Past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, realistic, suspense, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with past, family relations, violence, secret, flashback, female nudity, friendship, vengeance, imaginary and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as past: Beautiful Kate (2009), Spider (2002), The Antichrist (1974), The Watcher in the Woods (1980), Kate & Leopold (2001), Midnight in Paris (2011), Bright Night (2014), Lions for Lambs (2007), Arthur Newman (2012), Chronic (2015).

List of past movies

Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, siblings relations, past, secret, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, taboo sex, memory, farm, isolation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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 6.8
 36K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
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The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, inquisition, past, faith, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Genre: Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children, kids
Plot: solar eclipse, supernatural, ghost, family relations, haunted house, missing person, past, mystery, siblings relations, teenage life, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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 6.4
 79K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, manners, love and romance, dating, couples, disorder, supernatural romance, fall in love, supernatural, destiny, portal ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, future, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, witty, stylized, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, painter, writers, weirdo, midnight, love and romance, nostalgia ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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 5.1
 1K
Bright Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A drama with a supernatural edge, this genre-crossing gem finds two couples visiting a home from their past, and sexual tension that brings out the worst in each other. Long-buried grudges resurface and it seems unlikely the couples will return ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, enigmatic
Plot: swinger, sex talk, secret, foursome, psychology, past, group of friends, conversation, sex scene, house, dialogue driven, argument ...
Place: germany
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, war, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, danger, soldier, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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Arthur Newman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: golf, faked death, on the road, hidden identity, self discovery, unlikely couple, escapades, family problems, disorder, americana, false identity, past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 3K
Chronic (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Dedicated to his profession, he develops strong relationships people he cares for. But outside of work, it's a different story altogether.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, nurse, complaint, architect, character study, patient, introvert, past, fired from the job, male nurse, friendship, love and romance ...
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 6.1
 2K
The Appeared (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, ghost, supernatural ability, politics, on the road, woman in danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, serial killer, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001
Place: argentina, barcelona spain, buenos aires argentina, barcelona
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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.
Style: captivating, romantic, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, deception, betrayal, romance, jealousy, wedding, hopes, nobleman, trust, love and romance, secret ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, russia, istanbul turkey
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 5.4
 56
Promises (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Latchkey kids lose touch when one of them moves away, only to reconnect years later without realizing it, having changed their names to escape their pasts. Once they realize who each other are; they are able heal the wounds of their pasts.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, affectionate
Plot: past, love, loyalty, friend, devotion, lovers, promise, secret, fight, child abuse, drugs, secrets ...
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 1K
Bis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Éric and Patrice have been friends since high school. Over the years, they have both taken very different paths: Éric has become a hedonist, has a string of girlfriends and is always on the look out for a new one; Patrice has become a monogamous ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, not serious
Plot: time travel, friends, switching roles, disorder, buddies, changing the past or future, unfulfillment, teenage life, midlife crisis, past, past life, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 433
Honeymoon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wedding is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but things can go awry. When an uninvited guest turns up at the church and later at the reception as well, the newly-weds’ day turns sour. Shadows of the past can blight the most sumptuous of banquets ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: fake identity, secret, dark secret, husband wife relationship, lie, past, uninvited guest, guilt, fight, delusion, sexual abuse, injury ...
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 712
The Matriarch (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martta and Otto are a pair of traveling tailors who claim to be bastard descendents of the Romanovs and wander from town to town in Finland seeking work, accompanied by their two half-witted adult sons, Hippo , Repe and equally silly son-in-law ...
Style: family saga, road movie, touching, captivating
Plot: strong female character, family relations, male female relationship, past, family honor, matriarch, generation, criminal gang, ancestry, strong female lead, honor, storyteller ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 911
Boomerang (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Antoine Rey looks for a special gift for his sister Melanie on her 40th birthday. He decides to surprise her with a trip to the French Island of Noirmoutier, where they spent many summers as children until their mother's death. On the drive ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, family secret, past, christmas present, confronting the past, childhood flashback, secret, family relations, car accident, lesbian romance ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 141K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, revenge, bully, secrets, paranoia, husband wife relationship, past, stalking, friendship, manipulative person, lie ...
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, danger, experiment gone awry, survival, disorder, changing the past or future, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 793
Ghost Train (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who 'lives' on the station platform. One day, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, mind bending
Plot: ghost, train, supernatural, missing person, friendship, danger, gory, past, violence, supernatural ability, ticket, sick mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 2K
8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, going straight, starting over, haunted by the past, one more chance, family relations, single parent, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, past, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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Casilla de partida (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two contempo Frenchmen of Antillean descent visit their ancestor's time as well as their land in the slavery-themed French era.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, racism, fish out of water, life turned upside down, adventure, rebellion, nothing goes right, misfit, social differences, disorder, goofy hero, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 683
Body of Water (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julia is a young lawyer who has been in conflict with her father for a long time. Her mother seems a bit insane, and Julia thinks that he is partially responsible for this. She has also split with the father of her son and tries to escape all these ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Plot: countryside, legend, supernatural, uncover truth, ghost, life is a bitch, river, lake or river, family secret, repressed memory, secret, past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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The Guardian Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Denmark, Croatia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Criminal investigator Anders Olsen begins to solve a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks and runs into the streets of Copenhagen with the money. When arrested, he claims to have committed the crime alone. Some eyewitnesses say the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: bank robbery, hypnosis, mind control, hypnotist, criminal, prisoner, police, meditation, past, prison, crimes, post war ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1951
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Stand by Me Doraemon (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the suburbs of Tokyo some time ago, there lived a clumsy boy about 10 years old. There appeared in front of him named Sewashi, Nobita's descendant of four generations later from the 22nd century, and Doraemon, a 22nd century cat-type ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, androids and robots, pets, youth, friends, mission, time travel, time machine, boy, cartoon cat, prank ...
Time: 22nd century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Tomb Robbery Papyrus. Notes of a Past (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A century long search for an important ancient Egyptian royal tomb ... its location defined by a discredited antique manuscript ... a young archaeologist believing in its veracity. The search for the key to break the antique code of the papyrus ... ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: religion, treasure, inventor, butler, destiny, king, archaeologist, desert, priest, past, pharaoh, valley ...
Time: future
Place: london, venice, north africa, cairo egypt
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 215K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, loneliness, survival, courage, destiny, foster home, orphanage, long lost relative, childhood flashback ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2010, year 2012 ...
Place: india, australia, melbourne, kolkata, melbourne australia
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Far from the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A love story between a terrorist and his victim.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: victim, eta terrorist group, romance, marriage, terrorist, past, city, infidelity, sick, doctor, stockholm syndrome, friendship ...
Place: andalusia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 827
Memories (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, aging, golden years, family relations, past, night watchman, disappearance, love, homecoming, hopes, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Avis de mistral (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: provence, family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, culture clash, youth, family drama, estrangement, deaf, past, countryside, disorder, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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