Unreliable flashback movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unreliable flashback movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, thought provoking and psychological films and TV shows about / with unreliable flashback, flashback, murder, photograph, death, telephone call, cigarette smoking, crying, violence and investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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unreliable flashback movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as unreliable flashback: The Killer is One of Thirteen (1973), Toc Toc (2017), Marrowbone (2017), Trap for Cinderella (2013), Palm Springs (2020), Night Warning (1981), Jackpot (2011), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Body (2012), Precious (2009).

List of unreliable flashback movies

The Killer is One of Thirteen (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The attractive widow of a wealthy lawyer invites to her luxurious house the thirteen best friends of her late husband, with the purpose of finding out if her husband's killer is one of them. But, over the next few days, a series of mysterious ...
Plot: murder, death by strangulation, whodunit, house, guest, stalker, forger, death of mother, murder investigation, unpunished murder, female protagonist, unfaithful wife ...
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Toc Toc (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toc Toc is a 2017 Spanish comedy film directed by Vicente Villanueva. The movie follows the adventures and misadventures of a group of patients with OCD dated at the same time.
Style: humorous, light, psychological, colourful
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychologist, disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, bug, conflict, dialogue, doctors and patients, problem solving, reading a newspaper, key ...
Place: spain
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Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, mental illness, murder, ghost, abandoned house, violence, secret, love, plot twist, attic, murder of family, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
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Trap for Cinderella (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, life turned upside down, female friendship, intrigue, house fire, losing-it hero, false name, murder, amnesia, bullying, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
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Palm Springs (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Style: romantic, funny, dark humor, touching, feel good
Plot: time loop, time travel, family relations, wedding, swimming pool, drug use, love and romance, oral sex, couple relations, paranormal phenomena, one day, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, palm springs california, austin texas, texas
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Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, orphan, obsession, murder, high school, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, child abuse, coach, mental illness, incest ...
Time: 80s
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Jackpot (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, buddies, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, gory, friends, disintegration, change of luck, disorder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, eastern europe
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, psychotronic, tricky
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, false accusation, female lawyer, murder suspect, moral dilemma, marriage, lawyer, infidelity, suspect, blackmail ...
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, morgue, infidelity, haunted by the past, adultery, love, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: dark humor, non-linear, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: first sexual experience, pedophilia, psychiatry, family relations, mental illness, zoophilia, bdsm, train travel, soldier, child abuse, father son relationship, orphanage ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: madrid, paris france, kosovo
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, child abuse, abusive mother, poverty, rape, dysfunctional family, illiteracy, fat girl, social misfits, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers team up with the residents of an old people's home to try to survive a zombie outbreak.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, survival, rescue, retirement home, danger, golden years, deadly, elderly, supernatural, chaos, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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The Magus (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.
Style: mind bending, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: island, mind game, tarot cards, greek island, tarot card, mystery, redemption, teachers and students, mental illness, riddles and clues, danger, chase ...
Time: 1940s, year 1914, year 1941, 1910s, year 1943
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: racism, lawyer, injustice, racial segregation, court, racial issues, investigation, courthouse, courtroom, rape accusation, lie, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, mississippi, connecticut, new york
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Move Over, Darling (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: honeymoon, island, homecoming, rescue, family relations, stranded, judge, return, ocean, desert, couple relations, ocean or sea ...
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Alena (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alena’s life is far from simple. When she arrives at her new elite boarding school, Filippa and the other girls start to harass her. But Alena’s best friend Josefin won’t let her take anymore beating. If she won’t strike back, Josefin will ...
Style: twists and turns, ambiguous ending, suspense, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: bully, school, new school, lgbt, friendship between girls, female friendship, lesbianism, stabbing, group of friends, mother daughter relationship, plot twist, teenager ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A painter facing a creative block arranges to spend the weekend in the country at his mistress's villa. While staying there, his sanity begins to disintegrate.
Style: scary, mind bending, sexy, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, ghost, mentally unstable, haunted house, dull life, couples, love and romance, mystery, artists and showbiz, deadly, supernatural, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: milan italy, italy, venice
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, exciting, philosophical ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, ruler, adventure, tragic hero, patriot, deception, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, power of love, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
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Altered States of Plaine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man on the run from a mysterious government agency is desperate to find the cure for a condition that causes him to wake up at random places around the world when he falls asleep.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, unusual plot structure, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hallucination, schizophrenic, teleportation, craziness, paranoia, professor, doctor, loner, brutality, obsession, pursuit, drug use ...
Place: switzerland, france, italy, venice, new york ...
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The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, cafe, psychopath, crime gone awry, chase, murder, airport, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, on the run, hostages ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, suprisingly clever, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, twists & turns, claustrophobia, psychologist, bunker, psychology, mystery, survival, school, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, italian history, prime minister, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy, soviet union, rome italy ...
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Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, boot camp, helicopter, military life, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, mermaid, escapades, parents and children, true love, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, cuba, alabama, congo, morocco ...
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The Assassin (1961)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze.
Style: suspense
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, false accusation, irony, arrest, womanizer, memory, courage, ladies man, unreliable flashback, hotel, cell mate, jealousy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, stylized ...
Plot: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, semi autobiographical, bathtub, sheik ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Adoration (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Director Atom Egoyan explores the concept of cyberspace as a place for redemption in this drama about an adolescent boy named Simon who reinvents his life on the internet. Before long, Simon's deeply personal journey provokes strong reactions ...
Style: psychological, sincere, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, self discovery, haunted by the past, youth, uncover truth, redemption, introspection, parents and children, cyberspace, secret, french teacher, controversy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, toronto ontario canada
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Sex and Lies in Sin City (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Star-studded thriller about the sordid murder of reckless Las Vegas casino mogul Ted Binion. This gritty film delves into the twisted world of Binion's beauty-queen-turned-stripper girlfriend, Sandy, and her secret lover. When Binion turns up ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, casino, investigation, uncover truth, gambling, riddles and clues, murder, addiction, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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