Time travel movies

Films where people travel through time (duh), but there has to be a causal mechanism outside of known science. So for example the original Planet of the Apes (1968) is out of contention as the time dilation due to travelling at near light speed is at least plausible physics, as is being cryogenically preserved to wake up in the future in films such as Demolition Man (1993). Movies like Run Lola Run (1998) are excluded as there it's not clear that Lola is time travelling, it's more just that's she's given a mystical do-over in her life that day. Arrival (2016) and Slaughterhouse Five (1972), where it's only the perception of time as linear that breaks down, are likewise disqualified. Finally "seeing" into the future either by technology such as Minority Report (2002), or by magic in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) are not real time travel.

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Time Bandits
  • The Terminator
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Back to the Future
  • Groundhog Day
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Timecrimes
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Predestination
  • Timecop
  • Army of Darkness
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • The Visitors
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • About Time
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Galaxy Quest
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Donnie Darko
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Southland Tales
  • Source Code
  • Timeline
  • Palm Springs
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • La Jetée
  • Tenet
  • Déjà Vu
  • Interstellar
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
  • Looper
  • Terminator: Dark Fate
  • Trancers
  • Playing Beatie Bow
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Star Trek
  • Biggles
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Sky Pirates
  • Primer
  • Hero From Beyond The Boundary Of Time
  • Terminator Genisys