The Adam Project is one of Ryan Reynolds’ best films to date, and it’s also one of the most fun movies available on Netflix right now. It’s a lighthearted film about time travel and the importance of family. So, if you’ve already seen The Adam Project and are looking for something similar, the good news is that we’ve compiled a list of films that are comparable to it and also feature time travel.
1. Back to the Future (1985)
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly’s life is a complete disaster. His father, George, is mistreated by his boss, Biff Tannen, and his mother, Lorraine, is an alcoholic who is overweight. Marty receives a call from his scientist friend Dr. “Doc” Emmet Brown, telling him to meet him at Twin Pines Mall at 1:15 a.m. There Doc unveils and shows a time machine powered by plutonium built into a DeLorean. Marty inadvertently activates the time machine, transporting him to 1955, where he inadvertently disrupts his adolescent parents’ rendezvous. Marty needs to persuade Doc that he is from the future, reconnect with his parents, and return to the future.
2. Frequency (2000)
Director- Gregory Hoblit
A unique atmospheric event allows a New York City firefighter to connect with his kid over HAM radio 30 years in the future because to a rare atmospheric occurrence. The son takes advantage of the situation to notify his father about his approaching death in a warehouse fire and saves his life. However, he is unaware that altering history has resulted in a fresh sequence of catastrophic events, including his mother’s murder. After 30 years apart, the two men must again work together to identify the murderer. Before he strikes, in order to change history once more.
3. The Terminator (1984)
Director- James Cameron
The unstoppable cyborg-assassin known as the “Terminator” is sent back from a dismal 2029. There the cold machines have controlled the whole world. To 1984 Los Angeles to begin his merciless mission to kill humanity’s most important woman: the unsuspecting Sarah Connor. However, a battle-scarred defender—Kyle Reese, a courageous member of the human Resistance Army—arrives from the same war-torn post-apocalyptic future. Hell-bent on stopping the cybernetic murderer from murdering the world’s final chance. The Terminator, on the other hand, has no feelings, doesn’t sleep. Most importantly, won’t stop until he completes his dreadful mission.
4. Contact (1997)
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Dr Ellie Arroway is a renowned astronomer. She discovers a new perspective on the existence of life beyond the Earth’s constrained. It confines after irreversibly losing her trust in God. Dr Ellie thinks that, in those conditions, as a part of a devoted scientist group working with radio waves. She will be able to fulfil her noble expectations by discovering proof of extraterrestrial life one day. A mysterious letter from deep space, carrying the plans for a perplexing machine, unexpectedly rewards her faith and effort; nevertheless, can she decipher its whole meaning? Is this, in the end, a direct invitation to an extraordinary first contact with illusive alien life forms after all this time?
5. 12 Monkeys (1995)
Director- Terry Gilliam
James Cole, a delusional inmate in a 1990 mental facility, claims to be a time traveller from the distant year 2035. He feels obliged to complete his essential mission. To save the planet from a terrible viral agent capable of annihilating billions. However, when Cole’s psychiatrist, Dr. Kathryn Railly, begins to suspect that there is more to him than meets the eye, a fateful encounter with another inmate. The insane Jeffrey Goines—will set in motion a chain of inexplicable events. It will straddle the past and present, sanity and insanity. All signs now lead to the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, a far-right activist group.
6. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Director- Steve Pink
Adam, whose girlfriend deserted him, Nick, who has a dead-end career and a cheating wife, and Lou, a suicidal alcoholic, are three buddies on a losing streak. Adam and Nick, along with Adam’s nephew Jacob, go to a winter resort where they used to party to assist Lou recuperate from automobile exhaust poisoning. The place is now a dump, but the boys have banded together for a night of partying in the hot tub. The hot tub transports them back to 1986, to a pivotal night in each of their lives. Maybe if they do everything the same way they did that night, they’ll be able to travel back in time and give birth to Jacob. There are strong temptations to go in a different direction.
7. Looper (2012)
Director- Rain Johnson
Joe is a “looper,” a career in which his bosses use time travel to send men from the future to be killed in the past, so Joe can dispose of their bodies correctly. Joe understands, however, that in order to tie up loose ends and eliminate proof of his ever being a looper, his future self will be sent back for him to kill one day. When the time comes, Joe’s future self is ready and flees, and the two men strive separately in the past to avoid capture while pursuing their own personal goals.
8. Palm Springs (2020)
Director- Max Barbakow
Nyles has been living the same day over and over for a very long time, trapped in a constant time loop. Nyles must wake up with a lady he doesn’t like, relive Tala and Abe’s wedding day, and prevent gloomy Sarah, the bride’s chronically bored sister, from making a shameful, booze-addled blunder, all against the backdrop of sunny Palm Springs. How, on the other hand, do you spend forever reliving a day you’d rather forget?
9. Explorers (1985)
Director- Joe Dante
Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix feature in this cosmic adventure as misfit best friends whose dreams of space travel come true when they build an interplanetary spacecraft in their home laboratory. Ben Crandall is a young visionary who fantasises about space flight while watching late-night B monster movies, reading comic books, and playing Galaga in his room. However, one night he has a wonderful dream about flying over a space-like circuit board, which he discusses with his best buddy Wolfgang Muller, a young scientific prodigy who can convert his dreams into a sophisticated computer programme that actually works. They build a handmade spacecraft with the help of their new buddy Darren Woods and embark on a covert trip to another galaxy, where they discover that things are not always as they appear.
10. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
Director- Gary Winick
Jenna Rink, the unpopular schoolgirl, wants to grow up and be cool more than anything else in the world. Jenna’s request is granted by a sprinkle of dust and a dash of magic on her otherwise disastrous thirteenth birthday, and the gawky girl wakes up in 2004 Manhattan as a curvy fashionista and editor of Poise, her favourite magazine. Now, the wide-eyed girl faces an exciting new existence in which she must learn how to be a lady, discover what happened to Matt, her long-lost closest friend from school, and see through successful Jenna’s gorgeous exterior.