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The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked 

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Updated August 5, 2019 5.2k votes 464 voters 4.5k views 46 items

List Rules Vote 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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more
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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold 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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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1990

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more
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Bill & Ted's Excelle... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

Released: 1989

Directed by: Stephen 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 ...more
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Bill & Ted's Bogus J... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Hewitt

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a ...more
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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more
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Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more
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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more
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Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gary Ross

Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, and ...more
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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

Released: 2012

Directed by: Barry 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 ...more
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The Muppet Christmas Car... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian 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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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

Released: 2007

Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson

Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more
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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mike Judge

Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews. The film tells the story of two ...more
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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1986

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is taken by an ...more
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Mr. Peabody & Sherma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell, Ariel Winter

Released: 2014

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more
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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve 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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Jumanji: Welcome to the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Directed by: Scott Rosenberg

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn ...more
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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2004

Directed by: Gary Winick

13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more
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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

Released: 1986

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to ...more
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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more
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Time Bandits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm

Released: 1981

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more
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Futurama: Bender's Big S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Mark Hamill, Al Gore, Katey Sagal

Released: 2007

Directed by: Dwayne 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 ...more
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A Connecticut Yankee in ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Released: 1949

Directed by: Tay Garnett

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a 1949 American musical comedy film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and William Bendix. ...more
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Click is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked
Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Released: 2006

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Click is a 2006 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the lead role. The ...more