Are you planning to watch the best time travel movies? We have made a list of the 40 best time travel movies you can stream and binge-watch. Dive into the article and find out more.

Best time travel movies to watch

Time traveling is a bizarre and mind-bending concept. It is a sci-fi notion that goes hand in hand with so many possibilities and intricate theories. It is a double-edged sword in sci-fi literature.

The fictional possibilities of time traveling are infinite, leading to the plots and story arcs you did not see coming.

Believe it or not, we all have, at some point in our lives, wished we could travel time to escape from the present or re-do the past. Although it is not possible today, you can binge-watch these 40 best time travel movies and get insights into the fascinating facets of time traveling.


Best Time Travel Movies to Watch Now

Forrest Gump (1994) Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes

Tom Hanks stars as a half-witted and keen Forrest Gump. Thanks to his kind and supportive mother, he never thought of himself as disadvantaged and led a life without any constraints. Gump inspired people with his juvenile optimism.

He cares the most about his childhood love, Jenny. Jenny is a sweet but troubled individual, and it might be most difficult for Gump to save her.


Groundhog Day (1993) Runtime 1 hour 41 minutes

Bill Murray leads as a charming protagonist in this life. His renowned personality and acting abilities are the foremost reasons to watch this best time travel movie. In the movie, he gets trapped in a time loop and lives the same day again and again.

The movie has impeccable comic timing, philosophy, and darkness. Moreover, it also has Murray’s humanity which shines through the dark. Groundhog Day is a timeless and class-time traveling movie.


Interstellar (2014) Runtime 2 hours 49 minutes

In Earth’s future, Dust Bowl and worldwide crop blight are slowly making the planet uninhabitable. Michael Caine, who stars as Professor Brand, an incredible NASA physicist, is working on plans to save the human race by transporting humans to a new home through a wormhole.

But, to achieve this, he must send former NASA pilot Matthew McConaughey, who stars as Cooper, and a crew of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to figure out which of the three planets could be mankind’s new habitat.


About time (2013) Runtime 2 hour 3 minutes

About Time is one of the best time travel movies with a brilliant star cast and a great storyline. It showcases the brother-sister, husband-wife, and father-son relationships quite remarkably by inculcating the concept of time.

About Time has engaging and phenomenal acting. The climax will astonish you as it explains the notion of time traveling.


Avengers: Endgame (2019) Runtime 3 hours 2 minutes

Avengers: Endgame is the finale of 20-something films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avenger series. After the harrowing genocide by Thanos, half of the planet is wiped off. The avengers need to get themselves together and restore balance by traveling back in time and collecting infinity stones before Thanos.

Endgame is the biggest film of 2019 as it pulls every loose end of the previous movies in one action and thrilling ride with compelling character arcs, cliffhangers, and time traveling. It is indeed the best time travel movie.


The Terminator (1984) Runtime 1 hour 47 minutes

A rogue robot is sent back in time to kill the mother of humankind’s future: Saviour.  It is a binge-worthy movie because this film has everything a sci-fi fan looks for: Time Travel, Robots, impeccable action, a compelling storyline, terrifyingly infallible expressions of Arnold, and an emotional rollercoaster.

It is the best time travel movie. Once you finish watching this, you should watch its sequel, which will leave you stunned.


Primer (2004) Runtime 1 hour 17 minutes

Primer revolves around the discovery of two aspiring engineers, who accidentally run into a mechanism of time travel while playing around with their entrepreneurial tech projects. The scriptwriters have aptly elaborated on the science of time traveling and the exact mechanics of how time travel happens.


X-men: Days of Future Past (2014) Runtime 2 hours 12 minutes

In the future, powerful robots Sentinels are on the loose to slaughter every mutant and the humans who will help them. Professor X, Storm, Magneto, Kitty Pryde, Wolverine, and other mutants gather at a monastery in China and Xavier elaborates.

That the unconquerable Sentinels were created by using the DNA of Mystique that was seized in 1973 when she attempted to assassinate their evil creator Dr. Trask. Professor X explains that their only chance is to time travel back to 1973 with the help of Pryde’s ability to join Erik and Charles Xavier to convince Mystique to give up her intention of assassinating Dr. Trask. Only Wolverine can withstand the damages of time traveling but will he succeed in stopping Mystique and Project Sentinel and save the mutants and humans from their fate?


Planet of the Apes (1968) Runtime 1 hour 52 minutes

Planet of the Apes is a time travel movie, where the astronaut accidentally travels to the future where apes have taken over the Earth. The film has socio-political commentary and one of the highest IMBD ratings.

The climax will leave you hooked and change the impression of the entire movie. You can also watch the Planet of the Apes movies in order, to savor the incredible story and character arcs.


Looper (2012) Runtime 1 hour 59 minutes

Rian Johnson is the mastermind behind this incredible movie. He is known for his fascinating storytelling and attention to detail. He created the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Looper will leave you awestruck and stunned.

The story revolves around the biggest what-if question of our lives, what would you do if you went back in time and met your younger self? It has very well-directed scenes and complex situations where as a viewer it becomes difficult to decide what to do while hovering away from the negative solutions.


12 Monkeys (1995) Runtime 2 hours 9 minutes

12 Monkeys is the most remembered and best time travel movie. This movie has a well-balanced time travel concept and coarse imagination resulting in a life-altering experience for the viewers.

Brad Pitt stars as a mental institution patient while Bruce Willis acts as a future prisoner who is sent back in time to unravel the roots of a deadly virus that severely damages the Earth. Both protagonists act brilliantly.

Will Bruce be able to find the cause and cure of the virus? Stream in to find out. If you are a true fan of sci-fi, then, do watch the Star Trek movies in order, which are purely based on the mind-bending storyline and intergalactic awesomeness.


More Time Travel Movies

  • ARQ (2016)
  • When We First Met (2018)
  • Somewhere in Time (1980)
  • See You Yesterday (2019)
  • Palm Springs (2020)
  • Adam Project (2022)
  • Butterfly Effect (2004)
  • Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Rick and Morty (2013)
  • Before I fall (2017)
  • Legends of Tomorrow (2016)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  • Time Machine (2002)
  • Strange (2016)
  • Spiderman No Way Home (2021)
  • Source Code (2011)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Idiocracy (2006)
  • Mirage (2018)
  • Star Trek (1979)
  • Lucy (2014)
  • Lake House (2006)
  • Time Cop (1994)
  • Predestination (2014)
  • Next (2007)
  • Happy Accidents (2000)

Summing Up:

Now that we have elaborated the list of 40 best time travel movies to binge-watch for you, Stream in now. Get ready to learn about the mechanics of time traveling. Let us know if you have any suggestions in the comment box.

Betty is an enthusiastic Computer Science Graduate and an extrovert who loves to watch Netflix, and is a binge-watcher always seeking quality shows to add to her watch history! She loves to write about the show, she has watched, to make her readers acknowledge them, and witness a cherished time with friends, and family!