Time travel filmsby Mighty_Emperor | created - 30 May 2012 | updated - 3 weeks 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: 30 | Gross: $0.14M
Get used to it as there are a lot of adaptations of Mark Twain's novel.
4. Berkeley Square (1933)
Passed | 88 min | Fantasy, Romance
A young American man comes to believe that he can will himself back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meet his ancestors, who lived in the house he has just inherited.
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: 157,417 | Gross: $33.40M
21. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After attempting suicide, Claude is recruited for a time travel experiment, but, when the machine goes haywire, he may be trapped hurtling through his memories.
Votes: 2,222 | 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: 39,404 | Gross: $19.00M
24. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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: 29,843 | 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, Sci-Fi
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.
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.
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: 149,702 | 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. I Want To (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)
96 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jennie Logan discovers an antique dress in her attic that allows her to travel back in time. Soon she's torn between life with her philandering husband and a romance with a handsome artist who was murdered at the turn of the century.
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: 24,810 | 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: 19,519 | 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: 54,229 | Gross: $42.37M
40. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A maverick motorbike racer wanders into a top-secret time-travel research test site which unintentionally teleports him to the mid-1800s and ends up having to fight violent outlaws for his survival.
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: 30,722 | Gross: $29.50M
43. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 741,478 | 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: 13,180 | 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: 955,508 | 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 ... See full summary »
47. My Science Project (1985)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy