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, touching, realistic, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with flashback, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, violence, hospital, mother son relationship, death, blood and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
flashback movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as flashback: Memento (2000), Hamilton (2020), The Odyssey (2016), Savage (2018), Adrift in Tokyo (2007), This Is Us (2016), All the Money in the World (2017), The Dinner (2017), Signal (2016), Sing (2016).

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, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, suprisingly clever, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
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.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, 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: american history, hip hop, filmed play, friendship, death, husband wife relationship, murder, father son relationship, flashback, violence, disney, shot to death ...
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, disturbing, captivating
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, sea, underwater scene, flashback, love, ship, environmental activist, frenchman abroad, unfaithful husband, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, new york, france
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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, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, police, camping, murder, flashback, sex scene, mysterious stranger, danger, crimes, suspicion, 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, psychological, light ...
Plot: on the road, confession, loan, walking, gangsters, regret, city life, friendship, crimes, yakuza, teenager, small business ...
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, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, break up, childhood, parenthood, depression, family, grieving, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sibling ...
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, greed, billionaire, kidnapping, escape, ransom, grandfather grandson relationship, money, escape attempt, cruelty, violence, wealth ...
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, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, arson, restaurant, flashback, husband wife relationship, politician, anger, brother brother relationship, spoken inner thoughts ...
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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, police, investigation, murder, false accusation, altering history, supernatural, race against time, strong female character, flashback, cold case, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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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, thought provoking, bleak, tense, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, military, mission, flashback, heroism ...
Time: 2000s, year 1937, year 2004, 21st century
Place: texas, dallas texas, vietnam, montana, china ...
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Sing (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
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, talking animals, concert, self confidence, music, animals, friendship, mentor, theater, flashback ...
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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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, exciting
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, trust, promise, drinking alcohol, jealousy, friendship, flashback, father daughter relationship, drinking, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1954 ...
Place: usa, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, california, new york ...
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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, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: police officer, transsexual, transvestism, police, gang, car accident, cross dressing, crossdressing, hostage, flashback, revenge, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, factual, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: dancing, lesbian, love, audition, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, theater, death of father, flashback, dress, dancer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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, death of daughter, murder, loss of daughter, husband wife relationship, flashback, tragedy, classroom, underwater scene, hospital, trial ...
Time: 1990s, year 2009, 90s, 80s, 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, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love, aging ...
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: rough, melancholic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, sibling relationship, death of wife, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, troubled teen, 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, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: home invasion, danger, domestic disturbance, couple relations, deadly, stalking, husband wife relationship, loss of child, guilt, flashback, 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, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: convent, clergy, evil nun, profanity, sexual content, 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.
TV show
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, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, uncontrollable, murder, lawyer, justice ...
Place: wyoming
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Crimes of Passion: No More Murders (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Puck and Einar decide to spend the last weeks of their vacation in Einar's idyllic childhood town Skoga. Pucks father Johannes Ekstedt, professor in Egyptology, has a household cat called Thotmes III that joins the couple. They get to borrow ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, murder, police detective, funeral, blackmail, vacation, whodunit, flashback, small town, lie, danger, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
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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: love, life is a bitch, wartime life, husband wife reunion, world war two, marriage, caucasian, labor camp, couples, flashback, love and romance, war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, turkey, kazakhstan
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, las vegas, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mental institution, ghost, small town, reincarnation, haunted by the past, danger, gory, grudge, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: japan, asia, 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, wedding, artist, husband wife relationship, farce, poet, ex husband ex wife relationship, musician, flashback, surrealism, doctor, university ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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: touching, heartbreaking, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: siblings relations, orphan, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
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: 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, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, comedian ...
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, writer's life, gender, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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