This curated collection showcases the very best of time travel in film, featuring masterpieces that have captivated audiences across generations.
From thrilling adventures to thought-provoking narratives, these extraordinary movies have endured and continue to leave a lasting impact.
Immerse yourself in the enchantment of time manipulation as you witness the triumphs and tribulations of characters navigating the intricate tapestry of temporal exploration. Get ready for a cinematic experience that transcends time itself.
30: Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth’s first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
29: Predestination (2014)
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
28: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
27: Somewhere in Time (1980)
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
26: About Time (2013)
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
25 The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.
24: The Time Machine (2002)
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
23: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
22: Donnie Darko (2001)
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
21: Star Trek (2009)
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
20: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
19: Minority Report (2002)
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
18: Frequency (2000)
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father’s life, but then must fix the consequences.
17: The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
16: Galaxy Quest (1999)
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
15: Idiocracy (2006)
Corporal Joe Bauers, a decisively average American, is selected as a guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program but is forgotten, awakening to a future so incredibly moronic he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.
14: Planet of the Apes (1968)
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet where highly intelligent non-human ape species are dominant and humans are enslaved.
13: The Time Machine (1960)
A man’s vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.
12: Interstellar (2014)
When Earth becomes uninhabitable in the future, a farmer and ex-NASA pilot, Joseph Cooper, is tasked to pilot a spacecraft, along with a team of researchers, to find a new planet for humans.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.
10: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Two rock-‘n-rolling teens, on the verge of failing their class, are approached by a time machine that helps them make the ultimate history presentation.
9: Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.
8: Looper (2012)
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits – someone like Joe – who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.
7: 12 Monkeys (1995)
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
6: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
5: Groundhog Day (1993)
A narcissistic, self-centered weatherman finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day, and the day keeps repeating until
he gets it right.
4: Back to the Future Part II (1989)
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985…without interfering with his first trip.
3: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her 10-year old son John from an even more advanced and powerful cyborg.
2: The Terminator (1984)
A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity’s future salvation.
1: Back to the Future (1985)
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.