Who knew combining a DeLorean, angry Libyan terrorists, 50s-style diners, skateboarding scenes and plutonium could make for such a popular movie?

In “Back to the Future,” music-loving teenager Marty McFly is accidentally transported 30 years back in time from 1985 to 1955 after his quirky scientist aquaintance, Doc Brown, gets into a sticky situation. His famed mode of transportation is a modified DeLorean DMC-12, which makes time travel possible with the notable flux capacitor.

Marty must navigate the streets of Hill Valley, survive run-ins with his overtly sexual teenage mom and escape confrontations with bully Biff Tannen, all before a historic lightning storm which can send him back to the future. If unable to succeed, he risks disappearing entirely, threatening to change the course of history forever.

Directed by film genius Robert Zemeckis and produced by the legendary Steven Spielberg, “Back to the Future” was critically acclaimed and provided arguably the most memorable roles for Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) and Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmett Brown).

BTTF was also one of the most popular trilogies in American film, leading the way for countless movie sequels we can’t get enough of today. Although Part II is set in the bizarre futuristic year of 2015 and Part III resembles a western, Part I remains the favorite out of the trilogy.

In memory of the 25th anniversary of the eccentric film, the complete “Back to the Future” set was re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD last year which made countless fans of the pop culture classic go wild.

BTTF fans can find solace in the franchise’s video games, amusement park ride, animated series and a selection of gear available at 80stees.com. Nike is even working on a patent to release the self-lacing Air Mag shoe Marty wears in Part II.

“Back to the Future” taught us how to have an imagination and how to have fun doing it. Hollywood has long forgotten the times of nerdy, comedic films that didn’t rely on far-fetched schemes carried out over the course of one hazy night (e.g. “Superbad”). All it took was a creative idea, some inspiration and a little Spielberg magic. For now, let’s get back to the past.