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The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked

Updated September 22, 2020 7.4k votes 616 voters 8.1k views47 items

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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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
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    Released1985

    Directed byRobert 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 the...  more
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    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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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox
    271
    96

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert 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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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin
    221
    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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    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
    245
    108

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert 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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  • 6
    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams
    169
    114

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe 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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    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
    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews
    116
    77

    Released2006

    Directed byMike 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 people...  more
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  • 9
    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
    127
    95

    Released1999

    Directed byDean 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 who...  more
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  • 10
    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin
    133
    105

    Released1991

    Directed byPeter 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 sequel to Bill...  more
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    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca
    125
    99

    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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  • 12
    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber
    108
    83

    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
    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett
    113
    88

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen 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 the...  more
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  • 14
    Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker
    117
    94

    Released1998

    Directed byGary 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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  • 15
    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
    121
    103

    Released2017

    Directed byScott 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 into...  more
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  • 16
    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
    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell
    79
    71

    Released1992

    Directed bySam 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 brother...  more
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  • 18
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens
    82
    76

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal 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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  • 19
    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson
    98
    96

    Released2004

    Directed byGary 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 Serkis...  more
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  • 20
    Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell
    88
    89

    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
    Sean Connery, John Cleese
    63
    67

    Released1981

    Directed byTerry 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 Holm,...  more
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  • 22
    Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey
    70
    76

    Released1986

    Directed byFrancis 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 the...  more
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  • 23
    Mark Hamill, Al Gore
    51
    61

    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
    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
    77
    104

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank 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 film...  more
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  • 25
    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie
    54
    74

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young man (Domhnall Gleeson) with the special ability to time travel tries to change his past in order to improve...  more
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