Top 10 time travel movies


Hi, Everyone. This is Venkatesh. Welcome to my blog, filmijunkie, The thrilling world of time travel, with our Top 10 Time Travel Movies list. And let’s embark on a journey through the past, present, and future of cinematic time-travel adventures!”

1.“Timecrimes” (2007)

A man accidentally gets trapped in a time machine, causing him to travel back for almost an hour, triggering unpredictable events.


Hector, a commoner moving into a new home with his wife, witnesses a naked female in the forest. Hector, covered in an orange bandage, is cut with scissors.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo

Writer: Nacho Vigalondo

Stars: Karra Elejalde

Candela Fernández

Bárbara Goenaga

Release date: June 27, 2008 

Country of origin: Spain

Language: Spanish

Filming locations: Cantabria, Spain

Production companies: Karbo Vantas Entertainment

Fine Productions

Zip Films

Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes


Karra Elejalde is Héctor

Candela Fernández is Clara

Bárbara Goenaga is La Chica en el Bosque

Nacho Vigalondo is El Joven

Juan Inciarte is Héctor Ocasional(as Ion Inciarte)

2 . “Back to the Future” (1985)

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is transported 30 years back in time by Doc Brown, a brilliant scientist.


Marty McFly, an 18-year-old American teenager, is transported back to 1955 using a plutonium DeLorean time machine to reconcile with his parents before returning to the present.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis

Bob Gale

Stars: Michael J. Fox

Christopher Lloyd

Lea Thompson

Release date: July 3, 1985 

Country of origin: United States

Language: English

Filming locations: Whittier High School – 12417 E. Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California, USA

Production companies: Universal Pictures

Amblin Entertainment

U-Drive Productions

Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes


Michael J. Fox is Marty McFly

Christopher Lloyd is Dr. Emmett Brown

Lea Thompson is Lorraine Baines

Crispin Glover is George McFly

Tom Wilson is Biff Tannen(as Thomas F. Wilson)

Claudia Wells is Jennifer Parker

Marc McClure is Dave McFly

Wendie Jo Sperber is Linda McFly

George DiCenzo is Sam Baines

Frances Lee McCain is Stella Baines

James Tolkan is Mr. Strickland

J.J. Cohen is Skinhead(as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)

Casey Siemaszko is 3-D

Billy Zane is a Match

Harry Waters Jr. is Marvin Berry

Donald Fullilove is Goldie Wilson

Lisa Freeman is Babs

Cristen Kauffman is Betty

3. “Predestination” (2014)

An elite temporal agent faces a mysterious criminal, navigating destiny, love, identity, and time travel taboos in his final mission.


PREDESTINATION is a time-traveling story about a Temporal Agent who must save his law enforcement career by pursuing a criminal who has consistently evaded his attention.

Directors: Michael Spierig

Peter Spierig

Writers: Michael Spierig

Peter Spierig

Robert A. Heinlein

Stars: Ethan Hawke

Sarah Snook

Noah Taylor

Release date: January 9, 2015 (United States)

Countries of origin: Australia

United States

Language: English

Filming locations: Docklands Studios, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Production companies: Screen Australia

Screen Queensland

Blacklab Entertainment

Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes


Ethan Hawke is The Barkeep

Sarah Snook is The Unmarried Mother

Noah Taylor is Mr. Robertson

Madeleine West is Mrs. Stapleton

Christopher Kirby is Mr. Miles

Christopher Sommers is Mr. Miller

Kuni Hashimoto is Dr. Fujimoto

Sara El-Yafi is Lab Technician

Paul Moder is Boxing Commentator 1

Grant Piro is Boxing Commentator 2

Christopher Bunworth is Jerry

Jamie Gleeson is a Dirty Hippy

Christina Tan is a Female Reporter

Dennis Coard is Mayor Davidson

Milla Simmonds is Baby Jane 1

Ruby Simmonds is Baby Jane 1

Cate Wolfe is Beth

Ben Prendergast is Dr. Clarke

4. “Looper” (2012)

In 2074, a mob re-redirects a person into the past with a hired gun, Joe, discovering the mob’s plan to assassinate him by re-sending his future self.


Joe, a “looper,” uses time travel to transport people from the past to die, battling against a future self to avoid capture while achieving their goals.

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Bruce Willis

Emily Blunt

Release date: September 28, 2012 (United States)

Countries of origin: United States


Languages: English


Filming locations: Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA

Production companies: TriStar Pictures


Endgame Entertainment

Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes


Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Joe

Bruce Willis is Old Joe

Emily Blunt is Sara

Paul Dano is Seth

Noah Segan is Kid Blue

Piper Perabo is Suzie

Jeff Daniels is Abe

Pierce Gagnon is Cid

Qing Xu is Old Joe’s Wife(Summer Qing)

Tracie Thoms is Beatrix

Frank Brennan is Old Seth

Garret Dillahunt is Jesse

Nick Gomez is Dale

Marcus Hester is Zach

Jon Eyez is Gat Man

Kevin Stillwell is Gat Man

Thirl Haston is Gat Man

James Landry Hébert is Looper(as James Hebert)

5. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009)

Henry DeTamble, a librarian, has a unique gene allowing him to travel through time, which his wife, Claire Abshire, struggles with.


Time travelers Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire meet in the Chicago library. Clare knows more about him, but his frequent absences and future learning pose challenges.

Director: Robert Schwentke

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin

Audrey Niffenegger

Stars: Eric Bana

Rachel McAdams

Ron Livingston

Release date: August 14, 2009 

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English


Filming locations: Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Production companies: New Line Cinema

Plan B Entertainment

Nick Wechsler Productions

Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes


Eric Bana is Henry

Rachel McAdams is Clare

Ron Livingston is Gomez

Michelle Nolden is Annette DeTamble

Alex Ferris is Henry at Six

Arliss Howard is Richard DeTamble

Katherine Trowell is a Hospital Receptionist

Bart Bedford is a Library Researcher

Esther Jun is a Waitress

Matt Birman is Chicago Police 1

Craig Snoyer is a Chicago Police 2

Carly Street is a Librarian

Romyen Tangsubutra is Thai Waiter

Brooklynn Proulx is Clare at Six and Eight

Jane McLean Guerra is Charisse(as Jane McLean)

Brian Bisson is Mark Abshire

Maggie Castle is Alicia Abshire

Fiona Reid is Lucille Abshire

6. “12 Monkeys” (1995)

A convict is sent back in time to gather information about an artificial virus that has caused widespread human destruction.


James Cole, a 2035 prisoner, is granted parole to prevent a deadly plague by traveling back in time to 1990, where he kidnaps Dr. Kathryn Railly and discovers graffiti.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Chris Marker

David Webb Peoples

Janet Peoples

Stars: Bruce Willis

Madeleine Stowe

Brad Pitt

Release date: January 5, 1996 

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English





Filming locations: Eastern State Penitentiary – 2124 Fairmont Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Production companies: Universal Pictures

Atlas Entertainment


Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes


Bruce Willis is James Cole

Madeleine Stowe is Kathryn Reilly

Brad Pitt is Jeffrey Goines

Joseph Melito is Young Cole

Jon Seda is Jose

Michael Chance is Scarface

Vernon Campbell is Tiny

H. Michael Walls is a Botanist

Bob Adrian is a Geologist

Simon Jones is a Zoologist

Carol Florence is an Astrophysicist

Bill Raymond is a Microbiologist

Ernest Abuba is an Engineer

Irma St. Paule is a Poet

Joey Perillo is Detective Franki

Bruce Kirkpatrick is Policeman No. 1

Wilfred Williams is Policeman No. 2

Rozwill Young is Billings

7. “Primer” (2004)

Entrepreneurs and fledglings are debating their latest invention, believing it is more revolutionary than their previous error-checking devices.


Engineers Aaron, Abe, Robert, and Phillip are developing an invention revealing protein growth and the potential for the ultimate time machine without sharing it with Kara.

Director: Shane Carruth

Writer: Shane Carruth

Stars: Shane Carruth

David Sullivan

Casey Gooden

Release date: May 25, 2005 

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English


Filming locations: Henley’s Aircraft Services – 15841 Addison Road, Addison, Texas, USA

Production Company: ERBP

Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes


Shane Carruth is Aaron

David Sullivan is Abe

Casey Gooden is Robert

Anand Upadhyaya is Phillip

Carrie Crawford is Kara

Jay Butler is a Metalshop Worker

John Carruth is Man On Couch 1

Juan Tapia is Man On Couch 2

Ashley Warren is a Hostess

Samantha Thomson is Rachel Granger

Chip Carruth is Thomas Granger

Delaney Price is Laney

Jack Pyland is Aaron’s Co-worker

Keith Bradshaw is a Clean Room Technician

Ashok Upadhyaya is a Laboratory Technician

Brandon Blagg is Will

Jon Cook is Will’s Cousin

David Joyner is Rachel’s Date

8. “Donnie Darko” (2001)

A disturbed teenager experiences nightmares of a man in a rabbit costume who manipulates his victim to commit heinous crimes after avoiding a tragic accident.


Donnie Darko, a sympathetic psychiatrist, struggles with relationships and forms a friendship with Gretchen but faces supernatural events leading to his escape and bedroom destruction.

Director: Richard Kelly

Writer: Richard Kelly

Stars:Jake Gyllenhaal

Jena Malone

Mary McDonnell

Release date: January 19, 2001

Country of origin: United States

Language: English

Filming locations: 4225 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, California, USA

Production companies: Pandora Cinema

Flower Films 

Adam Fields Productions

Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes


Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie Darko

Jena Malone is Gretchen Ross

Mary McDonnell is Rose Darko

Holmes Osborne is Eddie Darko

Maggie Gyllenhaal is Elizabeth Darko

Daveigh Chase is Samantha Darko

James Duval is Frank

Arthur Taxier is Dr. Fisher

Patrick Swayze is Jim Cunningham

Mark Hoffman is a Police Officer

David St. James is Bob Garland

Tom Tangen is Man in a Red Jogging Suit

Jazzie Mahannah is Joanie James

Jolene Purdy is Cherita Chen

Stuart Stone is Ronald Fisher

Gary Lundy is Sean Smith

Alex Greenwald is Seth Devlin

Beth Grant is Kitty Farmer

9. “Interstellar” (2014)

Joseph Cooper, an ex-NASA farmer and pilot, is tasked with leading a team of researchers to find an alternative planet for human habitation in the future.


Earth’s future faces famines, disasters, and droughts. Interstellar travel, facilitated by a wormhole in the outer solar system, offers astronauts an ideal survival environment.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan

Christopher Nolan

Stars: Matthew McConaughey

Anne Hathaway

Jessica Chastain

Release date: November 7, 2014 

Countries of origin: United States

United Kingdom


Language: English

Filming locations: Iceland

Production companies: Paramount Pictures

Warner Bros.

Legendary Entertainment

Runtime: 2 hours 49 minutes


Matthew McConaughey is Cooper

Anne Hathaway is a Brand

Jessica Chastain is Murph

Mackenzie Foy is Murph (10 Yrs.)

Ellen Burstyn is Murph (Older)

John Lithgow is Donald

Timothée Chalamet is Tom (15 Yrs.)

David Oyelowo is the School Principal

Collette Wolfe is Ms. Hanley

Francis X. McCarthy is Boots(as Francis Xavier McCarthy)

Bill Irwin is TARS

Andrew Borba is Smith

Wes Bentley is Doyle

William Devane is Williams

Michael Caine is Professor Brand

David Gyasi is Romilly

Josh Stewart is CASE

Casey Affleck is Tom

10. “The Terminator” (1984)

From 2029 to 1984, human soldiers were tasked with stopping a cyborg killer machine programmed to kill a young woman whose unborn son is crucial to human security.


In 1984, in Los Angeles, Sarah Connor is killed by the Terminator, while Kyle Reese, a Human Resistance Army warrior, fights to stop him, questioning if our future is in our past.

Director: James Cameron

Writers: James Cameron

Gale Anne Hurd

William Wisher

Stars: Michael Biehn

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Linda Hamilton

Release date: October 26, 1984 

Countries of origin: United Kingdom

United States

Languages: English


Filming locations: 720 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

Production companies: Cinema ’84

Euro Film Funding


Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes


Arnold Schwarzenegger is Terminator

Linda Hamilton is Sarah Connor

Michael Biehn is Kyle Reese

Paul Winfield is Traxler

Lance Henriksen is Vukovich

Rick Rossovich is Matt

Bess Motta is Ginger

Earl Boen is Silberman

Dick Miller is Pawn Shop Clerk

Shawn Schepps is Nancy

Bruce M. Kerner is Desk Sergeant

Franco Columbu is the Future Terminator

Bill Paxton is a Punk Leader

Brad Rearden is a Punk

Brian Thompson is a Punk

William Wisher is a Policeman(as William Wisher Jr.)

Ken Fritz is a Policeman

Tom Oberhaus is a Policeman


Time travel movies have always captivated our imaginations, taking us on thrilling journeys through the past, present, and future. As we delve into the conclusions of these cinematic masterpieces, let’s unravel the twists and turns that keep us on the edge of our seats. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through time, with surprises at every turn.

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