Retro movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant retro movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out retro, suspense, cult film, weird, humorous and stylized films and TV shows about / with death, blood, murder, violence, friendship, danger, chase, vengeance, brutality and blood splatter plots mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
retro movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as retro: The Goldbergs (2013), The House of the Devil (2009), Laverne & Shirley (1976), The Kids Are Alright (2018), The Love Witch (2016), Super 8 (2011), Happy Days (1974), Death Proof (2007), Knock Knock (2017), Lost River (2014).

List of retro movies

The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, family life, family relations, parents and children, childhood, overbearing parent, teenage life, family values, three generations, teenager, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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The House of the Devil (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Style: suspense, scary, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, cult, witchcraft, ritual, female protagonist, lunar eclipse, satanic cult, devil, haunted house, brutality, woman in danger, deathtrap ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: california, new jersey
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Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, date night
Plot: female protagonist, best friends, friendship, starting over, nothing goes right, lifestyle, family relations, looking for love, roommate, workplace, working class, suburban life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, los angeles
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The Kids Are Alright (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
Style: humorous, funny, atmospheric, absurd, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: large family, working class, conservatism, irish catholic, career change, seminary, family conflict, suburbs, showbiz, mother, family, career ...
Time: 70s
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The Love Witch (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of ...
Style: funny, humorous, captivating, tense, psychedelic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: witchcraft, witch, manipulative woman, love, love potion, spell, magic, looking for love, painting, tarot card, burlesque, exploitation ...
Time: victorian era, 70s
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Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, monster, alien, small town, ufo, friendship, adventure, young heroes, creature, youth, coming of age, train crash ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, future, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: ohio, usa
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Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family life, coming of age, buddies, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, violence, dark humor, vengeance, psychopath, exploitation, stalking, revenge, car chase, car, stuntman, violent ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa, texas, austin texas
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Knock Knock (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: 'Knock Knock' tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, boxer, estranged son, deadly creature, mission, supernatural power, killings, loss, rivalry, characters in danger, death, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Lost River (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: curse, surrealism, small town, obsession, single parent, greed, riddles and clues, family relations, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), devastation, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Little Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Little Man lives happily in his little house in the Hollow Mountain. His peaceful life ends once he begins to have dreams about a mysterious house where he is to find what he desires. Even though he does not feel like having any desires, he ...
Style: psychotronic, fairy tale, stylized, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, puppetry, puppeteer, transformation, party, absurd humor, nightmare, bird, painting, escape, quest, chase ...
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Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, revenge, mechanic, tough heroes, lone wolves, loner, organized crime, crimes, car, strong violent content, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: humorous, light, semi serious, sitcom, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nerd, social misfits, teenager, weed, socially awkward, friendship, coming of age, cheerleader, social relations, teenage life, teacher, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surreal, psychotronic, slasher ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, surrealism, lumberjack, cult leader, chainsaw, biker gang, kidnapping, cult, mysticism, rage, brutality, nightmare ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: california, xian, usa
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The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, mystery, abduction, space and aliens, escape attempt, twists and turns, rain, alien, dishonesty, monster, occult ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: vermont, new england, usa
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The Jetsons (1962)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from 1962-1963, then later as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block called The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, until 1987. New ...
Style: sitcom, futuristic, not serious, humorous, retro ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: flying car, winter, parents, artificial intelligence, army, female robot, love, new year, dog, family relations, cell phone, feud ...
Time: distant future, future
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The Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Style: art house, psychological, neo noir, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fashion, cannibalism, teenage girl, lesbian, obsession, model, murder, jealousy, beauty, 16 year old, rape, necrophilia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, pasadena california
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The Editor (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.
Style: slasher, disturbing, tense, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Plot: chainsaw, serial killer, blind woman, seeing eye dog, murder, police, movie business, coitus, killed during sex, car chase, filmmaking, workplace situations ...
Time: 2010s
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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mad scientist, behavior control, captivity, power relations, confined, hospital, exploitation, telepathy, distopia, trippy, nightmare, human experiment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 60s, year 1966
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It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil, being followed, teenage girl, death, voyeurism, sex, supernatural being, monster, sex in car, peeping tom ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
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The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: halloween, murder, mysterious character, soldier, ex soldier, grief, family relations, twists and turns, family problems, dishonesty, psychopath, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
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Turbo Kid (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.
Style: bloody, splatter, stylized, slasher, brutal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, superhero, distopia, monster, friendship, apocalypse, childhood, robot, adventure, fight scenes, transformation, brutality ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, year 1997
Place: new jersey
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The Stalker (2020)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The man only known as the Stalker, is looking for the Hamilton's, and is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. Embark on this horror, mystery, thrill ride, that takes you back to the classic films of the genre.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: stalker, mystery killer, killer, murder, curses spells and rituals, death, peril, evil, vengeance, supernatural, chase, characters in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: experimental, serious, thought provoking, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: space station, workplace, cyberspace, society, ambition, unfulfillment, rivalry, life is a bitch, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, top executive, cloning ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, divorce, fall in love, aging, cowboy, romance, moral dilemma, human nature, stallion, ranch, couples, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas
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Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, noir, cerebral, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, car salesman, safecracker, mafia, robbery, thief, character study, bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, illinois, los angeles
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Pinky and the Brain (1995)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround. The characters Pinky and the Brain first appeared in 1993 as a recurring segment on the show Animaniacs. ...
Style: adult animation, sitcom, funny, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
Plot: laboratory, friends, cartoon mouse, inventor, love, distopia, animals, megalomaniac, villain, dimwit, anthropomorphic animal, experiment ...
Time: 90s
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five-part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, retro ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, mutant, martial arts, turtle, invasion, mutant animal, good versus evil, master warrior, friends, adventure, crimes, partners ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, retro
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: football, soccer, friends, sport team, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, rivalry, friendship, opponent, football player ...
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Kings of the Sun (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the new land but come into conflict with a tribe of Native ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, saga ...
Plot: adventure, ancient history, native american, royalty, jungle, medieval, ancient, historical event, battles, heroes, conquering, master warrior ...
Time: 13th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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