Top 10 Favorite Time Travel Movies.

Time travel. Some people love time travel stories. Other people can't stand them, because the logic of it makes their mind explode. Personally, I enjoy time travel movies. I can put logistics to the side most times and just enjoy it for what it is. So today, I'm going to discuss my Top 10 Favorite Time Travel Movies.

Top 10 Favorite Time Travel Movies.

10. Army of Darkness

Gotta have some Bruce Campbell love in the list, right? The third movie of the Evil Dead trilogy is argued by many to be the best of the bunch. Ash travels back to medieval times and must find the Necronomicon and defeat the demon army. This... is my boomstick.

9. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Of all three Austin Powers movies, the second is my favorite. It just has the most memorable moments. The first one is good, and I never cared much for the third one (Beyonce's character bugs me). But in the middle installment, Austin must travel back in time to regain his mojo, which had been stolen by Fat Bastard on the behalf of Dr. Evil.

8. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

WILD STALLIONS! It's fun and educational (sort of). Bill and Ted join Rufus in a phone booth to travel through time, borrow famous figures, and give a speech on history so they can pass the class and become the most important figures in the future of society. And I'm sure people did it far before this movie came out, but who doesn't think of this one anytime somebody says So - crates instead of sah-cruh-tees?

7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

At least one Terminator movie had to be on the list, so why not the best? It has the best lines, the best villain, and some of the most memorable scenes. This time, Ah-Nuld is the good guy, trying to protect John Connor from the T-1000... the role poor Robert Patrick will always be seen as.

6. Twelve Monkeys

Bruce Willis travels through time in order to get information and stop the world from entering a post-apocalyptic state. And it has one of Brad Pitt's best performances. Did you know that in order to get him to tweak like that, they took away his cigarettes and made him basically go through withdrawal? Crazy stuff.

5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The only anime on the list. This really is a great movie. A high school girl discovers that she, if she gains enough momentum and concentrates, can literally leap through time. But, of course, she doesn't always think of the consequences of her actions. If you haven't seen it and you like time travel movies, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out.

4. The Butterfly Effect

Say what you may about Ashton Kutcher, but this is a really good movie. Ashton realizes he has to ability to place himself back in the body of his younger self to alter events of his past and try to better his future. But, of course, every action has the titular butterfly effect, drastically changing something he didn't expect.

3. Timecrimes

Man, it's hard to talk about this movie without spoiling it. It's a Spanish movie that came out not too long ago. A man, after witnessing a crime, is chased to a lab where he hides out, on accident, within a time machine that transports him back earlier that day. And from there, things escalate from bad to worse. It's totally an amazing movie, and I don't want to say more than I already have to avoid any kind of spoilers.

2. Back to the Future (trilogy)

This is essentially for the whole trilogy, but if I had to pick, I'd go for the first or second. I say the second, because I like the whole bit where he travels back to the past again and has to avoid his actions from the first movie while performing the new actions he needs to perform. But, of course, the first is a classic in and of itself. The third is good, but I was never as fond of the third.

1. Groundhog Day

This might almost be a cheat answer, but it was listed under time travel movies. Bill Murray has to repeat the same day over and over (essentially time traveling back to the same day against his will) until he gets it right. It's classic, and it's great. And whether or not you think it belongs on this list, I'm putting it!


  1. Bill and Ted is awesome!! Only the first one, though. Groundhog day is one of the best movies ever.

  2. I'll accept Groundhog Day, but no way it should be above the ultimate time travel movie Back to the Future.

  3. I'd like to repeat the key word of "favorite" in this list :P .

  4. Any cheat that allows Groundhog Day to be #1 on a list can't be a bad cheat.

  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

    (I can feel your hatred charging through the internet to find me and kill me through my monitor.)

  6. Of course, PoA did come to mind when I was putting the list together. Then it automatically went to the "Hell no" section.

    *glares at Rachel*

  7. I like that Butterfly Effect is on here. That's an underrated film.

  8. You had me until the Butterfly Effect. I could never get into that movie. I will check out #3 and #5 because I am a sucker for a good time travel flick.

    I can't believe you left out Timecop! One of my all-time favorites. You get to see JCVD kick butt in the past and the future! :-)

  9. Timecop actually ain't a bad movie, a notable feat considering its star. And it has some decent time travel shit going on.

    Dude, where's Primer?!

    Groundhog Day is an incredible cheat. I disapprove despite loving that flick. If I were to cheat, I'd have Idiocracy on my list. :D

    Glad to see 12 Monkeys - that was amongst the first to come to mind.

    LOL @ Rachel. If she hadn't said it, I would've.

    Still need to see Timecrimes...

  10. Actually haven't seen Timecop, and I didn't like Primer.

  11. You must watch Timecop asap! After mentioning it, I've been jonesin' to watch it again. It was probably the last good movie JCVD did in the 90s. After it, Street Fighter was released and, well, you know.


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