Top 9 Time Travel Movies
By Matthew Ashdown / The Richest
Movies about time travel appeal to the magician within all of us, the part of us that wants to understand or travel to distant realms.
For years, time travel movies have captured the imagination of people young and old as they weave modern day characters with the distant past or the far future. They provide a vehicle for hilarity, adventure and drama; sometimes in the same flick.
The writers of some of these movies have obviously spent some time contemplating the ways in which time travel would be achieved, taking in to account the science and its affect upon everyone's lives. Others clearly decided to forget this altogether and have still produced memorable characters who have enjoyed hilarious and challenging adventures in search of some treasure.
Here are a few time travel movies we love.
Hot Tub Time Machine
One of the best time travel scenes is played out as one of the characters, in a drunken stupor, phones up the girlfriend who cheated on him in the present day. Of course, they are back in time, and his girlfriend is only 9 years old. Watching him blame her for the breakdown of their relationship leads to one of the most original laughs in the whole film.
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
There are strict rules around the use of the time-turner, the misuse of which results in immediate penalties. Unlike most time travel devices however, the time-turner will only take the user back by about five hours in time, which was plenty enough for her to be able to attend her desired classes.
The dwarves have stolen a large map and are looking to travel again before they are caught. The map provides the link to the other times and dimensions and soon Kevin is running around with them through the Napoleonic Wars, Mycenaean Greece, and even on to the deck of the Titanic. A wizard, going by the highly original name of Evil, wants a piece of the map, hoping to take control of time for himself.
With a bit of help from Kevin, the evil wizard is defeated and turned to stone. But happy endings are not in order in this film, thanks to the evil genius of Terry Gilliam.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
If they fail to score well in their project, they fail school and the future of mankind and music hangs in the balance. Jumping down wormholes, the two musical maestros make contact with hilarious versions of some of histories greatest men and women. Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Genghis Khan - these are only half of the crazy people that they bring back to present day San Dimas, California.
What ensues is much mayhem, explosions and car chases as Michael Biehn's character, Kyle Reese, does whatever he possibly can to make sure the future cyborg does not kill the present day heroine, played by Linda Hamilton. Time travel meant that Arnies promise, "I'll be back", was the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and led to thirty years of bad puns from the future governor of California.
This works out well for him when he finds himself continuing to make a fool of himself in the presence of Mary (Rachel McAdams). Thanks to his genetic anomaly he is able to go back in time to correct his every mistake, something that he begins to have a lot of fun with. As he experiments with his gift though, he realizes that not everything goes his way, and as he changes his choice, he changes the timelines in the future.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
His mission in that year is to prevent Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, the man who designs the Sentinels that would later destroy the mutants. The film plays with time travel in a bunch of fun ways - and manages to repair some of the damage of the weaker films in the series.
The fact is that Superman defies our physics anyway, so maybe there is an altogether different reason for being able to do it. It works for him, as he reverses the affect of an earthquake that kills Lois Lane, thereby bringing her back to life. The whole movie may not be about time travel, but this part stands out enough for it to deserve inclusion on this list.
The DeLorean surely wins the prize for most awesome of all the time machines, bringing the word "flux capacitor" to the vernacular of geeks the world over. Marty McFly hits up many timelines courtesy of the work of Doc Brown, sending him in equal measure to the past, present and future.
Of course the future in this franchise is our now, and it is quite clear that we are unable to get around by hover board right now, which is slightly disappointing. Who knows - maybe McFly hopped over to a different timeline than the one we are on right now, so that would make sense. Regardless of the details, this series remains one of the most popular time travel film franchises of the last 30 years.
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