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15th May '18 4:27:51 AM TompaDompa
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* ''Film/AprilShowers'' begins InMediasRes, and then goes on to show HowWeGotHere and the aftermath in roughly chronological order, with a large number of flashbacks throughout.
14th Apr '18 10:27:36 PM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks'': In Season 2, the episodes "PJ Robot/PJ Powerup" come after "Wacky Floats/Romeo's Disguise" by both production order and airdate, but chronologically the former 2 are set before the latter since they introduce the PJ Mask's new RobotBuddy and powers, which were already present in the latter 2.
12th Apr '18 3:27:55 AM jormis29
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* The Ultimate Thor miniseries was essentially three stories in one: Thor in Ancient Times, Baron Zemo -- [[spoiler: who is actually Loki in disguise]] -'s plots involving Frost Giants in the middle of World War II, and Thor shortly before joining The Ultimates. The mini jumped between all three of these very sporadically.

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* The Ultimate Thor ''ComicBook/UltimateThor'' miniseries was essentially three stories in one: Thor in Ancient Times, Baron Zemo -- [[spoiler: who is actually Loki in disguise]] -'s plots involving Frost Giants in the middle of World War II, and Thor shortly before joining The Ultimates. The mini jumped between all three of these very sporadically.
3rd Apr '18 10:34:59 AM ZimFan89
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* Since ''Fanfic/EarthsAlienHistory'' is a collaborative timeline composed by several different writers putting it together piecemeal, entries are sometimes put up that take place before older posts. Fortunately, Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom's threadmark option enables the readers to go through everything in the proper order.
22nd Mar '18 12:07:15 PM longWriter
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* ''Music/KidsPraise'': This is perhaps the most bizarre example of this trope in existence, and applies simultaneously on a meta level ''and'' PlayedForDrama in-universe. Hold on to your hats, folks:
** In real life, the tenth Kid's Praise album was released before the ninth, and this was intentional.
** The ninth album was actually a prop and a plot point in the tenth album: Risky Rat stole every copy of the ninth album, and this even happened ''in'' the tenth album as a cliffhanger. It was stated during the tenth album that the aesops in the ninth album were about helping kids grow as Christians.
** When the ninth album was released, the overall plot of the ninth album was chasing Risky Rat to recover...[[MindScrew the ninth album]]. During this adventure, there are songs and lessons about how to grow as a Christian.
** [[spoiler: Risky Rat succeeded in destroying every copy of the ninth album [[MindScrew during the ninth album]]. However, it turns out Rhythm was using a tape recorder to record the whole adventure, including the songs and lessons about growing as a Christian that happened during tha adventure, and everything that Rhythm recorded functioned as a ''replacement for'' the ninth album!]]
26th Feb '18 8:05:13 PM rjd1922
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** The second season kicked off by inserting the new episodes into the rerun of the first season via chronological order (well, chronological except for the TimeTravel). Thus, "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody", part of season 2, was inserted after the BaseballEpisode, "The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi". The second season is thus [[AnachronicOrder not a sequel of the first season]].

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** The second season kicked off by inserting the new episodes into the rerun of the first season via chronological order (well, chronological except for the TimeTravel). Thus, "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody", part of season 2, was inserted after the BaseballEpisode, "The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi". The second season is thus [[AnachronicOrder not a sequel of the first season]].season.
18th Feb '18 1:28:32 AM crazyrabbits
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* In film this dates at least as far back as 1933 and ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory''. The film jumps back and forth between three different time periods. There's the present-day setting of the StartsWithTheirFuneral FramingDevice, there are the flashbacks of his early life and his romance with Sally, and there are the flashbacks of his later life as a railroad magnate with a TrophyWife. And the film alternates between the two flashback timelines, cutting back and forth from Tom as a young man to Tom as an older man to Tom as a dead man in the framing device.
* ''Film/TheFountain''. Indeed, it's not clear if the three versions of the main character are in the same timeline, since at least one may be a fictional version of the real Tom, but he jumps back and forth between similar scenes in each of the three stories as if experiencing deja vu.
* Perhaps the most severe example is ''Film/TwentyOneGrams'', which takes huge leaps in chronology, with no framing device and no discernible pattern, more or less scene to scene. It takes about half an hour and a carefully-made flowchart of the plot points presented thus far to orient yourself enough to know what's going on in any given scene.
* ''Film/DistantVoicesStillLives'' runs it a close second, though; about all you can say is that scenes in the first half of the film chronologically precede scenes in the second half. Otherwise, the film operates in a kind of free-associative manner, slipping backwards and forwards through the years, mimicking the mechanisms of memory.
* Used with great success in several of Creator/QuentinTarantino's films.
** ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' jumps back and forth between before the robbery and after it, but never shows the robbery in progress.
** ''Film/PulpFiction'' begins and ends in the same scene, and [[spoiler: we see one character ''die'' in a scene before he plays his role in the climax.]] ''Pulp Fiction'''s proper chronological order of events: [[spoiler: The prologue to the Gold Watch, the prologue to Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, The Bonnie Incident, the Restaurant, Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, the Gold Watch]].
*** This is a bit of FridgeBrilliance. The climax revolves around Jules believing that surviving the apartment gunfight was a sign from God that he needed to give up his sinful ways and seek atonement. Vincent scoffs at this interpretation and believes it to be just a fluke. [[spoiler: However, the audience has previously seen in the film what happens in later events after this discussion: Vincent is killed.]]
** ''Film/JackieBrown'' is told in a linear fashion, except for the sequence with the money drop, which is told from three perspectives in a manner similar to ''Reservoir Dogs'' and ''Pulp Fiction''.
** ''Film/KillBill'' helps us track the timeline by the Bride's list of people to kill. Notably, we see one name crossed off her list in the beginning of the first film who doesn't die until the climax.
** ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' has events that happen before the film's start shown close to the end of the film. [[spoiler:This scene reveals who's working with Daisy Domergue.]]
* The ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''The Tale of the Silver Sight'' temporarily uses the "same time frame from different perspectives" approach, without TheRashomon or flashbacks.
* The movie ''Film/{{Go}}'' follows several different groups of people during the same 24 hour period, with some interaction between the various groups.
* ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' flips back and forth a bit, changing scenes as you go, and for part of the film you're confused about which part of the relationship is being portrayed. [[spoiler: Pay attention to Clementine's hair colour if you're confused.]]

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* In film this dates at least as far back as 1933 and ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory''. The film jumps back and forth between three different time periods. There's ''Film/BadTiming'' skips around the present-day setting of the StartsWithTheirFuneral FramingDevice, there are the flashbacks of his early life and his romance with Sally, and there are the flashbacks of his later life as a railroad magnate with a TrophyWife. And the film alternates between the two flashback timelines, cutting back and forth from Tom as a young man to Tom as an older man to Tom as a dead man in the framing device.
* ''Film/TheFountain''. Indeed, it's not clear if the three versions
events of the main character are in the same timeline, since at least one may be a fictional version of the real Tom, but he jumps back and forth between similar scenes in each of the three stories as if experiencing deja vu.
* Perhaps the most severe example is ''Film/TwentyOneGrams'', which takes huge leaps in chronology, with no framing device and no discernible pattern, more or less scene to scene. It takes about half an hour and a carefully-made flowchart of the plot points presented thus far to orient yourself enough to know what's going on in any given scene.
* ''Film/DistantVoicesStillLives'' runs it a close second, though; about all you can say is that scenes in the first half of the film chronologically precede scenes in the second half. Otherwise, the film operates in a kind of free-associative manner, slipping backwards and forwards through the years, mimicking the mechanisms of memory.
* Used with great success in several of Creator/QuentinTarantino's films.
** ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' jumps back and forth between before the robbery and after it, but never shows the robbery in progress.
** ''Film/PulpFiction'' begins and ends in the same scene, and [[spoiler: we see one character ''die'' in a scene before he plays his role in the climax.]] ''Pulp Fiction'''s proper chronological order of events: [[spoiler: The prologue to the Gold Watch, the prologue to Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, The Bonnie Incident, the Restaurant, Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, the Gold Watch]].
*** This is a bit of FridgeBrilliance. The climax revolves around Jules believing that surviving the apartment gunfight was a sign from God that he needed to give up his sinful ways and seek atonement. Vincent scoffs at this interpretation and believes it to be just a fluke. [[spoiler: However, the audience has previously seen in the film what happens in later events after this discussion: Vincent is killed.]]
** ''Film/JackieBrown'' is told in a linear fashion, except for the sequence with the money drop, which is told from three perspectives in a manner similar to ''Reservoir Dogs'' and ''Pulp Fiction''.
** ''Film/KillBill'' helps us track the timeline by the Bride's list of people to kill. Notably, we see one name crossed off her list in the beginning of the first film who doesn't die until the climax.
** ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' has events that happen before the film's start shown close to the end of the film. [[spoiler:This scene reveals who's working with Daisy Domergue.]]
* The ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''The Tale of the Silver Sight'' temporarily uses the "same time frame from different perspectives" approach, without TheRashomon or flashbacks.
* The movie ''Film/{{Go}}'' follows several different groups of people during the same 24 hour period, with some interaction between the various groups.
* ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' flips back and forth a bit, changing scenes as you go, and for part of the film you're confused about which part of the
characters' disastrous relationship and its aftermath, often to juxtapose its sweet beginnings with its grim end.
* The western ''Film/{{Brimstone}}''
is divided into four non-chronological segments. It starts off with Liz being portrayed. [[spoiler: Pay attention confronted by a sinister Reverend who vows that she will receive retribution for her sins, then the next two segments work backwards to Clementine's hair colour if you're confused.]]explain their history together. The fourth segment takes place after the first one and features their final confrontation.



* ''Film/{{Premonition}}'' with Sandra Bullock scrambles a week out of order for the viewers and the main character.



* ''Film/{{Rendition}}'' follows two different subplots at the same time, but doesn't reveal till the very end that they take place at different times in the story.
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Applies ever since ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' made it easier to go with prequels. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' preceded the original trilogy, then ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' preceded that (while also following the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII opening flashback of the first movie), ''Film/TheWolverine'' was a sequel to ''The Last Stand'' (with the opening being set in WWII as well), and then ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' acted as a sequel to both ''The Wolverine'' and ''First Class'' simultaneously due to TimeTravel. ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' follows the "past" timeline as well, albeit in an AlternateTimeline.
* The movie version of ''Film/SpeedRacer'' jumps back and forth in time constantly.
* The storylines of the ''Film/{{Juon}}'' series, as well as the US remake series, ''Film/TheGrudge'', are told in this fashion.
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' shows the same 20 minutes over and over from a different perspective.
* The Creator/AkiraKurosawa classic ''Film/{{IKIRU}}'' (Japanese for "to live") spends its first half being very straightforward and chronological with the main character learning that he has a terminal illness and trying to find a way to make some kind of meaning out of his life. When he lands on the idea of spear heading a movement to turn a hazardous landfill into a play ground the movie shifts narrative style. [[spoiler:The latter half takes place at his funeral as various people recount stories about the man's last days and how he badgered other departments into working on the idea and cutting through the usual bureaucratic system to get the job done.]]

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* ''Film/{{Rendition}}'' follows two different subplots at the same time, but doesn't reveal till the very end that they take place at different times in the story.
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Applies ever since ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' made it easier to go with prequels. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' preceded the original trilogy, then ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' preceded that (while also following the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII opening flashback of the first movie), ''Film/TheWolverine'' was a sequel to
The ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''The Last Stand'' (with Tale of the opening being set in WWII as well), and then ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' acted as a sequel to both ''The Wolverine'' and ''First Class'' simultaneously due to TimeTravel. ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' follows Silver Sight'' temporarily uses the "past" timeline as well, albeit in an AlternateTimeline.
"same time frame from different perspectives" approach, without TheRashomon or flashbacks.
* The movie version of ''Film/SpeedRacer'' ''Film/DaughtersOfTheDust'' jumps back and forth in time constantly.
* The storylines of the ''Film/{{Juon}}'' series, as well as the US remake series, ''Film/TheGrudge'', are told in this fashion.
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' shows the same 20 minutes
over and over from the course of a different perspective.
day to show various events happening around the island.
* The Creator/AkiraKurosawa classic ''Film/{{IKIRU}}'' (Japanese for "to live") spends its In ''Film/Deadpool2016'', the first half being very straightforward and chronological with the main character learning that he has a terminal illness and trying to find a way to make some kind of meaning out of his life. When he lands on the idea of spear heading a movement to turn a hazardous landfill into a play ground the movie shifts narrative style. [[spoiler:The latter cuts between Deadpool's fight on the highway and Wade's time with Vanessa before he became Deadpool.
* ''Film/DistantVoicesStillLives'': about all you can say is that scenes in the first
half of the film chronologically precede scenes in the second half. Otherwise, the film operates in a kind of free-associative manner, slipping backwards and forwards through the years, mimicking the mechanisms of memory.
* The film ''Film/ElevenFourteen'' shows the convergence of events around that time of night in an anachronic order, with each segment centering on one particular character's involvement in the events.
* ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' flips back and forth a bit, changing scenes as you go, and for part of the film you're confused about which part of the relationship is being portrayed. [[spoiler: Pay attention to Clementine's hair colour if you're confused.]]
* ''Film/{{Exotica}}'': Through the film there are various flashbacks of two scenes that take place before the story, both are completed at the end of the film.
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious: Tokyo Drift'' is the third film released in the ''Fast and the Furious'' franchise, but
takes place at his funeral as various people recount stories about chronologically after the man's last days and how he badgered other departments into working on the idea and cutting through the usual bureaucratic system to get the job done.]]events of ''Fast & Furious 6''.
* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' cuts around a bit early on.



* The movie ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' is so named because the larger story is broken up into five shorter stories, which follow a normal causal sequence, but are shown out of order.
* The opening scene of ''Film/TrickRTreat'' is, chronologically, the very last event in the film. After this scene, it tells three stories that are more or less set simultaneously, before backing up to the beginning with another story, set during a time skip. It ends just before the opening scene.
* ''Film/TwoForTheRoad'' intercuts five different timelines to show a couple (Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) as they first meet, get married, drift apart, and reconcile. The juxtapositions produced by this juggling make the story quite poignant.
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' -- made even more confusing because the plot itself is about time travel, so it's a chronological mess.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' is so named because ''Film/TheFountain''. Indeed, it's not clear if the larger story is broken up into five shorter stories, which follow a normal causal sequence, but three versions of the main character are shown out of order.
* The opening scene of ''Film/TrickRTreat'' is, chronologically, the very last event
in the film. After this scene, it tells same timeline, since at least one may be a fictional version of the real Tom, but he jumps back and forth between similar scenes in each of the three stories as if experiencing deja vu.
* The movie ''Film/{{Go}}'' follows several different groups of people during the same 24 hour period, with some interaction between the various groups.
* Documentary film ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'' tells the story of a mining strike in 1972-73. While the strike itself is shown in roughly chronological order, those scenes are intercut with scenes
that skip back and forth to an earlier 1931 strike in Harlan County, a rigged 1969 United Mine Workers election (and the murder of the challenger), and the conviction of the corrupt murderous UMW president, which took place in 1974 after the strike was over.
* The fourth film in the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' franchise, ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'', is canonically the ''last'' entry in the story, despite a litany of DirectToVideo sequels being released after it. While the first three films followed a generally linear story pattern, ''Bloodline'' itself is set in three time periods -- 1796 (showing the creation of the Lament Configuration), 1996 and the "[[DistantFuture present day]]" of 2127, in which [[spoiler:Pinhead is canonically KilledOffForReal in the film series]].
* The Creator/AkiraKurosawa classic ''Film/{{IKIRU}}'' (Japanese for "to live") spends its first half being very straightforward and chronological with the main character learning that he has a terminal illness and trying to find a way to make some kind of meaning out of his life. When he lands on the idea of spear heading a movement to turn a hazardous landfill into a play ground the movie shifts narrative style. [[spoiler:The latter half takes place at his funeral as various people recount stories about the man's last days and how he badgered other departments into working on the idea and cutting through the usual bureaucratic system to get the job done.]]
* The storylines of the ''Film/{{Juon}}'' series, as well as the US remake series, ''Film/TheGrudge'',
are more or less set simultaneously, before backing up told in this fashion.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' starts out with the destruction of Krypton, then jumps ahead
to Clark in his thirties, followed by various flashbacks of his life. Of course, the Superman mythos has become so ingrained in pop culture that audience members will probably understand the flashbacks easily. The flashbacks also help the film's overall pacing since the audience isn't treated to a big info dump at the beginning with another story, set during a time skip. It ends just before of the opening scene.
movie.
* ''Film/TwoForTheRoad'' intercuts five different timelines to show a couple (Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) as they first meet, get married, drift apart, and reconcile. The juxtapositions produced by this juggling make Most of the story quite poignant.
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' -- made even more confusing because the plot itself is about time travel, so it's a
films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological mess.round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016. Both are released in 2017.
* The first ''Film/MonsterVerse'' movie, ''Film/Godzilla2014'', takes place in... well, [[CaptainObvious 2014]]. The second movie, ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', takes place in 1973.



* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' cuts around a bit early on.
* ''Film/BadTiming'' skips around the events of the main characters' disastrous relationship and its aftermath, often to juxtapose its sweet beginnings with its grim end.
* Creator/StevenSoderbergh uses this trope occasionally
** ''Film/TheLimey'' uses it within some scenes, shifting back and forth between moments, often with the sound from the next moment taking over just before the jump.
** ''Film/TheGirlfriendExperience'' cuts back and forth between a number of storylines within the life of the two main characters. Some of the storylines are single conversations, while others span days or weeks
** ''Film/OutOfSight'' did this, in a divergence from the novel by Creator/ElmoreLeonard. It generally considered to have improved the story.
* The film ''Film/ElevenFourteen'' shows the convergence of events around that time of night in an anachronic order, with each segment centering on one particular character's involvement in the events.



* ''Toto the Hero'' is set in the current day, but jumps back and forth in flashbacks.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' starts out with the destruction of Krypton, then jumps ahead to Clark in his thirties, followed by various flashbacks of his life. Of course, the Superman mythos has become so ingrained in pop culture that audience members will probably understand the flashbacks easily. The flashbacks also help the film's overall pacing since the audience isn't treated to a big info dump at the beginning of the movie.
* The Holocaust documentary ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' is largely composed of a series of interviews, which are arranged thematically rather than in any particular chronological order.
* ''Film/{{Exotica}}'': Through the film there are various flashbacks of two scenes that take place before the story, both are completed at the end of the film.

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* ''Toto the Hero'' is set in the current day, but This dates at least as far back as 1933 and ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory''. The film jumps back and forth in flashbacks.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' starts out with
between three different time periods. There's the destruction present-day setting of Krypton, then jumps ahead to Clark in his thirties, followed by various the StartsWithTheirFuneral FramingDevice, there are the flashbacks of his life. Of course, the Superman mythos has become so ingrained in pop culture that audience members will probably understand early life and his romance with Sally, and there are the flashbacks easily. of his later life as a railroad magnate with a TrophyWife. And the film alternates between the two flashback timelines, cutting back and forth from Tom as a young man to Tom as an older man to Tom as a dead man in the framing device.
* ''Film/{{Premonition}}'' with Sandra Bullock scrambles a week out of order for the viewers and the main character.
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' -- made even more confusing because the plot itself is about time travel, so it's a chronological mess.
* Used with great success in several of Creator/QuentinTarantino's films.
** ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' jumps back and forth between before the robbery and after it, but never shows the robbery in progress.
** ''Film/PulpFiction'' begins and ends in the same scene, and [[spoiler: we see one character ''die'' in a scene before he plays his role in the climax.]] ''Pulp Fiction'''s proper chronological order of events: [[spoiler:
The flashbacks also help prologue to the film's overall pacing since Gold Watch, the audience isn't treated prologue to Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, The Bonnie Incident, the Restaurant, Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife, the Gold Watch]].
** ''Film/JackieBrown'' is told in
a big info dump at linear fashion, except for the sequence with the money drop, which is told from three perspectives in a manner similar to ''Reservoir Dogs'' and ''Pulp Fiction''.
** ''Film/KillBill'' helps us track the timeline by the Bride's list of people to kill. Notably, we see one name crossed off her list in
the beginning of the movie.
* The Holocaust documentary ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' is largely composed of a series of interviews, which are arranged thematically rather than in any particular chronological order.
* ''Film/{{Exotica}}'': Through the
first film there are various flashbacks of two scenes who doesn't die until the climax.
** ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' has events
that take place happen before the story, both are completed at film's start shown close to the end of the film.film. [[spoiler:This scene reveals who's working with Daisy Domergue.]]



* Documentary film ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'' tells the story of a mining strike in 1972-73. While the strike itself is shown in roughly chronological order, those scenes are intercut with scenes that skip back and forth to an earlier 1931 strike in Harlan County, a rigged 1969 United Mine Workers election (and the murder of the challenger), and the conviction of the corrupt murderous UMW president, which took place in 1974 after the strike was over.
* In ''Film/Deadpool2016'', the first half of the movie cuts between Deadpool's fight on the highway and Wade's time with Vanessa before he became Deadpool.
* Most of the films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016. Both are released in 2017.
* The western ''Film/{{Brimstone}}'' is divided into four non-chronological segments. It starts off with Liz being confronted by a sinister Reverend who vows that she will receive retribution for her sins, then the next two segments work backwards to explain their history together. The fourth segment takes place after the first one and features their final confrontation.
* The first ''Film/MonsterVerse'' movie, ''Film/Godzilla2014'', takes place in... well, [[CaptainObvious 2014]]. The second movie, ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', takes place in 1973.
* ''Film/DaughtersOfTheDust'' jumps back and forth in time over the course of a day to show various events happening around the island.

to:

* Documentary film ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'' tells the story The Holocaust documentary ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' is largely composed of a mining strike series of interviews, which are arranged thematically rather than in 1972-73. While the strike itself is shown in roughly any particular chronological order, those scenes are intercut with scenes that skip back and forth to an earlier 1931 strike in Harlan County, a rigged 1969 United Mine Workers election (and the murder of the challenger), and the conviction of the corrupt murderous UMW president, which took place in 1974 after the strike was over.
order.
* In ''Film/Deadpool2016'', the first half of the The movie cuts between Deadpool's fight on the highway and Wade's time with Vanessa before he became Deadpool.
* Most
version of the films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016. Both are released in 2017.
* The western ''Film/{{Brimstone}}'' is divided into four non-chronological segments. It starts off with Liz being confronted by a sinister Reverend who vows that she will receive retribution for her sins, then the next two segments work backwards to explain their history together. The fourth segment takes place after the first one and features their final confrontation.
* The first ''Film/MonsterVerse'' movie, ''Film/Godzilla2014'', takes place in... well, [[CaptainObvious 2014]]. The second movie, ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', takes place in 1973.
* ''Film/DaughtersOfTheDust''
''Film/SpeedRacer'' jumps back and forth in time constantly.
* The movie ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' is so named because the larger story is broken up into five shorter stories, which follow a normal causal sequence, but are shown out of order.
* Creator/StevenSoderbergh uses this trope occasionally
** ''Film/TheLimey'' uses it within some scenes, shifting back and forth between moments, often with the sound from the next moment taking
over just before the course jump.
** ''Film/TheGirlfriendExperience'' cuts back and forth between a number
of storylines within the life of the two main characters. Some of the storylines are single conversations, while others span days or weeks
** ''Film/OutOfSight'' did this, in
a day divergence from the novel by Creator/ElmoreLeonard. It generally considered to have improved the story.
* ''Toto the Hero'' is set in the current day, but jumps back and forth in flashbacks.
* The opening scene of ''Film/TrickRTreat'' is, chronologically, the very last event in the film. After this scene, it tells three stories that are more or less set simultaneously, before backing up to the beginning with another story, set during a time skip. It ends just before the opening scene.
* ''Film/TwentyOneGrams'', which takes huge leaps in chronology, with no framing device and no discernible pattern, more or less scene-to-scene. It takes about half an hour and a carefully-made flowchart of the plot points presented thus far to orient yourself enough to know what's going on in any given scene.
* ''Film/TwoForTheRoad'' intercuts five different timelines
to show various events happening around a couple (Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) as they first meet, get married, drift apart, and reconcile. The juxtapositions produced by this juggling make the island.story quite poignant.
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' shows the same 20 minutes over and over from a different perspective.
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Applies ever since ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' made it easier to go with prequels. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' preceded the original trilogy, then ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' preceded that (while also following the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII opening flashback of the first movie), ''Film/TheWolverine'' was a sequel to ''The Last Stand'' (with the opening being set in WWII as well), and then ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' acted as a sequel to both ''The Wolverine'' and ''First Class'' simultaneously due to TimeTravel. ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' follows the "past" timeline as well, albeit in an AlternateTimeline.
10th Feb '18 9:58:15 AM hyrule_warrior
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** It was implied in the ''Before Awakening'' DLC of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' that the game takes place many years before Awakening, altough the games don't take place on the same continents.
27th Jan '18 11:45:30 AM nombretomado
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* As always, WilliamShakespeare did it first: his histories were written completely out of their chronological order. Even the three parts of ''Theatre/HenryVI'' weren't written in order (he wrote 2, then 3, then 1).
* TomStoppard's ''Theatre/{{Arcadia}}'' cuts back and forth between 1809 and the 1990s, with the present day characters discussing the events of the past and props being passed back and forth from era to era.

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* As always, WilliamShakespeare Creator/WilliamShakespeare did it first: his histories were written completely out of their chronological order. Even the three parts of ''Theatre/HenryVI'' weren't written in order (he wrote 2, then 3, then 1).
* TomStoppard's Creator/TomStoppard's ''Theatre/{{Arcadia}}'' cuts back and forth between 1809 and the 1990s, with the present day characters discussing the events of the past and props being passed back and forth from era to era.
19th Jan '18 1:28:14 PM HyperKunoichi
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** Because of how prevalent it is throughout the series, it's worth noting that ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' marks the first time since the very first game that this trope is completely averted, with even the DLC case taking place after the events of the main game.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.AnachronicOrder