Time -loops -slips -paradoxes -travel... ⭐ ratedby kevin_k3v1n | created - 03 Apr 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
Not an exhaustive list... some obvious films are missing... a work-in-progress
The Time -... aspect of these films are central - but a few are slipped in (because they are great films) that have maybe a more subtle but, nonetheless, significant impact
This list is for enthusiasts of this genre, so I'd recommend ⭐⭐⭐ and above (your mileage may vary)
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1. Run Lola Run (1998)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Votes: 179,240 | Gross: $7.27M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ fun & easy to follow plot, inspired film making
2. Your Name. (2016)
PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Votes: 134,740 | Gross: $5.02M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ story telling at its finest
3. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 541,843 | Gross: $70.91M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ nothing to add, a classic
4. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 516,485 | Gross: $100.55M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ a rare thoughtful sci-fi movie
5. A Day (2017)
90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mystery drama revolving around a father who commits an unethical act in an attempt to save his daughter's life. Three years later, his actions return to haunt him, trapping him in an endless time loop.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ great film that keeps on building
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ low budget maybe, but smart and very funny
7. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
⭐⭐⭐⭐ great film for this genre
8. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 698,479 | Gross: $1.48M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 viewings and some googling - and now I get it (directors cut)
9. Timecrimes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 52,428 | Gross: $0.04M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ surely a modern day classic already
10. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Votes: 452,400 | Gross: $54.71M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ great + Gyllenhaal
11. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 501,032 | Gross: $66.49M
⭐⭐⭐⭐ a simple premise told well
12. Blood Punch (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Horror, Thriller
A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ dark humour - blood everywhere - enjoy!
13. 41 (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ can the past be changed?
14. Time Traveller (2010)
Not Rated | 122 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ obviously I am a sucker for this genre
15. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 225,650 | Gross: $0.07M
⭐⭐⭐ good film - mind-bending finale
16. Coherence (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.
Votes: 89,646 | Gross: $0.07M
⭐⭐⭐ unusual premise - executed well
17. Primer (2004)
PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Votes: 89,855 | Gross: $0.42M
⭐⭐⭐ zero budget - good film well crafted - a tad confusing - but google helps afterwards :)
18. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
⭐⭐⭐ really good fun anime
19. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Votes: 546,906 | Gross: $100.21M
⭐⭐⭐ big budget, big action
20. Happy Death Day (2017)
PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.
Votes: 87,733 | Gross: $55.68M
⭐⭐⭐ slasher movie - dark humour
21. Time Lapse (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
⭐⭐⭐ really enjoyable take on the genre
22. Secret (2007)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
Ye Xiang Lun, a talented piano player is a new student at the prestigious Tamkang School. On his first day, he meets Lu Xiao Yu, a pretty girl playing a mysterious piece of music.
⭐⭐⭐ you have to give a lot of 'grace' in this genre - (tongue firmly in cheek) but really... we have to just accept they'd do that to that building! ...that apart, a solid movie :)
23. Ditto (2000)
110 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two students, separated in time, are somehow able to talk to each other using amateur radio, one in 1979 and the other in 2000.
⭐⭐⭐ perfect for rainy Sunday afternoon
24. Time Jumpers (2018)
Not Rated | 79 min | Sci-Fi
When a young man finds a time machine device, his life spins out of control.
⭐⭐⭐ 4 engaging enough short stories - strictly for fans of this genre
25. The Endless (I) (2017)
Not Rated | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.
Votes: 21,328 | Gross: $0.27M
⭐⭐⭐ hmmmm - I'm conflicted on this one
26. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 421,806 | Gross: $57.94M
⭐⭐ my rating is at odd's with most - but it just didn't really connect.
27. +1 (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive.
⭐⭐ awkward plot leads to a contrived film trying to make a concept work
28. Project Almanac (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Votes: 71,546 | Gross: $22.33M
⭐⭐ you may love this movie - I didn't
29. Click (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Votes: 283,765 | Gross: $137.36M
⭐⭐ there is a real human story here - but this rendition just wasn't it :(
30. Parallels (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.
⭐ a "pilot" pretending to be a movie
31. Time Rush (2016)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action
Alex, stuck in a repeating loop of time, must navigate his way through the bustling streets of Bangkok with mysterious men on his heels trying to kill him. Parkour, martial arts, shoot outs... See full summary »
⭐ time-loop martial arts film with a good-ish concept but executed so so poorly... if you make it to the end all will be explained to you :((