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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. You might also be interested in our list of time loop movies, like Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow. 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 Looper, 12 Monkeys, 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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1,471 270
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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1,073 417
Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more

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1,095 303
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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1,026 277
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more

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974 374
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon
Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story ...more

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814 396
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more

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885 364
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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803 394
Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more

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737 430
The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman
The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. The title refers to the butterfly effect, a popular ...more

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603 363
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
schuechen added 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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588 307
X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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490 337
It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more

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741 257
Looper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
MariaCarras-Woollard added Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...more

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452 319
Star Trek: First Contact is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film based on Star Trek, and the first film to feature no cast members ...more

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440 234
Frequency is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid
Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit and written and co-produced by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Jim ...more

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489 279
Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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556 273
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young
The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

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553 195
Legend of a Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Sean Dugalin added Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Legend of a Rabbit is a 2011 animation, action, family, comedy and adventure film written by Zou Jing Zi and directed by Sun Lijun.

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390 310
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a 1986 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fourth feature film based on Star Trek, and is a sequel to Star Trek III: The ...more

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421 305
Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
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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348 246
Time Bandits is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm
Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more

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340 261
Source Code is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
schuechen added Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Source Code is a 2011 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. The film had its ...more

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518 216
Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Sean Dugalin added Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon
Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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364 243
Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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377 144
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Time Travel Movies
looksharp added Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more