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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Imagine being a young child at the airport and witnessing someone being shot dead. Now imagine that the person being shot dead is also you. It’s kind of impossible, but that’s what happens to Bruce Willis in this movie. He’s also trying to stop a virus that will wipe out most of humanity.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Ashton Kutcher is a traumatized kid trying to change the past, but he only winds up making everything worse for him and his friends. If that isn’t a metaphor for my life, I don’t know what is.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and Hermione travel in time, produce a Patronus, free a Hippogriff, and create a werewolf diversion to free Sirius Black in the Prisoner of Azkaban. And then that monster Bellatrix takes him away from us less than two years later. The problem here is that you can’t control the future.
The Lake House (2006)
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves write letters to each other for two years via time traveling snail mail to start a love affair and save Reeves’ life.
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