Blast To The Past With These Binge-Worthy Time Travel Movies On Netflix!

For your next Netflix and Chill session
By: Nina Shahriman
February 4, 2022

Netflix is one of if not the biggest streaming platform today. We’ve all heard of pop-culture terms such as Netflix and Chill, Netflix party and more. Enough said; it’s understandable to say that Netflix is the place to go when you’re searching for movies, especially ones about time travel! With that, Glitz is sharing our favourite time travel movies that you can stream on Netflix that are incredibly binge-worthy.

1. Back To The Future

Back to the Future is the most perfect blockbuster ever made. I will not  hear otherwise. - Vox

If we’re talking about time travel movies, it’s simply criminal to not include the iconic Back To The Future franchise. Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 original takes a universal concept—the notion that we’ll never fully know what our parents were like when they were our age—and turns it into a time-travel adventure.

Given the difficulties encountered during production, it’s incredible that the film turned out as well as it did. Michael J. Fox is a surprise, Christopher Lloyd is flawless, and Lea Thompson is so terrific as Marty’s mother that you forget she’s in the film. It’s humorous, unique, and imaginative, but it’s also founded in universal truths that keep it relevant over the decades.

Where to watch: Netflix

2. Click

Dubbed a 'Crass Adam Sandler Comedy', Click is a Deep Meditation on  Relationships

Click is a comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and produced by Adam Sandler, who also acts in the lead role. It was written by Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe and directed by Frank Coraci. Michael Newman appears to have it all, but his wife, Donna, is growing impatient with the amount of time he spends at work. Michael is unable to spend time at home until he meets an eccentric inventor who gifts him with a time-controlling universal remote. He enjoys skipping the dull moments at first until he understands the remote is in charge of his life and he learns to value all of his family’s valuable moments.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. The Door Into Summer

The Door Into Summer' Ending, Explained - How Soichiro Reclaimed His  Invention? | DMT

The Door Into Summer is set in 1995 and is based on Robert A. Heinlein’s novel of the same name. Soichiro Takakura is a researcher who is working on a robot. He’s also close to finishing a plasma storage battery, as per the wishes of the late Koichi Matsushita. He was Soichiro Takakura’s late father’s buddy.

Soichiro Takakura spends his free time with his cat Pito and his daughter Riko, who is the daughter of Koichi Matsushita. His business partner, as well as his fiancee Rin Shiraishi, betray him soon after. Soichiro Takakura loses control of his firm and the robot and plasma storage battery work he has done.

Soichiro Takakura then chooses to enter a “cold sleep” freezing machine in the hopes of a better future. He realises that he is in the year 2025 when he wakes up.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Time Trap

Time Trap (2017) - IMDb

Ben Foster and Mark Dennis directed Time Trap, a 2017 science fiction action-adventure film. Professor Hopper is an archaeologist concerned with discovering what happened to his family in the 1970s when they went missing after going into a cave in search of the Fountain of Youth. When the movie begins, he has discovered his parents’ old camper, which has remained untouched for all these times and discovers a cave in the distance. When he arrives inside the cave, he notices a cowboy inside, who appears to be trapped in time.

Where to watch: Netflix

5. Edge Of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - IMDb

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson feature in the science fiction action picture Edge of Tomorrow. When the Earth is attacked by invincible aliens, no military force on the planet can defeat them. Maj. William Cage, a first-time combat veteran, is sent on a suicide mission. Cage is killed in a matter of seconds and is forced into a time loop, reliving the same horrible struggle and death again and over.

With each reprise, though, Cage’s combat abilities grow, putting him and a companion closer to conquering the invaders.

Where to watch: Netflix

6. The Call

The Call (2020) - IMDb

Seo-yeon returns to her hometown after learning of her mother’s cancer diagnosis and settles into her childhood house. Seo-yeon holds her mother responsible for her father’s death, claiming she left the gas on one day and set the home on fire, killing him. As a result, their relationship is far from ideal. Soon after returning home, Seo-yeon begins to get phone calls from a young lady pleading for help as her stepmother attempts to murder her. Young-sook is a 28-year-old woman who is being tormented by her “shaman” mother. She also happens to be born in the year 1999.

Over a series of phone calls, the two women form a bond, and when Seo-yeon discovers that Young-sook might be able to save her father’s life, she begs her for a life-changing request.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. Mirai

Mirai (2018) - IMDb

Mirai, also known as Mirai no Mirai, is a Mamoru Hosoda-directed animated film. The movie is a story about a little kid named Kun who journeys back in time several times to visit his family from various eras. Making a positive and heart-warming statement: family influences who we are and is the major cause for our existence, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

This film demonstrates that family is a vital aspect of society and that it is an intrinsic part of a person’s personality. Through socialisation, we may learn how to act and grow up. Hosoda skilfully depicted a rebellious little kid as well as the challenges of raising several children.

Where to watch: Netflix