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1. Back to the Future (1985)

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

8.5
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87 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: 954,319 | Gross: $210.61M

2. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 270,436 | Gross: $15.32M

3. 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: 435,143 | Gross: $118.50M

4. 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: 102,244 | Gross: $40.49M

5. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 155,270 | Gross: $50.29M

6. 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: 547,719 | Gross: $70.91M

7. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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

7.4
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55 Metascore

Learning about the death of Doc Brown in 1885, Marty travels back in time to save him. But when the fuel tank on the time machine is punctured, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Emmet is murdered.

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

Votes: 366,355 | Gross: $87.73M

8. When We First Met (2018)

TV-14 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and falls in love but gets friend-zoned. 3 years later she's engaged to someone else. Noah uses the photo booth time machine several times to return and fix things. Will it work or...?

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig, Andrew Bachelor

Votes: 36,013

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

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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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: 58,831 | Gross: $38.04M

10. 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: 30,680 | Gross: $41.38M

11. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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29 Metascore

When Lou gets killed, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine to get back to the past, but they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott

Votes: 34,855 | Gross: $12.28M

12. Kate & Leopold (2001)

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

6.4
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44 Metascore

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

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

Votes: 74,879 | Gross: $47.12M

13. Black Knight (2001)

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

4.9
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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: 35,861 | Gross: $33.42M

14. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,123

15. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 37,983

16. The Visitors (1993)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A medieval knight and his servant are asking a familiar wizard to move them back in time to prevent father-in-law's accidentally killing. Instead, they fly away to the 20th century.

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

Votes: 29,806 | Gross: $0.70M

17. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.

Director: Gareth Carrivick | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris

Votes: 30,647

18. Just Visiting (2001)

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

5.8
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38 Metascore

A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

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

Votes: 17,483 | Gross: $4.78M

19. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,332

20. Premature (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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34 Metascore

A high school senior has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again until he gets it right, with the right girl.

Director: Dan Beers | Stars: John Karna, Caroline Traywick, Kate Kneeland, Steve Coulter

Votes: 9,142

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

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.7
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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: 5,363 | Gross: $13.41M

22. The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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Knight Godefroy de Montmirail and squire Jacquouille are stranded in 1793. Using trickery to break free from their shackles, both perilously partake in the Montmirail family's run away in the quest for an exiting time-shift.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard

Votes: 3,055

23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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The further time travelling adventures of those two most excellent dudes.

Stars: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Evan Richards

Votes: 1,502

24. Back to the Future (1991–1993)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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The time travelling adventures of Doc Brown, his family, and his friend, Marty McFly.

Stars: David Kaufman, Dan Castellaneta, Bill Nye, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 1,248

25. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party, Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 13,237

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

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never learn about it, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

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

Votes: 13,600

27. 12:01 (1993 TV Movie)

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

6.8
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A man likes a woman at work. He sees her get murdered. He gets drunk and zapped at 12:01AM. Next morning she's back and everything is exactly like the day before. The time loops gives him chances to save her.

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

Votes: 4,182

28. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The time traveling misadventures of two seemingly dumb teen metalheads.

Stars: Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy, Danny Breen, Don Lake

Votes: 135

29. Action Replay (2010)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A young man tries to revive his parents' wilting marriage in a unique manner - travel to the 1970s when their romance was budding and make it bloom. This is more complex than he expects.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Om Puri, Kiron Kher

Votes: 5,042

30. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980–1981)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and his dog Mr. Cool meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time machine. The group has various adventures in different times and ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Didi Conn

Votes: 178

31. The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)

G | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 9,818 | Gross: $0.15M

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

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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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: 2,025

33. The Visitors (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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It's the year 2484 and the Earth is threatened by a rogue comet which could fatally change its orbit. The solution is surprising - Adam Bernau, the greatest genius of 20th century developed... See full summary »

Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 549

34. Hibernatus (1969)

82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Louis de Funès, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Gensac, Bernard Alane

Votes: 4,663

35. Rooftop Prince (2012)

65 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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Crown Prince Yi gak finds that he has been transported from Chosun Dynasty to modern-day Seoul. He meets Hong Se Na, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife, and is determined to ... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-min Han, Yu-mi Jeong, Tae-Ri Lee, Yoo-chun Park

Votes: 1,757

36. Cavegirl (1985)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

3.7
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On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of... See full summary »

Director: David Oliver Pfeil | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Thompson, Darren Young, Saba Moor-Doucette

Votes: 686

37. The Eternal Love (2017– )

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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When two sides of the same woman fall in love with two different princes, can either find true love?

Stars: Liang Jie, Xing Zhao Lin, Ruichang Wang, Yi Ning Sun

Votes: 114

38. I'm a Pet at Dali Temple (2018)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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Xiaolan is a modern young girl. Through a series of circumstances she travels to the ancient fantasy kingdom as a cat. Purely by chance, she meets there handsome Qing Moyan who's suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Chen, Yixuan Hu, Yizeng Li, Jovi Xu

Votes: 8

39. Peut-être (1999)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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After having sex with his girlfriend Lucie in a bathroom, Arthur discovers that a ceiling panel is a time portal to Paris in the future, although it appears more like a sun-baked desert city by that point.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Romain Duris, Géraldine Pailhas, Ann'So

Votes: 1,469

40. Back for the Future (2011)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Short movie promoting the auction of the Nike Mag shoe. At the Lone Pine Mall, a clerk introduces a customer to the latest footwear. Meanwhile, Doc Brown searches through time for the perfect shoes.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Bill Hader, Kevin Durant, Donald Fullilove

Votes: 282

41. Christmas Every Day (1996 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball and just can't make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his dad's store out ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Robert Hays, Bess Armstrong, Erik von Detten, Yvonne Zima

Votes: 912

42. 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: 390

43. Future Cops (1993)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Ryu, Dhalsim and Vega are sent out to stop M. Bison. They befriend a teenage school student and seek out Bison. Bison sends out his own soliders, Ken and Sagat.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Aaron Kwok, Chingmy Yau

Votes: 941

44. Man in Outer Space (1962)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A workman is accidentally sent into outer space, where he meets an alien that can make himself invisible. They return to Earth in the year 2447. Complications ensue.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Radovan Lukavský, Anita Kajlichova, Otomar Krejca

Votes: 111

45. I Wake Up Yesterday (2012)

120 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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This quirky student comedy tells the story of Petr Kovár (Filip Blazek), who gets the chance to return to the past for a while and he meets the love of his life, his classmate Eliska, again... See full summary »

Director: Milos Smídmajer | Stars: Jirí Mádl, Filip Blazek, Eva Josefíková, Martina Preissová

Votes: 316

46. Glorious Times in the Spessart (1967)

105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.6
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The countess is married, and the ghosts are still in the Spessart. Her husband becomes an astronaut and the story involving time and space traveling starts.

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Harald Leipnitz, Vivi Bach, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 156

47. Kulhavý dábel (1968)

82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.2
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A baleful limping man walks through Prague. He is Asmodeus (Juraj Herz), the fiend of lustfulness, entertaining himself by putting together by magic couples of lovers. He only fails at the ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Václav Neckár, Jana Sulcová, Juraj Herz, Hana Bazantová

Votes: 24

48. Deuxième vie (2000)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Patrick Braoudé | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Isabelle Candelier, Patrick Braoudé, Daniel Russo

Votes: 203

49. Man Comes to Tang Dynasty (2013)

28 min | Comedy, Drama

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A young man is accidentally transported back to the Tang Dynasty and finds himself surrounded by beautiful women of the era. Taking advantage of the situation, the young man begins to "... See full summary »

50. Stray Dog (2013)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Milo struggles to get over he and his girlfriend's breakup.

Director: Bertie Gilbert | Stars: Bertie Gilbert, Sam Caplat, Ryan O'Connor

Votes: 170



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