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The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked

Updated September 22, 2020 8.2k votes 566 voters 5.9k 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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    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    261
    72

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Groundhog Day
    299
    95

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Back to the Future Part II
    307
    109

    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Back to the Future Part III
    279
    118

    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Scrooged
    154
    102

    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Jumanji
    183
    131

    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
    159
    110

    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1991

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Idiocracy
    122
    79

    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

    Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Galaxy Quest
    148
    106

    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 11
    Pleasantville
    140
    105

    Pleasantville

    Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker

    Released1998

    Directed byGary Ross

    Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Men in Black 3
    120
    94

    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Hot Tub Time Machine
    135
    112

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Meet the Robinsons
    125
    106

    Meet the Robinsons

    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson

    Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    120
    100

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Michael Caine, Frank Oz

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian Henson

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Flight of the Navigator
    99
    81

    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
    132
    117

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Army of Darkness
    95
    78

    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    105
    99

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell

    Released2014

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Peggy Sue Got Married
    81
    81

    Peggy Sue Got Married

    Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey

    Released1986

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    13 Going on 30
    102
    107

    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Time Bandits
    68
    76

    Time Bandits

    Sean Connery, John Cleese

    Released1981

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Futurama: Bender's Big Score
    56
    69

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score

    Mark Hamill, Al Gore

    Released2007

    Directed byDwayne Carey-Hill

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score is a 2007 American direct-to-video adult animated science fiction... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Bill & Ted Face the Music
    7
    4

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter

    Released2020

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Bill & Ted Face the Music is a 2020 American science fiction comedy film directed by Dean... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    49
    76

    Released1949

    Directed byTay Garnett

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a 1949 American musical comedy film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button