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And the best time travel movie is…

April 5, 2010


Loopholes and all, this is still the most badass thing that has ever happened to time travel, Michael Biehn and Austrian bodybuilders. Too bad this series is currently clogged in the shitter, but hey, we’ll always have the first two.

Come back, James Cameron. The future needs you.

Back to the Future: 6 votes (easy winner for best time machine)
The Terminator: 10 votes
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 5 votes (runner-up for best time machine)
12 Monkeys: 4 votes (need to watch again, been sitting on my shelf for months)
Time Bandits: 2 votes (need to watch)
Timecrimes: 3 votes (really need to watch)
Primer: 3 votes (need to re-watch and actually pay attention)
– Other: 2 votes for The Time Machine (hope we’re talking about the 1960 version here), 1 vote for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (got some Fat Bastard fans in the house), 1 vote for Back to the Future 2 (got some hoverboard fans in the house) and 1 vote for “hOt TuB tiMe mAcHinEee LoLZ :)” (oh, mom). 

And now one for Mr. Ross McG…

12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2010 6:09 pm

    I thought T2 would have gotten some write-ins.

  2. April 5, 2010 6:40 pm

    After you see Timecrimes, check out Triangle, Aiden! Very similar and just as good in it’s own way.

    • April 5, 2010 6:53 pm

      Will do, put that on the queue after that last writeup we did over your way. Looking forward to it.

  3. April 6, 2010 12:46 am

    Terminator is the best because it’s “complete”. It doesn’t just center around time traveling for the sake of time traveling like most of the other movies on the poll but also has a strong plot backing it (aka judgment day). Good poll!

  4. April 6, 2010 11:57 am

    no way! how can BTTF not be the best?
    Terminator… most overrated franchise in film history…
    thanks for the Wilburys though Aideno, youve made my day!
    tough vote though….

    • April 6, 2010 9:07 pm

      The Terminator hate makes me sad, but I thought BTTF had it in the bag on this one.

      And something tells me that I’m not the only one who has no idea who Jeff Lynne is.

  5. mcarteratthemovies permalink
    April 6, 2010 12:42 pm

    “Too bad this series is currently clogged in the shitter” … oh, CTC, what a way with words you got!

    I’m with McG, though — “Back to the Future” is the be-all, end-all in this category for me!

  6. Marc permalink
    April 6, 2010 3:32 pm

    What kills Primer for me (even though I think it’s simultaneously awesome and brilliantly simple) is that it’s almost too simple. With no clear demarcation of time and all the unexplained elements it’s both interesting and infuriating.

    Call me a simpleton, but I wish it had time circuits like the DeLorean…which would lead to great lines like, “let’s say you wanted to see the signing of the Delcaration of Independence…or witness the birth of Christ!!”. Basically I second M.Carter’s last statement:)

  7. April 6, 2010 9:26 pm

    Who the frack is Jeff Lynne???

  8. smallclone permalink
    February 27, 2014 8:24 am

    I echo the thoughts of the poster who said watch “Timecrimes” and “Triangle”. Along with “Primer” they are the best time travel movies ever.

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