Agree or not, we all have at some point in life wished to travel time, either to escape from the present and jump direct to the future or to go back in the past and change a few things that we regret.
As of now there is no such technology (or maybe there is), but I’m sure the future holds such impossible technologies that would enable a person to overcome the element of time itself. Until then check out these awesome time travel movies!
Best Time Travel Movies on Netflix
Firstly this movie has Bill Murray, secondly it has Bill Murray and thirdly it has Bill Murray! This reason alone is enough for anyone to give it a watch! What happens in Groundhog Day is that Bill Murray gets trapped living the same again and again, the movie has elements of comedy which are very well played by Bill along with philosophy and some darkness and but Bill’s humanity always makes it through the dark and shines! Groundhog Day is a beautiful classic.
Somewhere in Time
One of the most popular movies on Netflix, the leading character travels 68 years back in time for a one-night stand… although that sounds weird, but the real plot is the best thing about the movie. Richard gets fascinated by the portrait of an actress Elise who was born way before his time.
His obsession over this actress leads him to time travel through hypnosis. Richard travels 68 years back to meet Elise. The movie show cases serious romance that it might get you all teary.
With an amazing star cast and a great story line About Time is one of those time travel movies that showcases the father-son, brother-sister and husband-wife relationships quite phenomenally just by using the concept of time. The acting in this movie is phenomenal which makes it even more engaging. The ending will surprise you as it explains clearly the concept of time travel.
More on Netflix
Before I Fall (2017)
Rick and Morty (2013)
12 Monkeys (2015) series
Dark series (2017)
Travelers series (2016)
Across the Universe
Night Train to Lisbon
Coming to America
The movie makes the top spot on our list, it revolves around the story of two engineers who by accident discover a mechanism of time-travel while playing around with entrepreneurial tech projects. The best part is that the script writers don’t miss out on any of the science of the movie, and the exact mechanics of how time travel takes place.
Primer remains one of the most successful time-travel movies ever made and the most shocking part is that the entire movie was made in $7,000 only.
Back to the Future
Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 movie focuses on a universal curiosity— what were are parents like when they were our age? From here he picks up the time travel genre and shows going back in the past. It has elements of comedy naturally embedded, its inventive and unique, the movie is such a unique piece of art that even after decades it has not been forgotten and is relative.
Planet of the Apes
The 1968 film is a time travel movie, where the astronaut doesn’t actually stumble upon a different plant. What actually happens is that he has travelled to the future where Ape’s have taken over the Earth. The film is filled with socio-political commentary, and features one of the best Jerry Goldsmith scores ever created, yeah, before IMBD ratings and Rotten tomatoes it was the Jerry Goldsmith scores that mattered. The movie ends in a different light which solidifies it as a classic, totally changing the impression of the entire film.
12 Monkeys has maintained to be one of the most remembered films in the genre. The sci-fi movie adds in more of Gilliam’s odd imaginations with coarse and well balanced time-travel concept, resulting in a never to be forgotten experience for the viewers. Brad Pitt pretty a pretty out class performance as a mental institution patient while Bruce Willis plays a future prisoner, who is sent back in time to discover the roots of a deadly virus that damages the Earth severely. Unique as always, Gilliam keeps things weird and strange yet smoothly portrays his ideas in the film.
The writer/director, Rian Johnson has never failed to surprise and engage the audience, be it “Brick” or the insanely popular block buster Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Johnson’s combination of ambition and attention to detail has always left the audience awestruck!
Looper marked Johnson’s first entry into the sci-fi genre, and he did it pretty well, offering up a time-travel tale based in the character first and foremost. The primary question that the movie revolves around is, “What would you do if you went back in time and met your younger self?”, in addition to that the movie has well directed action scenes and complex situations where it becomes difficult to decide what to do while staying away from negative solutions.
More Time Travel Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Midnight in Paris
Run Lola Run
The Butterfly Effect
The Time Machine (1960)
Army of Darkness (1992)
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Time After Time (1979)
Safety Not Guaranteed
Time Bandits (1981)
13 Going on 30
Now that we’ve brought the very best of Time Travel movies for you, what are you waiting for? Get your pop corns ready and make the couch your throne! Enjoy and let us know if you have any recommendations!
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A tech geek, movie buff, a binge watcher & online gaming enthusiast. Salman Ahmed loves to blog about all the latest movies, TV shows, trends & happenings in the IT industry.