Childhood flashback movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant childhood flashback movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with childhood flashback, flashback, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, childhood trauma, cigarette smoking, childhood memory, mother son relationship and revenge plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as childhood flashback: The Good Doctor (2017), Habit (2017), My Father Die (2016), The Witches of Oz (2011), Care (2000), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Let's Be Evil (2016), Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (2018), Okko's Inn (2018), The Collini Case (2019).

List of childhood flashback movies

The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, serious, psychological, emotional, talky ...
Plot: autism, hospital, doctor, surgeon, talented, prodigy, childhood flashback, medicine, flashback sequence, flashbacks, flashback
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
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 5.2
 860
Habit (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Manchester, the present. Michael divides his time between the job center and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her Uncle Ian and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlor. ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough, british horror
Plot: massage parlor, childhood trauma, violent death, witness, childhood flashback, brothel, violence against women, murder, secret, chance meeting, violence, crime boss ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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 5.6
 937
My Father Die (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, rough
Plot: father son conflict, ex convict, patricide, violence, teenage boy, father son relationship, childhood flashback, police detective, deafness, sign language, brother brother relationship, death of brother ...
Place: southern usa
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The Witches of Oz (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: The Witches of Oz follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, entertaining, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, escapades, danger, writer's life, wizard of oz, rivalry, childhood flashback, master villain, parallel world, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, new york
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 7.6
 257
Care (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man struggles to piece together his life after suffering years of abuse in a children's home - a personal battle made doubly difficult by crusading reporters determined to expose the scandal.
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, police investigation, sexual abuse, interview, female reporter, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, child molestation, accusation, childhood flashback, children's home ...
Place: manchester, manchester england, wales
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, coach, childhood flashback, male objectification, american abroad, fiance fiancee relationship, engaged couple, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, monaco, sweden, new york, london
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Let's Be Evil (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman enters an underground bunker where gifted children use augmented reality technology to wreak havoc.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: virtual reality, children, artificial intelligence, little girl, student, childhood trauma, killer child, childhood flashback, trapped in a building, evil child, woman in danger, eyeglasses ...
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Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Emma Reynolds returns to Oliver's Well to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the home they grew up in. After their parents recently passed, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane after ...
Style: emotional, captivating, light, sentimental
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas movie, family home, sister sister relationship, childhood flashback, love, romance, fall in love, family relations, friendship, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 1K
Okko's Inn (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother's Onsen Ryokan "Haru no Ya." With the ghost "Uribou" cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, light, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: innkeeper, orphan, ghost, dream, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teacher, school, festival, spirit, childhood flashback, little girl, fortune teller ...
Place: japan
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The Collini Case (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, enigmatic, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, revenge killing, legal, german soldier, courtroom drama, public defender, childhood trauma, german, prosecutor, childhood flashback, ss officer ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: berlin germany, germany, tuscany
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 7.0
 5K
The Chalet (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut-off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Style: tense, enigmatic, touching, suspense
Plot: murder, friendship, isolation, childhood trauma, betrayal, childhood friend, small town, dark secret, secret, childhood flashback, death, injury ...
Time: 21st century, year 1997
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 123K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, ruse, blackmail, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut
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 7.0
 26K
Thelma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, 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: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, university, lesbian relationship, lgbt, epilepsy, first lesbian experience, father daughter relationship, hysteria, teenage girl, female student, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oslo norway
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 4.3
 1K
The Lesson (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two schoolboy delinquents learn a lesson that they will never forget when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to abduct them.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, held captive, school, teacher, vandalism, teenager, classroom, childhood flashback, danger, crimes, violence, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 159
Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: rags to riches, interracial relations, family relations, nightclub, baby, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, youth, artists and showbiz, society, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
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Jack Goes Home (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family, his friends, and his very identity.
Style: ambiguous ending, surreal, bleak, rough, twists and turns
Plot: dark secret, haunted house, getting home, return home, child abuse, dead father, childhood flashback, mother son relationship, attic, dead mother, plot twist, audio tape ...
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 8.0
 209K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, childhood, poverty, missing child, survival, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, orphanage ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, kolkata, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.5
 11K
Marianne (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, is forced to return to her hometown after the women who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begin to re-appear. The work she writes is apparently a work of fiction, but how much is fact?
Style: bleak, macabre, scenic, atmospheric
Plot: evil witch, fantasy becomes reality, childhood trauma, female protagonist, ocean, curse, female writer, danger, friendship, childhood flashback, family, demonic possession ...
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 79K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: chicago illinois
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St. John's Wort (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to match her visions. As they explore the old mansion, Nami ...
Style: enigmatic, bleak, captivating, scary
Plot: haunted house, inheritance, evil twin, revenge, brother sister relationship, family secret, uncover truth, childhood flashback, photograph, old dark house, twins, factory ...
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 17K
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, surprise ending, philosophical ...
Plot: book burning, book, partners, distopia, fire, society, crimes, firefighter, couple relations, loyalty, childhood flashback, devotion ...
Time: near future
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 35K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 366
Dear Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: High school student Rina has a bad attitude and thinks that friends are something that you use when you need them. She doesn't have any real relationships and is not even on good terms with her parents. Rina is the clubbing queen and could get ...
Plot: hospitalization, friendship, cancer, hospital, illness, physician, intravenous, nightclub, doctor, mobile phone, blood, mother ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 225K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: superhero, anti heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, anti hero, rivalry, master villain, reporter, talking animals, fish, dating, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, split personality, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, introspection, family life, parents and children, supportive spouse, family problems, identity crisis, lgbt teen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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Agatha and the Limitless Readings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Yann Andrea) and his sister (Bulle Ogier) meet at a seaside village to discuss their relationship.
Style: sexy
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous relationship, female director, hotel, winter, seashell, separation, reminiscence, seaside, frustration, memories, couples ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, friendship, performer's life, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, versailles, paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 160
The Priest (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Obsessed with fantasies of sex, Father Miguel seeks professional help through his church but they are not listening; thus leaving the Father in a dilemma; leaving the church or should he try, on his own, to surrender to these temptations?
Plot: priest, catholicism, sexual obsession, masturbation, confession, zoophilia, crisis of faith, erotic fantasy, lust, temptation, human nature, belt ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 9K
Raise Ravens (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: orphan, poison, family relations, youth, mute or deaf, coming of age, politics, political unrest, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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