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I’m a time travel movie geek. I made Lara watch The Philadelphia Experiment last week, and while it was painful (Nancy Allen must have given good casting couch, because she was HORRIBLE in the movie), the amusement of seeing “contemporary now” from 20-25 years ago or what they thought of the future back then is in itself a kind of time travel, which makes it doubly awesome.

Here are other old time travel movies I can think of…can you think of any?

  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and Bogus Journey)
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court
  • The Final Countdown
  • Somewhere In Time
  • Star Trek IV
  • The Terminator
  • Time After Time
  • The Time Machine (the original)
  • Timerider
  • Trancers (and sequels)

Because sci-fi wasn’t mainstream back then, you can find surprising actors in some of those movies (Helen Hunt in Trancers, Christopher Reeve in Somewhere In Time, Martin Sheen and Kirk Douglas in The Final Countdown, Malcolm MacDowell and Mary Steenbergen in Time After Time).


2 Comments to “Old time travel movies”

  1. Lara — January 27, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    Ummm …. “Time Bandits”?

    “Groundhog Day”
    “12 Monkeys”

  2. Jim — January 27, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    Aw jeez, how’d I forget Time Bandits? I was mentioning concentrated evil just the other day!

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