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The list contains the best, new and most relevant time travel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, stylized, clever, suspenseful and humorous films and TV shows about / with time travel, imaginary, danger, escapades, adventure, storytelling, dialogue, race against time, changing the past or future and mentor plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as time travel: Back to the Future (1985), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Doctor Who (2005), Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Crossing (2018), Free Birds (2013), We Are from the Future (2008), Premonition (2007), 11.22.63 (2016), The Butterfly Effect (2004).
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Doctor Who
Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
UK, Canada
45 min.
 8.7
Rick and Morty
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
USA
23 min.
 9.3
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The Crossing
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
42 min.
 7.3
A Wrinkle in Time
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
109 min.
 4.2

List of time travel movies

Back to the Future
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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, date night, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, adventure, time machine, destiny, fish out of water, mad scientist, inventor, misfit partners, changing the past or future, teenage life, teenager, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: california, usa
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Hot Tub Time Machine
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, time machine, friendship, changing the past or future, sarcasm, stupidity, drinking, foul language, reunion, destiny, buddies, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, future, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, california
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 8.7
 175K
Doctor Who
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: futuristic, humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, doctor who, adventure, alien, save the day, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, adventurer, phone booth, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys
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: non-linear, surreal, philosophical, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, mystery, end of the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.3
 6K
The Crossing
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, runaway, conspiracy, manhunt, super strength, police, adaptation, society, dialogue, danger, investigation, weapons ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 20K
Free Birds
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, birds, adventure, changing the past or future, talking animals, escapades, imaginary, disorder, friends, reluctant partners, secret service, holiday ...
Time: future
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, 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 machine, time travel, mad scientist, comedy of errors, goofy hero, disorder, mistaken identity, adventure, fish out of water, misfit partners, escapades, misfit ...
Time: 16th century, year 1973
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, russia
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We Are from the Future
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: rough, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, war, soldier, battle zone, time travel, death, friendship, courage, german occupation, german, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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 5.9
 67K
Premonition
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, memory, death, life & death, starting over, alternate reality, dealing with death, catastrophe, memory loss, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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 8.2
 56K
11.22.63
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, assassination, period piece, kennedy assassination, conspiracy, historical event, changing the past or future, surveillance, time, twists & turns, conspiracy theory, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, future, 50s, year 1963
Place: usa, dallas texas
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The Butterfly Effect
Genre: 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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, memory, psychology, haunted by the past, altering history, twists & turns, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
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 8.5
 80K
Outlander
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: serious, stylized, sentimental, captivating, exciting
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, romance, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, love triangle, nurse, adventure, soldier, friendship, magic ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 8.4
 31K
Doctor Who
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, doctor who, adventure, companion, evil alien, heroic mission, benign alien, human alien, good versus evil, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
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 7.7
 33K
12 Monkeys
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, intense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: save the world, plague, time travel, virus, epidemic, race against time, apocalypse, heroic mission, sent to the past, changing the past or future, post apocalypse, witness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, existentialism, time loop, race against time, memory loss, supernatural, amnesia, mental institution, mentally unstable, alternate reality, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: vermont
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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Terminator Genisys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, biting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, future dystopia, time travel, human android relationship, alternate reality, killer robot, chase, artificial intelligence, technology, human versus computer ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 1973, 21st century
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 7.1
 268K
Deja Vu
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, deja vu, police investigation, time travel, terrorism, time loop, changing the past or future, twists & turns, surveillance, foreknowledge, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Land of the Lost
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, escapades, fantasy world, chase, survival, dinosaur, parody, danger, paleontologist, alien, partners ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
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 6.8
 126K
The Lake House
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, romantic, sweet, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, time travel, long distance relationship, impossible love, love letter, love, fall in love, love and romance, pen pal, life philosophy, loneliness, unlikely relationship ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ...
Style: absurd, humorous, funny, satirical, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: spy, parody, goofy hero, spy spoof, secret agents, time travel, james bond spoof, good versus evil, undercover, 007, stupidity, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s, 1990s, year 1967
Place: las vegas, usa, london
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A Wrinkle in Time
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Style: light, fairy tale, colourful, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenager, science, time travel, scientist, child prodigy, good versus evil, parents and children, another dimension, siblings relations, astronomy, magic, father daughter relationship ...
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, entertaining, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, time travel, villain, superhero team, alternate reality, super villain, adventure, strong female character, good versus evil, save the world, assassin, fictional war ...
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 9.3
 228K
Rick and Morty
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: absurd, humorous, dark humor, entertaining, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, adventure, time travel, scientist, inventions and discoveries, social satire, imaginary, disorder, grandfather grandson relationship, absurd humor, monster, prodigy ...
Place: usa
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 8.1
 23K
Quantum Leap
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, stylized, witty, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, hologram, partners, impersonating, adventure, fish out of water, hidden identity, odd couple, righting the wronged, experiment gone awry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 6K
Ruby Red
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Gwendolyn Shepherd is a normal 16-year-old, but her family holds a secret: A time-travel gene is expressed in the clan inherited, but not every member of the family is blessed with. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene. ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, time travel, supernatural ability, youth, obsessive quest, young heroes, secret society, strong female character, romance, escapades, family relations, mind control ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, germany, london
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 6.9
 24K
Heroes Reborn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, good versus evil, danger, changing the past or future, superhero, heroic mission, villain, serial killer, time travel, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
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The Stronghold
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit'ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to recognize the legendary bogatyrs in young Oleshko, powerful Ilya and severe ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, strong man, magical, knight, witchcraft, boy girl relationship, boy, courage, shaman, giant monster, mountain, warrior ...
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 7.7
 53K
Continuum
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: policewoman, computer genius, fighting crime, partners against crime, time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, crimes, danger, hopes, time machine, terrorist group ...
Time: future, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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Making History
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A professor creates a device that allows him and his colleague to change the course of events from the past in order to improve their current life.
Style: humorous, absurd, light, epic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, american revolution, escapades, danger, adaptation, invention, mentor, friendship, changing the past or future, hopes, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1700s
Place: usa
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

changing the past or future
changing the past or future movies
The Butterfly Effect 2004
7.7
If Only 2004
7.2
Quantum Leap 1989
8.1
Heroes Reborn 2015
6.9
Frequency 2016
7.6
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time machine
time machine movies
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future 1973
8.4
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010
6.4
Back to the Future 1985
8.5
Doctor Who 2005
8.7
Doctor Who 1963
8.4
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future
future movies
Chappie 2015
6.8
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
8.1
Judge Dredd 1995
5.5
Surrogates 2009
6.3
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
7.5
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imaginary
imaginary movies
Adventures of the Gummi Bears 1985
7.6
Hotel Transylvania 2012
7.1
Hunter x Hunter 2011
8.7
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2006
5.9
The Pirate Fairy 2014
6.6
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space travel
space travel movies
Interstellar 2014
8.6
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005
6.8
Alien 1979
8.5
SGU Stargate Universe 2009
7.7
Star Trek: Discovery 2017
7.4
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time loop
time loop movies
Groundhog Day 1993
8.0
Triangle 2009
6.9
Before I Fall 2017
6.4
Doctor Strange 2016
7.5
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016
6.7
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futuristic
futuristic movies
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
7.5
In Time 2011
6.7
Avatar 2009
7.8
The Fifth Element 1997
7.7
Her 2013
8.0
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sent to the past
sent to the past movies
12 Monkeys 2015
7.7
Continuum 2012
7.7
Terra Nova 2011
6.8
Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone 2014
7.4
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
8.5
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