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1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,320,724 | Gross: $188.02M

2. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 950,107 | Gross: $210.61M

3. Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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38 Metascore

When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

Votes: 236,972 | Gross: $89.76M

4. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.9
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71 Metascore

A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 552,662 | Gross: $100.21M

5. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 525,288 | Gross: $100.55M

6. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 558,883 | Gross: $257.73M

7. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 504,467 | Gross: $66.49M

8. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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75 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 626,838 | Gross: $233.92M

9. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 228,226 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 154,980 | Gross: $50.29M

11. Continuum (I) (2012–2015)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 55,071

12. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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59 Metascore

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner

Votes: 205,591 | Gross: $206.04M

13. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,248 | Gross: $0.28M

14. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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47 Metascore

A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden

Votes: 133,531 | Gross: $63.41M

15. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 37,452 | Gross: $20.78M

16. Project Almanac (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston

Votes: 72,000 | Gross: $22.33M

17. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 19,441 | Gross: $16.65M

18. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The Flash finds himself in a war torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to return home and restore the timeline.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Justin Chambers, C. Thomas Howell, Michael B. Jordan, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 38,414

19. Time Lapse (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Director: Bradley King | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 38,068

20. The Visitors (1993)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A medieval knight and his servant are asking a familiar wizard to move them back in time to prevent father-in-law's accidentally killing. Instead, they fly away to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 29,700 | Gross: $0.70M

21. Ink (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

Director: Jamin Winans | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy, Jennifer Batter

Votes: 20,418

22. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Votes: 5,699 | Gross: $5.78M

23. Enter Nowhere (2011)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

Director: Jack Heller | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, Shaun Sipos

Votes: 7,461

24. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,309

25. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Nick Brimble, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 3,351 | Gross: $0.33M

26. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A maverick motorbike racer wanders into a top-secret time-travel research test site which unintentionally teleports him to the mid-1800s and ends up having to fight violent outlaws for his survival.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote, Richard Masur

Votes: 1,829

27. The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)

G | 99 min | Family, Mystery, Fantasy

7.0
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A mysterious, very old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: Laurence Naismith, Graham Crowden, Dorothy Alison, Benjamin Smith

Votes: 951

28. Paradox (III) (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A time machine's tested first time by a man in the team traveling 1 hour into the future. He returns to warn them against killings in the next hour. Is it possible to change things in the "past"? Twist after twist follow.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Zoë Bell, Malik Yoba, Adam Huss, Bjørn Alexander

Votes: 3,009

29. Mine Games (2012)

TV-14 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.

Director: Richard Gray | Stars: Joseph Cross, Briana Evigan, Rafi Gavron, Julianna Guill

Votes: 3,122

30. Future Lies (2018)

Unrated | 118 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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A love-crazed couple from the future is chased back in time by the treacherous underworld they betrayed.

Director: Nicholas Bushman | Stars: Heath Carr, Amber Reign Smith, Tony Gibbons, Seth Hammond

Votes: 17

31. Crime Traveller (1997– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, whose late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston, Paul Trussell

Votes: 340

32. No Time for Nuts (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: David Crommett, Darin De Paul, Dann Fink, Vanessa Lemonides

Votes: 3,385

33. Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sci-fi club concocts a plan to repair a remote by using a time machine that suddenly appears.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Eita, Yoshiaki Yoza, Daijiro Kawaoka, Munenori Nagano

Votes: 1,160

34. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 980

35. Sonic Generations (I) (2011 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

8.1
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An unknown enemy causes the appearance of multiple "time holes", forcing Sonic and his friends back in time. As a result, Sonic must band together with his past self to defeat this enemy and fix the timestream.

Director: Hiroshi Miyamoto | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kate Higgins, Mike Pollock, Kyle Hebert

Votes: 679

36. Doctor Who: Space and Time (2011 TV Short)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The Doctor, Amy, and Rory get stuck in a time paradox within the T.A.R.D.I.S.

Director: Richard Senior | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Andy Evason

Votes: 1,298

37. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (2013 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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As the pages of the Thievius Raccoonus change before their eyes, Sly Cooper and his gang must reunite and travel back through time in order to recover the lost pages and protect the Cooper legacy.

Director: Chris Borders | Stars: Kevin Miller, Matt Olsen, Chris Murphy, Grey Griffin

Votes: 563

38. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

6.9
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This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 391

39. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Sent to undo the TimeSplitter threat, Cortez journeys into 6 different time periods to track down Jacob Crow who created the TimeSplitter creatures.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Sarah Mennell, Wayne Forester, Les Spink

Votes: 674

40. TimeSplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 651

41. Melocotones (2017)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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When Diego's girlfriend decides to leave him after a disastrous anniversary getaway, he will find any means possible to amend or fix what happened. Even if it means competing with different versions of himself when traveling through time.

Director: Héctor Valdez | Stars: Joaquín Ferreira, Frank Perozo, Peter Vives, Ramón Langa

Votes: 56

42. Stealing Time (2011)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When a down-on-his-luck inventor builds a time machine to change the past, he unwittingly sets off a disastrous chain of events.

Director: Alex Calleros | Stars: Mikie Beatty, Dan Beckner, Adele Watkin, Joel Kelley Dauten

Votes: 304

43. Loop (IV) (2012)

11 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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Those who cannot remember the future are doomed to repeat it.

Director: Alan Chan | Stars: Christine Nguyen, Ron E. Harris

44. 2037 (2015)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Marc is a documentary maker who is employed at a company of trips at the time. He is a perfect worker but it has committed a indiscretion and the machine of the time has used for his personal use.

Director: Enric Pardo | Stars: Alexandra Jiménez, Berto Romero

Votes: 20

45. Neco je ve vzduchu (1981)

78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.1
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The urn supposedly containing the remains of Alice's grandfather falls out of the window and breaks. To Alice's great surprise, the urn is empty and the girl learns that the grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Ludvík Ráza | Stars: Ivan Mistrík, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Zlata Adamovská, Vladimír Dlouhý

Votes: 12

46. Loop (V) (2016)

8 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A short film about time paradoxes.

Director: Juan Francisco Pérez Villalba | Stars: Felipe Correa, César Saleh, Jhon Meza, Nicolás Peñuela

47. The Bridge (II) (2009)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Josh Henderson, Cara Schimmel, Matt Pyle, Pete Hill

Votes: 5

48. Double Lives (1992)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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49. Tijd Doet Helen (2006)

10 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A young man causes a car crash, killing a woman, and tries to deal with the guilt. He finds a book that may have a solution.

Director: Vincent van Willegen | Stars: Peter Adriaanse, Steven Heinsius, Lisa Huibregtse

Votes: 12

50. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Alternate Histories (2019)

TV-MA | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Want to see Hitler die in a variety of comically fantastic ways? Now you can. Welcome to Multiversity!

Directors: Víctor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres | Stars: Rebecca Riedy, Dieter Jansen, Scott Whyte

Votes: 6,868



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