Child as adult movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child as adult movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, melancholic and realistic films and TV shows about / with child as adult, youth, family relations, family, disorder, parents and children, coming of age, teenager, school and dialogue plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
child as adult
 142
child as adult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as child as adult: Big (1988), Freaky Friday (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Joshua (2007), Jack (1996), Opposite Day (2009), A Dog's Tale (2000), Wild Child (2008), North (1994), The Boss Baby (2017).

List of child as adult movies

 7.3
 207K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, disorder, longing, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.2
 130K
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, mother daughter relationship, high school, child as adult, switching roles, soul transference, adult as child, teenager, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, dramatic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 6.2
 176K
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: romance, body swapping, true love, youth, best friends in love, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, love and romance, wish come true, fashion, desire, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2004 ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 5.9
 12K
Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: boy, child as adult, family relations, psychopath, baby, child abuse, manipulation, manipulations, family problems, parents and children, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 59K
Jack (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: freak, child as adult, fish out of water, school, coping, genetics, friendship, disease, elementary school, graduation, childbirth, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
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 4.1
 874
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: child as adult, family, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, hopes, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, wish come true, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.0
 85
A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, wish come true, danger, hopes, daring rescue, youth, family life ...
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 6.1
 53K
Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: feel good, sweet, semi serious, ridiculous, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, girls' boarding school, boarding school life, popularity, teenager, friendship, school, teenage girl, spoiled brat, girls' school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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 4.5
 14K
North (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, parent child relationship, child prodigy, family, child protagonist, young heroes, travel, mischievous children, rebelliousness, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: usa, hawaii, africa, china, texas ...
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 6.3
 116K
The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: funny, touching, entertaining, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, boy, ceo, job promotion, family relations, child as adult, little boy, adventure, imagination, brothers, child protagonist ...
Place: las vegas
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Like Father Like Son (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, high school, child as adult, disorder, misfit, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, odd couple, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A troubled boy who seeks escape becomes a man through a miraculous growth formula but encounters a new troubles when the formula won't quit.
Style: emotional, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: child as adult, family relations, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, wish come true, power relations, unfulfillment, youth, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, bittersweet ...
Place: hong kong, asia
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King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, semi serious, mad, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, musician, child as adult, obsessive quest, escapades, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
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Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: child as adult, fish out of water, teenage life, adventure, rivalry, young heroes, youth, family life, movie star, getting home, parallel world, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.7
 14
The Kid (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: His mother has left and Gonzalo doesn't know why. How he is taking care of his little infant sister all alone, though he himself is barely ten years old. Neighbours help and try to figure out what should be done with the two children. Like old ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, child as adult, youth, realism, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, single parent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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 6.2
 171
Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to “fight her demons”, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: child in peril, life is a bitch, child as adult, dysfunctional family, family problems, confined, life turned upside down, family in crisis, isolation, family relations, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 5.1
 6K
Get a Clue (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: amateur detective, unlikely couple, missing person, investigation, child as adult, youth, teenage love, riddles and clues, high school, best friends, journalism, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Seventeen Again (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cat and Gene have been divorced for several years. They are both visiting their son and their grandchildren, Sydney and Willie. Willie's a genius who develops a formula that makes who uses it young again, it inadvertently spills into some soap ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, fountain of youth, experiment, child as adult, prodigy, youth, disorder, reunion, antidote, aging, family relations, coming of age ...
Place: connecticut, australia, usa
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 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, baby, life turned upside down, child as adult, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, family, teenager, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Lee's Offering (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fresh out of school and looking forward to a new career, naive young Lee (Amy Bucknam) faces tough sledding when her estranged sister, Charlie (Sandy Kellerman), reenters Lee's life. Though they're polar opposites, they reconnect as ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, suspense, realistic
Plot: child as adult, drug abuse, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, sister sister relationship, confined, murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, coming of age, life is a bitch, family problems, pimp, strong female presence, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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 5.4
 270
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
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 7.1
 15K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, against humanity, youth, escapades, danger, society, family relations, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
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Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
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 6.3
 12K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, self discovery, wish come true, switching roles, hockey, family relations, ice hockey, disney, family, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
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Complete Savages (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Complete Savages is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from September 2004 to June 2005. It was part of ABC's final TGIF comedy line-up. The show was created by Mike Scully and Julie Thacker and executive produced by Mel Gibson. It ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, single father, firefighter, child as adult, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, sibling relationship, family, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.2
 146
Baby Bob (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Baby Bob is an American sitcom that aired on CBS as a midseason replacement in March 2002. The Baby Bob character had previously been on television since February 2000, appearing in commercials for FreeInternet.com. While actual infants played Bob, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Plot: family relations, family life, baby, parents and children, child as adult, parenthood, in laws, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family secret, father son relationship, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 5.5
 612
Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, contests and competitions, family, athlete's life, child as adult, parents and children, family life, optimism, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
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The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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