Sent to the past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sent to the past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with sent to the past, time travel, imaginary, changing the past or future, time machine, time traveler, destiny, danger, chase and mentor plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
sent to the past
 119
sent to the past movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sent to the past: About Time (2013), The Terminator (1984), Frequency (2000), Terra Nova (2011), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Looper (2012), Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014), Continuum (2012), Back to the Future (1985), Predestination (2014).

List of sent to the past movies

 7.8
 324K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, family secret, looking for love, fall in love, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 823K
The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, sent to the past, killer robot, protector, androids, time paradox, dystopic future, time travel, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, year 1984, twentieth century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 105K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1969, year 1999 ...
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 82K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, post apocalypse, adventure, changing the past or future, survival, human existence, expedition, danger, extinction, sent to the past, scientist ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, interesting, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, old west, sent to the past, time loop, alternate reality, inventor, small town, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 552K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, neo noir, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, hitman, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, escape ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas, shanghai
Is relevant ?
Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: 5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sent to the past, time machine, adventure, youth, multiple storylines, danger, escapades, gunfight, runaway, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 59K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, changing the past or future, computer genius, time traveler, heroine, getting home, alternate timeline, time paradox, time machine, terrorist group, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
Is relevant ?
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, destiny, scientist, time paradox, chases and races, escapades, inventor, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 268K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, plot twist, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mysterious character, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, year 1963, year 1964, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york
Is relevant ?
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta, Spain, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, secret society, parkour, adventure, time travel, brotherhood, memory, assassination, imaginary, sent to the past, secret identity, chase ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century, year 1986, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: spain, london, madrid, texas
Is relevant ?
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, inventor, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.
Style: humorous, entertaining, witty, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, young heroes, time machine, talking dog, prodigy, sent to the past, family, adoption, computer animation, dog, time paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, 1500s, 16th century ...
Place: egypt, usa, versailles, new york, italy ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 502K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, race against time, save the day, terrorism, alternate reality, precognition, imaginary, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
Is relevant ?
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, warrior, evil alien, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, big ben london, united kingdom ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 43K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, time machine, epidemic, post apocalypse, sent to the past, plague, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 9K
Journeyman (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: This mystery-drama revolves around a newspaper reporter named Dan Vasser who suddenly begins to travel through time to change the lives of those around him. When his travels reunite him with his long-lost fiancée Livia, life with his present-day ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, changing the past or future, reporter, save the day, couple relations, journalist, righting the wronged, hopes, escapades, romance, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
Is relevant ?
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, supernatural ability, suicide, haunted by the past, supernatural, hopes, profanity, childhood, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 8.8
 52K
Steins;Gate (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, research, parallel world, scientist, time loop, sent to the past, hopes, experiment, youth, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 16K
Tru Calling (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Tru Calling is an American television supernatural drama series that was shown on the Fox Network from 2003 to 2005. Created by Jon Harmon Feldman, the series was produced by Original Film, Oh That Gus!, Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television. The ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching, suspenseful
Plot: changing the past or future, morgue, supernatural ability, back from the dead, psychic, changing the future, sent to the past, supernatural, chosen one, supernatural power, mission, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 28K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: captivating, exciting, witty, stylized, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, sent to the past, getting home, experiment gone awry, partners, hologram, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 347K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, secret agents, alien, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, space and aliens, benign alien, time traveler, alternate timeline, sent to the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
Is relevant ?
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, killer robot, cyborgs, androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, terminator, changing the past or future, sent to the past, robot vs. robot, man versus machine, escapades, flash forward ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Secrets of Sulphur Springs (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 12-year-old Griffin Campbell and his family move to the small town of Sulphur Springs and take ownership of an abandoned hotel rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, ...
Style: mystical, captivating, tense
Plot: sent to the past, mystery, adventure, time travel, investigation, secret, mysticism, secret passageway, teenage life, teenage girl, dark past, secret past ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 23K
Future Man (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night, is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, absurd
Plot: time travel, gamer, sent to the past, murder, dystopic future, mission, warrior, distopia, fantasy becomes reality, genetic engineering, future dystopia, save the world ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 1K
Lunopolis (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lunopolis is a 2009 direct-to-video science fiction film directed by Matthew Avant. The film is presented in found footage style and takes place in the weeks preceding the rumored events of the 2012 prophecies. Two documentary filmmakers discover a ...
Style: tense, contemplative, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, sent to the past, moon, cult, uncover truth, obsessive quest, filmmaking, escapades, partners, legends and myths, secret movement, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: louisiana, usa
Is relevant ?
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, apocalypse, killer robot, chaos, time travel, chase, technology gone awry, artificial intelligence, time traveler, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2030s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 50K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, time machine, sent to the past, post apocalypse, changing the future, teamwork, police detective, undercover, artificial intelligence, legend ...
Time: future
Place: north america
Is relevant ?
Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu (2013)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One year after the events of the anime, Rintarou begins to feel the repercussions of extensive time travel, and eventually completely fades from reality. Kurisu, being the only companion to remember him, now must find a way to bring him back.
Style: mind bending, psychological, stylized, serious, emotional
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mad scientist, impossible love, tragic love, love and romance, imaginary, parallel world, time machine, existence paradox, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a man trying to uncover the mysterious death of his girlfriend and save an innocent man from the death chamber in the process, by using his unique power to time travel. However in attempting to do this, he also frees a ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, investigation, murder, supernatural, sent to the past, recession, bear trap, serial killer, uncover truth, profanity, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, detroit
Is relevant ?