Top 10 time travelers

Strictly speaking, we're all one-way time travelers: plodding forward through the progress of existence second-by-second. And thanks to special relativity, you could, in principle, skip ahead into the future by traveling at a very high speed relative to your contemporaries. But that, too, would be a one-way trip.

As for travel back in time? Some physicists cautiously speculate that it is possible, but only time will tell. In the meantime, here are our top ten favorite fictional time travelers.

By , CSMonitor.com

10. Donnie Darko

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Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, the title character of this 2001 indie thriller wakes up in the middle of the night on October 2, 1988, and, guided by a menacing looking giant rabbit named Frank, leaps backward in time 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. This eerie and engrossing film includes appearances by Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, and yes, even Mike Dukakis.

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