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10 Time Travel Movies To See Before You Die

From Primer to Donnie Darko, via Interstellar.

Newmarket Films

The film industry's technological capabilities have grown exponentially over the past few decades, and with such advances have come the ability for directors to make their rich visions a reality on screen.

Time travel and cinema are the perfect combination, as the inherently visual medium allows for an expansive form of storytelling that can take us to any time and place - and back - whilst retaining narrative consistency and coherence.

That said, coherence is not always the name of the game when it comes to time travel on the silver screen, as many writers and directors thrive on presenting us with labyrinthine stories that require multiple viewings of a film just to get to grips with.

With the time-bending Tenet cresting the horizon, presenting something of a new dawn for all the tried and tested time travel concepts, there may never be a better time than now to dig into the rich recent history of temporal tinkering cinema and shine a light on a selection of features that demand to be viewed.

From moody indie hits to glossy superhero blockbusters, micro crews to all-star casts, mind twisters to action standards, there is a transtemporal flick to suit every taste.

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