Movies Like About Time

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Movies Like About Time

So many directors have explored Movies Like About Time. Here are 18 of the best ones.

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Rated PG

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 in a modified DeLorean automobile invented by his eccentric scientist friend Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During his time-traveling adventures, Marty meets his parents in high school, changes the future of his family, and encounters the teenage version of Brown. In the end, Marty and Brown must find a way to return to 1985 before it's too late. The film was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $381 million worldwide and earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
Rated PG

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. The film follows Phil Connors, a cynical television weatherman who is reluctantly sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He finds himself in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. With each repetition, he becomes increasingly depressed and attempts to end the loop. Eventually, Phil manages to break free of his predicament and learns to appreciate life and help those around him.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Rated PG-13

Edge of Tomorrow is an action/sci-fi film directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The story follows Major William Cage, a public relations officer with no combat experience, who finds himself caught in a time loop on the day of a decisive battle against an alien race known as the Mimics. On the battlefield, he discovers he can reset the day and gain the skills and knowledge of the previous experience. With the help of Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, Cage must fight against the aliens and battle his way through time to save the future of humanity. In the end, he must make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the future of mankind.

About Time (2013)

About Time
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Curtis, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson
Rated R

About Time is a British romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Richard Curtis. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, and Tom Hollander. The film tells the story of a young man named Tim (Gleeson) who discovers he has the ability to travel in time. He uses his newfound power to try to win over the woman of his dreams (McAdams) and to try and create a better life for himself and his family. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about life, love, and family. Along with a lighthearted tone, the film also touches on more serious and thoughtful themes, exploring how our choices can affect the future and how taking chances can sometimes be the right thing to do.

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jaco Van Dormael, starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh-Dan Pham
Rated R

Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. It stars Jared Leto as Nemo Nobody, an elderly man who is the last mortal human being in a world where immortality has been achieved scientifically. The film follows Nemo's life story from his birth in a hospital in Brussels in 1892 to the day of his death in 2092. Through a series of flashbacks, the audience is taken on a journey following Nemo's life, as he navigates through a number of possible paths and choices to find the one true path that will ultimately lead him to his ultimate destiny. Along the way, he must confront the choices, relationships and memories of his past and make peace with his uncertain future. The film deals with themes of existentialism, identity, and the meaning of life, and ultimately raises questions about the nature of reality and whether there is such a thing as absolute destiny.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller
Rated PG-13

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. The film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter who is visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. During his stay, he finds himself mysteriously transported back to the 1920s every day at the stroke of midnight. There he meets famous figures from the era such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso. As he gets to know them, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the life and culture of the past. Ultimately, he must decide whether to stay in the present or follow his dreams into the past.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

The Butterfly Effect
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber, starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson
Rated R

The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 psychological thriller directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. It stars Ashton Kutcher as Evan Treborn, a young man with the ability to travel back in time to alter the past and change his present. Through his journey, Evan realizes that the smallest changes can have huge and unexpected consequences. As he attempts to repair the lives of those he loves, he discovers that his time-travelling has gone out of control. In the end, Evan is forced to confront the ultimate consequences of his actions and decide how far he will go to set things right.

Frequency (2000)

Frequency
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Gregory Hoblit, starring Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell
Rated PG-13

Predestination (2014)

Predestination
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West
Rated R

Looper (2012)

Looper
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano
Rated R

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Max Barbakow, starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher
Rated R

Tenet (2020)

Tenet
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak
Rated PG-13

The Adam Project (2022)

The Adam Project
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Shawn Levy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner
Rated PG-13

Time Lapse (2014)

Time Lapse
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Bradley King, starring Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies
Rated Not Rated

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Hot Tub Time Machine
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Steve Pink, starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke
Rated R

Project Almanac (2015)

Project Almanac
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Dean Israelite, starring Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston
Rated PG-13

The Time Machine (2002)

The Time Machine
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Simon Wells, starring Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law
Rated PG-13

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

A Sound of Thunder
★★★★
★★★★
1.7 out of 4 stars

From Peter Hyams, starring Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde
Rated PG-13

 



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