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1. 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 30 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: 736,348 | Gross: $210.61M

2. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 516,695 | Gross: $233.91M

3. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 583,520 | Gross: $0.73M

4. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 268,863 | Gross: $179.02M

5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

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

Votes: 748,654 | Gross: $204.84M

6. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 208,145 | Gross: $100.20M

7. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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83 Metascore

A human-looking indestructible 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: 603,460 | Gross: $38.40M

8. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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

8.1
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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: 464,661 | Gross: $56.88M

9. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 178,131 | Gross: $180.01M

10. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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30 Metascore

Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.

Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson

Votes: 359,120 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 381,233 | Gross: $54.70M

12. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 122,696 | Gross: $56.04M

13. 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: 342,013 | Gross: $118.50M

14. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

Votes: 20,321

15. Project Almanac (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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47 Metascore

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston

Votes: 57,937 | Gross: $22.33M

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

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

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

Votes: 85,648 | Gross: $40.49M

17. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action

5.9
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

Votes: 104,043 | Gross: $56.68M

18. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

Votes: 243,034 | Gross: $64.03M

19. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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66 Metascore

A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes

Votes: 306,540 | Gross: $150.35M

20. 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: 285,210 | Gross: $87.67M

21. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 8,689

22. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 82,162 | Gross: $44.98M

23. Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time.... See full summary »

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 64,837 | Gross: $47.10M

24. The Time Machine (1960)

Approved | 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: 27,403

25. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 93,165 | Gross: $6.30M

26. Timeline (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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28 Metascore

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 53,160 | Gross: $19.48M

27. 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: 49,827 | Gross: $38.04M

28. Black Knight (2001)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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32 Metascore

Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 30,894 | Gross: $33.42M

29. 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 find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

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

Votes: 21,118

30. Early Edition (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens, Billie Worley

Votes: 9,366

31. Tru Calling (2003–2005)

43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook

Votes: 12,309

32. The Kid (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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45 Metascore

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin

Votes: 34,540 | Gross: $69.69M

33. 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: 16,170

34. The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

R | 90 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.

Director: Seth Grossman | Stars: Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, Melissa Jones, Kevin Yon

Votes: 15,482

35. The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Dustin Milligan, Gina Holden

Votes: 29,378

36. 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: 11,608

37. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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38 Metascore

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 15,191 | Gross: $4.78M

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

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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: 23,638

39. 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.

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

Votes: 4,772 | Gross: $5.78M

40. Signal (2016– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.

Stars: Je-hoon Lee, Hye-su Kim, Jin-woong Jo, Hyeong-seong Jang

Votes: 296

41. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Votes: 4,377

42. Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003 Video)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Twenty years after a set of events, the TEC (Time Enforcement Commission), the agency that makes sure that no one travels into the past without permission and changes history, is still ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Mary Page Keller, John Beck

Votes: 1,929

43. Our Friend, Martin (1999 Video)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.6
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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti | Stars: Edward Asner, Angela Bassett, Lucas Black, Theodore Borders

Votes: 633

44. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 215

45. Il Mare (2000)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new ... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-seung Lee | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Ji-hyun Jun, Mu-saeng Kim, Seung-yeon Jo

Votes: 6,422

46. Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Eita, Yoshiaki Yoza, Daijiro Kawaoka, Munenori Nagano

Votes: 946

47. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (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: 755

48. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

6.9
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This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 295

49. Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy (1981)

82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A science fiction writer is gifted with the ability to materialize his thoughts and inadvertently brings a group of aliens to Earth.

Director: Dusan Vukotic | Stars: Zarko Potocnjak, Lucie Zulová, Ksenia Prohaska, Jasminka Alic

Votes: 197

50. Jesus & Josefine (2003– )

TV-G | Family

6.0
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Jesefine discovers a time machine in an old shop, and goes back 2000 years in time.

Stars: Pernille Kaae Høier, Rasmus Ott, Andrea Vagn Jensen, Nikolaj Steen

Votes: 207