The one thing there never seems to be enough of is time. It’d be great to have an old DeLorean that could helps us time travel so we could actually do everything we want to get done, but unfortunately we’re not lucky enough to know the Doc.

Thankfully, what we DO have are some film favorites about time that teach some great time management tips we can apply to the workplace!

Groundhog Day

Tip learned: Don’t waste time repeating the same tasks over and over and over again! Use Rubex by eFileCabinet to help with automating your workflows and paper processes. If you’re already using eFileCabinet to help with automation (go you!), there might be some additional ways you can automate other redundant office tasks you’re performing.

Back to the Future

Tip learned: Just like Marty McFly has to be careful with his actions in the past so he doesn’t accidentally erase himself, we have to be careful with our time so we don’t erase productivity! Audit your time to find any time wasters that could be eliminated and improve your productivity.

Source Code

Tip learned: Set a time limit for your tasks. (No, it doesn’t have to be just 8 minutes like in Source Code!) When you have a lot to do, it helps to set a deadline for yourself and complete the task. You’ll be amazed at how creative you can get to complete your tasks within your time limit.


Tip learned: Don’t let the current You kill off the future You with stress by making mistakes with your time management now. The sooner you implement processes to be more efficient and productive, the less headache you’ll have down the road.

Avengers: End Game

Tip learned: When the Avengers realize the only way to save everyone that has been erased is to go back into time, they don’t just jump back in time and hope for the best. They come up with a plan and execute it with precision. Planning your time by creating a schedule will help you stay on top of tasks, get to meetings on time, and overall be more productive. You can even use automatic workflows to set reminders in eFileCabinet for office tasks you need to complete and when you need to do it.

13 Going On 30 

Tip learned: You know how Jenna Rink opens her eyes and she suddenly is 30, and she doesn’t know what she’s supposed to be doing? She has to look around for notes and other clues of her life to tell her what to do. Our brains are only able to hold so much information, so instead of trying to remember everything you need to get done- write it down! Keep a to-do list and a schedule written on paper (or your computer!) so you’re never scrambling like Jenna while trying to remember what you are supposed to be doing.

Planet of the Apes

Tip learned: When the astronauts crash onto a planet living in the future, they’ve got to be flexible and learn to adapt to the new world if they want to survive. Be flexible with your time because things change. Sometimes, you’ll have to change up your processes to be more efficient and keep up with the pace of your business. To help you, eFileCabinet provides state of the art, cutting-edge technology that evolves with your business, helping you to stay productive and flexible.

In Time

Tip learned: You only have so much time to complete the tasks you need to get done, so it’s important to use it wisely. Don’t waste your time on redundant tasks, instead improve your efficiency by automating your processes, keeping a to-do list, and being intentional with your time while in the office.


Tip learned: Who can forget absolute driven focus of the Terminator to kill Sarah Connor? Nothing distracts him from his purpose! In business, time is one of your most valuable resources, so it’s important to have terminator-style laser focus on our tasks. According to studies done, every single distraction on average can add an additional 15 minutes or more to the amount of time it takes to complete a task. Use a schedule to block out your time to focus on high-priority items where you’ll have zero distractions.

Which movies about time gave you the best tips? We’d love to hear what tips you’re implementing for your business and support your goals, so let’s talk! Register for a quick, free demo and start paving the way for better time management (and more!) for your business.