This action film melds “time travel” with “crime thriller” to make audiences ask all the big questions. If you had the chance to stop a tyrant, would you? And what if you are the bad guy? Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star as the same hit man at different ages. The movie gets good when the two unexpectedly meet up after they crash the same timeline. Emily Blunt rounds out the cast in this intriguing look at how trauma in the past can have devastating consequences on the future.
About Time (2013)
This charming love story follows Domhnall Gleeson as he learns about the talent he’s inherited from the men in his family—the ability to time travel. But there’s a catch: He can only go back to a time he has been to before. This skill makes for gleeful living as he romances love interest Rachel McAdams, but things get harder when he has to face the rules and consequences of seriously altering timelines. He can only go back so far or face desperate loss. Tear-jerking, sweet and thought-provoking, this film is everything you need to contemplate life. Check out the best tearjerkers to watch when life gets emotional.
12 Monkeys (1995)
This Bruce Willis action film is based on the famous French art film, La Jetee, a film composed only of still photographs. Time travel can be powerful, but it’s also bittersweet. Both films look at how to alter time, especially to avoid epic tragedy. Willis is trying to prevent a major health epidemic with dire consequences. All his zipping through time has allowed him to witness his desperate future. But if you see violence happen in advance, are you still able to prevent it? Especially if you’re the victim?