* AwardSnub: Despite its tremendous acclaim, Music/JohnBarry's score was ''not even nominated'' for an Oscar. It did get a Golden Globe nod, however.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/JohnBarry's score is simply ''wonderful.''
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: While it flopped in America, it was a huge hit in China and Hong Kong, where the film continued playing in theaters ''for an entire year'' and later was rereleased due to its popularity.
* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler:The death of Richard, considering that ChristopherReeve himself died at the not particularly old age of 52 in real life.]]
* {{Narm}}: The sheer abruptness of Richard looking at the penny and being catapulted back to the present is unintentionally hilarious, especially the dramatic musical sting and Elise screaming [[SayMyName "REEEEE-chaaarrd!!!"]]
* NarmCharm: The plot is clichéd, melodramatic, and there's more than one plothole... and somehow, '''it still works'''.
* TearJerker
* VindicatedByCable: The film was a critical and commercial failure upon release, but acquired a cult following though cable reruns. ''International Network of Somewhere In Time Enthusiasts'' [[FunWithAcronyms (I.N.S.I.T.E.)]], an official fan club, was formed in 1990 and continues to meet regularly.