Movies about time travel

List of the best movies about time travel, changing the past or the future according to visitors to the site: Déjà Vu, Next, The Jacket, The Butterfly Effect, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, Back to the Future Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Project Almanac, Frequency.

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Déjà Vu (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Special agents
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Death, Fate
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Next (2007)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersPsychics, Terrorists, Wizards
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Chase, Fate, Supernatural, Hostage, Superpowers
PlaceLos Angeles, Office, USA, Casino
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

The Jacket (2005)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotTime travel, Death
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotTime travel, Fate, Meaning of life, Supernatural, Death, Jealousy, Love, Superpowers, Consciousness
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Philosophical, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate, Death, Body exchange, Experiments
PlaceTrains, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Tense, Fascinating, Smart

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors, Heroes, Soldier, Partners, Special Forces
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War, Death
StylePopular, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersInventors, Teens, Scientists, Partners, Losers, Musicians
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure
StyleExciting, Smart

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Scientists, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Superpowers
StyleMarvel, Exciting

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Project Almanac (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller
PlotTime travel, Love

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Frequency (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Firefighters, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Radio, Investigation
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Disturbing, To cry

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time.

Timecrimes (2007)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersKillers, Scientists, Girlfriends
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Pursuit, Radio, Chase
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

Predestination (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotTime travel, Time machine
StyleUnexpected ending

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure, Dreams, Travel
PlaceEngland, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy

Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future

The Time Machine (2002)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersScientists, Mutant
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Apocalypse, Death, Chase, Survival, Fate, Loneliness, Time machine
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Steampunk

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

About Time (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotTime travel, Love, Date, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, England, Party, London
StyleTouching, To cry, Soulful, Unexpected ending

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSisters, Rabbits, Dogs, Cats, Dragons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry, Chess
PlaceCastle, Sea, Ships

In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

Paradox (2016)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
PlotTime travel
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

A group of scientists are experimenting with time travel, and they manage to send one of their group ahead in time one hour. But when he comes back, he tells them that they’ll all be dead within the next hour unless they shut the machine down.

A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Czech Republic
CharactersScientists, Dinosaurs
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure, Survival, Technology
PlaceJungle, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
CharactersOld man
PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death, Divorce, Depression
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy, Makes me think

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Triangle (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
PlotGhost ships, Time travel, Shipwreck, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleDepressive, Unexpected ending, Disturbing, Atmospheric, Fascinating

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.