Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 14.. While we’re springing forward and losing an hour, we have longer days ahead with more time to soak up the sun.
In honor of Daylight Savings Time, we’re bringing you a list of our favorite time travel movies. You could travel back in time to see our 8 favorite movies with time travel from 2016, but we have even more time travel movies to watch for you now!
Time Travel Movies: Back to the Future
Let’s start this list with a bang! Back to the Future is one of the most iconic time travel movies of all time. Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd plays Dr. Emmett Brown. This duo takes us back to the ’50s when an experiment goes wrong.
Where To Watch Back to the Future: Amazon Prime Video
Back to the Future Quote: “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”
can we all just agree that back to the future is the best 80s film pic.twitter.com/c3yWRbo016
— marisa ♡ (@marisaonfilm) March 7, 2021
We have to agree with you, @marisaonfilm!
Time Travel Movies: Tenet
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet “deserves to be seen in theaters.” Not my words, but the words of Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnof. Tenet features Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Where To Watch Tenet: In select theaters and available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV+, or wherever else you like to rent movies
Tenet Quote: “Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”
^We could give ourselves the same advice about how losing one hour throws us off for a whole week, lol.
for the plot… pic.twitter.com/ayGR9tE9Bp
— it’s fast! it’s a blast! it’s in the past! (@lrraahh) March 4, 2021
We loved the “plot” too 😉
Time Travel Movies: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Based on a book with the same title, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the story of Henry De Tamble (played by Eric Bana) who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to drift back and forth through time. During his journey, he meets and marries Claire (played by Rachel McAdams), and has to navigate through the trials of time.
Where To Watch The Time Traveler’s Wife: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV+, or wherever else you like to rent movies
The Time Traveler’s Wife Quote: “I wouldn’t change one second of our life together.”
— Noelle Ameijenda (@NellJenda) March 3, 2021
We love when movies do books justice👏
Time Travel Movies: Avengers: Endgame
If you haven’t already seen the 2019 Marvel film Avengers: Endgame, don’t worry, no spoilers here! Avengers: Endgame gave us love, action, heartbreak, laughter, and so much more. Who is your favorite Avenger? Tell us on Twitter.
Where To Watch Avengers: Endgame: Disney+
Avengers: Endgame Quote: “This is the fight of our lives. We are going to win. Whatever it takes.”
completely forgot that avengers endgame included a time travel plot. love that for me
— PC LOAD GETTER/SETTER (@reanimus) March 3, 2021
*Love that for us*
Time Travel Movies: 13 Going on 30
Jennifer Garner gives us all the dramatics in the 2004 rom com 13 Going On 30. She gets her wish to travel through time and skip the tough years to get to 30. Mark Ruffalo plays Matt Flamhaff, a fan favorite in the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out!
Where To Watch 13 Going on 30: HBO Max
13 Going on 30 Quote: “I wanna be 30. Thirty and flirty and thriving…”
13 Going on 30 is where I go to forget all the things I hate. Its never let me down yet. pic.twitter.com/GSKuPSmYab
— Smudge (@SmudgeEFC1985) March 5, 2021
NEVER lets us down
Time Travel Movies: Deadpool 2
Ryan Reynolds had us rolling with the cheeky, but action-filled, superhero movie that is Deadpool, and did NOT disappoint with the sequel, Deadpool 2. The sequel features the character Cable (played by Josh Brolin) who obtains a time travel device, hence this movie being included in our list. Also, who doesn’t love Ryan Reynolds?!
Where To Watch Deadpool 2: Hulu
Deadpool 2 Quote: “People think they understand pain. They have no concept of it beyond their own worst experience.”
Ok time to admit that Deadpool 2 is a masterpiece pic.twitter.com/n5RVZ6n6pF
— Konnor (@BricksandHeroes) March 7, 2021
Time Travel Movies: About Time
Rachel McAdams is at it again with another time travel movie. This time her co-star is Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Tim Lake. Tim’s father tells him the secret that the men in his family can travel through time.
Where To Watch About Time: Netflix
About Time Quote: “We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.”
About Time is one of FOUR films where Rachel McAdams plays a time traveler’s love interest: She’s also in The Time Traveler’s Wife, Midnight in Paris, and Doctor Strange. What does she know that we don’t?!?! #NetflixMovieNight
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 16, 2020
Ok, so she’s in FOUR time travel movies! Is she ok???
Time Travel Movies: Interstellar
Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine, Interstellar brings us through a wormhole of emotions as the characters try to find a new home for mankind.
Where To Watch Interstellar: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video
Interstellar Quote: “Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.”
Trying to figure out how many times I’ve watched Interstellar pic.twitter.com/IlCaIIRjRJ
— 5tat (@sterlingtoth) March 8, 2021
*sings “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman*
Time Travel Movies: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bandmates and highschoolers Bill (played by Alex Winter) and Ted (played by Keanu Reeves) are visited by a time traveler and end up preparing the ultimate history presentation with the help of a time machine.
Where To Watch Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure: HBO Max
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Quote: “The best place to be is here…And the best time to be is now, and all’s we can say is, Let’s rock!”
Is there a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the number of times a person has seen Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? I may have a shot. pic.twitter.com/UIj9GGVku4
— The Real Daylon Studdard 🍺🎸🎬🖋⛾🍕🎲 (@DaylonStuddard) March 10, 2021
Bet we can beat you 😉
Time Travel Movies: The Lake House
Keanu Reeves is back at it again with another time travel movie. The Lake House features him alongside Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Keanu Reeves’ character Alex lives in a lake house that was previously owned by Sandra Bullock’s character Kate 2 years prior. The Lake House tells the story of how their relationship grows while they can only communicate through letters.
Where To Watch The Lake House: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV+, or wherever else you like to rent movies
The Lake House Quote: “I saw her. I kissed her. I love her.”
On a throwback day. I’m thinking of “The Lake House”. Such a meaningful film. I will always cherish working with Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, and Alejandro Agresti. ❤️#TBThursday pic.twitter.com/bKzGTtY2W3
— Shohreh Aghdashloo (@SAghdashloo) March 4, 2021
Such a meaningful film that we all love!
Time Travel Movies: Déjà Vu
Denzel Washington is able to go back in time to prevent crime in the thriller Déjà Vu. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all be time travel superheroes?!
Where To Watch Déjà Vu: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, or wherever else you like to rent movies
Déjà Vu Quote: “For all of my career, I’ve been trying to catch people after they do something horrible. For once in my life, I’d like to catch somebody before they do something horrible.”
Watching Deja Vu (Film starring Denzel Washington) for the first time. How did I miss this gem?! 👀
— Vivianette Ocasio (@vocasiod) March 4, 2021
Truly a gem that you don’t want to miss!
Time Travel Movies: Lucy
Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in the action film Lucy. In the film, Scarlett’s character Lucy travels back in time as a result of being surgically implanted with a powerful chemical.
Where To Watch Lucy: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video
Lucy Quote: “Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.”
— 𝗲𝘃𝗮 ✨ (@minervastreep) May 2, 2018
When Meryl fangirls, we all fangirl.
Time Travel Movies: Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams (yes, she’s in yet another time travel movie), and Chiwetel Ejiofor all star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange has many abilities including teleportation, astral projection, time travel, and energy blasts.
Where To Watch Doctor Strange: Disney+
Doctor Strange Quote: “We don’t get to choose our time.“
I’m in a mood to watch Doctor Strange again pic.twitter.com/hl6egKT7P2
— Anthony Xavier (@StarCitySavage) March 11, 2021
Always in the mood to rewatch
Time Travel Movies: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This Harry Potter film made our list because of Hermoine’s (played by Emma Watson) use of the Time-Turner. This necklace gave her the ability to attend more classes than time would allow. We love a smart queen!
Where To Watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Peacock
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Quote: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban remains my favourite Harry Potter film pic.twitter.com/xQPmPm1XXX
— Chris (@miIessmoraIes) March 5, 2021
Time Travel Movies: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Honorary mention is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, because although Brad Pitt’s character is not technically time traveling, he is aging backwards, which has to count for something.
Where To Watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Available for rent/purchase on Amazon Prime Video
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Quote: “Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?”
My all time favorite- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. So poignantly sad and the perfect film to reflect on life, loss, and time. I watch it at least once a year for a cathartic cry. pic.twitter.com/uzXaYdjZPJ
— SWM (@Gatsbygirl17) March 4, 2021
We all need a cathartic cry sometimes.
Time Travel Movies: A Wrinkle in Time
One more honorary mention is this Disney movie directed by Ava DuVernay, the first-ever Black woman to direct a movie with a $100 million-plus budget (a milestone we celebrated in this post about the incredible women of Hollywood). Based on a 1962 book of the same name, this sci-fi adventure film follows a young girl (played by Storm Reid) as she travels through space to find her missing father. Mindy Kaling, Oprah, and Reese Witherspoon star in this space travel movie that challenges our perception of the universe, including time.
Where To Watch A Wrinkle in Time: Disney+
A Wrinkle in Time Quote: “Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe, leading to the making of you just exactly the way you are?”
A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most unorthodox movies that speak about dealing with the darkness and one’s inner faults. I. Thanks @ava and whole cast of Disney for bringing this movie into our world.
— Donte’ Hawkins (@DJH_Gamer) March 10, 2018
Well put, @DJH_Gamer!
Did we miss your favorite time travel movie? Let us know on Twitter!
Don’t forget to move your clocks tomorrow folks!
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