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The past, the present and the future are the playing field for these 6 movies to watch and watch again on streaming services (SVOD). In the menu of this selection: comedy, science fiction, superheroes …
Save the world. Fix the past. Or prepare for a better future. There are a thousand and one reasons to travel through time, as we remember Adam through time. Injected into the Netflix catalog on March 11, 2022, the film teleports space-time pilot Adam (Ryan Reynolds) from 2050 to 2022. It’s quickly the shock of generations: Adam’s 2050 version intersects with the 2022 version of Adam.
Familiar and full of events, Adam through time skillfully exploits this temporary seam. It is a film genre in its own right, which is not particularly well represented in streaming services. Missing from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney +: Looper, Predestination, No time, principles, Almanac Project, prisoners of time, 2067⁇
Fortunately, it is still possible to discover nuggets and classics, as shown in the selection below.
1.Adam through time
Movie. Science fiction. USA, 2022. By Shawn Levy. With Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner. 106 minutes. Netflix.
In one sentence. Adam travels from 2050 to 2022 in hopes of rescuing his wife and receives unexpected help from 12-year-old Adam.
To know. After Fall Guy (Disney +) i Adam through time (Netflix), director Shawn Levy will reunite with Ryan Reynolds on set Deadpool 3.
2.It was time
Movie. Drama. United Kingdom, 2013. By Richard Curtis. With Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy. 123 minutes. Amazon Prime Video.
In one sentence. At 21, Tim discovers that the men in his family have the power to travel through time, with the risk of disaster.
To know. Richard Curtis hits the mark again with this emotional film, then Four weddings and a funeral, Love at first sight in Notting Hill, Love in fact⁇
3.X-Men: Days of the Future Past
Movie. Superheroes. USA / UK, 2014. By Bryan Singer. With Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender. 131 minutes. Disney +.
In one sentence. The X-Men are on the verge of eradication and Wolverine is sent to 1973 to alter the past and reverse the course of history.
To know. In the 1981 comics that inspired the film’s script, it is the mutant Kitty Pride who is sent to the past and not Wolverine.
4.Back to the future
Movie. Science fiction. United States, 1985. By Robert Zemeckis. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson. 116 minutes. Netflix.
In one sentence. Marty McFly is catapulted from 1985 to 1955 and dangerously interferes in the reunion of those who are supposed to become his parents.
To know. To opine back to the future 2 in SVOD, you have to resort to Amazon Prime Video. The third episode is currently for absent subscribers.
5.Very hot tub
Movie. Comedy. United States, 2010. By Steve Pink. With John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson. 99 minutes. Disney +.
In one sentence. Three forty-year-old idlers fall asleep indifferently in a jacuzzi that sends them to the heart of 2006.
To know. Throughout its exploitation, from film to DVD, the film has inherited several French titles: The time machine, The spa to go back in time.
6.The war of tomorrow
Movie. Science fiction. USA, 2021. By Chris McKay. Starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, JK Simmons. 138 minutes. Amazon Prime Video.
In one sentence. Ordinary citizens are recruited by the military and sent to the future to fight an alien threat.
To know. The war of tomorrow is part of the long list of films that have been deprived of theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic.