Top Time Travel Movies, Part 6

Back to the Future Part III (1990) / Director: Robert Zemeckis / Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Marty McFly (Fox) travels back to 1885 to save his friend Doc Brown (Lloyd), who is going to be murdered.

The Time Machine (1960) / Director: George Pal / Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Based on H.G. Wells’ enormously influential 1895 tale, a 19th century English inventor (Taylor) intends to travel to the past to improve the present, but ends up in the year 802,701, when humankind is divided into two races, the vicious Morlocks and their peaceable victims, the Eloi. The hero must save his Eloi lady love (Mimieux), but can he save her from time itself, the biggest killer of all?

Pleasantville (1998) / Director: Gary Ross / Stars: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon)

A magical remote control transports siblings David and Jennifer (Maguire, Witherspoon) into the TV they’re watching into the “cast” of a 1950s black-and-white program called Pleasantville. Their modern sensibilities add color to their surroundings. And the nostalgic innocence fades away.

Time Bandits (1981) / Director: Terry Gilliam / Stars: Craig Warnock, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond

After being kidnapped by time-traveling dwarves looking for treasures to steal, an 11-year-old named Kevin (Warnock) meets Robin Hood (Cleese), Napoleon (Holm) and Agamemnon (Connery).