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, atmospheric, cerebral, realistic, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with unreliable flashback, flashback, murder, violence, chase, death, blood, storytelling, female nudity and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
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unreliable flashback movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as unreliable flashback: The Magus (1968), Marshall (2017), Move Over, Darling (1963), Cop or Hood (1979), Detention (2011), The Party's Over (1965), Km. 72 (2015), The Affair (1967), Paanch (2003), Lapse (2010).

List of unreliable flashback movies

 6.0
 1K
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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, mind bending
Plot: island, mind game, tarot cards, greek island, redemption, mystery, riddles and clues, teachers and students, mental illness, rivalry, danger, playing violin ...
Time: year 1943, 1910s, year 1941, 1940s
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 7.2
 14K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, trial, kidnapping, jewish, investigation, racism, court, police, murder, newspaper headline, escape, swimsuit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: mississippi, manhattan new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city
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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: stylized, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, honeymoon, rescue, homecoming, judge, stranded, return, air disaster, family relations, dealing with death, romance, love and romance ...
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 6.7
 2K
Cop or Hood (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, french noir
Plot: corruption, organized crime, investigation, attempted murder, foot chase, chase, employer employee relationship, police, violence, bad cop, undercover cop, assassination ...
Place: southern france, paris france, cote d'azur
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 5.8
 14K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they're all serving detention.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, time machine, prom, cheerleader, murder, social relations, alien encounter, imaginary, small town, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 1990s, year 2011 ...
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Once Upon A Time in Triad Society (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This first spin-off movie focuses on Ugly Kwan, played by Francis Ng.
Plot: unreliable flashback, innocent, bully, attempted rape, revenge, betrayal, triad, flashback
Place: japan
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The Party's Over (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.
Plot: beatnik, sex, jazz band, jazz music, necrophilia, undressing someone, class differences, businessman, loss of daughter, partying, falling down stairs, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1960s
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 6.5
 58
Km. 72 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The millionaire Diego Verastegui has been murdered at his house, and somebody has taken a valuable briefcase from the safe-deposit box. Dimas -Verastegui's bodyguard- comes back to the house and finds three suspects: Carlos, the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: puzzle, briefcase, plot twist, neo noir, loyalty, truth, anti hero, multiple perspectives, psycho, flashback, murder, rape ...
Place: venezuela
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 7.2
 291
The Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Oriko’s and her mother had a difficult relationship. She knew of her mother’s relationships with men, and insisted she stop, interfering in the affair. Now that her mother has passed away, Oriko attempts to find out more about her from her ...
Plot: extramarital affair, japanese new wave, hit by a car, sex scene, rape, unreliable flashback, flashback, mother, unrequited love, sculpture, sculptor
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 7.7
 2K
Paanch (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is "loosely" based on the 1976-77 Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in Pune. It has been refused a clearance certificate by the censor board, twice on six grounds - the film glorifies violence; it shows the modus operandi of a crime ...
Style: avant garde, banned film, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, coming of age, rock song, debut, assumed dead, get rich quick scheme, fake kidnapping, unreliable flashback, rebellious youth, anger, flashback ...
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 6.3
 7
Lapse (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Renee wakes up one morning in the middle of the desert with blood on her hands. She cannot remember why she is there, how she got there or with whom she came. Her quest to uncover forgotten events leads her on a journey of discovery where reality ...
Style: surreal, suspense, avant garde, surprise ending
Plot: guilt, delusion, amnesia, memory, jealousy, desert, infidelity, vengeance, tragedy, missing person, deception, betrayal ...
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The Adderall Diaries (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious gray area of memory, ...
Plot: bathtub, lie, snow, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, telephone call, bar, father son estrangement, digging, library, agent, leather jacket ...
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 5.6
 694
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: ambiguous ending
Plot: school, bully, lgbt, haircut, breaking and entering, stabbed with scissors, autumn, dead girl, schoolgirl, pregnant woman, school bully, outcast ...
Place: sweden
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A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
Genre: Drama, 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: mind bending, sexual, offbeat, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ghost, haunted house, psychic, deadly, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
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 7.9
 165K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, deception, suicide, self sacrifice, king, execution, courage, reward, duel, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient 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: suspense, cerebral
Plot: motel, drugs, undressing, shower, prostitute, betrayal, brutality, gun, deception, drug use, obsession, suspicion ...
Place: antarctica, new jersey, paris france, france, italy ...
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, cynical, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, master criminal, manipulations, neo noir, mystery, dishonesty, criminal, theft, interrogation, mysterious character, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s
Place: seaport, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 75K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, surreal, psychological, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, back from the dead, spacecraft, mysterious planet, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, lawyer, justice, crime, search, soccer, stadium, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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Four Times that Night (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off and go out on a date later that evening. Then late that night, Tina returns to her apartment with her expensive new dress badly torn apart, and John's forehead boasts some ...
Style: sexy
Plot: black panties, no panties, bare breasts, unreliable flashback, nightclub, homosexuality, sex scene, cleavage, park, flashback, panties, female stockinged legs ...
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 6.3
 2K
The Outrage (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Transposing Akira Kurosawa's classic "Rashomon" to the American Southwest in the 1870s, this remake begins as three travelers at a dilapidated railroad station discuss the recent trial of the notorious Mexican outlaw Carasco. We go on ...
Style: psychological, sincere, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: bandit, rape, preacher, intrigue, dishonesty, train, murder, crime, cons and scams, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, chase, cafe, murder, airport, race against time, hostages, chases and races, crimes, confined, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.5
 1.0M
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, tense, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, revenge, haunted by the past, paranoia, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.2
 42K
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, scary, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, psychologist, danger, mystery, bulimia, murder, bunker, twists & turns, alibi, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
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 7.3
 215K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, melancholic, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, death, cancer, terminal illness, reincarnation, queen, tree, outer space, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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 7.3
 14K
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, politics, murder, blackmail, photographer, crimes, police corruption, incompetent police, crime, car chase, photojournalist ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, soviet union, sicily ...
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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, serious, emotional, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: gulf war, military, helicopter, military life, boot camp, soldier, u.s. army, tank, war, redemption, battles, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
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 8.0
 381K
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: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, cuba, russia ...
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 7.0
 754
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: false accusation, suicide, father son relationship, dog, flashback, lie, accused of murder, gazebo, police inspector, maid, suspicion, police interrogation ...
Time: 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy
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 7.9
 35K
I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: surreal, humorous, sexual, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, fascism, surrealism, bathtub, sheik, social relations, youth, family relations, postmodernism, family life, mad ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe
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