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, realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous and touching films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, childhood, friendship, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash and unlikely friendships plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
nostalgic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nostalgic: Legends of the Fall (1994), The Man in the Moon (1991), Radio Days (1987), Mermaids (1990), Steel Magnolias (1989), The Company You Keep (2012), La Bamba (1987), Inside Lapenko (2019), Cobra (1986), Missing in Action (1984).

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: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war one, love triangle, beautiful scenery, romance, love, father son relationship, death, relationships, twists and turns, civil war, sibling relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, montana
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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: emotional, feel good, sad, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, corporal punishment, romance, first love, love story, sisters, small town, love triangle, bittersweet, sister sister relationship, beautiful scenery, rain ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 20th century
Place: louisiana, london, usa, southern usa
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Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, family relations, working class, dysfunctional family, family, americana, rescue, jewish, love and romance, lifestyle, submarine, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, sweet, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, romance, teenager, loneliness, father daughter relationship, single parent, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, texas, dallas texas
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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: touching, sentimental, sad, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, small town, women, family relations, friendship, life philosophy, parents and children, loss of daughter, best friends, diabetic, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: suspense, sexy, captivating, light, twist ending ...
Plot: police investigation, fbi, journalism, newspaper, chase, single father, runaway, journalist, hidden identity, twists and turns, investigation, bank robbery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, california, boston, michigan ...
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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: inspirational, touching, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, music, death, musician, musician's life, music business, rock, love story, happy ending, latin, racism, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico, southern california ...
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Inside Lapenko (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: A humorous series, the hallmark of which is that all the characters are played by one person — Anton Lapenko. The bulk of the dialogue is improvisation. The plot is based on the life and adventures of characters from Anton's Instagram. The ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, parody, nostalgic
Plot: absurd humor, switching roles, rock band, russian mafia, engineer, tv host, investigation, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: slasher, suspense, intense, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, gang, murder, crimes, car, hostage, police investigation, violence, tough cop, rivalry, car chase, resistance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, adventure, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, fight scenes, justice, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand ...
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: intense, harsh, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, chase, weapons, rambo, vietnam war, prison, heroes, soldier, brutality, military, ex special forces ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, arizona, asia, usa, russia
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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: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, battles, soldier, friendship, airplane, u.s. air force, fighter pilot, heroic mission, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, australia, england, united kingdom
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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, talky, intense, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, car, corruption, police investigation, americana, twists and turns, justice, entrepreneur, business, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, 50s, post world war two
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, michigan, detroit ...
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, high school, small town, sport, underdog, high school basketball, alcoholic, father son relationship, championship, basketball coach, athlete and trainer, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
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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, feel good, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, lesbian subtext, women, aging, female bonding ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, serious, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: redemption, secrets, actor's life, funeral, alcoholic, artists and showbiz, teenage life, haunted by the past, female nudity, destiny, older woman teenage boy sex, flashback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, south africa, england, usa, europe
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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, feel good, lyrical, depressing ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, youth, music band, musician's life, teenager, school, rock and roll, dream girl, adolescence, bullying, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: atmospheric, feel good, sweet, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, countryside, children, magical, parents and children, family, childhood, teaching the ways of the world, sick mother, adventure, sister sister relationship, little girl ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: monster, friendship, adventure, creature, imagination, parallel world, rivalry, fantasy world, talking animals, disney, friends, children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: himalaya
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Indian Summer (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, friendship, childhood sweetheart, summer camp, childhood, honest, reunited friends, mentor, family, group of friends, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: canada, ontario canada, california
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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: fairy tale, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, environment, adventure, magic, jungle, imaginary kingdom, environmental, forest, love, toxic, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 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: humorous, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, puberty, teenage love, family problems, first love, love, teenage life, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, normandy, germany
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, car, small town, friendship, rock and roll, first love, street racing, love at first sight, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: the beatles, music, rock and roll, backstage, artists and showbiz, musician, culture clash, rock, fame, train, lifestyle, dancing ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, britain, europe, england
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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, humorous, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: surrealism, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, friendship, heroes, beast, puppet, fantasy world, maze, imaginary kingdom, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, inspirational, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, childhood, first love, filmmaking, nostalgia, cinema, haunted by the past, friendship, philosophy, life philosophy, movie theatre, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
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Grease (1978)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, light, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage love, coming of age, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, love, teenager, makeover, dance contest, romance ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 80s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: california, australia, usa, 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: sincere, light, touching, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, first love, love, family, family relations, romantic triangle, past, parents and children, family problems, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: seoul, busan, 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: buddy movie, humorous, funny, touching, realistic ...
Plot: group of friends, friends, life philosophy, family values, friendship, adulthood, family life, stupidity, family relations, grownups, family, age difference ...
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