Confronting the past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant confronting the past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, psychological, suspense, serious, entertaining and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with confronting the past, family relations, murder, haunted by the past, relationships, dealing with the past, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, dark past and family problems plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
confronting the past
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confronting the past movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as confronting the past: Real (2013), Boomerang (2015), The House by the Sea (2017), Nebraska (2013), 10x10 (2018), The Name is Legend (2017), The Secret Life of Words (2005), Past Life (2010), The Ex (2021), The Mosquito Coast (2021).

List of confronting the past movies

 5.7
 982
Real (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect ...
Style: psychological, surreal, serious, emotional, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, virtual reality, surrealism, confronting the past, couple relations, love and romance, bittersweet, couples, true love, haunted by the past, love, inside the mind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 6.5
 968
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, realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, childhood flashback, family relations, christmas present, family secret, past, secret, father daughter relationship, confronting the past, car accident ...
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The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: grief, nostalgia, family, soldier, family reunited, family relations, older man younger woman relationship, dead brother, military, inheritance, confronting the past, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france, southern france, mediterranean sea
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 7.7
 115K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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 5.1
 8K
10x10 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lewis is an outwardly ordinary guy, but in reality he is hiding an obsession - revenge - against Cathy. Lewis kidnaps Cathy in broad daylight and takes her to his home, where he locks her in a soundproof cell and attempt to extract a dark secret ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, captive, revenge, missing child, crimes, captivity, violence, danger, murder, held captive, locked in a room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, atlanta georgia
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The Name is Legend (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Turkey
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: Tarik Aksoy who once was a legend in basketball tries to make life work after his wife passing away. His daughters Melis and Zeynep
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, family problems, confronting the past, sport, social problems, athlete's life, tragic past, basketball player, family life, parents and children, basketball ...
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, understanding, couple relations, human nature, depression, friends, blind character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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 5.4
 411
Past Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Past Life is an American crime drama television series which aired on Fox from February 9 to June 4, 2010. The series premiered on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. After the premiere, subsequent airings were broadcast on ...
Style: emotional, surreal, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, past life, workplace, power relations, partners, supernatural, crimes, mystery, unsolved mystery, reincarnation, relationship problems, confronting the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 4.8
 61
The Ex (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of how social networks and instant messengers are changing the life of a modern person. It has been several years since a 16-year-old teenager posted a photo of his girlfriend in the general chat, hoping to boast to friends. Now he has a ...
Style: mystical, enigmatic, suspense, captivating
Plot: ghost, ex girlfriend, nightmare, murder, mysticism, confronting the past, haunted by the past, dark past, mystery, social network, supernatural, social media ...
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The Mosquito Coast (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: family, migration, on the run, runaway, parents and children, confronting the past, showdown, dysfunctional family, fugitives, haunted by the past, past coming back to haunt, fight ...
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Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, single parent, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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Hands of a Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, childhood trauma, family secret, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, repressed memory, child abuse, child molestation, mental illness, psychotherapy, abusive mother ...
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A Mother's Worst Fear (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alice is starting a new chapter in life by moving on from her highly stressful job as a hostage negotiator and putting more focus on her family. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down when her daughter is abducted with no demand for ransom. As ...
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: chloroform, family relations, revenge, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, new job, hostage negotiator, abduction, vendetta, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, kidnapping ...
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 5.7
 736
Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, hopes, youth, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, confronting the past, troubled past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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HeartLand Blues (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story Follows Reid Morrison, a down and out musician who tries to escape his hometown mistakes and start over in New Orleans. Thinking the mistakes he has made will never be forgiven, he attempts to seclude himself from anything worth while. ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: blues, musician's life, confronting the past, male female relationship, secret past, lifestyle, lifestyle change, changing lives, troubled past, dealing with the past, life, dark past ...
Place: new orleans
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 7.7
 604
Raven (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector is sent to his hometown to investigate a kidnap case, but apart from solving the mystery, he has to face the demons of his past.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: crime solving, fighting crime, uncover truth, investigation, crime investigation, police detective, child abduction, drugs, haunted by the past, drug abuse, kids in trouble, sleuth ...
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Beyond The Walls (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 156 min.
TV show
Story: Lisa, a young speech therapist, heirs a house from an unknown man who died over 20 years ago. She is not in any way related to this man and she doesn't know him. When she moves into the mysterious building, she becomes trapped in a true ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: multiverse, shapeshifting, maze, evil force, secret past, inheritance, haunted house, soldier, shape shifting, parallel universe, therapist, old dark house ...
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 6.2
 560
Mammal (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ...
Style: psychological, tragic
Plot: sex with teenager, older woman younger man sex, older woman teenage boy sex, trust, homelessness, loss of son, loss of child, confronting the past, family tragedy, relationships, tragic event, tragic love ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
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 5.5
 89K
Killers (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When an elite assassin marries a beautiful computer whiz after a whirlwind romance, he gives up the gun and settles down with his new bride. That is, until he learns that someone from his past has put a contract out on his life.
Style: light, humorous, not serious, romantic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, hitman, couple relations, secret service, agent as target, assassin, danger, secret agents, former spy, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france, nice france
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, blackmail, hospital, paralysis, revenge, brutality, cruelty, obsession, teenage boy, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... ...
Style: manga, parody, humorous, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: memories, reincarnation, romance, game, love, noble, heiress, villainess, past life, adventure, computers and web, life ...
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Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, female protagonist, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, family life, relationships, changing lives, lifestyle change, dealing with the past, teenage girl, family ...
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Magical Christmas Ornaments (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Marie begins receiving ornaments from her mother, a new coincidental blessing comes with each one, causing Marie to feel more excited for the holidays than she has in years. Marie’s once-lost Christmas spirit gets another boost when she meets ...
Style: light, romantic, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, happy ending, gift, neighbor neighbor relationship, male female relationship, romance, transformation, fall in love, love, couple relations, relationships, love affair ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, loss of friend, battles, survival, guilt, selflessness, homecoming, danger, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, new york ...
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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, murder, domineering mother, assassination plot, obsession, mentally unstable, mother son relationship, childhood trauma, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Place: new york
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Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joely Richardson plays a con artist who changes identities faster than most women change hair color. Going on the lam with her daughter (Hayden Panettiere), she scams her way into a prosperous marriage and, when that union sours, pulls off a murder ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: murder, single parent, mother daughter relationship, hidden identity, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, stolen identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north carolina
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Mother's Red Dress (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Laura Ullman, a single mother, kills her abusive ex-boyfriend and turns the gun on her son when he threatens to call the police. Paul leaves home to start a better life and falls for Ashley, a young woman looking for direction in her life, unaware ...
Style: romantic, captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: domestic violence, love, murder, loyalty, boyfriend, dealing with the past, romancing partners, love interest, male female relationship, fall in love, memories, relationships ...
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My See-Through Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Does one ever know who they’re living with? Lancelot’s life is thrown upside-down when he learns of the death of his wife. As he’s trying to cope with grief, he will have to confront the revelations made about his wife’s past.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: secret life, loss of wife, death of wife, infidelity, family secret, street life, couple relations, changing lives, male female relationship, secret, confronting the past, mystery ...
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Sweet Lorraine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: political scandal, political candidate, boxing, double life, political activism, town mayor, political campaign, politician, confronting the past, mayor
Place: new jersey
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Mac Daddy & the Lovers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A unique romantic comedy regarded as the male version of SEX AND THE CITY with a bit of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER mixed in. This award-winning film (Golden Reel Award at the 2013 Nevada International Film Festival) is being called “A laugh-filled ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, romantic
Plot: seduction, haunted by the past, ladies man, seducer, love and romance, seductive man, couple relations, love affair, romantic relationship, seductive, relationships, broken heart ...
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