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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Time travel films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best time travel movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. A lot of these streaming movies can also be found on lists such as the best action movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime, the best comedies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime, and the best dramas on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This time travel movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of time travel films also contains time travel movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This time travel films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best time travel movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This time travel movies list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for the greatest movies by clicking the thumbs up button.

List of time travel films includes time travel movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Personalize this list by re-ranking it, then share it with your friends.

These are the top films in the time travel genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the time travel genre in it. Be it the motifs of the time travel genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you don't like The Terminator or Back to the Future, then give them a thumbs down. If we missed any time travel movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous time travel movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about time travel movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the time travel movies. List includes photos and time travel movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include Grand Tour: The Butterfly Effect, Groundhog Day, and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these time travel movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good time travel movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest time travel movies, here is the full time travel movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Woody Allen and Alexander Payne have both directed Time travel movies, as have many other great directors.

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Back to the Future


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Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover Billy Zane, + more

Initial Release: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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#6 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#20 on The Best '80s Action Movies

#11 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#22 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Actors: Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd Elijah Wood, + more

Initial Release: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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#26 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#35 on The Best '80s Action Movies

#36 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#54 on The Best '80s Teen Movies

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
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8 people just voted on Terminator 2: Judgment Day


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Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Nikki Cox Danny Cooksey, + more

Initial Release: 1991

Directed by: James Cameron

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#4 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#1 on The Best Robot & Android Movies

#37 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#17 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
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Groundhog Day


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Actors: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon, Harold Ramis Chris Elliott, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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#5 on The Best Films Directed by Famous Actors

#8 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#18 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#26 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
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The Terminator


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Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton, David Hyde Pierce Michael Biehn, + more

Initial Release: 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

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#8 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#3 on The Best '80s Action Movies

#2 on The Best Robot & Android Movies

#31 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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7 people just voted on 12 Monkeys


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Actors: Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer, Madeleine Stowe Christopher Meloni, + more

Initial Release: 1995

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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#24 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#44 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#22 on The Best Films Directed by Famous Actors

#26 on List of Movies Like Inception

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6 people just voted on Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


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Actors: Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin, Diane Franklin Al Leong, + more

Initial Release: 1989

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#18 on The Best '80s Teen Movies

#59 on The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

#32 on The Funniest '80s Movies

#29 on The Best '80s Sci-Fi Movies

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5 people just voted on Back to the Future Part III


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Actors: Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Mary Steenburgen, + more

Initial Release: 1990

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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#62 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#75 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#16 on The Best Movies of 1990

#79 on The Funniest '80s Movies

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