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TENET and 5 More Time-Bending Movies

A look at time manipulation in the movies.

To celebrate the release of Tenet, available now on 4K UHD, Blu-Ra, DVD and Digital Download, we are taking a look at other time-bending films that like to trick yet excite audiences through their use of time travel.

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The highest grossing film ever made, Avengers: Endgame is a superhero film based on the characters in Marvel Comics. This film wrapped up a franchise following up from the success of Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 where the surviving Avengers gather their allies to fight against Thanos to try and reverse the destruction he caused in Infinity War. To do this they must travel in time through the quantum realm and go back to retrieve the Infinity Stones from the past. A dangerous mission but one that, if successful, could bring back all the life that was lost.

Minority Report

Minority Report (2002)
In Washington DC in 2054, the police department have developed a PreCrime operation where they can used mutated humans to visualise crime before it is going to happen by receiving visions of the future. One day PreCrime Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is accused that he will commit a murder himself in the next 36 hours. Now on the run from the police, Anderton must find a way to prove his innocence and clear his name, however this may expose the entire PreCrime system.

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Another sci-fi starring Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow takes place in a future where an alien race has begun invading Earth. Soldier William Cage (Cruise) discovers he has the mysterious ability to relive the same day at battle again and again. With the help of Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), the two work together to use his ability to time loop to help defeat the army of aliens.


Inception (2010)
Inception follows Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a professional thief in the art of extraction; gaining valuable information from deep within someone’s subconscious using a dream sharing technology. Cobb is asked to perform a process called “Inception” in exchange for his criminal history being wiped. “Inception” is the act of implanting someone’s idea into another person while they are dreaming. This is a complex film that delves deep into different timelines and layers of the subconscious.


Looper (2012)
In the year 2074, the mob has discovered a way to kill someone discreetly; the target is sent back in time where a contract killer called a “looper” awaits to finish the job. However, one day Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), one of the professional loopers, learns the mob are trying to close the loop by sending Joe’s future self back in time for his own assassination.


Tenet (2020)
Tenet follows a secret agent (John David Washington), known as The Protagonist, as he manipulates the flow of time to avert a World War. He must learn to master not time travel, but time inversion in order to stop Russian billionaire Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh) from destroying everything.

Tenet is available now on 4K UHD, Blu-Ra, DVD and Digital Download.