Time Traveler Movies

Monday, March 28 by Walter Turner

Time traveler movies are an endlessly fascinating sub-genre of science fiction movies. It's fun to contemplate the paradoxes of time travel and to speculate on what changes you could make, what mistakes you could correct and what tragedies you could prevent if you could travel in time. Because time traveler movies allow people to indulge these fantasies vicariously, they maintain an enthusiastic following. Listed below are some of the best and most popular time traveler movies. People who love time travel and science fiction are sure to enjoy these films. 

  1. “Back to the Future” high school kid accidentally travels back in time and interferes with his parents' first meeting, which prevents him from being born. Not only does the kid have to get back to the future, he has to repair the damage to his personal timeline before leaving. Michael J. Fox became a huge star as a result of this time traveler movie. Christopher Lloyd also stars as the eccentric scientist who builds the time machine.

  2. “Terminator” In the future machines rule over humans, but one man is leading a rebellion. The machines respond by sending a cyborg assassin back in time to kill his mother before the rebel leader is born. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn star in this wildly popular time traveler movie.

  3. “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court” A modern era mechanic with substantial scientific knowledge and engineering skill finds himself transported through time to King Arthur's court. He busily sets about changing medieval society by introducing modern innovations and technology, which incurs the wrath of court magician Merlin. Bing Crosby sings, jokes and dances his way through this time traveler movie while simultaneously wooing a pretty girl.

  4. “Star Trek: The Voyage Home” This time traveler movie is probably the most popular “Star Trek” film featuring the original TV series crew. Kirk and company must travel back to the twentieth century to find two humpback whales and take them to the future in order to keep an alien probe from destroying the Earth. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan and the rest of the gang star in this fun, entertaining film. Nimoy was also the director.

  5. “Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure” Two guys travel back in time to convince historical figures to come back to the twentieth century and help them pass history class. George Carlin, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are engaging in this time traveler movie, which has become a cult favorite.

  6. “Final Countdown” A modern nuclear powered aircraft carrier encounters a strange storm which takes it back in time to the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship's captain, played by Kirk Douglas, must decide whether to use modern jets and missiles to defeat the Japanese attack or let nature take its course. Martin Sheen also give a wonderful performance in this excellent time traveler movie.

COMMENTS

  1. March 28, 2011 12:24 pm

    T_mac11

    Ummm… 12 Monkeys best time travel movie ever