Time Travel Movies

At some point in their lives, just about everyone wishes they could change something about the past -- or get a glimpse of the future. Whether they involve alternate timelines, fancy time machines, or wrongs being righted, these mind-bending movies help us scratch that itch. From poking fun at historical figures to playing fast and loose with the space-time continuum, these are fun picks for time-travel fans. Just remember to avoid paradoxes! For more great choices, try our Sci-Fi Movies and Science Fiction TV lists.

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Time Bandits Movie Poster Image
Fun fantasy has a bit of bite.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Back to the Future Part III Movie Poster Image
Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Back to the Future Part II Movie Poster Image
Amusing futuristic sequel more dated, edgier than original.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Bill & Ted Face the Music Movie Poster Image
Funny, satisfying threequel wraps series with family focus.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Poster Image
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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The Flight of the Navigator Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel adventure has some cursing.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Interstellar Movie Poster Image
Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Planet of the Apes (1968) Movie Poster Image
Original Apes mixes smart sci-fi and fighting, sexy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Somewhere in Time Movie Poster Image
Moony time travel tale is best for incurable romantics.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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Star Trek Movie Poster Image
Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Movie Poster Image
Fun coming of age time-traveling anime with some romance.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Peggy Sue Got Married Movie Poster Image
'80s time-warp tale is meaty teen-parent viewing.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Primer Movie Poster Image
Brainy, fascinating time-travel tale has violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Speed of Life Movie Poster Image
Well-acted, original sci-fi indie is short and sweet.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie Poster Image
Time-traveling superhero sequel has lots of action violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Tenet Movie Poster Image
Nolan's violent, elaborate epic is best for deep thinkers.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Synchronic Movie Poster Image
Dark but solid time-travel story has violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Terminator Movie Poster Image
Terrific sci-fi action, but too violent for some.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Movie Poster Image
Thrilling sci-fi action sequel has lots of violence.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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About Time Movie Poster Image
Sweet time travel romcom with strong language, some sex.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Looper Movie Poster Image
Smart, exciting sci-fi tale has violence, sex, and drugs.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Predestination Movie Poster Image
Twisty, thoughtful time-travel tale ponders identity.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Poster Image
Fresh sci-fi comedy has strong language, a little raciness.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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12 Monkeys Movie Poster Image
Terry Gilliam's violent dystopian masterpiece.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Donnie Darko Movie Poster Image
Winningly edgy teen-angst sci-fi tragicomedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Hot Tub Time Machine Movie Poster Image
Drugs, profanity, sex, nudity in silly, steamy comedy.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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