Time travel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant time travel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, interesting, futuristic, suspense, serious and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with time travel, imaginary, storytelling, mentor, destiny, dialogue, technology, catastrophe, chase and alternate reality plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as time travel: Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), Source Code (2011), Outlander (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), The Jacket (2005), The Butterfly Effect (2004), About Time (2013).

List of time travel movies

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, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, time machine, teenage life, misfit partners, sent to the past, destiny, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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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, humorous, clever, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, misfit partners, inventions and discoveries, time machine, teenager, lightning, flying car, high school dance, electric guitar, adventure ...
Time: future, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 2010s ...
Place: california
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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: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, old west, mad scientist, time machine, inventor, adventure, small town, race against time, getting home, duel ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1950s, year 1985, 20th century ...
Place: california
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, impossible love, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, love and romance, tragic love, time, husband wife relationship, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 448K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, imaginary, train, danger, race against time, time loop ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 8.5
 90K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, adventure, true love, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, nurse ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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: humorous, funny, absurd, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, time machine, party, reunion, sarcasm, drinking, stupidity, foul language, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.1
 103K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, experiment, destiny, murder, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, twists & turns, diary, family relations, life philosophy, parents and children, child abuse, road not taken, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 7.8
 256K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, family secret, romance, couple relations, lovers, parent child relationship, father son relationship, time loop, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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 6.4
 74K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, romance, destiny, disorder, supernatural, altering history, portal, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cinderella ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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 7.1
 274K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, deja vu, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 8.7
 182K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, time machine, adventurer, journey, good versus evil, alien encounter, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.0
 29K
The Visitors (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. Mayhem rules as these 12th-century ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, farce, knight, hotel, curses spells and rituals, servant, palaces castles and temples, fish out of water, master and servant, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, getting home ...
Time: middle ages, 20th century, 90s, future, year 1993 ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 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: humorous, feel good, light, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, changing the past or future, fish out of water, race against time, comedy of errors, goofy hero, disorder, misfit partners, escapades, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 5.8
 17K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, alternate timeline, adventure, goofy hero, master and servant, fish out of water, disorder, life turned upside down, altering history, culture clash, wizards, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 12th century, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: france, usa, europe
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, evil alien, changing the past or future, military, battles, alien invasion, space and aliens, warrior, immortality, alien, danger ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, germany, paris france ...
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 8.2
 59K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, period piece, time, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage girl, student, supernatural, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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 4.8
 35K
Black Knight (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, knight, fish out of water, castle, misfit, adventure, king, black people, impostor, imaginary, palaces castles and temples, disorder ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 14th century
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa, dungeon ...
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 7.2
 52K
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, exciting, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, scientist, scissors, binoculars, car accident, bicycle, surrealism, mysterious character, stalking, chases and races, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
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 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, soldier, military life, friendship, courage, battle zone, survival, world war two, great patriotic war, battles, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: time travel, family, time machine, adventure, eccentric family, orphan, friendship, master villain, adoption, escapades, inventor, sent to the past ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada, usa
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 7.7
 34K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: atmospheric, tense, mind bending, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, chaos, save the world, race against time, heroic mission, future dystopia, sent to the past, danger, virus, epidemic ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 128K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love and romance, impossible love, architect, romance, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, love letter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, 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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, adventure, time machine, best friend, hopes, youth, disorder, sent to the past, misfit partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1800s, 1860s ...
Place: california, ancient greece
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 7.4
 495K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, organized crime, on the run, sent to the past, violence, self sacrifice, time loop, chase, surprising revelation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china
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 7.5
 222K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: mind bending, suspenseful, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, mysterious character, sent to the past, time machine, mission, terrorism, bartender, bar, time paradox, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, near future, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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