Best Time Travel Movies of the '80s

The Top Ten

1 Back to the Future

By far the best time travel movie of all time - Ajkloth

2 The Terminator
3 The Philadelphia Experiment
4 Flight of the Navigator

I came on here to add this movie and was happy to see it at #5, though it deserves #1. (in my opinion)

Yes! This is the BEST MOVIE THAT HAS EVER BEEN MADE! It stars Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cliff De Young, Veronica Carthwright, Matt Alder, Howard Hesseman, Albie Whitaker, Keri Rogers, Raymond Forchion, Jonathan Sanger, and a bunch of other random people. I love this movie with all my heart and know the entire script! I heard they're making a remake of Flight of the Navigator.. Yeah it's probably gonna suck.

Basically, this is a time travel movie about David Freeman (Joey Cramer) who gets abducted by a robotic alien commander who's really smart and is voiced by Pee Wee Herman. This film also features a 21 year old Sarah Jessica Parker (who plays Carolyn McAdams, an intern at NASA who likes to listen to Twisted Sister a lot). There is also an adorable little alien called Puckmaerin.

If you haven't seen this movie, watch it. About 90% of the ...more - RockFashionista

5 Trancers

Jack Deth is a kind of cop hunter in a future dystopic Los Angeles. Charles Band directed this film - Alexandr

6 Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Bodell faints at her high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. - Alexandr

7 Masters of the Universe

Yes, it wasn't superb but it's a guilty pleasure film. Dolph Lundgren and Courteney Cox did a good job - Alexandr

8 The Final Countdown

A storm at sea transports a nuclear warship back in time from the 1980s to the 1940s - Alexandr

9 Back to the Future Part II

My favorite part in the series. I love all these flying boards, high technologies etc - Alexandr

10 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

How is this movie not in the top 10, or top 5 for that matter? It was made in 1989, so it fits the 80's requirement. They travel through time, so it meets that requirement. And it has the greatest historical humor and stupid teenager jokes out of any movie ever made, so it meets the best requirement too. Please vote to get this movie higher up. It's really funny.

The Contenders

11 Millennium

Fantastic story well told was one of my favourites at the time and hasn't really aged as it isn't to strong on effects

12 Field of Dreams
13 My Science Project
14 Back to the Future Part III

This movie was made in 1990.

15 Somewhere in Time
16 Warlock

Another underrated film. A warlock in the 17th century who has been sentenced to death for witch craft is transported to the 20th century, followed by a witch hunter who must stop the warlock finding the Grand Grimoire. - Alexandr

17 Twilight Zone: The Movie
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