Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies

They detail where we have been, where we are going, the perils and the promise. From vain attempts to change one's own history, to studying the past or struggling to return to the present; the time travel movie genre is filled with classics which entertain and explore the possibilities of the 4th dimension. These include such timeless classics as Planet of the Apes, The Time Machine and the Back To The Future trilogy. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down the Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies ever made.
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Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies

They show us our mistakes and the promise of the future. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies ever made.

Number 10: The Butterfly Effect (2004)


A college student discovers a way to relive portions of his troubled childhood. Attempting to alter painful events from earlier years, he soon discovered that even small alterations spiral out unpredictably, making the future worse with each trip.

Number 9: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)


Bill and Ted won’t graduate if they don’t do well in their history presentation. This would be bogus and uncool if a time traveler hadn’t come from the future in a telephone booth to help them!

Number 8: 12 Monkeys (1995)


Years into the future, criminals are sent through time travel to find the pieces of the puzzle that ended humanity. All signs point to the cause involving “Twelve Monkeys,” which leads James Cole to a shocking discovery.

Number 7: Star Trek IV- The Voyage Home (1986)


It’s the 23rd Century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere, in a vein attempt to contact extinct ocean life. To save mankind, Kirk and his crew travel back in time by slingshoting around the sun. Arriving in 1986’s San Francisco, they venture out into this inhospitable time period to retrieve Humpback Whales!

Number 6: Army of Darkness (1992)


Trapped in time, surrounded by evil and low on gas. Bruce Campbell is blasted into the dark ages to fight an army of the undead and retrieve the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the book of the dead. A chainsaw in one hand, and a boomstick in the other, this is one groovy adventure in the past.

Number 5: Groundhog Day (1993)


As a tragic movie wrapped in a comedy, Bill Murray is forced to make the best of repeating the same day in a never-ending time loop. Eventually, he betters himself and manages to escape, but not before experiencing the day in every way imaginable.

Number 4: Planet of the Apes (1968)


An astronaut is pulled into a space distortion and finds himself on a primitive planet ruled by intelligent apes. Shockingly, this isn’t an alien world at all, its Earth centuries after an apocalyptic disaster.

Number 3: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)


Taking what worked before, the first Terminator sequel gets the nod for addressing the questions of fate, destiny, and free will. Not only this, but it also showcasing a spectacle that pitted Arnie’s Terminator against an unstoppable liquid metal assassin, all while trying to save the future of mankind.

Number 2: The Time Machine (1960)


Based on the classic H.G Wells novel, a Victorian Englishman travels to the far future to find that humanity has been divided into two opposing species called the Morlocks and the Eloi.

Number 1: Back To The Future (1985)


There’s no question that the DeLoreon is the coolest time machine ever created. Seventeen year old Marty Mcfly inadvertently uses it to travel thirty years into the past. Searching for a younger version of his friend Doc Brown, he must find a way to return to his own time. However, this turns out to be the least of his problems as he interrupts his parents first meeting, and must get them back together before he erases his own existence.
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