I 2nd The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey. I don’t see a link for it on this site. I’ve seen this movie a bunch of times over the years. It always seems so fresh and new each time I watch it. What a great movie! Just saw Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, pretty funny, liked it a lot. Terry Gilliam is my favorite, 12 Monkeys is excellent, what a beautiful dream
I know this will sound ridiculous but Primer has become my favorite movie of all time. In my opinion it stands up to repeat watching more than any other film ever created. For as much as I love the more defensible pieces of classic cinema, the heart doesn’t lie… <3
The complexity is great and the more you watch it, the more you understand what exactly is at stake for each set of protagonists. It’s the only movie where you can empathize with like a dozen different people played by two actors… and one of them isn’t even Eddie Murphy.
oh and someone said Star Trek, but not IV.
Really, how many good time travel movies are there? It seems like a random question but there are so many to chose from.
Donnie Darko :p
I cast my vote with Witkacy for Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time (1979). It’s not one of the greatest art films ever made but the love story across the decades shines through because of the real-life romance between Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenbergen, as Witkacy mentions.
And, if Marienbad can be considered time-travel, then that would be another great one. (However, my theory of the film is that it’s about Memory and not actual or or figurative time travel, per se.)
Alain Resnais was a friend of Chris Marker, who often makes the statement that memory is in and of itself a form of time-travel. I’m sure Marienbad was constructed with that in mind!
I predict a 2 hour movie will be made out of this 4 sec. clip in the next 2-3 years.
Oh, this might not might not make sense to people who have never seen it. But some people are claiming that a lady traveled back in time with a cell phone and walked on the set of Chaplin’s “The Circus”.
EDIT: Predict what the plot will be when the movie about the “Time Traveling Lady on the Cell Phone in the Charlie Chaplin Movie” hits theaters in 2013.
Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell and David Warner if anyone remembers.
Probably stereotypical; but I’m going to go with ‘Donnie Darko’.
I thought The Time Machine featuring Guy Pierce was pretty friggin’ sweet.
I also consider The Machinist and Memento to be a sort of time-travelling narrative, as well as Sans Soleil.
History and Memory and Hiroshima, mon amour are like document-as-time-travel, which is very interesting.
Every movie I’ve seen listed in this thread is most excellent time-travelling goodness.
How ’bout Army of Darkness for the nonsensical thrill of it?
12 Monkeys wasn’t the only movie to rip off La Jetee effectively. The Jacket is a pretty awesome movie too.
Actually not a movie: The City on the Edge of Forever (Star Trek, season 1 episode 28) has not been matched yet.
Alain Resnais was a friend of Chris Marker, who often makes the statement that memory is in and of itself a form of time-travel
My favorite travel time film = Los Ojos Vendados/Blindfolded Eyes (CARLOS SAURA, 1978)
Back to the Future
Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure
Planet of the Apes
Russian Ark. The film travels forward in time at exactly one second per second. It’s one of the only films to accomplish this time travel feat. On another level, it also travels back hundreds of years, but not really.
Cleo from 5 to 7 is another instance of this form of continuous-rate time travel, although it’s full of lies.
Star Trek IV -The Voyage Home
Back to the Future trilogy
Hot Tub Time Machine
Somewhere in Time
The time machine 1960