List of time travel works of fiction

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The lists below describes notable works of fiction involving time travel that is central to the plot or the premise of the work. For stories of time travel in antiquity, see the history of the time travel concept. For video games and interactive media featuring time travel, see list of games containing time travel.

Time travel in novels and short stories[edit]

This list describes notable novels and short stories in which time travel is central to the plot or the premise of the work. Works created prior to the 18th century are listed in Time travel § History of the time travel concept.

Date Title Author Description
1733 Memoirs of the Twentieth Century Samuel Madden A guardian angel travels to the year 1728 with letters from 1997 and 1998.
1781 Anno 7603 Johan Herman Wessel A good fairy sends people to the year 7603 AD.[1] The people find themselves in a society where gender roles are reversed. Only women are soldiers.
1819 Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving A man falls asleep on a mountain side and wakes twenty years in the future. He finds he has been forgotten, his wife has died and his daughter is no longer a child.[2]
1843 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens The heartless Scrooge is shown his past and future (in a dream) by the Ghosts in order to teach him the consequences of his ways.
1881 The Clock that Went Backward Edward Page Mitchell A clock takes people back in time.
1887 Looking Backward: 2000-1887 Edward Bellamy In the late 19th century, Julian West falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes 113 years later.
1888 A Dream of John Ball William Morris John Ball travels between mediaeval and contemporary worlds.
1888 The Chronic Argonauts H. G. Wells An inventor takes a companion in his time machine. He then leaves for a time where he will be more at home.
1889 Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll A watch both tells and determines time.
1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain A man of the 19th century travels to 528 AD in King Arthur's time.
1891 Tourmalin's Time Cheques Thomas A. Gutherie Time travel and the paradoxes that can result from it.
1892 Golf in the Year 2000 J. McCullough A man falls asleep in 1892 and wakes up in the year 2000. Noted for its accurate predictions of the year 2000.
1895 The Time Machine H. G. Wells An inventor creates a time machine and travels to the year 802,701 AD. There, humans have evolved into two species, Morlocks and Eloi.
1919 Enoch Soames Max Beerbohm Enoch is transported from 1897 to 1997 to know whether he became a great writer. His tale involves a Faustian pact.
Armageddon 2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan A strange cave gas transports Anthony Rogers to 2419 AD. This story was the basis of the comic strip Buck Rogers.
1936 Burnt Norton T. S. Eliot This work begins with the line, "Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time future..."
1939 Lest Darkness Fall L. Sprague de Camp An archaeologist is transported from Rome in the time of Mussolini to the 6th century and tries to prevent the fall of the Roman Empire.
1941 By His Bootstraps Robert A. Heinlein A Circular paradox-character is brought to the future where he later operates a time machine to bring himself to the future.
1942 All-Star Comics #10 The Justice Society of America uses a time ray to travel 500 years into the future in order to secure an effective defence system with which to protect America against bombing attacks.
1944 Future Times Three René Barjavel Two scientists invent a substance which allows time travel. They travel to the future, where humanity has branched into different species eachnwith their own particular tasks, and then to the past. The story was adapted to movie form in 1982.
1946 Vintage Season "Lawrence O'Donnell" (joint pseudonym of C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) Time travellers from the future experience wonderful seasons and spectacular events in the past.
1947 All-Star Comics #35 The villain, Per Degaton murders a scientist who has invented a time machine. Degaton then attempts to use the time machine to alter history. He does this so that modern technology cannot defeat his bid to conquer America.
1950 Pebble in the Sky Isaac Asimov In the mid-twentieth century, a man who is a retired tailor is accidentally sent to the future.
1951 The Gauntlet Ronald Welch After putting on a gauntlet, a boy is transported to 1326 in Wales.
1952 A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury The Butterfly effect means changes made in the past will affect the future.
1953 Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore A time traveller from an alternate reality appears at the Battle of Gettysburg and changes his own future into ours.
1954 Experiment Fredric Brown An experiment involving the time travel of a small brass cube results in disaster.[3]
1955 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov Time guardians carry out strategic actions, called Reality Changes, in order to minimize human suffering as integrated over the whole of (future) human history.
Time Patrol, plus 10 others Poul Anderson Time Patrol is a series of eleven novels about the Time Patrol, an organization which protects the past.
1956 Extempore Damon Knight Mankind learns how to travel through time.
1956 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester Gully Foyle lives in a future where self-teleportation is common. He learns to teleport through time.
1957 Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd (A Week in the Wales of the Future) Islwyn Ffowc Elis A novel in the Welsh language, in which the narrator travels twice to Wales in the year 2033. Each time he encounters a different future.
1957 The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein A man has been trapped in suspended animation for thirty years. After his release, he uses a time machine to travel back in time and exact revenge on his friend and his fiancée who stole his business.
1957 The Last Word Damon Knight A tale of Armageddon and the Devil.
1957 Soldier from Tomorrow Harlan Ellison A soldier travels from back from the future to warn the world of its path towards global conflict.
1958 The Men Who Murdered Mohammed Alfred Bester This work is a comedy which examines time travel in a short story format. A professor travels back in time. There, he kills his contemporary's grandfather in order to kill the man. However, the results confound him.
1958 Tom's Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce In this children's novel, a boy is living in medical quarantine in a 1950s apartment building. He finds himself in the building's garden of the 1880s and there is a girl there with whom he can play.
1959 All You Zombies Robert A. Heinlein A circular paradox where a time traveller, who has undergone gender transition, manipulates his younger selves to become his own mother and father.
1960 The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Alan Garner Through the caves of Alderley Edge in Cheshire  Colin and Susan go back in time in a story involving a crystal bracelet and a magical great wolf.
1961 Danny Dunn, Time Traveler Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams Two teenagers use their professor's time machine to study the history of the United States of America.
1962 Fantastic Four vol 1 No. 19 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby The Fantastic Four travel to Ancient Egypt. There, they meet Pharaoh Rama-Tut. The pharaoh, it transpires, is a time traveller from the 31st century. This was the first appearance of the Marvel Comics time-travelling villain, Kang.
1963–present Doctor Who various authors Doctor Who gave rise to more than 530 original novels and novelisations based on the popular science fiction television show.
1967 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Yasutaka Tsutsui This is the story of a high-school girl who accidentally acquires the ability to travel through time.
1967 Jessamy Barbara Sleigh A children's mystery set in England where the main protagonist travels to the time of the First World War.
1967 The Technicolor Time Machine Harry Harrison A bankrupt film studio and a mediocre film director make a movie of the founding of Vinland. Using a time travel machine, they cast real Vikings.
1968 Hawksbill Station Robert Silverberg An oppressive government uses a time machine to deport their political prisoners to the Pre-Cambrian, billions of year in the past.
1969 Charlotte Sometimes Barbara Sleigh A boarding-school story where the protagonist, Charlotte travels back in time to be Claire in 1918.
1969 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut A man is randomly traveling through time, jumping from one event to another in no particular order.
1969 Up the Line Robert Silverberg A novel based on a concept guided tours to historical events.
1969 The House on the Strand Daphne du Maurier A drug-induced journey to a Cornish village in the 14th century.
1969 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock A man uses a time machine to travel to 28 AD in the hope of meeting Jesus.
1970 Time and Again Jack Finney Hypnosis allows travel through time.
1970 The Year of the Quiet Sun Wilson Tucker A government uses a forward time traveling machine to survey the future and then adjust its policies based on what it sees.
1973 Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein Lazarus Long travels back in time to 1916 and falls in love with his own mother.
1973 The Man Who Folded Himself David Gerrold A man receives a belt that allows him to travel through time.
1973 Crusade in Jeans Thea Beckman Rudolf Hefting is a 14 year old boy who volunteers for an experiment with a time machine. The experiment goes well, but he is accidentally stranded in the 13th century. He saves the life of Leonardo Fibonacci without realizing who he is, and together they join the German Children's Crusade, where he aids the children and manages to save most of them from horrible fates with the aid of his twentieth-century knowledge and a couple of items from the future (such as a box of matches).
1975 Bid Time Return Richard Matheson A young man sees an old photograph of a woman. Through hypnosis he travels back in time from 1980 to 1912 to meet her. The story was the basis of the 1980 film Somewhere in Time. Winner of the 1976 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
1976 An Infinite Summer Christopher Priest Time travelers from the future journey through the 20th century and use a device to "freeze" small groups of people into "tableaux" which they find interesting. The people in each tableau then become invisible and permeable to others, until the effect wears off, sometimes after many years.
1977 Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation Larry Niven A half-finished Tipler cylinder is discovered by a future human explorer. When the leader decides to complete it, his civilization is destroyed by a nova.
1979 Time After Time Karl Alexander H. G. Wells builds a time machine, which is stolen by Jack the Ripper so he can escape the authorities and continue his killing spree in the future.
1979 Morlock Night K. W. Jeter What happens when H. G. Wells' time machine returns from the future.
1980 Timescape Gregory Benford This story is about the use of tachyons to warn scientists of the past about an upcoming disaster. Winner of the 1980 Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards and the 1981 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
1980 Thrice Upon a Time James P. Hogan Messages are sent back through time. This deletes the timeline in which they exist.
1980 A Rebel in Time Harry Harrison A story about time machine misuse. A rogue US colonel plans to aid the Confederacy with submachine gun plans and is pursued by a black cop.
1980 Kindred Octavia Butler Dana, an African-American woman, is inexplicably transported from 1976 Los Angeles to early 19th century Maryland. She meets her ancestors: Rufus, a white slave holder, and Alice, an African-American woman who was born free, but was forced into slavery later in life.
1980 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams Milliways is frozen in the last moment before the universe succumbs to final entropy. Time travel is required to reach it. Menu prices are astronomical so patrons are advised to deposit a penny in a bank account. By the time a patron reaches the restaurant, compound interest will have transformed the penny into a fortune large enough to pay the bill.
1981 The Many-Colored Land, first book of the Saga of the Pliocene Exile series Julian May Time travellers from the late twenty-first to the early twenty-second century go through a one-way time portal to the Earth's Pliocene period. There, the world is controlled by humanoid extra-terrestrials.
1982 Life, the Universe and Everything Douglas Adams Time travel paradoxes form the basis of this broad comedy, as in the case of the ancient poet Lallafa.
1983 Millennium John Varley In the far distant future, a team of time travellers snatch the passengers of a crashed aeroplane. They leave behind prefabricated bodies for rescue teams to find. The novel is the basis of the 1989 film.
1983 The Anubis Gates Tim Powers In 1983, a millionaire discovers time-travel gates and organizes a trip to 1810 to attend a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A professor hired by the millionaire is trapped in 19th-century London.
1984 The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury A stagnating civilization of the 1980s is revitalized when a man produces evidence of a future utopia, obtained through time travel. Mankind is inspired by the evidence to achieve this utopia.
1985 The Proteus Operation James P. Hogan In a world dominated by a victorious Third Reich, the besieged forces of freedom mount a covert military mission to 1939 in a desperate attempt to alter the outcome of World War II.
1985 Star Trek: Ishmael Barbara Hambly Spock is aboard a Klingon ship when it travels back in time to Seattle in 1867. He discovers a Klingon plot to destroy the United Federation of Planets by assassinating an ancestor of his mother who is a prominent local businessman who will later be instrumental in repelling an invasion by the alien Karsids.
1987 Sphere Michael Crichton A man made space ship from the far future passes through a wormhole. It crashes onto the Earth where it is thought to be an alien vessel.
1987 A Tale of Time City Diana Wynne Jones Vivian Smith is a girl who is kidnapped while being evacuated from London during World War II. She is caught up in a struggle to preserve history.
1988 Replay Ken Grimwood In 1988, a man suffers a heart attack and finds himself returned to his life in 1963.
1988 Lightning Dean Koontz A time traveler from Nazi Germany interferes with the life of a young woman.
1988 The Devil's Arithmetic Jane Yolen During a Passover Seder, a woman is transported back to 1942 in Poland and is sent to a death camp.
1989 Hyperion Dan Simmons The Shrike is a great warrior who is sent back from the future for reasons unknown.
1990 Four Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" Stephen King An airplane accidentally flies through a rip in the space-time continuum. It appears in the "used time" of yesterday, where dreadful "Langoliers" eat the past.
1991-ongoing Outlander series Diana Gabaldon This romance series begins with the novel Outlander, in which a woman time travels through the standing stones in Scotland from the 1940s to the 1740s.
1992 The Guns of the South Harry Turtledove During the American Civil War, South African white supremacists give the Confederacy AK-47s.
1992 Doomsday Book Connie Willis Travel through time from 2048 to 14th century, constrained by automatic avoidance of paradoxes.
1993 The Cross-Time Engineer Leo Frankowski A 20th century Polish engineer is transported back to 13th century Poland ten years before the Mongol invasion.
1995 The Hundred-Light-Year-Diary Greg Egan After the invention of a method for sending messages back in time, the history of the future becomes common knowledge, and every person knows their own fate.
1995 From Time to Time Jack Finney In this sequel to Time and Again, Simon Morley travels back in time to the year 1911 to prevent World War I. He has adventures including voyaging on the RMS Titanic.
1995 The Time Ships Stephen Baxter The authorised sequel to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine.
1996 Timequake Kurt Vonnegut In 2001, people are transported to 1991 to relive their lives.
1996 Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Scott Card Researchers look back in time to see Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in order to save the world from ecological disaster.
1996 Animorphs K. A. Applegate In book 11, the Animorphs and Visser 3 are sent back a few hours to the Amazon by a Saurio Rip, with the plot used again in Altermorph 1. The same concept is used to send the animorphs back to time to 65 million B.C. in Megamorph 2. In the Andalite Chronicles, Elfangor discovers a technology known as the Time Matrix, seen again in Megamorph 3.
1997 In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker This is the first book of Baker's The Company series, all of which involve time travel.
1997 Making History Stephen Fry Two men in the present attempt to prevent the birth of Adolf Hitler.
1997 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis A comedy in which time travelers from 2048 travel back to the 19th century in order to find an artifact for a dictatorial wealthy woman; adventures occur in The Blitz and other occasions.
1997 Corrupting Dr. Nice John Kessel Modeled on 1930s screwball comedies; set in Cretaceous, 40 AD Jerusalem and 2060 AD. Features a scene with a dinosaur in a hotel room.
1998 The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen A boy gets transported to a weird world by a blue light, only to discover that it is the dark future of planet Earth.
1998 Island in the Sea of Time S. M. Stirling Nantucket is transported 3000 years back in time because of a space disturbance.
1998 The Sterkarm Handshake Susan Price A 21st-century corporation intends to use a Time Tube to exploit the natural resources of the past, but is outfoxed by a 16th-century Scottish clan.
1999 King of Shadows Susan Cooper A modern-day boy switches places with a Shakespearean actor who needs to be cured by modern medicine so as to return to his own age and help Shakespeare to greater success on the stage.
1999 Timeline Michael Crichton Historians travel to and become stuck in the Middle Ages.
1999 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling Hogwarts student Hermione Granger acquires a Time-Turner, a magical necklace that allows her to travel back in time on a daily basis in order to take an unusually large courseload. The device is later used to manipulate the events of a single night to aid a wrongly accused convict's escape.
2000 The Light of Other Days Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter Wormhole-based "time viewer" can observe people and events from any point throughout time and space.
2000 1632 Eric Flint A West Virginia mining town is sent back to the Thirty Years' War in Germany.
2001 The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson Monuments from the future appear in the early 21st century, precipitating a global political collapse.
2001 Thief of Time Terry Pratchett Unfreezing and freezing of time using a small mechanism.
2002 Bones of the Earth Michael Swanwick Paleontologists studying dinosaurs are trapped in the Mesozoic period, but also travel into the very distant future. The novel was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2002, and the Hugo Award, John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and Locus Awards in 2003.
2002 Night Watch Terry Pratchett Character interacts with a younger version of himself.
2002 Counting Up, Counting Down Harry Turtledove Time travel with the twin perspectives of a man who travels back in time for relationship stability.
2002 Kaleidoscope Century John Barnes Takes place on Mars. A man has a virus that puts him to sleep every 15 years and he wakes 10 younger. He learns of a way to go back to the past.
2002 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde Sleuth Thursday Next gets caught in overlapping vortices of time and alternate reality as a villain tries to eradicate a literary classic.
2003-ongoing Haruhi Suzumiya Nagaru Tanigawa Two characters, Mikuru Asahina and Fujiwara, are time travelers from the future, and many parts of the story line involve time traveling.
2003 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger A man with a rare genetic disorder unpredictably travels in time, living his life out of sequence.
2004 Axis of Time John Birmingham A naval task force from 2021 is accidentally sent back to just before the Battle of Midway.
2004 The Spark of God (orig. title: L'Éclat de Dieu) Romain Sardou Describes the First Crusade and the beginning of the Knights Templar in the future.
2004 All You Need Is Kill Hiroshi Sakurazaka When the aliens invade, Keiji Kiriya is a new recruit sent to fight. He dies on the battlefield, only to be reawaken the day before he was killed, to fight and die again and again.
2004–2005 Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy Richard A. Knaak A human, a dragon and an orc travel back in time to help save Azeroth from the Burning Legion.
2005 Mammoth John Varley Multibillionaire clones a mammoth and sends it back in time.
2006 The Plot to Save Socrates Paul Levinson Time travelers from 2042 try to prevent Socrates from consuming hemlock.
2006 Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony Eoin Colfer Fifth book in the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis must pair up with his old comrade Captain Holly Short to track down the missing demon, before the spell that holds a demon island, Hybras, in limbo dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth. Artemis also ends up saving Holly by manipulating time.
2007 Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey Chuck Palahniuk Characters participate in "Party Crashing" which can, under certain conditions, cause time travel.
2007 Meet The Robinsons Steve Anderson Principal character meets his future son and then travels to the future to meet his family.
2007 The Accidental Time Machine Joe Haldeman A research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accidentally creates a forward-traveling time machine. Each leap forward in time (to get out of trouble) lands him in deeper trouble.
2008 Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Eoin Colfer Sixth book in the Artemis Fowl series. After Angeline Fowl contracts spelltropy, Artemis travels back in time eight years to when he was ten years old to find a lemur that can help cure his mother. The plot twist in the end of the book creates a circular timeline that started the series.
2008 Found Margaret Peterson Haddix Thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip find out that they are missing children from time and go on a journey, along with Jonah's sister Katherine, to uncover many secrets.
2009 Ruby Red (original title: Rubinrot) Kerstin Gier Gwendolyn Shepherd can travel in time with a machine called a chronograph.
2009 Sent Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah, Katherine, Chip and Alex are sent back to 1483 to learn that Chip is actually King Edward V and Alex is his brother Richard, Duke of York.
2010 Sabotaged Margaret Peterson Haddix Jonah and Katherine go on yet another mission to return a missing kid named Andrea (really Virginia Dare) to her time in the Roanoke Colony.
2010 Blackout and All Clear Connie Willis Time travelers from 2048 go to the London Blitz during World War II to observe and end up being part of it. Novel published in two parts.
2010 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Charles Yu In search of his father, a time machine mechanic adventures through time accompanied by TAMMY and his ontologically valid dog, Ed, all while documenting his travels in a manual for future travellers.
2011 11/22/63 Stephen King A man travels through a time portal to 1958, intending to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from shooting John F. Kennedy.
2011-2013 Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima Two time travellers, Lucy Heartfilia and Rogue Cheney, both use a device called the Eclipse Gate from the Book of Zeref to travel back in time for different purposes.
2012 Amber House Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed A teen girl uses psychometry to alter events in the past, changing the present and future.
2013 Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers Dav Pilkey George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two fourth graders, use a homemade time machine to travel 65 million years into the past.
2014 Neverwas Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed An unforeseen change in the past necessitates the use of psychic abilities to reset the present and future.

Time travel in films[edit]

Time travel is a common theme and plot device in science fiction films. The list below covers notable films for which time travel is central to the plot or premise of the work.

Year Title Director Description
1921 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Emmett J. Flynn The first of several film adaptations of Mark Twain's classic.
1923 Rex – Hvad Diogenes søkte og fandt Trygve Dalseg A Norwegian movie, actually a commercial for Rex margarine, where Diogenes of Sinope travels in time, meeting Nero and Napoleon, amongst others, in search for the true Rex.
1930 Just Imagine David Butler Starts in 1880, then cuts to 1930, then cuts to a futuristic New York in 1980. A man was struck by lightning in 1930 and wakes up to a 1980 with personal aircraft, vending machines replacing sexual activity, spacecraft to Mars, people with letters-dash-digits based names, pill meals, and government-biased marriages.
1933 Turn Back the Clock Edgar Selwyn Only a single time loop is needed for Joe to wish that he could relive his life and marry the wealthy woman. When he has the chance to go through his life again, he has interesting discoveries and decisions.[4][5]
1933 Berkeley Square Frank Lloyd A contemporary man is transported back to 18th century London where he meets his ancestors and falls in love with a woman of the period.
1944 Time Flies Walter Forde A music hall performer travels back to Elizabethan times using a time machine.
1947 Repeat Performance Alfred L. Werker Film noir meets science fiction when a woman shoots her husband on New Year's Eve, 1946, then wishes that she could live the year all over again. Will she make the same choice a second time?[6][7]
1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Tay Garnett Very loosely based on Mark Twain's story in which a mechanic (Bing Crosby) is knocked out and wakes up in the land of King Arthur.
1951 I'll Never Forget You Roy Ward Baker An American atomic scientist who is transported to the 18th century, where he falls in love.
1957 The Undead Roger Corman A woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages, where she may be executed by the people of that time on suspicion of being a witch.
1960 Beyond the Time Barrier Edgar G. Ulmer A pilot flies faster than the speed of light, from 1960 to 2024, into a dystopian future divided by two populations; the submissive humans who've retreated underground, and the savage mutants who've taken over the surface.
1960 The Time Machine George Pal Loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's classic in which a time traveler enters a future where the world is broken up into two classes, the peaceful Eloi and the malevolent masters of the world, the Morlocks.
1962 La Jetée Chris Marker A survivor of the Third World War is sent back in time to rescue the present.[8] 12 Monkeys was inspired by La Jetée.[9]
1964 The Time Travelers Ib Melchior Scientists find their time-viewing screen allows them to travel through time; they become stranded in a post-apocalypse future. An adventure film directed by B-movie director Ib Melchior that inspired the 1966 TV series The Time Tunnel as well as the 1967 remake Journey to the Center of Time.[10][11]
1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks Gordon Flemyng Based on the BBC TV series. In this, the Doctor is an inventor not an alien. His TARDIS device takes the Doctor and companions to the future of an alien world.
1966 Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Gordon Flemyng Based on the BBC TV series. In this the Doctor is an inventor not an alien. His TARDIS device takes the Doctor and companions to a future London devastated by war.
1967 Journey to the Center of Time David L. Hewitt Scientists develop a time machine and travel to the far future and the distant past. A remake of The Time Travelers.
1968 Planet of the Apes Franklin J. Schaffner George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) travels to a future Earth inhabited by intelligent talking apes.
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes Ted Post Another astronaut, Brent, travels to the future Earth ruled by apes. His search for Taylor leads to an underground city of nuclear mutants.
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes Don Taylor Three apes escape Earth's destruction by salvaging and repairing the astronaut Taylor's spaceship and piloting it through a time warp back to 1973.
1972 Slaughterhouse-Five George Roy Hill A man travels to various times and places from his life in addition to another planet.
1973 Idaho Transfer Peter Fonda Due to an impending disaster that threatens to destroy mankind, a time machine is built by a group of young scientists to transport themselves into the future to rebuild civilization.
1973 Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Leonid Gaidai Engineer Shurik has invented a time machine in his apartment. By accident, he sends two people back into the time of Ivan IV while the real Ivan IV is sent by the same machine into Shurik's apartment.
1978 Superman Richard Donner Superman circles the Earth at tremendous speeds allowing him to travel back in time to just before an earthquake created by Lex Luthor.
1979 Time After Time Nicholas Meyer Using a time machine, Jack the Ripper and H. G. Wells travel from 1893 London to 1979 San Francisco.
1980 The Final Countdown Don Taylor A storm at sea transports a nuclear warship back in time from the 1980s to the 1940s.
1980 Somewhere in Time Jeannot Szwarc Adapted from the novel Bid Time Return from writer Richard Matheson, who also wrote the script. Playwright Richard Collier has his whole life changed by a mysterious woman, that's connected to him somehow. When he sees the picture of beautiful stage actress Elise McKenna, he goes inside a journey to return to the past and live the love of his lifetime.[12]
1981 Time Bandits Terry Gilliam A young boy unwittingly joins a band of dwarves as they travel through time hunting treasure.
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann William Dear A motorcyclist competing in a desert race unknowingly gets caught in the middle of a time travel experiment and is transported by means of "time cannons" to the Old West of 1875-77.
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller Big-screen adaptations of three classic episodes from the popular 1950s and 1960s Rod Serling television series, plus a new segment featuring a bigot who is transported into the lives of past victims of racism.
1984 The Terminator[13] James Cameron A cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to destroy humanity by killing the future mother of its future savior.
1984 The Philadelphia Experiment Stewart Raffill In 1943, an anti-radar experiment accidentally sends two sailors forward in time to 1984. Nancy Allen and Michael Paré star in this film.
1984 Non ci resta che piangere Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi The school janitor Mario (Massimo Troisi) and the teacher Saverio (Roberto Benigni) have an automobile breakdown, decide to spend the night in an inn, and the next morning they awake in the Florence of the 15th century.
1985 Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis Time travel is achieved by means of a flux capacitor installed in a DeLorean DMC12 sports car. Present-day teenager Marty McFly intervenes in his parents' first meeting back in 1955, preventing them from falling in love, and placing his own existence in danger.
1985 Trancers Charles Band Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in a future dystopic Los Angeles.
1985 Cavegirl David Oliver On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of prehistoric fellows and the gorgeous Eba.
1985 My Science Project Jonathan R. Betuel Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project. They find an orb that dangerously bends time and have to stop it to save the world.
1985 The Blue Yonder Mark Rossman An 11-year-old goes back in time to prevent his grandfather from making a fatal plane flight across the Atlantic. Aired on The Disney Sunday Movie under the name Time Flyer.
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Francis Ford Coppola Peggy Sue Bodell faints at her high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished high school.
1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time John Hough Unassuming catering salesman Jim Ferguson falls through a time hole to 1917 where he saves the life of dashing Royal Flying Corps pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth after his photo recon mission is shot down. Before he can work out what has happened, Jim is zapped back to the 1980s.
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Leonard Nimoy To save Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk and his crew travel back to 1986 and retrieve the beings who can communicate with an alien probe (humpback whales).
1986 Outlaws Nicholas Corea Five cowboys of the 1880s are sent forward through time 100 years and fight crime.
1986 Flight of the Navigator Randal Kleiser In 1978, a boy winds up 8 years into the future, and discovers an alien spaceship brought him there.
1986 Kin-dza-dza Georgiy Daneliya A Russian dystopian comedy. Uncle Vova asks a person from the planet Alpha to move him and Fiddler back in time to save two aliens who got imprisoned because of the main hero's actions.
1987 Mirror for a Hero / Zerkalo dlya geroya Vladimir Khotinenko Two heroes circle multiple times in 1949, adapting to the harsh post-war life, meeting the parents of one of them, finally returning to the present time, having reassesed their attitude towards elders.[14][15]
1987 Masters of the Universe David Odell The villain uses a camcorder-like gadget that shows the past, and an inventor opens up wormholes to other timestreams allowing the heroine (a young Courteney Cox) to save her parents from dying.
1987 Timestalkers Michael Schulz A professor who's lost his family finds evidence of a time traveller in Old West memorabilia.
1988 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey Vincent Ward Medieval travelers from 14th century England tunnel through Earth and burst into 20th century New Zealand.
1989 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson Major league baseball players from the early 20th century time travel to the present year of 1989. When Ray Kinsella is in Minnesota searching for former major-leaguer "Moonlight" Graham, he is mysteriously transported from 1989 to 1972 where he encounters Graham as an elderly doctor.
1989 Back to the Future Part II Robert Zemeckis Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to 2015 to prevent Marty's kids from ruining the McFly family's reputation. Along the way, an old Biff Tannen steals the DeLorean so he can give a sports almanac to himself in 1955, and win millions of dollars gambling. This creates a hellish alternate timeline that it's up to Marty and the Doc to correct.
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Stephen Herek Two teenagers (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) will not graduate from high school unless they pull an "A" on their history project. A time traveler (George Carlin) visits them to help because their success on this report is vital as it ensures they will stay together to create a Utopian future. As Bill & Ted travel through time, they encounter historical figures including Socrates, Joan of Arc, and Billy the Kid.
1989 Millennium Michael Anderson Time travelers from the far future steal people already destined to die, such as in plane crashes, in order to restock humankind in their own desolate future. Based on the 1983 John Varley novel.
1989 Warlock Steve Miner A warlock in the 17th century who has been sentenced to death for witch craft is transported to the 20th century, followed by a witch hunter who must stop the warlock finding the Grand Grimoire.
1990 Frankenstein Unbound Roger Corman A scientist creates a weapon that causes your enemy to disappear but has a side effect of causing shifts in time. The scientist is transported back in time to 1817 and he meets Doctor Frankenstein and his monster as well as Mary Shelley, who in this film wrote her novel based on true events.
1990 Back to the Future Part III Robert Zemeckis Marty McFly goes back to 1885 to stop an outlaw from killing Doc Brown in a duel, and bring him back home to 1985.
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day[13] James Cameron In 2029, Skynet sends a shape-shifting terminator back to 1995 to kill 10-year-old John Connor, while future Connor sends a T-800 (Schwarzenegger) back as well to protect his past self and prevent a nuclear holocaust.
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Peter Hewitt Two evil robot versions of Bill & Ted are sent back in time to kill them.
1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Kazuki Ōmori Terrorists from the year 2204 travel back in time as part of a plot to destroy the nation of Japan and prevent it from becoming a global economic superpower. To do this, they travel to 1944 and remove the dinosaur that will become Godzilla from a Pacific island and replace him with three genetically-engineered creatures, which are exposed to a hydrogen bomb test ten years later and become the monster King Ghidorah.[16]
1992 Army of Darkness Sam Raimi Ash (Bruce Campbell), a supermarket employee, is sent back in time by a specific book to the 14th century to fight an undead army.
1992 Freejack Geoff Murphy The rich, in a future where time travel has been invented, snatch people from history a moment before their death in order to use the bodies as hosts for their own minds after death.
1992 Timescape David Twohy Ben Wilson and daughter Hillary are visited by a strange group of travelers looking for lodging. The travelers are from the future, intending to witness an impending catastrophe. Based on the novel Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore. Released on video as Grand Tour: Disaster in Time.
1992 Split Infinity Stan Ferguson To 14y/o A.J., her family is an embarrassment and she blames her grandfather for losing the family farm. One night A.J. falls from the hayloft and wakes up back in 1929 as her grandfather's sister. While there she learns the true value of family.
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Stuart Gillard The turtles go back in time to feudal Japan to retrieve a kidnapped April.
1993 Les Visiteurs Jean-Marie Poiré A 12th-century knight and his servant travel in time to the end of the 20th century and find themselves adrift in modern society.
1993 Philadelphia Experiment II Stephen Cornwell A disastrous experiment in 1993 sends a stealth aircraft through a time portal, into 1943 Germany. A sailor is pulled into the portal, and finds himself in the terrifying 1993 that resulted from a Nazi victory in World War II.
1993 12:01 PM Jack Sholder Barry Thomas is an average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa, a scientist in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get drunk. That night, there is a storm and Barry gets a shock from a lamp's faulty power wire at exactly 12:01 a.m. The next few days, he realizes the world is trapped in a time loop, with himself the only one aware of it. Barry must prevent Lisa's murder and stop the time loop or be caught in time forever.
1993 Groundhog Day Harold Ramis Weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is trapped re-living February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
1994 Time Chasers David Giancola An amateur inventor goes through time with an airplane to stop a villain from changing history for profit.
1994 A.P.E.X. Phillip J. Roth A time travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a plague ravaged alternate timeline whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots which are automatically being sent there from Sinclair's lab. To escape this situation, Sinclair must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening.
1994 Star Trek Generations David Carson USS Enterprise Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard meet through the effects of an energy ribbon.
1994 Timecop Peter Hyams Includes a prohibition against changing the past. The Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) is created to prevent alterations to the past. This causes a dilemma for the hero, Max Walker, who has to prevent time-travelers from altering time, but is tempted to do so to prevent his wife's death.
1995 12 Monkeys Terry Gilliam James Cole is sent back in time to acquire an unmutated form of a virus that has nearly wiped out humanity.
1996 Christmas Every Day Larry Peerce An American television movie based on William Dean Howells's 1892 short story "Christmas Every Day". A selfish teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas every day.[17][18]
1996 Doctor Who Geoffrey Sax This film involves the Doctor in his eighth incarnation and has a showdown with the Master.
1996 Star Trek: First Contact Jonathan Frakes The USS Enterprise follows the Borg back in time to stop them from altering history and preventing Earth's first warp flight and first contact with the Vulcans.
1997 Retroactive Louis Morneau An FBI agent repeatedly travels back in time to prevent a crime. The situation worsens each time around, until she decides to let things play out.
1997 Time Under Fire Jeff Fahey A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.
1998 Run Lola Run / Lola Rennt Tom Tykwer Lola has to acquire DEM 100,000 to save her boyfriend from the mob, the film follows one attempt after another to raise the money, each failure resetting time and restarting her run through the streets of Berlin.[19]
1998 Lost in Space Stephen Hopkins In 2058, a family undertakes a voyage to a nearby star system to begin large-scale emigration from a soon-to-be uninhabitable Earth, but are thrown off course by a saboteur and must try to find their way home.
1998 Rebirth of Mothra III Okihiro Yoneda Mothra travels back to the Cretaceous period to defeat the evil space monster King Ghidorah while he is younger and weaker.[20]
1999 Time at the Top Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert, Gabrielle Boni, Matthew Harbour 14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator, as altered by a retired physicist living in her building. It transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the same place in other years depending on the order of buttons pushed. In 1881 she meets Victoria Walker, a girl her own age in need of assistance with her own family problems. Gradually discovering the power of her time machine, Susan, Victoria, and her young brother Robert travel back and forth in time and succeed in changing both the past and the future.
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jay Roach Dr. Evil is back and invents a time machine that allows him to go back to 1969 so he can steal Austin Powers' mojo.
1999 Galaxy Quest Dean Parisot A jump back in time of 13 seconds is all the time lead actor Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) needs to save his crew from being killed.
1999 The Time Shifters Mario Philip Azzopardi A television film in which a reporter notices that the same faces keep appearing in photographs of 20th century disasters, deduces that they are time travelers, and tries to save the history he knows.[21][22]
1999 Teen Knight Phil Comeau Peter (Kris Lemche) wins the soda contest to a trip to the Medieval Park. As Peter and his friends go on a castle tour, Lord Drakin casts a spell and sends the Peter and his friends back in time to 1383. Released on DVD as Medieval Park.
1999 Back to the '50s Andrew Margetson TV special about the English pop group S Club 7 finding a time portal while on their way to Los Angeles. They find themselves in a desert town in the year 1959 under the control of a gang with a corrupted sheriff as an ally. The group learns about the fate of a local chef at a diner and tries to prevent bad things despite threats against them from both the sheriff and the gang.
1999 The Devil's Arithmetic (film) Donna Deitch TV movie about a young woman who, during her family's Passover Seder, finds herself transported back to Poland in 1942 and sent to a death camp.
2000 Frequency Gregory Hoblit An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
2000 Happy Accidents Brad Anderson A New York woman with a string of failed relationships meets a time traveler from the year 2470.
2000 Ditto Kim Jung-kwon Two people separated in time are somehow able to talk to each other using an amateur radio. The people in question are two students in the same school, one in 1979, the other in 2000.
2000 The Kid Jon Turteltaub A 40-year-old image consultant (Bruce Willis) finds himself being visited by his 10-year old self.
2000 For All Time Steven Schachter Charles Lattimer (Mark Harmon) is an everyday man facing middle age and a marriage to Kristen (Catherine Hicks) coming to an end. He stumbles across a time slip that occurs on one of his regular train rides, as the train goes through a tunnel. Coming across an antique watch, he learns it allows him to get off the train during the time slip, whereupon he finds himself back in 1896. Before long he finds a newfound love, Laura Brown (Mary McDonnell), and realises he belongs there. In a fit, he breaks the watch then sees the situation in a new light and complications occur when the portal back to the past starts to close, leading him to a decision that could leave him stranded out of his own time.
2000 Il Mare Lee Hyun-seung The two protagonists both live in a lake house two years apart in time, but are able to communicate through a mysterious post box. This movie inspired the 2006 American film The Lake House.
2001 Black Knight Gil Junger After falling into a theme park's fetid moat, a custodian (Martin Lawrence) crawls out into fourteenth century England.
2001 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly A teenager unknowingly re-lives October 1988 and is forced by a man in a demonic bunny suit to commit crimes in order to re-set the timeline.
2001 Just Visiting Jean-Marie Poiré A medieval knight and his serf travel to 21st century Chicago, meeting the knight's descendant. But they must travel back to their time to ensure her birth. Remake of the 1993 French movie Les Visiteurs.
2001 Kate & Leopold James Mangold A duke time travels from 1876 to the present and falls in love with a career woman in New York.
2001 Pokémon 4Ever Kunihiko Yuyama Jim Malone The film focuses on Celebi who travels to the future and returns with a boy named Sam when being chased by a hunter.
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Kimberly J. Brown In this Disney Channel movie, Marnie Piper travels through time in Halloweentown to find a clue to break the evil spell placed on Halloweentown. Later on both Marnie and Luke travel through a time tunnel on a broomstick.
2002 Returner Takashi Yamazaki The human race is on the edge of annihilation after decades of war with an alien force. In an outpost in Tibet, mankind's last hope of survival is a time travel device.
2002 The Time Machine Simon Wells Remake of 1960s version of the film, directed by H. G. Wells' great-grandson, has little in common with H. G. Wells's original novel.
2002 Time Changer Rich Christiano A Bible professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via a time machine and cannot believe the things that he sees.
2002 Timequest Robert Dyke A time traveler changes history by warning Jackie Kennedy about the future.
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jay Roach Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the villain Goldmember – who is working with Dr. Evil.
2002 Cube 2: Hypercube Andrzej Sekuła A group of strangers mysteriously awaken in a giant cubic structure in which each room warps space-time in a different way.
2002 Das Jesus Video Sebastian Niemann In Israel, a student in archaeology is seeking a video camera hidden 2000 years ago by a mysterious time traveler.
2002 An Angel for May Harley Cokeliss Tom travels fifty years to the past after discovering a time machine. He meets May, a little orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
2003 Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Rick Mayall Eddie Hitler builds a time traveling toilet which he calls the TURDIS.
2003 Timeline Richard Donner Film adaptation of the book by Michael Crichton.
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines[13] Jonathan Mostow In 2032, Skynet sends another Terminator back in time, this time to 2004, in a final attempt to kill John Connor before the inevitable nuclear holocaust on mankind.
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuarón Hermione Granger receives a Time-Turner from Professor McGonagall, so she can attend more classes than time would normally allow. She and Harry later use the Time-Turner to save Sirius Black and Buckbeak.
2004 Primer Shane Carruth Time travelers can only use the time machine to travel back as far as the moment the machine was first turned on. But a second running time machine can be brought along with the traveller; and after leaving the first machine, climb in the second. Aaron obsessively returns to a party one night to prevent a murder and become a hero. The effects and consequences of time travel change the personalities of the chanracters and ruin their friendship.
2004 The Butterfly Effect Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber A college psychology student (Ashton Kutcher) learns he can temporarily travel to his past and change it. The time traveling in this film involves a process initiated by reading childhood journals.
2004 13 Going on 30 Gary Winick In 1987, a 13-year-old girl makes a birthday wish and wakes up as a 30-year-old woman.
2005 Fetching Cody David Ray Distraught over his drug-addicted girlfriend, Cody (Sarah Lind), who's overdosed and fallen into a coma, small-time dope peddler Art (Jay Baruchel) uses a time machine to journey into the past in a desperate gamble to change her future.
2005 The Jacket John Maybury A amnesiac Persian Gulf War veteran (Adrien Brody) is subjected to an experimental treatment which moves him forward 15 years.
2005 A Sound of Thunder Peter Hyams For an extraordinary price, Time Safaris, Inc. will take clients through a wormhole to a time in pre-history to hunt dinosaur game. Based loosely on the 1952 short story by Ray Bradbury, with the Butterfly Effect portrayed as much more pronounced.
2005 Summer Time Machine Blues Katsuyuki Motohiro Five college boys in a sci-fi club break their air-conditioner's remote control. In the sweltering clubhouse, a time machine appears and they go back in time to retrieve a functioning controller, but this causes complications.
2005 Camp Slaughter A slasher film in which a group of present-day teenagers are sent back to 1981, and discover a summer camp which is stuck reliving the day a demented killer went on a rampage.[23]
2006 The Lake House Alejandro Agresti Time travel romance where two people living in the same house at a lake at different times are able to exchange letters through its mailbox and fall in love.
2006 Click Frank Coraci Adam Sandler is given a remote that lets him fast forward, pause, and rewind his life.
2006 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Mamoru Hosoda A teenage girl discovers that she can leap through time.
2006 Déjà Vu Tony Scott Denzel Washington is an ATF agent investigating a terrorist act who is invited to assist in a government time travel surveillance project.
2006 Idiocracy Mike Judge Luke Wilson as Corporal Joe Bauers (later "Not Sure") a U.S. Army librarian, along with a prostitute named Rita, are selected for a suspended animation experiment which is supposed to last one year but which is forgotten for five hundred years.
2006 Christmas Do-Over A remake of Christmas Every Day, a father has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and changes his ways.[24]
2006 Salvage Claire encounters horror and murder after finishing a day working at a convenience store, not once but many times. An official selection of the 2006 Sundance Festival.[25]
2007 11 Minutes Ago Bob Gebert Traveling in 11-minute increments, a time-tumbler from 48-years in the future spends two years of his life weaving through a two-hour wedding reception.
2007 Bender's Big Score Dwayne Carey-Hill Alien scammers discover the code for time travel tattooed on Philip J. Fry's buttocks, and use it to send Bender back in time to steal priceless artifacts.
2007 Meet the Robinsons Stephen J. Anderson Young Lewis is taken to the year 2037 by his future son Wilbur to stop a "Bowler Hat Guy" who has stolen Lewis' memory scanning machine.
2007 Premonition Mennan Yapo House wife (Sandra Bullock) learns that her husband died in a car crash the previous day, but wakes up next morning to find him well and alive, and awakens the next day to a time when it has been a few weeks since he had died.
2007 Secret Jay Chou A high school music student discovers that she can travel forward in time with the help of a mysterious piano piece called "Secret".
2007 Timecrimes Nacho Vigalondo A man accidentally travels back to the past and meets himself there.
2007 The Last Day of Summer 11-year-old Luke gets his wish that every day could be the last day of summer.[26][27]
2008 Minutemen Lev L. Spiro Three high-school outcasts use a time machine that one invented to save their classmates from embarrassing moments. Their time-travel creates a black hole, which could destroy the world. A Disney Channel Original Movie.
2008 Stargate: Continuum Martin Wood Direct-to-video film in the Stargate franchise. Ba'al (Cliff Simon) changes the timeline so that SG-1 or the Stargate program never existed. Three people were unaffected by the change but are unable to do anything until Ba'al and the system lords arrive.
2009 Star Trek J. J. Abrams Spock's attempt to prevent a supernova fails, resulting in the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. The captain of a Romulan mining ship blames Spock, and both the Romulans and Spock fall through a black hole to the past, creating an alternate reality.
2009 Mr. Nobody Jaco Van Dormael A romantic drama about Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto), a 118-year-old man and the last mortal on Earth, who can predict the future and tells of alternate life paths, often changing course with the flick of a decision.
2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Robert Schwentke A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. Based on the Audrey Niffenegger novel.
2009 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Gareth Carrivick Two geeks and a cynic attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum in the middle of a British pub. Anna Faris plays a girl from the Future who sets the adventure in motion.
2009 A Christmas Carol Robert Zemeckis On Christmas Eve, miserly moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, in order to change his ways.
2009 Land of the Lost Brad Silberling A disgraced paleontologist named Dr. Rick Marshall, his research assistant, and a macho tour guide find themselves in a strange, alternate world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people, and reptilian Sleestaks after they are sucked into a space-time vortex.
2009 Triangle Christopher Smith A woman who went to a yacht trip with her friends, jumps to another ship after a mysterious weather condition, and gets caught up in a terrifying loop of events.
2010 Action Replayy Vipul Amrutlal Shah A young man named Bunty uses a time machine created by his girlfriend's grandfather to meet his own parents before they were married, and help them develop a more loving relationship.
2010 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Tatsuya Ishihara Kyon is the only one who knows two of his classmates are missing and everything is different. To restore his life, he gathers several keys to power an alien device and travel back three years.
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Steve Pink Four friends spend a crazy, drunken night in a hot tub at a ski resort only to travel back in time to 1986. They are each presented with an opportunity to alter their futures. The film stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke.
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell Disney's adaption of the video game of the same name. Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) has to prevent someone from changing history using a special dagger which when fueled with a special "Sand of Time", allows its wielder to experience time differently.
2010 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Kenichi Takeshita Series protagonists Yusei Fudo, Jaden Yuki and Yugi Muto encounter Turbo Duelist Paradox, who is from the future, and who believes the only way to prevent his future from happening is to stop Duel Monsters from existing.
2011 Ticking Clock Ernie Barbarash James is a guy from the year 2032 who comes back in time with a custom-made watch that is a time machine. He travels back in time to fix his life but fails.
2011 Source Code Duncan Jones Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) died in a helicopter crash and has been inserted in a computer program called Source Code which transfers him to the body of a deceased person for the last eight minutes of his life. He cannot change the past, since Source Code is not a time machine, but he can alter events and change the future to avoid a terrorist attack.
2011 Midnight in Paris Woody Allen While visiting Paris with his fiancee, an American writer (Owen Wilson) discovers a way to travel back to the 1920s, allowing him to mingle with and draw inspiration from historical greats such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein.
2011 The Man from the Future Cláudio Torres A brilliant physicist spends 20 years developing a time machine, then he comes back in time and tries to do everything different.
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Colin Trevorrow Comedy film inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad by a person asking for someone to accompany him in time travel.
2012 Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld Agent J travels back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s in order to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
2012 Looper Rian Johnson Criminal organizations abuse time travel to kill humans and avoid tracking of their bodies.
2012 Quantum of Vengeance Ben Wydeven In 1998, as a young girl, Emily Freeman witnesses her father being brutally murdered. 14 years later, her professor reveals that he has successfully built a time machine, which inspires her to go back in time and seek vengeance.
2012 Dimensions Sloane U’Ren Time travel, love and betrayal in 1920s England. A brilliant scientist becomes obsessed with revisiting his past – no matter what the cost. Jealousy, desires and greed surround him, clouding his judgement and sending him spiralling – towards madness.
2012 Thermae Romae Hideki Takeuchi Roman architect Lucius repeatedly travels to present-day Japan, where he is inspired by modern baths and toilets.
2012 Mine Games Richard Gray (director) A group of friends vacationing in the woods discover their own corpses and realize they are trapped in a time loop which they attempt to break.[28]
2013 Hyperfutura James O'Brien In a dystopian future where the year is no longer counted, citizens without jobs are sent to work camps and never heard from again. Adam Leben is a laid off factory worker. To save his life, he answers an ad for a medical test experiment, plunging down a rabbit hole of genetic engineering, mind control, and time travel. Based on the epic poem by Eric Kopatz.
2013 Rubinrot Felix Fuchssteiner Gwendolyn Shepherd is actually a very normal 16-year-old teen. What's annoying is that her family definitely has a tad too many secrets. They all have to do with the time-travel gene that is passed down in the family. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene, and so everything is all Charlotte, all the time. Until the day Gwen, out of the clear blue sky, suddenly finds herself in London at the end of the 19th century. She knows right away that she, and not Charlotte, was born to be a time traveler - even if she could certainly do without it. Just as she could do without Charlotte's arrogant boyfriend Gideon de Villiers, with whom she now has to forge an alliance in order to clear up the biggest secret of her family history. One thing is clear: she will do everything possible to solve the ancient mysteries. What isn't clear is that one should not fall in love between the times. For that really makes things complicated!
2013 I'll Follow You Down Richie Mehta A present-day professor disappears, traveling back in time to visit Albert Einstein. Twelve year later, his college-age son follows him to find out why.
2013 Shree Rajesh Bachchani Due to an experiment, a man unknowingly travels into the future, only to find out that he is going to be framed in series of killings. He has to come back and save his future.
2013 The A.R.K. Report Shmuel Hoffman A short film. A young girl travels into the future in order to find the ancient Ark of the Covenant and prevent it from falling into the hands of an evil army.
2013 Coherence James Ward Byrkit On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.
2013 About Time Richard Curtis Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life.[29]
2013 Rewind Jack Bender A team of scientists and military personnel travel back in time to the 1920s to change the past and prevent a major terrorist attack on present day New York.
2013 Pete's Christmas Zachary Gordon A Hallmark movie. Pete just had the worst Christmas ever: no presents from his parents, his brothers blaming him for their problems, neighbors bullying him, and his grandpa leaving the house. He then wakes up to find he is stuck in a time loop repeating that awful Christmas Day.
2013 11 A.M. Kim Hyun-seok (filmmaker) A group of time-travel researchers at a deep-sea facility make their first test run 24 hours into the future, only to discover the facility close to destruction. They escape back to the present but have less than 24 hours to avert the coming tragedy.[30] Korean movie.
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past[31] Bryan Singer The X-Men send the character Wolverine's consciousness to 1973 to prevent a war between Sentinels and mankind from starting in the first place.
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman An officer (Tom Cruise) finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. Based on 2004 novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
2014 Saphirblau Felix Fuchssteiner, Katharina Schöde Gwen has just discovered, that she's the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. Now she has to juggle with constant trips to the past, her relationships with Gideon and figuring out dark secrets surrounding the Circle.
2014 Predestination Michael and Peter Spierig A person goes back in time in order to catch an infamous terrorist known as the "Fizzle Bomber". Based on the short story All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein.
2014 Time Lapse Bradley D. King A group of friends discover a machine that can take pictures of things 24 hours into the future and the troubles that this machine poses.
2014 Interstellar Christopher Nolan Set in the near future, a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole to find a suitable new planet for humanity, experiencing time dilation on multiple occasions.
2014 Premature Dan Beers Rob, a high school senior, keeps waking up in the morning of one of the most important days of his life every time he ejaculates during this day.[32]
2014 The Infinite Man Hugh Sullivan A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.[33]
2015 Project Almanac Dean Israelite A group of teenagers construct a time machine, based on blueprints that the main character's father was developing for the United States military.
2015 Indru Netru Naalai R. Ravikumar A scientist in the year of 2065 invents a time machine and, to prove its capability, sends it back in time to 2015. However, the machine is seen by three people in the past. First Indian science fiction Tamil movie.
2015 Terminator Genisys[13] Alan Taylor In 2029, Kyle Reese is sent back in time by John Connor to protect his mother Sarah, as previously established by The Terminator. But when Reese arrives in 1984, he finds a whole new chronology, where Sarah was trained in combat from childhood by a Terminator. Sarah, Kyle and the Terminator try to figure out how to prevent the nuclear holocaust.
2016 24[34] Vikram Kumar A scientist named Sethuraman (Suriya) invents a time machine in the form of a watch but his evil twin brother, Athreya (Suriya) is after it and will go to any lengths to get the device in his hands.

Time travel in science fiction television series[edit]

Time travel is a recurrent theme in science fiction television programs. The list below covers notable television series for which time travel is central to the premise and direction of the plot and setting. Television programs that incorporate time travel in only few of their episodes may be found in list of television series that include time travel.

Start date End Date Title Author Description
1951 1956 Captain Z-Ro Roy Steffens Scientist Captain Z-Ro, working in his remote laboratory, safeguards mankind and history from impending harm. He has a time machine, the ZX-99, both to view history and to send someone back in time.
1959 1960 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show – "Peabody's Improbable History" segments   Mr. Peabody and Sherman travel to different places and events in history using the WABAC time machine.
1963 (Classic), 2005 revival 1989 (Classic); - (Revival) Doctor Who A Time Lord known as "the Doctor" travels through time and space in a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space).
1966 1967 It's About Time Sherwood Schwartz Two astronauts who break the speed of light, accidentally travel back in time to prehistoric Earth. When they realise that they are unable to return, they make friends with the cave-people they encounter. Eventually, they are able to return, but inadvertently bring some of the cave-people with them who then have to learn how to get along in the 1960s.
1966 1967 The Time Tunnel Irwin Allen The year is 1968, and Doug Phillips and Tony Newman are working on a top secret project beneath the Arizona desert called "tic-toc". The project has been 10 years in the making, and a visiting senator wants to see if this project really works, or he will cut the funding for it. To prove that it can work, Tony Newman turns on the time tunnel and goes back to the year 1912, and is on board the R.M.S. Titanic, which would sink hours later. Doug Phillips goes into the tunnel to help Tony, and both are stuck hapless in time. They are catapulted each week to a new adventure in history.
1970 1971 Catweazle Richard Carpenter 11th century wizard accidentally ensorcels his way into the 20th. Humorous mistakes are made.
1970 1971 Timeslip John Cooper Two time traveling children visit both the past and future.
1974 1976 Land of the Lost Sid & Marty Krofft Land of the Lost details the adventures of the Marshall family (father Rick, and his children Will and Holly) who are trapped in an alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs, a primate-type people called Pakuni, and aggressive humanoid/lizard creatures called Sleestak.
1979 1982 Sapphire & Steel Peter J. Hammond

(dir.s Shaun O'Riordan & David Foster)

Two time traveling inter-dimensional agents protect and guard the order of time in this British drama.
1982 1983 Voyagers! James D. Parriott A member of a league of time travelers and a boy travel through time repairing errors in world history.
1988 1988 Moondial (TV serial) Helen Cresswell After a family tragedy, a girl is transported into the past.
1988 Red Dwarf Rob Grant & Doug Naylor Having been in suspended animation for 3 million years, Dave Lister leaves stasis as the last human being alive. The Red Dwarf (the ship he is on) is in deep space and travelling at nearly the speed of light. Time travel occurs in this incident, as well as on many other occasions in the series – usually into the past.
1989 1993 Quantum Leap Donald P. Bellisario Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) helped to develop Quantum Leap, a project that would allow a person to time travel back to any point since that person was born. Beckett ended up being the test subject, and while he could remember only certain details, he traded places with a person in the past. Others in the past saw the other person instead of Beckett. In the present, an observer named Al (Dean Stockwell), whom Beckett could see as a hologram, gave Beckett advice. This usually involved having Beckett correct some problem in the other person's life.
1990 1991 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Animated spin off of the movies Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1991 1992 Back to the Future: The Animated Series Bob Gale Continues on from Back to the Future Part III.
1992 1993 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Live action spin off of the movies Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1993 1999 Goodnight Sweetheart Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran An accidental time traveller, Gary Sparrow, leads a double life after discovering a time portal allowing him to travel between 1990s London and wartime London of 1939–1945.
1993 1994 Time Trax Creators: Harve Bennett, Jeffrey M. Hayes, Grant Rosenberg· A police officer from the 22nd century (Dale Midkiff) makes his way back to our time to track down fugitives from the future.
1996 1996 Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers Haim Saban, Jason David Frank, David Yost In this live-action TV show, Master Vile has used the Orb of doom and the Power Rangers go back in time and become children. The power rangers seek help and the Aliens from Aquitar assist the power rangers as they find a way to restore time and themselves to their young adult age and the Earth to its present time by seeking out the Zeo Crystals.
1997 1997 Crime Traveller Anthony Horowitz Jeff Slade (Michael French) uses a time machine created by colleague Holly Turner's father to solve crimes. The machine operates seemingly-randomly, sending the user(s) back in time a time that can be a matter of minutes, or several days.
1998 2001 Seven Days Christopher & Zachary Crowe NSA Agent Frank B. Parker can travel back 7 days in a time machine powered by alien technology.
1999 2001 Twice in a Lifetime Steve Sohmer Individuals who have reached the end of their lives in one timeline are given three days, by a "heavenly judge", to travel into their past and convince their younger selves to make a different choice at a pivotal point to effect a different outcome
2000 2001 Mirai Sentai Timeranger Four policemen travel from the year 3000 to the year 2000 to arrest fugitives.
2001 2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Creators: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga Various species from the 30th century are having a "Temporal Cold War" that is interfering with life in the 22nd century, which affects the lives of the crew of the Enterprise (NX-01).
2001 2004 Samurai Jack Genndy Tartakovsky An ancient demon throws the hero Samurai Jack into the future, in order to allow himself enough time to conquer the world.
2001 2003 Time Squad Dave Wasson Time cops from the year 1,000,000,000 A.D. travel back in time to keep famous historical figures from diverting the course of history. A Cartoon Network series.
2002 2004 Odyssey 5 Manny Coto, David Carson Astronauts (including Peter Weller and Sebastian Roché) are sent back in time after witnessing the end of the Earth from space.
2002 2003 Do Over Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwarz Joel Larsen (Penn Badgley), a 34-year-old man, gets a second chance to get his life right, thanks to a freakish accident that catapults him back to 1981, as a 14-year old. He is electrocuted, then wakes up in his teenage body, but with all his adult memories intact. Blessed with adult wisdom, though hampered by adolescent urges, Joel sets out to right the wrongs that will befall his family.
2002 2002 That Was Then Dan Cohn, Jeff Kline, Jeremy Miller A 30-year-old who regrets a lot of his mistakes from the past finds himself back in high school, getting a chance to do some things over.
2003 2005 Tru Calling Jon Harmon Feldman A young woman (Eliza Dushku) who works in the city morgue receives requests from corpses to stop their untimely deaths and then wakes up the day before, in order to attempt to save them.
2004 2004 5ive Days to Midnight Robert Zappia, David Aaron Cohen, Anthony Peckham and Cindy Myers When college professor J.T. Neumeyer (Timothy Hutton) discovers a police file that outlines the details of his murder – which is to take place five days in the future – he wastes no time trying to save his own life.
2004 2010 Lost Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse Desmond Hume, former Royal Scots Regimen, is caused by electromagnetic radiation to become "unstuck in time." His consciousness switches between 2004 (the present) and 1996. Benjamin Linus, former leader of the island natives, travels ten months into the future after moving the island. In Season 5, the characters on the island skip through time to different periods of the island's past and future.
2004 2006 Phil of the Future Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber A family attempts to repair their spaceship after being stranded in the past, or modern day, while maintaining the appearance of being normal people. Ricky Ullman starred.
2005 2007 Time Warp Trio Executive producer: Jim Rapsas A children's cartoon where, using books, three children travel through time and space. Based on the books by Jon Scieszka.
2006 2011 Torchwood Russell T Davies
Chris Chibnall
Jane Espenson
John Fay
Humans and aliens alike from different periods in time start to come through to our world by means of a rift in the space/time continuum. (Spin-off from Doctor Who.)
2006 2010 Heroes Tim Kring Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) and Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) can travel in time and space. This is the foundation for the plot of both series one and series two, in which apocalyptic disasters happen and the characters travel back and forth in an attempt to prevent them.
2006 2007 Life on Mars Matthew Graham
Ashley Pharoah
Tony Jordan
Chris Chibnall
A police officer, Sam Tyler (played by John Simm), must learn to adapt to the way things were done in the 1970s after being thrown back in time by an accident. (The U.S. version of the series, Life on Mars, starring Jason O'Mara, aired in 2008–2009.)
2006 2007 Transformers: Cybertron The Autobot Vector Prime is a defender of space-time.
2006 2007 Day Break Paul Zbyszewski A cop must relive the day when his girlfriend gets murdered so that he can prevent it from happening. A suspenseful variation on the Groundhog Day concept.
2007 2011 Primeval Portals to different time periods start opening up and creatures from the past and future start to come through. There are indications that the portals are man-made, but their exact origin is shrouded in mystery.
2007 2008 Kamen Rider Den-O The protagonists must work with and fight creatures known as Imagin who come from a possible future and have come back in time to kill the key figure to the Junction Point: a human whose sole existence ensures that the Imagin's future cannot exist. The Imagin grant wishes to weak-willed humans to travel farther back in time along that person's memories in order to find the Junction Point by destroying anyone and anything in their way to change the future.
2007 2007 Journeyman Kevin Falls
Matt McGuinness
Tom Szentgyorgyi
Dan Vasser is the main protagonist of the series, who finds himself jumping through time, unable to stop or control the jumps. Olivia "Livia" Beale is also a traveler from 1948 who jumps into the future. After not being able to jump home, she was stuck in Dan's present and adapted to life there, where she began a legal career and fell in love with Dan, only to finally jump back home while on the plane. For unknown reasons, she now jumps to the same times that Dan visits, and offers him advice and assistance in his missions.
2008 2008 New Amsterdam Allan Loeb and Christian Taylor John Amsterdam, a detective with the New York Police Department, is actually a 400-year-old Dutch settler of the city then known as New Amsterdam granted immortality after a heroic deed; he has since led several dozen various lives down through the centuries, giving him knowledge that helps him solve modern-day crimes in New York City.
2008 2010 Ashes to Ashes Matthew Graham
Ashley Pharoah
Julie Rutterford
Mark Greig
Jack Lothian
Spin-off series from Life on Mars set in the 1980s.
2008 2009 Kamen Rider Kiva Parallel storylines taking in 1986 and 2008 are told, with two of the protagonists from the 2008 timeline going back in time to 1986. The latter time traveler goes back in time to attempt to prevent his birth such that his love may live, but instead ensures that his existence remains by saving his father from being killed by the series' antagonist.
2008 2012 Fringe In season 4 and 5 of Fringe, time travel is used by the Observers in means to take over human civilization in 2015. Olivia and her team are sent from the year 2015 to the year 2036 to fight off the Observers.
2008 2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles A female Terminator from the year 2027 comes back in time to 1999 to protect a young John Connor. They then use the time displacement equipment to move forward in time by 8 years to hide John. Various other Terminators are sent back in time on varying missions.
2009 Dinosaur Train Craig Bartlett A Tyrannosaurus named Buddy travels with his adopted Pteranodon family on the Dinosaur Train. The Dinosaur Train has the ability to visit the entire Mesozoic Era, the "Age of Dinosaurs", passing through magical Time Tunnels to meet the dinosaurs in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods.
2009 2009 Paradox (TV series) Lizzie Mickery Detective Inspector Rebecca Flint (Tamzin Outhwaite), Detective Sergeant Ben Holt (Mark Bonnar) and Detective Constable Callum Gada (Chiké Okonkwo) investigate images being broadcast to an eminent astrophysicist Dr Christian King's (Emun Elliott) laboratory, which appear to show catastrophic events in the future.
2009 2011 Being Erica Jana Sinyor Erica Strange begins seeing a counselor to deal with regrets in her life, only to discover the counselor (Michael Riley) has the ability to send her back in time to actually change these events.
2009 2010 FlashForward Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer FBI agent Mark Benford and the rest of the world fall victim to an incident that renders the entire population of Earth unconscious for two minutes seventeen seconds on 6 October 2009. During the "Black Out", as it is called, the consciousness of everyone on the entire planet shifts forward six months into the future to the date 29 April 2010, where they witness their potential futures that could occur that day.
2010 Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Dino Stamotopolous Dr. Victor Frankenstein has since completely mastered immortality and now has also created an infinite number of Einstein-Rosen Bridge "wormholes" portals or "Frankenholes" between his small Eastern European village (which is teeming with monsters and supernatural forces) and every time period from the past and the future. This allows historical figures and celebrities seeking the doctor's services to find him. Although many classic horror monsters are present, the series' focus is mainly on Dr. Frankenstein and his family.
2011 2011 Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas In a TV special, Hoops and Yoyo accidentally travel through a wormhole and meet Santa Claus when he was still Kris Kringle.
2011 2011 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gen Urobuchi A mysterious girl named Homura Akemi is revealed to have made a contract with a being known as Kyubei to go back in time and save the titular character.
2011 2011 Terra Nova When Earth is threatened with extinction in 2149, specially selected humans travel back 85 million years in hopes of preventing disaster later. However, they arrive on a parallel version of Earth. (This avoids questions of creating a paradox when time-travelling.)
2012 2012 Primeval: New World A Canadian spin-off series to Primeval.
2012 2015 Continuum (TV series) This Canadian science fiction series centres on the conflict between a police officer representing future corporations, and a group of anti-corporate rebels, each from the year 2077, who time-travel to Vancouver, BC in and around year 2012.
2014 Outlander Based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series Travel through time from the 1940s to 1740s. Woman time travels through standing stones in Scotland.
2014 Flash Based on the DC Comics character Flash A costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same DC universe.
2015 12 Monkeys Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett Time traveler James Cole travels from the year 2043 to the present day to stop the release of a deadly virus by the enigmatic organization known as "The Army of the Twelve Monkeys".
2015 El ministerio del tiempo Pablo Olivares and Javier Olivares The Ministry of Time is an autonomous Spanish government institution that reports directly to the Prime Minister. Its patrols have to watch the doors of time so that no intruder from other eras can change history for their own benefit.
2016 2016 Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Kei Sanbei Satoru Fujinuma possesses the ability to travel back in time moments in time before a life-threatening incident, giving him the opportunity to prevent it from happening. His mother is mysteriously murdered and his ability sends him back in time 18 years, back to when he was in elementary school and he is given the opportunity to prevent a serial kidnapping incident that occurred at the time.
2016 11.22.63 Stephen King A man is presented with the chance to travel back in time to 1960 and attempts to prevent the assassination of JFK.
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Based on the DC Comics characters Time Master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains in an attempt to prevent Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself
2016 Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Tappei Nagatsuki Walking home from a convenience store, Subaru Natsuki finds himself summoned to another world. Soon after being summoned, he is attacked, only to be saved by a silver-haired girl. Subaru attempts to repay her by helping her hunt down something that was stolen from her, however, the two are attacked and killed. He then reawakens to the place in which he was reborn and notices he has gained a certain ability that allows him to rewind time to a certain point by dying.

Time travel in video games[edit]

Date Title Developer Description
March 11, 1995 "Chrono Trigger" Squaresoft A Computer Generated Image Sprite Based 2D Japanase Role Playing Game where a simple trip to the fair quickly spirals into a series of jaunts through time.
April 10, 2009 Braid Jonathan Blow A 2D Sidescrolling Platformer that heavily incorporates time travel and pop-sci time travel mechanics for solving puzzles that advance as the game progresses.
October 15, 2009 Steins;Gate 5pb., Nitroplus A Visual Novel in which a mad scientist, Rintaro Okabe, sends a text message regarding a murder to his friend, at which point he experiences a strange phenomenon and later discovers that his text message has been sent back in time and that the murder victim is still alive and well. Okabe, along with other members of the Future Gadget Laboratory, begins experimenting with this technology.
January 29, 2015 Life is Strange Dontnod Entertainment An episodic adventure game in which the main character can control time.
May 24, 2016 Overwatch Made by Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision A 3d Polygon First Person Shooter with a character named Tracer who can activate a chest mounted device to go back in time.

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