False Positive Tips: Favorite Time Travel Films-


We all love to daydream about time travel. Would you rather visit the past or catch a glimpse of the future?


Right a wrong or peek at secrets?


How would you use a timer machine?


How would you escape a time loop?


Time travel opens up the potential for a bazillion plot possibilities. And especially with visual narratives—in film and comics—time travel stories allow for clever, memorable narratives. 


That’s why I love time travel movies and am here to share some of my all-time favorites to spread some Halloween cheer.


Recommendations for Best Time Travel Movies


WARNING: Some of these trailers contain SPOILERS.



Groundhog Day (1993)

Humorous Existential Time Loop.



Primer (2004)

Accidental Invention of Time Machine.



Time Bandits (1981)

Comedic Fantasy Adventure Time Travel.



The Terminator (1984)

Time-traveling Killing Machine.



Run Lola Run | Lola rennt (1998)

Surreal Time Loop.



TimecrimesLos cronocrímenes (2007)

Murphy’s Law of Time Travel.



12 Monkeys (1995)

Apocalyptic Time Travel.

Inspired by the short film, La Jetée (1962).



Back to the Future (1985)

Fun Time Machine.



H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine (1960)

O.G. Time Travel.



If the List Kept Going…


Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Somewhere in Time (1980)

Donnie Darko (2001)

Detention (2011)

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

Time After Time (1979)



Do you have a favorite time travel flick?




While on the topic, have you read this False Positive time travel tale: