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The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked

List RulesVote up your favorite time travel movies that are intentionally hilarious.

What year is it? Or better yet, what time is it? It's time to decide on the best time travel comedy movies. These are the funniest films to feature time travel. Not all of these time travel comedies use time machines like Groundhog Day and About Time. Other films on this list use unconventional time machines such as Back to the FutureHot Tub Time Machine and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. But which of these funny movies deserves to be in the top spot. Also, keep in mind that these are purposefully hilarious time travel movies and not movies that are funny because they are so bad.

Vote up your favorite time travel comedies and vote down the films you hope get lost in the space-time continuum. If you don't see your favorite time travel comedy on the list, feel free to add it, then check back to see what other fans thought of your addition.

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  • 1
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    394
    48

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Runtime116

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Mild Violence

    PremieredJuly 3, 1985

    In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd)  ...more
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  • 2

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
    272
    82

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive weatherman (Bill Murray) finds himself reliving the same day over and over again after reporting a small  ...more
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  • 3
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    273
    96

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Runtime107

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredNovember 22, 1989

    In this zany sequel, time-traveling duo Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) return from saving Marty's future son from disaster, only to discover their own time  ...more
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  • 4
    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin
    220
    73

    Released1989

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie  ...more
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  • 5
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    247
    108

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Runtime118

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Mild Violence

    PremieredMay 25, 1990

    In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a  ...more
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  • 6

    Jumanji

    Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt
    171
    113

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Runtime104

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredDecember 15, 1995

    A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed  ...more
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  • 7

    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum
    136
    93

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by Michael  ...more
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  • 8

    Idiocracy

    Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph
    116
    77

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

    Runtime84

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredSeptember 1, 2006

    In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya  ...more
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  • 9

    Galaxy Quest

    Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver
    128
    94

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Runtime104

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Mild Violence

    PremieredDecember 23, 1999

    The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical  ...more
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  • 10
    Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
    134
    105

    Released1991

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Runtime98

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Mild Violence

    Amiable slackers Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos (Joss Ackland), a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of  ...more
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  • 11

    Meet the Robinsons

    Stephen J. Anderson
    116
    87

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson

    Runtime94

    PremieredMarch 30, 2007

    Boy genius Lewis gives up hope of retrieving his latest invention, which was stolen by Bowler Hat Guy, then a young time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson arrives on the scene to whisk Lewis away in his  ...more
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  • 12

    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber
    111
    82

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the Men  ...more
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  • 13

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca
    126
    98

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan,  ...more
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  • 14

    Pleasantville

    Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels
    120
    93

    Released1998

    Directed byGary Ross

    Runtime123

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredSeptember 17, 1998

    Impressed by high school student David's (Tobey Maguire) devotion to a 1950s family TV show, a mysterious television repairman (Don Knotts) provides him with a means to escape into the  ...more
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  • 15

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
    123
    102

    Released2017

    Directed byJake Kasdan

    Runtime119

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredDecember 20, 2017

    Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play  ...more
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  • 16

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Michael Caine, Frank Oz
    99
    89

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian Henson

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical  ...more
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  • 17
    Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz
    80
    71

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Runtime88

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence

    3rd Evil Dead movie. Ash (Bruce Campbell) finds himself trapped in medieval times. He must quest for the Necronomicon, a book of evil which can return him to his time. Unfortunately, he releases the  ...more
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  • 18
    Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright
    83
    75

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Runtime89

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredJuly 30, 1986

    This 1978 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David (Joey Cramer) who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near  ...more
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  • 19
    Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo
    101
    95

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

    Runtime97

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredApril 14, 2004

    A girl who's sick of the social strictures of junior high is transformed into a grownup overnight. In this feel-good fairy tale, teenager Jenna (Christa B. Allen) wants a boyfriend, and when she's  ...more
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  • 20

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell
    89
    88

    Released2014

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.  ...more
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  • 21

    Time Bandits

    John Cleese, Sean Connery
    64
    67

    Released1981

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Runtime110

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Violence

    PremieredNovember 13, 1981

    Young history buff Kevin (Craig Warnock) can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they've purloined a map  ...more
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  • 22

    Peggy Sue Got Married

    Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage
    71
    75

    Released1986

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Runtime102

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredOctober 10, 1986

    Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such  ...more
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  • 23

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score

    Mark Hamill, Al Gore
    52
    60

    Released2007

    Directed byDwayne Carey-Hill

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score is a 2007 American direct-to-video adult animated science fiction comedy-adventure film directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill, based on the animated series. Planet Express sees a  ...more
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  • 24

    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Leslie Mann
    65
    85

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

    Runtime102

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredApril 17, 2009

    Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry) was a high-school basketball star with a bright future, but he threw it all away to marry his girlfriend and raise their child. Almost 20 years later, Mike's marriage  ...more
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  • 25
    Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale
    78
    104

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    Runtime108

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredJune 23, 2006

    Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) seems to have it all but his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), is increasingly frustrated by the amount of time he has to spend at work. Michael cannot find time to be at  ...more
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