Movie makers like to use the time loop for the extra appeal or the great reveal, but often it sucks. Here are some examples of good used time loops in movies.
The Jacket (2005)
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor’s experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention.
Time Lapse (2014)
Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.
Groundhog Day (1993)
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.
Donnie Darko (2001)
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.