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Favorite Time Travel Films
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Back to the Future (1985)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure and Thomas F. Wllson
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
[Also known as 'Biggles']
Director: John Hough
Based on the 'Biggles' novels by W.E. Johns
Starring: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Peter Cusing, Fiona Hutchison and Francesca Gonshaw
One minute, New Yorker advertising expert Jim Ferguson is at a business party, the next he finds himself back in time in 1917 in a World War I plane fight. Mr. Raymond explains to him that he has a time-twin, to whom he's relocated in space and time whenever one of them is in trouble. He has to help his twin, biplane pilot Biggles, in an attempt to destroy a German super weapon that could help them win the war. Of course, it's hard for Jim to explain his sudden disappearances to his fiancée, Debbie.
Director: Donna Deitch
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman and Mimi Rogers
When Hannah Stern, a 13 year-old girl neglectful to her Jewish heritage and "tired of remembering," goes to open the door to the prophet Elijha during the Seder she finds herself in 1940s Poland. After being sent to a Nazi concentration camp she must use her knowledge of the future to survive the past and learn something about the importance of remembering.
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Starring: Tomoyo Harada, Ryoichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Yukari Tsuda, Ittoku Kishibe, Takako Irie and Toshie Negishi
A Japanese high school girl discovers that she suddenly has the ability to travel in time.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Based on the novel 'La Planète des singes' by Pierre Boulle
Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison and Woodrow Parfrey
Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Based on the novel by Richard Matheson
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer and Teresa Wright
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
The Terminator (1984)
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Time Bandits (1981)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Michael Palin
Producer: George Harrison
Starring: Sean Connery, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Ian Holm, David Warner, Shelley Duvall, Katharine Helomd, Peter Vaughn, Ralph Richardson and Craig Warnock
Kevin, an imaginative child, goes on a time-travelling adventure with a bunch of treasure-hunting dwarves, who have "borrowed" a map to the Universe's time holes from The Supreme Being.
The Time Machine (1960)
Director: George Pal
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd and Bob Barran
A Victorian Englishman invents a time machine and travels to the far future where he finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.
The Visitors (1993)
Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Starring: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel and Christian Bujeau
When an 11th century knight and his loyal servant try to go back in time, they are accidentally transported to the 20th century by a senile sorcerer. The knight tracks down one of his descendents to try to find a way to return home, all the while trying to cope with the cultural and technological changes of the 1990s.
A list of my favorite films featuring time travel.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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