Mysterious past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mysterious past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with mysterious past, danger, flashback, death, murder, crimes, family relations, rivalry, mystery and love plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious past: Dark (2017), Banshee (2013), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Hidden Diary (2009), Orphan Black (2013), Believer (2018), Wildling (2018), The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003), Firefly (2002), Brooklyn Bizarre (2015).

List of mysterious past movies

Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, missing child, investigation, disappearance, corpse, small town, mysterious past, alternate dimension, deja vu, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, thief, tough heroes, sexual activity, crimes, shooting, crime, cons and scams, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural ability, mysterious past, sibling relationship, family in danger, supernatural power, supernatural, uncover truth, supernatural horror, addiction ...
Place: usa
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: top secret, lesbian, strong female character, uncover truth, family relations, killings, cloning, shooting, lesbian relationship, boyfriend, lookalikes, off the grid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
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Believer (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A detective goes undercover in a drug ring and allies with a member of the drug ring in order to take it down.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, suspense
Plot: master villain, undercover cop, drug dealer, drug cartel, mysterious past, impersonation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, gang leader, crimes, murder ...
Place: south korea
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Wildling (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman held in captivity discovers the realities of truth and lies in the outside world.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, sentimental, suspense, allegory ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, werewolf, transformation, freedom, single parent, tragic event, survival, sheriff, captive, social misfits, mysterious past, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, journalism, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mystery killer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
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Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, captivating, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, adventure, smuggling, friendship, captain, preacher, survival, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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Brooklyn Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, sex scene, love, society, friendship, rivalry, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, female detective, crime, murder investigation, police investigation, who done it, riddles and clues, victim, uncover truth, policewoman, homicide detective, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, missing daughter, daring rescue, partners, danger, crime, crimes, justice, confined, retired, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, new orleans
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Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, double agent, femme fatale, government agency, secret life, espionage, female killer, cover up, surveillance, female assassin, love, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Painless (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neurosurgeon, pain, uncover truth, haunted by the past, emotionless, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, mental institution, child in peril, mysterious past, secret, torture ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 30s ...
Place: spain
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Earthquake Bird (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, atmospheric, exciting
Plot: love triangle, photographer, interracial romance, missing woman, female friendship, mysterious past, suspicion of murder, female protagonist, investigation, crimes, crime, job ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: tokyo, japan
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Tell Me Your Secrets (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A complex thriller revolving around three characters, each with troubling pasts clouding their intersecting motives: Emma is a young woman who once loved a dangerous killer, John is a former serial predator desperate for redemption, and a grieving ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: mysterious past, troubled past, victim, missing daughter, mystery, tragic past, haunted by the past, dark past, secret past, criminal, crimes, past coming back to haunt ...
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Impetigore (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, South Korea, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Enticed by a promise of inheritance, a young woman returns to the village of her birth. Unbeknownst to her, the villagers hide a sinister plan -- one that may require her very own death.
Style: disturbing
Plot: cult, black magic, village, mystery, mysterious past, terror, hometown, runaway, inheritance, curse, abandoned house, gore ...
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Invasive (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple, Pauline and Alex, moves from Paris to a quiet neighbourhood in the French countryside. Pauline loves to take care of her garden and the plants. She is also fascinated with her older neighbour Gilles who lives alone. They spend much ...
Style: suspense, captivating, contemplative, psychological, touching
Plot: husband wife relationship, love, obsession, jealousy, mysterious man, mysterious past, french countryside, gardening, village life, espionage, factory, neighbor ...
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The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, teenage girl, disappearance, school, new student, mysterious past, neighbor, past, following someone, classroom, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
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His Mother's House (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anam Wagner, a bisexual Belgium-based writer, comes back to his hometown where he has a hard time coping with his family's checkered past.
Style: inter cultural, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: love, mother issues, death, brother brother relationship, alcoholic, bisexuality, sex addict, mysterious past, gay interest, mother son relationship, relationships, family relations ...
Place: brussels belgium, berlin germany, brussels
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The Maid (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alone for the first time and away from her family in rural Philippines, Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Her employers Mr and Mrs Teo runs a Chinese Teochew dialect opera troupe takes well to their ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, woman in danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, master and servant, husband wife relationship, chinese opera, vengeful ghost, liquid, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Wolverine and the X-Men was an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The Animated Series, and X-Men: Evolution.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mutant, superhero, superhero team, save the world, heroic mission, adventure, danger, supernatural, rivalry, genetically altered, super strength, super villain ...
Time: 2000s
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UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, crimes, hidden identity, danger, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, paranoia, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, provence
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Don't Look Back (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Panic attacks and memory loss signal the plight of a writer whose body is inexplicably being taken over by another woman.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspense, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mystery, supernatural, obsession, self discovery, identity crisis, dual identity, loss of daughter, mysterious past, photographer ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a Japanese animated television series inspired by the works of Jules Verne, particularly Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the exploits of Captain Nemo. The series was created by Toho, from a concept of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, imaginary, adventure, chase, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, french, circus, young heroes, danger, heroes, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
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Real (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect ...
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, emotional, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, confronting the past, virtual reality, surrealism, love and romance, couple relations, true love, haunted by the past, couples, bittersweet, love, unconsciousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, dark humor, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, nevada, afghanistan ...
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The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, hitman, loner, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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Evil Eye (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect romance turns dark when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a sinister connection to her own past.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, scary, suspenseful
Plot: reincarnation, haunted by the past, danger, evil, supernatural power, mysterious past, fear, good versus evil, evil power, dark past, mother daughter relationship, family curse ...
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The Sense of an Ending (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him re-think his current situation in life.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: revenge, memory, jealousy, father daughter relationship, dream, pregnancy, letter, mysterious past, aging, danger, family relations, singing in a car ...
Time: 21st century
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