Hey nerd! I know you are interested in the idea of time travelling and are planning to build a time machine to go back into the past or the future. But I am afraid you might get trapped in a time loop that no matter what you do, won’t be able to escape. Time loops are hard to understand, while many movies attempt to explain it via a story, loopholes and mistakes are inevitable. Sometimes science is a total B*tch to understand.
The following are exception time travel movies though a few of them don’t involve time travel, still and all of them expound the notion of time. Anything can be bought except time in the real world. Fiction is the only way to break alter reality and live the dream.
From Christopher Nolan, a movie that will F*ck your mind until you realize you are shouldn’t have watched it in the first place. Interstellar is a perfectly executed movie discussing the concepts of time and space. Matthew McConaughey’s acting took the movie’s standards up into the sky. A must-watch movie for science nerds.
Back to the Future (1985)
Claimed to be the best time travel movie trilogy, all 3 Back to the Future movies are good in their own way. But the 2 sequels couldn’t make to this list because we had to give other movies a chance, but you get it, you gotta watch all three Back to the Future movies. 1980’s kids dreamt about having a time machine due to this movie’s influence.
12 Monkeys (1995)
Just like the Coronavirus that shock the world, 12 Monkeys is a movie about a virus that makes humans live in the underground in the future. In 2035, James Cole, a prisoner volunteers to go back in time to know about the disease that was released in 1996. Turned out to be Bruce Willis’ breakthrough performances as Cole in his career.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator movies are never old. Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the lead in this sequel directed by James Cameron is one of a kind time travel movie. The franchise went off the charts with Judgement Day. The action sequences in the movie are ahead of its time. A terminator is sent to kill John Connor from the future, to stop that from happening, another terminator is in place to fight, who was once trying to kill John’s mother, Sarah.
About Time (2013)
From the sweet movies, we picked About Time in where Tim Lake learns his family men can time travel. Seeing it as an opportunity, Tim goes back in time to find himself a girlfriend. He meets Mary and they fall in love. Soon Tim realises he got things messed up. An absolutely stunning star cast of Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams that made the movie lovely and persuading.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
In an X-Men alternate reality, the whole world is in destruction and mutants are at the brink of extinction, all due to the creation of robots called Sentinels. Wolverine is sent back in time to stop Mystique who is about to assassinate Bolivar Trask. If he is killed, it will lead to the creation of Sentinels. Not to forget, Days of Future Past is a superhero movie.
One cannot escape from a time loop, is that true? Predestination is my favourite time travel movie right now. Knowing how simple the movie plot is, I fell in love with it, however, I began to realize it’s not simple at all, the movie has very few characters that kept the story interesting. An agent has to travel back in time to stop a bomb blast from happening, how is he going to do it while he is in a time loop he cannot escape?
One real fantasy of everyone who knows about time travelling is to meet one’s own future self or past self. Looper kinda talks about that. Something unusual happens when the future joe is sent back to the past to get killed by his past self to close his loop, interesting isn’t? Well, when Rian Johnson directs a movie it has got to be compelling.
Spanish movie for a change, but it is worth it, Timecrimes is known to be one of the best time travel movies. Hector finds a woman undressing near his property and begins spying on her, she then is attacked. Later he is attacked too, by a man who’s face is covered with a bandage. He runs and lands himself in a scientific facility and gets to hide in a time machine. Not leaving the chance, he travels back in time to observe himself.
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
A rare genetic disorder makes Henry De Tamble jump into his past and present. While he is in one such jump, he finds Claire and marries her. Soon the relationship gets complicated and things begin to affect both of them. Will their bond last? Will henry become normal and not drift again into past? Watch to find out.
Project Almanac (2015)
A movie to engage teenagers. Most of the cast is a group of teens from school. David Raskin, a nerd finds a time machine design left behind by his father. He gathers his team and creates a time machine using the design. Taking advantage of what they have, they travel across time not knowing the consequences of their actions.
Primer is a movie to discuss the science behind time travel. Aaron and Abe are two crazy engineers who with the help of Robert and Phillip, work on an error-checking machine, they accidentally invent a time machine in the process. Later Abe makes a version of the machine that can work on humans. As the rule goes, time travel has upshots that can be bad.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
When the Avengers need all the infinity stones to bring back lost life, Ant-Man comes up with an idea involving time heist that helps Iron-Man to create a time machine using the quantum realm. They travel back in time, but Thanos from the past finds out about it and comes up with his own plan.
Groundhog Day (1993)
What if you wake up the same day over and over again to relive it. There are a lot of movies based on this idea, but Groundhog Day is first on the list. Phil must go to a town named Punxsutawney for an assignment, after waking up from sleep, he wakes up on the same day.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Similar to relieving the same day conceptualization, Edge of Tomorrow is quite an action thriller that will keep you on the edge for the whole time while watching. Bill Cage played by Tom Crusie is forced to fight a war against aliens that are trying to take over the world. Bill later dies in the war and wakes up at the time when he last slept.