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Welcome to The Big List of over 850 time travel movies & shows.

Movie and videomakers have machined, tracked, policed, stopped, tunneled, mastered, shifted, stolen, kept, looped and travelled time for over a century. Which is why our list of vids is so huge.

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6  A spasso nel tempo
  1996 Dec 13 - Italia
IMDb  YouTube 
Time-hopping comedy in the mold of Bill and Ted, but with an Italian flair. IMDb: "While visiting Universal Studios in Hollywood along with their respective families, two Italian tourists get on a real time machine and got lost in time." MagicDragon says: "One of the few Italian Time Travel films."

Not Reviewed  A spasso nel tempo: l'avventura continua
  1997 Dec 11 - Italia
IMDb  YouTube  ...and yet it was good enough to make another, apparently.

Series  The ABC Afterschool Special
  series; 1972 Oct 04 - 1996 Oct 24
 IMDb  TV.com
 IMDb: "'ABC Afterschool Specials' was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occationally. Each episode was produced by a seperate company."

4  "My Mother Was Never A Kid"
  Season 9, Episode 7; 1981 Mar 18
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
TV.com: "A 13 year-old girl with a fetish for trouble takes a trip back to the 1940s, when her mother was her age."
Dennis Higgins writes: "You have a great list. There is a good one missing and very rare. I have a taped copy on VHS which is not very good and have been looking for this for years. It's called 'My Mother Was Never a Kid' and it originally aired as a ABC after school special and then went to Nickleodeon. From there it was lost. It was based on Francine Pascal's novel called 'Hangin' Out With Cici'. I'm sure I was responsible for getting it on IMDB and my review is still there although the email listed there is long gone." Excellent catch, and thanks for sending it in to Timelinks!

Not Reviewed  A.J.'s Time Travelers
  series; 1994 Dec 03 - 31
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube 
A.J. Malloy takes his time machine, the "Kyros", into the past for educational excursions. After the first four episodes on Fox, the series went to syndication... and to court. The series seems to have made it to video anyway.

Not Reviewed  About Time
  2013 Sep 04 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Men in the Lake family can travel time. The women, I guess not. According to the IMDb blurb, Lakes can't change history, but can change... their own history... um.... Well. Romantic comedies exist to make one forget about cause and effect anyway.
Thanks to Timelinks reader Rob C. for sending this one in!

6  The Adjustment Bureau
  2011 Mar 04
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Smartly-dressed gentlemen wield power over fate, rubbing Matt Damon's politician character the wrong way. A promising opening half eventually chases down a simplistic moral at the end. Based on "Adjustment Team" by Philip K. Dick.

Not Reviewed  The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
  series; 1993 Aug 27 - 1994 May 20
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  fan site 
Short-lived series, the main story arc involves a villain from the future posing as a villain in the Old West, attempting to gather all the scattered time-controlling Orbs for himself.

Animated Series  The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  animated series; 2002 Jul 20 - 2006 Nov 25
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  fan site 
The hyperintelligent CGI wunderkind invented three time machines in his first season alone...

Not Reviewed  "The Big Pinch"
  Season 1, Episode 3; 2002 Sep 13
TV.com  BCDB 
Time Warner Cable: "Jimmy uses his Time Pincher to bring Thomas Edison into the present."
Not Reviewed  "Time Is Money"

  Season 1, Episode 4; 2002 Sep 20
TV.com  BCDB 
TV.com: "Through the wonder of time travel, Jimmy goes 15 years into the past to a time when his parents were swinging sweethearts."
Not Reviewed  "Sorry, Wrong Era"

  Season 1, Episode 20; 2003 Sep 05
TV.com  BCDB 
Jimmy invents yet another time machine, trapping himself and some friends back with the dinos.
Not Reviewed  "The Tomorrow Boys"

  Season 3, Episode 2; 2005 May 23
TV.com  BCDB 
Jimmy gives some liquid megalomania to Libby, which a trip to the future proves was a bad idea.

Not Reviewed  The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim
  series/shorts; 1974 - Canada
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  fan site 
Young Timothy discovers a trunk that magically transports him back and forth to 1875, where he helps a snake oil salesman come unstuck in time.

Not Reviewed  Against Time
  2001 - aka All Over Again
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Teen meets his elder self, a senior citizen from the future, who warns him of impending bad decisions.
Timelinks fan 'Michael' writes: "For the longest time, (no pun intended), I searched out the movie 'All Over Again' which appears on your List, but to no avail. Just this past week, I found a movie named 'Against Time' in the bargain bin of my local KMart. What I found out is that 'Against Time' is actually the very movie you list as 'All Over Again'!" —Sad, since the DVD only came out under that title on 12 June 2007. But we've switched the title and the aka—thanks for the heads up!

Not Reviewed  Alcatraz
  series; 2012 Jan 16 - Mar 26
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
The prison on Alcatraz Island wasn't closed in 1963, the occupants simply vanished. Now they reappear in the twenty-teens, ready to get up to their old tricks. The government seems to have been expecting them.

Series  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
  series; 1962 Sep 01 - 1965 May 10 - retitled continuation of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix 
Anthology of dark mysteries hosted by the original deadpan commercial-despising British auteur. Rarely diverting into science fiction, the entry below is a notable exception, and likely made the cut due to the inclusion of murder...

7  "Consider Her Ways"
  Season 3, Episode 11; 1964 Dec 28
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube 
Under the influence of a Venezuelan narcotic, Dr. Jane Waterleigh awakens in a future where only women exist, and thrive in a caste system inspired by ant colonies. She learns who was responsible for creating the virus that vectored off and killed half the human race, and upon her return, hunts down and kills him. There is a small gendered problem with the time travel that she does not first consider. Based on the 1956 novella by John Wyndham.

Not Reviewed  Aliens in the Wild, Wild West
  1999 Aug 17
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes 
Two teens visit a ghost town, are transported back to 1880, and have run-ins with said aliens.

Series  The All New Alexei Sayle Show
  series; 1994 Jan 06 - 1995 - UK
IMDb  TV.com 
Broad-humored British comedy/variety show.

5  "Drunk In Time" sketches
  Season 2?; 1994?
YouTube  Internet Archive 
Six tiny MPEGs of Sayle's Time Tunnel parody are still hiding at the Internet Archive of NeoLASE's pages: "For this affectionate spoof, the BBC painstakingly recreated the Project: Tic Toc set, from the Tunnel itself right down to the hourglass symbol on the floor."

Not Reviewed  Always Will
  2007 Mar
 IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  official 
Young Will uses a relic to change events in the life of an even younger Will.
Another Timelinks tip from Mike H. —thanks!

Not Reviewed  The Amazing Mr. Blunden
  1972 - UK
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Ghosts ask for help from two children who prepare a potion to travel back in time.

Series  Amazing Stories
  series; 1985 Sep 29 - 1987 Apr 10 - aka Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  Internet Archive 
Anthology showcase of Spielbergian wonders.

Not Reviewed  "Alamo Jobe"
  Season 1; Episode 3; 1985 Oct 20
TV.com  YouTube  Netflix  Internet Archive 
Message-bearer from the 1836 battle arrives in the 1980s.

Animated Series  American Dragon: Jake Long
  animated series; 2002 Jul 20 - 2006 Nov 25
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB 
Jake Long, high school weredragon, spends his downtime saving the preternatural inhabitants of Manhattan.

Not Reviewed  "Hero of the Hourglass"
  Season 2, Episode 8; 2006 Aug 12
TV.com  BCDB 
Wikipedia: "Jake discovers a time traveling device and decides to travel back to June 27, 1986 to give the note from his teenage mom to teenage Dad telling the truth about being a dragon."

Not Reviewed  Amityville 1992: It's About Time
  1992 Jul 16 - aka Amityville: It's About Time
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A timepiece provides a link between an unsuspecting family and that überevil house on Long Island.

Series  Andromeda
  series; 2001 Oct 02 - 2005 May 13 - aka Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Wikia  Internet Archive 
Dylan Hunt is stuck near a black hole for a couple centuries, and discovers his interstellar commonwealth is gone bye-bye. One of the several new crewmembers he acquires is Trance Gemini, a colorful alien babe with special insights into causality (played by Laura Bertram, who resembled a youthful version of exec producer Majel Barrett).

Not Reviewed  "Under the Night"
  Season 1; Episode 101; 2000 Oct 02
TV.com  YouTube  Dailymotion  Internet Archive 
The opening episode where Dylan finds himself in the dark future with his work cut out for him.
5  "Angel Dark, Demon Bright"

  Season 1; Episode 106; 2000 Nov 06
TV.com  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Andromeda slipstreams back to before the Nietzschean attack. Many "tough" decisions result in the predictable non-altering of history, and the inevitable return to the dark future.
5  "The Banks of the Lethe"

  Season 1; Episode 108; 2000 Nov 20
TV.com  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Dylan is able to communicate with his wife in the past, but dare he join her there? Didn't we just sit through the inevitable agony of irresolute TV time travel two episodes ago?
Not Reviewed  "The Lone And Level Sands"

  Season 3; Episode 305; 2002 Oct 21
TV.com  Internet Archive 
The Andromeda encounters a lightspeed Earth ship launched 3000 years before.
6  "The Unconquerable Man"

  Season 3; Episode 310; 2003 Jan 20
TV.com  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Gaheris Rhade, Dylan's traitorous first officer, is shown as the captain of Andromeda, trying but failing to restore order in a future Dylan is no longer alive in. Trance meets herself, and after a few knowing words, tells Rhade he has to go back and let Dylan kill him in the first episode after all.
Not Reviewed  "The Dark Backward"

  Season 3; Episode 312; 2003 Feb 03
TV.com  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Trance does her stuff, and sorts through a variety of timelines.
6  "Abridging The Devil's Divide"

  Season 4; Episode 417; 2004 Apr 12
TV.com  Internet Archive 
Harper is forced to build a time bridge, and in come the Magog of the future.

Series  Angel
  series; 1999 Oct 05 - 2004 May 19
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Wikia  Hulu  Internet Archive 
Joss Whedon's Buffy spinoff, set in the City Of.

Not Reviewed  "I Will Remember You"
  Season 1; Episode 8; 1999 Nov 23
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Wikipedia: "Angel spends a day with Buffy, but makes a deal that takes him back to the beginning of the day."
Not Reviewed  "Happy Anniversary"

  Season 2; Episode 35; 2001 Feb 06
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Wikipedia: "Angel and The Host search for a physicist who plans to freeze time."
6  "Quickening"

  Season 3; Episode 52; 2001 Nov 12
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Sahjahn, "just your average time-travelling demon," coaches an Eighteenth Century vampire hunter on the Twenty-First– for the hunter seeks revenge on Angel and Darla.
Not Reviewed  "Birthday"

  Season 3; Episode 55; 2002 Jan 14
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Wikipedia: "Cordelia learns that she will die unless she goes back in time and chooses a different path in life."
5  "A New World"

  Season 3; Episode 64; 2002 May 06
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Connor left Angel as an infant, but soon returns from hell as a grown teen. Even Joss Whedon couldn't make babies and children coexist inside an ongoing dramatic series.
Not Reviewed  "Time Bomb"

  Season 5; Episode 107; 2004 Apr 28
TV.com  Wiki  BBC  Hulu 
Illyria becomes so mighty, she unsticks herself in time, ultimately resulting in her embarrassment.

6  An Angel for May
  2002 Aug 10
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  EOFFTV  YouTube 
Boy discovers a storm-swept path into the past, and into lives that are to be damaged in World War II.

4  Another Day
  2001 Dec 04 - Canada/USA
  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Shannen Doherty left Charmed to star in this interminably slow TV movie. She wakes up on Friday May 12 (probably 1995) some five years before she conked out. Some standard time travel bits, like shock at seeing the dead alive again, and unheeded Cassandra warnings, but generally not worth anyone's time.

  1994 Feb
  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
What could possibly go wrong with sending a robot, armed to the teeth, back in time to spook around? Yeah. That.

Not Reviewed  Argaï: La prophétie
  animated series; 2000 Sep 02 - France - aka Argai: The Prophecy
IMDb  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
In AD 1250, Prince Argaï's bride-to-be falls under an evil spell cast by Queen Orial. Orial's from 2075, so he goes there to kill her.

7  Army of Darkness
  1993 Feb 19 - aka Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness; Captain Supermarket; The Medieval Dead
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
It's a 7 o'clock based on Bruce Campbell at his intense finest, not the time travel content.

5  Arthur's Quest
  1999 Mar 03
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes   
Merlin sends boy Arthur to the 20th Century to escape Morgana, then arrives 10 years after to discover his king has become a cynical hipster teen.

Not Reviewed  As Time Goes By
  1988 Sep 29 - Australia
  IMDb  Wiki  SBS   
Australian comedy about a drifter who is sent off in time by an alien trapped inside a diner in the Outback. Thanks to "Stormin' Norman" for sending this one in to Timelinks!

Not Reviewed  Ashes to Ashes
  series; 2008 Feb 07 - 2010 May 21 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  TV.com  YouTube  BBC 
Sequel to Life On Mars wherein police psychologist Alex Drake, studying the post-coma stress and suicide of Sam Tyler, suddenly wakes up from her own brush with death—in 1981, and facing down DCI Gene Hunt.

5  The Atomic Man
  1956 Mar 04 - UK - aka Timeslip
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Scientist's consciousness is transported 7 seconds into the future, and becomes embroiled in a standard mystery. Well, London could be destroyed by a plutonium blast, but you'd hardly know it for all the standard intrepid-journalist procedural. While the scientist answering questions before they're asked is intriguing, the concept is ultimately buried in a lot of nonsensical fifties techwaving, including injections and geiger counters.

6  Ausgestorben
  short; 1995 - Deutschland - aka Extinct
 IMDb  YouTube 
Reviewer from Munich, torsten.dewi, writes at IMDb: "This one has it all: a great story (a scientist of a plague-ridden world goes back to dinosaur times to find an extinct plant that might hold the key to a cure, but bungles up the timelines in doing so...)"

6  Austin Powers in Goldmember
  2002 Jul 22
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube   
Mike Myers lampoons his own creation as well as the 1970s in this third installment of the time travel/spy spoof film series.

7  Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  1999 Jun 08
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Dr. Evil's inability to get with the decade reaches an hilarious fever pitch as he explains his new "time machine" to his minions, all of whom have a far better grasp of what to do with it than he does.

Not Reviewed  Aventuras en el Tiempo
  series; 2001 Mar 19 - Aug 24 - Mexico
IMDb  Wiki  Alma Latina  YouTube  official 
Typical Mexican soap opera, only geared for children, and with the added bonus of watching five kids pop around time. (Time Warner: "Cinco niños aventureros viajan a distantes lugares en el tiempo.")


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Series  Babylon 5
  series; 1993 Feb 22 - 1998 Nov 25
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Wikia 
Chronology.org has a list of all Bab 5 episodes involving prophetic dreams, visions, and time travel, including:

5  "Babylon Squared"
  Season 1, Episode 20; 1994 Aug 10
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Babylon 4 resurfaces, being caught in an unexplained time warp. Includes odd prophetic moments like Garibaldi dying in some future firefight screaming, "I understand now! This is what I was born for!" The series has better eps.
Not Reviewed  "War Without End, Part 1"
  Season 3, Episode 16; 1996 May 16
TV.com  Wiki 
Not Reviewed  "War Without End, Part 2"
  Season 3, Episode 17; 1996 May 23
TV.com  Wiki 

7  Back to the Future
  1985 Jul 03
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  bttf.com  YouTube  YouTube   
In 1985, Marty McFly flees Libyan terrorists in Doc Brown's Delorean, and finds himself stranded in 1955, and messing up his parents' timeline.

5  Back to the Future Part II
  1989 Nov 22
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  bttf.com  YouTube  YouTube   
Weakest of the trilogy, partially because of the incomplete nature of the plot, which carries over to the next sequel. But the saddest bit is that Doc's (perfectly reasonable) explanation of how to travel along a split timeline has already been broken earlier in the film, when Old Biff returned the Delorean. (Oh yeah, and why would a villain return a working time machine?) The scene where Marty gets a Western Union delivery is effective, though.
Split-screen synch of the "Enchanment Under the Sea" sequence from Parts I & II.

7  Back to the Future Part III
  1990 May 25
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  bttf.com  YouTube   
Marty heads to 1885 to rescue a stranded Doc, who is falling in love with a local schoolmarm.

Not Reviewed  Back to the Future: the Animated Series
  animated series; 1991 Sep 14 - 1992 Dec 26
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  bttf.com  YouTube   

The cartoon series featured all-new adventures and a Tannen in every time zone.

5  Back to the Planet of the Apes
  1981 (1974) - aka The New Planet of the Apes
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes 
1981 TV movie spliced from two 1974 episodes of the Apes series. More astronauts arrive in the simian future, circa AD 3085. Why do we keep sending them up? Maybe this is why the space program was scaled back in the mid-seventies.

Not Reviewed  Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World
  animated short; 1987 - aka Barbie and the Rock Stars: Out of This World
IMDb  BCDB  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Mattel's favorite daughter travels through space to find rock 'n roll fame, but returns to Earth in the 1950s. A case of Back to the Future envy if ever we saw one.

6  Barbosa
  short; 1988 - Brasil - aka Curta os Gaúchos- Barbosa
IMDb  YouTube 
A man's childhood disappointment drives him to try and change the outcome of the 1950 World Cup (Brazil vs. Uruguay).

Not Reviewed  Beasties
  1991 - aka The Bionaut
IMDb  Wiki  Rogue  YouTube 
Self-proclaimed "worst movie of all time", Beasties is the story of a spacetime traveller who uses gremlin-like critters to do his recon.

3  Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time
  1991 Aug 23
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Marc Singer's barechested nature boy Dar comes to battle his evil brother on modern-day Earth. Succeeds with help of animal pals; wins girl, car.

Not Reviewed  Before You Say "I Do"
  2009 Feb 14 - USA - aka Then Again
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Hallmark TV movie about a guy given the opportunity to fix his fiancée's first wedding.
Thanks again to Mike H. for another contribution to Timelinks!

8  Being Erica
  series; 2009 Jan 05 - 2011 Dec 12 - Canada
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Dr. Tom sends Erica back into her past to events where she had a persistent sad, and fix them. Notable for reachng beyond the genre expectations of coming to terms with one's past, the series also explores the ramifications of its central conceit, as Erica begins to discover how this network of time-psychiatrists really operates.
Another Timelinks tip from Mike H. --thanks!

5  Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  1970 May 01
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Another astronaut shows up in AD 3955, runs afoul of apes, and discovers mutant humans worshipping a supernuke underground. It all ends in tears.

6  Berkeley Square
  1933 Sep 15
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A 20th Century American is whisked off to 18th Century London.

6  Between Time and Timbuktu: A Space Fantasy
  1972 Mar 13
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Chris Huber's Vonnegut pages (now vanished): "A made-for-tv film based on several short stories of Kurt Vonnegut, and pieced together in a screenplay for a public television broadcast on March 13, 1972."

Series  Bewitched
  series; 1964 Sep 17 - 1972 Jul 01
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  official 
One of the quintessential 1960s sitcoms, often parodied and criticized for making light with the black arts. Time travel frequently played a part...

5  "I'd Rather Twitch Than Fight"
  Season 3; Episode 82; 1967 Nov 17
TV.com  YouTube 
Endora draws Freud into the Stephens house to help their marriage, and the sage Viennese gets into a fistfight with a contemporary psychiatrist. Title is a play on the old Tareyton cigarette ads ("I'd rather fight than switch").
6  "My Friend Ben"
  Season 3; Episode 85; 1967 Dec 08
TV.com  YouTube 
Aunt Clara summons a 60-odd-year-old Ben Franklin, who gets himself in trouble in the 20th Century.
Not Reviewed  "Samantha for the Defense"
  Season 3; Episode 88; 1966 Dec 15
TV.com  YouTube 
Franklin's modern-day trial.
Not Reviewed  "Aunt Clara's Victoria Victory"
  Season 3; Episode 98; 1967 Mar 09
TV.com  YouTube 
This time, Aunt Clara brings Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, into modern America.
Not Reviewed  "Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember"
  Season 4; Episode 117; 1967 Nov 23
TV.com  YouTube 
The Stephens and Gladys Kravitz are whisked off to 17th Century Salem, where Darrin winds up getting tried as a witch.
Not Reviewed  "Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma"
  Season 4; Episode 122; 1967 Dec 28
TV.com  YouTube 
Aunt Clara summons Leonardo, who gets upset at his work being appropriated for toothpaste ads.
5 "Samantha Goes South for a Spell"
  Season 5; Episode 142; 1968 Oct 03
Sam is transported to 1868 New Orleans, where she contracts amnesia; Darrin has to go rescue her.
6 "Paul Revere Rides Again"
  Season 7; Episode 204; 1970 Oct 29
TV.com  YouTube 
Paul Revere is dropped from 1776 into 1970, and mistakes 20th Century market capitalism for a British invasion.
Not Reviewed  "Samantha's Old Salem Trip"
  Season 7; Episode 206; 1970 Nov 12
TV.com  YouTube 
Esmerelda sends Sam back to Salem in the 1600s, where she again contracts amnesia, and Darrin again has to go rescue her.
Not Reviewed  "How Not to Lose Your Head to King Henry VIII (Part 1)"
  Season 8; Episode 227; 1971 Sep 15
TV.com  YouTube 
Sam tries to rescue a nobleman trapped in a painting, and is cursed to wander around 16th Century England, yet again with amnesia...
Not Reviewed  "How Not to Lose Your Head to King Henry VIII (Part 2)"
  Season 8; Episode 228; 1971 Sep 22
TV.com  YouTube 
Darrin's attempt at rescue is jeopardized by King Henry's intent to make Sam his next bride.

3  Bewitched
  2005 June 04
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
At one point, well into this headache of a remake, Samantha (Nicole Kidman) decides everything has gone wrong, and casts a spell, rewinding the entire movie.
  No one involved with making this picture took their own hint.

5  Beyond the Time Barrier
  1960 July - aka The War of 1995
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Veoh 
Mid-20th Century pilot is surprised when he finds his experimental jet has landed in 2024. Then he discovers he's the only fertile guy around.

6  Biggles
  1986 Jun 19 - UK - aka Biggles: Adventures in Time
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
W.E. Johns' WWI ace has a "time twin" in a 1980s adman, and swaps places with him throughout this odd film.

6  Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  1991 Jul 19
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official  official 
They thought they'd get away with a title like that, and not have to pay. Has some good bits and all, but Bill and Ted don't work as well facing Death, Satan, and God as they do goofing on historical figures.

9  Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  1989 Feb 17
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube  YouTube  official  official 

The tongue-in-cheek premise that a rock band will save the future of mankind is just the beginning of the absurd mayhem in this surprisingly tightly-scripted piece. A gem of time travel playfulness in a shining display case of eighties slacker sensibilities.

Not Reviewed  Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
  animated series; 1990 Sep 15 - 1992 Sep 05
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  Hulu  official  BCDB 

The time slacking continued, courtesy Hanna-Barbera. Then DIC bogarded the license for the second season, and the franchise got totally wasted, dude.

Not Reviewed  Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
  series; 1992 Jun 08 - Sep 09
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  official  fan site 
The time slacking struggled on for eight more live action episodes, on Fox.

5  Black Knight
  2001 Nov 15
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube   
Martin Lawrence gets the Twain treatment in this screwball comedy.

6  Blackadder: Back and Forth
  1999 Dec 06 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Rowan Atkinson's beloved family-of-one finally gets ahold of a time machine in this pre-millennial special.

6  Blue Moon
  2000 Jan 16
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes 
Wish creates time warp causing an older couple to encounter their 1959 younger selves.

Not Reviewed  The Blue Yonder
  1985 Nov 17 - aka Time Flyer
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A more sympathetic view of the grandfather paradox: What if little Jonathan borrowed his neighbor's time machine to go back and stop his grandfather from a deadly attempt to fly solo across the Atlantic?

Not Reviewed  The Boy and the Pirates
  1960 Apr 13
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix 
Bert I. Gordon adventure with a magic genie and buccaneers. Earns some points for an effort at historicity and couple choice moments: "Not be a pirate!?" huffs Edward Teach. "You want to be a miserable crawling rat, sponging for your rum, instead of setting sail on the seven seas on a fine brig like this?"
"I'd rather travel by jet," Jimmy the Non-plussed sighs.

Animated Series  The Brak Show
  animated series/shorts; 2000 Dec 21 - 2003 Dec 31
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  Cartoon Network[as] 
Some of Space Ghost's nemeses in their own spinoff family sitcom.

6  "Time Machine"
  Season 1; Episode 3; 2001 Sep 02 - aka "Diff'rent Braks: Time Machine"
TV.com  BCDB  [as] 
Brak and Zorak keep stealing Thundercles' time machine to try and convince their junior selves that they have to do their homework. Predictably, this results in hundreds of Braks and Zoraks with incomplete homework. 

Not Reviewed  Brick Bradford
  serial; 1947 Dec 18
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  fan site 
Based on the 1930s comic by William Ritt and Clarence Gray, it features two-fisted Brick and his Time Top. DoCMuZiK writes at IMDb: "Brick and company travel to the far side of the moon which suddenly has an atmosphere and a lost civilization that other people from Earth have PREVIOUSLY visited. They also travel back through time to the days of the pirates to find a lost scrap of paper with an equation relating to nuclear physics on it."

6  Brigadoon
  1954 Sep 08
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
A mighty prayer saved the Scottish village of Brigadoon from evil witches in 1754– but with the devilish twist that it only appears for a day once every hundred years. When an American falls for a local girl, their love seems doomed. Will Tommy ever be reunited with his Fiona? Is this a classic '50s musical?

Not Reviewed  Brigadoon
  1966 Oct 15
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TV version of the musical. Marta Dawes at IMDb writes: "Very different than the Hollywood version, this Brigadoon was quietly romantic and vividly atmospheric."

Not Reviewed  Brødrene Dal og mysteriet med Karl XIIs gamasjer
  miniseries; 2005 Jan - Norge
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The Brothers Dal return for more wacky time travel, messing up Norwegian history in 1716, 1718, 1814 and 1905.

Not Reviewed  Brødrene Dal og spektralsteinene
  miniseries; 1982 - Norge
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The Brothers Dal build a time machine from plans left by an alien.

6  Brother Future
  1991 - aka The Exchange; The Kangol Kid; The Eight Ball Nightmare
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1990s Michigan teen is purchased by someone in 1822 South Carolina, and becomes entangled in the plans of a doomed slave rebellion.

Not Reviewed  Bu Bu Jing Xin
  2010 Dec 06 - 2011 Mar 22 - Zhōnghuà Rénmín Gònghéguó - aka Scarlet Heart; Startling by Each Step
Wiki  Viki  YouTube  Internet Archive 
"Bu Bu Jing Xin" Induces Time Travel Scam in China  
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Wikipedia: "Zhang Xiao, a young woman from the 21st century, suffers a near-fatal accident that sends her back in time to the Qing Dynasty during the Kangxi Emperor's reign. She finds herself trapped in the body of one of her previous incarnations: Ma'ertai Ruoxi, the teenage daughter of a Manchu general."

Not Reviewed  Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  series; 1979 Sep 20 - 1981 Apr 16
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Buck is frozen in his spacecraft in 1987 and returns to Earth 500 years later. We don't think he time travels ever again in that faraway Century... but we can't bring ourselves to see it again after all these years. Because all we can remember of the movie or series... is Twiki. And we're not looking at that devilspawn of Artoo and Mel Blanc ever again.

Series  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  series; 1997 Mar 10 - 2003 May 19
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Joss Whedon's iconic masterpiece about a young woman destined to save the world, a lot.

Not Reviewed  "Life Serial"
  Season 6, Episode 5; 2001 Oct 23
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Evil spell puts Buffy in a time loop, serving the same Double Meat for eternity.
Not Reviewed  "Get It Done"

  Season 7, Episode 15; 2003 Feb 18
TV.com  Wiki  Hulu 
Buffy falls through a time portal to confront the Shadow Men, who created the Slayers in the first place.

8  The Bullwinkle Show
  animated series; 1959 Nov 29 - 1973 Sep ?
aka The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends; Rocky and His Friends

IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  Andy's  Hulu  YouTube  fan site 
The regular segment "Peabody's Improbable History" was home to the original time squad: Sherman, Mr. Peabody and their WABAC Machine.

Not Reviewed  Bùnéng shuo de mìmì
  2007 Jul 27 - Zhonghuá Mínguó - aka 不能說的秘密; 不能说的秘密; Secret; The Secret That Cannot Be Told
IMDb  Wiki  Netflix  YouTube  Internet Archive 
The secret is that something in the protagonist's school allows time travel. We should really tell you what it is, but you can just look it up online.

7  The Butterfly Effect
  2004 Jan 23
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Young man has inherited the power to send his consciousness momentarily into his junior self, and tries to use it to undo the deaths and maimings of those he loves. Naturally, he keeps messing up. One nice touch is that his brain keeps getting denser as he remembers all his different pasts whenever he snaps back to his "present"... Not to be confused with A Sound of Thunder (2005), the plot of which partially inspired the term "butterfly effect".

Not Reviewed  The Butterfly Effect 2
  2006 Aug 10
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Sequel released in the US direct-to-DVD, October 10, 2006.
Fitted808, an astute observer on YouTube, noted: "....No one from the first movie is in here."

Not Reviewed  Butterfly Effect: Revelation
  2009 Jan 09 - aka The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Another boy travels time to discover who murdered his girlfriend.


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Animated Series  Captain N & The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
  animated series; 1990 Sep 01 - 1991 Mar 01
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Mario needed no help from upstart Nintendo employee Captain N, and went on to more seasons and series without him.

5  "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel"
  Season 1, Episode 8; 1990 Sep 29
TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  YouTube 
Kooky Von Koopa invents a time machine in order to stop the Mario Bros. from ever entering the fateful drainpipe to the Mushroom Kingdom. Wikipedia: "...as a result of the turbulence, the Time Tube malfunctions and de-ages the bodies of the Mario Bros., Toad, Bowser, and Ludwig into baby bodies."

4  Captain Z-Ro
  series; 1951 Nov - 1956 Jun 10
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official  fan site  Internet Archive  Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Captain Z-RO and Jet go forth in the ZX-99, exploring space and time! TVAcres.com sez: "The Captain's time machine featured an Electro Generator, a Trillatron, and the Lectric Chamber with Spector Wave Length..." Good luck, in Time and Space!

Not Reviewed  Carnivale
  animated; 2000 Feb 09 - Ireland/France
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Fable of children drawn through time to an evil carnival where visitors turn into still life.
Beats being a donkey in Italy.

5  Cashback
  2006 Sep 10 - UK
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Netflix: "An insomniac grocery clerk. The ability to freeze time. The freedom to undress his female patrons -- all for art."
Ben Willis, insomniac grocery clerk: "And would it be so wrong? Would they hate me? For seeing them. I mean really seeing them."
Yes, Ben. It would be wrong. They would hate you. I mean really hate you.

Not Reviewed  Catweazle
  series; 1970 Feb 15 - 1971 Apr 04 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  fan site  fan site 
11th Century wizard accidentally ensorcels his way into the 20th. Humorous mistakes are made. Thanks to Timelinks reader JB for sending this one in!

3  Cave Girl
  1985 May
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A crystal with power over time is used by a bullied nerd to try to get laid. All too sad.

Series  CBS Schoolbreak Special
  series; 1984 Jan 24 - 1996 Jan 23
 IMDb  TV.com
 CBS's offering in the afterschool lecture genre, in pursuit of that lucrative child-nonplussing demographic.

Not Reviewed  "My Past Is My Own"
  Season 6, Episode 4; 1989 Jan 24 - USA
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  NYT 
Wikipedia: "While Justin and Kerry sleep that night, they are mysteriously transported to a small town in Georgia in the early 1960s." If one person dreams of the past, it's probably not time travel. But if two people share the exact same dream...

4  Cesta do pravěku
  1955 - Československo - aka Journey to Prehistory; Journey to the Beginning of Time
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Kids enjoy a trip to the Museum of Natural History, then take a Central Park boat ride into the distant past. There seems to be some suggestion that the lake opens onto the Hudson, which itself runs through the Land That Time Forgot. Czechs are landlocked, so you can kind of forgive them for not knowing that North American rivers don't empty into the Paleozoic.

Animated Series  Challenge of the Superfriends
  animated series; 1978 Sep 09 - Dec 23
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki 
The mighty rainbow coalition of justice, in their third effort at a series.

Not Reviewed  "The Time Trap"
  Season 1, Episode 4; 1978 Sep 30
TV.com  BCDB  fan site 
The Legion of Doom gets ahold of a time machine, and strand Superfriends all across whenever. But then Superman shows off that ability to travel time, all on his lonesome. 
Not Reviewed  "Secret Origins of the Superfriends"

  Season 1, Episode 8; 1978 Oct 28
TV.com  BCDB 
The Legion attacks the mightiest of the Superfriends' origin timelines. Then they get slapped back! 
Not Reviewed  "Conquerors of the Future"

  Season 1, Episode 11; 1978 Nov 18
TV.com  BCDB 
The Legion decides to conquer Earth in AD 3984! They are discovered and defeated because the Riddler tipped the Superfriends off again. Time travel and blabbermouths don't mix. Someone should seriously look into shutting Riddler the hell up. 
Not Reviewed  "The History of Doom"

  Season 1, Episode 16; 1978 Dec 23
TV.com  BCDB 
The Legion finally succeed in destroying life on Earth. But then some time-travelling aliens arrive and open up a can of deus ex machina.

Not Reviewed  Cha-ojí Xuéxiào Bàwàng
  1993 - Hong Kong - aka 超級學校霸王; Super-School Tyrant; Future Cops
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  YouTube 
Street Fighter characters from 2043 descend upon an unsuspecting 1993.

Series  Charmed
  series; 1998 Oct 07 - 2006 May 21
 IMDb TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  official 
Not to be outdone by Bewitched, the long-running WB series also dabbled in the chronomantic arts.

Not Reviewed  "That '70s Episode"
  Season 1; Episode 17; 1999 Apr 07
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
The Three go to the Me Decade to stop a warlock from making a pact with their mom. 
Not Reviewed  "Morality Bites"
  Season 2; Episode 24; 1999 Oct 07
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Prue and Piper travel to 2009 to save Phoebe from a latter-day Inquisition.
Not Reviewed  "All Halliwell's Eve"
  Season 3; Episode 48; 2000 Oct 26
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
The Three find themselves in the 17th Century aiding a pregnant witch.
Not Reviewed  "A Knight to Remember"
  Season 4; Episode 72; 2001 Nov 01
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Paige summons a mediaeval knight, then the Sisters get sucked back with him to his time.
Not Reviewed  "A Paige From the Past"
  Season 4; Episode 76; 2002 Jan 17
TV.com  YouTube  official 
Piper: "Darryl, I'm sorry, but what do you want me to say? My sister was just possessed with a supernaturally born killer and my husband is in 1994, and I do not mean in the fashion sense. He time traveled back with my other sister so the only one left to help me is you."
Not Reviewed  "The Three Faces of Phoebe"
  Season 4; Episode 80; 2002 Feb 14
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Phoebe summons her past and future selves to help her decide if she'll marry Cole.
Not Reviewed  "A Witch in Time"
  Season 5; Episode 96; 2002 Nov 10
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Efforts to defy the deadly fate of a boyfriend leads demons and witches into a time travel mess.
Not Reviewed  "Witchstock"
  Season 6; Episode 122; 2004 Jan 11
TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Paige travels to January 13, 1967, and threatens to alter the past. 

Not Reviewed  Cheon gun
  2005 - Daehan-minguk - aka Heaven's Soldiers
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A comet causes a time rift, sending seven Korean nuclear scientists into the 1572 war zone of... Korea.

6  The Chronology Protection Case
Premise  IMDb  YouTube 
Director Jay Kensinger's take on Paul Levinson's Nebula-nominated novelette. Is physicist-turned-coroner Phil D'Amato just being paranoid? Or is everything really out to get him...?

Not Reviewed  Click
  2006 Jun 22
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Adam Sandler vehicle where a remote lets him fast forward and rewind his life. Plus other silly business.

Not Reviewed  Clockmaker
  1998 - USA/Romania
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Kids discover a time machine, and sure enough, mess up the space/time continuum. Then they work on fixing it.

5  Clockstoppers
  2002 Mar 17
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    Internet Archive 
Teen acquires time-stopping watchlike device. Evil government contractor wants it back. DJ Wackiness ensues. Jammin' franchise announced! Audience yawns.
–If the teen pandering doesn't annoy you, the inconsistencies and made-up fixes likely will. In the shiny climax, lead teen Zak Gibbs, already in "hypertime" suddenly uses the watch to enter an even faster plane of existence (über-doober-goobertime?) where he can pass through walls, but never the floor, and still hit people.
Unexplored plots include the government of Venezuela knowing the US has a time machine.

7  Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  1977 Nov 16
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First, they were returning various boats and planes in perfect working order. But as the visitors at Devil's Tower disembark the humans they've already guested– a tally of the missing shows that even those gone for decades haven't aged a day.

Not Reviewed  The Cold Room
  1984 Mar 24 - UK/Deutsche Demokratische Republik - aka Cold Room - Kalter Hauch der Vergangenheit; The Prisoner
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At least four different sites have this synopsis: "A young woman visiting modern day East Berlin with her father is plunged into the barbaric horrors of Nazi Germany when she enters a strange room located behind her hotel wall. She is somehow transported back in time."

7  Colonial House
  miniseries; 2004 May 17 - 25
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  PBS 
26 modern people are thrust into hardscrabble English colonial life circa 1628, courtesy WNET and a clutch of corporate sponsors. Inspired by 1900 House and its sequels.

Not Reviewed  Come Back, Lucy
  1978 Apr 23 - May 28 - UK
IMDb  YouTube  fan site 
WillieGetaway at YouTube: "When Lucy's Dear Aunt Olive dies, orphaned Lucy is sent to live with her riotous cousins. Shocked by unhappiness and unwilling to accept her new-found family, Lucy meets the mysterious Alice who lived in the house 100 years ago."

Not Reviewed  Conceiving Ada
  1997 Sep 10 - USA/Deutschland - aka Leidenschaftliche Berechnung
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Emmy Coer attempts to bring 19th Century Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, into the late 20th Century using computers and the code trapped in her DNA.

Not Reviewed  A Connecticut Yankee
  1931 Apr 06
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes 
Will Rodgers is more an Oklahoma Sage than some New Englander in this charming outing of the classic.

Not Reviewed  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  1921 Mar 14
IMDb  Wiki 
1920s youth dreams of travelling back to Arthurian times, and there invents nitro and motorbikes. According to silentera.com, only three of eight reels survive.

Not Reviewed  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  1949 Apr 07
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Hank Martin (Bing Crosby), a pre-WWI mechanic, is bumped on the head and awakens in AD 528, where he starts putting all that know-how to use in taking over Arthurian Britain.

5  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  1989 Dec 18
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Young black girl falls off a horse, and into Arthurian England. Lancelot and others call her a demon, though the various 6th Century English subjects of African descent don't offer an opinion about that on screen. Sure enough, her career path is technological sorcery.

Not Reviewed  Les Couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs 2
  1997 Sep 10 - France - aka The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time
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Godefroy de Montmirail has to come back to his future to reclaim his family jewels and his fertility (Is that a joke in French? Gotta be) in this sequel to Les Visiteurs.

Not Reviewed  Crime Traveller
  series; 1997 Mar 01 - Apr 19 - UK
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Short-lived series about cops with limited time travel capacities. They have "Ten Rules of Time" that seem to be made up as they go along.

7  Los Cronocrímenes
  2007 Oct 11 - España - aka Timecrimes
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube 
Suburban homeowner has to cope with inexplicable brutality around him, and then hides in a nearby time machine. Its creator has to have a few words with him. DreamWorks-crafted American remake titled Time Crimes may be on the way.

6  Ctrl
 series/shorts; 2009 Jul 13 - Aug 25
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Hulu  Internet Archive 
NBC web series about a Nestea-soaked keyboard that allows an office worker to Ctrl-Z RL.

Not Reviewed  Cube 2: Hypercube
  2002 Jul 29
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Eight strangers awaken in a cubic tesseract, "a perverted funhouse world ... where time is sped up for one person and slowed for another, with no way to say who is at 'normal' speed ... and where alternate realities, different what-ifs, play out with results both poignant and repugnant."

5  Cyborg 2087
  1966 - aka Man From Tomorrow
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  fan site 
Michael Rennie vehicle about time travellers struggling for a future free of thought control– and their time travelling enemies out to keep history the way they prefer it.


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Not Reviewed  Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
  1966 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Will Doctor Who (Peter Cushing) and his companions be able to stop them? What do you think.

Animated Series  Danny Phantom
  animated series; 2004 April 03 - 2007 Aug 24
IMDb TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  official  Internet Archive 
Nickelodeon's tale of a half-ghost boy. Only Nick could get away with making an entire series out of what others would dismiss as a one-line riff on impossible genres of meta internet memes.

Not Reviewed  "The Ultimate Enemy"
  Season 2; Episodes 28 & 29; 2005 Sep 16
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube  official 
Danny comes under the unyielding eyes of the Observants, who send Clockwork to ensure that Danny doesn't trick corporate America become evil by cheating on his school aptitude test. Cheating on an exam gets you a visit from a time-travelling ghost? Time was, you had to live a lifetime as a miser to get that kind of attention.
Not Reviewed  "Masters of All Time"

  Season 2; Episode 36; 2006 Mar 24
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube 
Wikipedia: "Fed up with Vlad, Danny asks Clockwork to travel back in time to prevent the accident that caused Vlad to be half ghost..."
Not Reviewed  "Infinite Realms"

  Season 3; Episode 42; 2007 Jul 09
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube  official 
Danny gets ahold of the Infi-Map, and gets his chuckles bopping around Ancient Rome and Puritan Salem.

5  Dark Shadows
  series; 1966 Jun 27 - 1971 Apr 02
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  YouTube 
The travails of the Collins family are played out in three different centuries, with various time trips via the dark arts.

Not Reviewed  Dark Shadows
  series; 1991 Jan 13 - Mar 22 - aka Dark Shadows: The Revival Series
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  YouTube 
Remake follows Victoria Winters to 1790, where the confused girl gets accused as a witch.

Animated Series  Dave the Barbarian
  animated series; 2004 Jan 23 - 2005 Jan 22
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB 
Disney attempt at making inroads into Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon edginess with a mock-Conan family vehicle.

6  "Ned Frischman: Man of Tomorrow"
  Season 1; Episode 3; 2004 Jan 23
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube 
21st Century nerd tries to conquer Udrogoth via video game addiction. 

Not Reviewed  Day Break
  series; 2006 Nov 13 - Dec 13
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Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide: "The surrealistic ABC cop drama Day Break was aptly characterized by most observers as '24 Meets Ground Hog Day.'" Cop wrongly arrested for the murder of a D.A. keeps being shown the death of his girlfriend, and then sent back to beginning of the same day, only to fail in stopping her demise again.

Not Reviewed  The Day Time Ended
  1980 Nov - aka Earth's Final Fury; Time Warp; Vortex
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A solar-powered house only leads to trouble, as its occupants discover when they are visited upon by spaceships and dinosaurs.

7  Déjà Vu
  2006 Nov 22
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Denzel Washington as an ATF agent given the chance to travel back and stop a terrorist attack. The plot is surprisingly well-scripted for a Jerry Bruckheimer production, (despite the transparent apologias for discarding liberty that, say, Minority Report refuses to sanction,) and the time travel is pretty tight, too.

Not Reviewed  Déjà Vu
  series; 2013 Nov 03 - 2014 Mar 24 - Zhonghuá Mínguó - aka 回到爱以前
TV.com  Hulu  Viki  YouTube 
Ballerina's man and unborn child are killed, but upon gaining the chance to relive her life, her guy is no longer interested in her.

Not Reviewed  Déjà Vu Darling
  series; 2013 Oct 11 - France
IMDb  official 
Independent soap miniseries made at the 2013 NISI MASA workshop. IMDb: "After the loss of their father, 3 sisters fight against each other for the two houses of the family. They are time travelers, magicians and hold a lot of secrets. The men of their lives tend to only complicate the things."

Not Reviewed  Déjà Vu Serie Web
  series/shorts; 2013 Mar 5 - May 21 - Columbia
IMDb  YouTube  official 
Sebastian has the power of foresight. Mainly of crimes going south.

Not Reviewed  Denver, The Last Dinosaur
  animated series; 1988 Apr - 1990 - France/US
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
Skateboarders find dinosaur, turn him into rock star. deathandtaxesmag.com: "Oh, also- a part of his egg allows the gang to travel back in time to the prehistoric age and see more dinosaurs. Because pieces of eggshell are usually able to do that."

7  The Devil's Arithmetic
  1999 Mar 28
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Gary Hoffman writes: "A teenaged girl cared little about her Jewish heritage until she was transported back through time to a Nazi death camp." Works every time. Please don't bring any Nazis back with you, though. That's never good.

6  Devil's Pass
  2013 Feb 28 - Rossiyskaya Federatsiya/UK/USA aka The Dyatlov Pass Incident
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube 
Most critics were pretty harsh on this presentation of five American twentysomethings who go missing in the Urals, which is arguably what they were trying to do, since they are making a documentary about the Dyatlov Party.
Suffice to say: Some of their found footage? It's of their found footage.

Animated Series  Dexter's Laboratory
  animated series; 1995 Feb 23 - 2003 Sep 26 - aka Dexter's Lab
IMDb TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  Cartoon Network 
Cartoon Network has shown their penchant for time travel (see Samurai Jack and Time Squad) –and it showed up here on Dexter's first.

Not Reviewed  "Dee Deemensional"
  Season 1, Episode 4; 1996 Apr 28
TV.com  Wiki  BCDB 
BCDb: "Dexter sends Dee Dee back in time to save him from attack when he releases an inter-dimensional monster. But the Dexter of the past doesn't believe Dee Dee..."
7  "Morning Stretch"

  Season 2; Episode 49; 1997 Aug 06
TV.com  BCDB 
Dexter invents a helmet that stretches 30 seconds into 30 minutes... but only for him. Dexter waiting for his shower water to fall from the spigot is a gem of the genre.
Not Reviewed  "sdrawckaB"

  Season 2; Episode 91; 1998 Apr 01 - aka "Backwards"
TV.com  BCDB 
TV.com: "Dexter creates a belt that can have its wearer do everything backwards, only to get in trouble when Dee Dee manages to get control of the time directional switch."

Not Reviewed  Dimension 5
  1966 Oct - aka Dimension Four
IMDb  YouTube 
Agents Justin Power and Kitty are all that stand between the Chinese and their plans to blow up L.A. Luckily, our heroes have access to a time-travel belt.

Not Reviewed  Dinosaur Valley Girls
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Rotten Tomatoes: "The discovery of a magic stone catapults Hollywood action hero Tony Markham backwards through time, into a mysterious prehistoric land populated by fierce, predatory dinosaurs...and nymphomaniacal cave vixens in strangely modern animal-print underwire bikinis."

Not Reviewed  Disconnect
  short; 2007 Jan - USA
IMDb    official 
IMDB: "An EMT junkie, recovering from post traumatic stress after 9/11, is given a portal to save himself from a tragic mistake when he brings home a mysterious antique phone."

Not Reviewed  Disconnect
  2010 Aug - USA
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Student discovers phone that connects her to her deceased mother, before she was murdered.

Not Reviewed  DNA2: Dokokade nakushita aitsu no aitsu
  animated series; 1994 Oct 07 - Dec 23 - Nippon - aka Dumb Nerd Always Astray
IMDb  Wiki  BCDB  YouTube 
Time traveller Aoi Karin tries to prevent the rise of the male "Superlover" to mastery of the world, but winds up creating him through her incursion on the life of a maladjusted nerd. Oversexed hilarity ensues.

Not Reviewed  Do Over
  series; 2002 Sep 19 - Dec 05
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's  YouTube 
Time-travel comedy series, quickly cancelled by the WB. Four episodes remain unaired.

6  Dr. Jin
  series; 2012 May 26 - Aug 12 - Daehan-minguk - aka Time Slip Dr Jin
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  YouTube  official 
He's a fully qualified brain surgeon! He just travels time 'cause he likes being his own boss. Largely a period romance via time travel, a genre popular in Asia, the first episode has Dr Jin performing surgery in 21st Century Seoul, only to discover a fetus inexplicably growing in the patient's brain. Soon he tumbles into the 1860s, finding himself in the middle of the medical and political situations of the day. All good soapish storytelling with the undercurrent of risking causality that one would expect-- well paced and researched, with nothing too outlandish... except... for that quivering anticipation in the back of your mind... like a fetus growing in your brain.

Not Reviewed  Dr Plonk
  silent; 2007 August 30 - Australia
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IMDb: "A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it." And so a silent era time machine is carpentered.

7  Doctor Who
  series; 1963 Nov 23 - 1989 Nov 22 - UK - aka Doctor Who: The Classic Series
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  BBC  BF  Doctor Who News  fan site 
Beloved cosmic meddler uses his TARDIS to aid various civilizations in trouble. Until its cancellation, the longest-running SF series in the world. New official audio adventures have been released by Big Finish.

5  Doctor Who
  14 May 1996 - USA/UK - aka Enemy Within
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Sylvester McCoy returns to hand the reins over to Paul McGann... for this dull movie. The Master is a CGI snake who wants the Doctor's remaining regenerations; there's shouting and chase scenes in San Francisco while the new Doc slowly infodumps as he gets his memory back. The expensive sets make the otherwise typically simple Who plot look tawdry, and the hype that December 31, 1999 could be the End of the World simply doesn't resonate anymore. In this film, it never did.

8  Doctor Who
  series; 2005 Mar 26 -   - UK
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's  YouTube  BBC  BBC America  Doctor Who News  Internet Archive 
The classic returned with all new episodes, five new Doctors (so far), and a much more dark and mature tone.
Wellll... except for the occasional dinosaurs on a spaceship.

7  Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
  1999 Mar 12 - UK - aka Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Rowan Atkinson as the Doctor, Julia Sawalha as his companion, and Jonathan Pryce as the Master, all in a brilliant BBC time travel spoof for Red Nose Day 1999, and Comic Relief.

Not Reviewed  Doctor Who and the Daleks
  1965 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Peter Cushing as the good Doctor, here imagined as the "inventor" of the TARDIS. More space travel than time travel, though, much like the series that inspired it.

4  Doctor Who: Dimensions In Time
  short; 1993 Nov 26 - UK
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Thirteen-minute "charity skit" featuring many faces from the classic series. dr_foreman at IMDb: "Overall, a fun time-killer that was more than welcome when it debuted during Doctor Who's long (and mercifully over!) period of purgatory." Children's charities are always a charming effort, but the story is just a hash of Doctors and companions pointlessly confusing themselves in a London street market. Perhaps the Rani was trying to embarrass them all into nonexistence.

Not Reviewed  Doctor Who: The Missing Years
  1998 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  fan site 
Tribute and showcase to what remains of 110 episodes of Doctor Who destroyed by the BBC in the 1970s. As of 2014, the number missing is down to 97.

9  Donnie Darko
  2001 Jan 19
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  Netflix  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Young Donnie Darko is having prophetic visions of a devil-faced rabbitman, despite taking his meds. In this amazing film, set in 1988, the intricacies of fate and parallel worlds slam up against the sensibilities of a postpunk/Lynchian America.

Not Reviewed  Don't Fool With Love
  1990? - Mexico - aka Don't Fool with Love: The Two Way Mirror
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes 
Trio of stories, including "The Two Way Mirror"— IMDb: "...when looking into the glass, Susana is startled to see the image of a handsome soldier, Nicolas (from 1863), instead of her own reflection."

Not Reviewed  The Drivetime
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
"When the dreamtime and the daytime overlap, you're in THE DRIVETIME..."

Animated Series  Duckman
  animated series; 1994 Mar 05 - 1997 Sep 06
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB 
Eric Duckman was a minor icon of nineties postmodernism, but ironically never knew it himself.

Not Reviewed  "Once and Future Duck"
  Season 3; Episode 34; 1996 Apr 13
TV.com  BCDB  Andy's  YouTube 
Andy's Anachronisms: "Ajax... opens a rift in the space-time continuum with his clock radio. Duckman discovers from a future version of himself that his future hangs on Charles and Mambo's... tuba recital." 

Animated Series  Dungeons & Dragons
  animated series; 1983 Sep 17 - 1985 Dec 07
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB 

Eighties D&D would not have been complete without this bizarre cartoon take on the game, which ran for three seasons. Occasonal fits of unhelpful prophecy occurred, as any fiendish Dungeon Master might dangle, but one episode stands out in the time travel genre, as the effort to stop Hitler suddenly falls to a set of children's player characters:

5  "The Time Lost"
  Season 3; Episode 2; 1985 Oct 12
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube  Wikipedia:
"Venger... uses his Crystal of Chronos to pull both a futuristic plane and a WWII Nazi fighter pilot who crash lands his Stuka into the Realm. Venger intends to send Josef Mueller, the pilot, back to Earth to win the war for Germany and by changing earth's Timeline prevent the Kids from ever coming into the realm, but after meeting the kids, Josef has other plans." Josef is certainly Luftwaffe, but his immediate friendliness with Diana suggests he was never down with the Party line. 

5  Durango Kids
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
AOL: "Children battle crooks and a corrupt sheriff for gold after time-traveling to the 19th century."


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Not Reviewed  Early Edition
  series; 1996 Sep 28 - 2000 May 27
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's  YouTube 
Cat delivers tomorrow's newspaper to Gary Hobson, providing a new ethical dilemma each week.

6  Earthfasts
  series; 1994 Feb 23 - Mar 23 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Subterranean anomaly delivers 18th Century drummer boy into the 1990s in this curious miniseries. Based on the novel by William Mayne.

Not Reviewed  La edad de piedra
  1964 Dec 24 - Mexico
IMDb  EOFFTV  YouTube 
EoFFTV: "Viruta and Capulina travel back in time to the stone age in search of a rare element." Mexican comedy duo Viruta y Capulina in their own brand of on-the-road buddy picture.

Not Reviewed  Edge of Tomorrow
  2014 Jun 06 - Canada/USA - aka All You Need Is Kill; Live Die Repeat; We Mortals Are
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Time loops train soldiers into elite masters of destruction.

Not Reviewed  Electric Blue 37
IMDb: "A nerdy college student accidentally gets sent back to 1959 when his equally nerdy roommate's time machine malfunctions." Straight-to-video, and presumably, soft porn.

7  11 Minutes Ago
  2007 Apr 26
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  EOFFTV  YouTube   
A "time-tumbler" from 2050, searching for clean air, becomes an inadvertant wedding crasher. Film Threat: "Even when you think you might be getting confused, and worried about losing your place (which can happen with this genre) it becomes obvious that the confusion is intentional, and that you are in the hands of a clever storyteller." While his timeline is quite tight and attention-arresting, Pack's pick-up skills are far less convincingly believable. Didn't see the ending coming though, we have to give it that.

4  Eliminators
  1986 Jan 31 - USA/España
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Evil scientist intends to use time machine to usurp ancient Rome; only a band of mighty misfits– including a cyborg dubbed "Mandroid"– can stop him. Stars Denise Crosby of Tasha Yar fame, before her brief stint on Trek.

6  Enter Nowhere
  2011 Oct 22 - USA - aka The Haunting of Black Wood
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  NYT  Hulu  YouTube  Popmatters  fan site 
Individuals from disparate decades meet unexpectedly in a cabin in the woods. Premiered October 22, 2011 at the Screamfest Film Festival; went to DVD in the US, April 3, 2012. Thanks to Chris L. for sending this in to Timelinks!

Not Reviewed  Erasmus Microman
  series; 1988 Mar 03 - 1989 Dec 15 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  epguides 
SciFi Television Database: "Erasmus Microman is a 1005-year old cross between Dr. Who and a mad scientist who takes two children on an educational time-trip through their TV set."

6  Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  1971 May 21
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Cornelius and Zira travel back to the 20th Century, and discover that all this time travel has made them a human's uncle.

5  Escape in Time
  2006 Feb 08
IMDb  Dailymotion 
IMDb: "A recluse from society, Jon lives isolated from the world until one night... He begins to dream of violent robberies fifty years in the past... too vivid to be dreams." Not a bad film about recovery from depression. But Jon's precise visions of a man sentenced to Alcatraz, while technically information being sent through time, is as far as the time travel really goes.

Not Reviewed  Escape Through Time
IMDb  YouTube 
A ring that sends its users through time with a word leads to hijinks in predictably visitable eras of history (i.e. Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, and the American West of the 1800s.) Marclinn1 has posted it on YouTube with the explanation: "'Escape Through Time' was shot in 1992 just after we completed High School as a last hoorah with all our friends before we all went our seperate ways to college. Shot in only 8 total days..."

Not Reviewed  Escape to Grizzly Mountain
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Millennial boy Jimmy brings 19th Century mountain man Jeremiah forward through time to rescue a circus bear cub. Sequel to the family cockle-toaster Grizzly Mountain.

Not Reviewed  Eureka
  series; 2006 Jul 18 - 2012 Jul 16 - aka A Town Called Eureka
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  Syfy 
Series about a small town full of mad scientists and those who love them.

Not Reviewed  "I Do Over"
  Season 3, Episode 4; 2008 Aug 19
TV.com  Wiki 
Sheriff Carter experiences all the joys only a time loop can bring. 

Not Reviewed  The Excalibur Kid
  1999 Mar 23
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Dailymotion 
Another modern teen, another King Arthur, another Merlin, another evil witch.

Not Reviewed  The Exotic Time Machine
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes   
Soft porn for the chronally challenged.

3  The Exotic Time Machine II: Forbidden Encounters
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes   
More soft porn. The plot is better than the porn, so beware. AOL: "To save their time-travel technology, voyagers must plant beacons that will destroy any government attempt to steal their program."

Not Reviewed  Eyes of a Cowboy
  series; 1988 Mar 03 - 1989 Dec 15 - Canada
IMDb  YouTube 
Lonesome Cooper plies his blues from here to the 1870s, and learns the consequences of singing across time.


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7  Faith
  series; 2012 Aug 13 - Oct 30 - Daehan-minguk - aka 신의; 神医; Shin-eui; The Great Doctor
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  Viki 
Netflix: "Admiral Choi Young -- a fierce warrior from Korea's Goryeo Dynasty -- abducts Dr. Eun Soo 700 years into the future to save Princess No Guk, who is gravely injured."

Animated Series  Family Guy
  animated series; 1999 Jan 31 - 2002 Feb 14; 2005 Jul 01 -
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Cartoon Network[as]  official 
Once cancelled, the misogyfest returned in 2005, due to high DVD sales.

Not Reviewed  "Mind Over Murder"
  Season 1, Episode 4; 1999 Apr 25
TV.com  Wiki  Andy's 
Andy's Anachronisms: "After his blueprints for the time machine are accidently circulated throughout Peter's basement bar, Stewie decides to use his device to go back to a time when no one was aware of his plans." The episode's Narnia reference doesn't hurt, either.
6  "Death Lives"

  Season 3, Episode 6; 2006 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
Death takes Peter on a review of his past.
7  "Stewie B. Goode"

  Season 4, Episode 28; 2006 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
First of three parts of the reedited straight-to-DVD Family Guy movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (see).
Stewie has a near-death experience that sets up the time travel in the next two eps.
7  "Bango Was His Name Oh!"

  Season 4; Episode 29, 2006 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
Second of three parts of the reedited straight-to-DVD Family Guy movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (see).
Stewie sees a man he believes to be his father on the TV, and connives to find him in San Francisco. But it turns out he's his elder self, on holiday.
7  "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure"

  Season 4, Episode 30; 2006 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
Last of three parts of the reedited straight-to-DVD Family Guy movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (see).
Stewie struggles to rescue his elder self from his acceptance of ennui, and get his destiny as world dictator back on track.
Not Reviewed  "Meet the Quagmires"

  Season 5, Episode 18; 2007 May 20
TV.com  Wiki 
Death sends Brian and Peter back to the 1980s, and the single lifestyle of their youths.
Not Reviewed  "Road to Germany"

  Season 7, Episode 3; 2008 Oct 19
TV.com  Wiki 
Mort, Brian and Stewie take a time machine to 1939 Poland, and get chased by Nazis.
Not Reviewed  "The Big Bang Theory"

  Season 9, Episode 16; 2011 May 8
TV.com  Wiki 
TV.com: "Stewie and Brian go back in time to stop Bertram from killing Leonardo da Vinci."
Not Reviewed  "Back to the Pilot"

  Season 10, Episode 5; 2011 Nov 13
TV.com  Wiki 
Stewie and Brian return to 1999, and begin trying to stop 9/11. And writing Harry Potter.

Series  Family Matters
  series; 1989 Sep 22 - 1998 Jul 17
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  official 
Sitcom that soon centered around the curious exploits of one Steve Urkel, the quiet mild-mannered lad of whom all nerds pay silent thanks to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that they were never as horrific as.

Not Reviewed  "Father Time"
  Season 8, Episode 16; 1997 Jan 31
Urkel invents a time machine, goes to the 1970s and tweaks history to become a billionaire.
Not Reviewed  "A Pirate's Life for Me"

  Season 8, Episode 24; 1997 May 09
TV.com: "Another trip in the time machine lands Carl and Urkel on a pirate ship."

Not Reviewed  The Fantastic Journey
  series; 1977 Feb 10 - Jun 16
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
20th Century scientists blunder onto an island in the Bermuda Triangle that is rife with rifts in time. There they team up with one Varian from the 23rd Century, and his tuning fork of many wonders.

Series  Farscape
  series; 1999 Mar 19 - 2003 Mar 21 - USA/Australia - aka Far Horizon; Space Chase
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  official  Internet Archive 
The adventures of John Crichton and the crew of Moya, their struggles against oppression, and their fresh takes on old SF standbys– including time travel. A return miniseries ran, beginning 2004 Oct 17.

Not Reviewed  "Back and Back and Back to the Future"
  Season 1, Episode 5; 1999 Apr 02
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Crichton gains visions of possible futures, but each attempt to stop bad things from happening makes things worse.
6  "The Locket"

  Season 2, Episode 16; 2000 Aug 25
TV.com  YouTube 
Moya becomes trapped at the edge of a pocket universe (a "senta-hole"), resulting in Aeryn aging 165 cycles and having lived an entire life elsewhere. Crichton goes to rescue her, and winds up stuck there, growing old with her. The time anamolies are solved by Zhaan and Stark meditating really hard and reversing the engines.
7  "...Different Destinations"

  Season 3, Episode 5; 2001 Apr 13
TV.com  YouTube 
Most of the crew fall through an odd rift in time into the midst of a siege which they have to guarantee to turn out just as history says– they fail constantly, of course, but discover that what's in history books isn't the same as what actually happens...
7  "Unrealized Reality"

  Season 4, Episode 11; 2002 Aug 23
TV.com  YouTube 
A mysterious being seizes and tests John to see if he can handle his wormhole knowledge, or should be killed. The alternate-universe scenes range from profound to silly excuses for more character-swapping by the cast– but the ep is ultimately redeemed by John's learning the "correct answer" as to how one should face time travel.
9  "Kansas"

  Season 4, Episode 12; 2002 Dec 30
TV.com  YouTube 
Crichton succeeds in getting the crew to Earth– in October 1985. Another tour de force of the series' trademark ability to make a tired SF plot– in this case, fixing a personal timeline– into something original and real. Also notable for its broadcast barely a month before the Columbia disaster, the plot revolves around John keeping his father off the doomed Challenger mission.

Not Reviewed  Felix Trifles with Time
  animated short; 1925 Aug 23 - USA - aka Felix the Cat Trifles with Time
IMDb  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
The unabashed cartoon feline hits up Father Time for a trip to prehistory.

6  Fetching Cody
  2005 Sep 12 - Canada
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A junked time machine/Barcalounger is Art's only chance to stop the events leading to his girl Cody being thrown into a coma. Neither melodrama nor comedy, it's notable for an unapologetic view of life on the street, and for showing the struggles of an ordinary kid of that background to try and use time travel to improve other people's well-being. Barbara Manui describes it as "Near Dark, only for time travel instead of vampires."

Not Reviewed  Fiddlers Three
  1944 Oct - UK - aka While Nero Fiddled
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Three sailors (two guys and a gal) step into Stonehenge and out into ancient Rome in this wartime romp.

Series  The 5th Quadrant
  series; 2002 Jan 20 - Apr 14 - Canada
IMDb  TV.com  Internet Archive 
Second City vet Lee Smart parodies the paranormal in this short-lived series.

Not Reviewed  "Dream Soda/Time Traveller's Cheques"
  Episode 8; 2002 Mar 10
TV.com: "The 5th Quadrant uncovers troubling evidence of invaders from the distant future, and their perverse and alarming agenda."

6  The Final Countdown
  1980 Jul 09
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Kirk Douglas leads an all-star cast and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier back to the Pacific just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Well acted and thoughtfully written, but the outcome is as predictable as it was when we watched it the first time...

Series  First Night
  series; 1963 Sep 22 - 1964 May 09 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  LostShows.com 
BBC anthology series. IMDb: "Only a single episode is known to survive, with the rest believed to be lost. Please check your attic."

Not Reviewed  "The Road"
  Episode 2; 1963 Sep 29
IMDb  EOFFTV  The Telegraph  fan site 
Nigel Kneale tale of spirits of Yet To Come. EOFFTV: "18th century scientist Sir Timothy Hassall and philsopher Gideon Cobb begin to investigate a supposedly haunted woodland clearing. But as the phenomena grow more frightening, relationships between the men break down - are they being haunted by ghosts from the past, or are they receiving signals from the future?"
This BBC production is missing and presumed lost. Dave Andrews at missing-episodes.com forum: "I saw it when I was 14; it was about a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis and the ending was a real stop-and-make-you-think. I think it got talked about quite a bit, as a lot of progs did in those two-channel days. On my memory of both of them I certainly rate it better than Stone Tape; but, out of its time, as it would be now, it might not seem so good.
"IMO if it were remade it would require quite a bit of 'scene-setting' w.r.t. the international situation (Cold War, Cuba etc) of its day for people to really appriciate it."

Not Reviewed  5 Days to Midnight
  miniseries; 2004 June 07 - 10 - USA/Canada - aka 5ive Days to Midnight
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Man discovers briefcase filled with information from his impending autopsy.

Not Reviewed  The Flash
  series pilot?; 2004?
Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Yep. If he lost the tights, he'd be fast enough to travel time. The "series" announced by the WB was removed from the Fall 2004 schedule. Possibilities of a movie are mentioned at Wikipedia.

Not Reviewed  FlashForward
  series; 2009 Sep 24 - 2010 May 27
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  YouTube 
Wikipedia: "A mysterious event has caused nearly everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which time people see what appears to be a vision of their own life approximately six months in the future".

5  Flight of the Navigator
  1986 Jul 30
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Kid is shanghaied by a spacecraft, and is returned a few years late. Misadventures with a markedly evil NASA, and some now-creepy puppy love scenes between the kid and Sarah Jessica Parker leave much... undesired. Not to be confused with the truly excellent The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (see).

Animated Series  The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
  animated series; 1980 Nov 08 - 1981 Nov 28
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
Jean-Marc Rocher writes at IMDb: "Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and Mr. Cool (The Fonz's dog) meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time machine."

6  For All Time
  2000 Oct 18
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Pocketwatch allows an unhappily married executive to travel between the millennium and March 1896 on a St. Louis-Somerville express train, where he discovers a new love.

Not Reviewed  The Forbidden Kingdom
  2008 Apr 18 - Zhōnghuà Rénmín Gònghéguó/USA
aka Gong Fu Zhi Wang; Gung Fu Ji Wong; King of Kung Fu; The J & J Project

IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Martial arts movie fan travels back to ancient times to rescue the Monkey King in this fantasy starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Not Reviewed  Forecast
  short; 2007 Aug 13
IMDb  YouTube  official 
IMDb: "An old man embarks on a dangerous trip back in time to undo a tragic event that has haunted him for decades." Based on James P. Girard's 1979 short story "In Trophonius' Cave".

6  The 4400
  series; 2004 Jul 11 - 2007 Sep 16
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  Internet Archive 
A Ball of Light deposits four thousand four hundred people who have been missing from various times over the last 60 years, near Mt. Rainier. Homeland Security debriefs them and lets them go before their spooky new powers are discovered. The spookiest: An eight-year old girl from the 1940s who keeps predicting events.

Not Reviewed  The Fourth Dimension
  2012 Apr 20 - USA/Polska - aka Czwarty wymiar
IMDb  YouTube  Vice 
International anthology effort including Val Kilmer. Apparently at least one part of it includes a Russian time traveller. Only shown at festivals so far, unless you include the internet.

7  Frankenstein Unbound
  1990 Nov 02
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
John Hurt as a 21st Century physicist who winds up driving his car to 18th Century Europe, and taking Mary Shelley for a spin. MagicDragon writes: "Fine adaptation of the even better novel by Brian Aldiss."

6  Free Birds
  animated; 2013 Nov 01
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube  official 
Two turkeys hijack a time machine to stop the first Thanksgiving.

4  Freejack
  1992 Jan 17
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Loosely based on the novel Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley. Emilio Estevez' racecar driver is transported from 1991 to November 23, 2009 because Anthony Hopkins' rich guy needs the young "meat" to download his old mind into. Mick Jagger's distracted performance only underscores the absurdity of the whole thing.

Not Reviewed  Frenchman's Farm
  1987 Dec 15 - Australia
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  EOFFTV  Internet Archive 
Woman travels back to 1944, witnesses a murder, and upon return finds she has to investigate it on her own. Calvacade of Schlock says: "Frenchmen in Australia? Another Aussie horror film? Where are these movies coming from? Please don't answer that... It's a fairly intriguing setup, and for the most part reasonably well executed."

6  Frequency
  2000 Apr 28
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube    Internet Archive 
Millennial cop tries to save the life of his 1960s firefighter dad when freak atmospheric conditions allows a ham radio set to communicate to itself across time.

6  Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  2009 Mar 13 - UK
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Three pubmates discover Anna Faris has fallen in from the future via a portal in the men's loo.

Series  Friday the 13th: The Series
  series; 1987 Oct 03 - 1990 May 26 - Canada - aka Friday's Curse
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
While the cursed items once sold by Curious Goods always required a human sacrifice to activate, some of them allowed for time travel...

Not Reviewed  "The Baron's Bride"
  Season 1; Episode 13; 1988 Feb 20
TV.com  YouTube 
Micki and Ryan chase a vampire back to the 19th Century to recapture his evil brooch, and run across Bram Stoker.
Not Reviewed  "13 O'Clock"

  Season 2; Episode 35; 1989 Jan 07
TV.com  YouTube 
A pocketwatch that can stop time for an hour is being abused by a couple– until Ryan is alerted.
7  "Eye of Death"

  Season 2; Episode 39; 1989 Feb 04
TV.com  YouTube 
Antique dealer Atticus Rook uses a cursed magic lantern to travel to Civil War battles, and clean up. His primary target: Robert E. Lee's sword, lost at the Battle of Sharpsburg, 1862.
Not Reviewed  "Hate On Your Dial"

  Season 3; Episode 59; 1989 Nov 18
TV.com  YouTube 
A racist tries to save the life of his Klan father by using a cursed car radio to drive back to the 1950's South.
Not Reviewed  "The Charnel Pit"

  Season 3; Episode 72; 1990 May 26
TV.com  YouTube 
A double-fac painting allows a professor and the Marquis de Sade to trade notes and bodies. Micki gets caught in the past, and attempts to leave a note to her friends in the future... but her evil uncle Vendredi winds up intercepting it, and so learns of the painting's power in the first place. Last show of the series.

Not Reviewed  Fringe
  series; 2008 Sep 09 - 2013 Jan 18
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  Internet Archive 
While largely having to do with a parallel universe, temporal incursions are also part of the Pattern in the Fox cult hit.

Not Reviewed  From Time to Time
  short; 1992 Apr 12 - France/USA - aka Timekeeper; Le Visionarium
IMDb  Wiki 
Disney theme park ride featuring Robin Williams as the Timekeeper, who makes his flying robot travel time for some reason. All-star cast.

6  From Time to Time
  2010 Sep 24 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Young teen travels between the 1940s and the Georgian Era, unravelling a family mystery.

7  Frontier House
  miniseries; 2002 Apr 29 - May 01
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  PBS 
WGBH Boston takes three real modern families to the Montana wilderness to relive conditions circa 1884. Inspired by 1900 House.

Animated Series  Futurama
  animated series; 1999 Mar 28 - 2003 Aug 10; 2008 Mar 23 - 2013 Sep 04
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  YouTube  fan site 
Philip J. Fry, 20th Century pizza delivery boy, gets himself frozen for 1000 years, and awakens into Matt Groening's bent vision of the future. Despite the cryogenic impetus, only a few eps are really about travelling time. Cancelled by Fox, the series kept running on Cartoon Network until the world was rightly convinced to have it back on the air. This seems to have confused the numbering of seasons, with some sources saying the interim movies are season 6, with others skipping them and calling the 2010-2011 season Season 6. You're all making future time travellers very angry.

6  "Space Pilot 3000"
  Season 1, Episode 1; 1999 Mar 28
TV.com  Wiki 
Opening episode of awakening to a new cartoon world.
7  "Anthology of Interest I"

  Season 2, Episode 20; 2000 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
Al Gore, Nichelle Nichols, Stephen Hawking and Gary Gygax all guest star as guardians of time.
6  "Time Keeps On Slipping"

  Season 3, Episode 15; 2001 May 06
TV.com  Wiki 
A plan to beat the Harlem Globetrotters results in annoying but humorous time slips.
7  "Roswell that Ends Well"

  Season 4, Episode 7; 2006 May 21
TV.com  Wiki 
The Planet Express winds up crashing in New Mexico in 1947, and Fry gets to be his own grandparent.
7  "The Late Philip J. Fry"

  Season 7, Episode 7; 2010 Jul 29
TV.com  Wiki 
The Professor invents a time machine that only goes forward in time. Then he, Fry and Bender have to keep going farther into the future until a pastward machine can be invented.
6  "All the President's Heads"

  Season 8, Episode 7; 2011 Jul 28
TV.com  Wiki 
TV.com: "Professer Farnsworth licks George Washington's head and it sends him on a trip to the Revolutionary War." That is not the 18th Century spelling of 'professor', TV.com.

3  Future Hunters
  1986 - aka Deadly Quest; Spear of Destiny
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A man seizes the Spear of Destiny in 2025, and is sent back to the 1980s, where he begs a couple, with his dying wish, to seal it back in its sheath in order to stop its evil. One might wonder if the junior version of the spear is already in said sheath... if the movie itself wasn't causing such excessive waves of pain.

Not Reviewed  The Future Is Wild
  animated series; 2007 Oct 13 - 2008 Jul 05
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Clever reworking of concepts from the original 2002 speculative documentary series of the same name. In this series, CGI teens zoom around the future in a "time flyer" looking for a new home for humanity among all the strangely-evolved creatures there.

Not Reviewed  Future Past
  1987 - Australia - aka The Colonial Cavalry
IMDb  Wiki 
Video store clerk summons his nasty elder self. Murray Chapman at IMDb: "It mistakes confusion for complexity, and assumes that the audience will swallow whatever junk they throw on the screen. I mean, there's actually a mad scientist twirling his fingers in his hair and talking to himself as he hatches his fiendish plan...."

Not Reviewed  Future War
  1997 Jan 28
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  MST3K 
Slaver cyborgs and their dino trackers hunt an escaped human from the past. Crow T. Robot's take: "It's not the future, and there isn't a war."

4  Future Zone
  1990 Jul 18
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Wiki  YouTube 
David Carradine's 21st Century cop is doomed to die in an ambush– if not for his son Billy travelling back in time to save him. The film does no favors to the reputation of its host city, Mobile, Alabama.


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Series  Galactica 1980
  series; 1980 Jan 27 - May 04
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  YouTube  fan site 
In response to a massive fan write-in campaign to bring back the original BSG, ABC allowed Glen Larson to rush into production this redhaired stepchild of the franchise. The time travel was originally envisoned as central to the series, with the villain Baltar slipping off to the past in order to speed the technological development of Earth so that by 1980 it would be capable of taking on the Cylons. Time-travelling Vipers would be sent to stop him.
ABC exes nixed that idea, so all we are left with is a villain called Xaviar trying to help the Nazis this one time. Wikipedia: "Bellisario later re-tooled the original time travel concept and re-used it as the basis of the considerably more successful Quantum Leap."
Thanks to Timelinks fan "Ian" for sending this one in!

Not Reviewed  "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part 2"
  Season 1, Episode 2; 1980 Feb 03
TV.com  fan site 
Xaviar is trying to improve the V-2 rocket, and Troy and Dillon stumble over the Holocaust trying to stop him.
Not Reviewed  "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part 3"

  Season 1; Episode 3; 1980 Feb 10
TV.com  fan site 
Galactica 1944 comes to an end as a foiled Xaviar flees further into the past.

7  Galaxy Quest
  1999 Dec 23
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    fan site 
Hugo Award-winning "valentine to fandom". Adequately spoofs the time travel climaxes of many of the other vids on this list.

Not Reviewed  Garth and Bev
  animated series; 2010 Jan 11 - Feb 05 - Ireland
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  official  official  Twitter 
Cartoon for preschoolers where two Bronze Age kids are sent by a druid around time to discover how nature has influenced technology.

Not Reviewed  The Georgian House
  series; 1976 Jan 02 - Feb 13 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  LostShows.com 
CultTV: "Made as a seven-episode series, unfortunately only a trio of episodes are now known to exist - two in original transmission format (Episodes 1 'New Recruits' and 7 'Look To Your Future') and one on home video held by a private collector (Episode 3 'Treachery')." Dimensional Decade: "Two students who work at a georgian house in Bristol are transported back in time to the year 1772 where they help a young slave boy called Ngo to return home."

Not Reviewed  The Girl From Tomorrow
  miniseries; 1991 May 03 - Australia
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Time travel malfunction lands a 31st century teen and a 26th Century criminal in 1990.

Not Reviewed  The Girl From Tomorrow
  1992 - Australia
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
Movie culled from the miniseries...?

Not Reviewed  The Girl From Tomorrow Part Two: Tomorrow's End
  miniseries; 1993 Jun 13 - Australia
IMDb  Wiki 
Jenny and Silverthorn have to fix the year 2500, and give up time travel for good.

Not Reviewed  The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite
  1981 May 25
IMDb  YouTube 
Obscure sequel to The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything. IMDb: "A magical watch that can stop time becomes the focal point in a land swindle."

4  The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything
  1980 Jun 13
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Kirby inherits a watch that can stop time, and bad guys want to seize it from him. One of many possible inspirations for Clockstoppers.

4  Gojira tai Kingu Gidora
  1991 Dec 14 - Nippon - aka ゴジラVSキングギドラ; Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Gary Hoffman writes: "Time travellers from the 23rd century came back to warn that Godzilla will cause a major catastrophe (something bigger than his usual catastrophes)." In fact, the Caucasians from the future are secretly attempting to use King Ghidorah to destroy Japan before it becomes the most powerful nation on Earth. Oh, and be warned: "Do not drive in vehicles when King Ghidorah is in your area."

Not Reviewed  Gong
  series; 2011 Jan 31 - Mar 06 - Zhōnghuà Rénmín Gònghéguó
aka 宫锁心玉; 宮鎖心玉; Gong Suo Xin Yu; Palace; Palace: The Locked Heart Jade; Jade Palace Lock Heart

IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  Viki  official 
Wikipedia: "Luo Qingchuan... accidentally travels through time and ends up in the 1700s, in the Forbidden City, during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor." The New York Times reported in April, 2011 that Beijing sought to censor time travel on television after this show aired, but that assertion has been contested as a bad translation. What is certain is that time travel has become really popular in Hunan province.

Not Reviewed  Gong 2
  series; 2012 Jan 20 -   - Zhōnghuà Rénmín Gònghéguó
aka 宫锁珠帘; 宮鎖珠簾; Gong Suo Zhu Lian; Palace II; Palace: The Locked Beaded Curtain

IMDb  Wiki  official 
Luo Qingchuan brings her husband, the Eighth Prince, back to 2012, where she writes a screenplay called Gong, which becomes ridiculously successful... and then some other lucky lady gets to go back to the Qing Dynasty in her stead.

7  Goodnight Sweetheart
  series; 1993 Nov 18 - 1999 Jun 21 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
1990s man finds an alleyway that leads to the WWII era, and starts leading a double life, loving different women in each decade.

Not Reviewed  Gost'ya iz budushchego
  miniseries; 1984 - CCCP - aka Guest from the Future
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Young Kolya Gerasimov finds a time machine in a Moscow basement, and discovers adventure in the 21st Century.

7  Grand Tour: Disaster in Time
  1992 May 09 - aka Disaster in Time; The Grand Tour; Timescape
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube   
A troop of strange tourists arrive at a bed and breakfast seeking rooms before it is ready to open. Based on the short story "Vintage Season" by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore.

4  Grizzly Mountain
  1997 Oct 31
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes   
Time Warner Cable sez: "1990s children meet an 1870s Oregon mountain man." For a sequel of heartwarming family time-travel nature rescue, see Escape to Grizzly Mountain...

7  Groundhog Day
  1993 Feb 13
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  BB  Andy's  Crackle  YouTube   
Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is forced to repeat the same day until he gets it right.


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7  Happy Accidents
  2000 Aug 24
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube   
Ruby Weaver keeps picking losers for boyfriends, until she meets this great guy... who says he's from AD 2470. And fleeing the murder of his sister.

7  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  2004 Jun 04
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    official 
True to the book, Hermione handles horological hijinks at Hogwarts.

Animated Series  He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  animated series; 1983 Sep 25 - 1984 Dec 08 - aka He-Man
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  Hulu  YouTube  fan site  fan site 
Time travel visited the classic '80s cartoon about Prince Adam, Skeletor, and the glorification of action figures with good morals.

Not Reviewed  "The Time Corridor"
  Season 1; Episode 5; 1983 Sep 12
TV.com  BCDB  Hulu 
Skeletor travels to the past and hides a bomb to blow up Castle Grayskull.
Not Reviewed  "The Time Wheel"

  Season 2; Episode 32; 1984 Oct 26
TV.com  BCDB  Hulu 
Tamask, ancient King of Eternia, is brought into He-Man's time and starts feeling cheated.
Not Reviewed  "Time Doesn't Fly"

  Season 2; Episode 50; 1984 Nov 17
TV.com  BCDB  Hulu 
Hexon has captured the Emperor of Sinba and the Keeper of Time, and made Eternia's sun stop moving in order to gain the throne through a legal technicality.

Not Reviewed  The Hector Heathcote Show
  animated shorts/series; 1959 Jul? - 1965?
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
BCDB: "Based on cartoons originally shown in theatrical release, this show combined Hashimoto, Hector Heathcote and Sidney re-runs with new productions made just for the Television show." TVAcres.com: "the animated misadventures of a time traveling scientist who bumbled about in America's past..."

Series  Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  series; 1994 Apr 25 - 1999 Nov 27 - USA/New Zealand
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  fan site 
And a few of those journeys were through time...

Not Reviewed  "The End of the Beginning"
  Season 3; Episode 56; 1997 Apr 01
TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
Autolycus steals the Chronos Gem, sending Herc and himself back five years to relive painful events.
Not Reviewed  "Armageddon Now, Part 1"

  Season 4; Episode 72; 1998 Feb 09
TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
Among other transdimensional hijinks, Hope sends Callisto back in time to kill Hercules' mother before he is born, and Iolaus convinces Ares to send him back too. Ares seems more worried about using time travel itself than defying Hope and Callisto.
Not Reviewed  "Armageddon Now, Part 2"

  Season 4; Episode 73; 1998 Feb 16
TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
Callisto manages to kill not only Hercules' mother, but her own parents before she's born. Iolaus gets ahold of the Chronos stone, and with Herc's help, tosses Callisto into a vortex that somehow fixes everything.
Not Reviewed  "Once Upon a Future King"

  Season 5; Episode 100; 1999 Apr 26
TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
Merlin sends an evil Arthur and Mab back a thousand years, where Hercules straightens Mr. Pendragon out.

Animated Series  Herculoids
  animated series; 1967 Sep 09 - 1968 Jan 08; 1981 Sep 12 - Nov 21
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
Tales of a faraway planet with a unique ecosystem and sociopolitical structure, ruled by an athletic family and their intelligent creature pals, who attract a range of villains whose sole intent is to defeat them.

Not Reviewed  "The Time Creatures"
  Episode 26; 1967 Nov 18
TV.com  BCDB  Trilulilu 
Oton, from 5000 years in the future, desires to destroy everything in the past. First stop: his own planet, Amzot.

Not Reviewed  Here Comes Peter Cottontail
  animated; 1971 Apr 04
IMDb  BCDB  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Time Warner: "Peter oversleeps and must go back in time to fulfill his Easter Bunny duties..." and to stop the fascist takeover of the holiday by the evil January Q. Irontail. Danny Kaye's character lets him borrow the Yestmorrowmobile to help kick said Irontail.

Not Reviewed  Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart
  1967 Sep 21 - Bundesrepublik Deutschland - aka Glorious Times in the Spessart Inn
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Second sequel to Das Wirtshaus im Spessart which was a ghostly redemption comedy, but this one seems to have astronauts, time travel and cross-dressing.

Not Reviewed  Heroes
  series; 2006 Sep 25 - 2010 Feb 08
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  official  Internet Archive 
Uncanny ensemble cast of everyday people with incredible powers struggle to elude one of their kind who is eating their brains to absorb said powers. One Indian geneticist plainly had a hard time finding them, since they live in disparate areas of the globe– but they seem to coincidentally cross each others' paths a lot. Perhaps this isn't an example of a classic faux pas of dramatic writing after all, since one of them, Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) can stop and/or travel time at will. Another, Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera) paints clairvoyant comics of future events, like a nuke going off in Manhattan.
Early promise of the series seemed to sour the longer it dragged on.

Series  Hex
  series; 2004 Oct 17 - 2005 Dec 18 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
Boarding school girl gains the unwholesome attention of Azazeal, but she has a lesbian ghost pal to help her cope.

Not Reviewed  "Where the Heart Is"
  Season 2; Episode 13; 2005 Nov 13
TV.com  YouTube 
Angelic/infernal meddling leads to a date in 1928 Berlin.

Series  The Highwayman
  series; 1987 Sep 20 - 1988 May 06
IMDb  TV.com  epguides  Wiki 
Short-lived series about a high-tech semi and its crew.

5  "Summer of '45"
  Episode 4; 1988 Apr 01
TV.com  YouTube 
Lightyear writes: "one episode had the guys travelling back to 1945 in their futuristic Big Rig... I can't remember much about it but I do remember I really liked that episode and I risked failing my exams because I stayed up to watch it." Highway and his Australian buddy enter a time rift to stop a man from killing his father, who is working on the A-bomb.

Not Reviewed  O Homem do Futuro
  2011 Sep 02 - Brasil - aka The Man from the Future
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Brazilian physicist from 2011 tries to improve his chances in life by visiting 1991, but gets romantic comedy.

Series  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show
  series; 1997 Sep 01 - 2000 May 01
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
Wayne Szalinski (Peter Scolari) is the kooky inventor and absent-minded dad we all loved from the series of Disney family films about his invention of a matter-shrinking machine. But did you also know he invented a means to travel time? It's true.

Not Reviewed  "Honey, We're Stuck in the 70's"
  Season 1; Episode 4; 1997 Oct 18
The Szalinski Time Hopper seems to hold one important flaw: the traveller stands the risk of crystalizing.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, You're Living in the Past"

  Season 1; Episode 11; 1997 Dec 15
How about an invention that lets you "see yourself in the past"? Only it makes you that person.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, Meet the Barbarians"

  Season 1; Episode 13; 1998 Jan 07
Losing Diane's election at her school board, Wayne decides to travel time to run a recall on his actions, resulting in an invasion of Conan-like warriors. Maybe this is just how they do things in California.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, We're Past Tense"

  Season 2; Episode 29; 1998 Nov 14
Tent invention drops the Szalinskis in prehistory.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, the Future's Coming Back to Me"

  Season 2; Episode 35; 1999 Feb 06
TV.com: "Amy and Nick are kidnapped by a cyborg from the future, a result of Jennings' misuse of Wayne's environment-friendly car."
Not Reviewed  "Honey, Name That Tune"

  Season 3; Episode 45; 1999 Sep 25
The pursuit of the origin of a song results in crosstime espionage.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, You Won't Believe What Happens Next"

  Season 3; Episode 56; 2000 Jan 15
Wayne accidentally invents glasses that can see the future.
Not Reviewed  "Honey, It's An Interplanetary, Extraordinary Life"

  Season 3; Episode 61; 2000 Feb 19
The Time Hopper is broken, and unleashes mayhem.

5  Honoo Torippa
  animated; 1986 Mar 21 - Nippon - aka 炎トリッパ; Fire Tripper; Rumik World 1: Fire Tripper
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Veoh  YouTube 
Fear of fire causes a girl to launch herself and a boyfriend back and forth across 500 years.

Series  Horizon
  series; 1964 Sep 01 -   - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BBC 
BBC2's long-running science documentary series.

7  "The Time Lords"
  Season 33, Episode 20; 1996 Nov 29
TV.com  PBS  YouTube 
An hour filled with explanations and interviews with the leading thinkers in time travel, circa the mid-1990s. Later sold to PBS' Nova series, and TechTV's series Secret, Strange & True.

5  Hot Tub Time Machine
  2010 Mar 26
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Simple proof that the 1980s were a decade to use your time machine to escape from, and never to. Transparent brofest trapping otherwise beloved comedians in a sad male-inadequacy what-if. Time travel tropes range from the amusing abuse levied on Chevy Chase's repairman for being so damn blatanly cryptic, to the disturbing abuse a timelost husband deals over the phone to his still-minor future wife. It all makes the unintentional point that everyone from the 1980s doesn't really deserve anything nice that they have now.

Not Reviewed  Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  2015 Feb 20
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Tumblr 
Wikipedia: "During a party in Lou's honor, he is shot by an unknown assassin." Sorry, Corddry, they already went back in time and released The Interview before your sequel was even born.

Not Reviewed  The House in the Square
  1951 Dec 07 - UK - aka I'll Never Forget You; Man of Two Worlds
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Scientist travels to the 18th Century, falls in love. Remake of Berkeley Square.

Not Reviewed  Hua yue jia qi
  1995 - Hong Kong - aka Love in the Time of Twilight
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Love HK Film.com 
Lightbulbs allow for time travel along the entire lengths of their existence in spacetime, in this romantic comedy.


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6  Idaho Transfer
  1973 Jun 15 - aka Deranged
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  The Unknown Movies  YouTube 
A team of isolated scientists in Idaho discover that their matter transference research has yielded up a time machine. But their research leads them to believe mankind is soon to be wiped out in an ecological disaster, so they send the smartest teens they can find 56 years into the future to start anew. Notable for its prescience of the 1973 oil crisis.

Not Reviewed  If Only
  2004 Jul 15 - USA/UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  YouTube 
Man loses his love and has the chance to live that last day with her over again.

6  In His Father's Shoes
  1997 Jun 15 - Canada/USA
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Hulu 
Grieving son is given magic wingtips to travel back in time, and learn about his father's life.

Not Reviewed  In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission
  2014 Feb 05 - България/Canada - aka In the Name of the King 3: The Last Job
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Dread Central  YouTube 
A modern assassin is sent back to defend a mediaeval kingdom.

Not Reviewed  The Infinite Man
  2014 Sep 18 - Australia
  IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes    official 
"Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures for his girlfriend Lana." And then he manages to erase her from all but a small section of her own lifetime.

Not Reviewed  Interstellar
  2014 Nov 07 - Canada/UK/USA
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Time dilation is what you get when you start faffing about in the depths of space.

Not Reviewed  Into the Labyrinth
  series; 1981 May 13 - 1982 Sep 08 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
IMDb: "Three children stumble upon the imprisoned sorcerer Rothgo and are drawn into a mysterious search through time for the magical Nidus which has been stolen by the evil witch Belor." Part of The Third Eye series when brought to the US by Nickelodeon.

Animated Series  Invader ZIM
  animated series; 2001 Mar 30 - 2002 Dec 10
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  official 
The insane Nickelodeon series about the least competent alien conqueror ever.

7  "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy"
  Season 1, Episode 15; 2001 Aug 24
TV.com  YouTube  Veoh  official 
ZIM builds a "space-time object-transfer device", which only accepts rubber piggies for travel to the past. His attempts to destroy the timeline of his nemesis, Dib, merely results in making Dib a mighty, and furious, cyborg.

6  It Happened Tomorrow
  1944 May 28
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Reporter receives tomorrow's news today. Likely inspiration for Early Edition.

Not Reviewed  It's About Time
  series; 1966 Sep 11 - 1967 Aug 27
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Two astronauts in the spaceship Scorpio get stuck in prehistory, and have wacky adventures with a cave family. Then the show changes from Gilligan's Island into The Beverly Hillbillies, once the crew brings the Cro-Magnons into the 20th Century. Theme song at tvparty.com [Realaudio]

Not Reviewed  Ivan Vasilyevich menyayet professiyu
  1973 - CCCP - aka Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation; Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
IMDb: "Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973."

Not Reviewed  Izo
  2004 Aug 21 - Nippon - aka Izô: Kaosu mataha fujôri no kijin; Izo: The World Can Never Be Changed
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Time Warner Cable: "After being crucified by the Shogun, Izo travels through the space-time continuum to present-day Tokyo where he becomes a killing machine." His method of time travel seems to be pure rage. dbborroughs writing at IMDb: "You will either find this to be a philosophical tour de force or you will find it a load of dingos kidneys."


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6  The Jacket
  2005 Jan 23 - USA/Deutschland
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube    Internet Archive 
Veteran locked in an asylum has visions of his impending death.

Animated Series  Jacob Two-Two
  animated series; 2003 Sep 01 - 2006 Jul 28 - Canada
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  BCDB  YouTube 
Nelvana Studios' adaptation of Mordecai Richler's tales of the boy who has to repeat himself to be heard.

Not Reviewed  "Jacob Two-Two's Time Trials"
  Season 2; Episode 15; 2004 Feb 22
TV.com  BCDB  YouTube 
Jacob's theme of repetition takes the trifecta as he travels time to fix a broken record.

7  Je t'aime, je t'aime
  1968 Apr 26 - France
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Time travel experiment goes awry.

7  La Jetée
  short; 1962 - France
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Post-WWIII experiment to send a man back before the collapse of civilization results in heartbreak. Inspiration for Twelve Monkeys.

5  The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
  animated; 1987 Nov 09
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Boy Elroy is just fooling around, making a time machine, when the ultimate in "stunting" happens– decades after anyone in the audience would be expected to care.

Not Reviewed  Ji dong ji xia
  1989 Aug 18 - Hong Kong - aka The Iceman Cometh; Time Warriors
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Tibetan prayer wheel transports Ming Dynasty subjects to 20th Century British Hong Kong.

Not Reviewed  Jikuu tantei Genshi-kun
  animated series; 1998 Oct 01 - 1999 Jun 24 - Nippon - aka Flint: The Time Detective; Time Detective Genshi
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Wikipedia: "Flint's job as a Time Detective was to go back in time and convince a race of time-shifters to ally with him to protect the timeline."

Not Reviewed  Jimmy Green and his Time Machine
  series; 1968 Jul 30 - Oct 22 - UK
LostShows.com  official 
Jimmy and his marionette friends go gallivanting about time in this televised production from The Harlequin Puppet Theatre. This 1960s programme is believed to be lost, or performed live and never recorded.

Not Reviewed  Johnny and the Bomb
  miniseries; 2006 Jan 15 - 29 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Internet Archive 
BBC Adaptation of the Terry Pratchett children's novel.

Video Series  Josh Kirby... Time Warrior
  series; 1995 Jan - 1996 May
Wiki  YouTube  YouTube  Internet Archive 
IMDb: "Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. Zoetrope goes after the pieces, Irwin 1138 must try to stop him, with the help of a 20th century teenager, Josh Kirby, and a half-human warrior named Azabeth Siege." At 88 min. apiece, they're more a series of small movies, which is perhaps why the IMDb has them listed separately:

Not Reviewed  Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights
IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Young Josh Kirby battles stop-motion dinosaurs and the ignorant who sacrifice to them, in this first installment.
Not Reviewed  Chapter 2, The Human Pets

IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Josh, Erwin and Azabeth become human pets in mediaeval England. It's where all the better time travellers get their human pets.
Not Reviewed  Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld

IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  cooperlewis at IMDb: "In this chapter,
Josh randomly and inexplicably flies out of the spaceship and lands on a Toy (here, toys apparently include Mexicans) planet where he is assaulted by an extremely horny ragdoll and a semi-retarded bear." And what, pray, is so wrong about time-traveling Mexican toy people?
Not Reviewed  Chapter 4, Eggs From 70 Million B.C.

IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Azabeth Siege's people are encountered.
Not Reviewed  Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern

IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Rotten Tomatoes: "Josh swings into another adventure, this time crashing into an underground cavern populated by mushroom people who are suffering at the hands of 'the Muncher.'".
Not Reviewed  Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe

IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
The mushroom people hold the key to defeating Dr. Zoetrope.

4  Journey to the Center of Time
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Stomp Tokyo  YouTube 
The new CEO of Stanton Industries is pressuring his researchers for big results from their temporal projects, and fast. Pretty soon the cohesion of spacetime is in jeopardy from corporate foolishness. Stiffly shot and performed, the film still has some value as period camp.

6  Journeyman
  series; 2007 Sep 24 - Dec 19
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Internet Archive 
Successful newspaper reporter, occasionally thrown back and forth in time, finds himself forced to meddle in other people's lives, and his own timeline. Possible hat tip to CºNTINUUM (he carries a spanner for no reason in one ep), and was a good effort overall. NBC did not option a new season during the 2007 Writers' Strike.
The series still failed the consistency test, even in such matters as whether his vanishing can't be seen by others (frequently he appears/disappears in the middle of a crowded San Francisco street) or whether it easily can (when he's driving a car, which crashes, or whenever else the writers decide a character or crowd needs to witness his antics). Boils down to a Bush-era Quantum Leap: a prettier and more helpless "Al", selectively enforced rules of time, and the suggestion that his personal missions are decided by a favorites-playing God.

6  Jubilee
  1977 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Hulu  YouTube  official  fan site 
Richard O'Brien does the time warp again as Dr. John Dee, who is called upon by Elizabeth I to reveal the secrets of the universe, including England's future.
   And behold! a post-punk wasteland does unfold, for Her Majesty's subtle pleasure.
   This arthouse oddment's dated, we measure.

Not Reviewed  Judas Kiss
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Hulu  official 
Student and teacher filmmakers become lovers and then rivals submitting films of the same name ("Judas Kiss") to same festival, but in different years. A solution, if it is that, is suggested by a campus tour guide: Reedit the timeline.
First shown at the Phoenix International Film Festival (2011 Apr 01), it was released on DVD 2011 Oct 25.

5  Just Visiting
  2001 Apr 06
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
American remake of Les Visiteurs with the lead time travellers reprising their roles. Critically panned, the film has a lower audience expectation than the original.

Animated Series  Justice League
  animated series; 2001 Nov 17 - 2006 May 13
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
DC Comics' super-squad in their first incarnation of the millennium.

Not Reviewed  The Savage Time
  2002 Nov 09
TV.com  YouTube 
The League prevents the Axis from winning WWII. TV.com: "Originally aired as a feature length movie - divided into three separate episodes for subsequent reairings."

Not Reviewed  Justin Time
  2009 Dec 01
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A young man of Native American descent gets to try clockstopping via Native American artifacts.


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Not Reviewed  Kappatoo
  series; 1990 May 23 - 1992 May 21 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  TVRage  Internet Archive 
23rd Century kid trades places with a 20th Century one. BBC: "A children's sci-fi comedy show, not noticeably high on laughs, that combined the time-travel element of Doctor Who with the gadgetry of Star Trek, the futuristic speak of Luna and the role-switching of The Prince And The Pauper."

7  Kate and Leopold
  2001 Dec 25
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
A rift in time results in a chance at romance for Meg Ryan's character. Some nice commentaries on the nature of time, and on those who dream of traversing it. But the old saw of a woman choosing love in some un-air-conditioned century over breaking the glass ceiling is pretty tiresome.

6  The Kid
  2000 Jun 25 - aka Disney's The Kid
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Bruce Willis' eight-year-old junior self appears, reinvigorating his existence.

5  A Kid in King Arthur's Court
  1995 Aug 11
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Merlin-induced time tunnel results in another modern teen summoned to save Camelot.

6  Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time
  animated; 2003 Nov 28
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
The Tempus Simia Idol (aka Time Monkey) falls into the hands of Shego, giving Kim & Co. a temporal headache. Time travel gets the usual Buffy Lite treatment the series is famous for. Presented in 2004 as three separate Kim Possible episodes, "Present", "Past", and "Future".

Not Reviewed  The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow
 series; 2003 Jan 27 - Feb 21 - Hong Kong - aka 九五至尊
Wiki  YouTube  official 
The Qing Emperor nearly falls to a Ming lady assassin, when they suddenly find themselves in 2003 Hong Kong. Later they make an uneasy alliance against their co-workers at the tile company they end up employed by.

Not Reviewed  Kiteretsu Daihyakka
 animated; 1987 Nov 02 - Nippon
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
TV special based on the manga. Schoolboy builds robot and time machine, has adventures.

Not Reviewed  Kiteretsu Daihyakka
 animated series; 1988 Mar 27 - 1996 Jun 09 - Nippon - aka キテレツ大百科; Kiteretsu Encyclopedia
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
331 episode anime based on the manga. Schoolboy and robot have more time machine adventures.

Not Reviewed  A Knight in Camelot
  1998 Nov 08
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Whoopi Goldberg and Michael York in yet another take on Twain.


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6  The Lake House
  2006 Jun 16
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Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock portray residents of the same house, two years apart, who correspond and fall in love, thanks to a mailbox that sends their letters through time. Typical time travel romance fare. One scene stands as a charming, understated establishment that this relationship can alter events: He plants a tree in 2004 that quietly appears in 2006 to shelter her from a downpour.

Not Reviewed  Lancelot: Guardian of Time
An Arthurian Knight in John Major's England... Los Angeles, actually. Anyway, Lancelot has to guard Arthur's butt all across spacetime.

3  The Langoliers
  1995 May 14 - aka Stephen King's The Langoliers
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube   
It's got Dean Stockwell, so time travel must be involved. But time travel was never so unrewarding; horror, never so dull.

5  Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  2001 Jun 11
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube   
The Illuminati are about to get their hands on an artifact with the power to control time, and it's up to a woman with an incredible package to look good stopping them. The game is said to be better by most critics.

5  The Last Day of Summer
  2007 July 20
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Labor Day becomes Groundhog Day as young Luke Malloy makes a wish for summer vacation to never end, and to be totally left behind.

4  Last Exit to Earth
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Women in 2500 are in charge, but can't figure out how to propagate without sperm, which apparently no longer works in the 26th Century. So they time travel to 2100 to get... well, to get some male villains and an action hero. Not without its moments: sound clip [MP3 1 Mb]

5  The Last Mimzy
  2007 Mar 23
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Time travel toys enter the lives of two ordinary children, and they're not playing around. But the screenwriters are, as a nicely-anticipated link to ancient mandalas quickly goes uncomfortable. And stupid. Based on the 1943 short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett.

Not Reviewed  Lensman
  animated; 1984 Jun 07 - Nippon - aka SF 新世紀 レンズマン; Lensman: Secret of the Lens; SF Shinseiki Lensman
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MagicDragon says: "Excellent Japanimation combining Space travel and Time travel in unexpected and poignent way."

6  Life On Mars
  series; 2006 Jan 09 - 2007 Apr 10 - UK
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BBC series featuring a DCI who's thrown back in time from 2006 to 1973 via a motor accident. Miraculously, he already has a job, an apartment and a car waiting for him in the seventies. Or maybe he's just in a coma...
Has a sequel series, Ashes to Ashes (see above), and an American remake (see below).

6  Life On Mars
  series; 2008 Oct 09 - 2009 Apr 01 - USA
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American remake, set in New York 1973, with Harvey Keitel as the hardass boss.

Not Reviewed  Lilovyj shar
  1987 - CCCP - aka Лиловый шар; The Purple Ball
IMDb  YouTube 
Edited from MagicDragon (who edited from Boris Shafir): Spacefaring scientists discover a planet where the inhabitants have all perished from a virus, then realize they somehow left said virus on Earth 26,000 years in the past: "The only chance to save the Earth is to travel 26000 years back in time - to the epoch when witches, dragons and magicians lived along with usual people."

Series  Logan's Run
  series; 1977 Sep 16 - 1978 Feb 06
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
Short-lived series based on the movie, where the main problem the characters have with time is that their society forbids anyone to live beyond the age of 30.

Not Reviewed  "Man Out of Time"
  Episode 5; 1977 Oct 17
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
A time traveler from the runners' distant past (AD 2118) makes contact, and desires to prevent the disaster that led to Logan's world. Episode written by David Gerrold, of The Man Who Folded Himself fame.

Series  Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  series; 1993 Sep 12 - 1997 Jun 14
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Quirky idea based around some guy from another planet disguising himself as a member of the American press corps.

Not Reviewed  "Tempus Fugitive"
  Season 2, Episode 18; 1995 Mar 26
TV.com  YouTube 
H. G. Wells' time machine starts playing a role in the life of Superman.
Not Reviewed  "Tempus Anyone?"
  Season 3, Episode 14; 1996 Jan 21
TV.com  YouTube 
Lois is taken to a timeline where she died before meeting Clark.
Not Reviewed  "Soul Mates"
  Season 4, Episode 4; 1996 Oct 13
TV.com  YouTube 
If you could choose one person to interrupt your wedding night, it would be H. G. Wells and his time machine, right? No?
Not Reviewed  "'Twas the Night Before Mxymas"
  Season 4, Episode 11; 1996 Dec 15
TV.com  YouTube 
Mxyzpltlk time loops Christmas Eve.
Not Reviewed  "Meet John Doe"
  Season 4, Episode 14; 1997 Mar 02
TV.com  YouTube 
AOL: "An evil time-traveler seeking the presidency brainwashes the country."
Not Reviewed  "Lois and Clarks"
  Season 4, Episode 15; 1997 Mar 09
TV.com  YouTube 
TVTome.com: "Lois needs to find a way to bring Clark back to this world, and she will count with the help of H.G. Wells and the Clark from the alternate world, but they need to act quickly, or the real Clark will disappear in time, forever."

9  Lola Rennt
  1998 Aug 20 - Deutschland - aka Run Lola Run
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube    Internet Archive 
Lola has twenty minutes to get 100,000 marks, or her boyfriend Manni will lose his life. Fortunately for her, she seems to have a special power over time and fate. Even more fortunately for the audience is watching Franka Potente getting all that exercise. Many, however, will wonder what she's doing with such a jerk like Manni.

7  Looper
  2012 Sep 28
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Ain't It Cool News  IFC  YouTube    official  Tumblr  Twitter 
IMDb: "A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self." It's got Bruce Willis so time travel and superpowers have to be involved.

Not Reviewed  The Lords of Magick
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
IMDb: "A pair of sorcerer brothers from 10th-century England show up in modern-day California and wreak havoc."

5  Lost In Space
  1998 Apr 03
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Oh, the pain... the pain. As if being Lost In Space weren't enough, Dr. Smith gets himself lost in time, and emerges as some hideously mutated... Well. Who cares. A pointless film.

Not Reviewed  The Lost Saucer
  series; 1975 Sep 06 - 1976 Sep 04
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Sid and Marty Krofft escapade wherein robots (played by Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi) drag a couple kids around time.

3  Love
  2011 Aug 10
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You can lead a spaceman to a monolith, but you can't make it Kubrick. Since you can't really tell from watching the movie, the end credits' house techno music explains that it's the Singularity. I guess? Whatever.
Premiered February 2, 2011 at the 26th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Not Reviewed  The Love Letter
  1998 Feb 01
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Antique desk delivers mail between lovers separated by 130 years.

Not Reviewed  The Lovers
  2015 Feb 13 - Australia/Belgium/Bharat Ganarajya - aka Singularity
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  official 
21st Century oceanographer throws himself into a coma while saving his wife. This puts him in the employ of the British East India Company, in 1788. IMDb: "He falls deeply in love with an Indian She-warrior named Tulaja, an impossible love which he must fight for." They always capitalized she-warrior back then.
Premiered October 25, 2013 at the Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival; May 15, 2014 at Cannes; and February 13, 2015 online at Amazon.

Not Reviewed  The Low Budget Time Machine
  2003 May
Premise  IMDb    fan site  Internet Archive 
It doesn't get much lower budget than a glowing hula hoop, does it?

5  Lunopolis
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Documentarians learn of the agenda of the Church of Lunology, founded by moon people from the future, and run for their lives. A potentially tight plot hopelessly flawed by a tremendous overpadding of bad filler animation and a platoon of in-universe conspiracy-theory talking heads. The climax is better than most that take place in mezzanine dinner lounges, though.


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Not Reviewed  Magic Müller
  1993 Nov 02 - Deutschland
Premise  IMDb  Müller borrows his roomate's time machine, but fails to heed his roomate's warnings.

Not Reviewed  Les Maîtres du temps
  animated; 1982 Mar 24 - France - aka Time Masters
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Synopsis from dvdplanet.com (now gone): "Jaffar, a hero for hire, finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime as he races across the galaxy to save a young boy from a menacing evil. Can he stop the heartless Masters of Time from turning back the clock and stealing his home planet?"

Not Reviewed  The Man with Rain in His Shoes
  1998 Aug 30 - USA/UK/France/Deutschland/España
aka If Only...; Lieber gestern als nie; Lluvia en los zapatos; Twice Upon a Yesterday

IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  Hulu  YouTube   
Magic sanitation workers give actor another chance with a girl by allowing him to relive some of the past.

4  Mandog
  series; 1972 Jan 03 - Feb 07 - UK
IMDb  EOFFTV  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Dimensional Decade (now gone): "Three children - Kate, her brother Duncan and her friend Sammy, after discovering a timewarp in a junkyard, help a group of scientists from the 26th century escape capture from the secret police of the future by transferring the mind of their leader, Levin, into Sammy's dog Radnor."

Not Reviewed  Manhunt of Mystery Island
  serial; 1945 Mar 17 - aka Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
IMDb: "A young couple journeys to Mystery Island to rescue the girl's father, who is being held prisoner by the evil Captain Mephisto, a pirate from 200 years ago who uses his Transformation Machine to travel forward in time and disguise himself as one of the four owners of Mystery Island."

7  Manor House
  miniseries; 2003 - UK - aka The Edwardian Country House
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  PBS 
"This house has become a time machine..." Another reality show sequel to Channel Four's 1900 House, this time recreating household life in an Edwardian manor, with moderns taking the roles of a titled man's family and their staff. Brilliant insights into the labor and social tensions of the day.

Not Reviewed  Marching Out of Time
  1993 - aka Back to the Fuehrer
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
An attempt to invade 1940s Britain lands fascist troops in 1990s US suburbia. What did we say about not bringing Nazis through time? And we're sure Mr. Spielberg just adores that homage...

4  The Meeksville Ghost
  2001 Aug 26
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Sub-standard evil land developer yarn, with a helpful-but-annoying ghost. However, the titular spirit can drag the kid that can see him back to 1878, with interesting results. The kid believes it's just another spectral illusion, until he gets knocked over by a horse. "I'm the ghost," chortles his tormentor. "You're real!"

5  Meet the Robinsons
  2007 Mar 30 - aka A Day with Wilbur Robinson
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes    official 
Disney ignored all challenges from the Lost in Space and Jimmy Neutron franchises in its bid for retro boy genius/time travel entertainment dominance. They even threw in an unnecesary rip-off of Futurama. Plot hinges upon villains bent on destroying Wilbur by stealing his ideas. Bald-faced and irony-free, folks.

Not Reviewed  Megas XLR
  animated series; 2004 May 01 - 2005 Apr 26 - aka LowBrow
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  Veoh  YouTube 
Gamer discovers mecha rusting in junkyard since the 1930s; performs mod, encounters its sexy creatrix from the future and some enemy aliens. Since he's broken the mecha's time travelling element, don't expect a lot of it during the series.

6  Men in Black 3
  2012 May 25 - aka Men in Black III; MIB3
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Productionweekly.com via movieinsider.com: "When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future."

6  Mentors
  series; 1999 Jun 12 - 2004 Apr 05 - Canada
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's 
Young Oliver Cates has invented a time portal– the "VisiCron"– through which he brings famous figures of the past to teach him heartwarming lessons for 36 hours at a time.

Not Reviewed  Metal Mickey
  series; 1980 Sep 06 - 1983 Jan 15 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Robot exhibits wacky powers (including time travel) resulting in presumed hilarity for his respectible British owners. The title character first appeared in the summer of 1978 on STV's Saturday Banana.

7  Midnight in Paris
  2011 Jun 10
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For Woody Allen, the future means being baked like a TV dinner, and served into a world of mostly unwelcome people and giant chickens. So it follows that to him, the past is full of all the best company and urbane conversation. Owen Wilson portrays Allen's proxy who is magically transported to the 1920s upon the titular moment, to meet the storied creatives of the day. To his credit, Allen makes all the name-dropping work in his favor, and his introspection ultimately penetrates his own hubris of idolizing a bygone era.
Thanks to Steve Eppley for sending this one in!

5  Millennium
  1989 Aug 24
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Future humans kidnap airline passengers in an effort to restore the genome.

7  Minority Report
  2002 Jun 21
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Many exciting and frightening possibilities are explored for a civilization with a tech that can show what mortal crimes lay in the near future... But then there are scenes like the one where Tom Cruise is trying to catch his severed eyeballs as they bounce away with great speed down a corridor. Please.

Not Reviewed  Minutemen
  2008 Jan 25
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube  official 
Disney live-action yarn of high schoolers who bond through snowsuit-clad time travel. Thanks again to Mike H. for sending this one in!

Not Reviewed  Miraklet i Valby
  1989 Oct 06 - Danmark - aka The Miracle in Valby
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Motorskallen at IMDb: "...the time machine is a - caravan. That's right - a caravan! What more can I tell you? Well, it's fun to see a bunch of kids go back in time and fight against middle age soldiers. It's fun to see how they change history in many ways."

Not Reviewed  Mirror, Mirror
  miniseries, 1995 Sep 30 - Dec 23 - Australia/New Zealand
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Mirror allows two girls– one in 1995 and the other in 1915– to visit each others' decades.

Not Reviewed  Mirror, Mirror II
  miniseries, 1997 Oct 11 - 1998 Mar 20 - Australia/New Zealand
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Now the mirror has a 130-year time differential, and is in the lives of two other families.

Not Reviewed  Miss Morison's Ghosts
  1981 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Two women stray down a path in Versailles in 1901, and visit the 18th Century. Based on actual claims. Shown on PBS' Mystery.

Not Reviewed  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  2016 Mar 04 - USA
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Tim Burton takes the helm for this adaptation of the New York Times beststelling novel by Ransom Riggs.

Not Reviewed  Mr. Nobody
  2009 Nov 06 - France/Deutschland/Canada/Belgium - aka Mister Nobody
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
In 2092, an 118-year-old man recounts his endlessly alternating past.

Not Reviewed  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  2014 Mar 07
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
In an infinite and recursive universe, eventually we would once again witness "...a talking dog with a time machine." Show-stealers from The Bullwinkle Show return to alter history in their 3-D WABAC Machine. Has Mel Brooks voicing Albert Einstein, so that should be interesting.

Not Reviewed  Miu haan fook wood
  2002 Jan 11 - Hong Kong - aka 無限復活; Wu xian fu huo; Second Time Around
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Vegas gambler stumbles upon the legend of stones with powers over time and parallel universes.

Not Reviewed  Moondial
  miniseries; 1988 Feb 10 - Mar 16 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Minty is a teen who really hates being thrown into her old aunt's house. Being thrown back in time is sure to lighten her angst. IMDb and TV.com can't seem to agree when this was first broadcast, so there's a time rift there, too.

4  Morlocks
  2011 Sep 24
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
US military messes up time travel, morlocks pursue. Syfy Original effort to make up for not having a Stargate to kick around anymore.

Not Reviewed  Mosura 3: Kingu Gidora raishu
  1998 Dec 12 - Nippon - aka Rebirth of Mothra III; Mothra 3: King Ghidorah Attacks
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
King Ghidorah is in it, so time travel must be involved. IMDb: "While Mothra's powers are no match for the dragon, he is sent to the past, in the time of the dinosaurs, to battle a younger, and apparently less powerful, King Ghidorah."

Not Reviewed  Mud
  series; 1994 Feb 17 - 1995 Mar 30 - UK
IMDb  Wiki 
Wikipedia: "In the second series, the children... travelled into the past, thanks to a time-travelling ambulance, in order to prevent Mrs Dears becoming a witch in the first place."

Series  Murder Most Horrid
  series; 1991 Nov 14 - 1999 Apr 02 - UK
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Dawn French vehicle featuring murder, mirth and mystery.

Not Reviewed  "A Determined Woman"
  Season 1, Episode 4; 1991 Dec 05
TV.com  YouTube  TV.com: "Scientist Rita Proops brings her equipment home to start working on the ultimate invention - the time machine. But this causes friction at home with disastrous results."

5  My Future Boyfriend
  2011 Apr 10
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Hulu  Netflix  YouTube 
Tame romance in which a man from a future too nebbish for strong emotions uses a heavily-unguarded device to rediscover the forbidden concept of Love. He arrives to appropriately annoy a pretty publisher.

4  My Science Project
  1985 Aug 01 - aka Timebuster
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Teen automotive aficianado digs up device that generates time warps and eighties tomfoolery.

Series  Mystery Science Theater 3000
  series; 1988 Nov 24 - 1999 Sep 12 - aka MST3K
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  YouTube  MST3K 
Clock ratings below are of course rating the MST3K episode, not rewarding the film itself.

8  The Undead
  Season 8; Episode 162; Experiment 806; 1997 Mar 08
TV.com  YouTube  MST3K 
Hooker is hypnotised to travel to a previous life, meets the devil and his witches, and enjoys the musical stylings of Digger Smolkin.
Not Reviewed  Terror From the Year 5000!
  Season 8; Episode 163; Experiment 807; 1997 Mar 15
TV.com  YouTube  MST3K 
MST3Kinfo.com: "The increasingly whiny and oleaginous Victor manages to use his time machine to summon a human from the year 5000, the above-named Terror, who in a gesture of good will rips the face off an unsuspecting nurse and hits on Victor, accidentally irradiating the poor dope."
9  Prince of Space
  Season 8; Episode 172; Experiment 816; 1997 Aug 16
TV.com  YouTube  MST3K 
Wormhole distortion in the host segments is entertaining overall– but the Chicken Puppet Sketch is a time-travel masterpiece.
7  Time Chasers
  Season 8; Episode 177; Experiment 821; 1997 Nov 22
TV.com  YouTube  MST3K 
Man builds time machine out of a Cessna and some 286-or-earlier computer. If any film was destined to be MSTied, it's this one.
Not Reviewed  Future War
  Season 10; Episode 199; Experiment 1004; 1999 Apr 04
TV.com  Netflix  YouTube  MST3K 
MST3Kinfo.com: "Meanwhile, killer dinosaurs from the future are tracking down Runaway... fitted with special collars which cause the dinosaurs to explode and disintegrate if they are harmed. The reason for this isn't clear, but I'm sure the filmmakers knew what they were doing."


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Not Reviewed  Nautilus
  1999 Jan 18
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes 
Submarine crew tries to prevent century-old catastrophe. Chas Lane at IMDb: "There is one interesting scene where a scientist sees himself commit suicide in the future. Don't think I've seen that before!"

10  The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey
  1988 Nov 16 - Australia/New Zealand - aka The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Time travel as seen from inside the minds of realistic mediaeval peasants. Story takes refugees of a Mercian village to a modern New Zealand city, and doesn't let up for a second. Brilliant achievement.

Not Reviewed  A Necklace for Julia
  2006 May 15 - USA
IMDb  official 
All that the internet seems to know about this film is summed up thus: "It has been almost a full year since Julia's disappearance. Vincent travels through time to discover what has happened to the woman he loves."

Not Reviewed  Nem Sansão Nem Dalila
  1954 Feb 08 - Brasil
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube 
Jeep crashes into time machine, propels protagonists back into the "Gaza kingdom, circa 1153 B.C., where they get involved in many funny situations." –lukejoplin, IMDb. A notable chanchada, directed by Carlos Manga.

Not Reviewed  Nemesis 2: Nebula
  1995 Sep 26
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Human and Cyborg clash across time in this derivative straight-to-video sequel.

Animated Series  The New Scooby-Doo Movies
  animated series; 1972 Sep 09 - 1973 May 27
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes 
Not so new now, are they? They never were very movie-like. But the Scoobies were present, and occasionally past...

Not Reviewed  "Mystery in Persia"
  Season 2; Episode 19; 1973 Sep 08 - aka "Scooby-Doo Meets Jeannie"
TV.com  AOL: "The gang travels back in time with Jeannie to help a prince battle ghosts."

7  Next
  2007 Apr 27
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Nicholas Cage plays a Vegas entertainer who can see a few minutes into the future. Based on the Philip K. Dick short story "The Golden Man".

Series  Night Gallery
  series; 1970 Dec 16 - 1973 May 27
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Rod Serling's latter foray into macabre storytelling presented works framed for the observer.

6  "The Little Black Bag"
  Season 1; Episode 2; 1970 Dec 23
TV.com  Hulu  21st Century experiment foolishly sends a medical bag from their era into a 20th Century trash can, where it is found by a disgraced doctor-turned-mendicant played by Burgess Meredith.
5  "Lone Survivor"
  Season 1; Episode 5; 1971 Jan 13
TV.com  Hulu  A Titanic survivor is rescued at sea in 1915. Yes, that is a bit late to be rescued.
5  "The Diary"
  Season 2; Episode 14; 1971 Nov 10
TV.com  Hulu  Precognitive diary drives Patty Duke's character off the deep end.
6  "Tell David..."
  Season 2; Episode 20; 1971 Dec 29
TV.com  Hulu  A woman visits a couple with strange tech in their house, and only afterward realizes it was her son, grown and married, providing some kind of warning of impending murder.

7  1900 House
  miniseries; 1999 Sep 22 - UK
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  PBS 
Channel Four selects a real millennial family and makes them live as if it was 1900. Then videotapes all their trials, complaints, and responses. Inspiration for the American miniseries Frontier House.

7  The 1940s House
  miniseries; 2001 Jan 01 - Feb 01 - UK
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Sequel to Channel Four's 1900 House, this time with a family living, in speeded up time, the privations of a wartime British family. Not as fresh as the original, and the harmlessness of the pretend buzzbomb attacks border on a disservice to those who truly lived through the blitz.

Not Reviewed  El Niño Invisible
  1995 - España
IMDb  YouTube 
IMDb: "A group of children find a magic stone that transports them to the XII century."

Not Reviewed  Non ci resta che piangere
  1985 Jan 15 - Italia - aka Nothing Left to Do But Cry
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Teacher and companion emerge from a storm in Tuscany to find themselves in the 15th Century. Then they go about harrassing Leonardo and Columbus.

Not Reviewed  Norman's Awesome Experience
  1989 Sep - USA/Canada - aka A Switch in Time
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's 
Canadians are thrown into the Roman Empire during the Gallic conquest. MagicDragon points out: "The only known Sci-Fi feature with Latin dialogue."

5  Nostradamus
  2000 Sep 22 - USA - aka End of Century
IMDb  Moviemeter.nl    Internet Archive 
He's a modern cop, having bumbled back to the 16th Century and gotten his timeline erased. Betcha never knew that.


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7  Odyssey 5
  series; 2002 Jun 21 - 2004 Oct 14
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
A space shuttle team witnesses the destruction of Earth, and then is sent back five years with full memory, and the chance to stop it.

Not Reviewed  Of Tomorrows Unknown
IMDb  YouTube 
Student film that borrows heavily from The Terminator.

Not Reviewed  The Olden Days Coat
  short; 1982
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Girl whisked to Christmas past after donning an old piece of granny's outerwear.

5  100 Million BC
  2008 Jul 29
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Navy SEALS are sent back to Gondwana to rescue Navy time travellers from the 1940s. The time travel explanations are okay, but it falls a bit short of its premise's promise of Greatest Generation cavemen. Plus, some terrible CGI.

Series  One Step Beyond
  series; 1959 Oct 02 - 1964 Jun 19 - aka Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  YouTube  Internet Archive 
John Newland hosts an anthology of the paranormal, in a manner both personable and pedantic. The series repeatedly returned to themes of prescience, which Timelinks doesn't cover exhaustively, but a couple eps stand out as more time-travelly than the rest:

5  "I Saw You Tomorrow"
  Season 2, Episode 28; 1960 Apr 05
IMDb  TV.com  Hulu  YouTube  Internet Archive  US Foreign Service attaché witnesses a murder before it occurs.

6  Onésime horloger
  silent; 1912 Nov 01 - France - aka Onesime, Clockmaker
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  Fandor  Internet Archive 
Carl Bennett writes at silentera.com: "...a Gaumont production starring comedian Ernest Bourbon. Onésime inherits a fortune but cannot collect it for twenty years. To speed up the passage of time, he alters the pneumatic central clock to a time-speeding clock." Early exploration of speeded-up motion via an undercranked camera.

Not Reviewed  Out of This World
  series; 1987 Sep 17 - 1991 May 25
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SciFi Television Database: "This show was syndicated in the US and was about a teenaged girl whose mother was the mayor of a small California coastal town and whose father was an alien... This dual-parentage gave the girl (Evie) strange powers, such as the ability to suspend time." Brian Boone at SplitSider: "Perhaps the worst sitcom ever, or at least the most '80s sitcom ever."

6  Out of Time
  1988 Jul 17
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Bill Maher plays an LA cop/inventor whose cop great-grandson is temporally incorrect. The time travel effects are simple but effective in this well-paced procedural, but purists can enjoy gnashing at the trivia that the major action takes place on "Saturday, October 19, 1988" –which was a Wednesday.

4  Out of Time
  short; 1988
Bearing no seeming relation to the Maher film of purportedly the same year and title, this is a short homemade by the Shirley Bros.: "Ray Bryman, a time-traveling detective, must stop a killer." Ray travels to a wood in WWI Germany in order to do this, despite it being near a busy American suburban road. A 4 o'clock for plucky bemusement.

Series  The Outer Limits
  series; 1963 Sep 16 - 1965 Jan 16
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"There is nothing wrong with your television set..." that a few weird stories wouldn't cure.

6  "The Man Who Was Never Born"
  Season 1; Episode 6; 1963 Oct 28
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
TV.com: "An astronaut travels to the 23rd century, where he finds the Earth a blasted wasteland inhabited by monsters." Actually, he lands in a desert of obelisks to find one mutated Martin Landau, with a tale of humanity's end that surprisingly doesn't include atomic war, but genetic tinkering leading to disaster. Then they come up with a plan to go back in time and change things, as if that idea had no drawbacks.
7  "The Forms of Things Unknown"
  Season 1; Episode 32; 1964 May 04
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Mr. Hobart has invented a "time-tilting device" which allows him to slide things from the past into the present– including people who have been murdered. Edited from a failed pilot for a series titled "The Unknown".
6  "Demon With a Glass Hand"
  Season 2; Episode 37; 1964 Oct 17
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Robert Culp in a classic turn as a traveller who has come back 1000 years in order to save future humanity from his alien pursuers, with the help of his talking artificial limb. Said to be the inspiration for The Terminator, it likely seemed less silly back in the sixties.
7  "The Premonition"
  Season 2; Episode 48; 1965 Jan 09
TV.com  EOFFTV  Hulu  YouTube 
EoFFTV: "When a test pilot is involved in a crash, he recovers to find that he and his wife are caught in a time warp and the rest of the world is moving much slower than them. As the rest of the world slowly catches up with them, they have to get back to the places they were when the accident happened or they'll be trapped in limbo."

Series  The Outer Limits
  series; 1995 Mar 26 - 2002 Jan 18
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"We shall control all that you see and hear..." down to repeating the original series' stentorian narrator that rammed The Moral Of The Story down your throat at the beginning and end of each episode.

Not Reviewed  "Virtual Future"
  Season 1; Episode 8; 1995 May 05
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Young scientist accidentally invents a time viewing device out of his VR set, then struggles to save his future."
6  "A Stitch In Time"
  Season 2; Episode 23; 1996 Jan 14
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Dr. Givens' minority report issues from the barrel of a 9mm in this well-executed tale. Why 7-month-old fetuses are needed to travel time is explained.
Not Reviewed  "Falling Star"
  Season 2; Episode 41; 1996 Jun 30
TV.com  Hulu 
A fan from the future shares a suicidal pop singer's mind, saving her. Then the time police move in to murder the poor thing.
6  "Vanishing Act"
  Season 2; Episode 43; 1996 Jul 21
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Newlywed man goes for some champagne on New Year's Eve, 1949, encounters a bright light, and begins a process of reappearing at 10-year intervals.
6  "Tribunal"
  Season 5; Episode 100; 1999 May 14
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube 
Meet Nicholas Prentice, witness to history, as he watches the Holocaust and rescues a wayward survivor's descendant, for his future humanitarian tribunal.
Not Reviewed  "Deja Vu"
  Season 5; Episode 104; 1999 Jul 09
TV.com  Hulu 
Wormhole teleportaton device is sabotaged, creating a time loop.
Not Reviewed  "Gettysburg"
  Season 6; Episode 127; 2000 Jul 28
TV.com  Hulu 
Prentice transports Civil War buffs back to the great battle, to see if history can be tweaked after all.
6  "Patient Zero"
  Season 7; Episode 134; 2001 Mar 23
TV.com  Hulu  Veoh  Internet Archive 
Time traveller arrives to kill the first carrier of a doomsday disease.
Not Reviewed  "Time to Time"
  Season 7; Episode 147; 2001 Aug 21
TV.com  Hulu  YouTube  Internet Archive 
TV Tome: "A dedicated daughter trips back in time to change her Dad's destiny." The last of the Prentice trilogy.

6  Outlander
  series; 2014 Jul 09 -
IMDb TV.com Wiki  YouTube  official 
Nurse travels from WWII to the mid-18th Century in this adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's romantic epic novels.

Not Reviewed  Outlaws
  series; 1986 Dec 28 - 1987 May 02
IMDb TV.com Wiki  Veoh  YouTube 
The Pike Gang and the sheriff that hunted them are sent forward 100 years to open a detective agency. (Thanks to EmeraldIsle for tipping off Timelinks.)


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Not Reviewed  Paradox
  series; 2009 Nov 24 - Dec 22 - UK
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Detectives act upon information being beamed to them from the future.

Not Reviewed  Past Perfect
  1996 Oct 11
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Gang members start turning up dead, and officer Dylan Cooper begins to realize he's facing killers from the future, attempting to improve their timeline.

Not Reviewed  A Path in Time
  2005 May 19
IMDb  YouTube  official 
Christians from across time band together to ensure that good triumphs. Thanks again to Mike H. for sending this one in to Timelinks!

7  Paycheck
  2003 Dec 25
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2003's amnesiac movie bore a time travel twist, as Ben Affleck's character's erased memory holds the building of a time-viewing device, and its dire warnings from the future (including the finality of a President launching pre-emptive strikes based on information from the device). Intelligent, it's still a John Woo action flick– though the action tropes feel stale whenever prescience is not involved.

7  Peggy Sue Got Married
  1986 Oct 10
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Kathleen Turner's Peggy Sue faints at her high school reunion, and awakens with full memory as her teen self in 1960, with the seeming chance to undo all her youthful mistakes.

Not Reviewed  The Penitent Man
  2010 Mar 29 - USA
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Mr. Darnell (Lance Henriksen) comes to his psychoanalyst to explain how his time-viewing device is going to destroy civilization.

4  The Peter Potamus Show
  animated series; 1964 Sep 16 - 1966 Feb 06 - aka Peter Potamus and So-So; Peter Potamus and His Magic Flying Balloon
IMDb  BCDB  Wiki  Wikia  YouTube 
Hippo and monkey sidekick travel time via a special compass installed on their combination balloon-boat. Any backstory written for this would simply boggle minds.
The late Donald Markstien at Toonopedia: "Also on the subject of corrections, many animation reference works list the show's original title as Peter Potamus & His Magic Flying Balloon. But Mike Tiefenbacher, who also has strong credentials as a cartoon historian, has thoroughly researched the topic, and concludes the balloon was never a part of its official name."

Not Reviewed  Peut-être
  1999 Nov 10 - France - aka Maybe; Perhaps
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A man, left to ponder whether he should start a family, winds up meeting his decendants.

Not Reviewed  Phil of the Future
  series; 2004 Jun 18 - 2006 Aug 19 - aka The Out of Timers
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Disney sitcom about a future family trapped in our time.

Not Reviewed  The Philadelphia Experiment
  1984 Aug 03
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WWII naval experiment accidentally throws sailors into the future.

Not Reviewed  The Philadelphia Experiment II
  1993 Nov 12
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube   
Stealth aircraft sent back to Nazi Germany. Nazi 1993 ensues.

Not Reviewed  Piratas en el Callao
  animated; 2005 Feb 24 - República del Perú
IMDb EOFFTV  Rotten Tomatoes  Veoh  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Peru's animation industry kicked off in 2005 with a time travel pirate adventure: "De pronto cae, accidentalmente, por un portal del tiempo y aparece en el puerto del Callao del siglo XVII, el cual està a punto de ser atacado por el temible pirata Jacques L'Hermite (quien, por si no lo saben, existó en la vida real)."

5  Pirates of the Plain
  1999 Dec 31
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Tim Curry plays Jezebel Jack, a pirate made to walk the plank, who falls into 20th Century Nebraska. Then he's pursued there by his mutinous crew.

8  Planet of the Apes
  1968 Feb 08
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SF classic where Charlton Heston's lost astronaut begins as a sardonic realist– aware that he's travelled so far ahead in time that planting the US flag is laughable– but ends up crying over lost Liberty.

6  Planet of the Apes
  2001 Jul 27 - aka The Visitor
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Marky Mark's astronaut has dimensional problems out by Saturn. Time dilations are in effect, since he arrives on the planet centuries after the space station he left from crashed there, but before the test chimp he sent out arrives, late in the film. The "surprise" ending stands dumb beside the original's.

Series  Play for Today
  series; 1970 Oct 15 - 1984 Aug 28 - UK
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BBC anthology series with a notable time travel entry:

Not Reviewed  "The Flipside of Dominick Hide"
  1980 Dec 09
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Comedy/drama about Dominick Hide from 2130. He's only supposed to observe while visiting 1980– but falls in love.
Not Reviewed  "Another Flip for Dominick"

  1982 Dec 14
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Dominck's student, Pyrus Bonnington, tries to save a princess from terrorists in 1982.

Not Reviewed  Playing Beatie Bow
  1986 Aug 07 - Australia
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Lace collar transports girl to Victorian Era Sydney.

Not Reviewed  Pokémon 4Ever
  2002 Oct 11 - Nippon/USA - aka Pokémon 4: The Movie; Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest
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Meet Celebi, the pokémon who can travel time. If you capture him, you can erase all the others from existence and win.

5  Portrait of Jennie
  1948 Dec 25 - aka Jennie; Tidal Wave
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John Seavey at IMDb: "Every time he sees her, she is older, and talks of things that happened long ago."

Not Reviewed  Power Rangers: Time Force
  series; 2001 Feb 03 - Nov 17
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The ninth series of the Power Rangers franchise capitalized on millennial angst by fighting it in multicolored costumes.

Not Reviewed  Power Rangers Time Force - Quantum Ranger: Clash for Control
  2001 May 05
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Presumably a mashup of a two-part Power Rangers: Time Force episode of the same name, designed for home video sales.

Animated Series  The Powerpuff Girls
  animated series; 1998 Nov 28 - 2004 Aug 27; 2005 Mar 25 - aka PPG
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PPG continued the time travel mayhem tradition begun in Dexter's Laboratory. Besides, we have a theory about why we never see Ms. Bellum's face... Let's just say we suspect her irises are hot pink.

7  "Speed Demon"
  Season 2; Episode 25; 2000 Jun 02
TV.com  YouTube 
A race home from school results in the girls travelling 50 years into a dark future ruled by Him.
7  "Get Back Jojo"

  Season 4; Episode 42; 2001 May 4
The Professor shows off a time machine for the Pokey Oaks class, which Mojo attempts to use to prevent the junior Utonium from becoming interested in science in the first place.

Not Reviewed  Predestination
  2014 Aug 28 - Australia
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
The "Farthest South of time paradoxes" comes to Cleveland, as an agent of the Temporal Bureau ravels his mystery.
Based on Heinlein's classic "—All You Zombies—"; debuted at SXSW, March 8, 2014.

7  Prehistoric Park
  miniseries; 2006 Jul 22 - Sep 24 - UK
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Real-world 'wildlife adventurer'/'zoologist' Nigel Marven gathers extinct species and brings them live through a time portal in this clever mashup of genres from the creators of Walking With Dinosaurs. Don't step on that butterfly, Nigel.

3  Prehistoric Women
  1967 Jan 25 - UK - aka Slave Girls
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Hammer Films sends a lucky explorer back through time via a magic rhino horn to an era when brunettes enslaved blondes.

Not Reviewed  Premonition
  2007 Mar 16
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Normally, we don't include merely prophetic stories on The Big List, but this one looks like Sandra Bullock's character damn well pre-lives future events. Early debut at the European Film Market, Feb 8 2007.

9  Primer
  2004 Oct 08
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Young engineers accidentally invent a time machine in their garage, and distrust ensues. While critics have compared it to Kubrick, it actually falls just shy of true time travel (and storytelling) perfection– but still one of the finest entries to the genre. Best line: "He reverse engineered a perfect moment." Shown at the 2004 Sundance (Jan 16); winner of the Grand Jury Prize.

6  Primeval
  series; 2007 Feb 10 - 2011 Jun 08 - UK - aka Primaeval
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  YouTube  BBC America  official 
Nick Cutter and crew chase after creatures falling into our time through an anamoly in the Forest of Dean. Then the anamolies start popping up all over the damn place.

6  Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  2010 May 28
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If we were console players, our thumbs would have been twitching during every action scene of this videogame-inspired Disney entry. Pastward time travel is possible because of some pent-up vengeance of the gods being installed in a hand controller in the shape of a magic dagger.

Not Reviewed  Project Almanac
  2015 Jan 30 - aka Welcome to Yesterday; Almanac; Cinema One
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Boisterous youths come upon plans for a time machine, build it, and start straight in on destroying causality. February 2014 release postponed, until January 2015.
Timelinks thanks Mike H. for giving us a reminder about this one.

Not Reviewed  Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  animated series; 2011 Jan 07 - Apr 22 - Nippon -
aka 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ; Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika; Magical Girl Madoka of the Magus

IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  YouTube 
Magical girls are doomed to become witches of despair... unless... "Madoka also learns that Homura is a magical girl from a different timeline who had repeated the same month countless times in order to try and save her from a grisly fate." -Wikipedia

6  Punching Hitler
  short; 2004 Mar 26
Premise  IMDb  YouTube  MySpace 
Beer-drinking buds discover time machine. IMDb: "After a quick jaunt to 1908 Austria to punch an 8 year old Adolf Hitler, the trio go on a madcap journey across Hitler's timeline to punch him every single day of his life."

Not Reviewed  La Puppé
  short; 2002 May 15
Premise  IMDb  PBS  Internet Archive  Internet Archive  A toy dog relives his fate in this charming spoof of La Jetée.


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6  Quantum Leap
  series; 1989 Mar 26 - 1993 May 05
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Dr. Sam Beckett steps into the quantum accelerator, and into TV time travel history. He trades bodies and recent eras at the behest of an unknown force, "setting right what once went wrong," but never explains how that doesn't rewrite everything else he is and does– except at the bittersweet end. It's got Dean Stockwell, so time travel must be involved.

Not Reviewed  Quantum of Vengeance
  2013 Jun 23 - USA
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Straight-to-DVD indie from Wisconsin. Wikipedia: "In 1998, as a young girl, Emily Freeman witnesses her father being brutally murdered. 14 years later, her professor reveals that he has successfully built a time machine, which inspires her to go back in time and seek vengeance."

Not Reviewed  Queen In-Hyun's Man
  2012 Apr 18 - 2012 Jun 07 - Daehanminguk - aka Queen and I
IMDb  Wiki  Viki  YouTube  official 
17th Century scholar finds himself aiding a 21st Century actress who has taken the role of his queen in a Korean TV series. This promises to get mightily meta indeed.


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Series  The Ray Bradbury Theater
  series; 1985 May 21 - 1992 Oct 30 - France/UK/Canada/USA/New Zealand
  aka The Bradbury Trilogy; Le Monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury; Mystery Theatre; Ray Bradbury présente

IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  fan site 
The late great SF grandmaster hosted a showcase of his life's work in fiction.

Not Reviewed  "A Sound of Thunder"
  Season 4, Episode 6; 1989 Aug 11
TV.com  YouTube 
Masterpiece about why you should never step on a protozoic butterfly.
Not Reviewed  "Touch of Petulance"

  Season 5, Episode 6; 1990 Oct 12
TV.com  YouTube 
Man encounters his elder self, and a future headline.
5  "The Toynbee Convector"

  Season 5, Episode 8; 1990 Oct 26
TV.com  YouTube 
innermind.com: "A man time travels to the past to perfect the future."
TVTome: "A man time travels to the future and returns to show the people what they have to look forward to."
Hmm... unless he's faking out everyone.

Series  Reading Rainbow
  series; 1983 Jun 06 - 2006 Nov 10
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LeVar Burton brought the joy of reading to kids stuck in front of the television. Now we all read from a glowing screen.

Not Reviewed  "Alistair's Time Machine"
  Season 9, Episode 1; 1991 Sep 16
IMDb  TV.com  Vimeo  TV.com: "LeVar goes to a totally-fictitious spot to find 'inventors' from all eras. True to form, these inventors come from the distant past, Reading Rainbow's near-present, and the future."

Series  Red Dwarf
  series; 1988 Feb 15 - 1999 Apr 05 - UK
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Classic series of misfits in space.

Not Reviewed  "Future Echoes"
  Season 1; Episode 2; 1988 Feb 22
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Stasis Leak"

  Season 2; Episode 10; 1988 Sep 27
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Backwards"

  Season 3; Episode 13; 1989 Nov 14
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Timeslides"

  Season 3; Episode 17; 1989 Dec 12
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "The Inquisitor"

  Season 5; Episode 26; 1992 Feb 27
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Out of Time"

  Season 6; Episode 36; 1993 Nov 11
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Tikka to Ride"

  Season 7; Episode 37; 1997 Jan 11
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Ouroboros"

  Season 7; Episode 39; 1997 Jan 31
TV.com  YouTube 
Not Reviewed  "Cassandra"

  Season 8; Episode 50; 1999 Mar 11
TV.com  YouTube 

Animated Series  The Ren and Stimpy Show
  animated series; 1991 Aug 11 - 1996 Nov 14
IMDb  TV.com BCDB  Wiki  official 
One of the earliest and best deconstructive cartoons, created by the master of the form, John Kricfalusi.

7  "Space Madness"
  Season 1; Episode 3; 1991 Aug 25
TV.com BCDB  Wiki  YouTube  official 
Ren loses his mind on a 36-year-long space journey, and assigns Stimpy to guard the History Eraser Button. What happens if you push it? "Maybe something bad... maybe something good! I guess we'll never know..." An ironic production note: Nickelodeon editors kept the Button, but deleted a time travel climax where our heroes would try to fix it all.

5  Repeat Performance
  1947 May 22
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Actress guns down her playwright husband, but then gains the chance to relive 1946, the previous year of her life. "If you would run from destiny, first learn to run from snow leaving no footprints." Remade as Turn Back the Clock (1989).

6  Repeaters
  2010 Sep 13 - Canada
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Atonement or lack thereof haunt three twentysomethings in Canadian rehab as they learn that their Wednesday is repeating. Time for mayhem without consequences! Awful lot of laid back rapists and rapist wannabes, though, so have a care. Maybe it's a Canadian thing.

6  Retroactive
  1997 Jan 01
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Disgraced Chicago police psychologist winds up using a lone scientist's time machine to pop back and stop a homicidal Texan from killing everyone in sight. –Except for a videotape that travels early in the film, consciousness is all that ever makes the trip. But annoyingly, the cop seems to know more about the ramifications of time travel than the physicist doing the experiment.

Not Reviewed  Rewind
  2013 Aug 26 - USA
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Failed TV pilot about a military/civilian team playing with an untested time machine to stop a terrorist attack. The things that get funding these days.

Animated Series  The Ripping Friends
  animated series; 2001 Sep 15 - 2002 Oct 13 - USA/Canada
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki 
Kricfalusi's demented take on supers included a time travel villain...

6  "The Man From Next Thursday, Part 1"
  2002 Jan 19 - aka "Thursday Man, Part 1"
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube 
A miscarried thumb operation turns a fan into a foe.
6  "The Man From Next Thursday, Part 2"

  2002 Jan 26 - aka "Thursday Man, Part 2"
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube 
Can Thursday Man's revenge succeed against Crag's intentions for Wednesday?

6  Ritânâ
  2002 Aug 19 - Nippon - aka リターナー; Returner
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Girl from 2084 is sent back to 2002 to warn the world of an impending alien invasion. Action hero shoots her shortly after she arrives. Being a time traveler, she manages to get even. (Premiered in US theaters 2003 Oct 15.) Read our full review.

Not Reviewed  Roman Scandals
  1933 Dec 25
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A man dreams of Rome in this Busby Berkeley musical.

5  The Ruby Ring
  1997 Nov 26 - UK/USA
IMDb  YouTube 
Spoiled '90s girl makes a wish to live in a huge house. Wish granted by making her a scullery maid in the previous '90s.

5  Running Against Time
  1990 Nov 21
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Professor David Rhodes wishes to go back and save JFK, thereby saving his brother killed in the Vietnam War.

Not Reviewed  Running Out of Time
 short; 1989
IMDb IMDb: "A teen-age girl returns to the times of slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement through her dreams."

Not Reviewed  Russkij Kovcheg
  2002 - Rossiyskaya Federatsiya - aka Русский ковчег; Russian Ark
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Netflix  YouTube   
Modern filmmaker finds himself 300 years in the past, unable to be seen, but able to record some of Russia's lost history.


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Not Reviewed  S. Darko
  2009 Jul 10
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In this sequel to Donnie Darko, Samantha Darko is racing away her youth, and her grief for her late brother, across Clinton-era America. Then the future starts haunting her, too.

7  Safety Not Guaranteed
  2012 Jun 08
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IMDb: "Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel." Thanks to Liz for alerting Timelinks!

5  Saint Sinner
  2002 Oct 26 - aka Clive Barker Presents Saint Sinner
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A monk from 1815 is sent on the "Wheel of Time" to hunt down a couple succubi he let loose on us 21st Century types. Half-hearted, retread Clive Barker freakfest.

7  Samurai Jack
  animated series; 2001 Aug 10 - 2004 Sep 25
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  Wikia  Andy's  Netflix  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Achieving time travel ("back to the past") is mainly Jack's motivation rather than something that happens to him every week, or the show would earn an even higher rating. But the most profound comment on time in this series is not the premise of a samurai displaced by a demon to a future ruled by the fiend, it's the pacing of the show itself. Perhaps the only show on television that actually demonstrated the strength of being able to wait, rewarding a patient viewer.

6  Sanatorium pod klepsydrą
 1973 - Polska - aka Sanatorium Under the Hourglass; The Hour-Glass Sanatorium; The Sandglass
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
Wojciech Has' interpretation of Bruno Schulz' paean of surreal decay, set in a sanatorium where they "reactivate past time". Lavish production, dreamlike and disturbed, the film's jumbling of events is not mere dadaism; it warns against revisiting the past– "time vomited back by humans"– and makes efforts like The Langoliers look like childish pranks.

6  Sapphire and Steel
 series; 1979 Jul 10 - 1982 Aug 31 - UK
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's  YouTube  BF 
Dimensional agents Sapphire and Steel intrude on the lives of those assaulted by an insane universe. New audio adventures from Big Finish are set before the last story of the TV series.

Series  Science Fiction Theatre
  series; 1955 Apr 9 - 1957 Apr 16 - USA - aka Beyond the Limits; Science Fiction Theater
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube 
Truman Bradley welcomed you into his carefully curated lab each week to "show you something interesting". The first of the two seasons was shot in full color, which really was pretty interesting for the mid-1950s.

7  "Time Is Just a Place"
  Season 1, Episode 2; 1955 Apr 16
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube 
Wikipedia: "A young couple discovers that their neighbors, who possess a sonic broom and many other technologically advanced household items, are fugitives from the future who have fled to the past to escape an oppressive government. Adapted from Jack Finney's short story, 'Such Interesting Neighbors'."

Animated Series  Sealab 2021
  animated series/shorts; 2000 Dec 21 - 2005 Apr 25
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Cartoon Network[as] 
A fan favorite among Adult Swim's many recycled Hanna-Barbera sardonifests, the show is set a year after the original series, after budget cuts and insanity have swept Sealab.

7  "Lost in Time"
  2001 Sep 30
TV.com  BCDB  [as] 
Stormy and Quinn are caught in a time loop, but keep being imprisoned with more and more of themselves.
Save it for Queen Dopplepopolous!

Series  SeaQuest DSV
  series; 1993 Sep 12 - 1996 Jun 09 - aka SeaQuest; SeaQuest 2032
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Netflix  YouTube  fan site  Internet Archive 
Spielberg-produced series about a supersub of the near future.
Aetherco offers condolences to the family and friends of the late Jonathan Brandis (1976 Apr 13 - 2003 Nov 12)

5  "Playtime"
  Season 2; Episode 29; 1994 Oct 23
SeaQuest is drawn into the 23rd Century, where the crew discovers that mankind has nearly videogamed itself into oblivion.
Not Reviewed  "Second Chance"

  Season 3, Episode 55; 1995 Dec 27
TV.com  YouTube 
A "space-time sphere" sends the SeaQuest back to October 1962, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

4  Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum
 1999 Dec 21 - aka Mysterious Museum
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Kids travel via magic painting back to 1632, where danger awaits. A few funny lines do nothing to offset the surprise-free plot.

Series  The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
  series; 2000 Jun 18 - Dec 16 - Canada/UK
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Jules Verne and Phileas Fogg encounter many famous real and fictional extraordinary gentlemen as they steampunk their way around the world for Her Majesty's secret service. A marvelous series overall, but since the real Verne never wrote about time travel (considering it unachieveable fantasy) their stab at the genre doesn't quite fit.

5  "The Cardinal's Design"
  Episode 4; 2000 July 09
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Alexander Dumas has written a code into The Three Musketeers hiding a secret which international spies will kill for. It takes up a lot of screentime, and seems to have nothing to do with the time machine he's built from plans signed by Cardinal Richelieu. By the end of the ep, the crew are in the 1620s, and the time travel plot seems well under way...
4  "The Cardinal's Revenge"

  Episode 5; 2000 July 16
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...but then it devolves into a "parallel history" mistaken-identity yarn, and a lame excuse to swashbuckle with D'artagnan. And no clue as to how or if Richelieu ever designed the infernal machine, or was even much out for revenge, adding up to a pretty but pointless episode.

Not Reviewed  The Secret World of Polly Flynt
  series; 1987 Feb 18 - ? - UK
IMDb  YouTube  SciFi Television Database: "The adventures of a girl in a village lost in time."

Not Reviewed  See Ya Later Gladiator
  animated short; 1968 Jun 29
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Time machine whisks Daffy and Speedy to AD 65, where Nero awaits.

Not Reviewed  The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  2007 Oct 05
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Boy travels time as part of his initiation into the order of The Light. Based on The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper.

Not Reviewed  Selling Time
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IMDb: "A man is given the unique opportunity to relive the worst day of his life, in exchange for seven years off his own life expectancy." Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood: "I feel like I have relived this project several times; I first wrote about it when McDermott sold it as a spec to Fox 2000 while he was president of DreamWorks Television in 2001."

Not Reviewed  Sengoku Jieitai
  1979 Dec 05 - Nippon - aka 戦国自衛隊; Time Slip; G.I. Samurai
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Modern platoon sent back in time to feudal Japan.

Not Reviewed  Sengoku Jieitai 1549
  2005 Jun 11 - Nippon - aka 戦国自衛隊1549; Samurai Commando Mission 1549
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Modern platoon sent back in time to feudal Japan.

5  Seven Days
 series; 1998 Oct 07 - 2001 May 29 - aka 7 Days
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Frank Parker travels back in time, and phones in to the Project: "This is Conundrum". You got that right. He should be at the office every time he calls in, but no, he's just not there. Shouldn't we be facing a Frank Parker glut as elder Franks arrive to fix problems and hang around with juniors who have no need to go back and fix any problems?
Dave Fooden's theory: Every time Frank phones in, the Project offs the Frank at the base. Must be a meadow somewhere stuffed with bodies of extra Franks...

Series  Shadow Chasers
  series; 1985 Nov 14 - 1986 Jan 16
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A stuffy anthropologist and a gregarious tabloid reporter are thrown together to investigate the paranormal.

Not Reviewed  "Ahead of Time"
  Episode 14; unaired in US?
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TV.com: "A student journeys back in time to prevent an assassination." Also according to RieSheridan at TVTome: "Only nine episodes were actually shown in the U.S. Four others were only shown overseas on the Armed Forces network in the original run of the series." Including, apparently, this one.

Animated Series  She-Ra: Princess of Power
  animated series; 1985 Sep 09 - 1986 Dec 02 - aka She-Ra
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Adora and Spirit are secretly She-Ra and Swiftwind. Oh, now I've given everything away.

4  "The Time Transformer"
  Season 2, Episode 9; 1986 Nov 01
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Professor Tempus tries to help Hordak with a history-altering magical machine, but robots are no match for sneezing powder. Yeah, it was a golden age for cartoons. Also, Swiftwind can travel time like Superman, apparently whenever he feels like it.
4  "Brigis"

  Season 2, Episode 11; 1986 Nov 22
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Wikipedia: "Brigis, a magical village, appears in the present world only once every five hundred years." Hordak cries, "Brigis is doomed!" Do the estates of Lerner and Loewe have a case?

Not Reviewed  Shuffle
  2011 Oct 21 - USA
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IMDb: "Lovell Milo suddenly begins to experience his life out of chronological sequence." He's seeking out the reason for his wife's death. So it goes.

Not Reviewed  Il Signor Rossi cerca la felicità
  animated; 1976 Mar 04 - Italia/Bundesrepublik Deutschland
aka The Fantastic Adventures of Mr. Rossi; Mr. Rossi Looks for Happiness

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Rossi and his dog Gastone are whisked off across space and time by a fairy godmother.

Animated Series  Silent Möbius
  animated series; 1998 Apr 07 - 1998 Sep 29 - Nippon
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Anime series about an all-girl demon-fighting squad of the 21st Century: the Attacked Mystification Police Department. Based on the manga by Kia Asamiya.

6  "Labyrinth"
  Episode 16
TV.com  official  Yuki is thrown from 2027 into 1997 armed only with an antique coffee grinder, and meets the guy of her dreams. A few espresso moments amidst the usual anime grind.

Not Reviewed  Simón del desierto
  1965 - Mexico - aka Simon of the Desert
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5th Century ascetic preaches from a pillar for the entire film, until Satan gets fed up with it and drags him off to a 1960s nightclub, in this classic Buñuel examination of religious fervor.

Animated Series  The Simpsons
  animated series; 1989 Dec 17 -
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Matt Groening's interest in SF themes surfaced long before Futurama, in the longest-running comedy series in the world.

7  "Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment"
  Season 6; Episode 109; 1994 Oct 30
Ned Flanders becomes the ruler of an Orwellian world after Homer adversely uses a toaster to change the past.

Not Reviewed  Sky
  series; 1975 Apr 07 - May 19 - UK
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Time travelling youth finds himself stuck on Earth, pursued by the evil Goodchild.

9  Slaughterhouse-Five
 1972 Mar 15
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Faithful and arresting version of the Vonnegut classic about Billy Pilgrim, who has come unstuck in time.

7  Slipstream
 2005 Feb 03 - USA/South Africa
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Sean Astin plays a scientist with a handheld time machine that lets him trip back ten minutes into the past. Premiered on Sci Fi Channel, February 12, 2005.

6  Somewhere In Time
 1980 Oct 03
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Playwright hypnotizes himself back to 1912 in pursuit of romance. The love story and most of the time travel elements are presented movingly, and for many this film remains their favorite of the genre. But this reviewer can't believe that hypnotism is quite that powerful a medium.

6  A Sound of Thunder
 2005 May 15 - USA/Deutschland
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Yahoo! Movies reported the release date had been pushed back to August 20, 2004, then October 8, then March 11, 2005... it finally premiered in the US on September 2nd. Movie loosely based on the Ray Bradbury short story of a time safari having dire (albeit muddled) consequences.
Production company Crusader Entertainment originally had the following synopsis on their site, until, it seems, the company itself vanished from the web: "Travis tracks down Allison, the inventor of modern time travel, just as a 'Time Wave' rolls through New York city. Instantly, swarms of bugs overwhelm New York. Whole buildings disappear. People cease to exist. Enlisting Allison's help, Travis deduces that one of the self-indulgent billionaires must have brought a butterfly back from the past, despite dire warnings against this." (The final Warner version sets the safari origin in Chicago 2054, and restores the butterfly-squashing of the original tale.)
Not to be confused with The Butterfly Effect, released in January 2004, the title of which comes from a term partially inspired by the plot of the original Bradbury story.

6  Source Code
  2011 Apr 01 - USA/France - aka 8 minutos antes de morir
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Soldier placed into the consciousness of a doomed Chicago commuter. Suffers love, terror, pods. Fairly tight time travel procedural with a bend toward the mania of time looping.

Animated Series  South Park
  animated series; 1997 Aug 13 -
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The vile, ugly– albeit hilarious– tireyard that is South Park takes on time travel with the same satiric bravado it uses to defend selfish human squalor against the forces of progress.

Not Reviewed  "4th Grade"
  Season 4; Episode 59; 2000 Nov 08
TV.com  College students build a time machine out of Timmy's wheelchair, sending him back to some saurian epoch.
7  "My Future Self N' Me"

  Season 6; Episode 95; 2002 Dec 04
TV.com  Stan and Butters are visited by what appear to be their loser future selves.
Not Reviewed  "Goobacks"

  Season 8; Episode 118; 2004 Apr 28 - aka "Goobacks From the Future"
TV.com  Angry, jobless descendants from 4035 illegally emigrate to 2004, resulting in mass homosexuality in order to stop their existence.
6  "Go God Go II"

  Season 10; Episode 151; 2006 Nov 01
TV.com  Cartman cannot wait for the release of the Nintendo Wii, and so has Butters freeze him in a glacier. Buried beneath an avalanche, he awakens five hundred years later in a world of rival atheist organizations.
7  "Go God Go XII"

  Season 10; Episode 152; 2006 Nov 08
TV.com  Trapped in the future, Cartman, known there as "The Time Child," struggles through various adventures to attain the lost Nintendo Wii. He finally resorts to making crank calls to the past, which prove to be mostly useless.

Not Reviewed  Southland Tales
  2007 Nov 14
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Director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) presents a vision of world-shattering authoritarian apocalypse.
It sounds like there's a lot we'd want to like about this movie... but an ocean turbine so powerful it disrupts the fabric of space-time? Well, maybe it works as "art".

Series  Space: 1999
  series; 1975 Sep 04 - 1977 Nov 05 - UK/Italia - aka Spazio: 1999
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Any show based on the Moon tripping on its own through space isn't going to be too strong on science, but at least one entry made a decent effort at addressing a time issue that would– with the wacky lunamotive given– have been in play...

6  "Journey to Where"
  Season 2, Episode 3; 1976 Sep 18
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22nd Century Earth calls Moonbase with designs for a tech to teleport the crew back home. Koenig, Russell and Carter give it a go and get trapped in backwater 14th Century Scotland.
It's a 6 o'clock for attempting to address the twin paradox, with Earth having advanced by over a century while the Moon was zipping along for mere months; and for not choosing a pivotal event in history to strand the protagonists in. Thanks to Timelinks fan Chris L. for sending this one in!

Series  Space Patrol
  series; 1950 Mar 13 - 1955 Feb 05 - aka Satellite Police
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TVAcres.com: "Terra V was the last space ship in the series. It was equipped with a Paralyzer Ray and a time drive... Another ship used on the series was the XRC (Experimental Rocket Ship) also called the Rocket Cockpit Ship, equipped with a magnetically controlled time drive."

Not Reviewed  "Lunatics from the Future"
  Season 1; Episode 42; 1951 Oct 13
Not Reviewed  "The Chase in Time"

  Season 2; Episode 103; 1952 Dec 13
Not Reviewed  "Marooned in the Past"

  Season 4; Episode 173; 1954 Apr 17

Series  Space Precinct
  series; 1994 Oct 03 - 1995 Jul 24 - UK - aka Space Police; Space Precinct 88
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Obscure Gerry Anderson series about cops in space.

Not Reviewed  "Time to Kill"
  Episode 6; 1994 Nov 07
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Kessler: "Brogan is stalked by a time-travelling cyborg which manages to kill just about everyone but the cop himself." Thanks to Timelinks reader JB for sending this one in!

7  Sphere
 1998 Feb 13
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A US spaceship from the future is found buried in coral dating from the 1700s. Intriguing most of the way through, it winds up having a very silly ending.

Not Reviewed  The Spirit of '76
  1990 Oct 12
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Americans from the far future confuse 1776 with 1976 in their wacky attempt to recreate the perfection of US culture.

Not Reviewed  Split Infinity
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Hayloft propels a 14-year-old from the 1990s into 1929. FamilyTV.com gives it 5 out of 5 diamonds for Work Ethic. Thanks again to "Mike" for sending this one in to Timelinks!

Not Reviewed  Sport Billy
  animated series; 1982 Jun - Aug - USA/Bundesrepublik Deutschland
aka The Adventures of Sport Billy and Lilly– Space Champions

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Strange Filmation effort based around a German sports equipment logo. Sport Billy has a bag filled with an infinite amount of said sports equipment with which he fights the evil Queen Vanda and her plans to spread unsportmanlike behaviour across the Earth. He also has at his disposal a time machine.

Not Reviewed  Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
  2011 August 19 - aka Spy Kids 4
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The evil Timekeeper is set to speed lazy mankind to extinction using the Armageddon Device. Only time puns and fart jokes can stop him now.

Series  Star Trek
  series; 1966 Sep 08 - 1969 Jun 03 - aka Star Trek The Original Series; Star Trek TOS
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Julia Huston wrote at about.com: "Whatever people do in the Star Trek universe, as long as they've got a starship, they can undo and redo to their heart's content, so why don't they? ...So instead of chaos -- which makes for a really lousy TV show -- we have denial."
Which makes for really lousy time travel. To its credit, the Original Series delved into some interesting territory– but made no hard-and-fast limits to the effects of travelling time. The subsequent series just keep shooting in the dark whenever time travel comes up– episodes that are nevertheless some of the most popular.

5  "The Naked Time"
  1966 Sep 29
YouTube  official 
After "cold starting" the engines, the Enterprise crew find they've gone back in time a few days.
6  "Tomorrow Is Yesterday"

  1967 Jan 26
YouTube  official 
An unwelcome trip around a black star has landed the Enterprise over 1960s Earth, thus 'inventing' the slingshot effect. Much is made of covering up '60's photographic evidence of the ship– even though the crew seems to have methods of entirely erasing their presence, including the power to beam local witnesses back into their junior selves.
9  "The City on the Edge of Forever"

  1967 Apr 06
YouTube  official 
Classic tale of ensuring the death of one good person, so that uncounted future generations might live. Also the suggestion that time travel is a cornucopia of adventure is rebuffed with cold anger by a heartbroken Kirk –an important lesson the franchise would never quite recapture.
6  "Assignment: Earth"

  1968 Mar 29
YouTube  official 
Slingshot effect is used to spy on the 20th Century, which is also being watched by Mr. Gary Seven. Mr. Seven is from farther in the future, but is surprised to see Kirk and crew there.
8  "All Our Yesterdays"

  1969 Mar 14
YouTube  official 
Mr. Atoz' atavachron sends Kirk, Spock and McCoy into the past of the planet Sarpeidon. Just the thought of bringing to life alien Middle Ages and alien prehistory was pretty neat for TV in 1969.

Animated Series  Star Trek
  animated series; 1973 Sep 08 - 1974 Oct 12 - aka Star Trek The Animated Series; Star Trek TAS
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The decanonized orphan series of the franchise had its share of time travel, too.

Not Reviewed  "Yesteryear"
  Episode 2; 1973 Sep 15
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After a visit to the Guardian of Forever, Spock must return to his Vulcan childhood (AD 2237) to restore his timeline.
Not Reviewed  "The Time Trap"

  Episode 12; 1973 Nov 24
BCDB  official 
Less a real time travel story than an inspiration for an episode of Voyager ("The Void").
Not Reviewed  "The Counter-Clock Incident"

  Episode 22; 1974 Oct 12
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The franchise's own take on a Bizarro universe, complete with black stars in white space, and a planet called "Arret". People there age backwards, including visitors from the Enterprise, resulting in... Trek Babies. A delightfully silly end to the kiddie series.

6  Star Trek
 2009 May 07 - aka Star Trek XI
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The Federation would be a great place to live... if it weren't for all the damn time travelers.
It's almost as though someone wants Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future to fail. This time around, some Romulans take a shot at erasing Kirk from existence, only not, since old Spock goes and tells young Spock all about it in this long-anticipated return to the years of Classic Trek.

Series  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  series; 1993 Jan 03 - 1999 Jun 02 - aka DS9; Star Trek DS9
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Captain Sisko is believed to be a herald of the transdimensional beings living in the wormhole parked next to his space station. Nice work if you can get it.

Not Reviewed  "Past Tense, Pt. I"
  1995 Jan 02
YouTube  official 
Not Reviewed  "Past Tense, Pt. II"

  1995 Jan 09
YouTube  official 
Not Reviewed  "Visionary"

  1995 Feb 27
Not Reviewed  "The Visitor"

  1995 Oct 09
Not Reviewed  "Little Green Men"

  1995 Nov 13
Ferengi Quark, Rom and Nog crash at Roswell in 1947.
7  "Trials and Tribble-ations"

  1996 Nov 04
A Trek tour-de-force where Sisko's crew travels back to insure that Kirk's crew survives the tribble incident. One of the few times that the tech and look of the Original Series is faced by a later series. Most notable: Worf's disinclination to explain why Klingons look so different.
Not Reviewed  "Children of Time"

  1997 May 05
Not Reviewed  "Wrongs Darker than Death or Night"

  1998 Apr 01
Kira uses the Orb of Time, and lands in the past, in a Bajoran refugee camp.
Not Reviewed  "Time's Orphan"

  1998 May 20
Miles and Keiko's child falls into a vortex, but is rescued only after she has lived without human contact for ten years.

Series  Star Trek: Enterprise
  series; 2001 Sep 26 - 2005 May 13 - aka Enterprise
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The Star Trek prequel took the bold move of making a "Temporal Cold War" its widest story arc.

6  "Broken Bow"
  2001 Sep 26
In the series opener, much revolves around Capt. Archer's mission to return a lost Klingon home, but in the process he and his crew run afoul of the shape-shifting Suliban, and Archer learns of the existence of the Temporal Cold War.
Not Reviewed  "Cold Front"

  2001 Nov 28
Daniels, a humanoid soldier from 900 years in Enterprise's future, reveals himself among the crew, and aids Archer in defeating the Suliban Silik. T'Pol voices doubt that time travel is really possible, but after Daniels disappears, Archer has his room sealed anyway.
7  "Shockwave, Part I"

  2002 May 22
The Suliban attempt to frame the Enterprise with the destruction of an alien colony, and Daniels pops Archer around alternate timelines in order to help. But in the ensuing conflict, Daniels strands them both in the 31st Century in a timeline where his time travel equipment no longer exists.
Not Reviewed  "Shockwave, Part II"

  2002 Sep 18
Daniels cobbles together a time communication device with some stuff Archer is carrying, and allows him to contact the 22nd Century and plan countermeasures to the Suliban. Bernd Schneider writes: "No matter how we try to justify it, it remains stupid."
6  "Future Tense"

  2003 Feb 19
The Suliban and the Tholians attack Enterprise for the 31st Century capsule they picked up. T'Pol keeps dismissing time travel, which is starting to get annoying.
Not Reviewed  "The Expanse"

  2003 May 21
Earth is attacked by a one-alien probe, and Enterprise is dispatched to find the perpetrators. Along the way, the Suliban's Mysterious Figure from the future informs Archer that the attack was by the Xindi who have been told that Earth will one day destroy them.
4  "Carpenter Street"

  2003 Nov 26
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Daniels spends five screen minutes unloading time-travel-Trekspeak to convince Archer to take T'Pol from the Expanse to 2004 Earth in order to steal cars and act like a brownshirt stopping some local stinky guy who's helping the Xindi make a bioweapon.
In the face of this much nonsense and evil, T'Pol's stoic skepticism is suddenly very welcome. Our complete review.
Not Reviewed  "Azati Prime"

  2004 Mar 03
On the eve of the Xindi weapon's launch, Archer determines to destroy it in a suicide mission. Daniels chooses this moment to whisk the captain off to the Enterprise-J, four centuries hence.
Not Reviewed  "E2"

  2004 May 05
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The Enterprise encounters a much later version of itself, full of the crew's decendants. T'Pol gets some advice on romance from her elder self.
Not Reviewed  "Zero Hour"

  2004 May 26
The cliffhanger episode ends with the Enterprise returning to a Nazified Earth.
6  "Storm Front, Part I"

  2004 Oct 08
startrek.com: "Archer and the NX-01 find themselves in Earth's past, with events of World War II altered..." Evil time travellers have built a "stealth time machine" and made the Temporal Cold War hot by helping the Nazis win. On the up side, this has left Daniels a genetic mess, and he's dying.
Not Reviewed  "Storm Front, Part II"

  2004 Oct 15
Bernd Schneider writes: "There is no reason why the destruction of Vosk's (1944) facility should reset the timeline, as the damage has already been done before in a logical order of events. The mention of Lenin's unscheduled assassination in 1916 as the original reason for the timeline mess even complicates the rationalization."
Not Reviewed  "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"

  Season 4; Episode 94; 2005 Apr 22
TV.com  official 
TV.com: "In the mirror universe, Commander Archer mutinies against Captain Forrest in order to capture a future Earth ship found in Tholian space."
Not Reviewed  "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"

  Season 4; Episode 95; 2005 Apr 29
TV.com  official 
TV.com: "In the mirror universe, Archer commandeers the 23rd-century Defiant from the Tholians and uses it in a nefarious power grab."

7  Star Trek: First Contact
 1996 Nov 22
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The Borg stop Cochran's maiden warp voyage, and enBorgify Earth, so it's up to Picard's crew to stop their stopping him. Many fine moments.

8  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  1986 Nov 26
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Saving the whales was never so entertaining as this entry from the original cast. As excellent as the synergy of the arc, plot and characters is, and with the slough of classic lines and situations, one of the best time travel scenes may simply have never been shot: A child playing Sulu's ancestor kept bawling during the shoot with George Takei, robbing this tiara of a picture the gem of the grandfather paradox.

4  Star Trek Generations
  1994 Nov 18
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Malcolm McDowell as a twisted scientist opening an unwelcome time gate in the air. Oh, and Kirk and Picard meet somehow to stop him.

Series  Star Trek: The Next Generation
  series; 1987 Sep 28 - 1994 May 23 - aka Star Trek: TNG; TNG
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The crew of the Enterprise-D had the tremendous task of reigniting a classic series while boldly going... where no one had gone... previously.

Not Reviewed  "Time Squared"
  1989 Apr 03
Not Reviewed  "Yesterday's Enterprise"

  1990 Feb 19
6  "Captain's Holiday"

  1990 Apr 02
Vorgons from the 27th Century intrude on Picard's trip to Risa and inform him he will unearth the legendary Tox Uthat, which is actually a starkiller from their time. Picard handles the time travel with marvelous nonchalance, and gets lucky with a smart lady.
Not Reviewed  "A Matter of Time"

  1991 Nov 18
6  "Cause and Effect"

  1992 Mar 23
The Enterprise is caught in a "temporal causality loop" for 17.4 days during which attacks of deja vu become increasingly uncomfortable for the crew, especially since they keep dying as part of the loop.
8  "The Inner Light"

  1992 Jun 01
official  YouTube 
A probe from a dead civilization forces Picard to live thirty years of the life of one of its citizens in the space of 25 minutes. Not true time travel, but the experience of it for one character who is affected by it for the rest of the series.
Not Reviewed  "Time's Arrow, Part I"

  1992 Jun 15
Not Reviewed  "Time's Arrow, Part II"

  1992 Sep 21
6  "Relics"

  1992 Oct 12
Scotty is picked out of a transporter buffer after 75 years, and faces his newfound inadequacy on the Enterprise-D.
Not Reviewed  "Tapestry"

  1993 Feb 15
Not Reviewed  "Timescape"

  1993 Jun 14
Not Reviewed  "All Good Things... Part I"

  1994 May 23
Not Reviewed  "All Good Things... Part II"

  1994 May 23

Series  Star Trek: Voyager
  series; 1995 Jan 15 - 2001 May 23
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Federation starship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, decades of travel away from home. If only... there were some way... to......

Not Reviewed  "Time And Again"
  1995 Jan 30
Janeway's loyalty to the Prime Directive is tested when she finds herself on a planet that she saw explode tomorrow.
Not Reviewed  "Non Sequitur"

  1995 Sep 25
Ensign Kim finds himself on Earth in a timeline where he was lucky enough not to get on Voyager in the first place.
Not Reviewed  "Future's End, Pt. I"

  1996 Nov 06
The Federation Timeship Aeon helps Voyager get back to Earth by firing on it and sucking them all through to 1996. Or thenabouts.
Not Reviewed  "Future's End, Pt. II"

  1996 Nov 13
The Voyager crew are pitted against a Silicon valley mogul until the Aeon returns to strand them back in the 24th Century Delta Quadrant. The Doctor scores some 29th Century swag.
Not Reviewed  "Before And After"

  1997 Apr 09
Listen, chronotons make Kes come unstuck in time.
Not Reviewed  "Year of Hell, Pt. I"

  1997 Nov 05
Not Reviewed  "Year of Hell, Pt. II"

  1997 Nov 12
Not Reviewed  "Timeless"

  1998 Nov 18
Not Reviewed  "Relativity"

  1999 May 12
Captain Braxton of the 29th century is back with Seven of Nine doing his time policing.
Not Reviewed  "Blink of an Eye"

  2000 Jan 19
Voyager orbits a planet where the surface inhabitants experience time at a much faster rate than the rest of the universe.
Not Reviewed  "Fury"

  2000 May 05
An aged Kes returns to Voyager to travel time for revenge.
Not Reviewed  "Shattered"

  2001 Jan 17
Different areas of Voyager are in different times.
Not Reviewed  "Endgame, Pt. I"

  2001 May 23
Not Reviewed  "Endgame, Pt. II"

  2001 May 23

Series  Stargate SG-1
  series; 1997 Jul 27 - 2007 Jun 06
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Atop the wormholes, battle on distant planets, and giving exec producer Richard Dean Anderson all the choice dialogue, the fine long-running SF military series also found room for a few fits of travelling time.

7  "1969"
  Season 2; Episode 43; 1999 Mar 05
TV.com  YouTube 
Expecting to be off to another planet, SG-1 finds itself back on Earth in 1969, and needing the help of then-Lt. Hammond to find a gate... and get back to where they once belonged.
7  "Window of Opportunity"

  Season 4; Episode 72; 2000 Aug 04
TV.com  YouTube 
Jack and Teal'c are aware they're caught in a perpetual 10-hour time loop, and go through the trouble of warning everyone else, again and again.
7  "2010"

  Season 4; Episode 82; 2001 Jan 12
TV.com  YouTube 
By 2010, a race called the Aschen have allied with Earth and defeated the Gou'ald– but they've been secretly sterilizing us, too. The only solution is to warn the past, and keep the SGC from ever contacting the Aschen in the first place.
7  "Moebius, Part 1"

  Season 8; Episode 173; 2005 Mar 18
TV.com  YouTube 
SG-1 goes to 3000 BC to grab a ZPM from RA but all goes FUBAR. Their nerdy alternate selves are summoned to save them, solely on the strength of a five-millennia old VHS.
6  "Moebius, Part 2"

  Season 8; Episode 174; 2005 Mar 25
TV.com  YouTube 
The alternate SG-1 goes and gets the alternate Teal'c, who still works for the Gou'ald, and hire him to rescue our crew. They travel time some more.
Not Reviewed  "Unending"

  2007 Jun 22
TV.com  YouTube 
TV.com: "The SG-1 team extends a small time frame to several years to survive an attack of the Ori and tries to find a solution to solve their problem."

Not Reviewed  Stargate SG-1: Continuum
  2008 Jul 29 - aka Stargate: Continuum
IMDb  TV.com  Rotten Tomatoes 
Straight-to-DVD movie ender for the series. The Goa'uld attempt to sink the ship carrying the Terran stargate as it crosses the Atlantic in 1939.

Not Reviewed  Starhyke
  series; 2009 Nov 30; 2011 Dec 16 - 31 - UK
IMDb  Wiki  YouTube  Internet Archive 
Captain Belinda Blowhard and the crew of the 31st Century stardreadnought Nemesis pursue their enemies, the Reptids, back to the 21st, and get in touch with their emotions. Efforts to market this British SF comedy series resulted in it going straight-to-DVD. Thanks to Liz for sending this one in to Timelinks!

Animated Series  Static Shock!
  animated series; 2000 Sep 23 - 2004 May 22
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki 
Superhero series with an electric soul...

6  "Future Shock"
  Season 4; Episode 40; 2004 Jan 17
TV.com  BCDB 
Static falls through a hole in the Batcave, and winds up stunting with Batman Beyond, and rescuing his elder self.  

7  Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
  animated; 2005 Sep 27 - aka Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story
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A special DVD release, the movie was later reedited into three Family Guy episodes.
The story is untold because the time travel completely erases it by the end.

7  The Sticky Fingers of Time
  1997 Sep 09
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H-Bomb test turns a writer into a time traveller. Michael Bennett Cohn writes, "But let me tell you, as a hetero male sci-fi geek, I have no problem at all settling down to watch a story about time-traveling lesbians."

Series  Studio One
  series; 1948 Nov 07 - 1958 Sep 29 - aka Studio One Summer Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One, Westinghouse Summer Theatre
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CBS radio and television anthology series.

Not Reviewed  "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
  Season 4; Episode 36; 1952 May 19
TV.com  YouTube 
Boris Karloff as the noble king who marvels at the clever American technologist who has landed in his lap.

Series  The Suite Life on Deck
  series; 2008 Sep 26 - 2011 May 06
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
Spinoff of the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Not Reviewed  "International Dateline"
  Season 1, Episode 6; 2008 Oct 24
TV.com  YouTube 
Wikipedia: "Cody believes the time loop is caused by fate giving him another chance with Bailey, but eventually realizes that lightning striking the ship as it crossed the International Date Line was what caused the time reversal, so he reduces the ship's speed to break the time loop. In the end, he still fails to impress Bailey."

Not Reviewed  The Sun Is One Foot Wide
  short; 2003 Apr 26
IMDb  The Ledger  official 
IMDb: "A man discovers that by looking in the sun he can travel in time." The Ledger (Lakeland, FL): "...an arty, montage-filled faux documentary, tells the story of a man who has vanished from New York after claiming to have discovered time travel."

4  Super Eruption
  2011 Mar 08
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Forest rangers communicate with themselves through time in an effort to mitigate the Yellowstone caldera.

5  Superman
  1978 Dec 15
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"It is forbidden for you to interfere in their destiny," warns the Big Dad Head In The Sky (Marlon Brando) to Kal-El (Christopher Reeve), who's deciding time travel is just another one of those, y'know, superpowers he's got. Okay, okay, he was really upset that Lois Lane died, and he had to keep her not dead. And that zipping around the earth was a neat effect for 1978. But this is a classic case of deus ex chronomachina– time travel solving today's problem, only to be ignored tomorrow. An annoying irony of bad continuity that usually only plagues TV series. (See Star Trek).

4  Süpermenler
  1979 - España/Italia/Türkiye
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German scientist runs afoul of the Turkish mob, who naturally want his time machine. And just as naturally, costumed Turkish superheroes leap about stealing the mobsters' fedoras in a show of athletic righteousness.


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6  Taken
  miniseries; 2002 Dec 02 - 13 - aka Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
IMDb TV.com Wiki  YouTube    Internet Archive 
Allie Keyes (played by gifted child actor Dakota Fanning) is the culmination of the ETs' breeding program, and learns so much about time and destiny that she is heart-wrenchingly unable to make a wish over her birthday cake– but for all the many brilliant moments, the climax is unrealistic, unrewarding and unsurprising. For a story based on kidnapping and government conspiracy, it ends with too much saccharine and not enough Schindler's List.

Series  Tales from the Darkside
  series; 1983 Oct 29 - 1988 Jul 24
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki 
"Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality..." And then he turns to schlocky horror TV shows to try and forget it all.
He fails.

Not Reviewed  "Effect and Cause"
  Season 2, Episode 11; 1985 Dec 08
TV.com  YouTube 
TV.com: "A artist named Kate discovers that she under unknown circumstances, has the psychic ability to live backwards, but things soon turn out for the worse when she realizes it's beyond her control."
Not Reviewed  "Sorry, Right Number"

  Season 4, Episode 9; 1987 Nov 22
TV.com  YouTube 
An incoming call warns a woman of her husband's impending death.
5  "The Apprentice"

  Season 4, Episode 13; 1988 May 01
Job-hungry co-ed is tricked into being sent back to Puritan Massachusetts.

Series  Tales of Tomorrow
  series; 1951 Aug 03 - 1953 Jun 12
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Internet Archive  Early ABC-TV sci-fi anthology series, spun off from a radio precursor.

Not Reviewed  "The Little Black Bag"
  Season 1, Episode 35; 1952 May 30
TV.com  Internet Archive 
Down on his luck doctor discovers a medical bag from the 25th Century at a pawnshop. Likely inspiration for the Night Gallery episode of the same name.
Not Reviewed  "Ahead of His Time"

  Season 1, Episode 41; 1952 Jul 18
TV.com  Internet Archive 
A 21st Century scientist discovers a slow chain reaction begun in the 20th Century is going to destroy the world. Solution: time travel.
Thanks again to "Michael" for calling this to our attention!
7  "Past Tense"

  Season 2, Episode 33; 1953 Apr 03
TV.com  Internet Archive 
Dr. Harry Marko (Boris Karloff) is neglecting his practice in order to build a time machine in his basement. Best line comes as Karloff grinningly strokes his new invention and proclaims, "So she thinks I'm losing my mind, eh? I'll show her more money than she's ever dreamed of!" To which he matter-of-factly adds, "I'll show her that the past can really be profitable."
Thanks again to "Michael" for calling this to our attention!

Not Reviewed  Teen Knight
  1998 Oct 01
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    Modern teens drawn back to 1583 via a spell, find themselves battling a bad guy.

Not Reviewed  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  1993 Mar 17
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube    fan site  The Renaissance reptiles go ronin– for real.

7  Tenchi Muyô! In Love
  animated; 1996 Apr 20 - Nippon
IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
The kid with the most incredible plethora of potential mates in all Japan finds himself battling an ancestral enemy.

8  The Terminator
  1984 Oct 26
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube   
James Cameron's original dark vision of fate and doom and a cybernetic assassin from the future.

Not Reviewed  Terminator 2
  2017 May 19 - USA - aka Terminator 6
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  official 
Sequel to the 2015 reboot.

8  Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  1991 Jul 01 - aka T2
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  Netflix  YouTube   
Cameron recants his apocalypse with a user-friendly Terminator vs. the evil 'Liquid Metal' guy. Sarah Connor finds a new credo: "No Fate".

Not Reviewed  Terminator 2: 3-D
  1996 - aka T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
IMDb  official  fan site 
Universal Studios theme park ride. MagicDragon points out: "Minute for minute, the most expensive feature ever filmed in Hollywood."

Not Reviewed  Terminator 3
  2018 Jun 29 - USA - aka Terminator 7
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  official 
Another sequel to the 2015 reboot.

7  Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  2003 Jul 02 - aka T3
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube    Internet Archive  Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Fine sequel with many nice time travel moments like Kate Brewster asking the Terminator how John Connor dies... right in front of John Connor. The good bot vs. bad bot action is fine, but the concept was fresher in T2. The outcome, however, is a bit more clear-eyed than Cameron's films. Our complete review.

Not Reviewed  Terminator Genisys
  2015 Jul 01 - USA - aka Terminator 5; Terminator: Genesis; Terminator: Genisys
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube  official 
Reboot of the roided-out retropocalyptic robot.

Not Reviewed  Terminator Salvation
  2009 May 22 - aka Terminator 4; T4
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Ain't It Cool News  YouTube  Internet Archive 
The fight is on as John Connor wars with the creations of man.

Not Reviewed  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  series; 2008 Jan 14 - 2009 Apr 10
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  YouTube  Internet Archive  Internet Archive 
Sarah and John have a sexy new Terminatrix to bop them around time naked, and generally cause trouble for the nascent SkyNet. Wikipedia: "The pilot was publicly screened for the first time on July 28, 2007 at the 2007 Comic-Con International convention."

6  Terra Nova
  series; 2011 Sep 26 - Dec 19
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Hulu  Netflix  YouTube  Internet Archive 
22nd Century civilization on the brink of collapse finds a rift to the Cretaceous, and tries to start anew. Intrigues abound between the factions of Terra Nova settlement and some seemingly-rogue colonists called the Sixers. Future cop Jim O'Shannon finds himself doing detective work in the midst of this, while struggling to keep his family life darlingly wholesome. Someday maybe Jim will win the fight, then that ovisaur will stay out for the night.

Not Reviewed  Terror from the Year 5000!
  1958 - aka Cage of Doom; Girl from 5000 A.D.
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IMDb: "Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD!"

Not Reviewed  Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000
  1994 Jul 27 - aka Virgin Hunters
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Andy's Anachronisms: "...little more than soft-core porn masquerading as light comedy. A sort of Playboy Channel meets Mystery Science Theatre."

4  That Lady in Ermine
  1948 Aug 24
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19th Century countess facing invasion receives unexpected help from an ancestress from 300 years before, who springs alive from a painting. Other ancestors also appear and act as the ancestress' Greek chorus.
The film quickly devolves into an unclear fable, as it is never stated whether these ancestors are ghosts or what-all, and the plot meanders through a confusing mess of scenes. Not enough music to really rank this as a musical, nor enough romance to expunge the undercurrent of rape. The 15th Century Countess does stop and reset time, but otherwise it all comes off as a bad dream. Which maybe it is?
Some films get lost to time for a reason.

Not Reviewed  That Was Then
  series; 2002 Sep 27 - Oct 04
Premise  IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Andy's  Time-travel drama series that lasted for all of 2 episodes on ABC.

Not Reviewed  This is America, Charlie Brown
  animated series; 1988 Oct 01 - 1989 May 01 - aka You're On Nickleodeon, Charlie Brown
IMDb  TV.com  BCDB  Wiki  EOFFTV  YouTube  The Peanuts gang travel across American history.

5  The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
  1962 Jan 26
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The underpaid nitwits take a ride with a 90-pound weakling on his makeshift time machine to ancient Ithaca; some quality time aboard a galley turns the wimp into a he-man, but does nothing for the aging trio.

Series  Thriller
  series; 1960 Sep 13 - 1962 Apr 30 - USA - aka Boris Karloff's Thriller
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  fan site 
NBC television anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff; mainly thrillers.

6  "Cousin Tundifer"
  Season 2, Episode 21; 1962 Feb 19
IMDb  TV.com  YouTube  fan site 
Tundifer hatches a plan to murder his rich uncle, and abandon his body in the distant past. Played more for laughs than thrills.

Animated Series  Thundarr the Barbarian
  animated series; 1980 Oct 04 - 1981 Oct 31 - USA - aka The Venture Brothers
IMDb TV.com BCDB Wikia  Wiki  YouTube 
Ruby-Spears Productions' wanderer of a fantastical post-apocalyptic America was bound to stumble across a time portal somewhere.

Not Reviewed  "Portal Into Time"
  Season 1, Episode 11; 1980 Dec 13
IMDb TV.com  BCDB Wikia 
Thundarr, Ariel and Ookla have to find a spare part that hasn't been in stock since the 1980s. But hey, Krom has a time machine, so no sweat. Thanks to Pat for pointing Timelinks in the direction of this one.

Not Reviewed  Thunderstone
  1999 Feb 12 - 2000 Sep 08 - Australia
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Noah Daniels lives in 2020, after a comet has destroyed all higher orders of animal life. Huddled in his underground shelter he accidentally builds a time machine, and so starts shuttling critters from 1999 up to the 2080s... beyond Thunderstone. Thanks to "lipton" for sending this one in!

Animated Series  The Tick
  animated series; 1994 Sep 10 - 1996 Nov 30
IMDb  TV.com  Wiki  Wikia  YouTube 
Ben Edlund's contribution to making the world safe for the completely insane.

7  "Leonardo Da Vinci & His Fightin' Genius Time Commandoes!"
  Season 2; Episode 17; 1995 Sep 30
TV.com  YouTube 
Villainous man calling himself the Mother of Invention has imprisoned many of the greatest inventors from across time in his lab; all part of his scheme to rewrite history in his favor.
9  "The Tick vs. Prehistory"

  Season 3; Episode 35; 1996 Nov 16
TV.com  YouTube 
Unexpected encounter with a portable time machine strands the Tick and Arthur 3,500,000 years in the past with some australopithecines. Then snotty big-brained humans from the far future press them all into service at their local time tourist resort.

Not Reviewed  Tigerstreifenbaby wartet auf Tarzan
  1998 Feb 16 - Deutschland - aka Tigerstripe Baby Is Waiting for Tarzan
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  YouTube 
In the future, men are immortal and women are extinct, so to get some action time travel is a must. Probably not approved by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.

Not Reviewed  De Tijdscapsule
  series; 1963 Oct 06 - 1964? - Belgium - aka The Time Capsule
Premise  IMDb  YouTube 
Travellers from the turn of the 26th Century visit the 13th and the 20th. Zeppos.co.uk: "Peter Bergen, an archaeologist, is sent to the past in a time machine which he activates with his pocket watch. He travels to the Middle Ages to save Isolde, the daughter of a witch, from being burned at the stake. He falls in love with her and they continue their journey together."

9  Time After Time
  1979 Aug 31
Premise  IMDb  Wiki  Rotten Tomatoes  Andy's  YouTube 
Well-crafted tale of H.G. Wells as the inventor of a real time machine that gets hijacked by Jack the Ripper. Excellent period insights into the 1890s as well as a realistic time capsule of the late 1970s.

Not Reviewed  Time & Again
 short; 2002
IMDb  YouTube  official 
IMDb: "Steve Peters has found a way to control time, but how can he cheat death if fate has a mind of his own?"

Not Reviewed  Time and Again
  2004 Dec 31
IMDb  Rotten Tomatoes  Internet Archive 
Convict escapes into the past to July 14, 1958—the day of the murder he was supposed to have committed.

6  Time and Again
  2007 May 05 - aka Cheating Fate