13 Awesome Time Traveling Movies

charlie chaplin cell phoneI love how the Charlie Chaplin time traveler conspiracy just happened to unfold at the same time as the Back to the Future Anniversary Trilogy box set hit shelves. I'm not saying there's a connection, but *cough* PhotoShop publicity stunt *cough* it definitely has caused time traveling to be on everyone's minds -- whether you're a believer or a skeptic.

So here are 13 time traveling movies after the futuristic jump.


Kate & Leopold: Present-day career woman Kate falls in love with a 19th-century duke who has landed in modern day New York via a time portal created by her ex-boyfriend. Could you say "no" to a literal Prince Charming?

Terminator movies: A human-looking robot is sent through time to kill Sarah Connor. These movies forever changed the line I'll Be Back.

Back to the Future movies: Possibly one of the most popular sci-fi series ever, it spanned from 1985 to 1990, marking this year the first movie's 25th anniversary. Oh that crazy Doc and his DeLorean.

back to the future

The Butterfly Effect: I spent the majority of this movie confused as hell, but at the end, it all came together. Ashton Kutcher plays a college student (one of the few serious roles he's had) who figures out a way to go back in time, hoping to change his life by changing dramatic events that happened. Which we all know is a classic time-traveling mistake.

Frequency: What happens when you connect radio waves with the Northern Lights? You get to talk to your dead father who's currently living 30 years in the past.

The Time Traveler's Wife: In this story, time traveling is genetic (and you were complaining about having your mother's nose), and a kid gets sucked into the past and future sporadically throughout his life, which obviously creates problems with his present.

Time Traveler's Wife

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: Before Keanu Reeves was Sad Keanu, he played Ted -- a really dumb high school student who had a knack for getting into sticky situations with his BFF Bill. The first of the two movies had the duo traveling through time for a history report.

The Lakehouse: A lonely doctor (Sad Keanu) lives in a lakehouse and exchanges love letters with its former resident (Sandra Bullock) via a crazy mail time warp. Just your typical everyday romance.

Austin Powers: Time travel plays a role in the second and third films for this quirky James Bond-like series.

Hot Tub Time Machine: This movie isn't exactly deep, but with actors like Craig Robinson and John Cusack, it definitely makes time traveling humorous. They head back to the awesome '80s, so the adult audience is hit with a dose of nostalgia. Plus they travel through time in a hot tub.

hot tub time machine

Groundhog Day: Not a whole lot of time traveling in this Bill Murray comedy -- just a repeat of the same day, over and over again. Bet you can't guess which day that is.

Click: An architect is given a device that every man would dream of having -- a universal remote control. He can fast forward time straight through his wife's nagging, slow down time as the hottie with the big boobs walks by, and rewind to place sporting bets.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Our favorite wizarding heroes Harry and Hermione use a time turner to help save two innocent lives.

Do you believe in time travel? What's your favorite time traveling movie?


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