If you could time travel, would you rather go to the past or the future?
Unfortunately, time travel isn’t possible, at least not with the technology that we have right now. Time is one of those things’ humans cannot control (not in terms of your daily schedule but the overall flow), and humans have long fantasized about being able to navigate through time without any limits.
We can’t change a regrettable mistake we made in the past or peek at what our future would look like, but many directors have experimented with the idea to produce movies using time travel as a tool for storytelling. From a future apocalypse to connecting with a person of the past, time travel really lets our imaginations go wild with all the ‘what if’ questions.
Today, the Maimovie AI has ranked the top 10 “attention grabbing” “time travel” movies for you to watch. Beware…because once you start watching it, time will fly. Fast forward through your day as you watch movies about time travel.
The following list was based on Maimovie on February 24, 2022, under the “attention grabbing” and “time travel” keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2020, 2h 30m
Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
2011, 1h 34m
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
2001, 1h 54m
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
1995, 2h 9m
In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth’s population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he’s arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.
2014, 2h 49m
The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
2014, 1h 37m
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.
2012, 1h 58m
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.
2014, 1h 53m
Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again… and again – as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.
2016, 1h 46m
High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.
2021, 1h 57m
A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.