I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two years thinking about…time. Though I’ve focused on Jewish and Christian calendars during the writing of Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, I also did some reading on the nature of time itself, a mind-blowing topic.
When my finite brain got a little too overheated from thinking Big Thoughts about theoretical stuff, I would go organize a junk drawer or something. I also realized an entry-level way in which many of us ponder time beyond watch-checking is via imagining time travel. When I wrote about regret here, I realized at the heart of many “if onlys” was the desire to head back in time to do a reset. Our anxieties are a way we try to travel forward in time to assure ourselves of a happily-ever-after outcome. I’ve always enjoyed stories that use time travel as a way to address regrets and fears of the future.
Wikipedia has an entire section listing time travel movies. Though perhaps any movie that focuses on time travel could be considered sci-fi, my favorites tend to be relationship-driven. Just for fun, in no particular order, here are my top 10 time-travel themed movies: [Read more]