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  • BhaviK

    I have seen Primer & I definitely give a thumbs down for it.

    The movie is too slow, just doesn't feel like playing with time. No or few time paradoxes.

    Back to the future (1,2,3) – The best time travel paradoxes I have seen ever.

    Love to see that movie again & again.

    Timecop – Another excellent movie addressing time travel. Jean Claude Van Damme, great as ever.

    Butterfly effect – The climax is a little fuzzy, but a good movie for time travel & time paradoxes lovers.

    The way he lands up on different phases of life just makes this movie interesting.

  • Riaan

    Watched 'Just Visiting' last night, and it was great

  • Steve

    hottub time machine! come on!!!

  • Patmos

    The only thing I was thinking of is The Langoliers 1990 (Stephen King’s version of what happens with Time)

    I felt that this should have definitely made the list even if it was a made for TV movie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Langoliers

  • chuck

    i liked “Frequently Asked Question About Time Travel”. 2009 i think.

  • http://InfiniteRegress.tv Paul Levinson

    Not deserving to be on the top ten list, by maybe warranting honorable mention http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrRiFZ9rGtg

  • James

    Personally, I would like to see the remake of The Time Machine (2002) up in the list!

  • Jason

    A time travel movie list that puts Primer in Honorable Mention and doesn’t list Donnie Darko is a seriously unserious list.

  • Natalie

    The Sound of Thunder
    Based off of the story by Ray Bradbury and the butterfly effect (not the movie of the same name). In short when a group op time travelers are visiting the past, one guy steps on and kills a butterfly. This, of course, screws up the future in a big way and land the characters in all kinds of trouble.

  • TMay

    I love HG Wells “The Time Machine” (1960)!
    I love the last question in the movie: if you were traveling to the future to start civilization again, what 3 books would you bring with you?
    The really great movies, like The Time Machine, I choose to not see the remake.

    What about “Sleeper” by Woody Allen?

    “Rip Van Winkle”?

    • John O’Rourke

      What three books would you bring with you?

      It was a classic. You have good taste in movies.

      Oh, and by the way. The 3 books I would have brought along would have been THE BIBLE, GREEK MEDICINE AND CONSTRUCTION.

  • Michael

    Quantum Leap is also a great time travel movie.

    • http://www.toptenz.net TopTenz Master

      I thought that was on a TV series (a great TV series).

  • BALANCED

    Quantum Leap was a time travel series, loosely based
    on transmigration-ibbur (of the soul) – amongst the living

    Also planned as a movie for 2014
    ( http://quantum-leap-movie-trailer.blogspot.ca/ )

    IF
    Michael
    (July 25, 2012 at 7:34 am)
    saw the movie- maybe it was in a time slip.
    Such could have happened.

    BALANCED

  • Orecrush

    You guys forgot the best time travel movie ever made: The Langoliers (made for tv)

  • Rob

    No Dannie Darko!

    No Timecrimes (Los cronocrímenes)!

    Ownly an honourable mention to Primer!

    This list is a joke! Two Star Trek movies?!? Do me a favour!

  • Michael

    Another time travel movie is ”Somewhere in Time”.

  • John O’Rourke

    Interesting choice here. I have to admit thought that the choices wouldn’t have been mine.

    Bill and Ted’s adventure was too much like pantomime. still a good movie though.

    Back to the future was a bit like a love story. Well plotted though.

    Star trek (the one with William Shatner was best) didn’t capture the essence

    …In my opinion, H.G. Wells’ THE TIME MACHINE is the one that caught the right idea of time travel. Although it was made in 1959,(came out in 1960) the movie didn’t have the best budget to work on (750,000 us dollars) and this reflected in some of the costumes, graphics etc. However, the movie has something that the rest doesn’t have. I know that this movie stands out from the rest by a mile. H. G Well got it right here, George Pal directed it well and the acting of Rod Taylor was simply brilliant.

    What contributed to its sucess: I suppose the time-lapse photographic effects of the sun and the moon; the future world of canibal, flesh-eating morlocks; the plot of saving mankind and the brilliant acting of Rod.

    So, in my opinion H.G. WELLS’ THE TIME MACHINE is number 1

    • BALANCED

      I wanted to agree, since it’s the first exploration
      + an applaudable charactor throughout– though there
      is that mushroom cloud.
      If first place belongs to whoever did
      “not a bad idea” best, then Back to the Future
      gets the #1 slot.
      The original poster, TopTenz Master, has it
      in that place.

      BALANCED

  • Ed

    Primer as honorable mention?!?!?

    That means you didn’t just forget about it, but actually intentionally left it off the list. But Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure got on…

  • http://PaulLevinson.net Paul Levinson

    I agree completely with all the good things said about Primer – and certainly with Ed’s point about the absurdity of putting Bill & Ted on the list but not Primer. That said, in terms of movie making, there are problems in Primer – the story didn’t have to be presented in quite such a deadpan way, which did tend to make it less comprehensible.

  • Keeyan Ho

    I’m surprised no one mentioned The Flip Side of Dominick Hyde about a guy in the future who took a trip back to look up his great great great grandfather, fell in love with a gal and got her pregnant. Interesting story with a surprising ending.

    • BALANCED

      Was “The Flip Side of Dominick Hyde ” made into a movie?

      Looks worthwhile, though are the episodes available on the net?

  • Ho Kee Yan

    It was. I saw it, and its follow-up Another Flip For Dominick, on TV at home in Singapore, way back in time in the last century. Have downloaded it for another viewing one of these days in the near future.

  • BALANCED

    Then give the download link, thanks.

  • Colleen

    Saw a movie entitled “Starry Night”. No one I know was in it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It regards Van Gogh reawakening 100 years after his death in New York I think, and finding out his paintings are now so appreciated and valuable. It is funny ,dear, and corny. Enjoyable, but stretching the topic.

  • Colleen

    Saw a movie entitled “Starry Night”. No one I know was in it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It regards Van Gogh reawakening 100 years after his death in New York I think, and finding out his paintings are now so appreciated and valuable. It is funny ,dear, and corny. Enjoyable, but stretching the topic.

  • Colleen

    Saw a movie entitled “Starry Night”. No one I know was in it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It regards Van Gogh reawakening 100 years after his death in New York I think, and finding out his paintings are now so appreciated and valuable. It is funny ,dear, and corny. Enjoyable, but stretching the topic.