loaded question: what are your favorite movies that mess with time?

I usually post a new Loaded Question on Monday, but here it is on Tuesday. Because yesterday was a holiday in the UK — I live in London — and I am trying to be better about carving out a little bit of downtime for myself (which is extremely difficult when you work for yourself!). Except now today feels like Monday, so I’m all temporally discombobulated. In honor of this:

What are your favorite movies that mess with time?

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Bluejay
Bluejay
film buff
Thu, May 05, 2022 2:39pm

There are many good/clever time travel movies, but I love Arrival for what it does with the perception of time.

Jess Haskins
Jess Haskins
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moviegoer
Fri, May 06, 2022 3:13pm

Haven’t seen it in ages, but I guess Time Bandits is a classic favorite. Also Groundhog Day. I recently got to see 12:01, the short film that inspired it, which was very cool and worth a watch.

I’m a sucker for time loop stories, which seem to be big these days, especially in video games and tv. Loved Russian Doll—especially neat to me since it takes place on the protagonist’s birthday, the same day as mine, and almost the same year. And in the first season at least, she was even a game developer like me, although in the second season she doesn’t seem to have much of a job other than running around saying crazy stuff to people.