The concept of time travel has long been a popular theme to explore in modern entertainment. There have been a plethora of literary entries, TV has recently seemed in love with the concept, with the likes of Tru Calling, Journeyman, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and of course Lost using time travel in their narratives, but what about the big screen attempts to explore this phenomenon?

There have been many different incarnations of the theory of time travel over the years (I even wrote one myself at uni) and people seem to have a real love for the subject, possibly because time travel asks the question of What if…? Something we all do at some point in our lives…

…But I’m digressing into deep and meaningful territory here, so let’s move on!

With the recent release of Time Crimes on DVD, a whole bunch of time travelling going on in the new Star Trek and a new Terminator instalment right around the corner what better time to have a look at the top 10 time travel films of all, err… time.

(And yes, that is a Jean-Claude Van Damme film at number 8!)

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This article was first posted on May 20, 2009