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1. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 111,612

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 eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

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

Votes: 1,005,282 | Gross: $210.61M

3. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 458,821 | Gross: $118.50M

4. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 451,542 | Gross: $324.59M

5. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 386,803 | Gross: $87.73M

6. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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84 Metascore

In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 775,395 | Gross: $38.40M

7. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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: 521,432 | Gross: $66.49M

8. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 563,027 | Gross: $57.14M

9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.4
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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 34,377

10. 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: 252,091 | Gross: $89.76M

11. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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50 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 106,039 | Gross: $40.49M

12. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

Votes: 116,438 | Gross: $56.68M

13. Erased (2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff, Minami Takayama

Votes: 22,571

14. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 34,951

15. 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: 56,649

16. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 76,236 | Gross: $109.71M

17. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.6
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Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011)

Stars: Joon-Gi Lee, Ji-eun Lee, Ha-Neul Kang, Jong-Hyun Hong

Votes: 3,807

18. Time After Time (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.

Stars: Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Will Chase, Genesis Rodriguez

Votes: 3,521

19. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 28,278

20. Back to the Future (1991–1993)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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The time travelling adventures of Doc Brown, his family, and his friend, Marty McFly.

Stars: David Kaufman, Dan Castellaneta, Thomas F. Wilson, Bill Nye

Votes: 1,301

21. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.2
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24 Metascore

A single mistake in the past, by a time travel company in the future, has devastating and unforeseen consequences.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde

Votes: 18,541 | Gross: $1.89M

22. Faith (2012)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.0
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When the queen-to-be of medieval Korea is badly wounded, Captain Choi Young uses a wormhole to "heaven," which is actually 21st-century South Korea, to bring back the spoiled Dr. Yoo Eun-Soo who becomes a pawn in a game of human chess.

Stars: Hee-seon Kim, Min-Ho Lee, Se-young Park, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 1,833

23. The Myth (2005)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, who is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named Ok-Soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Bing Shao, Jackie Chan, Weixing Yao, Jianzhong Zhang

Votes: 14,039

24. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Directors: Kazuki Ohmori, Koji Hashimoto, Katsumune Ishida | Stars: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki

Votes: 5,420

25. Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

8.1
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Following the conclusion of the storyline in the "Fight For Your Right" music video, the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.

Director: Adam Yauch | Stars: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 4,614

26. The Eternal Love (2017– )

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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When two sides of the same woman fall in love with two different princes, can either find true love?

Stars: Liang Jie, Zhaolin Xing, Ruichang Wang, Yi Ning Sun

Votes: 186

27. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Haynie

Votes: 2,350

28. Joy of Life (2019– )

45 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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In the twilight years of Eastern Jin, Liu Yu usurps the throne to become the founding emperor of the Liu Song dynasty. Consort Ye's newborn son is the only royalty to survive the bloody ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruoyun Zhang, Yu Tian, Qin Li, Daoming Chen

Votes: 314

29. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: William Devane, Lauren Hutton, John Ratzenberger, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,149

30. Journey Back to Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin, Meghan Heffern

Votes: 1,971

31. Time Runner (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.3
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During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.

Director: Michael Mazo | Stars: Mark Hamill, Rae Dawn Chong, Brion James, Mark Baur

Votes: 846

32. My Only Love Song (2017– )

Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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Soo-jung is a conceited pop star who believes that status and money can get you anywhere. She accidentally falls into a time-slip portal and travels to the past, where she meets On-dal, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ahn Bo-Hyun, Seung-Yeon Gong, Lee Jae Jin, Cheol-min Lee

Votes: 459

33. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (2016 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary, Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The producers introduce audiences to the characters and concepts of "Legends of Tomorrow", the upcoming spin-off of superhero series "Arrow" and "The Flash".

Stars: Victor Garber, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer

Votes: 4,370

34. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 323

35. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 14,423

36. Splash Splash Love (2015– )

Fantasy, History, Romance

7.8
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A high school student (Dan Bi) escapes from her time to the Joseon Era, where she has to prove her knowledge to survive.

Stars: Seul-gi Kim, Doo-Joon Yoon, Ki-joo Jin

Votes: 739

37. Café Funiculi Funicula (2018)

117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Kazu works for family at a café. There is a belief that occupying a specific table seat at a table allows the occupant to travel back in time. While the traveller can choose the destination... See full summary »

Director: Ayuko Tsukahara | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Motoki Fukami, Haru, Kento Hayashi

Votes: 490

38. Man Divided (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Denmark 2095: The ocean level's risen - thus no natural freshwater. After Fang's split into 2 persons, one travels back in time to 2017 to save a lost ecological research and maybe save the world.

Director: Max Kestner | Stars: Carsten Bjørnlund, Dragomir Mrsic, Sofia Helin, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 653

39. Cinderella Chef (2018– )

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ching Yang Chen, Zhang Yi Cong, Zhao Jian, Hsu Thassapak

Votes: 22

40. Time Travelers (1976 TV Movie)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Sam Groom, Tom Hallick, Francine York, Booth Colman

Votes: 392

41. Jin (2009– )

54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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A brain surgeon named Minakata Jin faints at the hospital and awakens to find himself transported back in time to the Edo period.

Stars: Miki Nakatani, Takao Osawa, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 372

42. Back to the Future Part III (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The setting is 1885. Doc Emmett Brown has to rescue Clara Clayton from falling to her death. Marty McFly has to face the outlaw Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen and his gang.

Votes: 174

43. Time Trackers (1989)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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When an evil scientist steals his colleague's time machine, his colleague's beautiful, brilliant daughter, aided by an L.A. cop and a hapless admirer (Wil Shriner), pursues him back to ... See full summary »

Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Wil Shriner, Ned Beatty, Kathleen Beller, Bridget Hoffman

Votes: 201

44. Nobunaga Concerto (II) (2014– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Saburo, an ordinary high school student, travels back in time to the Sengoku era (1549). He encounters a young lord who looks exactly like him and is told, "Be my substitute. I'm the eldest... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Ko Shibasaki, Osamu Mukai, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 260

45. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kyûsaku Shimada, Mieko Harada, Jun'ichi Ishida

Votes: 315

46. 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: 3,551

47. A Step Into the Past (2001– )

60 min | Action, Comedy, History

7.8
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The main character, Hong Siu Lung (Louis Koo), is a special agent in Hong Kong (21st century). During a exhibition of the First Emperor's Terracotta Army, Hong's colleague mentions that one... See full summary »

Stars: Rachel Kan, Kwok-Pong Chan, Jessica Hester Hsuan, Wah Kong

Votes: 219

48. Back to the Future (1989 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Marty's stuck in 1955. The only way to make it back to 1985 is if he braves the streets of Hill Valley, collecting clocks, dodging hula hoop girls and killer bees, and if he can avoid 50 ... See full summary »

Votes: 93

49. Ashi Girl (2017)

38 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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Yui Hayakawa is a 16 year-old night school student whose only strong point is her ability to run fast. She accidentally goes back in time to the Warring States era of Japan where she makes ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuina Kuroshima, Kentaro, Yûya Matsushita, Rie Tomosaka

Votes: 32

50. 31 iyunya (1978 TV Movie)

142 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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A lonely journalist in some West European country has a vision about the princess of his city who lived in XII century.

Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze | Stars: Nikolay Eryomenko, Natalya Trubnikova, Vladimir Zeldin, Vladimir Etush

Votes: 350



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