The twisty time-travel tale "Looper" opens this weekend -- finally! If we had a time machine at our command, we would have jumped forward to see the movie the moment we first heard about it. (And then killed Hitler
. Because that's what you do with a time machine.)
This long-awaited debut got us thinking about other great time-travel movies -- and arguing about what qualified. After much debate, a few duels, and an unsuccessful attempt to go back in time and change the other person's future, we came up with the following criteria:
- Time travel has to be the central plot -- not an add-on to the plot. (That's why "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" didn't make the list.)
- People themselves have to be traveling in time. (So no "Lake House.")
- Parallel universes need not apply. (So no "Source Code" or "Donnie Darko.")
Did your favorite make the list? Check the gallery to find out!