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The Best Time Loop Movies  

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List Rules Movies must have time loops, not just time travel.

Here, you'll find a list of time loop movies if you're in the mood to see a character try to get things just right while repeating the same day. Movies where the same day repeats over and over again allow you to watch how characters recognize their mistakes and attempt to rectify them. In many ways, time loop movies provide the ultimate fantasy. Don't we all wish we could sometimes go back and undo past errors and indiscretions? As they say - hindsight is 20/20. 

What are some of the best films featuring time loops? The classic Groundhog Day is one of the most famous of the genre, a '90s comedy featuring Bill Murray navigating the titular holiday repetitively. Many holiday films - such as 12 Dates of Christmas and Christmas Every Day - play on the desire for the perfect holiday by allowing characters to get a do-over during the season.

Other good time loop movies include 12:01 PM, Before I Fall, and Edge of Tomorrow. This list of time loop movies also includes films that feature time loops or characters repeating the same events, like Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Doctor Strange, and About Time.

Which time loop film has you the most intrigued? Vote up the best films below! 

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Naked is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Jonathan Todd Jackson
Naked is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes and a remake of the 2000 Swedish film Naken. Nervous about finally getting married, a guy (Marlon Wayans) is forced to relive the ...more
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12:01 PM is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
12:01 PM Kurtwood Smith, Don Amendolia, Laura Harrington
12:01 PM is a 1990 short film starring Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Jonathan Heap, it originally aired on cable television in 1990 as part of the Showtime 30-Minute Movie anthology series. It was ...more
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Dead End is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden
This film is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa. Although this film only had a budget of $900,000 it made a total of $77 million from DVD sales.
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Mine Games is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
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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Premature is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Alan Tudyk, Katie Findlay, Carlson Young
Premature is a 2014 comedy film written by Dan Beers and Mathew Harawitz and directed by Dan Beers.
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Repeaters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Amanda Crew, Alexia Fast, Dustin Milligan
Repeaters is a 2010 Canadian thriller film directed by Carl Bessai, written by Arne Olsen, and starring Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, and Richard de Klerk as young drug addicts who find ...more
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A Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Myung-min Kim, Yo-han Byeon, Hye-Sun Shin
A Day is a 2017 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Cho Sun-ho. A man who witnesses a car accident involving his daughter finds himself locked in a loop as the events repeat over and ...more
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12 Dates of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jayne Eastwood, Richard Fitzpatrick
12 Dates of Christmas is a 2011romantic comedy drama TV movie directed by James Hayman.
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The Final Girls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
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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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dr... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Fumi Hirano, Toshio Fururkawa, Akira Kamiya
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer s a 1984 Japanese anime fantasy comedy film directed by Mamoru Oshii, based on the manga by Rumiko Takahashi. Problems arise when students preparing for ...more
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Time Lapse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
GuySLondon added Henry Rollins, Dina Meyer, Roy Scheider
Time Lapse is a 2001 thriller film written by Karen Kelly, David Keith Miller and directed by David Worth.
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12:01 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Jeremy Piven, Danny Trejo, Helen Slater
12:01 is a 1993 science fiction television film directed by Jack Sholder, and starring Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Jeremy Piven, and Martin Landau. It originally aired on the Fox Network ...more
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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Milton Berle, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a direct-to-video animated Christmas movie made by Walt Disney Home Video and won the Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 5th Kecskemét Animation ...more
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Boss Level is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Will Sasso
Boss Level is a 2019 science fiction action film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. A retired special forces soldier, Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) finds himself trapped in a sinister government ...more
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Retroactive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Jim Belushi, M. Emmet Walsh, Shannon Whirry
Retroactive is a 1997 adventure science fiction action film directed by Louis Morneau.
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If Only is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Nicholls
If Only is a 2004 British-American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Gil Junger. It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian (Paul Nicholls) to put love ahead of work and open up ...more
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie is a 2012 series of Japanese animated films, based on the anime series. There are certain creatures that can grant a chosen girl any wish they may desire, ...more
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Salvage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Salvage Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe
Salvage is a 2006 horror film by the Crook Brothers. It was an official selection of the 2006 Sundance Festival. According to the directors' commentary, the film was shot for around $25,000. It ...more
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Christmas Every Day is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Bess Armstrong, Yvonne Zima, Erik von Detten
Christmas Every Day is a 1996 American television movie, based on William Dean Howells's 1892 short story, "Christmas Every Day". It was directed by Larry Peerce, starred Erik von ...more
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Blood Punch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
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
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Stork Day is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Stork Day Goya Toledo, Antonio Albanese, Pepón Nieto
Stork Day is a 2004 comedy fantasy film written by Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis, Valentina Capecci, Giulio Manfredonia, Andrés M. Koppel and Fabio Bonifacci and directed by Giulio
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Turn Back the Clock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke
Turn Back the Clock is an MGM comedy-drama film directed by Edgar Selwyn, written by Edgar Selwyn and Ben Hecht, and starring Lee Tracy. The film also stars Mae Clarke. The Three Stooges ...more
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Pete's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Zachary Gordon, Molly Parker, Rick Roberts |
Pete's Christmas is a 2013 television movie directed by Nisha Ganatra. A put-upon teen (Zachary Gordon) finds himself reliving the same miserable Christmas day over and over again.
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I Do, I Do, I Do is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
Aren Jay added I Do, I Do, I Do Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, Shawn Roberts
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Camp Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Time Loop Movies
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.