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Vash01
01-08-2011, 09:47 AM
I recently saw the movie 'Somewhere in time' and loved it. Actually I had seen it years earlier and liked it a lot, but this time I enjoyed it more, noticing a lot of details that I missed the first time. The music (by John Barry) in it has been my favorite for years.

That made me wonder about time travel movies. This movie was heavily criticized, from what I heard, for the time travel concept. However, other time travel movies have been made and been successful to various extents.

The others I can think of are:

Kate & Leopold (I liked this)

Time traveler's wife (did not like at all)

Back to the future (did not see, but I have heard about it)

There are movies that are shown out of sequence, but I don't consider them time travel movies. I am sure there are more time travel movies, but I can't think of any. Netflix had a list but I was not familiar with any of those- obviously not famous.

Kevin C
01-08-2011, 01:26 PM
Some that I've seen:

Timecrimes (Spanish film, originally titled Los cronocrímenes). A good movie.

Terminator films (1&2 were excellent, 3 was mediocre, I didn't watch 4 because the reviews were so bad).

Donnie Darko - another excellent movie.

Happy Accidents and Deja Vu - both mediocre. I can't remember much of either movie, which is not a good thing.

Peggy Sue Got Married - entertaining.

Kevin C
01-08-2011, 01:27 PM
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kia_4EverOnIce
01-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Kate & Leopold is one of my favourites!

Timeline (from Crichton's book, never seen the film, but I liked the book)

Rex
01-08-2011, 04:02 PM
Two versions of The Time Machine based on the H.G. Wells novel.

gkelly
01-08-2011, 04:06 PM
Donnie Darko - another excellent movie.

Happy Accidents and Deja Vu - both mediocre. I can't remember much of either movie, which is not a good thing.

Never heard of Happy Accidents.

I liked Deja Vu more than Donnie Darko, which was too confusing for me.

PeterG
01-08-2011, 05:45 PM
Some good ones at allmovie.com (which has links to genres of movies with similar themes):

All Movie Time Travel Films (http://allmovie.com/explore/theme/time-travel-1455)

...we forgot to mention Planet Of The Apes! I LOVED that one as a kid! :cheer2:

I think we are coming up with a much better list than this one: :lol:

Top 10 Time Travel Movies (http://www.toptenz.net/top-ten-time-travel-movies.php)


Happy Accidents and Deja Vu - both mediocre. I can't remember much of either movie, which is not a good thing.

I LOVED "Deja Vu". But then I think anything with Denzel Washington in it is always 100% entertaining.

Deja Vu Trailer - also starring Val Kilmer, James Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Craven, Elle Fanning and Paula Patton ("Precious")...directed by Tony Scott (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khFEdsBEVU0)


Timeline (from Crichton's book, never seen the film, but I liked the book)

Timeline was decent. But not as good as Deja Vu... :D

Timeline trailer - starring Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Michael Sheen, Billy Connolly, David Thewlis and....Matt Craven (does he only do time-travel movies??) ;) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja-DSzxhRIo)

ETA: Lots listed at Wiki!

Wikipedia's Time Travel Movie List (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Time_travel_films)

Garden Kitty
01-08-2011, 05:52 PM
I've had the dvd for Time after Time in my "to watch" pile for months. Maybe I'll finally get to it this weekend

There is also an animated Japanese film I just saw a few weeks ago about a school girl who can jump back brief periods of time and her two friends, but I can't recall the name of it now.

DAngel
01-08-2011, 06:01 PM
The butterfly effect - starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart.

3D Animation - Meet the Robinsons

Japanese Anime (There are actually many series with time travel theme/element, but these two are the ones I can think of that are standalone movies. Probably not what you're looking for though :shuffle:)
Akira
Toki o Kakeru Shoujo

gkelly
01-08-2011, 07:00 PM
I LOVED "Deja Vu". But then I think anything with Denzel Washington in it is always 100% entertaining.

So that's two recommendations for Deja Vu against Kevin C's opposite opinion.

But just a heads-up that the time travel is only a matter of a few days, not between different eras. It's primarily a thriller.

Skate Talker
01-08-2011, 07:09 PM
Off the top

Frequency with Dennis Quaid and I think the name was TimeCop? with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Holley Calmes
01-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Kate & Leopold is one of my favourites!

Me too! Let's see...Hugh Jackman in late Victorian garb and riding a horse....who else was in the movie??? No, I know Meg Ryan was in it, but I don't think I looked at anyone besides the pulchritudinous Mr. Jackman. Hugh is so much prettier than Meg! (Especially in that movie-she looked terrible and her potty mouth did nothing for her, either.)

Garden Kitty
01-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Frequency with Dennis Quaid

I loved Frequency!

Wyliefan
01-08-2011, 07:33 PM
I didn't like Kate & Leopold as a movie, though I really liked Hugh Jackman in it. But Meg Ryan was pretty bad, and I think she had the single worst haircut I've ever seen in a movie.

The Time Machine (2002) was pretty bad, but I remember it had one gorgeous shot of the crumbled-up moon in the sky. I think that one shot was pretty nearly the only good thing in it!

Oh, and I loved Frequency too.

LuckyCharm
01-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Just want to add my endorsements for Deja Vu, Frequency, and The Butterfly Effect.

And you've gotta see Back to the Future. Time travel aside, it's just a classic.