53 Best Time Travel Movies of All Times!

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

Groundhog Day

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.

About Time

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

  1. Predestination (2014)
  2. ARQ (2016)
  3. Before I Fall (2017)
  4. Rick and Morty (2013)
  5. Triangle (2009)
  6. 12 Monkeys (2015) series
  7. Dark series (2017)
  8. Travelers series (2016)
  9. Naked (2000)
  10. Across the Universe
  11. Forrest Gump
  12. Night Train to Lisbon
  13. Coming to America
  14. Donnie Darko
  15. Interstellar

Featured Films

Primer

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

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.

Looper

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

  1. Interstellar
  2. The Terminator
  3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  4. La Jetée
  5. Donnie Darko
  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  7. Arrival (II)
  8. Edge of Tomorrow
  9. About Time
  10. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  11. Midnight in Paris
  12. Run Lola Run
  13. The Butterfly Effect
  14. The Time Machine (1960)
  15. Doctor Strange
  16. Predestination (I)
  17. Pleasantville (1998)
  18. Source Code
  19. Army of Darkness (1992)
  20. Frequency
  21. Timecrimes
  22. Happy Accidents
  23. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  24. The Jacket
  25. Time After Time (1979)
  26. Déjà vu
  27. Safety Not Guaranteed
  28. Time Bandits (1981)
  29. Idiocracy
  30. 13 Going on 30

Conclusion

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!