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You are looking for Prometheus from 2012: In 2089, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map in Scotland that matches others from several unconnected ancient cultures. They interpret this as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the "Engineers". You can see one of the star maps here:
Sounds like Total Reality (1997) David Bradley stars as Lt. Rand, a future soldier facing a death sentence is given a chance for freedom if he leads a group of commandos back to 1998 to prevent a group of rebel fighters from preventing the totalitarian government from ever happening. Bradley also has 40 hours to succeed or his device in his neck ...
Iron Doors (2010) A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.
It's the 1971 TV movie, And Then They Forgot God: Prolific television writer Sy Salkowitz wrote and directed this outré dramatic telefilm set in a dystopian future. With a grim plot twist that rivals the darkest of Twilight Zone episodes, this humanistic parable centers on an average couple (Joseph Campanella and Beverly Garland) as they face starvation ...
Star Trek? Star Trek: Voyager has many occurrences of this, including Renaissance man and Day of Honour. I'm sure it occurs many times in the other Star Trek series as well. Stargate? The Prometheus's Naquadria reactor core was ejected into space in the Stargate SG-1 Season 6 episode, "Memento".
I suspect that you saw a trailer to the TV series American Odyssey. (aka Odyssey in the UK). The plot is very similar to your description. On a mission in North Africa, the main character finds evidence that a US security company has been funding terrorists. Later her unit is attacked and she is the only survivor. The remainder is essentially her journey ...
What you're describing with your first sentence sounds exactly like the movie Fallen (1998), starring Denzel Washington. In it, Washington plays a cop hunting the demon of a convicted (and executed) murderer. Fallen doesn't have a good/evil forces battle or a "ball of bodies" demon at the end, though.
After some googling, I think it is this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A._2017 "L.A. 2017" is a 1971 episode of the NBC television series The Name of the Game. The plot summary (emphasis mine): A publisher, Glenn Howard (Gene Barry), finds himself suddenly plunged 46 years into the future only to learn that the people of Los Angeles are ...
This movie is Waxwork II: Lost In Time. The jumping around time/dimensions is a compass device that opens a gate into another reality, which in this movie are famous movie scenes like from The Excorist or Aliens. In this one scene the girl goes through a time door first ending up in space where as the guy ends up in a black & white movie in a haunted ...
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