The 25 Best Time Travel Movies Ever

The 25 Best Time Travel Movies Ever

Here are what we consider to be the 15 best time travel movies of all time. How many have you seen?

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Release Date 2014-05-15
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Donners' Company / Director: Famke Janssen / Famke Janssen / Stars: Hugh Jackman  /  James McAvoy  /  Michael Fassbender

Summary: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.


Release Date 2014-11-05
Rating : 8.2 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Director: Casey Affleck / Casey Affleck / Stars: Matthew McConaughey  /  Jessica Chastain  /  Anne Hathaway

Summary: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Edge of Tomorrow

Release Date 2014-05-27
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Warner Bros. / Director: Samantha C. Kirkeby / Samantha C. Kirkeby / Stars: Tom Cruise  /  Emily Blunt  /  Brendan Gleeson

Summary: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.


Release Date 2016-11-10
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment / FilmNation Entertainment / Director: Denis Villeneuve / Denis Villeneuve / Stars: Amy Adams  /  Jeremy Renner  /  Forest Whitaker

Summary: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Release Date 2012-06-08
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Duplass Brothers Productions / Big Beach Films / Director: Cheryl Cowan / Cheryl Cowan / Stars: Cheryl Cowan  /  Colin Trevorrow  /  Alice Hung

Summary: Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.


Release Date 2014-08-28
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Screen Australia / Screen Queensland / Director: Jamie Leslie / Jamie Leslie / Stars: Ethan Hawke  /  Sarah Snook  /  Noah Taylor

Summary: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

The Time Traveler's Wife

Release Date 2009-08-14
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Plan B Entertainment / Director: Elizabeth Tremblay / Elizabeth Tremblay / Stars: Eric Bana  /  Rachel McAdams  /  Michelle Nolden

Summary: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.

Source Code

Release Date 2011-03-30
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: The Mark Gordon Company / Vendome Pictures / Director: Vera Farmiga / Vera Farmiga / Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Michelle Monaghan  /  Vera Farmiga

Summary: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Star Trek

Release Date 2009-05-06
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Director: J.J. Abrams / J.J. Abrams / Stars: Chris Pine  /  Zachary Quinto  /  Leonard Nimoy

Summary: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Release Date 2006-07-15
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: Happinet Pictures / Kadokawa Pictures / Director: Mamoru Hosoda / Mamoru Hosoda / Stars: Riisa Naka  /  Takuya Ishida  /  Mitsutaka Itakura

Summary: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Release Date 2004-05-31
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: 1492 Pictures / Warner Bros. / Director: Bonnie Wright / Bonnie Wright / Stars: Daniel Radcliffe  /  Rupert Grint  /  Emma Watson

Summary: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Groundhog Day

Release Date 1993-02-11
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Director: Judi Townsend / Judi Townsend / Stars: Bill Murray  /  Andie MacDowell  /  Chris Elliott

Summary: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Twelve Monkeys

Release Date 1995-12-29
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Atlas Entertainment / Director: Matt Ross / Matt Ross / Stars: Bruce Willis  /  Madeleine Stowe  /  Brad Pitt

Summary: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

The Terminator

Release Date 1984-10-26
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Orion Pictures / Pacific Western / Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Arnold Schwarzenegger / Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger  /  Michael Biehn  /  Linda Hamilton

Summary: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Planet of the Apes

Release Date 1968-02-07
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / APJAC Productions / Director: Franklin J. Schaffner / Franklin J. Schaffner / Stars: Charlton Heston  /  Roddy McDowall  /  Kim Hunter

Summary: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.