Time travel filmsby Mighty_Emperor | created - 30 May 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Films with time travel in them.
One thing that didn't strike me until I made this list - quite how many Star Trek films involve time travel.
Further reading: The Best and Worst Time Travel Movies.
See also: Bonkers (as quite a few strange films involve time travel)
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1. The Time Machine (1960)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.
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80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
In 1921, a young man, having read Mark Twain's classic novel of the same title, dreams that he himself travels to King Arthur's court, where he has similar adventures and outwits his foes ... See full summary »
Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.14M
Get used to it as there are a lot of adaptations of Mark Twain's novel.
3. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Will Rogers, beloved American humorist, takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court. With Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy.
4. Berkeley Square (1933)
Unrated | 84 min | Fantasy, Romance
A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.
A film that was lost until the 1970s.
7. I'll Never Forget You (1951)
90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
8. Brigadoon (1954)
Passed | 108 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
9. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family
Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.
aka Journey to the Beginning of Time
10. World Without End (1956)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
12. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)
Not Rated | 75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.
16. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.
Yeah just about any Dr Who cinematic outing counts.
17. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi
The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.
18. Cyborg 2087 (1966)
86 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Earth's civilization of the future sends a cyborg back to the 1960s to change the future.
One game to play whilst watching this: Spot the similarities with Terminator and Terminator 2.
19. Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi
Gruff, hard-nosed new boss Stanton takes over a scientific research company upon the death of his benevolent father. Scientists Manning, Gordon and White, who are very close to a ... See full summary »
aka Time Warp
A remake of The Time Travellers.
20. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 148,421 | Gross: $33.40M
21. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,834 | Gross: $0.06M
22. The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes (1968)
17 min | Short
Both a documentary and a comedy. It features a man on a canoe tour of the Great Lakes while the geological time frame changes around him. He finds himself atop the great glacier, and then ... See full summary »
23. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.
Votes: 36,352 | Gross: $19.00M
24. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Animation
This animated version updates this classic story to a modern day Connecticut factory worker who is transported back in time to the year 528 and the days of the court of King Arthur.
25. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Votes: 27,083 | Gross: $12.30M
27. Idaho Transfer (1973)
PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi
During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »
28. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th ... See full summary »
29. Time Travelers (1976 TV Movie)
78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.
30. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)
93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.
aka Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea
31. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 138,218 | Gross: $134.22M
32. Time After Time (1979)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
33. Sengoku jieitai (1979)
85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »
aka G.I. Samurai
35. The Day Time Ended (1979)
PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.
36. The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 TV Movie)
94 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A young woman named Jennie Logan is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which ... See full summary »
37. Somewhere in Time (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
Votes: 22,752 | Gross: $9.71M
38. The Final Countdown (1980)
PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 17,720 | Gross: $16.65M
39. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
Votes: 49,758 | Gross: $42.37M
40. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, ... See full summary »
41. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
Votes: 28,187 | Gross: $29.50M
43. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible humanoid 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.
Votes: 669,952 | Gross: $38.40M
44. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.
Votes: 12,218 | Gross: $8.10M
45. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 836,668 | Gross: $210.61M
46. Trancers (1984)
PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »
47. My Science Project (1985)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.
Votes: 4,460 | Gross: $4.12M
48. Non ci resta che piangere (1984)
113 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to ... See full summary »
49. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Votes: 67,640 | Gross: $109.71M
50. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.
Votes: 2,284 | Gross: $0.11M
51. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.
Votes: 37,272 | Gross: $18.56M
52. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Votes: 28,884 | Gross: $41.38M
54. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.
55. Outlaws (1986–1987)
60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Western
Five cowboys are sent forward through time from 1886 to 1986, and fight crime.
Series started with a TV movie.
56. Masters of the Universe (1987)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.
Votes: 30,931 | Gross: $17.34M
57. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.
58. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.
Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $1.33M
59. Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the ... See full summary »
164 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The plane of the American pilot has got lost in time. The pilot has got to an era of the nice king Artur. Here he is fated to meet legendary knights of the Round table and artful to Morgan ... See full summary »
aka New Adventures of a Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Fantasy over Mark Twain's theme
62. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 385,613 | Gross: $118.50M
63. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 92,068 | Gross: $40.49M
64. Millennium (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.
Votes: 5,313 | Gross: $5.78M
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
My Past Is My Own
Drama, Family, Romance
Two black teenagers are sent through time to experience how blacks were treated during the civil rights movement.
67. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.
68. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 324,002 | Gross: $87.73M
69. The Spirit of '76 (1990)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »
70. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $0.33M
71. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.
Votes: 829,693 | Gross: $204.84M
72. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.
Votes: 53,541 | Gross: $38.04M
73. Trancers II (1991)
R | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi
It is Los Angeles, 1991. Jack Deth has become accustomed to life with his new wife, Lena, in the six years since they singed Whistler. Hap Ashby, a former pitcher for the California Angels,... See full summary »
74. Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing (1991)
116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »
75. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.
aka Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
76. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.
Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $0.87M
78. Bernard and the Genie (1991 TV Movie)
70 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
80. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »
81. Freejack (1992)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.
Votes: 13,055 | Gross: $17.13M
83. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 141,640 | Gross: $11.50M
84. Trancers III (1992 Video)
R | 75 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A time traveling cop, Jack Deth, from the future is taken back to the past to be given the task of destroying the Trancer program before it has a chance to get out of control, sending the ... See full summary »
86. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,543 | Gross: $0.00M
87. Les visiteurs (1993)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »
Votes: 27,347 | Gross: $0.70M
88. Time Runner (1993)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.
90. 12:01 (1993 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »
91. Timecop (1994)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 48,564 | Gross: $44.85M
92. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.
Votes: 65,788 | Gross: $75.67M
93. A.P.E.X. (1994)
R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.
Votes: 927 | Gross: $0.05M
95. Trancers 4: Jack of Swords (1994 Video)
R | 74 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Jack is now back in the future. He had since lost Lena, and finds out that he's lost his other wife Alice to none other than Harris. While heading out for another assignment, something goes... See full summary »
96. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994 Video)
R | 73 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Jack's back for one more round with the Trancers. Jack Deth must attempt to find his way home from the other-dimensional world of Orpheus, where magic works and the Trancers were the ruling... See full summary »
97. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 508,872 | Gross: $57.14M
98. A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.
Votes: 4,978 | Gross: $13.41M
99. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995 Video)
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In the 25th century mankind has found a device capable of destroying the universe. Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. ... See full summary »