July 25, 2024


Travel Finishes First

20 Best Time Travel Movies and Where To Watch Them

Many films will have been flying through years, decades, and dimensions. The itch to travel, especially at the times of Covid-19, has made you realize how hard it is to fend off. Don’t you think movies are the best alternative as compared to anything else?

When you can’t travel physically through the streets, but what you can do is compelling the best characters, who may have the enthralling experience. So, there is no shortage of time travel movies and will help the people during the Pandemic.

So here are the 20 best time travel movies of all times:

1. Back To The Future

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  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writer: Bob Gale
  • Cast: Micheal J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson.
  • IMDb ratings: 8.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 96% 
  • Steaming Platform: Netflix, Itunes, Youtube, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Back to the future is an entertaining film that is tremendous and an all-time classic movie. This is amongst the best movie that people love watching year in year out. You can see this movie several times and always enjoy watching it. Many people would love to time travel somehow into the past or in the future. The story is simple and resembles Capra’s “It’s a wonderful life.” It is about the character that begins with reality and the view towards his life with magical intervention to discover something new. This franchise is considered to be one of the greatest movie series of all time.

2. When We First Met

When We First Met Movie Scene

  • Director: Ari Sandel
  • Writer: John Whittington
  • Cast: Adam Devine, Shelley Henning, Andrew Bachelor, and Robbie Amell
  • IMDb ratings: 6.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

The movie ‘When we first Met’ is a dramatic, humorous, and entertaining movie. The teenage girl falls in love with a boy and then finds that his mother is a drunken driver who killed her sister. Noah and Avery meet at a Halloween party and fall in love but later get friend-zoned, where Noah planned to return to the time machine to fix things.

When We First Met talks about the struggles in the cinematic “Friend Zone” and faces a slew of viewer breakups before finding much in the way of finding true love, which is what the entire plot is drafted around.

3. About Time

About Time Movie Scene

  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Writer: Richard Curtis
  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy
  • IMDb ratings: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
  • Steaming Platform: Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime.

About Time is a comedy movie about love and time travel. At the age of 21, Tim discovers that he travels in time and changes what happens and has happened in his own life.

A young man uses his ability to win the heart of women; that was not as easy as you might think. You might like the plot, and somehow you can relate to it. The newness in the movie is missing, but it is still a definite must watch!

4. Click

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  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Writer: Steve Koren
  • Cast:  Kate Beckinsale as his wife Donna and Christopher Walken and Sandler play Michael Newman, the architect who neglects his family. 
  • IMDb ratings: /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: % 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Click is the fantasy comedy-drama, you will love watching it. The movie brings up some of the real problems of adult life by traveling through the event period in life. The movie tells about how choices can affect someone’s life. The film works only in fits and starts. It can be considered a fun fantasy.

Adam Sandler vehicle borrows from ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘It’s a wonderful life.’ Well! He fails to produce the necessary laugh that gives the audience the same imitation.

5. Déjà vu

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  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Writer: Bill Marsilli
  • Cast:   Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, and well-written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio. 
  • IMDb ratings: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 52% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The crime drama, sci-fi, and high-action thriller movies make a good presence towards the audience. The story follows an ATF agent who’s recruited to join a special task force to investigate a terrorist bombing with experimental technology. It is a film about smart people, not with a weepy melodrama. The movie brings a lot of energy and excitement.

The movie was a good combination of action, fiction, romance, and explosion, but the time travel concept might be preposterous, and the action falls apart.

6. The Time Traveller’s Wife

The Time Traveller’s Wife Movie Scene

  • Director:  Robert Schwentke
  • Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Cast:  Rachael McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, and Stephen Tobolowsky. 
  • IMDb ratings: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 38% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The Time Traveller’s Wife has a complex plot. Henry was a time traveler and is the protagonist. The idea implemented in the movie was a man versus nature. The unusual genetic makeup of Librarhat causes him to travel back and forth through time. The movie is not romantic, neither science fiction nor a pure fantasy. It does have an illogical narrative with big screen effectiveness.

7. The Lake House

The Lake House Movie Scene

  • Director:  Alejandro Agresti
  • Writer: Ji-na Yeo
  • Cast:  Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss Bachrach. 
  • IMDb ratings: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 35% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The Lake House is a love story that explores the intriguing concept of intimate communication across time. A Lonely Doctor and the Architect began exchanging letters. The movie succeeded on two paradoxes one is time travel and the ability of two people to converse. You might go back in time while watching this movie.

The plot of the lake house can’t be said to be a movie with excellent adventure. It is convoluted and especially fails in romance.

8. Arrival

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  • Director:  Denis Villeneuve
  • Writer: Eric Heisserer
  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Glee, Oscar Isaac, and Amy Adams. 
  • IMDb ratings: 5.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 58% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

You might have seen movies, and arrival should be one of your favorites. You haven’t watched it yet? It is a universal story of immigration. The plot is about a man leaving his home to find work and support the family. Its arrival is a fascinating and provocative science fiction thriller that delves into some witty concept about communication and how to perceive time and space. A thriller movie gives you the best experience, and this can be one of your best experiences. So, when will you be watching this movie?

9. See you Yesterday

See you Yesterday Movie Scene

  • Director: Stefon Bristol
  • Writer: Fredrica Bailey
  • Cast: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, and Astro 
  • IMDb ratings: 5.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 95% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The movie is about teen target drama that sets the problem of racist police brutality against a backdrop of sci-fi travel. The movie is joyous with a solid story that scores big points with originality and good lead performances.

10. The Butterfly Effect 

The Butterfly Effect Movie Scene

  • Director: Eric Bress
  • Writer: Eric Bress
  • Cast: J. Mackye Gruber starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart. 
  • IMDb ratings: 6.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 68% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 science fiction thriller film starring Ashton Kutcher as 20-year-old EvanTreborn and Amy Smart as Kayleigh Miller. In the film, Evan finds a way to travel back in time to inhabit his former.

11. A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Scene

  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Writer: Jim Whitaker
  • Cast: Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.  
  • IMDb ratings: 4.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 42% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

In time, a wrinkle is a movie about three children and the three magical beings trying to locate a missing physicist and stop evil from overwhelming the universe.

12. Looper

Looper Movie Scene

  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Writer: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Bruce Wills, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Noah Segan. 
  • IMDb ratings: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 93% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

It is a fantastic movie with smart and original concepts while featuring great performances and cinematography with a great story. The movie is exciting and confusing at the same time. So, it is a must-watch movie as it is a clever mixture of travel and thrill. It is a remarkable feat of imagination and execution.

13. Idiocracy

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  • Director: Mike Judge
  • Writer: Earl Mann
  • Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, and David Herman.  
  • IMDb ratings: 6.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 74% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Idiocracy is the American Science fiction comedy is a disparaging term for a society run by or made up of idiots. It follows an American Soldier who takes a hibernation experiment accidentally frozen for too long and awakens 500years.

14. The Terminator

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  • Director: James Cameron
  • Writer: Gale Anne Hurd
  • Cast: Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, and Paul Winfield  
  • IMDb ratings: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The terminator is a movie series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie is about a machine that travels back through time to assassinate the future leader of human resistance. It is an influential and smart movie.

15. Frequency

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  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • Writer: Toby Emmerich
  • Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Noah Emmerich  
  • IMDb ratings: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 70% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

The movie is all about the past making radio contact with his father and a firefighter. It is a science-fiction tale that was thrilling and shocking as it was emotional. The review contains some spoilers of the movie.

The movie is directed by and starred. The frequency has generally received positive reviews from critics.

16. Palm Springs

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  • Director: Max Barbakow
  • Writer: Andy Siara
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K.Simons, Meredith Hagner, and Camila Mender  
  • IMDb ratings: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Palm Springs, many of you might have seen the movie. It is a one-time watch, of course. You can deny that it is an amazing movie with a different concept. Palm Springs is great to detox from movies with enough. The film strikes up with unexpected character development, flaws, and humor. The movie has a heroic performance with a refreshing concept.

If you love the conceptual impact in movies, this is a must-watch movie.

17. Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko Movie Scene

  • Director: Richard Kelly
  • Writer: Richard Kelly
  • Cast: Jena Malone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • IMDb ratings: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Do you believe in time travel? A jet crash engine with a high school teenager is plagued with nightmarish visions. The possibility of time travel hangs over the movie with the mystery of Donnie’s vision.

18. Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day Movie Scene

  • Director: Christopher Landon
  • Writer:
  • IMDb ratings: 6.6/10
  • Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 82% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Time loops count as time travel. The movie is sci-fi related, and you will have a great experience watching it. It has a bit of comedy with a mask-wearing baby. A one-time watch of this mystical movie is enough.

19. Interstellar

Interstellar Movie Scene

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Jonathan Nolan
  • IMDb ratings: 8.6/10
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, and Matt Damon.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

A team of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of a habitable planet. It has an element of time travel. You will love watching it. Space travel with a giant hole is adventurous to see.

20. Primer

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  • Director: Shane Carruth
  • Writer: Shane Carruth
  • IMDb ratings: 6.9/10
  • Cast: David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Samantha Thomson, John Carruth.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 72% 
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a few others.

Primer is amongst the most intelligent and ambitious movie with time travel. But this film is a bit complex too. This film is not for everyone but those with an intelligent mind.


Here are some of the best time travel movies of 2020. How many of them have you watched? Do share with us your reviews! Of course, you might have missed some of them, so it is now the time to be ready with popcorn and binge like your life depends on it.

These are some of the best time travel movies you can watch on Netflix, Amazon, and many other online streaming platforms. So, If you wish to watch any, then go ahead with this list and have an amazing time. Happy Watching!