Top Time Travel Movies, Part 5

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) / Director: Robert Schwentke / Stars: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden

A Chicago librarian (Bana) has a curious gene that causes him to travel through time, whether he likes it or not. It’s hard on his marriage as he connects with his wife (McAdams) at different times, including her childhood.

Planet of the Apes (1968) / Director: Franklin J. Schaffner / Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Astronauts land on a planet where talking apes dominate and enslave humans. Turns out the planet is Earth, and the bewildered crew have simply landed in the distant future. A classic.

Army of Darkness (1992) / Director: Sam Raimi / Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

A man named Ash (Campbell) is transported to the year 1300 A.D., and gets caught in a war as he struggles to get hold of a book of the dead called the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) / Director: Jonathan Frakes / Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

The crew from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” pursue the Borg through time but discover that most of this fearsome fascist menace have secretly transported themselves aboard the Enterprise and are taking it over. While outwitting the Bord, Capt. Picard and company must also make sure a certain flight happens in the future so Earth continues to play a starring role in the universe.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) / Director: Don Taylor / Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Talking monkeys from the future travel back in time to contemporary Earth, where they shock and dazzle the silly, cruel humans.