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 for the first time. So 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 at least dubbed in English).

These movies are either well known or have good quality and present interesting and substantial plot line.

Read: List of all Time Travel Books (Fiction)

Best Sci-fi Time Loop Films

  • Donnie Darko (2001 film)
  • The Butterfly Effect (2004 film)
  • Primer (2004 film)
  • Slipstream (2005 film)
  • Déjà Vu (2006 film)
  • Triangle (2009 British film)
  • Source Code (2011 film)
  • Predestination (2014 film)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014 film)

Read: 5 Time Travel Movies You Need To See

Best Sci-fi Time Travel Films

  • Interstellar (2014 film)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)
  • Mr. Nobody (2009 film)
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009 film)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995 film)
  • Back to the Future (1985 film)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989 film)
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990 film)

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 Time Loop Films

In these movies, the primary character repeats the same period of time over and over agian.

  • Groundhog Day (1993 film)
  • Repeaters (2010 film)
  • Mine Games (2012 film)
  • The Last Day of Summer (2007 film)
  • Haunter (2013 film)
  • 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

Top Christmas Time Loops Films

The primary characters 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)

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)
  • Clockstoppers
  • 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
  • Freejack
  • 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
  • Apocalypse
  • 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
  • Peut-être
  • 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
  • Returner
  • 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
  • Siyama
  • Slayers
  • 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)
  • Süpermenler
  • 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
  • Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision
  • Timecrimes
  • Timeline (film)
  • Timequest (film)
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
  • Timescape (1992 film)
  • Timestalkers
  • 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
  • Oddball
  • Untimely
  • 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

Next: Check out the best (fiction) books on time travel

Search: