Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel  

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List Rules Horror films where time travel plays an important role in the plot of the movie

How many time travel horror movies can you name? This list ranks the best time loop horror movies, where manipulating time plays a major role in the film's plot. All of these scary movies are about time travel in one way or another, but not every film features a character that is going into the past or future. In Event Horizon, for example, there is a rift in the space time continuum, but the main characters themselves do not actually time travel.

Some good horror movies with time traveling include Mine Games, Time Lapse, and Insidious 2, the sequel to the Blumhouse hit from 2010. We've included a few debatable entries like Donnie Darko, so just know that before seeing the scary time travel movies below.

Vote up your favorite time loop horror films, and downvote any that you really wouldn't recommend to other horror fans.

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Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Triangle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Melissa George, Michael Dorman, Rachael Carpani Triangle is a 2009 psychological horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. Jess (Melissa George) plays a single mother who goes on a boating trip with several friends. When ...more

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Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Patrick Wilson, Leigh Whannel, Ty Simpkins Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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Timecrimes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo, Barbara Goenaga Timecrimes is a 2007 Spanish science-fiction thriller film directed by Nacho Vigalondo. A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour, starting a series f ...more

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Devil's Pass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Devil's Pass

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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones This film is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, and by ...more

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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria Coherence is a 2013 American-British science fiction thriller film directed by James Ward Byrkit in his directorial debut. The film had its world debut on September 19, 2013 at the Austin ...more

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Mine Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, Alex Meraz Mine Games is a 2012 time loop thriller film directed by Richard Gray. The film stars Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, and Joseph Cross.

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Premonition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Sandra Bullock, Nia Long, Julian McMahon Premonition is a 2007 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, and Amber Valletta. The film's plot depicts a depressed housewife ...more

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Lake Mungo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan Lake Mungo is a 2008 Australian psychological horror mockumentary film directed by filmmaker Joel Anderson and stars Talia Zucker.

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Time Lapse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn Time Lapse is a 2001 thriller film written by Karen Kelly, David Keith Miller and directed by David Worth.

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The Final Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Nina Dobrev, Malin Åkerman, Taissa Farmiga The Final Girls is a 2015 American slasher comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga)'s mother was scream queen Nancy (Malin Åkerman), who starred in ...more

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The Caller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Luis Guzmán The Caller is a supernatural thriller directed by Matthew Parkhill and written by Sergio Casci, starring Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer and Lorna Raver. The movie was filmed entirely in Puerto ...more

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Dan Gill Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a 2015 American 3D found footage supernatural horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin, and the sixth installment in the franchise. Using a special ...more

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The Jacket is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based on the Jack London novel The Star Rover. Massy Tadjedin wrote the screenplay based on a story by ...more

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Frankenstein Unbound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Michael Hutchence Frankenstein Unbound is a 1990 horror movie based on Brian Aldiss' novel of the same name. The film was directed by Roger Corman, returning to the director's chair after a hiatus of almost ...more

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Detention is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Josh Hutchersonm, Dane Cook, Ron Jeremy Detention is a 2011 American horror comedy film directed by Joseph Kahn, and co-written with Mark Palermo. The film premiered March 2011 in Austin, Texas at SXSW. Detention stars Josh ...more

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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revela... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Rachel Miner, Chris Carmack, Sarah Habel The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations is a 2009 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Seth Grossman that is the third film in the Butterfly Effect franchise. The film is ...more

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Haunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Michelle Nolden Haunter is a 2013 Canadian supernatural horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, written by Brian King, and starring Abigail Breslin. The film premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film ...more

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Blair Witch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott Blair Witch is a 2016 American found footage psychological horror film directed by Adam Wingard. It is the third film in the Blair Witch series and a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project. ...more

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S. Darko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Elizabeth Berkley, Ed Westwick, Jackson Rathbone S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale is a 2009 science fiction drama film directed by Chris Fisher and starring Daveigh Chase, Briana Evigan, and Ed Westwick. It is the sequel to the 2001 cult hit ...more

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Camp Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Time Travel
Matt Dallas, Brendan Bradley, Kyle Lupo Camp Slaughter is a 2005 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Pucci, and co-written by Draven Gonzales.

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Adelaide Kane, Milo Cawthorne, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a 2013 horror thriller film and the directorial debut of Madellaine Paxson. The film had its world premiere on 26 Octover 2013 at the Austin Film Festival, where it won the Dark ...more