10 of the most epic travel travel movies from 1948 to now


Sometimes a journey is more than going from point A to point B. You step one foot past the farthest you’ve ever been from home and embark on a great adventure.

In this compilation edited by Luís Azevedo the characters roam through the most inhospitable continent as the music swells, dodging boulders and trains and orcs and farmers, in adventures larger than life.

    Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
    Walkabout (1971)
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Stand by me (1986)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    The Incredible Journey (1961)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Way Back (2010)
    The Road (2009)
    Forrest Gump (1994)

The 25 Best Time Travel Movies Ever

As part of our Update the Lists project in August 2018, Siobhan Spera takes us through her list of the best time travel movies ever.

Time travel is a subject that fascinates us —the idea of such a thing is incredibly intriguing and holds a certain mystique that inevitably draws us in. In turn, a lot of movies about time travel have been made. Like, a lot. Naturally, I have compiled a list of best 25 time travel movies. Set in no particular order, each movie was selected on the basis of how compelling its use of time travel is and how it elevated the film’s overall enjoyability.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Richard Kelly’s thought-provoking cult classic is perhaps one of the most profound films ever made involving time travel. And despite how deeply interwoven it is with the film’s plot, it’s not something you can immediately glean early on in the film. Jake Gyllenhaal plays title character Donnie Darko, who encounters a large bunny-rabbit named Frank. Frank informs Donnie that the world is going to end in 28 days, a timeframe during which an increasingly bizarre course of events begins to transpire. The film’s core themes are directly connected to its use of time travel and are a necessary addition to this list.

Groundhog Day (1993)

Perhaps one of the most iconic time travel movies, Bill Murray stars in Groundhog Day as a narcissistic weatherman sent to a small town to cover Groundhog Day for an assignment. However, he soon finds that he’s stuck in a time loop, forced to re-live the same day over and over again. This film has sent the precedent for several other time travel movies, many of which borrow the concept of a character living the same day repeatedly. But none do it quite as well as the original.

Interstellar (2014)

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is one time travel film that brings the sub-genre to space and does so in such a gorgeously captivating way. Taking place in a dystopian future, a group of astronauts travels through a wormhole in order to find a new home for humans, who are struggling to maintain survival on Earth. The film is upheld by a great cast (Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway) and while it may have a near three-hour runtime, its unique exploration of mankind is worth it.

The Terminator (1984)

James Cameron’s The Terminator is not only culturally significant in terms of time travel movies, or even film in general — it has made an impact in pop culture on the whole. Even those who have not seen The Terminator understand the reference upon hearing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line: “I’ll be back.” Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg sent back in time from 2029 to kill the woman whose son becomes responsible for protecting the world against machines. There is no doubt that as time goes on, this will continue to hold its spot as one of the most prominent time travel movies.

About Time (2013)

Oh, yes, About Time is definitely on this list. A romantic-comedy that soothes the soul, About Time uses the concept of time travel to ponder the beauty and fragility of life. A young man (played by Domhnall Gleeson) learns that the men in his family have the ability to time travel, and uses his newfound gift as a means of improving his future. Along the way, he meets a young woman (Rachel McAdams) with whom he falls in love, and his time travel gifts come into play for both the better and the worse. While it may have its cheesy moments, what makes About Time so great is how it uses the element of time travel to create a simple and honest portrayal of the human experience.

10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Emma John's playlist

Emma John (left, kneeling) in Texas on a US road trip

Emma John (left, kneeling) in Texas on a US road trip

The Highlands, Texas, India and the Chilterns are among places that have inspired our writer – herself a bluegrass fiddler – through music

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21 Most Popular Road Trips in the US

From On the Road to Thelma and Louise to Easy Rider, is there any endeavor more American than the road trip? On these popular drives, getting there is more than half the fun.

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Black Hills of South Dakota

For history, scenery and a distinctly American taste of culture, begin your road trip on I-90 and take exit 131 for the Badlands Scenic Byway. As you travel through the Black Hills, make sure to stop at Wall Drug, Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore. And keep your eyes peeled for bison — they're notoriously bad at following traffic rules, as seen here on the road to Wind Cave National Park.

Downeast Maine

You won't be traveling north — at least not according to Mainers — if you head out on Coastal Route 1, also known as the Lobster Trail. Starting in Kittery —where you might drop by Bob's Clam Hut for a bit of sustenance — the road hugs the rocky coastline "down east" through quaint New England fishing villages like Belfast and Rockland.

Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile drive that connects two national parks — Shenandoah in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina — is the most visited road controlled by the US National Parks System. Starting at Front Royal in Virginia, travel along Skyline Drive to Luray Caverns and on south to the Natural Bridge and into North Carolina, where you can stop in Asheville before seeing the attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains.

California's Pacific Coast Highway

You can opt to drive California's longest highway north to south or south to north along the often dramatic Pacific coastline. Either way, it's 653 miles from Dana Point in Orange County to Leggett in Mendocino County. Key attractions as you wind your way along the coast include Malibu, San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Monterey, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Mendocino Headlands. Hardcore road trippers will extend the coastal drive beyond the PCH from San Diego all the way to the Redwood Forest on Route 101 past Mendocino.

Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier, Montana

You could make the drive from Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier National Park in Montana in a single day, but why would you? Take a week and make as many stops as possible in Big Sky Country where you'll enjoy some of the most stunning and diverse landscape features anywhere in America. Some high points include the steep cliffs and racing rivers of the Grand Tetons to the geysers and wildlife of Yellowstone and the dramatic falls and glacial formations of Glacier.

The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Take this drive while you still can. North Carolina's Route 12, also known as the Outer Banks Scenic Highway, has suffered a beating during the past decade of extreme weather, with hurricanes washing away swaths of roadway. The route starts at Bodie Lighthouse in the north and passes the narrow spits of land that make up the barrier islands protecting North Carolina’s mainland from the Atlantic Ocean. Sights along the way include the Oregon Inlet, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge and the historic Hatteras Lighthouse, where the highway continues as a boat — the Hatteras Ferry is part of Route 12 and crosses Pamlico Sound to join up with the road again on Ocracoke Island.

Hana Coastline, Hawaii

The 59-mile highway around the eastern side of Maui between Kahului crosses black sand beaches, waterfalls and 59 bridges. Some stops you may want to make include 'Ohe'o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools), the Pipiwai Trail, and Waimoku Falls at Haleakala National Park, Hana Lava Tube, and the Ho'okipa lookout where you can view Maui's famed surfers taking the waves.

Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Set out from Seattle for a 300-plus-mile road trip west across the Olympic Peninsula. You'll enjoy gorgeous scenery and many stopping points for hikes. Within the Olympic National Park itself, you can drive through the lush Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest temperate rainforests in the US.

Route 66

At over 2,500 miles, Route 66 is the quintessential cross-country road trip. Though travel on the Mother Road peaked in the 1940s and 1950s before the Interstate Highway system was established, you can still follow the tire treads of so many who came before. While there are countless sights as you journey between Chicago and Los Angeles, ending on the Santa Monica Pier, Route 66 may be most famous for its quirky roadside attractions like the Cadillac Ranch in Texas, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Oklahoma, and this giant sculpture of Abe Lincoln on a wagon in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Overseas Highway, Florida Keys

This 150-mile drive from Miami through the Florida Keys on an the iconic Route 1 is famous from countless car commercials and movie chases. The Overseas Highway, as it's often called, crosses 42 bridges, including the Seven-Mile bridge over Pigeon Key, shown here. Though you could complete the entire ride in under four hours, the fun of this trip is taking in the life of the Keys themselves — from the Pennekamp Coral Reef Park to Key Largo's Dolphin Research Center to the many delicious foods the area has made famous, like fried conch and Key lime pie.

California's Route 395

If you love the great outdoors, US Route 395 is the perfect drive. The California stretch may not get as much hype as the famed Pacific Coast Highway, but it's a gateway to bucket-list scenic destinations such as Death Valley National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.

Hamakua Coast Drive, Hawaii

While Maui's Road to Hana gets all the hype, the island of Hawaii's Hamakua Coast Drive from Hilo to Honokaa is just as gorgeous with jaw-dropping scenic overlooks, such as the Waipio Valley Lookout. Don't miss a stop at Akaka Falls State Park for photos of the namesake waterfall.

Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Kansas

No, this isn't Ireland. This is Kansas. On this scenic drive, you'll pass lush, green rolling hills dotted with colorful wildflowers. Stop at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve for a ranger-led tour out on the prairie. And don't miss the Scenic Byway Overlook for a 360-degree panorama of Tallgrass Prairie.

Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, New Mexico

Aptly named for The Land of Enchantment, the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway features historic towns and Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest mountain. If you don't like long road trips, this route is perfect as the 84-mile stretch begins and ends in Taos.

Richardson Highway, Alaska

This eight-hour drive from Valdez to Fairbanks includes two 100-mile stretches that were named Alaska State Scenic Byways. Views include glacier lakes, waterfalls and Rainbow Ridge. These colorful mountains feature red and green volcanic rock and yellow siltstone.

San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, Colorado

Step back in time and visit some of Colorado's historic mining towns such as Telluride, Durango and Silverton. The All-American Road also passes the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park, where you can visit ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings on a ranger-guided tour.

Old King's Highway, Massachusetts

For a historic look at Cape Cod, travel Route 6A to visit some of the oldest towns in America. The drive features several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and attractions such as the Jonathan Young Windmill in Orleans.

Seward Highway, Alaska

While you can take the train from Anchorage to Seward, driving allows you to stop and take photos. And you'll want to take a lot of photos. The two-hour drive along the Turnagain Arm shoreline and Kenai Peninsula features incredible views of the Chugach Mountains. While in Seward, don't miss the adorable puffins at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

30A, Florida

This scenic highway hugs Florida's Emerald Coast and features white sand beaches, teal waters and rare dune lakes. There are so many adorable beach towns along this route, but the town of Seaside is a must-see.

Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway, Maine

If you love fall foliage, this 52-mile stretch around Maine's Rangeley Lake is the perfect day-trip drive. The scenic byway also features gorgeous views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake as well as the Appalachian Mountain ridge line.

17-Mile Drive, California

The 17-mile drive hugs the Pacific coastline as it snakes through some of the most scenic landscapes in Northern California, home to cypress forests and some of the priciest homes on the planet. Winding from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, the drive includes such famous sites as the Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, Stillwater Cove, the Del Monte Forest and one of the nicest public golf courses in the country, the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

This list describes novels and short stories in which time travel is central to the plot or the premise of the work. Works created prior to the 18th century are listed in Time travel § History of the time travel concept.

Year Title Author(s) Description
1733 Memoirs of the Twentieth Century Samuel Madden A guardian angel travels back to the year 1728, with letters from 1997 and 1998.
1771 L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais (Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred) Louis-Sébastien Mercier An unnamed man falls asleep and finds himself in a Paris of the future.
1781 Anno 7603 Johan Herman Wessel A good fairy sends people forward to the year 7603 AD. [1] The people find themselves in a society where gender roles are reversed. Only women are soldiers.
1819 Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving A man falls asleep on a mountain side and wakes twenty years in the future. He finds he has been forgotten, his wife has died and his daughter is no longer a child. [2]
1843 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens The heartless Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser, is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, in order to teach him the consequences of his selfish ways. [3]
1844 A Tale of the Ragged Mountains Edgar Allan Poe In the short story the protagonist, Bedloe, claims to have been transported back to the 1780s. [4]
1881 The Clock that Went Backward Edward Page Mitchell A clock takes people back in time. The first story to use a machine for time travel. [5]
1887 El Anacronópete Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau An electrically powered machine takes Don Sindulfo García and his companions back to several places in history. [6]
1887 Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Edward Bellamy In the late 19th century, Julian West falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes 113 years later.
1888 A Dream of John Ball William Morris John Ball travels between mediaeval and contemporary worlds.
1888 The Chronic Argonauts H. G. Wells An inventor takes a companion in his time machine. The companion narrates the story of their subsequent adventures.
1889 Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll A watch both tells and determines time.
1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain A man of the 19th century travels back to 528 AD in King Arthur's time.
1892 Golf in the Year 2000 J. McCullough A man falls asleep in 1892 and wakes up in the year 2000. Trains are supersonic, and golf and politics are the only activities not yet dominated by masculinized women.
1895 The Time Machine H. G. Wells An inventor creates a time machine and travels to the year 802,701 AD. There, humans have evolved into two species, Morlocks and Eloi.
1904 The Defence of Duffer's Drift Ernest Swinton A military tactics manual, framed as a series of six dreams by "Lieutenant Backsight Forethought" about the defence of a river crossing in the Boer War. BF learns something from each successive disaster, until in the final defence he is successful.
1905 Sultana's Dream Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain A feminist utopia (called Ladyland) in which women run everything and men are secluded, in a mirror-image of traditional purdah. Women scientists have discovered how to control weather and tap solar power for "electrical" technology which enables flying cars and laborless farming.
1906 The Story of the Amulet E. Nesbit A mysterious artifact brings British children to Babylon, Roman Gaul and other ancient civilizations, and to a future British utopia.
1909 Beatrice the Sixteenth Irene Clyde A time traveller discovers a lost world, which is an egalitarian utopian postgender society. [7]
1919 Enoch Soames Max Beerbohm Enoch is transported forward from 1897 to 1997 to find out whether he became a great writer. His tale involves a Faustian pact.
1920 The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century Leoš Janáček An opera based on satirical novels by Svatopluk Čech from 1888, in one of which a heavy-drinking bourgeois 19th century Prague landlord finds himself transported to 1420 in the middle of the Hussite Wars.
1928 /
Armageddon 2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan A strange cave gas transports Anthony Rogers to 2419 AD. This story was the basis of the comic strip Buck Rogers.
1933 The Man Who Awoke Laurence Manning Norman Winters puts himself into suspended animation for 5,000 years at a time.
1939 Lest Darkness Fall L. Sprague de Camp An archaeologist is transported from Rome, in the time of Mussolini, back to the 6th century and tries to prevent the fall of the Ostrogothic Kingdom amid the Gothic War.
1941 By His Bootstraps Robert A. Heinlein A circular paradox-character is brought to the future where he later operates a time machine to bring himself to the future.
1941 The Seesaw A. E. van Vogt A shop selling futuristic weapons appears in June 1947. A reporter enters and finds himself 7,000 years in the future.
1942 All-Star Comics #10 The Justice Society of America uses a time ray to travel 500 years into the future to secure an effective defense against bomb attacks.
1944 Future Times Three René Barjavel Scientists invent a substance which allows time travel. Future humanity has branched into species for different tasks. They also visit the past. The story was adapted into a film in 1982.
1946 Vintage Season "Lawrence O'Donnell" (joint pseudonym of C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) Time travellers from the future experience wonderful seasons and spectacular events in the past.
1947 All-Star Comics #35 A villain murders a scientist who invented a time machine, and tries to use it to alter history so modern technology cannot defeat his bid to conquer America.
1950 Flight to Forever Poul Anderson A physicist is stuck in a time machine that only can travel forwards in time.
1950 Pebble in the Sky Isaac Asimov In the mid-twentieth century, a man who is a retired tailor is accidentally sent to the future.
1951 City at World's End Edmond Hamilton The city of Middletown is the target of a super-atomic bomb that blows the city to the far-distant future instead of destroying it. The inhabitants have to explore and adapt to their new reality.
1951 The Gauntlet Ronald Welch After putting on a gauntlet, a boy is transported back to 1326 in Wales.
1952 A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury The butterfly effect means changes made in the past will affect the future.
1953 Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore A time traveller from an alternate reality travels back to the Battle of Gettysburg and changes his own future into ours.
1954 Experiment Fredric Brown An experiment involving the time travel of a small brass cube results in disaster. [8]
1955 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov Time guardians carry out "Reality Changes" to minimize human suffering, as integrated over the whole of (future) human history.
Time Patrol, plus 10 others Poul Anderson A series of eleven stories about the Time Patrol, an organization which protects the past.
1956 Extempore Damon Knight Mankind learns how to travel through time.
1956 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester Gully Foyle lives in a future where self-teleportation is common. He learns to teleport through time.
1957 Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd (A Week in the Wales of the Future) Islwyn Ffowc Elis The narrator travels twice to Wales in the year 2033. Each time he encounters a different future. (in Welsh)
1957 The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein A man has been trapped in suspended animation for thirty years. After his release, he uses a time machine to travel back in time and exact revenge on his friend and his fiancée who stole his business.
1957 The Last Word Damon Knight A tale of Armageddon and the Devil.
1957 Soldier from Tomorrow Harlan Ellison A soldier travels from back from the future to warn the world of its path towards global conflict.
1958 The Men Who Murdered Mohammed Alfred Bester A professor travels back in time and kills his wife's grandfather so that his wife will never have existed. However, the results confound him.
1958 Tom's Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce In this children's novel, a boy is living in medical quarantine in a 1950s apartment building. He finds himself in the building's garden of the 1880s and there is a girl there with whom he can play.
1958 The Time Traders Andre Norton A team travels to 2,000 BC where they find a Soviet base that transfers them further back in time. There they have to avoid both the Soviets and malevolent aliens.
1959 Galactic Derelict Andre Norton Using the information learned in The Time Traders, a team travels 10,000 years into the past to retrieve a crashed alien spacecraft, accidentally triggering its autopilot when they return it to the present.
1959 All You Zombies Robert A. Heinlein A circular paradox in which a man discovers that he is his own mother and father.
1961 Danny Dunn, Time Traveler Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams Two teenagers use their professor's time machine to study the history of the United States.
1963 Fantastic Four vol 1 No. 19 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Heroes travel to Ancient Egypt and meet Pharaoh Rama-Tut, who is a time traveller from the 31st century. The first appearance of Marvel Comics time-travelling villain, Kang the Conqueror.
1963–present Doctor Who various authors Doctor Who gave rise to more than 530 original novels and novelisations based on the popular science fiction television show.
1964 The Great Time Machine Hoax Keith Laumer A man inherits his uncle's mansion that has a computer that can function as a time machine, although they are slow to realize it.
1965 The Ship that Sailed the Time Stream G.C. Edmondson A US Navy research ship accidentally travels back in time. The book was nominated for the Nebula Award, but lost to Dune. [9]
1965 /
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Yasutaka Tsutsui A high-school girl accidentally acquires the ability to travel through time, which leads to her reliving multiple time loops.
1967 Jessamy Barbara Sleigh A children's mystery set in England where the main protagonist travels to the time of World War I.
1967 The Technicolor Time Machine Harry Harrison A bankrupt film studio and a mediocre film director make a movie of the founding of Vinland. Using a time travel machine, they cast real Vikings.
1968 Hawksbill Station Robert Silverberg An oppressive government uses a time machine to deport their political prisoners to the Cambrian, a half-billion years in the past.
1968 The Last Starship from Earth John Boyd In an alternate world, Jesus founded a theocratic government that conquered Rome and still rules the world to this day. A mathematician is sent to the past under the name of "Judas Iscariot" in order to kill Jesus.
1969 Charlotte Sometimes Penelope Farmer A boarding-school story where the protagonist, Charlotte, travels back in time to be Claire in 1918.
1969 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut A man is randomly travelling through time, jumping from one event to another in no particular order.
1969 Up the Line Robert Silverberg A guide takes tourists to view historical events in Constantinople.
1969 The House on the Strand Daphne du Maurier A drug-induced journey to a Cornish village in the 14th century.
1969 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock A man uses a time machine to travel to 28 AD, in the hope of meeting Jesus.
1970 Quest for the Future A.E. van Vogt A man once exposed to films from the future is drawn into an adventure to become part of a group of time travellers linked by a special building.
1970 Time and Again Jack Finney Hypnosis allows travel through time.
1970 The Year of the Quiet Sun Wilson Tucker
1972 Time’s Last Gift Phillip Jose Farmer A pastiche wherein a future Tarzan (using the name John Gribardsun) orchestrates time-travel research allowing him to travel to 12,000 BC.
1972 There Will Be Time Poul Anderson A man is born with the innate ability to travel in time.
1973 Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein Lazarus Long travels back in time to 1916 and falls in love with his own mother.
1973 The Man Who Folded Himself David Gerrold A man receives a belt that allows him to travel through time.
1973 Crusade in Jeans Thea Beckman 14-year-old boy, stranded in the 13th century, saves the life of Leonardo Fibonacci. They join the Children's Crusade, and save most of them with 20th-century knowledge and high technology (such as a box of matches).
1975 Bid Time Return Richard Matheson A young man sees an old photograph of a woman. Through hypnosis he travels back from 1980 to 1912 to meet her. The story was the basis of the 1980 film Somewhere in Time.
1976 Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy A woman of the 1970s who has been involuntarily committed to a mental institution is visited from the future by a time-traveling woman of the year 2137. The patient benefits from increasingly prolonged visits to this future society where people have enormous individual freedom and are trained in self-control and other social-emotional skills.
1976 An Infinite Summer Christopher Priest Travelers from the future "freeze" small groups of people into "tableaux". The people in each tableau vivant become invisible and permeable to others, until the effect wears off, sometimes after many years.
1977 Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation Larry Niven A half-finished Tipler cylinder is discovered by a future human explorer. When the leader decides to complete it, his civilization is destroyed by a nova.
1979 Time After Time Karl Alexander H. G. Wells builds a time machine, which is stolen by Jack the Ripper so he can escape the authorities and continue his killing spree in the future.
1979 Morlock Night K. W. Jeter The Morlocks from H. G. Wells' The Time Machine use the machine to travel back to Victorian London.
1980 Timescape Gregory Benford Tachyons are used to warn scientists of the past about an upcoming disaster. Winner of several prestigious science fiction awards.
1980 Thrice Upon a Time James P. Hogan A scientist invents a machine that can send messages through time.
1980 A Rebel in Time Harry Harrison A racist US colonel plans to aid the Confederacy with submachine gun plans and is pursued through time by a black cop.
1980 Kindred Octavia Butler An African-American woman, inexplicably transported from 1976 Los Angeles to early 19th century Maryland, meets her ancestors.
1980 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams The Milliways restaurant is frozen in the last moment before the universe succumbs to final entropy. Time travel is required to reach it.
1981 The Many-Colored Land, first book of the Saga of the Pliocene Exile series Julian May Time travellers from the late twenty-first to the early twenty-second century go through a one-way time portal to the Earth's Pliocene. The world is controlled by humanoid extraterrestrials.
1982 Life, the Universe and Everything Douglas Adams Time travel paradoxes form the basis of this broad comedy, as in the case of the ancient poet Lallafa.
1983 Millennium John Varley In the far distant future, a team of time travellers snatch the passengers of a crashed aeroplane, leaving behind prefabricated bodies for rescue teams to find. The novel is the basis of the 1989 film.
1983 The Anubis Gates Tim Powers In 1983, a millionaire discovers time-travel gates and organizes a trip to 1810 to attend a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A professor hired by the millionaire is trapped in 19th-century London.
1984 The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury A stagnating civilization of the 1980s is revitalized when a man produces evidence of a future utopia, obtained through time travel. Mankind is inspired by the evidence to achieve this utopia.
1984 TimeWars series Simon Hawke 12 books from 1984 to 1991 about a secret organization protecting history from change by time travelers. Many people and events we consider fictional are historical, and vice versa, the action of each book concerns the events of a famous work of literature. In the first, time travelers contesting the fate of Richard I of England become caught up in Walter Scott's Ivanhoe.
1985 The Proteus Operation James P. Hogan Decades after Axis victory in World War II, the besieged forces of freedom mount a covert military mission to 1939, to alter the outcome of the war.
1985 Eons Greg Bear Events in Eon take place in 2005, when the U.S. and Soviet Union are on the verge of nuclear war. In that tense political climate, a 290 km asteroid is detected. The humans who built the Stone seem to come from approximately 1,200 years in the future.
1986–2014 The Cross-Time Engineer series Leo Frankowski A 20th-century Polish engineer is transported back to 13th century Poland, ten years before the Mongol invasion.
1987 Sphere Michael Crichton A man made space ship from the far future passes through a wormhole. It crashes onto the Earth where it is thought to be an alien vessel.
1987 A Tale of Time City Diana Wynne Jones Vivian Smith is a girl who is kidnapped while being evacuated from London during World War II. She is caught up in a struggle to preserve history.
1988 Replay Ken Grimwood In 1988, a man suffers a heart attack and finds himself returned to his life in 1963.
1988 Lightning Dean Koontz A time traveller from Nazi Germany interferes with the life of a young woman.
1988 The Devil's Arithmetic Jane Yolen During a Passover Seder, a woman is transported back to 1942 in Poland and is sent to a death camp.
1989 Hyperion Dan Simmons The Shrike is a great warrior who is sent back from the future for unknown reasons.
1990 Four Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" Stephen King An airplane accidentally flies through a rip in the space-time continuum. It appears in the "used time" of yesterday, where dreadful "Langoliers" eat the past.
1991–ongoing Outlander series Diana Gabaldon A woman time travels from the 1940s to the 1740s by stepping through the standing stones in Scotland.
1992 The Guns of the South Harry Turtledove During the American Civil War, South African white supremacists give AK-47s to the Confederacy.
1992 Doomsday Book Connie Willis A history student is inadvertently sent to 1348 England, at the beginning of the Black Death pandemic.
1995 The Hundred-Light-Year-Diary Greg Egan After the invention of a method for sending messages back in time, the history of the future becomes common knowledge, and every person knows their own fate.
1995 From Time to Time Jack Finney In this sequel to Time and Again, Simon Morley travels to the year 1911, to prevent World War I. Adventures include voyaging on the RMS Titanic.
1995 The Time Ships Stephen Baxter The authorised sequel to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine.
1996 Timequake Kurt Vonnegut In 2001, people are transported to 1991 to relive their lives.
1996 Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Scott Card Researchers look back in time to see Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World, in order to save the world from ecological disaster.
1996 Animorphs K. A. Applegate Animorphs and Visser 3 are sent back a few hours to the Amazon by a Saurio Rip, with the plot used again in Altermorph 1. In Megamorph 2, the same concept is used to send the animorphs back to 65 million BC.
1997 In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker This is the first book of Baker's The Company series, all of which involve time travel.
1997 Making History Stephen Fry Two men in the present attempt to prevent the birth of Adolf Hitler.
1997 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis A comedy in which historians travel back in time to find an artifact for a wealthy woman. They experience the Blitz at St. Paul's Cathedral and travel the Thames as in Three Men in a Boat.
1997 Corrupting Dr. Nice John Kessel Modelled on 1930s screwball comedies, set in Cretaceous, 40 AD Jerusalem, and 2060 AD. Features a scene with a dinosaur in a hotel room.
1998 The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen A boy gets transported to a weird world by a blue light, only to discover that it is the dark future of planet Earth.
1998 Island in the Sea of Time S. M. Stirling Nantucket is transported 3000 years back in time because of a space disturbance.
1998 The Sterkarm Handshake Susan Price A 21st-century corporation intends to use a Time Tube to exploit the natural resources of the past, but is outfoxed by a 16th-century Scottish clan.
1999 King of Shadows Susan Cooper A modern-day boy switches places with a Shakespearean actor who needs to be cured by modern medicine so he can return to his own time and help Shakespeare to greater success on the stage.
1999 Timeline Michael Crichton Modern historians become stuck in the Middle Ages.
1999 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling Hogwarts student, Hermione Granger, acquires a Time-Turner, which allows her to take a large courseload. The device is later used to manipulate the events of a single night to free two prisoners.
2000 The Light of Other Days Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter A wormhole-based "time viewer" can observe people and events from any point throughout time and space.
2000 1632 Eric Flint A West Virginia mining town is sent back to the Thirty Years' War in Germany. First in the 1632 series.
2001 The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson Monuments from the future appear in the early 21st century, precipitating a global political collapse.
2001 Thief of Time Terry Pratchett Unfreezing and freezing of time using a small mechanism.
2002 Bones of the Earth Michael Swanwick Palaeontologists studying dinosaurs are trapped in the Mesozoic period, but also travel into the very distant future. The novel was nominated for several science fiction awards.
2002 Night Watch Terry Pratchett A man interacts with a younger version of himself.
2002 Counting Up, Counting Down Harry Turtledove Collection of short stories, including two about a man's attempt to save his failing marriage by travelling back to the time he first met his wife.
2002 Kaleidoscope Century John Barnes A man on Mars has a virus that puts him to sleep every 15 years, and he wakes 10 younger. He learns of a way to go back to the past.
2002 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde Sleuth, Thursday Next, gets caught up in overlapping vortices of time and alternate reality as a villain tries to eradicate a literary classic.
2003–2011 Haruhi Suzumiya Nagaru Tanigawa Mikuru Asahina and Fujiwara have travelled from the future to observe a girl who is unaware that she possesses destructive reality warping powers.
2003 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger A man with a rare genetic disorder unpredictably travels in time, living his life out of sequence.
2004 Axis of Time John Birmingham A naval task force from 2021 is accidentally sent back to just before the Battle of Midway.
2004 The Spark of God (orig. title: L'Éclat de Dieu) Romain Sardou Describes the First Crusade and the beginning of the Knights Templar in the future.
2004 All You Need Is Kill Hiroshi Sakurazaka When aliens invade, a new recruit dies on the battlefield, only to reawaken the day before he was killed, to fight and die again and again.
2004–2005 Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy Richard A. Knaak A human, a dragon and an orc travel back in time to help save Azeroth from the Burning Legion.
2005 Mammoth John Varley A multi-billionaire clones a mammoth and sends it back in time.
2006 The Plot to Save Socrates Paul Levinson Time travellers from 2042 try to prevent Socrates from consuming hemlock.
2006 Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony Eoin Colfer The fifth in the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis and Captain Holly Short search for a missing demon, to stop a demon colony. Artemis also ends up saving Holly by manipulating time.
2007 Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey Chuck Palahniuk Characters participate in "Party Crashing" which can, under certain conditions, cause time travel.
2007 The Accidental Time Machine Joe Haldeman A research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accidentally creates a forward-traveling time machine. Each leap forward in time (to get out of trouble) lands him in deeper trouble.
2008 Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Eoin Colfer The sixth book in the Artemis Fowl series. After his mother contracts spelltropy, Artemis travels back in time to find a lemur that can help cure her. The trick ending creates a circular timeline that started the series.
2008 A Wish After Midnight Zetta Elliott Black fifteen-year-old Genna is transported from modern-day Brooklyn to 1863, when Civil War split the country and draft riots rocked New York City. Somehow she must survive and return. The story of Genna and her boyfriend Judah is continued in 2016's The Door at the Crossroads.
2008 Found Margaret Peterson Haddix Thirteen-year-olds, Jonah and Chip, find out that they are missing children from time and go on a journey, along with Jonah's sister, Katherine, to uncover many secrets.
2009 Ruby Red (original title: Rubinrot) Kerstin Gier Gwendolyn Shepherd can travel in time with a machine called a chronograph.
2009 Sent Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah, Katherine, Chip and Alex are sent back to 1483 to learn that Chip is actually King Edward V and Alex is his brother Richard, Duke of York.
2009 Hero.com: Crisis Point Andy Briggs Time travellers can go back, but going to the future is impossible. They also can't change the past lest this cause a paradox of retrocausality. The chief villain takes advantage of retrocausality by sending two characters into the past to enable him to escape from prison.
2009 Time Travelers Never Die Jack McDevitt Adrian "Shel" Shelborne receives a package from his mysteriously disappeared father, with four devices and a note instructing him to destroy them. Soon, Shel discovers that the devices can take you anywhere at any point in time.
2010 Sabotaged Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah and Katherine go on a mission to return a missing child, named Andrea (really Virginia Dare), to her time in the Roanoke Colony.
2010 Blackout and All Clear Connie Willis Historians from 2048 go to the London Blitz during World War II to observe and end up being part of it. A novel published in two parts.
2010 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Charles Yu In search of his father, a time machine mechanic travels through time accompanied by TAMMY and his ontologically valid dog, Ed, all while documenting his travels in a manual for future travellers.
2011 Torn Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah and Katherine are sent to Henry Hudson's ship in 1611, where they discover that events are playing out differently than they really did in history.
2011 11/22/63 Stephen King A man travels through a time portal, and attempts to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
2012 Caught Margaret Peterson Haddix When an attempt to return Lieserl Einstein to time goes wrong, Jonah and Katherine must go back to 1903 in order to unfreeze time in the present.
2012 Amber House Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed A teenage girl uses psychometry to alter events in the past, changing the present and future.
2013 Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers Dav Pilkey George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two fourth graders, use a homemade time machine to travel 65 million years into the past. They also travel to 206,784 years in the past and 30 years in the future.
2013 Risked Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah, Katherine, and Chip are suddenly transported to 1918 and must try to save Anastasia and Alexei Romanov, even though their remains have been identified by modern-day scientists.
2013 The Chronicles of St Mary's Jodi Taylor Taylor's flagship series follows the staff of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, especially historian Dr Madeleine "Max" Maxwell, as they time-travel to "investigate major historical events in contemporary time".
2014 Neverwas Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed An unforeseen change in the past necessitates the use of psychic abilities to reset the present and future.
2014 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Catherine Webb A man lives his life again and again from the beginning each time he dies. He finds more people like him in the Cronus club.
2014 Time And Time Again Ben Elton Former soldier Hugh Stanton is sent back to 1914 to prevent the events that started WW1 in order to avoid the deaths of millions in that conflict and subsequently WW2. However, the changes he makes also result in the Butterfly effect and the revelation that his attempt was not the first.
2014 Revealed Margaret Peterson Haddix When Charles Lindbergh kidnaps Katherine, the other children from the plane disappear, and the adults in his town de-age into children, Jonah must find a way to fix everything.
2014 Hypocritic Days David Fiore A man discovers that he is living in the worst possible timeline (ours) and also that he shouldn't exist. He endeavors to set things right without erasing himself in the process. Insomniac Press. [10]
2015 A Long Time Until Now Michael Z. Williamson US soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan are transported in time to the paleolithic era where they meet other temporally displaced soldiers.
2015 Redeemed Margaret Peterson Haddix After multiple timelines merge, Jonah has a new twin, Jordan, who accidentally sends himself, Jonah, and Katherine to the future.
2016 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Jack Thorne In this stage play, children of characters from the corresponding book series use a Time-Turner to try preventing the death of Cedric Diggory (which occurred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Repeated attempts have increasingly worse repercussions for the future.
2017 The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland Members of a secret U.S. government Department of Diachronic Operations (D.O.D.O.) attempt to change history through time travel by the use of magic.
2018 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
2021 Master of the Revels Nicole Galland Sequel to The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (co-written with Neal Stephenson), in which Tristan Lyons, Mel Stokes, and their fellow outcasts from the Department of Diachronic Operations (D.O.D.O.) fight to stop the powerful Irish witch Gráinne from using time travel to reverse the evolution of all modern technology.

Time travel is a common theme and plot device in science fiction films. The list below covers films for which time travel is central to the plot or premise of the work.

Year Title Director(s) Description
1921 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Emmett J. Flynn The first adaptation of Mark Twain's classic, modern-day Martin Cavendish dreams that he is transported back to King Arthur's court where he has to use modern knowledge to outwit the king's enemies.
1930 Just Imagine David Butler A man struck by lightning in 1930, wakes up to a 1980 with personal aircraft, vending machines replacing sexual activity, spacecraft to Mars, people with letter- and digit-based names, pill meals, and government-determined marriages.
1931 A Connecticut Yankee David Butler The first sound version of Mark Twain's story in which a radio salesman (Will Rogers) is knocked out and wakes up in the land of King Arthur.
1933 Turn Back the Clock Edgar Selwyn Only a single time loop is needed for Joe to wish that he could relive his life and marry the wealthy woman. When he has the chance to go through his life again, he has interesting discoveries and decisions. [11] [12]
1933 Berkeley Square Frank Lloyd A modern man is transported back to 18th-century London where he meets his ancestors and falls in love with a woman of the era.
1933 Roman Scandals Frank Tuttle A delivery man imagines himself in Ancient Rome.
1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town David Butler A hobo falls asleep on a film set and wakes up in 8th century Baghdad.
1944 Time Flies Walter Forde A man goes back in time to the 16th century and meets William Shakespeare.
1944 Fiddlers Three Harry Watt Two sailors go back in time to Ancient Rome and are mistaken as prophets.
1945 Where Do We Go from Here? Gregory Ratoff A genie transports a man throughout time.
1947 Repeat Performance Alfred L. Werker Film noir meets science fiction when a woman shoots her husband on New Year's Eve, 1946, then wishes that she could live the year all over again.
1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Tay Garnett Very loosely based on Mark Twain's story in which a mechanic (Bing Crosby) is knocked out and wakes up in the land of King Arthur.
1951 I'll Never Forget You Roy Ward Baker An American atomic scientist is transported to the 18th century, where he falls in love.
1956 World Without End Edward Bernds Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are transported into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
1957 The Undead Roger Corman A woman is sent back in time, via hypnosis, to the Middle Ages where she may be executed by the people of that time on suspicion of being a witch.
1960 Beyond the Time Barrier Edgar G. Ulmer A pilot flies faster than the speed of light, from 1960 to 2024, into a dystopian future divided by two populations: the submissive humans who have retreated underground and the savage mutants who have taken over the surface.
1960 The Time Machine George Pal Loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's classic in which a time traveler enters a future where the world is broken up into two classes: the peaceful Eloi and the malevolent masters of the world, the Morlocks.
1962 La Jetée Chris Marker A survivor of the Third World War is sent back in time to rescue the present. [13] La Jetée inspired the 1995 movie, 12 Monkeys. [14]
1964 The Time Travelers Ib Melchior Scientists find that their time-viewing screen allows them to travel through time and they become stranded in a post-apocalypse future. This movie inspired the 1966 TV series, The Time Tunnel, as well as the 1967 remake, Journey to the Center of Time. [15] [16]
1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks Gordon Flemyng Based on the BBC TV series. The Doctor and his companions travel in the TARDIS to the future of a post-apocalyptic world where two races, the Daleks and the Thals, follow two different paths to survive following a nuclear war.
1966 Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Gordon Flemyng Based on the BBC TV series. The Doctor and his companions travel in the TARDIS to a future London devastated by war with the Daleks.
1967 Journey to the Center of Time David L. Hewitt Scientists develop a time machine and travel to the far future where the earth is in peril and the distant past, to the age of the dinosaurs. A remake of The Time Travelers.
1968 Planet of the Apes Franklin J. Schaffner George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) is an astronaut who travels to Earth in the distant future, due to the effects of time dilation, and finds that it is inhabited by intelligent, talking apes.
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes Ted Post Brent, an astronaut, travels to a future Earth ruled by apes. His search for fellow astronaut George Taylor, leads him to an underground city of nuclear mutants.
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes Don Taylor Three apes escape Earth's destruction by salvaging and repairing the spaceship of astronaut George Taylor, and piloting it through a time warp back to 1973.
1972 Slaughterhouse-Five George Roy Hill A man becomes displaced from time and experiences the events in his life in random order, including time spent in an alien civilization.
1973 Idaho Transfer Peter Fonda Due to an impending disaster that threatens to destroy mankind, a time machine is built by a group of young scientists to transport themselves into the future to rebuild civilization.
1973 Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Leonid Gaidai Engineer Shurik has invented a time machine in his apartment. By accident, he sends two people back into the time of Ivan IV while the real Ivan IV is sent by the same machine into Shurik's apartment.
1978 Superman Richard Donner Superman circles the Earth at tremendous speeds allowing him to travel back in time to just before an earthquake created by Lex Luthor.
1978 The Time Machine Henning Schellerup A made-for-television adaptation of the Wells novel, updating the initial setting to the contemporary 1970s, with the main character working for an American defense contractor. After various trips in time, he meets the Eloi and Morlocks of the far future.
1979 Time After Time Nicholas Meyer Using a time machine, Jack the Ripper and H. G. Wells travel from 1893 London to 1979 San Francisco.
1980 The Final Countdown Don Taylor A storm at sea transports a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier back in time from the 1980s to the 1940s.
1980 Somewhere in Time Jeannot Szwarc A man is captivated by an old picture of a beautiful actress who he feels is connected to him somehow. Through self-hypnosis he returns to the past and the love of his life. [17] Adapted from the novel, Bid Time Return, by Richard Matheson who also wrote the script.
1980 The Day Time Ended John Cardos A triple supernova opens a rift in time space, propelling a family far into the future where they are attacked by monstrous aliens before finding refuge in a domed city.
1981 Time Bandits Terry Gilliam A young boy unwittingly joins a band of dwarves as they travel through time, hunting treasure.
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann William Dear A motorcyclist competing in a desert race unknowingly gets caught in the middle of a time travel experiment and is transported by means of "time cannons" to the Old West of 1875–1877.
1983 Toki o Kakeru Shōjo Nobuhiko Obayashi A high-school girl accidentally acquires the ability to travel through time, which leads to her reliving multiple time loops. Based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1965 novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller Big-screen adaptations of three classic episodes from the popular 1950s and 1960s Rod Serling television series, plus a new segment featuring a bigot who is transported into the lives of past victims of racism.
1984 The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill In the finale, characters go through time fields, which causes their ages to change and also causes a couple to meet their future child in a result of a stranger version of time dilation.
1984 The Terminator [18] James Cameron A cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to destroy humanity by killing the future mother of its future savior.
1984 The Philadelphia Experiment Stewart Raffill In 1943, an anti-radar experiment accidentally sends two sailors forward in time to 1984. Nancy Allen and Michael Paré star in this film.
1984 Non ci resta che piangere Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi The school janitor, Mario (Troisi), and a teacher, Saverio (Benigni), have an automobile breakdown and decide to spend the night in an inn. The next morning they awake in 15th-century Florence.
1985 Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis Using a time machine installed in a DeLorean sports car, teenager Marty McFly, intervenes in his parents' first meeting back in 1955, preventing them from falling in love, and placing his own existence in danger.
1985 Trancers Charles Band A cop in the dystopian Angel City of 2247, Jack Deth's mind is sent backwards in time into one of his ancestor's bodies in 1985 Los Angeles to hunt a criminal who has done the same.
1985 Cavegirl David Oliver On a class excursion to a cave with Stone Age paintings, Rex, a clumsy teenager, gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sends him back to the Stone Ages, where he meets the beautiful girl, Eba.
1985 My Science Project Jonathan R. Betuel Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project. They find an orb that dangerously bends time and have to stop it to save the world.
1985 The Blue Yonder Mark Rossman An 11-year-old goes back in time to prevent his grandfather from making a fatal plane flight across the Atlantic. Aired on The Disney Sunday Movie under the name Time Flyer.
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Francis Ford Coppola Peggy Sue Bodell faints at her high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished high school.
1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time John Hough Catering salesman falls through a time hole to 1917 where he saves the life of a dashing Royal Flying Corps pilot, after his photo recon mission is shot down. Before he can work out what happened, he is returned to the 1980s.
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Leonard Nimoy To save Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk and his crew travel back to 1986 to retrieve and take back humpback whales, the only beings who can communicate with an alien probe that is threatening Earth.
1986 Flight of the Navigator Randal Kleiser In 1978, a boy winds up 8 years in the future, and discovers that an alien spaceship transported him there after he experienced extreme time dilation.
1987 Mirror for a Hero / Zerkalo dlya geroya Vladimir Khotinenko Two men travel from the 1980s to 1940s Stalinist USSR, and find themselves repeatedly reliving a day in a coal mine town. The older man hopes he can atone for his past while the younger begins to understand his father's earlier life. [19]
1987 Masters of the Universe David Odell He-Man battles with Skeletor to prevent him from becoming master of the universe. Due to a cosmic key that opens a portal, the battle moves to Earth where several humans become involved in the struggle.
1987 Timestalkers Michael Schulz A professor discovers evidence of a time traveller in Old West memorabilia, and becomes involved in trying to prevent the assassination of Grover Cleveland by a 26th-century villain.
1988 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey Vincent Ward Medieval travellers from 14th-century England tunnel through Earth and burst into 20th-century New Zealand.
1988 Out of Time Robert Butler A cop from the year 2088 (Abbott) is transported back to 1988 while pursuing a criminal attempting to flee in a time machine, and enlists the aid of his legendary great-grandfather (Maher) in pursuing the crook.
1989 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson A man builds a baseball field on his farm to call back Chicago players banned due to the Black Sox Scandal. He gets his own chance to resolve his guilt over his deceased father.
1989 Time Trackers Howard R. Cohen Three time travelers from the future and a cop from the past must travel to Medieval England to capture a rogue scientist who wants to use time travel for his own needs.
1989 Back to the Future Part II Robert Zemeckis Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to 2015 to prevent Marty's kids from ruining the family reputation. Biff Tannen plots to give a sports almanac to his younger self in 1955, and win millions of dollars gambling. Marty and Doc must repair the timeline.
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Stephen Herek Two teenagers (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) need an "A" in history. A time traveller (George Carlin) helps them because they are destined to create a Utopian future. They travel through time, encountering historical figures including Socrates, Joan of Arc, and Billy the Kid.
1989 Millennium Michael Anderson Time travelers from the far future steal people already destined to die, such as in plane crashes, to restock humankind in their own desolate future. Based on the 1983 John Varley novel.
1989 Warlock Steve Miner A warlock in the 17th century who has been sentenced to death for witchcraft, is transported to the 20th century, followed by a witch hunter who must stop the warlock from finding the Grand Grimoire.
1990 Frankenstein Unbound Roger Corman A scientist creates superweapon that also causes shifts in time. He is transported to 1817 where he meets Doctor Frankenstein and his monster, as well as Mary Shelley who bases her novel on true events.
1990 Back to the Future Part III Robert Zemeckis Marty McFly goes back to 1885 to stop an outlaw from killing Doc Brown in a duel, and bring him back home to 1985.
1991 Aditya 369 Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Aditya 369 is a time machine, invented by an absent-minded professor Ram Das. Krishna, a young post-graduate, Hema and a smuggler, Raja, want to procure the machine for their own reasons.
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day [18] James Cameron In 2029, Skynet sends a shape-shifting terminator back to 1995 to kill 10-year-old John Connor, while future Connor sends a T-800 (Schwarzenegger) back to protect his past self and prevent a nuclear holocaust.
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Peter Hewitt Two evil, robot versions of Bill and Ted are sent back in time to kill them.
1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Kazuki Ōmori Terrorists from the year 2204 seek to destroy Japan and prevent it from becoming an economic superpower. They travel to 1944 and replace Godzilla with three genetically-engineered creatures, which become the monster, King Ghidorah. [20]
1992 Army of Darkness Sam Raimi Ash (Bruce Campbell), a supermarket employee, is sent back in time by a specific book to the 14th century to fight an undead army.
1992 Freejack Geoff Murphy In a future where time travel has been invented, the rich snatch people from history a moment before their death in order to use the bodies as hosts for their own minds after death.
1992 Timescape David Twohy A father and daughter meet travelers are from the future, who intend to witness an impending catastrophe. The movie is based on the novel, Vintage Season, by Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, and was released on video as Grand Tour: Disaster in Time.
1992 Split Infinity Stan Ferguson When 14-year-old A.J. falls from a hayloft and wakes up in 1929 as her grandfather's sister, she learns the true value of family.
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Stuart Gillard The turtles go back in time to feudal Japan to retrieve their kidnapped friend, April.
1993 Les Visiteurs Jean-Marie Poiré A 12th-century knight and his servant are mistakenly transported to the 20th century and find themselves adrift in modern society.
1993 Philadelphia Experiment II Stephen Cornwell A disastrous experiment in 1993 sends a stealth aircraft through a time portal into 1943 Germany. A sailor is pulled into the portal at the same time, and finds himself in a version of 1993 where the Nazis won World War II.
1993 12:01 PM Jack Sholder Barry Thomas is an average office worker who witnesses the murder of a woman that he is attracted to. That night, during a storm, Barry gets a shock from a lamp's faulty power wire at exactly 12:01 a.m. In the next few days, he realizes that the world is trapped in a time loop, with himself the only one aware of it. Barry must prevent the murder and stop the time loop, or be caught in time forever.
1993 Groundhog Day Harold Ramis Weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is trapped re-living 2 February in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, leading him to re-examine his life and priorities.
1994 Time Chasers David Giancola An amateur inventor goes through time with an airplane to stop a villain from changing history for profit.
1994 A.P.E.X. Phillip J. Roth A probe from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes wrong, creating a plague-ravaged, alternate timeline whose inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots. The hero must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening.
1994 Star Trek Generations David Carson USS Enterprise captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard, meet through the effects of an energy ribbon.
1994 Timecop Peter Hyams The Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) is created to prevent alterations to the past. This causes a dilemma for the hero, Max Walker, who has to prevent time-travellers from altering time, but is tempted to do so himself, to prevent his wife's death.
1995 Jumanji After being trapped within the world of the Jumanji board game for 26 years after getting sucked into it in 1969, Alan Parish manages to reach the end of the game in the real world with the help of Judy and Peter Shepard and his childhood friend Sarah Whittle, Alan and Sarah are transported back to 1969 and back into their child bodies.
1995 12 Monkeys Terry Gilliam James Cole is sent back in time to acquire an unmutated form of a virus that has nearly wiped out humanity.
1996 Christmas Every Day Larry Peerce An American television movie based on William Dean Howells's 1892 short story, "Christmas Every Day". A selfish teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas every day until he comes to understand the true meaning of the holiday season. [21] [22]
1996 Doctor Who Geoffrey Sax The Doctor, in his eighth incarnation, has a showdown with the Master at the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999.
1996 Star Trek: First Contact Jonathan Frakes The USS Enterprise follows the Borg back in time to stop them from altering history and preventing Earth's first warp flight and first contact with the Vulcans.
1997 Retroactive Louis Morneau An FBI agent repeatedly travels back in time to prevent a crime. The situation worsens each time around, until she decides to let things play out.
1997 Time Under Fire Jeff Fahey A US submarine runs into a time rift and a special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship and decide to help the rebels.
1998 Run Lola Run / Lola Rennt Tom Tykwer Lola has to acquire 100,000 Deutsche Mark to save her boyfriend from the mob. The film follows one attempt after another to raise the money, each failure resetting time and restarting her run through the streets of Berlin. [23]
1998 Lost in Space Stephen Hopkins In 2058, a family undertakes a voyage to a nearby star system to begin large-scale emigration from a soon-to-be uninhabitable Earth, but are thrown off course by a saboteur from the future and must try to find their way home.
1998 Rebirth of Mothra III Okihiro Yoneda Mothra travels back to the Cretaceous period to defeat the evil space monster, King Ghidorah, while he is younger and weaker. [24]
1999 Time at the Top Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert, Gabrielle Boni, Matthew Harbour 14-year-old Susan Shawson travels in time in her building's elevator, as altered by a retired physicist living in her building. It transports her from 1998 back to the same place in other years, depending on the order of buttons pushed. In 1881, she meets Victoria Walker, a girl her own age in need of assistance with her own family problems. Together, Susan, Victoria, and her young brother, Robert, succeed in changing both the past and the future.
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jay Roach Dr. Evil is back and invents a time machine that allows him to go back to 1969, so he can steal Austin Powers' mojo.
1999 Galaxy Quest Dean Parisot A jump back in time of 13 seconds is all the time lead actor Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) needs to save his crew from being killed.
1999 The Time Shifters Mario Philip Azzopardi A reporter notices that the same faces keep appearing in photographs of 20th century disasters. Deducing that they are time travellers, he tries to save the history he knows. [25] [26]
1999 Teen Knight Phil Comeau Peter (Kris Lemche) wins a trip to a Medieval park. As Peter and his friends tour the castle, Lord Drakin casts a spell and sends the Peter and his friends back to 1383 where they have to stop Lord Drakin from taking the castle. Released on DVD as Medieval Park.
1999 Back to the '50s Andrew Margetson The English pop group, S Club 7 and are transported to a desert town in the year 1959 that is under the control of a gang with a corrupted sheriff as an ally. The group learns about the fate of a local chef at a diner and tries to prevent bad things despite threats against them from both the sheriff and the gang.
1999 The Devil's Arithmetic Donna Deitch A TV movie about a young woman who, during her family's Passover Seder, finds herself transported back to Poland in 1942 and sent to a death camp.
2000 Frequency Gregory Hoblit An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
2000 Happy Accidents Brad Anderson A New York woman with a string of failed relationships meets a time traveler from the year 2470.
2000 Ditto Kim Jung-kwon Two people separated in time are somehow able to talk to each other using an amateur radio. The people in question are two students in the same school, one in 1979, the other in 2000.
2000 The Kid Jon Turteltaub A 40-year-old image consultant (Bruce Willis) finds himself being visited by his 10-year-old self.
2000 For All Time Steven Schachter A middle-aged man stumbles across an antique watch that transports him to 1896. He falls in love, and decides to stay. He breaks the watch, then sees the situation in a new light as complications occur.
2000 Il Mare Lee Hyun-seung Two protagonists live in a lake house two years apart in time, but are able to communicate through a mysterious post box. This movie inspired the 2006 American film, The Lake House.
2001 Black Knight Gil Junger After falling into a theme park's fetid moat, a custodian (Martin Lawrence) crawls out into fourteenth century England.
2001 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly A teenager unknowingly re-lives October 1988 and is forced by a man in a demonic bunny suit to commit crimes in order to re-set the timeline.
2001 Just Visiting Jean-Marie Poiré A medieval knight and his serf travel to 21st century Chicago, meeting the knight's descendant. But they must travel back to their time to ensure her birth. Remake of the 1993 French movie Les Visiteurs.
2001 Kate & Leopold James Mangold A duke time travels from 1876 to the present and falls in love with a career woman in New York.
2001 Pokémon 4Ever Kunihiko Yuyama Jim Malone The film focuses on Celebi, who travels to the future with a Young Professor Oak while being chased by a hunter.
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Kimberly J. Brown TV film: In this Disney Channel movie, Marnie Piper travels through time in Halloweentown to find a spell book that will help her counteract the evil spell placed on Halloweentown. To return to present time, both Marnie and Luke travel through a time tunnel on a broomstick.
2002 2009: Lost Memories (2009 loseuteu maemorijeu) Si-myung Lee
2002 Returner Takashi Yamazaki The human race is on the edge of annihilation after decades of war with an alien force. In an outpost in Tibet, mankind's last hope of survival is a time travel device.
2002 The Time Machine Simon Wells In this remake of the 1960s version of the film, directed by H. G. Wells' great-grandson, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen travels to the future hoping to find a time where they have learned how to change the past. In the year 802,701, he becomes involved in a struggle between surface-dwelling Eloi and the underground-dwelling Morlocks.
2002 Time Changer Rich Christiano A Bible professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via a time machine and cannot believe the things that he sees.
2002 Timequest Robert Dyke A time traveler prevents Kennedy's assassination and history takes an alternate course.
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jay Roach Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the villain Goldmember – who is working with Dr. Evil.
2002 Cube 2: Hypercube Andrzej Sekuła A group of strangers mysteriously awakens in a giant cubic structure in which each room warps space-time in a different way.
2003 Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Rick Mayall Eddie Hitler builds a time traveling toilet which he calls the TURDIS.
2003 Timeline Richard Donner In this film adaptation of the book by Michael Crichton, archaeologists travel to medieval France to rescue their professor, and find themselves in the middle of a battle.
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [18] Jonathan Mostow In 2032, Skynet sends another Terminator back in time, this time to 2004, in a final attempt to kill John Connor before the inevitable nuclear holocaust on mankind.
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuarón Hermione Granger receives a Time-Turner from Professor McGonagall, so she can attend more classes than time would normally allow. She and Harry later use the Time-Turner to save Sirius Black and Buckbeak.
2004 Channel Chasers Butch Hartman Grounded to a week of no more television, Timmy wishes himself into the world of television to escape the harsh reality of his life. Unfortunately, however, his carelessness with magic leads to his tyrannical babysitter taking over the world of the future, and now Timmy must stop her.
2004 Primer Shane Carruth Two friends build a time machine that allows them to create multiple, co-existing timelines. The effects and consequences of these interacting timelines, change the personalities of the characters and ruin their friendship.
2004 The Butterfly Effect Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber A college psychology student (Ashton Kutcher) learns that, by reading his childhood journals, he can temporarily travel to the past and inhabit his younger body. By changing his past behaviours, he changes his current life, with unforeseen consequences.
2004 13 Going on 30 Gary Winick In 1987, a 13-year-old girl makes a birthday wish and wakes up as a 30-year-old woman.
2005 Fetching Cody David Ray Distraught over his girlfriend's drug addiction, small-time dope peddler Art (Jay Baruchel), uses a time machine to journey into the past in a desperate gamble to change her future.
2005 The Jacket John Maybury An amnesiac, Persian Gulf War veteran (Adrien Brody) is subjected to an experimental treatment which moves him forward 15 years.
2005 Slipstream David van Eyssen A socially inept scientist (Sean Astin) and a female FBI agent (Ivana Miličević) try to recover a time travel device (called "Slipstream") that was stolen by a group of bank robbers.
2005 A Sound of Thunder Peter Hyams For an extraordinary price, Time Safaris, Inc. will take clients through a wormhole to hunt dinosaur game. The plot is based loosely on the 1952 short story by Ray Bradbury, with the butterfly effect portrayed as much more pronounced.
2005 Summer Time Machine Blues Katsuyuki Motohiro Five college boys in a sci-fi club break their air-conditioner's remote control. In the sweltering clubhouse, a time machine appears and they go back in time to retrieve a functioning controller, but this causes complications.
2005 Camp Slaughter A slasher film in which a group of present-day teenagers are sent back to 1981, and discover a summer camp which is stuck reliving the day a demented killer went on a rampage. [27]
2006 The Lake House Alejandro Agresti A time-travel romance where two people living in the same house at a lake, at different times, are able to exchange letters through its mailbox and fall in love.
2006 Click Frank Coraci Adam Sandler is given a remote that lets him fast forward, pause, and rewind his life.
2006 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Mamoru Hosoda A teenage girl discovers that she can leap through time. Based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1965 novel of the same name.
2006 Idiocracy Mike Judge In 2005, a completely average private named Joe Bowers Luke Wilson is selected for a hibernation program and is placed in suspended animation for is supposed to be one year, but ends up accidentally being five hundred years, and finds that the human race of the future have devolved with lower intelligence, making him easily the smartest man alive.
2006 Déjà Vu Tony Scott Denzel Washington is an ATF agent investigating a terrorist act, who is invited to assist in a government time-travel surveillance project.
2006 Christmas Do-Over In a remake of Christmas Every Day, a father has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and changes his ways. [28]
2006 Salvage After finishing the graveyard shift at a convenience store, Claire is murdered in her home only to wake up in the convenience store, and start the cycle over again. An official selection of the 2006 Sundance Festival. [29]
2007 Next Lee Tamahori A Las Vegas magician, Nicolas Cage, able to see and live out scenarios 2 minutes before they actually happen, finds himself the target of an FBI agent trying to prevent a bombing.
2007 Bender's Big Score Dwayne Carey-Hill Alien scammers discover the code for time travel tattooed on Philip J. Fry's buttocks, and use it to send Bender back in time to steal priceless artifacts.
2007 Meet the Robinsons Stephen J. Anderson Young Lewis is taken to the year 2037 by his future son, Wilbur, to stop a "Bowler Hat Guy" who has stolen Lewis' memory-scanning machine.
2007 Premonition Mennan Yapo A housewife (Sandra Bullock) discovers that she is living the days around her husband's death in a non-chronological sequence, and attempts to prevent his death.
2007 Secret Jay Chou A high school music student discovers that she can travel forward in time with the help of a mysterious piano piece called "Secret".
2007 Timecrimes Nacho Vigalondo A man accidentally travels back to the past and meets himself there.
2007 The Last Day of Summer 11-year-old Luke gets his wish that every day could be the last day of summer. [30] [31]
2008 Minutemen Lev L. Spiro Three high-school outcasts use a time machine to save their classmates from embarrassing moments. Their time travel creates a black hole, which could destroy the world. A Disney Channel Original Movie.
2008 Stargate: Continuum Martin Wood In a direct-to-video film in the Stargate franchise, Ba'al (Cliff Simon) changes the timeline so that SG-1 never existed. Three people were unaffected by the change but are unable to do anything until Ba'al and the system lords arrive.
2009 Star Trek J. J. Abrams Spock's attempt to prevent a supernova fails, resulting in the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. The captain of a Romulan mining ship blames Spock, and both the Romulans and Spock fall through a black hole to the past, creating an alternate reality.
2009 Mr. Nobody Jaco Van Dormael A romantic drama about Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto), a 118-year-old man and the last mortal on Earth, who remembers alternate versions of his life and three ages when his life was changed by a decision.
2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Robert Schwentke A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. Based on the Audrey Niffenegger novel.
2009 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Gareth Carrivick Three friends attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum in the middle of a British pub. Anna Faris plays a girl from the future who sets the adventure in motion.
2009 A Christmas Carol Robert Zemeckis On Christmas Eve, miserly moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, who convince him to change his ways.
2009 Land of the Lost Brad Silberling A disgraced paleontologist, his research assistant, and a macho tour guide find themselves in a strange, alternate world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people, and reptilian Sleestaks after they are sucked into a space-time vortex.
2009 Triangle Christopher Smith A woman who went on a yacht trip with her friends jumps to another ship after a mysterious weather condition, and gets caught up in a terrifying time loop.
2010 Action Replayy Vipul Amrutlal Shah A young man named Bunty uses a time machine created by his girlfriend's grandfather to meet his own parents before they were married, and help them develop a more loving relationship.
2010 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Tatsuya Ishihara Kyon is the only one who knows that two of his classmates are missing and reality has changed. To restore his life, he gathers several keys to power an alien device and travel back three years.
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Steve Pink Four friends spend a crazy, drunken night in a hot tub at a ski resort only to travel back in time to 1986. They are each presented with an opportunity to alter their futures. The film stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke.
2010 Repeaters Carl Bessai A group of inmates at a rehabilitation facility are forced to repeat the same day over and over again. [32]
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell Disney's adaption of the video game of the same name. Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) has to prevent someone from changing history using a special dagger which when fueled with a special "Sand of Time", allows its wielder to experience time differently.
2010 Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Mamoru Hosoda A teenage girl discovers that she can leap through time. Based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1965 novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
2010 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Kenichi Takeshita Series protagonists Yusei Fudo, Jaden Yuki and Yugi Muto encounter Turbo Duelist Paradox, who is from the future, and who believes the only way to prevent his future from happening is to stop Duel Monsters from existing.
2010 Shrek Forever After Mike Mitchell When Shrek begins missing his old life, he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin and is sent to an alternate timeline where he never existed and where Rumpelstiltskin rules.
2011 Ticking Clock Ernie Barbarash James is a guy from the year 2032 who comes back in time with a custom-made watch that is a time machine. He travels back in time to fix his life but fails.
2011 Source Code Duncan Jones Captain (Colter Stevens) died in a helicopter crash and has been inserted in a computer program (Source Code) which transfers him to the body of a deceased person for the last eight minutes of his life. He cannot change the past, but he must use information from there to alter the future and prevent a bombing
2011 Midnight in Paris Woody Allen While visiting Paris with his fiancée, an American writer (Owen Wilson) discovers a way to travel back to the 1920s, allowing him to mingle with and draw inspiration from historical greats such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein.
2011 12 Dates of Christmas James Hayman Kate finds herself reliving Christmas Eve (including a blind date with a man named Miles) over and over again. She must discover how to break the cycle – should she attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend Jack, or should she pursue Miles, or something else? [33]
2011 The Man from the Future Cláudio Torres When a brilliant physicist inadvertently creates a time machine, he goes back 20 years to the party where his girlfriend left him. Changing the events of that evening have effects that he didn't anticipate.
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Colin Trevorrow A comedy film inspired by a 1997 classified ad in Backwoods Home Magazine from a person asking for someone to accompany him in time travel.
2012 Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld Agent J travels back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s in order to stop an alien from assassinating his friend, Agent K, and changing history.
2012 Looper Rian Johnson Criminal organizations hire contract killers, called Loopers, to kill humans sent to them through time travel.
2012 Dimensions Sloane U’Ren Time travel, love and betrayal in 1920s England. A brilliant scientist becomes obsessed with revisiting his past – no matter what the cost. Jealousy, desire and greed surround him, clouding his judgement and sending him spiralling towards madness.
2012 Thermae Romae Hideki Takeuchi Roman architect, Lucius, repeatedly travels to present-day Japan, where he is inspired by modern baths and toilets.
2012 Mine Games Richard Gray (director) A group of friends vacationing in the woods discover their own corpses and realize they are trapped in a time loop. [34]
2012 The Philadelphia Experiment Paul Ziller
2013 +1 Dennis Iliadis Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships.
2013 Hyperfutura James O'Brien In a dystopian future, citizens without jobs are sent to work camps and never heard from again. Adam Leben is a laid-off factory worker. To save his life, he answers an ad for a medical test experiment, plunging down a rabbit hole of genetic engineering, mind control, and time travel. Based on the epic poem by Eric Kopatz.
2013 Ruby Red (German: Rubinrot) Felix Fuchssteiner A 16-year-old girl discovers that she has inherited her family's time-travel gene. To time-travel safely, she has to cooperate with a secret order of time travelers who have a special task for her in the 17th century.
2013 Haunter Vincenzo Natali The ghost of a teenager, Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) who, along with her family, keeps reliving the same day (although she is the only one aware of it) tries to protect a young girl, Olivia (Eleanor Zichy) and her family from a dead serial killer, the Pale Man (Stephen McHattie), who can possess the living. [35]
2013 I'll Follow You Down Richie Mehta A present-day professor disappears, traveling back in time to visit Albert Einstein. Twelve years later, his college-age son follows him to find out why.
2013 Shree Rajesh Bachchani As part of an experiment, a man unknowingly travels into the future only to find out that he is going to be framed in a series of killings.
2013 The A.R.K. Report Shmuel Hoffman In this short film, a young girl travels into the future to find the ancient Ark of the Covenant and prevent it from falling into the hands of an evil army.
2013 Coherence James Ward Byrkit On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.
2013 About Time Richard Curtis Tim's father tells his son that the men in their family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim makes numerous trips to the past to change his circumstances and those of his friends. [36]
2013 Rewind Jack Bender A team of scientists and military personnel travel back in time to the 1920s to change the past and prevent a major terrorist attack on present day New York.
2013 11 A.M. Kim Hyun-seok A group of time-travel researchers at a deep-sea facility make their first test run 24 hours into the future, only to discover the facility close to destruction. They escape back to the present but have less than 24 hours to avert the coming tragedy. [37] Korean movie.
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff The time-travelling adventures of an anthropomorphic canine and his adopted human son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift that they created.
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past [38] Bryan Singer The X-Men send Wolverine's consciousness to 1973 to prevent a war between the Sentinels and mankind from starting.
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman An officer (Tom Cruise) finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. Based on 2004 novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
2014 Predestination Michael and Peter Spierig A temporal agent goes back in time to catch an infamous terrorist known as the "Fizzle Bomber", and meets different versions of himself. Based on the short story, "All You Zombies", by Robert A. Heinlein.
2014 Time Lapse Bradley D. King A group of friends discover a machine that can take pictures of things 24 hours into the future and the troubles that this machine causes.
2014 Interstellar Christopher Nolan Set in the near future, a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole to find a suitable new planet for humanity, experiencing time dilation on multiple occasions.
2014 Premature Dan Beers On one of the most important days of his life, Rob, a high school senior, finds himself in a time loop that is triggered every time he ejaculates. [39]
2014 The Infinite Man Hugh Sullivan A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfires when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. [40]
2014 Movement and Location Alexis Boling An immigrant from 400 years in the future is sent back in time to live an easier life.
2014 The History of Time Travel Ricky Kennedy A humorous fictional documentary about the creation of the world's first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events. [41]
2015 Project Almanac Dean Israelite A group of teenagers construct a time machine, based on blueprints that the main character's father was developing for the United States military.
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Steve Pink The sequel of Hot Tub Time Machine.
2015 Synchronicity Jacob Gentry A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it. [42]
2015 Indru Netru Naalai R. Ravikumar A scientist in 2065 invents a time machine and, to prove its capability, sends it back to 2015. However, the machine is discovered by three people who use the machine for reasons of their own. The first Indian (Tamil) science fiction movie.
2015 Counter Clockwise George Moïse A scientist accidentally invents a time machine that transports him six months into the future.
2015 Terminator Genisys [18] Alan Taylor In 2029, Kyle Reese goes back in time to protect Sarah Connor, as previously established in The Terminator. When Reese arrives in 1984, he finds a whole new chronology, where Sarah was trained in combat from childhood. They try to figure out how to prevent the nuclear holocaust.
2016 Paradox Michael Hurst When a scientist on a team working on a time travel project successfully travels one hour into the future, he returns with shocking news.
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder The Flash travels back in time to warn Bruce Wayne of future apocalyptic events.
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass James Bobin Alice uses the Chronosphere to travel back in time, where she encounters the younger versions of the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.
2016 24 [43] Vikram Kumar A scientist named Sethuraman invents a time machine in the form of a watch but his evil twin brother, Athreya, will go to any lengths to get the device for himself.
2016 Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson Doctor Strange enters the Dark Dimension and uses the Eye of Agamotto to create a time loop around himself and Dormammu. After repeatedly killing Strange to no avail, Dormammu finally gives in to Strange's demand that he leave Earth.
2017 Before I Fall Ry Russo-Young A popular high school senior finds herself reliving the same day over and over. [44]
2017 Happy Death Day Christopher B. Landon A snobby young woman is murdered at her birthday party. She wakes up the morning of her death, alive, facing the same day over and over again. [45]
2017 Naked Michael Tiddes A naked man is caught in a time loop on the day of his wedding. [46]
2017 Time Trap Mark Dennis and Ben Foster A group of students in a remote area of Texas, searching for their missing professor, discover a mysterious cave by accident. While exploring the cave, the group experience a series of bizarre and dangerous events related to spacetime distortion caused by time dilation
2017 The Endless Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Two brothers return to the 'UFO death cult' camp where they were raised and encounter people caught in time loops. [47]
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Jake Kasdan In 1996, teenager Alex becomes trapped in the video game Jumanji, he only feels he has been in maybe a few months to discover from people newly sucked into the game that 20 years have passed, and after beating the game, he finds himself brought back to 1996 in his teenage body.
2018 When We First Met Ari Sandel A guy in love uses a photobox to travel back in time to change his life.
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Ava DuVernay Thirteen-year-old middle school student Meg Murry struggles to adjust to both her school and home life ever since her father Alex, a well-renowned scientist, mysteriously disappeared.
2018 Time Freak Andrew Bowler When a physics student is dumped by his girlfriend, he invents a time machine and uses it to go back in time in order to fix every mistake he made during the relationship.
2018 The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Anthony C. Ferrante In order to save the world from the titular "sharknadoes", Fin Shepard, his wife April and their friends Nova, Bryan and Skye travel through time to destroy the storms in different historical eras.
2019 Happy Death Day 2U Christopher B. Landon Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Mike Mitchell Rex Dangervest (A version of Emmet from the Future), travels through time to save his past self from the Stairgate and makes him tough so he can crash Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi's wedding and start ourmomageddon, so he can revenge his friends who abandoned him.
2019 Non ci resta che il crimine Massimiliano Bruno Three friends enter a wormhole and return in time to 1982 in Rome, Italy.
2019 See You Yesterday Stefon Bristol An ambitious science prodigy creates time machines, in order to save her brother from a fatal incident. As she tries to alter the events of the past, she will eventually face the perilous consequences of time travel.
2019 Avengers: Endgame Anthony and Joe Russo The Avengers travel back in time into previous films at their respective time periods: The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), to retrieve the Infinity Stones. A final battle ensues after Nebula's cybernetic implants interface with those of her 2014 counterpart and alerts 2014 Thanos to their plans to reverse the Snap from Avengers: Infinity War.
2019 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André Øverdal In the third act, the main character, Stella Nicholls, is temporarily taken back in time and experiences the main antagonist's, Sarah Bellow's moment in her life, where she was tormented by her family.
2019 In the Shadow of the Moon Jim Mickle A Philadelphia police officer struggles with a lifelong obsession to track down a mysterious serial killer whose crimes defy explanation.
2019 Hello World Tomohiko Itō A man travels in time from the year 2027 to relive his school years and to correct a bad decision in his life.
2020 Tenet Christopher Nolan The plot follows a secret agent (John David Washington) as he manipulates the flow of time to prevent World War III.
2020 Boss Level Joe Carnahan A retired special forces soldier who tries to escape a never-ending time loop that results in his death
2021 Hi, Mom Jia Ling A young woman finds herself transported back in time from her mother's deathbed in 2001 to 1981, the year before her birth. She befriends her mother and tries to set her up for a better life.

Time travel is a recurrent theme in science fiction television programs. The list below covers television series for which time travel is central to the premise and direction of the plot and setting.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Remember earlier when I said that no time travel movie can avoid comparisons to Back to the Future? Well, this epic comic book movie blockbuster is just about the most potent example of that as it is just as much a tribute to the pop culture influence of that film, with the Avengers using time travel to reverse the cataclysmic effects of Thanos' (Josh Brolin) Infinity Gauntlet snap, as it is a celebration of the 21 MCU films to come before it. Not to mention, Avengers: Endgame does stand out among other time travel films by positing a theory of the matter unlike most.

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