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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 Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

+ - 387 101
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Star Trek: First Contact Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

+ - 159 95
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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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The Time Machine Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

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Frequency Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

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Time Bandits Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver

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The Time Machine Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

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The Philadelphia Experiment Nancy Allen, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Paré

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier

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Déjà Vu Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

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Flight of the Navigator Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

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Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

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Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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Somewhere in Time Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

+ - 105 73
Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Hot Tub Time Machine Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan

+ - 58 62
Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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Predestination Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook - DON'T READ ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BEFORE WATCHING!!!

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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Futurama: Bender's Big Score Mark Hamill, Al Gore, Katey Sagal

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Time After Time Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen

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Meet the Robinsons Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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The Time Traveler's Wife Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

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Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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Blast from the Past Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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Timecrimes Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo, Barbara Goenaga