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, realistic, touching, humorous and feel good films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, storytelling, runaway, childhood, catastrophe, family, mentor, redemption and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
nostalgic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nostalgic: Grease (1978), La Bamba (1987), Gremlin (2017), Mysterious Island (2010), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Shag - More Dancing (1989), The Railway Children (1970), Hoosiers (1986), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), A River Runs Through It (1992).

List of nostalgic movies

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, teenage love, makeover, graduation, coming of age, first love, dating, jealousy, 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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, interracial relations, family relations, main character dies, concert ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Gremlin (2017)
Genre: Horror, 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, macabre, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, human animal relationship, danger, freak accident, midnight, weird, urban legend, childhood, chaos, supernatural, kids and family, deadly creature ...
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, american civil war, survival, monster, island, race against time, deadly creature, escapades, dangerous animal, imaginary, runaway, escape ...
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: self discovery, small town, friendship, small town life, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, nursing, family problems ...
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, couples, best friends, teenage life, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
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, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 1800s ...
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, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, championship, ambition, human spirit, 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, 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, courtroom drama, state affairs, obsessive quest, ambition, dishonesty, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, 1950s ...
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., 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, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, self discovery, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, montana
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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, partners, buddies, deadly, small town life, youth ...
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, world war two, soldier, battles, war, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, military, 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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, first love, family relations, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia
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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, fall in love, social differences, nightclub, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 50s ...
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, haunted by the past, rescue, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, partners, odd couple, elderly, aging, retiring, crimes, couples, city life, lie, father daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: jewish, family dinner, eccentric family, comedy of errors, parents and children, couple relations, middle aged, disorder, social awkwardness, family relations, family gatherings, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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3 from Hell (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson, the demented Firefly clan escape to ...
Style: suspense, rough, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, murder, death, panic, prisoner, sadist, brutality, evil, murderer, insanity, massacre ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: mexico, texas
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Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, nostalgic
Audience: teens
Plot: 2d animation, anthropomorphic animal, social satire, superhero, dog, father son relationship, reporter, imaginary, escapades, adventure, family relations, satire ...
Time: contemporary
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The Comic (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and ...
Style: nostalgic
Plot: star, reflection, melancholy, family relations, washed up star, filmmaking, comeback, television, actress, actor, ego, hollywood ...
Place: mexico
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Our Sister Mambo (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Singapore
Story: Loosely based on 1957's "Our Sister Hedy" and 1961's "The Greatest Civil War on Earth", this romantic comedy follows the Wong household, where the father acts as the glue that holds everyone together while Mambo, the ...
Style: nostalgic
Plot: sibling rivalry, family relations, dysfunctional family, chef, birthday, sister sister relationship, film within a film, cinema, anniversary, old couple, mother daughter relationship, lawyer ...
Place: southeast asia, singapore
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The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and 1930s film personality.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: yacht, infidelity, millionaire, extramarital affair, career, age difference, newspaper publisher, power, older man younger woman relationship, wealth, newspaper, rich ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
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Lonely Child (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: William is constantly shooting video journals of his life to have as souvenirs for himself. Feeling the end of his relationship with Médéric, his young lover, William spends two days camping with him, taking advantage of the situation by filming ...
Style: nostalgic
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, singing, homosexuality, coming of age, closeted homosexual, first love, cousin cousin relationship, birthday party, youth, first gay sexual experience, video diary ...
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, bittersweet, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, baltimore ...
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The Remake (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sheridan O'Connor and Riccardo Rossi were destined to meet on the set of their first big movie together when barely out of their teens. What they didn't know was that their on-screen chemistry would translate into a hot and heavy ...
Style: nostalgic, mysterious
Plot: revenge, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, love, hollywood, ring, forgiveness, gay, family relations, irish american, marriage, interview ...
Place: new york, california
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Anand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, nostalgic
Plot: terminal illness, beach, nurse, doctor, cancer, tape recorder, hospital, friendship, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law features ex-superhero Harvey T. Birdman of Birdman and the Galaxy Trio as an attorney working for a law firm alongside other cartoon stars from 1960s and 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series. Similarly, Harvey's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, law firm, judge, anti heroes, anti hero, lawsuit, courtroom, jury, parody, injustice, legal, disorder ...
Time: future
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American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, follow your dream, hopes, youth, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: "I Am Walking Along Moscow" aka "Ya Shagayu Po Moskve" (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in 1963 that was nominated for Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival. Daneliya proved that it is possible to ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, nostalgic
Plot: fiancee, wedding, military enlistment, army, society, family relations, love and romance, friendship, soviet, walking in the rain, uniform, criminal ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: sentimental, realistic, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, vietnam war, hopes, coming of age, assassination, pirate, hardcase students, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, social misfits, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, asia, vietnam, usa
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