Flashbacks movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant flashbacks movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, psychological, intense, interesting and cerebral films and TV shows about / with flashbacks, flashback, storytelling, mentor, death, dialogue, redemption, corruption, friendship and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as flashbacks: The Good Doctor (2017), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Afrika (1973), The Trap (1985), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), Hands of a Mother (2016), Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009), Molly (2017), Teenage Kicks (2016), Come and Find Me (2016).
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Memento (2000)
Mystery, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 8.5
Hands of a Mother (2016)
Drama
Germany
106 min.
 6.8
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
60 min.
 7.3
Molly (2017)
Action, Sci-Fi
Netherlands
91 min.
 4.6

List of flashbacks movies

The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, psychological, talky, serious, emotional
Plot: autism, hospital, doctor, medicine, prodigy, talented, surgeon, flashback sequence, flashbacks, childhood flashback
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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 7.7
 317K
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph ...
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, nothing goes right, adventure, journey, misfit, courage, fish out of water, goofy hero, escapades, heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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 5.1
 35
Afrika (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A violent examination of male homosexuality in a time when it was considered taboo, where Ivano Staccioli and his lover engage in a self-destructive relationship against the background of Africa.
Plot: colonialism, homosexuality, extramarital affair, rape, flashbacks, leprosy, leper, gun shot, gun in mouth, poetry, male rape, menage a trois ...
Place: ethiopia, africa
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 5.1
 240
The Trap (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman becomes obsessed with a man she can't have, and carries the torch for more than 15 years.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: panties pulled down, flashbacks, hands tied, captivity, woman in underwear, sexual desire, spying on couple having sex, stitches, sexual attraction, tied up, knife wound, red dress ...
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Plot: murder mystery, siblings, alibi, housekeeper, bomb shelter, country house, matriarch, flashbacks, secretary, suspect, christmas, prison ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954
Place: england
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, beast, good versus evil, palaces castles and temples, opposites attract, rescue, friendship, curses spells and rituals, family, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, palestine
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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 ...
Plot: parent child relationship, child abuse, childhood trauma, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mental illness, rape, brother brother relationship, birthday party, incest, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship ...
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Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Alejandro is an elderly writer, and is driving back to the small costal village where he was born and raised...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, sexual ...
Plot: love and romance, gory, resort, village, couples, mystery, ghost, golden years, mysterious character, prostitute, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Returning to the same medical school where they were test subjects years before, two twisted serial killers use brutal sex acts to kill off a group of med students.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, surreal, realistic, scary ...
Plot: stutterer, school, murderous pair, gory, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, doctors and patients, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: medical school
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 4.6
 660
Molly (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A girl living alone in a post apocalyptic wasteland finds herself hunted down by marauders who want her to fight in their fighting pit for their entertainment.
Plot: girl, fight, post apocalypse, flashbacks, post apocalyptic, supernatural power, brawl, hand to hand combat, martial arts, one against many, strong female lead, revolver ...
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 6.6
 492
Teenage Kicks (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Miklós is at the age when everything feels high-stakes. He is coming to terms with his own sexuality, and when his best friend Dan reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together.
Plot: coming of age, jealousy, friendship, sexuality, sexual awakening, cannabis, grieving, runaway, loss, drug abuse, grief, brother brother relationship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Come and Find Me (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: girlfriend, missing person, photograph, neighbor, backyard, digging, disappearance, apartment, chance meeting, reunion, dare, taser ...
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, musician's life, rock, follow your dream, music, polio, rock star, rising to stardom, human spirit, disability, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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 8.5
 989K
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.2
 114K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: twins, rape, dealing with death, massacre, self discovery, muslim, prison, orphanage, christian, swimming pool, checkpoint, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, canada
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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, high school, abortion, buddies, suburbs, high school life, teenage life, couples, friends, best friends, couple relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 76K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: stylized, psychological, clever, tense, serious ...
Plot: robbery, thief, stranger, neo noir, burglar, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, mystery, voyeurism, theft, obsession, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, war, suicide, assassination, politics, border, espionage, political conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA, Canada
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: rough, atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, rape, corruption, gangsters, rise and fall, friendship, organized crime, brooklyn bridge, opium, memory, torture, murder ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heaven and hell, dealing with death, vietnam war, hallucinations, paranoia, oneiric, soldier, mind game, delusion, dying, angel, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 90K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, captivity, violence, murder, mind game, gory, death, trap, secretary, police investigation, agent, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa
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 5.8
 103K
Saw V (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Detective Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, he must go on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, blood splatter, gory, mind game, race against time, psychopath, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry, captivity, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.9
 127K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, torture, blood, violence, police officer, fbi, mind game, race against time, gory, rescue, rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 35K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, childhood, coming of age, murder, crimes, friendship, tragic hero, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, offbeat, touching, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, self discovery, age difference, family life, family problems, love affair, marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, neighbor, publisher ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 40K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, science, paranoia, mathematics, notebook, collision, grief, illness, sex, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, london
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hospital, infidelity, memory, confrontation, terminal illness, reconciliation, parents and children, illness, parent child relationship, family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1962, year 1989
Place: brighton, england
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: french, human spirit, mute or deaf, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, patient, writing, coma, nurse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, paris france, africa ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 18K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
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