List Of 20 Movies About Time Travel:
#1 Project Almanac (2015)
”Project Almanac” is a found footage SF drama film that details the story of a group of high school students that build a time machine.
The film grossed $33 million against a production budget of $12 million.
It stars Amy Landecker, Virginia Gardner, Allen Evangelista, Sam Lerner, Sofia Black-D’Elia, and Jonny Weston. The film was directed by Dean Israelite in his directorial debut.
#2 Looper (2012)
”Looper” is an SF action film about “present-day” contract killers hired by criminal syndicates from the future to terminate victims.
The film grossed more than $176 million worldwide. The film stars Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bruce Willis.
#3 Back to the Future (1985)
”Back to the Future” is an SF film that tells the story of a teenager who travels back in time, where he becomes his future mother’s romantic interest.
Some of the stars are Thomas F. Wilson, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, and Michael J. Fox. The film was written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and directed by Zemeckis.
#4 Men in Black 3 (2012)
In ”Men in Black 3,” an old enemy of Agent K escapes from prison and travels back in time to kill the younger K. The film had a production budget of $215 million.
It was released fifteen years after the original Men in Black. The film is based on the comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham.
#5 The Lake House (2006)
”The Lake House” is a romantic drama film that tells the story of a doctor living in 2006 and an architect living in 2004.
It is a remake of the South Korean motion picture Il Mare (2000). The film was written by David Auburn. It stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
#6 12 Monkeys (1995)
The film follows a prisoner living in a subterranean compound who is sent back in time to find the original virus to help scientists develop a cure.
It grossed $168 million worldwide.
#7 About Time (2013)
”About Time” is a romantic comedy-drama film that follows a young man with the ability to time travel.
The film grossed over $87 million against a $12 million budget. The film stars Bill Nighy, Rachel McAdams, and Domhnall Gleeson.
#8 Star Trek (2009)
”Star Trek” is an SF action film follows James T. Kirk and Spock aboard the USS Enterprise as they combat a Romulan from their future.
It grossed more than $385 million worldwide against its $150 million production budget. The film is the 11th film in the Star Trek film franchise.
The cast includes Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Jacob Kogan as Young Spock, and Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura.
#9 Interstellar (2014)
”Interstellar” is an SF film that follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn.
The film stars Michael Caine, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway.
It was directed, co-written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan.
#10 Donnie Darko (2001)
”Donnie Darko” is an SF psychological thriller film that follows the adventures of Donnie Darko who is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit.
The film stars James Duval, Jake Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, Jena Malone, Stu Stone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Katharine Ross, and Mary McDonnell.
It was written and directed by Richard Kelly.
#11 Kate & Leopold (2001)
”Kate & Leopold” is a romantic-comedy fantasy film in which stars Hugh Jackman as His Grace Leopold and Meg Ryan as Kate McKay.
The film follows a physicist who accidentally pulls his great‑great‑grandfather through a time portal from 19th‑century NY to the present.
#12 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
It is a Japanese-animated SF romance film about a high-school girl who acquires the power to travel back in time.
The film is a loose sequel to the 1967 novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui.
#13 See You Yesterday (2019)
”See You Yesterday” is an SF film that follows the story of a science prodigy who uses her capabilities to create time machines.
The film stars Astro, Dante Crichlow, and Eden Duncan-Smith. It was directed by Stefon Bristol.
#14 Predestination (2014)
”Predestination” is an SF thriller film about a temporal agent who must pursue a criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
The film is based on the 1959 short story by Robert A. Heinlein. It stars Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, and Ethan Hawke.
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#15 Clockstoppers (2002)
”Clockstoppers” is an SF action comedy film in which stars Julia Sweeney, Robin Thomas, Michael Biehn, French Stewart, Paula Garcés, and Jesse Bradford.
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#16 Land of the Lost (2009)
”Land of the Lost” is an adventure comedy film that tells the story of Dr. Rick Marshall who is sucked into a space-time vortex.
The film grossed almost $68 million against its $100 million production budget.
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#17 Déjà Vu (2006)
”Déjà Vu” is an SF action film about an ATF agent who travels back in time in an attempt to prevent a domestic terrorist attack.
The film earned $180 million worldwide.
It stars Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Paula Patton, and Denzel Washington.
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#18 Lost in Space (1998)
”Lost in Space” is an SF adventure film about the Robinson family who undertakes a voyage to a nearby star system.
The film grossed more than $136 million worldwide.
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#19 Terminator Genisys (2015)
”Terminator Genisys” is an SF action film about a soldier in a post-apocalyptic war against Skynet.
It grossed more than $440 million worldwide.
The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Byung-hun, Jason Clarke, Courtney B. Vance, Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, J. K. Simmons, and Jai Courtney.
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#20 Avengers: Endgame
”Avengers: Endgame” is a superhero film that follows the surviving members of the Avengers.
It is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film grossed nearly $2.8 billion worldwide.
The film features an ensemble cast including Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Evans, Bradley Cooper, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Favreau, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Wong, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, and Jeremy Renner.
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