Time travel genre can be confusing sometimes and it usually occurs via technology and/or science, which allows us to peek into the future. Sounds like science fiction but time travel is often treated like magic.

So, for all those who love time-travel genre, here are the 64 greatest movies on time travel that you need to watch right now:

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1Doctor Strange

(2016) | 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 25 October 2016 | IMDB: 7.5/10 (381,733)

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). This film was directed by Scott Derrickson. In an accident, Stephen Strange, a famous neurosurgeon, loses the ability to use his hands. He goes to visit the mysterious Ancient One to heal himself and becomes a great sorcerer under her tutelage.

The new found magic skills are used by Doctor Strange in many different ways, but certainly one of the most interesting is how he learns to control time. Although, Scott Derrickson (writer/director) has made it clear that what’s featured in this film is not time travel, but instead merely time manipulation still, Doctor Strange is a great movie to watch if you love time-travel genre.

2Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

(1991) | Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (original title) | 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 December 1991 | IMDB: 6.6/10 (4,226)

Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah is a 1991 Japanese science fiction tokusatsu kaiju film featuring Godzilla. Time-travelers’ efforts to prevent a dinosaur’s mutation result in the creation of a three-headed dragon that terrorizes Japan.

3Arrival

(2016) | 1h 56min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 November 2016 (UK) | IMDB: 7.9/10 (427,249)

The story Arrival is based on — the award-winning novella Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang — was published in 1998, almost two decades ago. This 2016 American science fiction drama film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. In this movie, Louise Banks, a linguistics expert, along with her team, interpret the language of aliens when twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, who’ve come to earth in a mysterious spaceship.

4Looper

(2012) | 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 September 2012 (UK) | IMDB: 7.4/10 (470,370)

Looper is a 2012 American smart and tricky sci-fi story, which sidesteps the paradoxes of time travel by embracing them. This science fiction thriller film is written and directed by Rian Johnson. 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. The movie takes place in 2044 and 2074, both of which look like plausible variations of the American present, and then there are a few scenes set in a futuristic Shanghai.

5Timecop

(1994) | 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 6 January 1995 (UK) | IMDB: 5.8/10 (48,681)

Timecop is a 1994 American science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who’s intent on changing the past to control the future.

6Predestination

(2014) | 1h 37min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 20 February 2015 (UK) | IMDB: 7.5/10 (203,801)

Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film begins in medias res as a time travelling agent is trying to disarm a bomb that explodes and burns his face. For his final assignment, a top temporal agent pursues 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.

7Men in Black 3

(2012) | 1h 46min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 25 May 2012 (UK) | IMDB: 6.8/10 (287,497)

Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. In 2012, an alien criminal named Boris the Animal, a Boglodite escapes from a maximum-security prison on the Moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.’s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

8Deja Vu

(2006) | 2h 6min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 15 December 2006 (UK) | IMDB: 7.0/10 (261,792)

On Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the ferry Sen. Alvin T. Stumpf is carrying hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors and their families across the Mississippi River from their base to the city. Suddenly, a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, and an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

9Flight of the Navigator

(1986) | 1h 30min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | 28 August 1986 (UK) | IMDB: 6.9/10 (37,362)

On the night of July 4, 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12-year-old David Scott Freeman walks through the woods to pick up his 8-year-old younger brother Jeff from a friend’s house when he accidentally falls into a ravine and is knocked unconscious. That boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

10Time After Time

(1979) | 1h 52min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 28 September 1979 (USA) | IMDB: 7.2/10 (12,975)

In 1893 London, popular writer Herbert George Wells displays a time machine to his sceptical dinner guests. H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.

11Timecrimes

(2007) Los cronocrímenes (original title) | 1h 32min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 6 February 2009 (UK)| IMDB: 7.2/10 (47,971)

An ordinary guy takes an extraordinary step through time in this science fiction thriller. A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

12Source Code

(2011) | 1h 33min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2011 (UK) | IMDB: 7.5/10 (423,216)

U.S. Army pilot Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), last aware of being on a mission in Afghanistan, wakes up on a Metra commuter train to Chicago, at 7:40 am. To the world around him – including his travelling partner Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan) and the bathroom mirror – he appears to be Sean Fentress, a school teacher. As he comes to grips with this revelation, the train explodes, killing everyone aboard. Then he wakes up in someone else’s body and discovers he’s part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

13About Time

(2013) | 2h 3min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 4 September 2013 (UK) | IMDB: 7.8/10 (235,114)

About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the special ability to time travel. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. This supernatural ability is subject to one constraint: they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.

His decision to make this world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

14Groundhog Day

(1993) | 1h 41min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 7 May 1993 (UK) | IMDB: 8.0/10 (495,873)

Phil, a self-centred weatherman, is sent to the town of Punxsutawney for an assignment. He is left aghast when he wakes up the next morning and realises he is reliving the same day over and over.

Groundhog Day” is a film that finds its note and purpose so precisely that its genius may not be immediately noticeable. It unfolds so inevitably, is so entertaining, so apparently effortless, that you have to stand back and slap yourself before you see how good it really is.

15La Jetée

(1962) La jetée (original title) | 28min | Short, Drama, Romance | March 1966 (UK) | IMDB: 8.3/10 (23,918)

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III’s devastation told through still images.

A man (Davos Hanich) is a prisoner in the aftermath of World War III in post-apocalyptic Paris, where survivors live underground in the Palais de Chaillot galleries. Scientists research time travel, hoping to send test subjects to different time periods “to call past and future to the rescue of the present“. They have difficulty finding subjects who can mentally withstand the shock of time travel. The scientists eventually settle upon the prisoner; his key to the past is a vague but obsessive memory from his pre-war childhood.

16Donnie Darko

(2001) | 1h 53min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 25 October 2002 (UK) | IMDB: 8.1/10 (649,402)

There is a kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved. On October 2, 1988, in the town of Middlesex, Virginia, troubled teenager Donald “Donnie” Darko sleepwalks out his house and is woken by a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume. The figure introduces himself as “Frank” and tells Donnie the precise time the world will end: in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. The man in a large rabbit suit manipulates him to commit a series of crimes after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

17The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

(2006) Toki o kakeru shôjo (original title) | 1h 38min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 19 September 2008 (UK) | IMDB: 7.8/10 (45,310)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a 2006 Japanese-animated science fiction romance film. A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

18X-Men: Days of Future Past

(2014) | 2h 12min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 22 May 2014 (UK) | IMDB: 8.0/10 (576,244)

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 American superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. 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.

19Army of Darkness

(1992) | 1h 21min | Comedy, Horror | 11 June 1993 (UK) | IMDB: 7.6/10 (141,907)

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

20Midnight in Paris

(2011) | 1h 34min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 7 October 2011 (UK) | IMDB: 7.7/10 (334,482)

Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. This film is sort of a daydream for American lit majors.

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

21Star Trek: First Contact

(1996) | 1h 51min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 13 December 1996 (UK) | IMDB: 7.6/10 (104,630)

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.

First Contact was the highest-grossing film on its opening weekend, making $92 million in the United States and Canada with an additional $54 million in other territories, combining a worldwide total of $146 million.

22Peggy Sue Got Married

(1986) | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 30 January 1987 (UK) | IMDB: 6.3/10 (28,921)

During her 25th high school class reunion, middle-aged Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) tries to forget her marital problems with husband Charlie (Nicolas Cage) by renewing old friendships. Wondering if she made the right decisions in her life, Peggy Sue gets a chance to try again when zapped into a time warp, she finds herself a teenager back in 1960. Armed with foreknowledge (the scene in which she tells off her algebra teacher is a particular treat).

Peggy Sue gets to retrace the steps leading up to her unhappy marriage to high-school sweetheart Charlie. Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

23Frequency

(2000) | 1h 58min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 16 June 2000 (UK) | IMDB: 7.4/10 (89,227)

What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? What would it be? For John Sullivan, there is no question. He would undo the events of October 12, 1969, when the out-of-control Bruxton fire took the life of his father, a heroic firefighter.

Ever since he was a kid, John dreamed of being able to stop the tragedy of that fateful day, which set into motion the anger and loneliness that have haunted his adult life as a cop in the 1990s. Now John may get exactly what he has wished for, and more than he bargained for. One day before the anniversary of his father’s death, in the midst of the spectacular storm known as the aurora borealis, John Sullivan discovers in the house he inherited his father’s old ham radio and begins to play with it. Through the electrical static, he finds himself talking to a man who claims to be a firefighter and who appears to be awaiting the World Series of 1969. Each time Frank changes something in his universe, John wakes up to a whole new reality.

24Interstellar

(2014) | 2h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 7 November 2014 | IMDB: 8.6/10 (1,136,573)

Interstellar is a 2014 science fiction film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; travelling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

25Somewhere in Time

(1980) | 1h 43min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 31 October 1980 (UK) | IMDB: 7.3/10 (22,793)

Somewhere in Time is a 1980 American romantic science fiction drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

On May 19, 1972, college theatre student Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is celebrating the debut of a play he has written. During the celebration, he is approached by an elderly woman (Susan French) who places a pocket watch in his hand and pleads, “Come back to me.” Richard does not recognize the woman, who returns to her own residence and dies soon afterwards. A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

26Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

(1989) | 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 25 August 1989 (UK) | IMDB: 6.9/10 (92,253)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science-fiction comedy buddy film in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation.

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus (George Carlin), a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus’ time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

27Lucy 

(2014) | 1h 29min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 22 August 2014 (UK) | IMDB: 6.4/10 (372,195)

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Although Lucy is a good movie to watch still, the reviews are not that good. You can read the review from here if you want some spoilers.

28The Butterfly Effect

(2004) | 1h 53min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 16 April 2004 (UK) | IMDB: 7.7/10 (394,709)

The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart.

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.

29Safety Not Guaranteed

(2012) | 1h 26min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 December 2012 (UK) | IMDB: 7.0/10 (107,669)

Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American science-fiction romantic comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow. The film was inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad, itself was written as a joke filler by Backwoods employee John Silveira, by a person asking for someone to accompany him on a time-travelling excursion.

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

30Edge of Tomorrow

(2016) | 1h 56min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 November 2016 (UK) | IMDB: 7.9/10 (427,249)

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.

Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

31The Time Machine

(1960) | 1h 43min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi | 2 September 1960 (West Germany) | IMDB: 7.6/10 (30,438)

A man’s vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

32Pleasantville

(1998) | 2h 4min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 12 March 1999 (UK) | IMDB: 7.5/10 (109,713)

Pleasantville is a 1998 fantasy comedy-drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Gary Ross.

A man and his sister are transported into ‘Pleasantville’, a black and white TV show. They are stuck with new parents, old-fashioned clothes, 72 degrees temperature and books with no words.

33The Jacket

(2005) | 1h 43min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 13 May 2005 (UK) | IMDB: 7.1/10 (99,381)

A troubled war veteran tries to unlock his memories of a terrible crime in this stylish thriller, the first American project for British filmmaker John Maybury. In 1991, Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) was an American soldier serving in the Persian Gulf when he was shot in the head; pronounced dead by a field surgeon, Starks somehow returned to life, though with no small number of psychological problems to show for his troubles. A year later, Starks is walking through the snowy Vermont wilderness when he discovers a woman whose truck has broken down, Jean (Kelly Lynch).

As Starks suffers frequent beatings and long spells in a frozen locker, his mind drifts from his harrowing past into the future, where he visits with Jackie (Keira Knightley), who once was the young girl Starks tried to help. The Jacket also features Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr Lorenson, a compassionate doctor who tries to help Starks and his fellow patients.

34Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

(1986) | 1h 59min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 10 April 1987 (UK) | IMDB: 7.3/10 (67,777)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) concludes the story arc began with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and continued in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), but on a wholly new, different, and upbeat note.

In 2286, an enormous cylindrical probe moves through space, sending out an indecipherable signal and disabling the power of ships it passes. As it takes up orbit around Earth, its signal disables the global power grid and generates planetary storms, creating catastrophic, sun-blocking cloud cover. Starfleet Command sends out a planetary distress call and warns starships not to approach Earth.

Captain Kirk and his crew have to travel back in time to reverse the disastrous effects caused by an unknown space probe on planet earth.

35Planet of the Apes

(2001) | 1h 59min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 17 August 2001 (UK) | IMDB: 5.7/10 (193,114)

Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction media franchise consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control. Four sequels followed the original film from 1970 to 1973: Beneath the Planet of the ApesEscape from the Planet of the ApesConquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Plans for a film remake stalled in “development hell” for over ten years before Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes was released in 2001. A reboot film series commenced in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014 and War for the Planet of the Apes in 2017.

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.

36Run Lola Run

(1998) Lola rennt (original title) | 1h 21min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 22 October 1999 (UK) | IMDB: 7.7/10 (171,506)

Film is ideal for showing alternate and parallel timelines. Lola has 20 minutes to bring 100,000 DM to her boyfriend or he robs a store. If the money is not returned, there will be consequences. We see three possible scenarios, depending on Lola’s encounters.

Run Lola Run” is essentially a film about itself, a closed loop of style.

37Time Traveller’s Wife

(2009) The Time Traveler’s Wife (original title) (| 1h 47min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 14 August 2009 (UK) | IMDB: 7.1/10 (124,979)

A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with the beautiful young heiress he loves. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams star in this dramatic fantasy, which is directed by Robert Schwentke and based on the best-selling book by author Audrey Niffenegger.

38Time Bandits

(1981) | 1h 56min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 10 July 1981 (UK) | IMDB: 7.0/10 (49,863)

A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy. Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. Particularly amusing are the boy’s encounters with various historical figures, including an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Ian Holm), a powerful Agamemnon (Sean Connery), and a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood, embodied by Gilliam’s Python cohort John Cleese.

Episodic by nature, the film is less successful when dealing with the larger narrative, which concerns the pursuit of the dwarves and their time-travelling map by the Supreme Being. However, the combination of Gilliam’s visual exuberance and the witty script (by Gilliam and Michael Palin) ensures an entertaining, if erratic, journey.

You can also read 15 fun facts about Time Bandits.

39Next

(2007) | 1h 36min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 27 April 2007 (UK) | IMDB: 6.2/10 (133,607)

The film’s original script was loosely based on the science fiction short story “The Golden Man” by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of Cris Johnson, a small-time magician based in Las Vegas, who has limited precognition; his ability allows him to see into the very immediate future. His gift makes him a target not only of a highly motivated and heavily armed group of terrorists, but also wanted by the FBI to help them fight them.

A Las Vegas magician who has a clairvoyant ability is requested by FBI agents to employ his capability to thwart a nuclear terrorist attack minutes before it is supposed to take place.

40Sleeper

(1973) | 1h 29min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 17 December 1973 (USA) | IMDB: 7.3/10 (35,938)

A clarinet player is frozen and brought back in the future by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempts to overthrow an oppressive government.

4112 Monkeys

(1995) | 2h 9min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 19 April 1996 (UK) | IMDB: 8.0/10 (509,946)

A deadly virus released in 1996 wipes out almost all of humanity, forcing remaining survivors to live underground. A group known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys is believed to be behind the release of the virus.

James Cole, a convict, decides to volunteer for a mission, wherein he has to travel back in time to learn about the main reason behind the outbreak of a virulent holocaust.

4213 Going on 30

(2004) | 1h 38min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 4 August 2004 (UK) | IMDB: 6.1/10 (135,738)

13 Going on 30 (released as Suddenly 30 in some countries) is a 2004 American fantasy romantic comedy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa.

Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

43Hot Tub Time Machine

(2010) | 1h 41min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 7 May 2010 (UK) | IMDB: 6.4/10 (147,374)

The film follows three separated, down-on-their-luck friends: Adam Yates (John Cusack) is dumped by his girlfriend; Nick Webber-Agnew (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband with a dead-end job; and Lou Dorchen (Rob Corddry) is a party animal in his 40s.

After, a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads’ pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!

44The Terminator Series

  1. The Terminator (1984)
  2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  3. Rise of the Machines (Terminator 3) (2003)
  4. Terminator Salvation (2009)
  5. Terminator Genisys (2015)
  6. Untitled Terminator film (2019)

The Terminator series is a science-fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. It encompasses a series of films, comics, novels, and additional media concerning battles between Skynet’s synthetic intelligent machine network, and John Connor’s Resistance forces and the rest of the human race. Skynet’s most well-known products in its genocidal goals are the various terminator models, such as the T-800 (Model 101), who was portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger from the first film, and similar units he also portrayed in the later films.

The central theme of the franchise is the battle for survival between the nearly-extinct human race and the world-spanning synthetic intelligence that is Skynet.

45The Final Countdown

(1980) | 1h 43min | Action, Sci-Fi | 1 August 1980 (USA) | IMDB: 6.7/10 (17,756)

The USS Nimitz, a modern-day nuclear-powered aircraft carrier captained by Kirk Douglas, passes through a time warp and finds itself at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Douglas is all about preventing the infamous Japanese attack by unleashing the 1980s technology at his disposal. But wait–if history is inviolate, what will happen to future events if the attack doesn’t come off? For nearly two hours, pros and cons are volleyed back and forth by Douglas, by ambitious senator Charles Durning, and by concerned observer Martin Sheen.

46Happy Accidents

(2000) | 1h 50min | Comedy, Romance | 12 September 2001 (France) | IMDB: 7.3/10 (8,780)

A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre — specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to the test. Just as Ruby (Marisa Tomei) is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam (Vincent D’Onofrio) begins muttering about being a time traveller from the year 2470.

47Primer

(2004) | 1h 17min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 19 August 2005 (UK) | IMDB: 6.9/10 (83,378)

Intellectual engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Robert (Casey Gooden) and Phillip (Anand Upadhyaya). But when Aaron and Abe accidentally invent what they think is a time machine, Abe builds a version capable of transporting a human and puts the device to the test. As the two friends obsess over their creation, they discover the dark consequences of their actions.

48Back to the Future Trilogy

(1985) | 1h 56min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 4 December 1985 (UK) | IMDB: 8.5/10 (839,214)

Marty travels back in time using the time machine invented by an eccentric scientist. He meets his parents there and accidentally attracts his mother’s attention. He must make his parents fall in love.

Read more about the trilogy here.

49The Lake House

(2006) | 1h 39min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 23 June 2006 (UK) | IMDB: 6.8/10 (122,985)

In 2006, Dr Kate Forrester (Sandra Bullock) is leaving a lake house that she has been renting in Madison, Wisconsin to move to Chicago. Kate leaves a note in the mailbox for the next tenant to forward her mail, adding that the paint-embedded pawprints on the path leading to the house were already there when she arrived.

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.

50Freejack

(1992) | 1h 50min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 27 March 1992 (UK) | IMDB: 5.3/10 (13,088)

Alex Furlong, a race driver from the present (Estevez) is transported, just before his fatal crash, to the future where dying corporate CEO McCandless (Hopkins) plans to take over his body. Furlong escapes and tries to survive in a world he knows nothing about. Interesting concept but the movie is all style and no substance.

51Idiocracy

(2006) | 1h 24min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 25 January 2007 (Germany) | IMDB: 6.6/10 (120,835)

In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.

52Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(2004) | 2h 22min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 31 May 2004 (UK) | IMDB: 7.8/10 (439,670)

It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark Arts” teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry.

53A Christmas Carol

(2009) | 1h 36min | Animation, Drama, Family | 4 November 2009 (UK) | IMDB: 6.8/10 (84,3219)

A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture dark fantasy film written, co-produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis.

This is an animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

54Project Almanac

(2015) | 1h 46min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 16 February 2015 (UK) | IMDB: 6.4/10 (66,649)

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

55Kate and Leopold

(2001) | 1h 58min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 5 April 2002 (UK) | IMDB: 6.4/10 (70,201)

Filmmaker James Mangold follows his Oscar-winning drama Girl, Interrupted (1999) with this whimsical fantasy. Meg Ryan stars as Kate McKay, a modern female executive in New York City whose drive to succeed in the cutthroat corporate world has left little time for romance. When her genius ex-boyfriend Stuart (Liev Schreiber) opens a portal in time, the experiment transports Leopold (Hugh Jackman) from 1867 to the present day.

A charming bachelor and the royal “Third Duke of Albany” in his own time, Leopold is fascinated by the 21st century. As the courtly Leopold and the decidedly liberated Kate tour the town, a mutual attraction develops into something deeper, a relationship that’s threatened by Leopold’s temporary chronological status. Kate & Leopold (2001) was originally developed by co-screenwriter Steve Rogers as a project for star/producer Sandra Bullock, who had a hit with his film Hope Floats (1998).

56Land of the Lost

(2009) | 1h 42min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 31 July 2009 (UK) | IMDB: 5.4/10 (55,565)

Space-time vortexes suck. Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world–a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the “Land of the Lost.”

Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally–a primate called Chaka–to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the “Land of the Lost.”

57Clockstoppers

(2002) | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 11 October 2002 (UK) | IMDB: 5.2/10 (12,086)

Until now, Zak Gibbs’ greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father’s various inventions and slips it on–something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device and he and his quick-witted and beautiful new friend, Francesca, start to have some real fun. But Zak and Francesca soon find out they are not alone in “Hypertime.”

58Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

(1999) | 1h 35min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 30 July 1999 (UK) | IMDB: 6.6/10 (193,690)

Austin Powers, a fashion photographer, a denizen of Swingin’ London, international espionage agent, and the bane of dental hygienists everywhere returns in his second screen adventure. Powers (once again played by Mike Myers), a 1960s superspy stranded in the 1990s, discovers that his nemesis, criminal genius Dr Evil (also Mike Myers), has somehow stolen his “mojo” (the secret to his otherwise inexplicable sex appeal) and traveled back in time to the 1960s as part of his latest fiendish scheme. Powers must also travel back in time to retrieve it, but if Austin doesn’t quite fit into 1998, he’s been there just long enough not to fit in in 1968 anymore, either.

Other characters returning from the first film include Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington, Robert Wagner as Number Two, Michael York as Basil Exposition, Seth Green as Scott Evil, and Mindy Sterling as Frau Farbissina.

59Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

(2010) | 1h 56min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 21 May 2010 (UK) | IMDB: 6.6/10 (241,114)

Dastan, a young prince, teams up with Princess Tamina to thwart the evil plans of Nizam, who wants to control time with the help of a special dagger.

60The Last Mimzy

(2007) | 1h 30min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi | 30 March 2007 (UK) | IMDB: 6.3/10 (19,666)

Two siblings discover a box of toys sent from the future and begin developing some remarkable talents–terrifying and wonderful. As their parents and teacher notice the kids’ changed behavior, they all find themselves drawn into a unique world.

61A Sound of Thunder

(2005) | 1h 41min | Action, Adventure, Horror | 2 September 2005 (USA) | IMDB: 4.2/10 (17,370)

A seemingly insignificant act may cause the fabric of history to unravel in this sci-fi adventure. Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) owns and operates a successful firm known as Time Safari. Thanks to time travel technology developed by Hatton’s employee Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack), Time Safari allows big game hunters to journey back to prehistoric days and shoot living, breathing dinosaurs.

As the earth’s climate and animal life begin to mutate due to this shift in natural history, Time Safari’s leading hunting guide, Travis Ryer (Edward Burns), works beside Rand in a desperate attempt to halt the “ripples of time” before modern civilization completely collapses. A Sound of Thunder was based on a classic short story by pioneering science fiction author Ray Bradbury.

62Dimensions

(2011) | 1h 41min | Drama | 21 September 2011 (UK) | IMDB: 5.7/10 (397)

Stephen (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), a brilliant young scientist, becomes obsessed with finding a way to go back to the past after a tragic event.

63Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

(1982) | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 December 1982 (USA) | IMDB: 5.4/10 (1,677)

Motorcycle racer Lyle Swann (Fred Ward) is cruising through the Mexican desert when he accidentally stumbles into a time-travel experiment and finds himself transported back to the Old West of the 1870s. There he encounters an attractive local woman (Belinda Bauer) and a gang of criminals led by Porter Reese (Peter Coyote). Lyle’s motorized bike is impressive in the past — until it runs out of gas. Now Lyle must rely on his wits to take care of business and return to his own time.

64Time Lapse

(2014) 1h 44min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 May 2015 (USA) | IMDB: 6.5/10 (34,099)

Three friends discover a photo machine that shows pictures a day into the future. After they use it for personal gain, disturbing and dangerous photos begin to develop.

 

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