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Movies and tv shows about time repeating
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Date Written: 2/19/12 Last Updated: 12/2/21

The central theme is that a portion of time repeats for one or more people, but there is often no time travel involved.  Only a person's consciousness perceives the repetition and so learns from the experience.  For the person who is repeating time there is usually no perceivable way to stop the time loop.

Groundhog Day Television reporter repeats Groundhog Day over and over again.  He has probably lived the same day over and over again for a few thousand years.  The foundation for this movie was 12:01.

Released: 1993

12:01 Due to a catastrophic event one man lives the same day over and over again.  Youtube The foundation for this movie was 12:01pm.

Released: 1993

12:01pm Based on a short story by Richard A. Lupoff originally written 1973.


Released: 1991

Slipstream A scientist invents a time travel device that sends his consciousness back in time 10 minutes at the push of a button.


Yeah, I took a few liberties by including this one, but it fits the basic formula pretty well.


Three twenty-something friends at a drug rehab clinic are stuck repeating the same day over and over again.  What happens if one is evil and another is good?

Released: 2010

Country: Canada

Run Lola Run German groundhog day lasting only 20 minutes instead of 24 hours with bad consequences.

Released: 1998

Country: Germany

Triangle UK/Australia A gordian knot of a loop.

Released: 2009


Released: 2014


Released: 2012


Released: 2014


Released: 2016

Mr. Nobody Not so sure as I want to watch this one.  This time loop lasts over 100 years.

Released: 2009

12 Dates of Christmas A woman relives the same Christmas Eve over and over for 12 days as she tries to get the day right. youtube

Released: 2011

I have not seen this.

Christmas Every Day 1987 animated christmas special.  You can see it on Youtube

It is the story of a girl who wishes that every day of the year was Christmas and the amusing consequences that follow.

Released: 1987

Dark A tv series similar to the movie Triangle.  Season 1 was released in 2017 and season 2 in 2019.

Released: 2017

Christmas Every Day Teen boy is cursed to relive Christmas every day until he learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Released: 1996

Mine Games

Released: 2012


Released: 1997

Seven Days link

Released: 1998 – 2001

Source Code  A military man is sent back in time to relive the last 8 minutes of someone's life repeatedly in an effort to locate a killer.

Released: 2011

Edge of Tomorrow A man relives his last day on the battlefield.

Released: 2014

Project Almanac A group of kids discover a device that allows them to relive the same day over and over.

Released: 2015

Primer A couple of entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage.

Very difficult to follow.  See youtube and http://theprimeruniverse.blogspot.com/

Released: 2004

Time Lapse Three friends discover their neighbor has a camera that takes pictures 24 hours into the future.

Released: 2014

Note: This does not strictly fit the formula, but it comes close.

Happy Deathday A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity.

Released: 10/13/17

Happy Death Day 2U Sequel to Happy Death Day.  First and only movie of this genre to have a sequel.

Released: 2/14/19

ARQ In the near future a man accidentally creates a time machine that loops time.

Released: 2016

The Last Day of Summer Boy relives the last day of Summer which resets when he gets hit in the head.

Note: I have not seen this.

Released: 2007

Twilight Zone (1985): Shadow Play A man sentenced to death by hanging wakes up as he is hanged to be sentenced to death all over again.  The events are nearly always the same, but the characters are in different roles and he always dies.  He comes to the conclusion that this is all a dream and that the cycle can be stopped if he can stop his execution.

Released: 1986

50 First Dates Does not really qualify as this is more of a case of amnesia.  This is a reverse of the time loop story where the day repeats for everyone else except the girl who forgets everything the moment she falls asleep.

Released: 2004

Before I Fall Woman keeps reliving the last day of her life.

Released: 2017

Russian Doll Woman keeps reliving the last day of her life. 8 episodes.

Released: 2019

Naked Man keeps reliving the day of his wedding until he gets it right.

Released: 2017

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children A foster home exists in a time loop where the day keeps repeating.  They live there on purpose to hide from monsters that exist or find them the next day.

Released: 2016

Dark Floors Hard to describe without spoiling it, but a hospital keeps reliving the same day.  No one remembers this fact, but they figure it out because each day is subtly different and time appears to be fracturing.

Released: 2008

Boss Level

Released: 2021

B4 Three friends are trapped in an underground parking lot for what feels like eternity.  They repeat an undetermined period of time and see each other at various periods where one might be arriving for the first time and another might have been down there for years.

Released: 2012

Links and movies to look into later

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