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, coming of age, family, disorder, parents and children, children, teenager and childhood plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
child as adult
child as adult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as child as adult: Freaky Friday (2003), Big (1988), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Opposite Day (2009), Joshua (2007), The Boss Baby (2017), A Dog's Tale (2000), North (1994), Wild Child (2008), Like Father Like Son (1987).

List of child as adult movies

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: funny, humorous, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, teenager, child as adult, wedding, switching bodies, switching roles, soul transference, adult as child, mother daughter conflict, generation gap ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, sweet, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, adolescence, magic, toys, child's point of view, friendship, wish fulfillment, teenager, coming of age, fish out of water, switching bodies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, light, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: romance, body swapping, youth, true love, fashion, best friends in love, love and romance, time travel, wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, magazine editor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1987, year 2004 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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: touching, philosophical, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: true love, life philosophy, aging, tragic love, life & death, love and romance, existentialism, child as adult, impossible love, destiny, puzzle, melancholy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, pearl harbor, louisiana ...
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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, switching roles, fish out of water, disorder, misfit, hopes, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: scary, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: boy, child as adult, baby, family relations, psychopath, family problems, parents and children, manipulation, child abuse, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, boy, adventure, job promotion, little boy, ceo, love, child as adult, child, family, brothers ...
Place: las vegas
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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, touching, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, child as adult, mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, treasure hunt, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, hopes, disorder, family life ...
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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, light, stylized, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: wish come true, child protagonist, parent child relationship, family, child as adult, child prodigy, travel, young heroes, self discovery, parents and children, rebelliousness, mischievous children ...
Place: hawaii, new jersey, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, china ...
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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, ridiculous, sweet, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenager, teenage girl, girls' boarding school, school, friendship, teenage life, youth, popularity, girls' school, boarding school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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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, sentimental, not serious, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: body swapping, high school, switching roles, child as adult, youth, adventure, teenager, disorder, misfit, fish out of water, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
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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: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: freak, childhood, school, child as adult, friendship, fish out of water, life philosophy, coping, genetics, disease, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
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Have Dreams, Will Travel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: abusive father, friendship, child as adult, on the road, romance, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, young heroes, hopes, starting over, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: austin texas, arkansas, texas, virginia, baltimore ...
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: boy, parents and children, young heroes, teenage life, child as adult, youth, self discovery, life turned upside down, family relations, coming of age, journey, child care ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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: funny, feel good, humorous, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: body swapping, disney, child as adult, childhood, women, coming of age, family, youth, mother, teenager, dysfunctional family, switching bodies ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, turkey
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Motorama (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang. He rides off into a surreal America playing "Motorama," a game sponsored by Chimera Gas Company. He has various encounters with ...
Style: road movie, surreal, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: boy, youth, juvenile delinquent, child as adult, on the road, american dream, contests and competitions, partners, buddies, rivalry, crimes, supernatural ...
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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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, child as adult, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, unfulfillment, power relations, wish come true, 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, emotional, inspirational, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, family relations, obsession, musician, child as adult, eccentricity, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
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The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old man working at a firm company, while thinking of tomorrow's busy working day, goes to sleep. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a room unknown to him and realized that he is inside a 6-years-old body, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, enigmatic, whimsical
Plot: magician, child, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, aristocracy, magic, supernatural ability, wizards, new life, relocation, parallel world, supernatural power ...
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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: feel good, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, adventure, teenage life, child as adult, disney, movie star, rivalry, youth, young heroes, family life, parallel world, getting home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: rough, sincere, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, child as adult, siblings relations, family relations, realism, parents and children, family problems, youth, single parent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: youth, child as adult, life is a bitch, child in peril, dysfunctional family, family relations, life turned upside down, isolation, confined, family in crisis, family problems, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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, romantic, realistic
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: amateur detective, unlikely couple, high school, youth, missing person, disney, child as adult, investigation, teenage love, riddles and clues, best friends, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, teens, pre-teens
Plot: experiment, fountain of youth, experiment gone awry, twins, prodigy, child as adult, youth, disorder, aging, antidote, disney, family relations ...
Place: connecticut, usa, australia
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: baby, family relations, child as adult, family life, life turned upside down, disney, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family, father 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: serious, rough, suspense, psychological, realistic
Plot: child as adult, drug abuse, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, confined, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, murder, sister sister relationship, revenge, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: abortion, drug use, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, precocious child, grandmother granddaughter relationship, pregnant woman, drug dealer, mother daughter relationship, single mother, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, New Zealand, USA
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, experiment gone awry, teenage life, child as adult, friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, disorder, wish come true, family life, rescue ...
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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, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, jewish, war, children, child as adult, children in wartime ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, australia, poland, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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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: christmas, reindeer, santa claus, mischievous children, youth, young heroes, child as adult, fish out of water, mistaken identity, orphan, family life, parents and children ...
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