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12 Historically Great Time Travel Movies

May 13th, 2014 7:00pm EDT | Justin Sedgwick By: Justin Sedgwick

Back to the Future

Even though humans haven’t found the necessary technological means to travel through time, we’ve been living our decade hopping “what if” fantasies for years on the silver screen. Whether these movies introduced historical figures to modern day morons, self-causing and often murderous time paradoxes, or just some good old fashioned incestuous scenarios, filmmakers wasted no moments in these creative and clever time travel sagas. Here are the 12 best Time Travel Movies

"Back to the Future"

Originally cast as Marty McFly was Eric Stoltz, an actor with several film and television credits to his name but never quite leading man material. Not satisfied with Stoltz’ test footage, director Robert Zemeckis begged the studio to let him reshoot five weeks of film with “Family Ties” star Michael J. Fox as Marty instead. The rest, as they say is history. With Fox’s keen comedic sensibilities and dynamic chemistry with the wily Christopher Lloyd (plus the best damn time travel vehicle in cinema history, the DeLorean,) “Back to the Future” jolted its way through the pop culture lexicon, proving that this blockbuster didn’t need any box office roads where it was going.

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Photo Credits: Universal, Orion, Sony Pictures, ERBP, Pandora Cinema, MGM, Sony Classics


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