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1. Deja Vu (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 268,693 | Gross: $64.04M
2. Primer (2004)
PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 86,820 | Gross: $0.42M
One of the great recent time-travel films.
3. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 437,923 | Gross: $54.71M
4. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 150,583 | Gross: $50.29M
5. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 548,017 | Gross: $257.73M
6. The Time Machine (2002)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 111,193 | Gross: $56.68M
8. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.
Votes: 128,790 | Gross: $63.41M
It made me cry.
9. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 107,515 | Gross: $92.00M
10. 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: 28,374 | Gross: $0.70M
12. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible android 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: 701,594 | Gross: $38.40M
13. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 869,781 | Gross: $204.84M
14. 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: 13,492 | Gross: $17.13M
15. 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: 887,314 | Gross: $210.61M
16. 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: 404,919 | Gross: $118.50M
17. 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: 341,005 | Gross: $87.73M
18. 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: 70,117 | Gross: $109.71M
19. 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: 12,613 | Gross: $8.10M
20. 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: 1,612 | Gross: $0.00M
22. 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: 152,638 | Gross: $33.40M
23. 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.
24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 461,827 | Gross: $249.36M
25. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 676,862 | Gross: $1.48M
26. 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: 29,682 | Gross: $41.38M
27. 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: 28,321 | Gross: $12.30M
28. A Sound of Thunder (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 17,787 | Gross: $1.89M
29. 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: 5,506 | Gross: $5.78M
30. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.
Votes: 68,105 | Gross: $75.67M
31. 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: 23,680 | Gross: $9.71M
32. Black Knight (2001)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Votes: 34,500 | Gross: $33.42M
33. Returner (2002)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.
Votes: 10,716 | Gross: $0.07M
34. Just Visiting (2001)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth ... See full summary »
Votes: 16,788 | Gross: $4.78M
35. 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
36. Sengoku jieitai 1549 (2005)
119 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »
A remake of GI Samurai.
37. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 65,094 | Gross: $69.12M
38. Southland Tales (2006)
R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Votes: 34,517 | Gross: $0.28M
Although its inclusion here might count as a spoiler.
39. Kate & Leopold (2001)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
Votes: 72,164 | Gross: $47.12M
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. 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: 37,751 | Gross: $19.00M
46. 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 »
47. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never learn about it, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.
48. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama