What are some of the best films featuring time loops? This is a list of Best Time Loop Movies. Here, you’ll find a list of time loop movies if you’re in the mood to see a character try to get things just right while repeating the same day. In many ways, time loop movies provide the ultimate fantasy.
Best Time Loop Movies
|1. Groundhog Day, 1993
Phil, a self-centered weatherman, is sent to the town of Punxsutawney for an assignment. He is left aghast when he wakes up the next morning and realizes he is reliving the same day over and over.
|2. Edge of Tomorrow, 2014
With the help of warrior Rita Vrataski, Major William Cage has to save Planet Earth from an alien species, after being caught in a time loop. Does he have the skills to exterminate the aliens?
|3. Source Code, 2011
Army pilot Stevens, recruited for a top-secret operation, finds himself in the body of an unknown man. Soon, he is on a mysterious trail to track down the bomber of the Chicago commuter train.
|4. Timecrimes, 2007
Nacho Vigalondo’s time-travel thriller opens with Hector spying on a beautiful woman undressing in the woods near his property. Investigating, he finds her assaulted and he in turn is attacked by a man whose head is swathed in bandages. Fleeing, Hector encounters a scientific facility where a scientist persuades him to hide in a time machine. Traveling back in time just a few hours, he observes himself.
|5. Looper, 2012
In the near future, the mob sends their victims back in time to get them executed by the loopers. Joe, one such looper, finds himself to be the victim of his own actions.
|6. Primer, 2004
Intellectual engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Robert (Casey Gooden) and Phillip (Anand Upadhyaya). But when Aaron and Abe accidentally invent what they think is the time machine, Abe builds a version capable of transporting a human and puts the device to the test. As the two friends obsess over their creation, they discover the dark consequences of their actions.
|7. Predestination, 2014
An agent is tasked to travel back in time to prevent a bomb attack in New York in 1975.
|8. Donnie Darko, 2001
Donnie Darko, an awkward teenager, befriends Frank, a figure in a bunny costume only he can see, who informs Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.
|9. 12 Monkeys, 1995
James Cole, a convict, decides to volunteer for a mission, wherein he has to travel back in time to learn about the main reason behind the outbreak of a virulent holocaust.
|10. ARQ, 2016
The oil supply has run dry, and corporations fight against nations for the world’s remaining energy supplies. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysteriously masked intruders, an engineer (Robbie Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends to relive the same day over and over.
|11. 12:01, 1993
Barry Thomas (Jonathan Silverman) lives an unexciting life as an office worker at a science lab, where he has fallen in love with a brilliant, attractive young scientist named Lisa Fredericks (Helen Slater). Barry is devastated when he witnesses Lisa’s murder in the office parking lot. However, when he realizes that a bizarre electrical accident at his company’s lab has left him in a 24-hour “time loop,” he attempts to save Lisa and return to a normal timeline.
|12. Repeaters, 2010
Three people stuck in a time labyrinth have to keep reliving a terrifying day.
|13. Triangle, 2009
Passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean, when struck by bad weather conditions, jump on to another ship only to realize that they are in greater danger aboard the mysterious ship.
|14. The Butterfly Effect, 2004
Evan gets severe headaches that cause him to suffer blackouts. While unconscious, he is able to travel back in time and alter the past. But this causes drastic changes in his present life.
|15. Mine Games, 2012
Friends staying in a remote cabin in the woods find an abandoned mine. As they explore the tunnels, they discover a mysterious force is hunting them, and they have to reverse their fates to escape alive.