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Top 10 Films About Time Travel

Written by Top 100 Arena on 2012-07-09
The realm of future has always attracted the man towards it. Time and again he has made some commendable efforts to peep into the future. Science fiction has added different flavors to his interest. The sci-fi plot lines have given the futurists a chance to see what the world might be like hundreds of years from now. These time travel movies also give a chance to the lovers of the past to encroach upon the history and see the rights and the wrongs that have shaped the modern world. The following is the list of such top 10 time travel movies:

10 Returner

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Milly, a young Japanese girl is all set to travel back in time from 2084 to October 2002 to stop the destruction of the human race by an alien invasion. With the punch line “The fate of the world is the matter of time”, this movie is one of its own types possessing some splendid special effects. More info on Wikipedia

9 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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A romantic plot, this movie features a young girl who accidentally gains the ability to travel through time. She uses it to try and fix things in her life, only to fall for a boy who has a secret of his own. It's a stunning story, full of wistfulness and has the kind of yearning for the future that a lot of the best time-travel stories have. More info on Wikipedia

8 Time Bandits

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One of the greatest movies ever, it features a young boy who has a time hole in his wardrobe. Through this hole an array of dwarfs come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront the evil. More info on Wikipedia

7 Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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It is one of the silliest sci-fi plot ever hit the screens. Ted and Bill are college students who will not graduate if they do not fare well in their history presentation. They venture through time researching extensively for their presentation and end up doing it well. Keenu Reeves won the plot by his amazing acting skills. More info on IMDB

6 12 Monkeys

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The film is a spectacular hit with the brilliant performance of Brad Pitt as a crazy animal activist. An unknown and dangerous virus has taken a toll over many lives in 1996. Only a small portion of population is able to survive by 2035, which is living underground. A convict, James Cole, has reluctantly volunteered for going back in the past in 1996 to gather the whereabouts of the lethal virus. But mistakenly, Cole is sent to 1990, six years earlier than planned to. There he is arrested and locked up in a mental asylum, where he meets a psychiatrist and an insane son of a renowned scientist who was a virus expert. It is really an interesting plot. More info on Wikipedia

5 The Butterfly Effect

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A very normal but yet a significant entry into the list, in this movie Ashton Kutcher plays the role of a college guy. Kutcher is a very depressed guy owing to his sour childhood. He discovers a way to get back to his childhood and mend some events that can change his life. He finds that a very small change from his childhood will dramatically change his life today. He is not happy with the results of his first trip back, so he plans for another trip to change another bad event, hoping for a better life. Unfortunately, he must return to his childhood many times, because his alternate future gets worse with each trip. More info on Wikipedia

4 Back To The Future

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A hilarious movie, amidst "time travel changes the past" stories, this is one of the best. It is the year 1985 and Marty McFly is just like another teenager. The only exception is that he is struck in 1955. Well, Mart manages to send the DeLorean, the amazing time machine 30 years in the past after his dear friend Doctor Emmett Brown has been gunned down. Now he needs to convince the ancient Doc that he is from the future so that he manages to send him back to the future. But his problem increases when he accidently comes in the way of an important meeting between his future mother and father. Marty needs to get them together before the Doc changes the time forever, so that he does not destroy his existence. More info on Wikipedia

3 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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It is the most acclaimed part of the Star Trek family. A mysterious alien power is threatening to destroy the Earth. The puzzling power is constantly evaporating the oceans and deteriorating the atmosphere. In their desperate attempt to save the mankind, Kirk and his crew travels back to 1986 San Francisco. There they find a world of punk, pizza, and exact-change buses that are as alien to them as anything they have ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy return as Kirk and Spock, along with the entire Star Trek crew. More info on IMDB

2 Primer

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Directed by Shane Carruth, this movie forces you to start thinking logically. It takes the scientific logic all together to a new level- a level which never has had an acquaintance with the man. Loved by many but loathed by some because it is indeed hard to understand. Messy with all the lectures on the continuum of action theory this movie added some special stars to the genre of time travel movies. After its release, directors actually started to take up this realm of movies seriously. In the movie, two friends invent a method of time travel that's actually quite coherent and consistent. They can only travel back the same amount of time they spend inside their tube, and they can't travel back to a time before the machine was invented. You may need to watch the film again and again to pick up its essence. More info

1 The Terminator

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Directed by the very famous James Cameron, this movie hit the box office in 1984 and was a huge hit. Employing simple and most logical uses of the time travel plot device, this movie beautifully weaves 3 chief elements together: an artificial intelligence that desires to wipe out the humanity, a villain robot disguised as a human and a visitor from the future. Chills run down your spine when you watch this movie. A great horror, thriller and an action-packed movie loved by audience of all ages. More info on Wikipedia

There are several other great movies but failed to make it to the list as only the best were to be included.

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