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Time Travel

Who hasn't wanted to whizz back in time and check out the dinosaurs, or find out just how they built the pyramids? Or perhaps fast forward and see what your grandchildren look like? The concept of time travel has been around long before there was any hope of achieving it, though scientists now feel it is, in theory at least, a possiblility! Meanwhile the closest we can come to travelling through time is via the magic of movies... Please note: the most famous time traveller of them all, Doctor Who and his trusty police box, make only a token appearance on this list as to include all those titles would quickly transform the collection into a 'Doctor Who Category'. Pictured: Marty and the Doc test-drive the DeLorean.

Kate and Leopold (2001)

Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Meg Ryan, Breckin Meyer

This time-travel comedy starts Hugh Jackman as Leopold, an 1870s English duke who is brought to modern day New York via a portal invented by his desce... Read more

Predestination (2014)

7.5/10
Director: The Spierig Brothers, Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook

Ethan Hawke plays a temporal agent leaping back and forth through time to prevent the murder of thousands in a very Oroboros-type narrative. During on... Read more

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

7.6/10
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gate...

'First Contact' finds Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) aboard a new Enterprise heading off to do battle with the Borg, a rapacious cyber 'collective'... Read more

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

When a book brought back by Michael J Fox from the 21st century turns his 1985 homelife upside-down, it calls for a return trip to the '50s. Read more

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (1975)

8.7/10
Director: David Maloney
Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter

The Doctor and his companions are transported back in time by the Time Lords who have decided that the Daleks need to be destroyed. The Doctor's missi... Read more

Vigil / The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey / A State of Siege (1984)

Director: Vincent Ward
Starring: Bruce Lyons, Hamish McFarlane, Penelope Stewart, Frank Whitten, Bill Kerr, Fiona...

A Vincent Ward double feature. 'Vigil' (1984, 86 mins) Director Vincent Ward supplies a striking visual atmosphere in this rural melodrama about life... Read more

Back to the Future: Trilogy (1985)

6.4/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen

'Back to the Future' - Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are a time-travelling duo who journey from the past to the future and back again in this n... Read more

Looper (2012)

7.4/10
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Emily...

In the year 2042, time travel exists - but is available only on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send the target 30 ye... Read more

Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (1963)

8.7/10
Director: Waris Hussein
Starring: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

In this first ever Doctor Who adventure, the Doctor's grand-daughter has become a pupil at an ordinary school in Britain, 1963. A strange amalgam of t... Read more

Doctor Who: Earthshock (1982)

8.7/10
Director: Peter Grimwade
Starring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse

"So we meet again, Doctor...." A fateful landing on Earth in the 26th Century finds the TARDIS deep within a system of subterranian caves and even dee... Read more