Time travel, a concept of movement between certain points in time, is typically done with the use of a hypothetical device known as a time machine. Movies and TV shows also love the concept and use the idea a lot!
Could it be possible to turn back time and fix what you think is wrong, or is it just another way of making everything worse? We saw time and time again, different outcomes to this question. So let’s take a look at the best time travel movies of all time!
1. The Adam Project
12-year-old Adam Reed is still grieving his father’s passing. One day, he walks into his garage and discovers a wounded pilot hiding there. The mysterious man turns out to be himself from the future, where time travel is still at its early stages. Adam risked pretty much everything to come back and fix the mistakes of the past. Together, they must work together to find their dad, set things right, and save their future.
But first, they have to figure out how to get along! The Adam Project is an American science fiction film. It was directed by Shawn Levy, and it stars names like Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and Zoe Saldana. You can watch it on Netflix!
2. The Tomorrow War
A group of time travelers from the year 2051 arrive in today’s world and leave people stunned. They deliver an urgent message; the world is losing its battle against an alien species 30 years into the future. Mankind is on the brink of extinction, and the only hope for survival is that the soldiers and civilians from the present need to be transported to the future and fight alongside them.
The Tomorrow War is a 2021 military science fiction action film. It is directed by Chris McKay, and it stars names such as Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, and Yvonne Strahovski. The film was originally set for theatrical release but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, distribution rights were given to Amazon. So, you can watch the movie on Prime Video!
3. A Wrinkle in Time
Meg and her gifted brother Charles are having difficulties trying to adjust to life after their astrophysicist father’s disappearance 4 years ago. One day, Meg and her mother find Charles with an unusual visitor (Mrs. Whatsit), who claims that the method of space travel their father was studying, is real. After that, Mrs. Whatsit alongside Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, reveal themselves to be astral travelers and take the family to reunite with their father in a distant universe.
A Wrinkle in Time is an American science fantasy adventure film that premiered in 2018 and was produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Ava DuVernay, and it stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle.
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An unnamed CIA operative known as The Protagonist gets recruited by an organization called Tenet. His duty is to participate in an assignment unfolding beyond real-time. The mission is to prevent a Russian oligarch with precognition abilities from starting World War III. We see The Protagonist as he masters the art of “time inversion” to counter the threat that is coming!
Tenet is a 2020 science fiction thriller film that was directed, produced, and also written by Christopher Nolan. The movie is a co-production between the UK and the US and it stars names such as John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. It took Nolan more than 5 years to write the screenplay. After 3 delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was released in August 2020 and became a huge hit.
5. Last Night in Soho
Eloise, “Elsie” Turner, is an aspiring fashion designer. She has a mysterious ability to enter the 1960s. During her travels, she meets a wannabe singer Sandie and the teddy boy manager, Jack. The next day, she designs a dress inspired by Sandie, and looking at the mirror, she sees a love bite on her neck. Soon, Elsie will realize that the glamour is not all it seems to be, and things start to crack and splinter into something a lot darker.
Last Night in Soho is a British psychological horror movie that premiered in 2021. The film was directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, and Thomasin McKenzie. The movie also marks the final film appearances of Rigg and Margaret Nolan.
6. Long Story Short
Teddy and Leanne met with a unique circumstance and decided to get married. To tell the news to his father, the pair visit Teddy’s father’s grave and there they see a woman. The woman gives Teddy a tin and warns him not to waste his life, and to open this gift on his 10th anniversary. They have their wedding and the next morning, Teddy wakes up, and discovers that they left a year of marriage behind, and Leanne is pregnant. Then again, a few minutes later he is on his 2nd wedding anniversary, a father to a daughter.
This goes on for a while, until their 10th wedding anniversary. The Australian romantic comedy Long Story Short is directed by Josh Lawson. It stars Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman, and Dena Kaplan. The movie is loosely based on the Indian movie “Baar Baar Dekho”.
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