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 serious, realistic, complex, melancholic, visually appealing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with flashback, mentor, storytelling, death, brutality, dialogue, childhood, redemption, adaptation and life & death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
flashbacks movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as flashbacks: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), The Good Doctor (2017), The Funeral (1996), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Gods and Monsters (1998), Another Woman (1988), Mr. Holmes (2015), Wild (2014), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Get on Up (2014).

List of flashbacks movies

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: psychedelic, mind bending, psychological, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: computer, programmer, video game, alternate reality, free will, twists and turns, male protagonist, repeated scene, cyberpunk, time travel, computer game, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
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The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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: serious, clever, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, medical, medicine, hospital, doctor, talented, prodigy, surgeon, doctors, nurse, asperger's syndrome, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: san francisco
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: neo noir, light, talky, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: crimes, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, murder, labor union, flashback, corpse, great depression, strike, revenge, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, london
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, friendship, prohibition, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, gunfight, crimes, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami, florida
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Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, homosexual, gay, depression, life & death, loneliness, adaptation, gardener, maid, haunted by the past, lgbtq ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pacific ocean
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, meditative, talky, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writers, depression, philosophy, eavesdropping, psychiatrist, human nature, self discovery, psychology, melancholy, friendship, art ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Mr. Holmes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, enigmatic, meditative, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, memory loss, aging, mystery, private detective, death, elderly, uncover truth, character study, one last case, who done it, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, future, 1910s, year 1947
Place: england, japan, london, europe, asia ...
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, captivating, uplifting, road movie, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, hiking, nature, journey, human spirit, female protagonist, death of mother, cheating on husband, grief, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, mojave desert, oregon
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, missing person, dysfunctional family, female nudity, recurring dream, teenage girl, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, mysterious disappearance, gay interest, disappearance, 17 year old ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, california
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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: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, friendship, musician, creativity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
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Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, male nudity, threesome, sexualized violence, investigation, lesbian cunnilingus, hotel, lesbian, sex party, voyeur, mystery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1957
Place: new jersey, los angeles, miami
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, intellectual, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, colonialism, women, imperialism, youth, coming of age, culture clash, interracial relations, unlikely friendships, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
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Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sexy, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: baseball, friendship, coming of age, life, love, aging, bittersweet, memory, flashback, teenager, fantasy world, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s
Place: new jersey, philadelphia
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Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert, coming of age, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, youth, bittersweet, introspection, crumbling marriage, single parent, flashback, depression, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time, alternate reality, destiny, philosophy, surrealism, utopia, depression, love and romance, butterfly effect, life changing experience, multiple outcomes, quantum physics ...
Time: future, year 1975, 21st century, 20th century
Place: canada
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Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, intense, clever, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: road trip, family relations, creativity, dysfunctional family, adaptation, art, confession, family secret, musician, haunted by the past, solitude, psychology ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, usa, new york ...
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, forbidden love, nazi, older woman younger man sex, world war two, holocaust, secret, sex, unlikely couple ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, poland ...
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Saw V (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, 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: scary, suspense, slasher, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, game of death, deathtrap, trap, twists and turns, torture, mind game, violent, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, motivational, realistic, uplifting, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: poverty, childhood, love, orphan, rags to riches, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, street life, cheating, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: non-linear, touching, emotional, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, teenage love, mother daughter reunion, unhappy wife, caught having sex, redemption, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, infidelity, cheating wife, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, latin america, mexico, new mexico, portland oregon
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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: depressing, disturbing, psychological, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, going straight, childhood, haunted by the past, redemption, rehabilitation, starting over, incest, child abuse, murder, character study, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester
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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, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, memory, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, reconciliation, family relations, character study, parenthood, life, death, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1989, year 1962 ...
Place: england, brighton, london
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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, non-linear, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, school shooting, murder, tragedy, guilt, self sacrifice, haunted by the past, adulthood, adultery, teenager, crimes, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, future
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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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, death, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, africa ...
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, gangsters, urban ghetto life, street kid, loss of friend, depression, foul language, anger, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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: thought provoking, tense, political, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: military, investigation, tragedy, friendship, soldier, politics, crimes, war, vengeance, justice, suicide, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia, israel
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: sexy, psychological, tricky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, couples, family problems, sexual relations, isolation, incest ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1870s, 2000s, victorian era
Place: san francisco, maine, new hampshire, europe, usa ...
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, talky, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, serial killer, rape, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, twists and turns, psychology, investigation, mind game, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, meditative, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, culture clash, romance, world war two, prejudice, justice, murder mystery, forbidden love, fisherman, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: washington state, japan, asia, seattle, pearl harbor
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The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, murder, psychologist, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, surrealism, hallucination, split personality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
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