Top Time Travel Movies, Part 4

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1988) / Director: Stephen Herek / Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

A couple of stoners (Reeves and Winter) travel through time via a phone booth, bringing back such historical figures as Napoleon, Lincoln and Socrates to help them with a high school history project. But greater things are in store for our doofus duo.

Deja Vu (2006) / Director: Tony Scott / Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

ATF Special Agent Doug Carlin (Washington) is investigating a terrorist bomb blast during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. He travels backward four days through a new technology to save Clare (Patton), a woman killed in the attack.

Twelve Monkeys (1995) / Director: Terry Gilliam / Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Convict James Cole (Willis) is sent back from the year 2035 to 1996, before a man-made virus ends up killing most of the human race. As thanks for his warnings about the catastrophe to come, people in the past lock him up in a mental institution. But does a truly crazy fellow inmate (Pitt) hold the answer to the problem? Oscar nomination for Pitt.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) / Director: Robert Zemeckis / Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Doc Brown (Lloyd) comes back from a visit to 2015 to warn Marty McFly (Fox) about his future; and then it’s off to 1955 again in the magic DeLorean, in order to prevent changes to 1985.

Frequency (2000) / Director: Gregory Hoblit / Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

A radio frequency bizarrely connects a New York City policeman (Caviezel) to his father (Quaid), who died 30 years previously. The son tries to save his father’s life, but there are unhappy consequences.