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Poll: Top Time Travel Films

What's your Favorite Time Travel Film that treats time travel in a thoughtful consistent way?

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    Primer (2004)

    Certainly the cheapest to make! Buy the DVD or be prepared to stream it a few times to have a chance of following the storyline as intended; you'll need it.
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    Timecrimes (2007)

    Perhaps a 'Primer'-lite, in terms of it's complexity, it's still a cut above grade-school time travel complexity in the remaining films on this list.

    But a great film in its own right with a name and cover-art that would cause most people to pass it up. A shame, it's a super film.

    Don't miss it.

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    Time Bandits (1981)

    One of the handful of films I've seen more than once, and the even smaller group that I had to own. Has everything I enjoy in a film - humor, drama, visual effects, and - of course - time travel.
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    La Jetée (1962)

    Not really a 'film', it's a short series of black and white shots. It's the inspiration for 12 Monkeys, so if you liked that you'll like this.
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    The Terminator (1984)

    Perfect.
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    Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

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    The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

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    Back to the Future (1985)

    The remainder in the series were good as well, but only one makes the list.
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    Groundhog Day (1993)

    Questionably a time-travel film, I included it because it has the essential elements.
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    Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

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    The Jacket (2005)

    A nice twist on the usual time travel fare. Suspenseful and nicely shot. Worth seeing.
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    Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

    A time-travel date movie. Not a great film, IMHO, but enjoyable and tight enough story to carry it along.
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    Donnie Darko (2001)

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    The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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    Triangle (2009)

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    The Final Countdown (1980)

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    Army of Darkness (1992)

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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

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    Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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    Run Lola Run (1998)

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    Frequency (2000)

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    Looper (2012)

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    Freejack (1992)

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    Timequest (2000)

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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

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    The Time Machine (1960)