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    Time Travel Movies Are Totally Awesome, And These Are The 15 Best

    Back to the Future, Prisoner of Azkaban, and 13 other all-time great time travel movies.

    If you had access to a time machine, where would you go? It's something that has been asked more times than any of us can count, and yet, it remains an endlessly fascinating question.

    And it is the question at the very heart of countless movies that feature characters who travel both forwards and backwards through time for love, riches, or to get a good grade on a final. No matter what the reason is, it never gets old watching people go on time-traveling adventures.

    And the latest entry into the time travel canon is Meet Cute, a new rom-com where a character uses a time machine to create the perfect first date with a love interest. That felt like the perfect excuse for me to create a list of my favorite time travel movies, which span across a variety of genres, and each use the device in their own special and unique way.

    Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco in "Meet Cute"

    One quick point of clarification before diving into the list: I did not include time loop movies (Groundhog Day, Palm Springs, Edge of Tomorrow, etc.) because I would argue they are a different category all their own. Got it? Good, now onto the list!

    1. Back to the Future (1985)

    Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd looking at a clock.

    2. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

    Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves smiling at Tony Steedman.

    3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

    Mike Myers and Heather Graham pointing guns.

    4. The Terminator (1984)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger shooting a gun.

    5. About Time (2013)

    Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy talking.

    6. Time Bandits (1981)

    Craig Warnock walking next to someone with a pig's head.

    7. Planet of the Apes (1968)

    An ape talking to Charles Heston.

    8. Arrival (2016)

    Amy Adams holding up a whiteboard that says 'HUMAN.'

    9. Meet Cute (2022)

    Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco talking.

    10. Galaxy Quest (1998)

    Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver looking concerned.

    11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe look frightened.

    12. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Chris Evans walking.

    13. Tenet (2020)

    Robert Pattinson and John David Washington talking.

    14. Army of Darkness (1992)

    Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz holding hands.

    15. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

    Hamish McFarlane waving his arms.