For a change they actually had some thing good on TV. The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, not the new ones but the classics.
The Classic time machine is a very good movie, I can't help but wonder about the ending of it though. The Time Traveler took off back to the future with only 3 books. And it's a open-ended question, what books would you choose? That's given at the end of the movie.
Personally, I'd bring more writing materials and skip a book lol. If I was in the position of the Time Traveler in the movie. The first thing I would probably do is try and get things working, make sure food is tended to. And probably try to teach a small group to read/write and about the sciences. And let the few help me teach the many. Actually, I think in Frank Herbert's Dune (very good book and movie!!!), I think Paul and Jessica Atreides took a similar approve to teaching the Fremen their forms of combat. But that way, in a few decades with a largely reading and writing Eloi. It would be possible to leave enough of my knowledge behind in writing for future generates to hopefully find useful.
For the choice of 3 books, I think I would have to go with the Bible. Just to much good in it not to bring it along. A book on agriculture since people have to eat, without the Morlocks and their machines the Eloi's cushy live style was destroyed. And for the third, probably a book on science, unless a decent Do It Your Self book on building houses existed in any 1899 Inventors book collection ^_^. Without any power (short of years to build a primitive steam or hydroelectric power station just to get energy, let along an electrical outlet!), bringing a modern day computer would be a waste of weight. Even if it had a dump of all the info on the net, it would just be a hunk of parts in the Eloi's future.
The Remake in the early 2000's was a nice movie but I think the old one from the 1960s is better. I've never read the original book but I would like to some day. I doubt ether movie follows it to closely but it would be interesting to see what there starting point was.
*sigh* Almost time to go back to work... I still haven't gotten to read a lot of R5RS (Revised5 Report on the algorithmic language Scheme). My cold is starting to balance out a bit... A little phlegm lighter but still sick. At least things seem to be in a manageable condiction and the medication is helping. I definitally don't feel like going to work today but it's not that way in life. Your sick, you still go to work simple as that. Unless your to sick to crawl in. Maybe that is one of the problems in our socieity. If your sick, you shouldn't try and give it to other people!!! We had a short-gig baby sitting one night. One of the kids had a cough and guess what. Like two days later both of us came down with it lol.