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Future Tense: The 20 Best Time-Travel Movies

Fire up your flux capacitor: we're flashing back to the greatest movies ever to skip through the space-time continuum

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11. 'Planet of the Apes' (1968)

If you need a spoiler alert for a 45-year-old movie with one of the most famous plot twists in history, you may want to build your own time machine and head back to an era before this movie was released. (Remember to bring your copy of Grays Sports Almanac.) Everyone else knows that the brilliance of the Statue of Liberty scene is the revelation that yes, this Charlton Heston sci-fi classic is actually a time-travel movie: Charlton Heston's astronaut has not journeyed to a galaxy far, far away, but only two millennia into Earth's future. (The time-travel elements of the franchise became even more pronounced in the sequels: in 1971's Escape from the Planet of the Apes, three future apes travel back to 1973 and end up testifying at a presidential commission.)

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