Time machine movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant time machine movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspense, futuristic, clever, complex and entertaining films and TV shows about / with time machine, time travel, imaginary, time loop, time traveler, time, changing the past or future, chase, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, United Arab Emirates and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as time machine: The Time Machine (2002), Timeless (2016), Predestination (2014), Dark (2017), Doctor Who (2005), Back to the Future (1985), Project Almanac (2015), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Time Lapse (2014), Quantum Leap (1989).

List of time machine movies

The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, post apocalypse, dystopic future, steampunk, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, utopia, apocalypse, adventure, loss of loved one, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, near future, 2030s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, egypt, usa
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 7.6
 42K
Timeless (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the ...
Style: exciting, light, romantic, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, alternate timeline, alternate reality, murder, female scientist, fighting crime, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, team, love, ex military ...
Place: san francisco
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 7.4
 280K
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, suspenseful, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, mission, parallel universe, sent to the past, mysterious character, destiny, terrorism, special agents ...
Time: year 1975, future, 1940s, year 1981, year 1992 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york
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 8.7
 363K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, investigation, missing child, mysterious past, small town, disappearance, cave, alternate dimension, time portal, changing the future ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, year 2019, year 1953, 80s ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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 8.6
 220K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, alien, space travel, good versus evil, journey, outer space, companion, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 2020s
Place: london
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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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, teenager, time machine, destiny, scientist, time paradox, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, year 1955, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, california
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Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: suspense, exciting, futuristic, absurd, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, teenager, time, time paradox, changing the past or future, teleportation, alternate timeline, butterfly effect, teenage life, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, future, contemporary ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
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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, entertaining, humorous, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, alternate reality, inventor, time loop, teenager, time traveler, adventure, alternate timeline, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, year 2015, 50s, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: california
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 6.5
 46K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: psychological, suspense, intellectual, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, parallel universe, paranoia, blackmail, time loop, time warp, survival, destiny, murder, gambling ...
Time: future
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 8.2
 31K
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: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, sent to the past, getting home, impersonating, body swapping, experiment gone awry, partners, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, party, time machine, changing the past or future, friendship, ski resort, destiny, changing the future, alternate reality, friends, casual sex, back in time ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, year 1986, future, contemporary ...
Place: california, usa, chernobyl
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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, light, not serious, sentimental, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, sent to the past, old west, time loop, alternate reality, parallel universe, science, small town ...
Time: year 1955, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, evolution, adventure, experiment gone awry, escapades, changing the past or future, scientist, technology, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.7
 45K
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, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, changing the past or future, epidemic, time machine, sent to the past, existence paradox, plague, virus, survival, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 360K
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: futuristic, entertaining, exciting, humorous, tricky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, alien, secret agents, changing the past or future, time machine, ufo, space and aliens, alien invasion, time traveler, hi-tech, sent to the past, alternate timeline ...
Time: 60s, future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york, florida, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.8
 60K
Steins;Gate (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, 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: mind bending, exciting, touching, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, changing the past or future, sent to the past, parallel world, scientist, research, experiment, hopes, student, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.1
 64K
Timecrimes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, mysterious character, threat, disorder, time, surrealism, crimes, stalking, chase, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, impostor, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, goofy hero ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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 5.9
 60K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: exciting, suspense, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, martial arts, changing the past or future, heroic mission, violence, murder, time, adventure, husband wife relationship, transformation, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c.
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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, time machine, sent to the past, adventure, youth, multiple storylines, escapades, gunfight, crimes, chase, runaway, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, visually appealing, sinister, psychedelic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, serial killer, jack the ripper, time, culture clash, romance, adventure, steampunk, time traveler, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, victorian era, future, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, tricky, witty, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, time loop, friendship, time, existence paradox, underdog, parallel universe, disorder, adventure ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 106K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, parallel universe, inventor, time machine, changing the future, science, time traveler, mathematics, time, greed ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill ...
Style: funny, humorous, buddy movie, satirical, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, afterlife, death, time, sent to the past, heavy metal, teenager, god, grim reaper, musician, robot ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, absurd, buddy movie, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, hallucinogenic drug, adventure, virtual reality, sent to the future, disorder, friends, friendship, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Visitor from the Future (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: 6-grader Kolya Gerasimov discovers a time machine in a basement of an old house in Moscow and gets transferred into the 21st century. There he is allowed to look around. Accidentally, Kolya witnesses two space pirates who arrive from Saturn and ...
Style: light, clever, entertaining, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, school, schoolboy, alien, space pirate, adventure, chase, basement, abandoned house, secret place, conspiracy ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: moscow russia
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, buddy movie, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, teenager, changing the past or future, rock and roll, time, high school, sent to the past, adventure, heavy metal, classmate classmate relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future, middle ages, 20th century, 1810s ...
Place: ancient greece, california, vienna, usa, new mexico ...
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 5.1
 3K
Time Changer (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled "The Changing Times". His colleague, Dr. Norris Anderson, believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming ...
Style: christian film, serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, ethics, bible, professor, society, religions or cults, christianity, christian, future dystopia, morality, preaching ...
Time: 1890s, future, victorian era
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 5.6
 63K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, archaeology, time machine, medieval, changing the past or future, adventure, teleportation, alternate universe, natural disaster, fish out of water, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, future, middle ages, 14th century, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe
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 6.2
 6K
Retroactive (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, time machine, serial killer, race against time, time, crimes, witnessing a crime, destiny, alternate timeline, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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