BTTFoGTFO: Time Travel Movie Identification Flow Chart

May 5, 2015

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This is a flow chart created by Mr. Dalliard that identifies movies containing time travel by the different elements that define them. What's your favorite time travel movie? Mine's Back To The Future 6. It comes out in 2031. I actually wrote a time travel movie once. I thought it was pretty good, but nobody wanted to produce it. Actually I never showed it to anybody because I'm shy and hate everything I do. Anybody want to actually make it? I can send you the script. "This is just a PennySaver." But look at the date. "This is a PennySaver from 2019." Intrigued?! It's about a man who builds a time machine out of a clothes dryer he buys from a classified ad to go back in time and fix his failed relationship. Plus you have set the machine to 'PERM PRESS' and dive in wearing a suit made out of dryer sheets to time travel.

Thanks to DV, who is more than a little disappointed Time Bandits and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure were excluded.

  • Mister Cerberus

    Back to the Future filed under single timeline? That's debatable at best.

  • SirWintermute

    you mention Paycheck but not Minority Report?!? I understand there are tons of time-travel flicks but of the ones based on Philip K Dick, you just don't leave out MR and leave in Paycheck!

  • William Johnston

    The chart is missing two prime examples of time travel from Christopher Reeve movies:
    Superman and Somewhere in Time.
    In Superman you have the classic - time travel by going backwards around the world - which makes no sense because it doesn't show how he stops the earthquakes, moreover would he run the risk of running into his past self? It's a giant mess.

    In Somewhere in Time he meets old lady, falls in love with a picture of her young self, then hypnotizes himself back into the past where they have a love affair before a penny in his pocket sends him back into the future where he dies of loneliness. (Worst ending ever)

  • Arcana

    I do not completely agreed with source code... very final scene spoiler !

  • Chaz Gomez

    Awesome... A reference to Black Adder...

  • Forblat

    Wait T2 is multi-timelined, but The Terminator is not? TIME TRAVEL IS CONFUSING

  • Mister Cerberus

    Yeah, the first movie is a stable time loop (Kyle Reese is John Connor's father), but the second movie isn't (Destroying CyberDyne, stopping Judgement Day)

  • There is one Thing all the Stories get wrong! You can only travel in Time not Space. But the Earth moves through Space. Therefore you would end up in Space by going back anything else than a year. Great Thought, huh?

  • Let this Thought be called the Kometer Space Time Theorem after me!

  • FearlessFarris

    No "Hot Tub Time Machine??"

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