Time Travel

A list of serious time related and time travel films. n.b. no series included.
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1.
Deja Vu (2006)
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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
 
2.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
3.
Looper (2012)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
 
4.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
5.
Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
6.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
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A man named Billy Pilgirm tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
7.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
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A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
8.
Sphere (1998)
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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
9.
The Lake House (2006)
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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
 
10.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. (107 mins.)
 
11.
The Triangle (2005 Mini-Series)
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A group of people haunted by their experiences within the Bermuda Triangle band together to confront its truths. (240 mins.)
 
12.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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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.)
 
13.
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
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Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs. (92 mins.)
 
14.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
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Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death. (90 mins.)
Director: Seth Grossman
 
15.
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
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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
 
16.
Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
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David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future... (97 mins.)
 
17.
The Philadelphia Experiment (2012 TV Movie)
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In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War... (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Ziller
 
18.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague... (100 mins.)
Director: Josef Rusnak
 
19.
Time Changer (2002)
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A Bible professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via a time machine and cannot believe the things that he sees! (95 mins.)
Director: Rich Christiano
 
20.
Timecrimes (2007)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
21.
The Final Countdown (1980)
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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
 
22.
12:01 (1993 TV Movie)
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Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company... (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
23.
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
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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
 
24.
Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
25.
Contact (1997)
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
26.
Frequency (2000)
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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
 
27.
From Time to Time (2009)
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A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations. (92 mins.)
Director: Julian Fellowes
 
28.
The Love Letter (1998 TV Movie)
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20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time. (99 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
29.
In Time (2011)
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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
30.
Knowing (2009)
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M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
31.
Paycheck (2003)
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What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
32.
Slipstream (2007)
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Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa. (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hopkins
 
33.
Thrill Seekers (1999 TV Movie)
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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
 
34.
The Man from Earth (2007)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
35.
The Time Machine (2002)
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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
 
36.
The Time Machine (1960)
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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
 
37.
Time After Time (1979)
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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
 
38.
Timeline (2003)
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A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
39.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
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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
 
40.
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
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Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are... (99 mins.)
Director: David N. Twohy
“ Also known as Timescape. ” - a.kirk
 
41.
Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz