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THE 15 MOST RIDICULOUS TIME-TRAVEL MOVIE CONCEITS

Apparently, there's no reason to stay in this decade—or why would Eric Bana leave Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler's Wife? But as outlandish as the concept of time travel is (except in the minds of Hollywood screenwriters), the means of cinematic temporal transportation tends to be even more out there. Here, the most outrageous time-travel devices in film history.

15. Spaceship (Planet of the Apes)
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14. Good night⿿s sleep (Groundhog Day)
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13. Naval vessels (The Final Countdown and The Philadelphia Experiment)
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12. Teen journals (The Butterfly Effect)
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11. Tachyon amplifier (Land of the Lost)
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10. VW Beetle (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
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9. Telephone booth (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
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8. Self-hypnosis (Somewhere in Time)
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7. Jet engine (Donnie Darko)
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6. Fainting (Peggy Sue Got Married)
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5. DeLorean (Back to the Future)
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4. Slingshotting around the sun (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
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3. Computer program (Déjá Vu)
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2. Brooklyn Bridge (Kate & Leopold)
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1. Mailbox (The Lake House)
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