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Stanley L Moore

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What is your best time travel movie?

Because of my age I like the time machine. .But my real favorite is 12 Monkeys.

Jan 27 13 02:27 pm Link

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Mortonovich

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I like 12 Monkeys as well.

Time Bandits.

Jan 27 13 02:50 pm Link

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AndyD10

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

I'm certain I posted in this thread earlier!  But it's disappeared.

Anyway....

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Edit:  Just noticed the thread is double posted.  I thought I was going mad!

Jan 27 13 02:53 pm Link

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p a o n e

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L
a Jetée

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Tropic Light

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Kailua, Hawaii, US

The 2002 version of "The Time Machine" was very entertaining.

Jan 27 13 03:08 pm Link

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ChrisFischerPhotography

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Otsego, Minnesota, US

Back to the Future

Jan 27 13 03:48 pm Link

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JLC Images

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ChiMo wrote:
I like 12 Monkeys as well.

Time Bandits.

Terry Gilliam did an awesome job directing both!

Jan 27 13 03:49 pm Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

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you like time travel movies because of your age? can you elaborate on this

Jan 27 13 03:55 pm Link

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joeyk

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R A V E N D R I V E wrote:
you like time travel movies because of your age? can you elaborate on this

That's not what he said, read it again...

12 Monkeys, Bill & Ted, Time Cop.

Jan 27 13 05:17 pm Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

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joeyk wrote:
That's not what he said, read it again...

12 Monkeys, Bill & Ted, Time Cop.

oh whoops, yep I've been skimming too much

I didn't realize that was the name of a movie, in that context lol

Jan 27 13 05:18 pm Link

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Berghammer

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"Time crimes" and "Looper" are probably two of the most thought-provoking that I have seen in recent years.

Jan 27 13 05:21 pm Link

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Stanley L Moore

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Houston, Texas, US

At my age of 64 I am very conscious of time. Because I know how little I have left. I would love to travel to the future. To see things that I know I can never live to experience. I really wish I could have a reasonably long life span. 4 or 5,000,000 years so I could get a perspective.

Jan 27 13 05:23 pm Link

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Eros Fine Art Photo

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Torrance, California, US

Donnie Darko

12 Monkeys

The Terminator (I & II)

Jan 27 13 05:38 pm Link

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MMR Digital

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Stanley L Moore wrote:
At my age of 64 I am very conscious of time. Because I know how little I have left. I would love to travel to the future. To see things that I know I can never live to experience. I really wish I could have a reasonably long life span. 4 or 5,000,000 years so I could get a perspective.

You'de be disappointed I am sure.

Jan 27 13 05:40 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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Somewhere In Time

Jan 27 13 05:41 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Back to the Future.

Jan 27 13 05:42 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Back to the Future

Terminator
(only the first)

Twelve Monkeys (and La Jetee on which it was based)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure ("Remember the trashcan!")

Time After Time (H.G. Wells chases Jack the Ripper into the future)

The Time Machine (the 1960 version, not the more recent one)

The Final Countdown (nuclear aircraft carrier goes back to the week before Pearl Harbor... enjoyable despite the copout at the end)

Slaughterhouse Five (a far better book than a movie)

Jan 27 13 05:43 pm Link

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varton

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Jan 27 13 05:45 pm Link

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Brian T Rickey

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Saint Louis, Missouri, US

By a long shot, and I mean a long shot, the best time travel movie is Primer.  Nothing else even compares.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_(film)

Jan 27 13 05:56 pm Link

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joeyk

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Seminole, Florida, US

Slightly off topic, Stephen King's book, 11/22/63

Great story...

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Jan 27 13 06:00 pm Link

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Stanley L Moore

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Houston, Texas, US

MMR Digital wrote:

You'de be disappointed I am sure.

I seriously doubt I would be disappointed. Suppose I had been born in 1448 instead of 1948. That is only 500 years. I think I would be thrilled with what I saw 500 years after my birth. I would be equally thrilled to see 500 years into the future.

Jan 27 13 06:07 pm Link

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Jennifer Barker

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Jules NYC wrote:
Somewhere In Time

borat

Jan 27 13 06:08 pm Link

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Bluefire

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The Philadelphia Experiment - 1984 version.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087910/

Jan 27 13 06:15 pm Link

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Rick Edwards

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Wilmington, Delaware, US

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Damianne

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Austin, Texas, US

Time Traveller's Wife.

Although not a movie, the 8th episode (?) of Stargate Universe is a BADASS time travel plot.

Jan 27 13 06:29 pm Link

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Halcyon 7174 NYC

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New York, New York, US

Time After Time

Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner in the film that got Nicholas Meyer the job of directing The Wrath of Khan.

Jan 27 13 06:44 pm Link

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Jennifer Barker

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Halcyon 7174 NYC wrote:
Time After Time

Another good one  big_smile

Jan 27 13 06:44 pm Link

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Frances Jewel

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Dayton, Ohio, US

Terminator trilogy and Timecop (love cheesy old action movies)

Jan 27 13 06:57 pm Link

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Brian T Rickey

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Brian T Rickey wrote:
By a long shot, and I mean a long shot, the best time travel movie is Primer.  Nothing else even compares.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_(film)

It is the only film of those listed here that has won one of the most prestigious awards at the Sundance Film Festival

Jan 27 13 08:46 pm Link

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Damianne

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Brian T Rickey wrote:
By a long shot, and I mean a long shot, the best time travel movie is Primer.  Nothing else even compares.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_(film)

Primer is pretty good.

Jan 27 13 08:52 pm Link

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Nicolette

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Midland, Texas, US

Bill and Ted.

Jan 27 13 08:57 pm Link

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Peter Claver

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

12 monkeys
Back to the future
Primer

Jan 27 13 09:00 pm Link

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Frank Lewis Photography

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Jules NYC wrote:
Somewhere In Time

Don't look at the penny!

Micheal Nesmith's Time Rider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

Jan 27 13 09:03 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

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I don't think I saw anyone say Star Trek IV  tongue

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Joseph Smileuske

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Nicolette

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Joseph Smileuske wrote:
Looper
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/

Looper was awesome.

Jan 27 13 09:08 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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Jennifer Barker wrote:

borat

Best romantic movie ever
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Jan 28 13 07:48 am Link

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Justin

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DougBPhoto wrote:
I don't think I saw anyone say Star Trek IV  tongue

Or Star Trek First Contact.

That, and Terminator and T2.
Bill and Ted, the first one.
Frequency.
Back to the Future.
The time manipulation in Harry Potter Prisoner of Azhakbnan... Azakh... anyway, that was cool.
Time After Time.

But 12 Monkeys was the class in the genre.

Jan 28 13 08:34 am Link

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Robb Mann

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Not really a movie, but you can't talk about time travel without Dr Who.

Jan 28 13 08:47 am Link

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Christopher Hartman

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Berghammer wrote:
"Time crimes" and "Looper" are probably two of the most thought-provoking that I have seen in recent years.

I just saw Looper and really enjoyed it.  Interesting twist.

Jan 28 13 09:05 am Link