Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Time Travel Movies

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, there's no fate but what we make — these are the best time travel movies streaming online right now.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Presto: The Terminator is back and now he's one of the good guys, assigned to protect freedom fighter John Connor from a cyborg sent by the leader of the human resistance in the future.

Watch it now on Presto.

Twelve Monkeys

Presto: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: This amazing and intricate story of time travel follows an agent whose career has been dedicated to stopping crime before it happens, and the terrifying criminal he's hunting.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Butterfly Effect

Presto: Ashton Kutcher, playing a young man trying to dig up childhood memories, finds a technique that allows him to travel back in time. He finds he is able to change history - with unexpected consequences.

Watch it now on Presto.

Planet Of The Apes

Presto: An astronaut is trapped on a planet ruled by talking apes. He must reach a temple that holds the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the last hope for its future.

Watch it now on Presto.


Edge Of Tomorrow

Stan: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.

Watch it now on Stan.

Army of Darkness

Stan: An epic horror-fantasy pitting the Armies of Good against those of Evil when a modern day hero is sent back in time. This film is the third segment of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy.

Watch it now on Stan.

Doctor Who

Stan: The adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Watch it now on Stan.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Stan: When an unusual classified ad inspires cynical Seattle magazine employees Darius and Jeff, to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Time Traveler's Wife

Stan: Clare Abshire shares a deep bond with Henry De Tamble, a librarian who travels involuntarily through time. The Time Traveller’s Wife weaves together destiny and devotion, past and future to turn an extraordinary love into an extraordinary love story.

Watch it now on Stan.


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Netflix: High school underachievers Bill and Ted will flunk out if they don't ace a year-end history presentation, so they transport themselves back in time.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Back In Time

Netflix: Thirty years after "Back to the Future," Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis and others talk about the film that went from blockbuster to cultural icon.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: With humanity teetering on the brink of extinction, a group of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of another inhabitable planet.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Terminator

Netflix: In the post-apocalyptic future, tyrannical machines teleport a cyborg to 1984 to a kill a woman whose unborn son is destined to lead the human rebels.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Men In Black III

Netflix: When Earth is threatened by an alien attack, Agent J travels back in time to join forces with a much-younger Agent K and change the course of history.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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