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, interesting, intense, psychological and clever films and TV shows about / with flashbacks, flashback, mentor, storytelling, murder, death, violence, vengeance, dialogue and redemption 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: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), The Good Doctor (2017), A Lustful Mind (1986), Fighting Tommy Riley (2004), Borderline (2019), Afrika (1973), The Trap (1985), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), Hands of a Mother (2016), Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

List of flashbacks movies

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
Style: tech noir, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, disturbing, psychedelic ...
Plot: technology, computer game, computer, male protagonist, repeated scene, alternate reality, psychology, flashbacks, mystery writer, behavior control, british, psychologist ...
Time: year 1984
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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, emotional, serious, talky, psychological
Plot: autism, doctor, hospital, prodigy, medicine, surgeon, talented, flashback sequence, childhood flashback, flashbacks
Time: 2010s, contemporary
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 4.6
 108
A Lustful Mind (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alessio, a young man from a well to do family, has been mute since the death of his mother two years ago. His father, who has subsequently remarried, sends him to his sister-in-law's house in the country to recuperate. While staying there ...
Plot: suicide, masturbation, lesbian sex, bare breasts, female masturbation, female nudity, tragic event, male masturbation, mute, aunt nephew relationship, older woman younger man relationship, sex scene ...
Time: 1930s
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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boxing trainer, undressing, boxing, massage, punching bag, unrequited love, school teacher, locker room, boxer, athlete's life, sport, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 7
Borderline (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Craving that girl she was never able to replace and seeking inspiration in her presence, or absence, or rather fantasy, a troubled writer embarks on a stormy journey of love, passion and potentially perdition.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: cocaine, laptop, threesome, isolation, lake, writing, underground, hammock, cycling, acceptance, female orgasm, alternate timeline ...
Place: paris france, italy, scotland
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 5.0
 36
Afrika (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Ethiopia
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, menage a trois, suicide, flashbacks, gun shot, leprosy, female nudity, topless, gunshot ...
Place: africa, ethiopia
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 5.1
 252
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: female full frontal nudity, obsession, nipples, red dress, love triangle, sex in bed, panties, panties pulled down, voyeur, breast suckling, female nudity, white panties ...
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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, secretary, siblings, alibi, murder, housekeeper, country house, adopted son, adoptive father, adoptive mother, secret, flashback ...
Time: year 1954, 1950s
Place: england
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: christmas, good versus evil, beast, imaginary kingdom, escapades, mischievous children, secret identity, fish out of water, rivalry, friendship, opposites attract, family ...
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, psychotherapy, birthday party, incest, pedophilia, family secret, child molestation, rape victim, molestation, repressed memory, shame, male rape ...
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 7.7
 337K
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, exciting, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, courage, misfit, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, lifestyle change, nothing goes right, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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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: scary, psychological, sexual, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: resort, prostitute, obsession, writer's life, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals, gory, fall in love, teenage life, love affair, couples, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: realistic, surreal, scary, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: stutterer, crimes, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, school, murder, murderous pair, violence spree, danger, sexual abuse, psychopath, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: medical school
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 4.6
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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: woman with glasses, fistfight, killing spree, human experiment, woman fights a man, female antagonist, woman punches a man, pistol, mutant, damsel in distress, rescue, revolver ...
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 6.6
 519
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: friendship, jealousy, coming of age, sexual awakening, runaway, sex, brother brother relationship, loss, drug abuse, grief, grieving, cannabis ...
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: missing person, backyard, neighbor, photograph, apartment, disappearance, girlfriend, digging, bus, kidnapping, police station, tied to a chair ...
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: realistic, biting, uplifting, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: punk, couple relations, music, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, blind ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, cultural icon ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: england, europe
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 8.5
 1.0M
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, surprise ending, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, revenge, haunted by the past, paranoia, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.3
 121K
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: disturbing, psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rape, massacre, muslim, dealing with death, torture, twins, death, christianity, checkpoint, orphanage, will, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 2009 ...
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, high school, abortion, couples, friends, anniversary, haunted by the past, hopes, suburban life, couple relations, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, future
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 7.6
 78K
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: clever, psychological, tense, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: stranger, robbery, thief, voyeurism, neo noir, theft, burglar, obsession, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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American History X (1998)
Genre: 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: prison, racism, skinhead, nazism, juvenile delinquency, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime, prejudice ...
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, friendship, investigation, military, suicide, shooting, war, politics, sergeant, undercover, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, israel
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 89K
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, mind game, nightmare, delusion, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, heaven and hell, dysfunctional character, obsession, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
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 6.0
 92K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, secretary, trap, mind game, captivity, gory, serial killer, goth, police investigation, death, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa
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 5.8
 105K
Saw V (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, blood splatter, gory, goth, law enforcement, rivalry, who done it, chases and races, confined, crimes, escape attempt, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.9
 130K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master criminal, torture, blood, violence, child abuse, massacre, presumed dead, disfigurement, mind game, trap, rescue, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 36K
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, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, going straight, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
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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, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, family life, love affair, marriage, self discovery, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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