25 best time travel movies ever

Twelve Monkeys (1996)

A convict is sent from the year 2035 back to the 1990s to save the world after a deadly man-made virus kills 99 per cent of the population in this Terry Gilliam film. Plus Bruce Willis has to act less gung-ho than usual. Everyone has bad days.

Source Code (2011)

Duncan Jones, director of Moon, continues his run with this action thriller which sees Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who wakes up part way through an early morning train journey – in another body. Again and again. His mission? Find the train bomber and save the girl.

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Les Visiteurs (1994)

Our favourite Gallic thespian Jean Reno and some other French actor play a medieval knight and his squire who get sent to 1993 by a mad sorcerer. It's funnier if you know French but either way, steer clear of the Hollywood remake Just Visiting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

After being fired from his job at a theme park, Ray (IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd) and his friends meet from-the-future time traveller Cassie (Anna Faris) and subsequently find a "time leak" in the middle of the pub. Clearly it's only going to get more complicated from there. Sadly FAQATT is the only UK time travel film on the list.

Groundhog Day (1993)

You wouldn’t want any other actor than Bill Murray to get stuck in the same day over and over again. Taking deadpan to wonderfully sour extremes, he plays a weatherman covering Groundhog Day in middle America with the producer he fancies in tow. Our alarm clock will never play I Got You, Babe. Ever.


Awesome list, although if I had to choose a Star Trek time travel movie it would have to be the voyage home. Brilliant set up with a truly spine tingling reveal. 

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