trust, promise, jealousy, friendship, flashback, father daughter relationship, drinking, love and romance, song ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles ...
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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, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: police officer, transsexual, transvestism, police, gang, cross dressing, crossdressing, hostage, flashback, revenge, car accident, 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, visually appealing ...
Plot: dancing, audition, love, female nudity, sex scene, theater, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, flashback, death of father, dress, dancer's life ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, new york
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Kalinka (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, suspense, rough, non-linear
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, loss of daughter, murder, death of daughter, flashback, husband wife relationship, tragedy, underwater, cemetery, underwater scene, injection ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 2009, 1990s, year 1974
Place: germany, morocco
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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, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, flashback, suicide thoughts, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love, aging, volvo ...
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, captivating, touching
Plot: existentialism, death of mother, sibling relationship, father son reunion, death of wife, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, widower, mental illness, brother brother relationship, depression ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Static (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple facing marital problems after losing their child finds their life together further complicated by a mysterious visitor.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, domestic disturbance, danger, couple relations, deadly, stalking, loss of child, husband wife relationship, flashback, guilt, forgiveness, mourning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: convent, clergy, evil nun, sexual content, profanity, religions or cults, murder, insanity, flashback, surrealism, 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.
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, serious ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, price of justice, haunted by the past, obsession, righting the wronged, uncontrollable, uninhibited rivalry, murder, lawyer, justice ...
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: emotional, realistic, captivating, non-linear, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, love, husband wife reunion, world war two, marriage, caucasian, labor camp, couples, flashback, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, turkey, kazakhstan
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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: supernatural, serial killer, mental institution, ghost, small town, able to see the dead, reincarnation, haunted by the past, danger, gory, grudge, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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Pokrov Gates (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Stories from the lives of the tenants of the Moscow's communal apartment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, entertaining
Plot: love, artist, wedding, husband wife relationship, farce, poet, ex husband ex wife relationship, surrealism, doctor, university, musician, flashback ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: heartbreaking, touching, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, firefly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
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, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, mysterious character, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 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, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, dual role ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, hopes, contests and competitions, gender, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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