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Top 10 Time-Travel Movies, Ranked from Pretty Good to Masterpiece

Top 10 Time-Travel Movies, Ranked from Pretty Good to Masterpiece
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We sure love to explore the idea of time travel in the media.

Here are the ten best time-travel films in history.

10. About Time (2013)

Rachel McAdams loves making time-travel movies, but at least this one was a success. It’s the ultimate feel-good sci-fi rom-com for a rainy day.

9. Tenet (2020)

No matter how many times you watch it, this movie is still confusing as hell (but the good kind of confusing). The Protagonist is all tough and awesome, though.

8. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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It’s wacky, it doesn’t follow the established time travel rules, but you can’t help but love it regardless. An epic ending to an epic story…

7. Planet of the Apes (1968)

The fact that this movie is included in the list is kind of a spoiler, but hey, it’s been half a century. The remake didn’t do it justice, unfortunately.

6. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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This film gets real dark real fast, and that’s the point. Perfectly explaining the essence of the butterfly effect in the genre, the movie is a must-watch.

5. Groundhog Day (1993)

It’s arguable whether this film is a time-travel one since its main plot point is that time has halted. Still, it’s another cult classic to add to the mix.

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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This movie strayed far from the book, but it was the right choice. The beautifully shot story captivates you on every rewatch.

3. The Terminator ( 1984)

That’s a James Cameron classic (and rightfully so)! Evil and naked Arnold Schwarzenegger, what more could you want from a movie, really? The second installment is just as good, by the way.

2. Interstellar (2014)

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Matthew McConaughey certainly knows how to make you cry. This film is a lot, but it also makes you ponder the most important things in life (all time travel aside).

1. Back to the Future (1985)

Robert Zemeckis has single-handedly defined the modern time-travel genre with his Back to the Future franchise. Marty McFly is iconic, and so is this movie (the second one is awesome as well).