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25 Time Travel Movies

Time travel doesn't just happen in science fiction. These 25 movies cover a variety of genres (science fiction included) but all have one thing in common: the protagonists just can't seem to stay in the same time period.

Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.

Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson — Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. An assassin known as a "Looper" must kill his future self, who has been sent back 30 years in time by mobsters.

Brother Future [videodisc] by Laneuville/Morris Entertainment Inc. Production — Starring Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly. An inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.

The Terminator [videodisc] by Hemdale presents a Pacific Western production of a James Cameron film ; Cinema '84 ; a Greenberg Brothers Partnership — Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope.

The fountain [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures; Regency Enterprises; Epsilon Motion Pictures; New Regency Pictures; Protozoa Pictures — Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz. A time-bending tale of a man's thousand-year journey to save the woman he loves.

Frequency [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents — Starring Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel. A man discovers the ability to talk to his father...who's been dead for 30 years.

Groundhog Day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Trevor Albert production; a Harold Ramis film — Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell. A weatherman is caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

Hot tub time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and United Artists present a New Crime production — Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry. When a group of middle-aged men travel to a ski resort seeking a temporary escape from their failed, miserable lives, a drunken accident in a hot tub sends them back to 1986, where they get a chance to relive a night from the past and possibly change their futures forever.

The jacket [videodisc] by Warner Independent Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present, in association with 2929 Entertainment, a VIP Medienfonds 2/VIP Medienfonds 3/MP Pictures co-production, in association with Rising Star, a Section Eight production; a film by John Maybury — Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley. A Gulf War veteran has returned home only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is mysteriously transported to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.

Donnie Darko [videodisc] by Newmarket presents in association with Pandora, a Flower Films production, a Richard Kelly film — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A delusional suburban teen comes face-to-face with his dark destiny when he is visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past, and deadly predictions for the future.

Kate & Leopold [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents a Konrad Pictures production of a James Mangold film — Starring Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman. A man finds a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time so he returns to the 19th century to take pictures - then is followed back to New York by Leopold, the "Third Duke of Albany."

Midnight in Paris [videodisc] by Sony Pictures Classics presents; produced by Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum, Letty Aronson; written and directed by Woody Allen — Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams. While in Paris on vacation, a writer travels back in time each night at midnight and discovers what he truly wants from life.

Peggy Sue got married [videodisc] by Tri-Star Pictures and Rostar present: a Paul Gurion/Zoetrope Studios Production — Starring Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage. Peggy Sue attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.

The Philadelphia experiment [videodisc] by New World Pictures; Cinema Group; A John Carpenter Production; produced by Joel B. Michaels, Douglas Curtis; written by William Gray, Michael Janover; directed by Stewart Raffill — Starring Michael Pare, Nancy Allen. In a 1943 experiment designed to make U.S. Navy ships invisible to enemy radar, a battleship disappears, transporting two sailors to the year 1984.

Pleasantville [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production — Starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon. Two teens from the 1990's are transported back in time through their television to live the life of the 1950's sitcom "Pleasantville."

Premonition [videodisc] by Hyde Park Films; Offspring Entertainment; Brass Hat Films; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; TriStar Pictures — Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon. A housewife's life is shattered when she finds out the her husband Jim is killed in a gruesome car accident, but when she awakes the next morning, he is still alive and well.

Primer [videodisc] by Thinkfilm presents an ERBP Production of a Shane Carruth film — Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan. Two young engineers invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.

Slaughterhouse-five [videodisc] by Universal Pictures — Starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman. A man has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next.

Somewhere in time [videodisc] by Universal City Studios; a Rastar/Stephen Deutsch production — Starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour. A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him.

Source code [videodisc] by Seville Pictures; director, Duncan Jones — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michele Monaghan. When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a government experiment called Source Code, a program that enables him to cross into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

Time after time [videodisc] by Warner Bros.; Orion Pictures — Starring Malcom McDowell, David Warner. H.G. Wells - whose time-travel pursuit of Jack the Ripper delivers him to a modern-day San Francisco - discovers a society far different from the utopia he had envisioned.

Time bandits [videodisc] — Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery. A young boy is swept into a group of time traveling dwarves whohave stolen a map to holes in the space-time continuum in order to loot the past of its riches.

The time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; George Pal production ; directed by George Pal — Starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young. In 1899, a young scientist invents a time machine that takes him into the future of the 20th century and beyond.

The time traveler's wife [videodisc] by produced by Dede Gardener, Nick Wechsler; screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin; directed by Robert Schwentke — Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. A librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time without warning, tries to build a stable and strong relationship with the woman he loves.