The Adam Project is one of Ryan Reynolds’ best movies yet and is actually one of the most entertaining films you can find on Netflix today. It’s a fun movie that involves time traveling and the importance of family. So, if you’ve already breezed through the film and are looking for something similar, the good news for you is that we have a good list of movies that are similar to The Adam Project and also have time traveling.
15. Groundhog Day (1993)
We start this list off with a classic movie that a lot of people who lived during the 90s love. Groundhog Day is a favorite among the older generation today because it stars Bill Murray, an icon of the 80s. That said, this movie is similar to The Adam Project in the sense that it follows a plot that’s focused on time, although it really isn’t about time traveling but is more about looping through time over and over again.
The movie follows Murray’s character, who is a weatherman covering Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania. However, he ends up getting stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive the day over and over again. This makes it a fun and exciting movie that’s surely going to entertain you. Of course, Bill Murray’s comedic brilliance is on full display in this movie.
14. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
This is one of the hidden gems on this list because it’s an amazing sci-fi rom-com movie that you may want to spend a lazy weekend day watching. Of course, we love this movie precisely because of the fact that it doesn’t focus too much on time-traveling but on the people involved in the story. And while time traveling is a theme in this movie, what you’re going to learn is that it doesn’t necessarily show time traveling, per se.
Safety Not Guaranteed follows the story of Kenneth, who works as a grocery store worker but puts up a classified ad about finding someone to travel in time with him. However, college grad Darius ends up working with him for a chance to roam the universe after seeing Kenneth’s ad. It’s a fun experience that focuses on relationships more than time traveling, but it’s a real treat if you want something sweet.
13. See You Yesterday (2019)
See You Yesterday is a hidden gem that you can watch on Netflix, as it isn’t necessarily the most popular film around, but it sure is going to be a fun experience for any movie lover who loves something that has time traveling in it much like The Adam Project. And it also has a lot of similarities with The Adam Project.
Produced by Spike Lee, See You Yesterday follows a young high school student who was able to discover that she could travel through time with the use of a backpack. She does so to save her brother from being killed as she travels through time to alter the events of history. However, this science prodigy discovers that altering the course of history has dire consequences.
12. Midnight Special (2016)
Fans of The Adam Project will really love Midnight Special because they both have a lot in common. The most common factor between them is the fact that it follows the same father-son bonding theme that makes The Adam Project so fun to watch. On top of that, it’s a fun experience for younger teenage sons and their fathers to watch, especially if they want to bond by watching a movie.
The story follows a young boy who has special supernatural powers but ends up getting discovered by a cult and the government. As such, it is up to the boy’s father to find a way to protect the boy by all means in this amazing father-son bonding experience that shows you the length of what a father will go through to protect his son.
11. Synchronic (2019)
Synchronic is one of the most recent movies that explore the concept of time traveling. However, what you’re going to notice about this movie is that it tends to focus more on the theory of time traveling to uncover secrets, as it follows the story of two paramedics who investigate a series of weird accidents. They end up discovering that a new psychedelic drug could be connected to these deaths, as they end up discovering that the drug could be something that can cause someone to travel through time when the daughter of one of the paramedics goes missing.
The thing about Synchronic is that it allows us to see a different side of time traveling because of the fact that this drug that’s involved in the story allows people to bypass the laws and time and space. It’s also very theoretical in the sense that it goes beyond what we normally think when we look at the time traveling. As such, it’s a great movie that may be a bit heavy for some people but is going to be a mind-blowing experience.
10. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is one of the classics of the 80s and is also one of Keanu Reeves’ early films before he broke out to become a star. That said, this is an amazing comedy adventure that is quite popular even today. And this is also the first movie to the sequel film 31 years later.
The story of this film revolves around Bill and Ted as they go through time and space in an adventure that began when they entered a cosmic phone booth. They end up meeting different historical dudes on their way to getting a good grade in their high school history paper. It’s a funny and entertaining movie that you might want to catch, even though it’s been more than three decades since it premiered.
9. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame is going to be talked about for decades to come as quite arguably the biggest movie ever made. It might not have the top spot in terms of total gross (even though it was the highest-grossing movie at one point). However, many regard this film as the most ambitious movie ever created because of how large its scope is when it comes to the different superheroes it involves.
That said, Avengers: Endgame is similar to The Adam Project in the sense that this film actually involves time traveling. It is the fact that the Avengers travel through time that allows them to save everyone from the effects of what Thanos did during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. In that regard, you may want to catch this film after watching not only Infinity War but all of the other Avengers movies.
8. About Time (2013)
About Time is another great rom-com that you may want to catch if you really love watching movies that explore what time can do in a manner that’s closer to romance than it is to fantasy. That said, this is an entertaining movie that will also allow you to see how time traveling can also affect the future.
The movie explores the story of a man who ends up discovering that he has the power to travel back in time. He uses this power to make a few changes to his past but eventually realizes that even the small tweaks he made ended up having the largest consequences to his present life.
7. Looper (2012)
Looper is a sci-fi action movie that focuses more on the action aspect instead of the time-traveling part of the movie. However, time-traveling plays a huge part in this movie, as it explores the story of how a futuristic mob basically has a monopoly over time travel and uses it to execute people by sending them to the past to be killed by hitmen.
However, Bruce Willis’s character goes back in time where his past self, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, fails to kill him. The mission was for him to kill the kid that would soon become the man that would control the mob in the future. As such, Gordon-Levitt’s character’s goal is to protect the child in a battle between the past and the future.
6. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
The Adam Project stars Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo as the parents of Adam. However, this wasn’t the first time they partnered up in a movie, as Garner and Ruffalo were actually love interests in the rom-com chick flick 13 Going on 30, which premiered 18 years before The Adam Project.
In 13 Going on 30, Garner’s character starts out as 13 but ends up wishing she could become 30 after experiencing an embarrassing event. She ends up waking up being 30 years old as she realizes that adulthood wasn’t what she thought it was, especially when she saw how her childhood friend, played by Ruffalo, was now living without her in his life.
5. Explorers (1985)
Explorers is one of the oldest films we have on this list, and it’s one of the best ways for a film to capture what it’s like for a movie about science-fiction to be close to what every young person dreams of experiencing. While it doesn’t necessarily have time travel, the thing about Explorers is that it’s a great coming-of-age movie that is similar to how young Adam comes of age in The Adam Project.
The story follows Ben, who is obsessed with sci-fi alien movies, and his best friend, who is a brilliant scientist, as they go on a secret mission in space. This is a great movie that’s all about space traveling, adventure, and friendship in a neat sci-fi movie.
4. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Hot Tub Time Machine is probably the oddest movie out of all of the movies on this list, but it sure is going to be an entertaining film for anyone who is into time traveling and a good dose of comedy. In fact, this movie is more in line with high school comedy movies while involving time travel as one of the central elements of the plot.
The movie explores a group of friends who found themselves traveling through time when they were in a hot tub during a short trip. They ended up returning to their high school years as they explored the things that happened during their younger years and how everything that happened back then led to their current lives.
3. Palm Springs (2020)
Palm Springs is one of the most underrated movies on this list because, despite being one of the newer movies about time traveling, it isn’t really the most popular. However, it’s a great movie that puts a different twist on the usual rom-com story that you often see in boy-meets-girl movies.
The story revolves around Sarah, who is on a trip to Palm Springs for her sister’s wedding. She ends up meeting Nyles and gets stuck in a time loop with him. They end up repeating the same day countless times while finding different ways to spend that repeating day. However, their past stories ended up chasing them all the way to that loop.
2. Back To The Future (1985)
If there’s a movie that you can clearly say is an instant classic when it comes to time traveling, then Back To The Future should take the top spot. That’s because this is a film that is still being talked about today as one of the most iconic movies of the 80s. And watching this movie will make you understand why it’s still one of the cult classics of that decade.
Back To The Future is a movie that talks about Marty McFly, who ends up meeting a scientist that invented a DeLorean that could travel through time. With this car, they both traveled back in time as Marty got to meet his parents. Of course, they also traveled to the future, where they saw how weird it is compared to the 80s. It’s really a movie that you need to watch if you want to appreciate just how great it is.
1. 12 Monkeys (1995)
While it isn’t as iconic as Back To The Future, there is a good reason why 12 Monkeys is one of the greatest time-traveling movies of all time. Starring a younger Brad Pitt in one of his best performances, this movie is a darker take at the sci-fi genre. And it’s also one of the best films released during the 90s.
12 Monkeys follows the story of Bruce Willis’s James Cole, who is a prisoner in the future but was sent back in time so that he could find the origins of a virus that ended up killing a huge chunk of the population. That said, he ends up in a mental institution after getting mistaken for having mental problems and ends up meeting Pitt’s character. It’s a wonderful movie that combines a lot of different elements together to form the perfect movie about time travel and how it can be used to save the world.