Time Travel Movies

Time Travel movies are one of my favorite sci-fi genres. The very concept of going forward or backward in the time fascinates me. If you are here, chances are you are either intrigued by the concept of time travel and you too enjoy watching sci-fi movies about time travel.

Some of these movies are hard to understand when you watch them the first time. If you are confused about the story plotline of one of these movies, you are not alone. There are a lot of films made on time-travel so I have only covered the films made in English (or dubbed in English). These movies are either well known or have good quality and present interesting and substantial plot line.

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Best Sci-fi Time Loop Films

The Butterfly Effect (film)

Predestination (film)

Primer (2004 film)

Slipstream (2005 film)

Source Code (film)

Triangle (2009 British film)

Déjà Vu (2006 film)

Donnie Darko (film)

Edge of Tomorrow (film)

Read: 5 Time Travel Movies You Need To See

Best Sci-fi Time Travel Films

12 Monkeys (film)

Interstellar (2014 film)

Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Mr. Nobody (film)

The Time Traveler’s Wife (film)

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

Best Action Time Travel Films

The Terminator

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator Genisys

Best Comedy Time Travel Films

Hot Tub Time Machine (film)

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (film)

Best Romantic Time Travel Films

Kate & Leopold (film)

Guest from the Future (Russian film)

The Lake House (2006 film)

I’ll Never Forget You (1951 film)

Best Children Time Travel Films

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016 film)

A Christmas Carol (2009 film)

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (film)

Top Christmas Time Loops Films

The primary character(s) must learn a crucial life lesson to break free from the never-ending time loop

12 Dates of Christmas (2011 film)

Christmas Do-Over (2006 film)

Christmas Every Day (1996 film)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999 film)

Top Time Loops Films

(where a character repeats the same period of time)

Groundhog Day (1993 film)

Repeaters (2010 film)

Mine Games (2012 film)

The Last Day of Summer (2007 film)

Haunter (2013 film)

List of All Time Loop Films

12:01 (1993 film)

12:01 PM (1990 film)

Back in Crime (2013 French film)

Camp Slaughter Frequency (film)

La Jetée (French short film,  12 Monkeys was inspired by this film)

Jumanji Looper (film)

Paycheck (film)

Time Teens Timecrimes Vantage Point (film)

X-Men: Days of Future Past

List of All Time Travel Films

100 Million BC 11 A.M. (film)

13 Going on 30 17 Again (film)

2009: Lost Memories 24 (2016 film)

6:3 Play It Again

Tutti A.P.E.X. (1994 film)

The A.R.K. Report (2013 Israeli film)

About Time (2013 film)

Almost Normal (2005 film)

Ben 10: Race Against Time

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Berkeley Square (film)

Beyond the Time

Barrier Biggles (film)

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Black Knight (film)

Blackadder: Back & Forth

The Blue Yonder

The Boy and the Pirates

Brigadoon (film)

Brother Future

Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust

The Butterfly Effect 2

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Calla (film)

Cleopatra (1970 film)


The Cold Room

Collider (film)

Crusade in Jeans (film)

Cyborg 2087

Detention (2011 film)

Dimension 5 (film)

Dimensions (film)

Dino Time Disney’s

The Kid

Doc Brown Saves the World

Dr. Who and the Daleks

Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock

Extreme Movie

Fetching Cody

Fiddlers Three (1944 film)

Field of Dreams

The Final Countdown (film)

Flight of the Navigator

Flight World War II

For All Time 

Forever Young (1992 film)

Frankenstein Unbound

Free Birds


From Time to Time (film)

Future War G.I.

Samurai Galaxis

Gandahar (film)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film)

The Halloween Tree (film)

Happy Accidents (2000 film)

Heaven’s Soldiers

Hercules in the Valley of Woe

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Hero – Beyond the Boundary of Time

The House at the End of Time

How I Married My High School Crush (2007 film)

I’ll Follow You Down (aka Continuum) (2013 Canadian film)

Idaho Transfer (1973 film)

If Only (2004 film)

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011 film)

In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission (2014 film)

Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973 Russian film)

The Jacket (2005 film)

The Jetsons

Meet the Flintstones

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Josh Kirby… Time Warrior!

Journey to the Beginning of Time

Journey to the Center of Time

Just Visiting (film)

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Land of the Lost (2009 film)

The Langoliers (miniseries)

The League of Gentlemen’s


Lights and Shadows (1988 film)

Lilya 4-ever (2002 Swedish film)

Look Who’s Back (film)

Lost in Space (film)

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone

Love Story 2050

The Lovers (2013 film)

Masters of the Universe (film)

Maxie (film)

Meet the Robinsons

Men in Black 3

Midnight in Paris

Millennium (film)

Mind Game (film)

Minutemen (film)

Mortadelo and Filemon. Mission: Save the Planet

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

My Future Boyfriend

My Girlfriend Is a Cyborg

My Mother, the Mermaid

My Past Is My Own

My Science Project

Narcopolis (film)

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Nemesis 2: Nebula

No Time for Nuts

Nobunaga Concerto

Norman’s Awesome Experience

Nothing Left to Do But Cry

Out of Time (1988 film)

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Paycheck (film)

Peggy Sue Got Married


Philadelphia Experiment II

The Philadelphia Experiment (film)

Pirates in Callao

Planet of the Apes (1968 film)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Playing Beatie Bow (film)

The Possible Premonition (2007 film)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film)

Project Almanac

Project Makeover

The Quest for Freedom

Rebirth of Mothra III

Regular Show: The Movie

Repeat Performance


The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

Ruby Red (film)

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Run Lola Run

S. Darko

Safety Not Guaranteed

Samurai Commando: Mission 1549

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown

Saving Santa

Secret (2007 film)

Shrek Forever After



The Motion Picture

Slipstream (2005 film)

Somewhere in Time (film)

A Sound of Thunder (film)

Southland Tales

Sphere (1998 film)

The Spirit of ’76 (1990 film)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Star Trek (film)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek Generations

Star Trek: First Contact

Stargate: Continuum

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

Summer Time Machine Blues

Superman (1978 film)


Synchronicity (film)

T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Tenacious D: Time Fixers

Those Were the Days (1997 film)

A Thousand Kisses

Deep (film)

The Three Stooges

Meet Hercules

Thrill Seekers (film)

Time After Time (1979 film)

Time and Punishment

Time Bandits

Time Changer

Time Chasers

Time Flies (film)

Time Freak

The Time Guardian

Time Lapse (film)

The Time Machine (1960 film)

The Time Machine (2002 film)

Time Renegades

Time Runner

Time Teens

Time Travelers (1976 film)

The Time Travelers (1964 film)

Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Time Under Fire


Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision


Timeline (film)

Timequest (film)

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

Timescape (1992 film)


Timing (film)

Tom’s Midnight Garden (film)

Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea

Touchback (film)

Trancers (1984 film)

Trancers II (1991 film)

Trancers III (1992 film)

Trancers: City of Lost Angels (2013 film)

Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1

Travelers: Jigen Keisatsu

The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 film)

Unidentified Flying



The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time

The Visitors: Bastille Day

Warlock (1989 film)

Waxwork II: Lost in Time

We’re Back!

A Dinosaur’s Story (film)

Where Do We Go from Here? (1945 film)

Willy McBean and his Magic Machine

The World Is Hot Enough

World of Tomorrow (film)

World Without End (film)

A Wrinkle in Time (film)

The Yesterday Machine

*Check out the best books (fiction) on time travel.