Time Loops

by Dargaud | created - 10 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Movies featuring time loops, so I tried to exclude more classic time traveling movies.

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1. 12:01 (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man likes a woman at work. He sees her get murdered. He gets drunk and zapped at 12:01AM. Next morning she's back and everything is exactly like the day before. The time loops gives him chances to save her.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Nicolas Surovy, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 4,198

The first time loop movie I remember seeing, and it stayed with me to this day (it also helps that I work on particle accelerators, ha!)

2. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 549,023 | Gross: $70.91M

Okay, that's the reference movie for time loops, and deservedly so.

3. Christmas Every Day (1996 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball and just can't make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his dad's store out ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Robert Hays, Bess Armstrong, Erik von Detten, Yvonne Zima

Votes: 915

4. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Votes: 5,370

5. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 180,848 | Gross: $7.27M

I originally didn't see it as a time loop movie, more as a 'what if' kind of situation development

6. Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón

Votes: 2,307 | Gross: $0.26M

A few more loops would have been nice...

7. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 24,086

8. If Only (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle

Votes: 30,331

9. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 91,262 | Gross: $0.42M

Note sure if this is a time loop or a more traditional time traveling movie... so confusing.

10. Camp Slaughter (2005 Video)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

CAMP DAZE takes you back to the days of tube socks, bongs hits and short shorts, throws in a quiet summer camp full of blood and mayhem and watches the fun unfold.

Director: Alex Pucci | Stars: Kyle Lupo, Anika C. McFall, Joanna Suhl, Jon Fleming

Votes: 490

11. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 54,202

12. Salvage (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe, Maureen Olander

Votes: 2,433

13. The Last Day of Summer (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Luke hates starting middle school and wishes for the last day of summer, the festival, to keep repeating itself. It does, at least 100 times, until he's learned his lesson.

Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Jansen Panettiere, Jon Kent Ethridge, Eli Vargas, Alexandra Krosney

Votes: 560

14. Timecrimes (2007)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga, Nacho Vigalondo

Votes: 53,319 | Gross: $0.04M

Same as Primer, not sure if this is a time loop or a time travel movie... Great nonetheless.

15. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 92,358

Start as straight horror. Some situations I can't explain.

16. Repeaters (2010)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three twenty-somethings find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Alexia Fast

Votes: 6,003

Not a happy movie, but full on free will consequences...

17. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again.

Director: James Hayman | Stars: Laura Miyata, Vijay Mehta, Amy Smart, Audrey Dwyer

Votes: 4,599

18. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

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 within 8 minutes.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 458,814 | Gross: $54.71M

I found the ending of this one very, very well done. Unlike most time loop movies which never explain the _why_, here we have a satisfying explanation.

19. Mine Games (2012)

TV-14 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.

Director: Richard Gray | Stars: Joseph Cross, Briana Evigan, Rafi Gavron, Julianna Guill

Votes: 3,143

20. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 272,746 | Gross: $15.32M

Not really a time loop, but a good movie you can watch with people who can't stand Sci-Fi.

21. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 15,706

22. Blood Punch (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns.

Director: Madellaine Paxson | Stars: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, David Whaley, Bloss Flores

Votes: 2,080

Weird and gory.

23. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 557,294 | Gross: $100.21M

I only like Tom Cruise when he plays assholes...

24. The Infinite Man (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.

Director: Hugh Sullivan | Stars: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades

Votes: 1,364

A bit too minimalist, but worth seeing.

25. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 230,458 | Gross: $0.07M

Famous actors, yet little known movie which deserves to be a classic.

26. Premature (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

34 Metascore

A high school senior has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again until he gets it right, with the right girl.

Director: Dan Beers | Stars: John Karna, Caroline Traywick, Kate Kneeland, Steve Coulter

Votes: 9,178

27. Time Lapse (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Director: Bradley King | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 38,406

In the line of Primer or Cronocrímenes...

28. I Do, I Do, I Do (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

An architect relives her disastrous wedding day over and over until she discovers what she really wants in life.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Autumn Reeser, Ali Liebert, Shawn Roberts, Christine Willes

Votes: 1,594

A romantic comedy in a world of Sci-Fi and horror...

29. ARQ (2016)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Director: Tony Elliott | Stars: Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson, Gray Powell

Votes: 30,212

More confusing than your average time loop movie

30. Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

58 Metascore

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi

Votes: 40,721 | Gross: $12.23M

Teenage romantic drama

31. Happy Death Day (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

58 Metascore

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

Votes: 95,604 | Gross: $55.68M

Teenage slasher with a twist

32. A Day (2017)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A mystery drama revolving around a father who commits an unethical act in an attempt to save his daughter's life. Three years later, his actions return to haunt him, trapping him in an endless time loop.

Director: Sun-ho Cho | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Yohan Byun, Hye-Sun Shin, Eun-hyung Jo

Votes: 1,095

33. The Endless (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington

Votes: 24,235 | Gross: $0.27M

34. Naked (I) (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

36 Metascore

Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, J.T. Jackson

Votes: 15,093

Or see its predecessor, Naken

35. When We First Met (2018)

TV-14 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

36 Metascore

Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and falls in love but gets friend-zoned. 3 years later she's engaged to someone else. Noah uses the photo booth time machine several times to return and fix things. Will it work or...?

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig, Andrew Bachelor

Votes: 36,426

A bit lame in my opinion.

36. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 38,165 | Gross: $28.05M

37. 2:22 (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Thriller

A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Director: Paul Currie | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid, John Waters

Votes: 16,998

38. Russian Doll (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 47,345



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