Time Travel movies - From the Best to the Worst

This is just a list of Time Travel movies, both good and bad. Not in any particular order. Please add a comment if I have missed some Time Travel flick.
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1.
Next (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ Nicholas Cage can see 2 minutes into the future, helps FBI avert a nuclear terrorist threat. ” - stressmaster5000
 
2.
The Time Machine (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ Adaptation of the classic. This one feels more intense and gripping. ” - stressmaster5000
 
3.
The Time Machine (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (103 mins.)
Director: George Pal
“ Great cast and makes you feel more happy with what may come. ” - stressmaster5000
 
4.
Retroactive (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Morneau
“ A psychiatrist makes multiple trips backward in time to stop a psycho serial killer(Jim Belushi) from a murderous rampage. Great sleeper flick! ” - stressmaster5000
 
5.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Bruce Willis plays a man living in the future who travels to the past to try and stop a terrible biological outbreak that nearly destroys mankind. Psychological thriller with twists and turns also has Brad Pitt in the cast. ” - stressmaster5000
 
6.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Classic! Kid travels to the past in a freak accident that nearly causes his demise. ” - stressmaster5000
 
7.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Not so great sequel to the original. ” - stressmaster5000
 
8.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Somewhat better sequel! ” - stressmaster5000
 
9.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Austin Powers travels back in time to defeat Goldmember. A James Bond film parody. Kind of goofy! ” - stressmaster5000
 
10.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. (95 mins.)
“ Cartoon kid is taken to the future in a machine he creates at some point in his life. Funny and imaginative but its still a cartoon! ” - stressmaster5000
 
11.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Cyborg travels back in time to kill a woman and the child she will bear to destroy mankind. ” - stressmaster5000
 
12.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Sequel - another cyborg travels back in time to protect the woman and her son from another more powerful cyborg killer. Better than the first movie. ” - stressmaster5000
 
13.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ Sequel - OK, now it is starting to get kind of weird. The same cyborg from Judgement Day travels back in time to stop another more powerful FEMALE cyborg that wants to kill the guy and it just goes on, and on, and on.....

Cool effects but this is getting boring! ” - stressmaster5000
 
14.
Terminator Salvation (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted? (115 mins.)
Director: McG
“ I gave up on the Terminator series so I did not watch this one. I guess it probably has the same old story line.....

I still want my money and time back from the last Terminator movie! Anyone got a time machine??? ” - stressmaster5000
 
15.
Timeline (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Interesting story about some archaeology students and teacher getting mixed up in a time travel experiment where they must use their knowledge of history to save their own lives. They travel back to France in 1357 during a battle between the English and French. ” - stressmaster5000
 
16.
Time Bandits (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Very cool movie where a bunch of "little people" are traveling around in time to grab some treasures and get a boy mixed up in their escapades. ” - stressmaster5000
 
17.
Timecop (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ Cop travels around in time picking up felons who are using time to hide. He gets caught up in a secret scandal paradox and has to save his family as well as everyone else. ” - stressmaster5000
 
18.
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ Adaptation of a Ray Bradbury story where futuristic people use time travel in a dinosaur vacation safari plot and something goes terribly wrong. If you paid money to watch this movie then something else has gone terribly wrong. I predict you will want your money back. ” - stressmaster5000
 
19.
Time After Time (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ Thriller where H.G.Wells himself travels through time chasing after Jack the Ripper whom he let escape into the future. Good flick! ” - stressmaster5000
 
20.
Millennium (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. (108 mins.)
“ Futuristic time travelers reach back in time and steal people who are facing impending tragic death to repopulate society. This was OK, but the cast is somewhat lackluster. ” - stressmaster5000
 
21.
Freejack (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire. (110 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
“ Never watched, looked lame. ” - stressmaster5000
 
22.
Slipstream (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past... (89 mins.)
“ Bank robbery using a 10 minute backwards in time device goes wrong. Never watched. ” - stressmaster5000
 
23.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Nicholas Cage and wife(Kathleen Turner) are getting a divorce when she finds herself back in her senior year at high school and she gets to decide again if she will marry him or not. ” - stressmaster5000
 
24.
Thrill Seekers (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A reporter, learning of time travelers visiting 20th century disasters, tries to change the history they know by averting upcoming disasters. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Azzopardi
“ Same man shows up in photos of disasters all throughout the 20th century. A reporter chases down the man and tries to avert disaster. Pretty good flick. ” - stressmaster5000
 
25.
Deja Vu (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, 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. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ ATF agent travels back in time to try and thwart a terrorist attack which will takes the lives of many including a girl whom he falls in love with. Some interesting technology used here to see the past. Worth watching more than once. ” - stressmaster5000
 
26.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ Never watched. ” - stressmaster5000
 
27.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Classic funny man Bill Murray gets stuck in a loop of time where he lives the same day(Ground Hog Day) over and over. Great movie! ” - stressmaster5000
 
28.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Not that great as Star Trek movies go. ” - stressmaster5000
 
29.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
“ Classic! Astronauts get caught in a time warp and end up thousands of years in the future where the earth is ruled by apes! ” - stressmaster5000
 
30.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Remake of the classic! ” - stressmaster5000
 
31.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
32.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Funny, hilarious and action packed. ” - stressmaster5000
 
33.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
“ Never watched. Might give it a shot sometime when it is on broadcast TV. ” - stressmaster5000
 
34.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Borg go 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. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Another lackluster effort by the Star Trek series. I love Star Trek but some of these movies are just so so. ” - stressmaster5000
 
35.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier 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. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Soldier wakes up in another mans body. He has 8 minutes to find a bomb and identify the bomber on the train he is riding. Each time the 8 minutes are up he dies and then reawakens in another persons body on the same train. Interesting storyline and plot. Not your typical time travel movie but still good! ” - stressmaster5000
 
36.
Frequency (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ Detective John Sullivan is able to speak with his fire-fighter father who died 30 years before on an old ham radio. Story leads to a serial killer he is chasing down that started killing 30 years before. Thriller with some twists and turns. ” - stressmaster5000
 
37.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ 2 idiots use a phone booth to time travel. ” - stressmaster5000
 
38.
The Final Countdown (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ Modern aircraft carrier is thrown backwards in time by a freak storm to 1941 just before the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack. Events unfold and history may never be the same. Or will they??? ” - stressmaster5000
 
39.
Click (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. (107 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ A man finds his life being fast forwarded to the end when he wants more convenience is his life. Life lessons learned and he gets to start over and correct his mistakes. ” - stressmaster5000
 
40.
Jumanji (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Boys finds a game buried deep near a construction site. When he plays the game he and his friend are beset with many unlikely events that have them now living in the future. As he tries to adapt he figures out he must finish playing the game whereupon all the events revert and he is a kid again, this time with knowledge of what happens in the future. ” - stressmaster5000
 
41.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve Pink
“ 4 buddies travel back to the 1970's and try to correct what went wrong with their lives. Some really funny moments here and overall a pretty good flick. ” - stressmaster5000
 
42.
Idiocracy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
“ 500 years in the future we will all be dumb and stupid, just like this movie! Seriously, do not waste your time! ” - stressmaster5000
 
43.
The Last Mimzy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine! (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Shaye
“ Kids find toys from the future in a box floating on the seashore. Strange events unfold as the future of the human race is in the children's hands. ” - stressmaster5000
 
44.
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors 40 years into the future. (102 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ 2 men from 1943 on a naval Destroyer escort are hurled 40 years into the future during a freak government experiment. ” - stressmaster5000
 
45.
The Kid (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears. (104 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Child finds himself 32 years in the future and helps his future self to face up and change his life. ” - stressmaster5000
 
46.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Great action flick with some small time travel parts but in general this movie is NOT about time travel. Still a good movie! ” - stressmaster5000
 
47.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine... (94 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ Motorbike racer Lyle Swan riding in a desert race finds himself hurled back to the old west where he tries to find a way back. After some obvious time travel trickery maybe he should have stayed in the past. I predict you will wish you could travel back and avoid watching this poorly made movie. ” - stressmaster5000
 
48.
Lost in Space (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ Space travelers looking for resources and another planet to save the Earth's inhabitants find themselves hurtling around time. ” - stressmaster5000