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Still shot from the movie: The Time Machine (1960).

The Time Machine (1960)

In the adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, an eccentric inventor explores the future in his time machine. A cannibalistic society and some very brief fighting scenes are the only content concerns for this fun yet thought provoking science fiction classic. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 01 Aug 1960
Video Release: 03 Oct 2000
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When George escapes into the future, what problems does he leave behind? What new ones does he pick up along the way? Was it a worthwhile trade? George states that without knowing our past we have no future. How can knowledge of world history influence current events?

If you could go into the future, what information from the past would you want to take with you?

What can we learn from the indolence of the Eloi? How might those lessons apply to our own society’s attitude of “working toward retirement?” What are the benefits of challenge, hard work, and education?

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