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The 5 Best Teen Time Travel Movies

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project almanacTime travel is best left to the young… or so it seems if you’ve seen any movies. Kids who’ve barely gotten their driver’s license often seem to end up trapped in history trying to change things or put them back, depending on what kind of mess they’ve gotten themselves into.

So with that in mind, below is a list of our favorite teen-centric time travel movies in no particular order. Here you’ll find teenage slackers, robots, and of course everyone’s favorite DeLorean.

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Despite Being Predictable Project Almanac Is A Fun, Engaging Time Travel Flick

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project almanacExpectations have not been high for Dean Israelite’s feature directorial debut, Project Almanac. The Michael Bay-produced, teen-centric, found footage time travel film, formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday, has been pushed back and delayed multiple times, ultimately dropped at the tail end of January, and beginning late last week there was even rapid scramble to excise a two-second clip from the movie and the promotional material—it featured footage of a real life plane crash, which incensed families of the casualties. The deck is certainly stacked against this one, but despite all of that, as well as being totally predictable, Project Almanac is actually a decent amount of fun.

From word one, you know precisely where this movie is going. It doesn’t break any new ground, not even remotely, but what makes Project Almanac endearing is the self-awareness and earnestness of the characters. These are pop culture obsessed kids who watch Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as a kind of time travel research and take their cues about what is and isn’t possible from Looper. And at a structural level, the plot actually plays out like a simplified version of Primer.

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Predestination Is An Unusual Time Travel Film That’s Never What You Expect

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PredestinationBoth audiences and studios often look at January as a time of the year that’s a desolate wasteland full of terrible movies, and it certainly is that to a degree. While the last of the awards hopefuls open wide, there are going to be a ton of bad movies released over the next few weeks (The Wedding Ringer anyone?). But the first month of the year can also be a place where movies get dumped because no one can figure out how the hell to market them, and in 2015, one title that falls into this category is the latest from the Australian duo Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers), the time travel thriller Predestination.

Based on Robert Heinlein’s classic short story “All You Zombies,” Predestination premiered at the South by Southwest film festival last year, though it hasn’t hit theaters until now. Don’t let the timing of the opening turn you off, because what you get is an ambitious, weird, well-made sci-fi story that, while it may not blow your mind wide open, is interesting and definitely worth a watch if you’re looking for unusual genre fare. And if you’ve encountered any of the marketing, you have very little idea what you’re getting into.

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5 Underappreciated Time Travel Movies To Watch After Predestination

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predestinationThe Spierig Brothers’ time travel thriller Predestination hits theaters at the end of this week (we’ll have a full review to accompany the release). While we hope many of you go see it, as it’s totally worth a few hours of your life, we think that a lot of people may sit this one out. After all, January can be a rough month at the theater, quality wise. Though the film is being marketed as a time-hopping crime story in the vein of Minority Report and TimeCop, that’s not what you’re going to see. Deliberately paced, continually shifting perspectives, and inherently weird, Predestination feels like a movie that the distributor has no idea how to sell, and as a result we’re afraid that this will fall into a category of films that, while excellent, are totally underappreciated. And in that spirit, we’d like to take the opportunity to explore some of our favorite under-the-radar time travel movies.

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Predestination: Watch The First Seven Minutes Of The Twisted Time Travel Thriller

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Now that both Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 are out in theaters, there’s not a ton of new science fiction coming to your local cinema before the end of the year. Right now the main focus is on prestige pictures and getting those films onto screens so they qualify for the various end-of-the-year awards. Fortunately we don’t have to wait too far into 2015 to get our first dose of sci-fi, as the Spierig Brothers’ fantastic Predestination drops on January 9, and now you can watch the first seven minutes of the film here.

I like this move because this extended clip from Crave Online gives you a better feel for the movie than any of the trailers we’ve seen up to this point. January can be a dead zone where studios dump movies that didn’t turn out as well as hoped, but if you think that’s the case with the Ethan Hawke starring Predestination, you’re wrong. The film is quite good, but it simply feels like they’re not sure how to go about selling it to audiences, and that’s a fair problem, because this is a very unusual movie.

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Watch The Adorable Time Travel Short Double Trouble

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What’s the craziest thing you would do for love? Would you climb to the top of a building a scream about it from the rooftop? Would you get a tattoo of your lover’s face on your torso? Would you travel through time and beat up another version of yourself? If you answered yes to the last one, you might just be the star of the new short film Double Trouble.