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 weird, thought provoking, suspense, serious, psychological and intense films and TV shows about / with flashback, death, storytelling, mentor, runaway, dialogue, kiss, love, father son relationship and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as flashback: The Girl on the Train (2016), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Oculus (2013), Wicker Park (2004), Woman in Gold (2015), Joker (2019), Ma (2019), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Thelma (2017).

List of flashback movies

The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, train, murder, police investigation, adultery, blackout, flashback, psychopath, ex husband ex wife relationship, obsession, investigation, learning the truth ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, london, usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, friendship, prohibition, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, gunfight, crimes, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami, florida
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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, sad ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, american football, iraq war, flashback, thanksgiving, military, soldier, cheerleader, war veteran, patriotism, hostile takeover, male camaraderie ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 21st century, year 1937
Place: texas, dallas texas, baghdad iraq, los angeles, montana ...
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, psychological, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: revenge, writers, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of family, abortion, rape and murder, ex husband, flashback, infidelity, rape, loss of wife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, new york, los angeles
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, shyness, high school life, suicide, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: memory, amnesia, love, surrealism, memory loss, loneliness, introspection, love story, alternate reality, borderline personality disorder, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 131K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mirror, haunted house, siblings relations, ghost, supernatural horror, twists and turns, insanity, brother sister relationship, flashback, hallucination, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 57K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, romantic, suspense, twist ending, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love story, love triangle, unrequited love, fall in love, love at first sight, dating, romance, love, twists and turns, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 60K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, intense, sincere ...
Plot: art, holocaust, lawyer, art theft, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, justice, legal action, jewish, world war two, legal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, los angeles, vienna, germany, poland ...
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 8.4
 1.3M
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, social problems, mental disorder, psychological trauma, character change, psycho, insanity, loneliness, revenge, social decay, villain, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york
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 5.6
 54K
Ma (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, slasher, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underage drinking, revenge, basement, mental health, female psychopath, twists and turns, teenager, torture, teenage girl, social network, murder, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan, China, Croatia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Style: feel good, sincere, scenic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dancing, boyfriend, greek island, friendship, holiday, grandmother, death of mother, pregnancy, dating, mediterranean, travel ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: greece, paris france, stockholm sweden, new york, tokyo ...
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Thelma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, university, teenage girl, supernatural power, lesbian attraction, female student, epilepsy, first lesbian experience, lesbian relationship, healing power ...
Time: 21st century, year 2016, 2010s
Place: scandinavia, oslo norway, eastern europe, sweden
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 5.2
 48K
Flatliners (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical experiment, death, guilt, haunted by the past, experiment, paranoia, hallucination, friendship, paranormal, hospital, morgue, afterlife ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2017
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 8.0
 237K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, motivational, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: adoption, poverty, survival, loneliness, destiny, childhood, family, brother brother relationship, adopted son, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, courage, little boy ...
Time: 2010s, year 1986, 80s, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
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 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, guilt, depression, high school, school shooting, prison visit, mental illness, family problems, parents and children, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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 8.5
 261K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, inspirational, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, childhood, first love, filmmaking, nostalgia, cinema, haunted by the past, friendship, philosophy, life philosophy, movie theatre, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
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 8.3
 552K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, human nature, air disaster, lost, island, mysterious place, adventure, desert island, destiny, death, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national ...
Style: epic, tense, atmospheric, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, mexican revolution, revolution, rape, culture clash, redemption, chase, mercenary, cynicism, haunted by the past, friendship between men, flashback ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, ireland, northern ireland, latin america
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 6.4
 333K
Click (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Style: inspirational, humorous, uplifting, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: regret, remote control, workaholic, alternate reality, wish come true, time travel, architect, stopped time, sex scene, dysfunctional family, wish fulfillment, obesity ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, los angeles, new hampshire, usa, new york yankees ...
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, cia, espionage, spy, secret agents, escapades, corruption, secret service, fighting the system, memory, manhunt, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, london, paris france, moscow russia, europe ...
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An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, family, haunted by the past, rape, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, sexual abuse, curse, chase, death, redemption, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, surrealism, childhood, mistress, loneliness, stream of consciousness, memory, adultery, actress, dreams, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, france ...
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 4.8
 23K
9 Songs (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at ...
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, strong sexual content, explicit sex, sexuality, lust, passion, masturbation, oral sex, sexual desire, sexual fantasy, erection, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, antarctica, europe, england
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, psychiatrist, obsession, life turned upside down, memory, uncover truth, psychology, investigation, domestic violence, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 1999, year 2013 ...
Place: england, london
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In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, surprise ending, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, stranger, masturbation, boy, teenage girl, village, surrogate father, flashback, male nudity, sexual exploration, lgbt child, man boy relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, andalusia
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 8.7
 144K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, parenthood, childhood, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, depression, teenage angst, self esteem, overweight, family ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century, 2020s ...
Place: pittsburgh
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 6.6
 6K
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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: explorer, sea, environmental, flashback, diver, love, ship, husband wife relationship, ecology, airplane accident, fish, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1972, 70s, 50s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
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 7.1
 37K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, art house, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, sex scene, sexual relations, erotica, lust, porn, explicit sex, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, waitress, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, mediterranean sea, malta
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