Total Nerd The Best Time Travel Movies   

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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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380 105
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

412 108
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

384 107
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

338 135
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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

296 153
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

269 132
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Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

213 80
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

232 120
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schuechen added Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

173 99
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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

255 164
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The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

187 112
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Star Trek: First Contact Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

159 107
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

232 93
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MariaCarras-Woollard added Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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218 97
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The Time Machine Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

178 99
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Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

147 86
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schuechen added Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

166 43
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Sean Dugalin added Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

143 68
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Frequency Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

171 119
Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

136 85
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Time Bandits Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm

154 50
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Sean Dugalin added Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

123 83
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

104 71
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Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

108 86
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Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver

88 35
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
looksharp added Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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The Time Machine Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

86 87
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The Philadelphia Experiment Nancy Allen, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Paré

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117 81
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Déjà Vu Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

87 56
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Flight of the Navigator Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

140 81
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Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

81 67
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier

88 39
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ThyrisDiscordia added Predestination Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook - DON'T READ ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BEFORE WATCHING!!!

66 65
Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

74 28
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looksharp added Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

79 32
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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

92 63
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Somewhere in Time Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

101 45
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schuechen added Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

115 81
Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Hot Tub Time Machine Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan

80 43
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Sean Dugalin added Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

69 90
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Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

80 47
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Mabie1 added The Time Traveler's Wife Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

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TomPrice added Time After Time Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen

55 27
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MiguelPlaSacristan added Futurama: Bender's Big Score Mark Hamill, Al Gore, Katey Sagal

67 73
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Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

39 27
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Meet the Robinsons Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

51 21
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Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

66 52
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Blast from the Past Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

69 72
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Mabie1 added Timecrimes Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo, Barbara Goenaga