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Great Scott! Time Travel Films

By Dan Suwinski

Have you ever thought of going back in time to fix that one big mistake you made? How about going forward to miss an unpleasant experience? These films look at time travel in different and unique ways, and are sure to twist your mind around as you contemplate the consequences!

  • Predestination

    2015 by Michael Spierig

    Are we destined to live our lives in a certain way? Or if we went back in time and made changes would they affect the outcome of our lives? This topic is explored and in a unique way in this film from 2015.

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  • Timecrimes

    2009 by Karra Elejalde

    After thoroughly enjoying 'Predestination', I was talking with a friend who recommended this film to me. It really is a mind twister, with great acting and excellent camera work!

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  • Looper

    2012 by Rian Johnson

    "In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good…until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. " -- Sony

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  • Primer

    2005 by Shane Carruth

    "It is maddening, fascinating and completely successful." --Roger Ebert

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    2014 by Doug Liman

    While a lot of time travel films share ideas, I found this one to be very unique. The plot was interesting, and just when you think you had everything figured out....you don't.

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  • The Terminator

    2003 by Arnold Schwarzenegger

    With Arnold leading the way, this movie was groundbreaking on many levels. And with a Terminator movie coming out just this past year, Schwarzenegger wasn't lying when he said those famous words, "I'll be back"

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  • Interstellar

    2015 by Christopher Nolan

    Nerdy, innovative and beautiful are a few words that come to mind when thinking about this film. Time and space are explored in ways that have never been done before; a truly incredible story!

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  • Click

    2006 by Adam Sandler

    Fast forward through the boring small talk with your neighbor? Skip driving in traffic? These are things Adam Sandler deals with in "Click". A great family film about how to enjoy life in every aspect, and find happiness in the little things. Full of laughs, surprises and time travel!

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  • Back to the Future

    2010 by Robert Zemeckis

    "Smart, innovating and classical in every way. Robert Zemeckis' sci-fi adventure is filled with historical references that's constructive and filled with joy and laughter. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd provide a masterful form of chemistry that is a rarity in film." --Eugene Bernabe

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  • La Jetée Sans Soleil

    2007 by Chris Marker

    Here is a incredibly inventive film, consisting of almost entirely still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. The popular film "12 Monkeys" was based on this short film!

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