The inherent paradoxes and dangers notwithstanding, being able to travel through time would be pretty awesome. But until someone figures out a way that we can REALLY do it, these time-travel movies will have to do.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
What's better than traveling through time in a phone booth and returning with Napoleon and Genghis Khan? Well, having George Carlin as your guide, for one.
Back to the Future
Travel back to 1985, when 'Back to the Future' became one of the biggest hits of its generation -- and made Marty McFly, "88 miles per hour" and even DeLorean famous.
Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise is a soldier thrown into battle when aliens invade. He's killed almost immediately, then dropped into a time loop that allows him to relive the battle repeatedly, increasing his skill at fighting his adversaries.
Any cinematic retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' would qualify as a time-travel film. But how many feature the Bill Murray line, "Did you try staples?" when asked how to attach tiny antlers to mice?
The Time Machine
George builds an amazing time-travel machine, only to find that the future, filled with Morlocks and Eloi, might not be as rosy as he'd hoped.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Capt. James T. Kirk & Co. travel back to 20th-century San Francisco to wrangle two humpback whales, the only beings that can communicate with a space probe that has ravaged Earth in the future.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a violent cyborg from the future who travels back in time to kill the soon-to-be mother of John Connor, who will otherwise become the leader of a rebellion.
Superman: The Movie
Lois Lane gets swallowed up into the Earth's core during a devastating earthquake. But Superman reverses the spinning of the globe, turning it back to a time when he can still save her.
Loopers are assassins who are sent back in time to kill. Only in this case, a Looper must travel back to kill his younger self. Now that just doesn't seem fair.
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
A knock on the noggin sends Bing Crosby from 1912 all the way back to Camelot in 528 A.D., where he falls in love with a beautiful maiden betrothed to Sir Lancelot.
Hot Tub Time Machine
The only thing better than a hot tub is one that time travels. In this case, it goes back to 1986 and gives three hapless dudes a chance to change their fates.
Let's travel back to a time when Jean-Claude Van Damme was in movies. Like this one, where he's a cop who goes back in time to uncover a plot of crime and corruption that resulted in the murder of his wife.
Midnight in Paris
Gil is a Hollywood screenwriter who while in Paris on vacation gets picked up in a car at midnight each evening and whisked back in time to the 1920s, to hang out with artistic luminaries of the day.
Peggy Sue Got Married
Peggy Sue got married…and is now practically divorced. But a trip back in time gives her a second chance at happiness.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Thanks to a nifty time-travel gadget, Hermione and Harry are able to reverse the fates of many in the third Harry Potter installment.
Planet of the Apes
Traveling at light speed, Charlton Heston and his crew depart in 1972 and crash-land on a mysterious and dangerous planet in 3978 A.D.