Time travel films

by Mighty_Emperor | created - 30 May 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Films with time travel in them.

One thing that didn't strike me until I made this list - quite how many Star Trek films involve time travel.

Further reading: The Best and Worst Time Travel Movies.

See also: Bonkers (as quite a few strange films involve time travel)

Comments: As I don't have a Facebook account I cannot interact with the new comments system, so have switched it off and replaced it with a thread on the message board.

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1. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 30,373

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2. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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In 1921, a young man, having read Mark Twain's classic novel of the same title, dreams that he himself travels to King Arthur's court, where he has similar adventures and outwits his foes ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: Harry Myers, Pauline Starke, Rosemary Theby, Charles Clary

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.14M

Get used to it as there are a lot of adaptations of Mark Twain's novel.

3. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Will Rogers, beloved American humorist, takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court. With Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 251

4. Berkeley Square (1933)

Unrated | 84 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, Irene Browne

Votes: 540

A film that was lost until the 1970s.

5. Time Flies (1944)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to travel back to the Elizabethan era.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Handley, Evelyn Dall, George Moon, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 69

6. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 1,893

7. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

Votes: 588

8. Brigadoon (1954)

Passed | 108 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart

Votes: 6,327

9. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

7.5
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Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,139

aka Journey to the Beginning of Time

10. World Without End (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor

Votes: 1,428

11. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 30,373

12. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

Not Rated | 75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 903

13. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett

Votes: 803

14. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 23,869

15. The Time Travelers (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,631

16. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey

Votes: 3,134

Yeah just about any Dr Who cinematic outing counts.

17. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir

Votes: 2,654

18. Cyborg 2087 (1966)

86 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Earth's civilization of the future sends a cyborg back to the 1960s to change the future.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, Wendell Corey, Warren Stevens

Votes: 279

One game to play whilst watching this: Spot the similarities with Terminator and Terminator 2.

19. Journey to the Center of Time (1967)

Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi

3.7
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Gruff, hard-nosed new boss Stanton takes over a scientific research company upon the death of his benevolent father. Scientists Manning, Gordon and White, who are very close to a ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Scott Brady, Anthony Eisley, Gigi Perreau, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 528

aka Time Warp

A remake of The Time Travellers.

20. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 148,421 | Gross: $33.40M

21. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)

91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk Ferjac, Alain MacMoy

Votes: 1,834 | Gross: $0.06M

22. The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes (1968)

17 min | Short

8.2
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Both a documentary and a comedy. It features a man on a canoe tour of the Great Lakes while the geological time frame changes around him. He finds himself atop the great glacier, and then ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Mason | Star: Blake James

Votes: 61

23. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 36,352 | Gross: $19.00M

24. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation

6.9
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This animated version updates this classic story to a modern day Connecticut factory worker who is transported back in time to the year 528 and the days of the court of King Arthur.

Director: Zoran Janjic | Stars: Orson Bean, Barbara Llewellyn, Bruce Montague, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 18

25. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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69 Metascore

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 27,083 | Gross: $12.30M

26. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 10,498

27. Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst, Caroline Hildebrand, Keith Carradine

Votes: 664

28. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

8.4
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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 11,899

29. Time Travelers (1976 TV Movie)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Sam Groom, Tom Hallick, Francine York, Booth Colman

Votes: 276

30. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 863

aka Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea

31. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 138,218 | Gross: $134.22M

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32. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 12,959

33. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

Votes: 748

aka G.I. Samurai

34. Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

5.2
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An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

Votes: 770

35. The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

Votes: 778

36. The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A young woman named Jennie Logan is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which ... See full summary »

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Alan Feinstein, Linda Gray

Votes: 605

37. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 22,752 | Gross: $9.71M

38. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 17,720 | Gross: $16.65M

39. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 49,758 | Gross: $42.37M

40. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote, Richard Masur

Votes: 1,674

41. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 28,187 | Gross: $29.50M

42. Toki o kakeru shôjo (1983)

104 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 382

43. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 669,952 | Gross: $38.40M

44. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 12,218 | Gross: $8.10M

45. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 836,668 | Gross: $210.61M

46. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

Votes: 4,346

47. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 4,460 | Gross: $4.12M

48. Non ci resta che piangere (1984)

113 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni, Iris Peynado, Amanda Sandrelli

Votes: 4,375

49. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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67 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 67,640 | Gross: $109.71M

50. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,284 | Gross: $0.11M

51. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 37,272 | Gross: $18.56M

52. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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74 Metascore

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 28,884 | Gross: $41.38M

53. Playing Beatie Bow (1986)

Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A discontented Sydney teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children's game.

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Peter Phelps, Imogen Annesley, Mouche Phillips, Nikki Coghill

Votes: 184

54. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Votes: 9,533

55. Outlaws (1986–1987)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Western

7.9
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Five cowboys are sent forward through time from 1886 to 1986, and fight crime.

Stars: Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Richard Roundtree, Charles Napier

Votes: 97

Series started with a TV movie.

56. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Director: Gary Goddard | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty

Votes: 30,931 | Gross: $17.34M

57. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: William Devane, Lauren Hutton, John Ratzenberger, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 984

58. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish McFarlane, Marshall Napier

Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $1.33M

59. Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Donovan | Stars: Tom McCamus, Laurie Paton, Jacques Lussier, David Hemblen

Votes: 69

60. Novye priklyucheniya yanki pri dvore korolya Artura (1988)

164 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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The plane of the American pilot has got lost in time. The pilot has got to an era of the nice king Artur. Here he is fated to meet legendary knights of the Round table and artful to Morgan ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Gres | Stars: Sergey Koltakov, Albert Filozov, Elena Finogeeva, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 65

aka New Adventures of a Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Fantasy over Mark Twain's theme

61. Out of Time (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.6
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A cop from the future goes back in time to Los Angeles and teams up with his grandfather to capture a master criminal.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Bruce Abbott, Bill Maher, Rebecca Schaeffer, Kristian Alfonso

Votes: 140

62. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 385,613 | Gross: $118.50M

63. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 92,068 | Gross: $40.49M

64. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Votes: 5,313 | Gross: $5.78M

65. Warlock (1989)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

Votes: 12,677 | Gross: $9.09M

66. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: My Past Is My Own (1989)

Drama, Family, Romance

5.3
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Two black teenagers are sent through time to experience how blacks were treated during the civil rights movement.

Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Phill Lewis, Allison Dean, CCH Pounder

Votes: 17

67. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jean Marsh, Rene Auberjonois, Emma Samms

Votes: 231

68. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 324,002 | Gross: $87.73M

69. The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Reiner | Stars: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, Carl Reiner, Nancye Ferguson

Votes: 610

70. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Nick Brimble, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $0.33M

71. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 829,693 | Gross: $204.84M

72. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

Votes: 53,541 | Gross: $38.04M

73. Trancers II (1991)

R | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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It is Los Angeles, 1991. Jack Deth has become accustomed to life with his new wife, Lena, in the six years since they singed Whistler. Hap Ashby, a former pitcher for the California Angels,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Megan Ward, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,442

74. Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing (1991)

116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Ray Lui, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 1,577

75. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki

Votes: 4,206

aka Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Kaiju film

76. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.9
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Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.

Director: Sylvio Tabet | Stars: Marc Singer, Kari Wuhrer, Sarah Douglas, Wings Hauser

Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $0.87M

77. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Michael Burgess, Akosua Busia

Votes: 137

78. Bernard and the Genie (1991 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Lenny Henry, John Gabriel, Alan Cumming, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 1,221

79. Beasties (1991 Video)

83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Slimey little aliens attack teenagers.

Director: Steven Paul Contreras | Stars: Eric C. Bushman, Denise Mora, James Jefferies, Brenda Stubbe

Votes: 96

80. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)

99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Haynie

Votes: 2,121

81. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 13,055 | Gross: $17.13M

82. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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In this sequel, a couple must use a portal through time to defeat evil.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 3,395

83. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 141,640 | Gross: $11.50M

84. Trancers III (1992 Video)

R | 75 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A time traveling cop, Jack Deth, from the future is taken back to the past to be given the task of destroying the Trancer program before it has a chance to get out of control, sending the ... See full summary »

Director: C. Courtney Joyner | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Melanie Smith, Andrew Robinson, Tony Pierce

Votes: 883

85. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 494,473 | Gross: $70.91M

86. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cornwell | Stars: Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden, Gerrit Graham, John Christian Graas

Votes: 1,543 | Gross: $0.00M

87. Les visiteurs (1993)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 27,347 | Gross: $0.70M

88. Time Runner (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.2
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During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.

Director: Michael Mazo | Stars: Mark Hamill, Rae Dawn Chong, Brion James, Mark Baur

Votes: 736

89. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 26,980 | Gross: $42.66M

90. 12:01 (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Nicolas Surovy, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 3,838

91. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 48,564 | Gross: $44.85M

92. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

Votes: 65,788 | Gross: $75.67M

93. A.P.E.X. (1994)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell, Marcus Aurelius

Votes: 927 | Gross: $0.05M

94. Time Chasers (1994)

PG-13 | 89 min | Sci-Fi

2.3
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An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.

Director: David Giancola | Stars: Matthew Bruch, Bonnie Pritchard, Peter Harrington, George Woodard

Votes: 2,838

95. Trancers 4: Jack of Swords (1994 Video)

R | 74 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Jack is now back in the future. He had since lost Lena, and finds out that he's lost his other wife Alice to none other than Harris. While heading out for another assignment, something goes... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Stacie Randall, Ty Miller, Terri Ivens

Votes: 590

96. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994 Video)

R | 73 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Jack's back for one more round with the Trancers. Jack Deth must attempt to find his way home from the other-dimensional world of Orpheus, where magic works and the Trancers were the ruling... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Stacie Randall, Ty Miller, Terri Ivens

Votes: 535

97. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 508,872 | Gross: $57.14M

98. A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 4,978 | Gross: $13.41M

99. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995 Video)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.3
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In the 25th century mankind has found a device capable of destroying the universe. Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Farino | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 221

100. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets (1995 Video)

PG | Action, Adventure, Family

5.8
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Josh and his friends become pets of a giant alien.

Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 172