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 serious, suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough and realistic films and TV shows about / with flashback, death, father son relationship, murder, violence, investigation, friendship, mother son relationship, mentor and childhood 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 Good Place (2016), This Is Us (2016), All the Money in the World (2017), The Dinner (2017), 6 Below (2017), Signal (2016), Wind River (2017), Quantico (2015), It (2017).

List of flashback movies

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: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, anthology, racism, crimes, criminal, police, society, crime investigation, legal investigation, legal action, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, beverly hills, california
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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, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, revenge, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, plot twist, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, utopia, paradise, sitcom, morality, karma, ethics, torture, female protagonist, soul mate, plot twist, deception ...
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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: sincere, romantic, touching, uplifting
Plot: nazi occupation, friendship, letter, island, reading a book, flashback, fiance fiancee relationship, female writer, love, hunger, based on a novel, german soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
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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, parenthood, childhood memory, weight loss, childhood, depression, grieving, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, sibling, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary
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All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
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, serious, tense, captivating, rough
Plot: kidnapping, greed, ransom demand, billionaire, escape, grandfather grandson relationship, severed ear, violence, miser, abduction, child custody, mafia ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971
Place: italy, rome 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: father son relationship, teenager, violence, politician, brother brother relationship, restaurant, flashback, anger, husband wife relationship, arson, stepmother stepson relationship, drink ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: wilderness, snow, survival, drug addiction, hockey player, amputee, flashback, winter, ends with biographical notes, snowboard, 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, altering history, police, investigation, race against time, murder, cold case, flashback, strong female character, false accusation, unlikely friendships, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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, bleak, suspenseful, surprise ending, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, mountain, forest, fbi, forensics, death, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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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, secret, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, false identity, terrorist, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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, bleak, rough ...
Plot: killer clown, clown, missing person, fear, death of brother, monster, group of friends, good versus evil, supernatural power, small town, abandoned house, death ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, iraq war, thanksgiving, american football, post traumatic stress disorder, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, military, heroism, mission, male camaraderie ...
Time: 2000s, year 1937, year 2004
Place: dallas texas, iraq, usa, texas
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Sing (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
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: funny, entertaining, light, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: singing, singing competition, creativity, concert, self confidence, music, animals, talking animals, friendship, mentor, flashback, furry ...
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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, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Place: sweden, 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, captivating, touching
Plot: existentialism, death of mother, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, death of wife, father son reunion, car accident, single father, troubled teen, depression, widower, mental illness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: 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, sentimental, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, rise and fall, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, death, rivalry, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden 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: rough, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: able to see the dead, serial killer, supernatural, mental institution, ghost, small town, haunted by the past, gory, danger, grudge, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: asia, japan
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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, farce, husband wife relationship, poet, ex husband ex wife relationship, musician, surrealism, flashback, university, doctor ...
Time: 1950s
Place: 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: orphan, survival, siblings relations, hunger, theft, war, bomb, loss of parent, firefly, navy, desperation, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
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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: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, silent film, actor's life, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, hollywood, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1960s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
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Lace (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A sex symbol (Phoebe Cates) sets a trap for the trio who abandoned her as a baby, to destroy the one who is her mother.
Plot: flashback, mother, abandoned, mystery, school, identity, unwanted pregnancy, investigation, old friend, reputation, unwed pregnancy, female protagonist ...
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The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: music band, music, rise and fall, loss of son, reunion, flashback, unfulfillment, musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, friends, overnight success ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: detroit, usa
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It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: supernatural, friendship, small town, good versus evil, clown, villain, investigation, giant spider, childhood, childhood trauma, deadly, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: maine, usa
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The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, conspiracy, government agency, investigation, mystery, government facility, state affairs, chases and races, nobody believes, buried truth, cia, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Undone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, exciting, mind bending, touching
Plot: car accident, supernatural ability, time travel, investigation, mental illness, family relations, secrets, female protagonist, flashback, wedding, haunted by the past, hospital ...
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Manifest (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, mysterious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time warp, presumed dead, mysticism, a vision, starting over, airplane, passenger, family relations, lost, secrets, life & death, flashback ...
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Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, police detective, investigation, father daughter relationship, destiny, danger, ham radio, murder, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Plot: discussion, pedophilia, videotaping, prostitution, abused child, sex scene, army, bare breasts, obsession, train, female nudity, transvestite ...
Place: kosovo
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I Lost My Body (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
Plot: pizza delivery boy, librarian, skeleton, pigeon, grave, pizza, underwater scene, subway, subway station, baby, party, dog ...
Time: year 1994
Place: paris france
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