Over the last weeks, I ended up watching a lot of movies on time travel. I didn't realize it at first, and then after a while it became more clear to me that this had been a theme in my movies. I wondered about time, perception, and the importance of not wasting a single precious moment.
Here are 5 movies about time travel you might enjoy:
A movie about the ability to time travel. As the main character learns about this skill, he discovers that some things can be transformed while others, like death, are part of life and need to be accepted.
What's delightful about this movie is his chance to relive some of the days of his life. Interestingly enough he ends up recognizing that it is about trying to live everyday as if it was the final day of his extraordinary, ordinary life.
See the trailer here.
Does it ever feel like there is not enough time in a day?
An usual movie, where the character is able to fast forward, pause and rewind his life, with a universal remote control. Unfortunately the remote control has the capacity to program itself according to the preferences used before, and forces a particular pattern on his world, having him fast forward on automatic, creating a life of lost opportunities.
Eventually he discovers that it is the ordinary moments in life that make it precious. And when faced with a choice to use the remote control once more, decides to live his life fully without using the remote control and skipping major milestones of his life.
Check out the trailer here.
The Time Traveler's Wife
A movie about time travel, love, and inevitable lessons. Not only is the main character unable to affect when and how long he shifts time periods, he also doesn't have the ability to choose where he finds himself. As a result, he disappears from his time period for days or weeks, moving forward or backward in time.
The movie is a love story, and touches upon the theme how love can span decades. The time travel is creating an inevitable chain of events, and a resulting time loop, that neither of them can escape.
See the trailer here.
Contact is a movie about space, space travel and the workings of the universe. It deals with a personal story, amidst the greater exploration of space and brings together beautifully a personal life story with the wonders of space.
There is no time travel, but a time shift, that beautifully shows that there is a dimension not bound by the perception of time and space we hold.
Look at the trailer here.
Back Into The Future
This fascinating trilogy introduces a time machine that can move both into the future and the past. It follows the main character being accidentally thrown back in time, and his experiences in trying to restore the timeline as he changes certain events and circumstances unintentionally.
While each movie from this trilogy has a certain theme, it also shows that family patterns can be transformed, and that each moment in life contains the seed for a different choice.
Each movie highlights a different facet, and brings a different aspect into the exploration of time. Life is extraordinary in its ordinariness and we can't avoid certain steps, going into autopilot to skip over difficult periods in our life.
Further, certain circumstances are part of the inevitable fabric of our life situation and purpose, providing lessons that are greater than we might grasp at the time.
It is also a possibility to discover a dimension beyond linear time, the eternal nowness, and get in touch with the timelessness of our mind's true nature.
And all this, provides the possibility to not be trapped by time, but rather discover that it is a tool to perceive development from a linear point of view.
"Make the now the primary focus of your life."