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My Favorite Time Travel Movies

  • Jul 31, 2010
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Once again, these are listed in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.
1
Time After Time
H.G. Wells chases Jack the Ripper through San Francisco in the late 1970s. What more could you want from a movie?
2
Timecop (1994)
One of Jean-Claude Van Damme's best flix has his employed by an agency that uses time travel to prevent others from maqnipulating time for their personal gain. In this case it's evil politician Ron Silver.
3
TimeQuest
Time travel and the JFK assassination, a natural combination. I reviewed this but for some reason the system isn't refering you to the review. Oh well.
See the full review, "What would you do if you had all the time in the world?".
4
Donnie Darko Director's Cut (front)
A real mind bender. Thanks to Count Orlok for reminding me of this one.
5
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
The only Trek flick I could ever really watch more than once. A funny outing about returning extinct whales to the 1980s so that they in turn could save the earth from alien destruction. That's humans for ya. It's always about us, us, us.
10
12 Monkeys
Bruce Willis is sent back in time to gather a sample of a virus that has killed 5,000,000 people and caused the rest of earth's population to retreat underground.

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September 18, 2010
Terminator. YEAH!!!! This whole film series was awesome. Yes even Salvation. Star Trek first Contact was another good time travel film. IMO
September 18, 2010
I still haven't seen the last TERMINATOR flick, and I barely remember what the 3rd one was about. Partly because I didn't like it and partly because my memory is shot. =)
September 18, 2010
if you like the series you should cheak it out.. Yeah 3 was kinda bad but its important to the trilogy.
September 19, 2010
After 3--I'm not so crazy about the series. I'll probably see it though when it pops up for free On Demand.
September 21, 2010
to each his own i guess.
September 21, 2010
It's all a matter of personal taste and what we're willing to use a NetFlix pick for.
 
September 14, 2010
Although, no surprise, many of your choices would NOT be on my all-time list, I was VERY pleased to see that nearly forgotten gem TIME AFTER TIME. I remember I was a teenager when this came out, and at the time, it was just the coolest movie. Very nice sci-plot (I always love when people come to OUR time), great villian (David Warner is AWESOME), excitement and a very touching romance with the unknown (at the time) Mary Steenburgen. Thanks for remembering this flick!
September 14, 2010
I love this movie and for some reason everyone seems to forget it when they're talking about time travel movies. I love the scene where Wells finally catches up to Jack in the hotel room and Jack is telling him about how the world isn't the utopia Wells had thought it would be--in fact it's surpassed anything Jack had ever done himself--he was home.
 
August 06, 2010
Great list, Timecop is a great Sam Raimi produced flick and of course Time Quest is a good one as well, excellent list.
August 06, 2010
One of the better Raimi productions with which he wasn't actually connected.
August 09, 2010
LOL! Most of the best Raimi-produced films and TV series he had little to nothing to do with.
August 10, 2010
I wouldn't say that so much about films, but he had next to nothing to do with TV aside from being a partner in the production company.
August 30, 2010
I don't know, most of the films that spring to mind that he produced along with Rob Tapert, it was Rob who was the more involved. That was definitely the case with the TV shows they produced.
August 30, 2010
Which ones are you thinking of?
 
August 02, 2010
Brad Pitt is a movie?
August 06, 2010
That should be Twelve Monkeys. What the hell happened here? I didn't even mention that Pitt was in the movie.
August 06, 2010
I love "12 Monkeys". Where's "Donnie Darko", "Somewhere in Time" and the "Planet of the Apes" films? I thought you liked all of those too...
August 06, 2010
Oooh. I didn't even think of DONNIE DARKO. Time to amend the list.
August 06, 2010
I love "Time After Time". That was the whole reason that Mary Steenburgen was given the role in "Back to the Future Part III". Great film.
August 06, 2010
It was literally one of the first movies I bought when I got my VCR.
August 06, 2010
I don't remember what my fist VHS tape was... Probably either "Star Wars" or "E.T."...
August 06, 2010
Would that be the first tape YOU bought or the first one somebody bought for you?
August 06, 2010
Well, the first I owned. The first one I bought.... I really don't recall.
August 06, 2010
Possibly also "Star Wars". =D
August 06, 2010
I might be a spendthrift but that doesn't mean that I don't remember where I squandered it. =) STAR WARS sounds like a logical choice.
August 07, 2010
I remember the first DVD, CD, and video games I ever bought though.
August 08, 2010
That was very recently. although the videos couldn't have been all that long ago either--you're just a kid.
August 08, 2010
VHS have been around for about 30 some odd years and I'm almost 25. Hardly a kid, especially since I feel about 50 these days.
August 09, 2010
You're a kid. When I first moved to Florida the Tv stations that showed horror movies on Saturdays didn't even start to broadcast until 1:00--now that was a long time ago. VHS just came along yesterday.
August 09, 2010
Thirty years ago isn't yesterday, my dear. Unless you're Mel Brooks' 2,000 Year-Old Man, which I doubt.
August 10, 2010
It's relative. I can still remember what I wore when I saw most movies--and that was before the black t-shirt and jeans phase which started about 30 years ago.
August 10, 2010
The black t-shirt and jeans thing goes back to the '50s. And yeah, I could tell you what I wore to most movies too. Weird.
August 11, 2010
No, that's when I started wearing those things exclusively because the only place I ever went was work anyhow and it was a very dirty job.
 
August 02, 2010
Good list. I am not sure what Brad Pitt represents. I forgot about Time after Time. I remember H.G. Wells talking about the brake in the car "this lever retards the speed" I really enjoyed Time Cop and did not realize there was a sequel.
August 06, 2010
The second TIMECOP went straight to video. It isn't as good as the first but, hey, Jason Scott Lee! TIME AFTER TIME is one of my all time favorite movies. I love the line you quoted. they kept the character's speech true to his own time period, which I really appreciated.
 
July 31, 2010
whoa. awesome list. It is great that you included # 8 on this list...
August 01, 2010
What can I say? It was Jason Scott Lee!
 
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