Must-Stream Movies: The 'Back to the Future' Trilogy

In honor of October 21st, also known as "Back to the Future" day, we're recommending a revisit to the entire trilogy.

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future."

© Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

The future is upon us because tomorrow marks the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly headed out to the future!

Luckily, we don't need a time machine to go back and relive this legendary trilogy because all three of these must-stream movies are currently available for viewing on Netflix as well as other platforms.

The films set the standard for cinematic time travel as we know it, so we highly recommend you take your own time to binge the heck out of 'em.

  • Back to the Future
    Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future."

    © Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    If you stumble upon any movie list of the best time travel movies ever, this amazing entertainment will most likely be at the top of it. The epic movie played a part in laying the groundwork for all time traveling films that followed it. Referenced time and again in various other tv shows and films, the classic was most recently given a shout-out in "Avengers: Endgame" during a hilarious conversation between Ant-Man and Iron Man about the particulars of time travel. If you've wondered what it would be like to know your parents when they were your age, this one provides a hilarious, heartfelt glimpse at that scenario.

    Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

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    Back to the Future

    Comedy / 1985 / PG

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  • Back to the Future Part II
    Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in "Back to the Future Part II."

    © Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    The next film in the trilogy gives audiences their first look at how the future will shape up, taking place three decades later from the '85 original - October 21, 2015 to be exact. Unfortunately, our actual society didn't quite live up to the fun, larger than life expectations set here (where are our hoverboards and flying cars??). Also, if you're wondering how it would be to see your future self, hopefully you'll have better luck than Marty and Jennifer do.

    Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

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    Back to the Future Part II

    Comedy / 1989 / PG

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  • Back to the Future Part III
    Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future Part III."

    © Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Though it's the third film, it's also technically the first, with our heroes traveling back to the year 1885. It's a rootin' tootin' good-time cowboy movie that also offers up a chance to see the first ever Clint Eastwood shootout...at least with someone who claims their name's Clint Eastwood. The biggest takeaway from this worthy finale is Doc Brown's inspirational quote, "Your future hasn't been written yet, no one's has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one."

    Now streaming on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

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    Back to the Future Part III

    Western / 1990 / PG

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Jesse Conner

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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