Nostalgic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nostalgic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out nostalgic, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good and humorous films and TV shows about / with storytelling, friendship, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, childhood, destiny, family, dialogue and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
nostalgic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nostalgic: Legends of the Fall (1994), Grease (1978), La Bamba (1987), A River Runs Through It (1992), Terminator Genisys (2015), Reply 1997 (2012), Go Back Couple (2017), The Way We Are (2020), Familiar Wife (2018), Gremlin (2017).

List of nostalgic movies

Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, father son estrangement, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, montana
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Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, graduation, coming of age, first love, jealousy, dating, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, chase, danger, heroes, time paradox, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 1984, year 1997, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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Reply 1997 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. As the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 ...
Style: nostalgic, light, not serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, love, romantic triangle, family relations, family, lifestyle, first love, ambition, family problems, past, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: seoul, busan, korea
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Go Back Couple (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate ...
Style: light, romantic, semi serious, nostalgic
Plot: time travel, romance, unhappy marriage, midlife crisis, one more chance, cold relationship, social awkwardness, deadend life, social relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, psychology ...
Place: korea
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The Way We Are (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of old friends get together to be with their beloved aunt/grandmother who took care of them when they were kids for her last days. And things get complicated.
Style: funny, humorous, nostalgic, buddy movie, touching ...
Plot: adulthood, friends, group of friends, reunion, friendship, life philosophy, family values, family life, family drama, family, grownups, stupidity ...
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Familiar Wife (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: One unexpected choice can change everything about your life. Cha Joo Hyuk works at a bank and has been married to Seo Woo Jin for five years. When a strange incident happens one day, Joo Hyuk makes a decision that impacts his life and those around ...
Style: contemplative, romantic, thought provoking, nostalgic, sweet
Plot: time travel, second chance, romance, time traveler, family, marriage, office worker, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, social relations, new life, self esteem ...
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Gremlin (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.
Style: suspense, scary, weird, macabre, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, creature, box, adventure, chaos, danger, supernatural, freak accident, kids and family, urban legend, deadly creature, midnight ...
Place: usa
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Mysterious Island (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: beast, american civil war, imaginary, adventure, deadly creature, monster, escape, runaway, stranded, escapades, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, friendship, lesbian, small town life, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, unfulfillment, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, obsessive quest, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, 50s ...
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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Tom and Huck (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, murder, small town, on the run, map, adventure, family, small town life, cons and scams, teenage life, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: missouri, usa, alabama, africa
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, discrimination, first love, family relations, pregnancy, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
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The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, social differences, fall in love, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family relations, family problems, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, puberty, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, corporal punishment, love triangle, rain, twins, pregnancy, small town, sibling relationship, first love, skinny dipping, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
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Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, surrealism, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, social relations, small town life, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home, the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, environment, magic, in the woods, jungle, young lovers, save the day, danger, ecological disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes, injustice, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
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