20 Facts About Time Travel Movies (To Tell Our Past Self and Disentangle Space-Time)

20 Facts About Time Travel Movies (To Tell Our Past Self and Disentangle Space-Time)

We love time travel fiction. In fact, we thought about beginning this introduction by mentioning all the times we've discussed it, which being us, is a lot (and includes some classics from old-timey Cracked). Time travel is a tricky concept to pull off, it is a pain in the ass for the women, the MCU, and therefore also for Rachel McAdams. But the thing is, we’re not really going to do all that. The reason is that, as scholars on the marvels of the science that we are, we put our effort on the twin scientific principles of star math and wishy thinking and made a damn time machine. You, sure, doubt us, but here’s the thing: we already tested it, we just got out of it, and we can already tell you: this Pictofact kicked ass and you loved it.

Now, we could be lying, but that would be insulting the insane tech that Cracked Industries farted out. The gizmo was put on a Tesla Model 3, because the way we see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car just for a joke, why not do it with a complete lack of style? Anyway, the tech itself is awesome. The point is that this Pictofact blew you away with its fine-ass selection of time travel movies. You saw some classic examples, but also more obscure and forgotten gems that made you say, “Yes, yes, goddamn yes, that is an awesome movie, you guys,” to which we can now reply, “Thank you, Rachel McAdams. Thank you.” By the way, we returned from a timeline in which she read this entry and loved our exquisite cinematic taste, our smooth Back to the Future references, and the way we mock Tesla. It’s just science, people.

Robert Pattinson in 'Tenet'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES TENET ROBERT PATTINSON LEARNED HE'D PLAY BATMAN ON HIS FIRST DAY WORKING FOR A BATMAN DIRECTOR. Mark our words: someday, someone will make an Oscar-winning biopic just about the conversations that took place during that day. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb


TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PREDESTINATION THE DIRECTORS KEPT AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO ROBERT HEINLEIN'S SHORT STORY. The Spierig brothers worked on the premise that if there was a way to pick apart the logic ... it would have been done by now. So they didn't look too closely into the paradox madness as they adapted it as faithfully as possible. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

'Planet of the Apes'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PLANET OF THE APES THE ORIGINAL SCRIPT WAS TOO AMBITIOUS. Rod Serling's draft would have been too expensive to shoot, so many changes were made. The twist ending, however, is all his own. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Sodomy in 'Planet of the Apes'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PLANET OF THE APES SODOMY SCENES WERE CUT. Scenes were filmed with Linda Harrison's character, Nova, being pregnant. However, some studio executive apparently thought that meant that Charlton Heston's character had committed sodomy (with her being a humanoid and all). CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

'Dead End'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES DEAD END LIN SHAYE WON AN AWARD FOR THIS MOVIE. This French cult film about time travel and bat poop madness won the scream queen a Best Actress award at the Peñíscula Comedy Film Festival. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2005 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

'La Jetée'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES LA JETÉE THE MOVIE IS MADE ENTIRELY OF STILL PHOTOS. You won't see the actors moving in this 1962 French short film that inspired 12 Monkeys - it's all a series of pictures. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

'Your Name'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES YOUR NAME THE TIME-TRAVEL GENRE SHIFT IS SUBTLY FORESHADOWED. If you look closely as Mitsuha and Taki chat over text, you will notice that the dates on their cellphones do not match, giving away the plot twist. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

Sequel to 'Your Name'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES YOUR NAME THERE IS AN UNOFFICIAL SEMI-SEQUEL. 2019's Weathering With You takes place during the ending of Your Name, and features its now grown-up characters. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

Peggy Sue Got Married

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED THE CREW WORKED 20 HOURS A DAY, SIX DAYS A WEEK. Francis Ford Coppola stood to lose final cut privileges if he didn't didn't finish the movie on a very tight deadline. It's amazing that they still managed to pull technically intricate scenes under such conditions. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Nicolas Cage in 'Peggy Sue Got Married'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED NICOLAS CAGE DIDN'T WANT TO BE IN THE MOVIE. Не told director Francis Ford Coppola (his uncle) he'd only do it if he could talk like Pokey from The Gumby Show. CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo


TIME TRAVEL MOVIES PRIMER THE MOVIE IS INTENTIONALLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND. Director Shane Carruth tried to get viewers in the foggy mindset of scientists failing to manage the consequences of their discovery. The movie has no exposition scenes, and its plot reflects the confusion of his time-traveling protagonists. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

'Somewhere in Time'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES SOMEWHERE IN TIME CHRISTOPHER REEVE'S AGENT DIDN'T WANT HIM TO DO A TIME TRAVEL MOVIE. The producer had to sneakily slip the script under Reeves' hotel room door. Reeves loved it and agreed to do the film. (Plus, he deemed it way better than his other offer, a viking movie.) CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Research for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST BRYAN SINGER DID VERY SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that, Singer said. Then he added, You have to create your rules and stick with them, which is hilarious coming from the director of X-Men: Apocalypse. CRACKED.COM

Source: SuperHeroHype

Stan Lee Cameo in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

TIME TRAVEL MOVIES X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST A PLANNED STAN LEE CAMEO WASN'T SHOT. Lee was supposed to film his cameo in Montreal, but chose to show up for the fans at Toronto's 2013 Fan Expo instead. CRACKED.COM

Source: Bleeding Cool

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