Adult as child movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant adult as child movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, semi serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with adult as child, family relations, catastrophe, adaptation, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, fish out of water, destiny and childhood plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
adult as child
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adult as child movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as adult as child: 17 Again (2009), Freaky Friday (2003), Clifford (1994), The Adulteen (2013), Do Over (2002), The Acid House (1998), Samoan Wedding (2006), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Shuffle (2011), Get a Job (2011).

List of adult as child movies

 6.4
 182K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parents and children, family relations, high school life, adult as child, wish come true, cheerleader, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, philosophical, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, life philosophy, true love, tragic love, life & death, existentialism, child as adult, aging, odd, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 6.2
 126K
Freaky Friday (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, child as adult, adult as child, switching roles, soul transference, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.5
 7K
Clifford (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, prank, adult as child, parents and children, family, nothing goes right, disorder, fish out of water, kids in trouble, youth, mischievous children, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: los angeles, hawaii, usa, san francisco, antarctica
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 5.1
 588
The Adulteen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Arnaud Mustier, lawyer and brilliant philosopher, arouses the annoyance of his younger brother Jules, age sixteen. One day, Arnaud is a victim of a late adolescent crisis. Helped by Jules, he is going to catch up this phase of the life which he did ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: teenage life, adult as child, fish out of water, life turned upside down, youth, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, young at heart, thirtysomething life, high priced lawyer, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 8.1
 510
Do Over (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Do Over is an American comedy-drama/fantasy series created by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener about a man who gets a chance to relive his childhood. The series, which was originally broadcast on The WB in 2002, stars Penn Badgley.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: time travel, high school, starting over, one more chance, adult as child, fish out of water, love and romance, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, murder, vandalism, s&m, society, youth, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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Samoan Wedding (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Meet best friends Michael, Albert, Stanley and Sefa; the ladies' man, the good boy, the weird one and the party boy. They're staring down the barrel of their thirtieth birthdays, but still act as if they're sixteen; they get drunk, ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, friendship, romance, adult as child, looking for love, family relations, buddies, marriage, friendship between men, siblings relations, partners, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, supernatural, fictional reality, retirement home, adult as child, mentally unstable, mischievous children, transformation, fear of flying, world war two, stewardess, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: alabama
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 6.6
 2K
Shuffle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Lovell Milo is a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop ...
Style: captivating, psychological, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: time travel, supernatural, disorder, adult as child, supernatural ability, photographer, romance, society, couples, friendship, misfit, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
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Get a Job (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to save his own job, an employment agent has to find work for the most unemployable man on Maui.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, contemplative, light ...
Plot: unemployment, workplace situations, disorder, friends, adult as child, goofy hero, partners, workplace, racial stereotype, wedding, farce, hawaiian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
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Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Lil' Bush is a satirical, politically themed animated television series which premiered on June 13, 2007 on Comedy Central. The series features childlike, caricatures of members of the George W. Bush administration, and other American and ...
Style: witty, not serious, suspense, humorous, biting
Plot: society, parody, state affairs, leadership, mischievous children, friends, administration, satire, school, youth, social misfits, politics ...
Time: 2000s
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 7.2
 11K
Paa (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13 but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya, who is a gynaecologist. Amol is young, progressive politician. He ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, father son relationship, disability, human nature, child illness, aging, youth, hopes, family relations, family life, supportive parent, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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A Distant Neighbourhood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: changing the past or future, family relations, parents and children, small town, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, adult as child, father son relationship, past life, sent to the past, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: The Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do ...
Style: allegory, touching, surreal, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, baby, baby girl, brother brother relationship, boss, child as adult, father daughter relationship, adult as child, sibling rivalry, family relations, man child, little boy ...
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 4.1
 7K
The Fanatic (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.
Style: bleak, talky, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hollywood, home invasion, actor, obsession, mentally challenged, fanatic, autograph, stalking, book signing, movie actor, stalker, adult as child ...
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 8.2
 542
18 Again (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Jung Da-Jung is married to 37-year-old Hong Dae-Young. They have an 18-year-old son and daughter. Jung Da-Jung works hard as a rookie announcer and she has a warm heart. She becomes completely fed up with her husband and is unable to deal with him ...
Style: humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining
Plot: fake identity, high school, based on movie, high school sports, life philosophy, social relations, marriage crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, popularity, generation gap, love story, teenage life ...
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A Christmas Star (2015)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle believes she has the gift to perform miracles, so when conniving developer McKerrod threatens her peaceful life she and her friends determine to use this gift to thwart his plans and save their village.
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, humorous, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, children, miraculous event, christmas movie, young heroes, christmas spirit, snowglobe, land developer, christmas eve, factory, child protagonist, fight ...
Place: ireland, northern ireland
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 7.0
 906
The Star (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15 year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his glamorous and arrogant stepmother and the young untalented but full of optimism actress. Their destinies ...
Style: touching, uplifting, funny, ambiguous ending
Plot: plastic surgery, unlikely friendships, terminal illness, follow your dream, homeless woman, unrequited love, adult as child, unhappy marriage, orphan, teen romance, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: moscow russia
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 7.3
 16K
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Style: touching, psychological, semi serious, funny, captivating
Plot: friends, underground bunker, tv show, first kiss, police, new life, adaptation, filmmaking, movie making, costumed hero, adult as child, parents and children ...
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The Longest Week (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont, the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, down on your luck, love, money, secret, couples, couple relations, love triangle, love story, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: circus, small town, farm, adventure, misfit, workplace, love triangle, trapeze, pig, romance, fall in love, family ...
Place: california
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Swim Little Fish Swim (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, "Swim Little Fish Swim" is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, musician's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, relationship problems, art, dream, struggling artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Of Mice and Men (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, man child, great depression, troublemaker, misfit, society, working class, americana, adult as child, friends, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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 5.9
 9K
Vice Versa (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: switching roles, body swapping, school, workaholic, child as adult, family, fish out of water, wish come true, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: tour guide, hitchhiker, chase, back from the dead, cycling, on the road, film within a film, man child, bicycle, truck driver, adventure, cross dressing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, usa
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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The ...
Style: cult film, humorous, semi serious, scary, witty ...
Plot: vengeance, deal with the devil, musician's life, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, rock, righting the wronged, phantom, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: liverpool, cincinnati ohio, new york
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 6.9
 18K
Silver Streak (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: train, false accusation, sniper, train ride, semiautomatic pistol, theft, two man army, crimes, runaway train, mistaken identity, polish, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, chicago illinois, kansas city, california, los angeles
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Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays is a Canadian television sitcom that debuted on CBC Television in 2011. Described by the National Post as a cross between What About Bob? and Frasier, the show stars Matt Watts as Michael, a neurotic young man who ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, introspection, friendship, doctors and patients, workaholic, betrayal, therapy, exploitation, gain trust, office, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.6
 64K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, fortune teller, extrasensory perception, clairvoyant, murder, investigation, missing person, sheriff, violence, family relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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