After reviewing ten versions of the exact same story, I wanted to do something with a little more variety. At first, time travel movies seem like a limited genre, but just look at the list above. We’ve got romance (Somewhere in Time), a classic action film (The Terminator), a psychological thriller (12 Monkeys), pure science fiction (Primer), a high school movie (Back to the Future) and everything in between. While we’re at it, I know three of these films have popular sequels, but I’ll only be taking a look at the original product. Sure, there are two versions of The Time Machine, but they are drastically different films.

I’ll be grading a bit differently for this match-up, seeing as how it is more of a general topic:

Story: 30 Points

Cast: 30 Points

Experience: 25 Points

Originality: 15 Points

time machine

I thought it would be only appropriate if we began the Movie Match-Up of time travel movies with an adaptation… (More)


After ten versions of A Christmas CarolAnd Then  There Were None, and last week’s The Time Machine, I am finally writing… (More)


Well, it’s finally time to talk about the longest episode of The Twilight Zone ever. No, you haven’t clicked on the wrong review… (More)


Of all the time travel films in this Movie Match-Up, The Terminator is the one least associated with the genre. The conflict of the film… (More)


Even if you’ve never seen Back to the Future, there’s a very high chance you’ve seen if referenced, homaged, or parodied in pop culture… (More)


I need to make an apology. I really should have swapped this one out for Time Bandits. I left Time Bandits out… (More)


Unlike every other entry in this Match-Up, there is a possibility that 12 Monkeys is not a time travel movie at all… (More)

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Sure, George Pal’s 1960 The Time Machine is a lot of fun, but it isn’t a classic in the sense that another… (More)


Primer is one of those movies where the director, screenwriter, producer, and lead actor are all the same person… (More)


See if this sounds familiar. Bruce Willis goes back in time to prevent a disaster from happening… (More)




4 thoughts on “Introduction: Time Travel Movies

  1. I have to Agree “Back to the Future” is the best Time travel Movie, Terminator & 12 Monkeys are good, You missed one of my Guilty Movies..”TimeLine & Time Cop”..


    1. Yeah, Timeline I have not actually seen, but seeing how it’s Richard Donner, I’m sure it’s worth a watch. I was trying to cover as many genres as I could within the general scope of time travel films. Thanks so much for reading!


    1. I left off Donnie Darko, because simply calling it a time travel movie would spoil it for those who haven’t seen it. I do like it, though, and mentioned it on one of my Top 7 lists.


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