10 Movies Similar to Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is one of the most famous films in the world of cinema, and has become an inspiration for many screenwriters who have created similar stories.

According to the plot, the main character, television commentator Phil, plans to prepare a report on the celebration of Groundhog Day, not yet suspecting that there are many such filming ahead. This day, February 2, repeats itself over and over again, forcing Phil to experience the same events, while others are not aware of it. Fans of similar stories will surely enjoy other films similar to Groundhog Day.

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Already yesterday (2004)

Filippo is an animal journalist. One day he goes to a picturesque island to report on a sudden migration of birds. Waking up in the morning, the man realizes that August 13 has come again – yesterday.

The European remake of Groundhog Day is similar to the famous original in almost every way: the main character works in the media, finds himself far from home on business and unwittingly falls into a time loop.

Original title:
È già ieri

Cast:
Antonio Albanese, Fabio De Luigi, Goya Toledo

Country:
Italy, Spain, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry lives on a picturesque island, working at the local dolphinarium. He often changes girlfriends until he meets a charming and cheerful blonde in one of the coastal cafes. The couple spend an unforgettable day, but later, when the guy meets Lucy again in a cafe, it becomes clear to him that she has forgotten him. A few years ago, she had an accident, and she only remembers what happened before the tragedy. Every new morning, she is convinced that today is her father’s birthday, and relatives try to maintain this illusion.

There is no time loop here, but for the main character every day is the same. As in “Groundhog Day”, it will not do without a touching love story .

Original title:
50 First Dates

Cast:
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Happy Death Day (2017)

After another party, the main character wakes up in Cartner’s room. Trish’s new acquaintance is not at all like her ideal boyfriend, and she hurriedly leaves the hostel. In the evening, friends arrange a celebration in honor of the girl’s birthday, after which an unknown maniac kills her. The next morning, she wakes up again and realizes that the previous day is repeating itself: she is again with Cartner, and in the evening she will again have to meet with the killer.

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One of the funniest Groundhog Day movies. There are elements of horror in it, but there are still more funny moments. In both cases, the day of the key characters goes similarly, except that Phil was not attacked by a maniac.

Original title:
Happy Death Day

Starring :
Jessica Roth, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

If Only (2004)

Samantha is an American passionate about music. She is quite happy with life, but sometimes gets upset because of the inattention of her lover. By a fatal accident, the girl dies in a car accident. Ian realizes that he didn’t appreciate Samantha. The only thing he wants is to go back in time and fix everything. He gets that chance.

First of all, the film is similar to Groundhog Day in that the key character falls into a day that he has already lived. Like the hero of Bill Murray, he rethinks many beliefs and tries to correct mistakes.

Original title:
If Only

Starring :
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
12+

Butterfly Effect (2004)

As a child, Evan began to forget certain episodes from his life. His mother decided that he just looked like his father, who suffered from similar memory lapses. Growing up, the young man realized that he was the owner of a special gift: he could move in time.

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The film is similar to Groundhog Day in that the main character is able to return to the past. Unlike Phil, Evan could do it with an effort of will, but both characters used the situation for similar purposes: they tried to change their own and other people’s lives for the better.

Original title:
The Butterfly Effect

Cast:
Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Elden Henson

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.7, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Boyfriend from the Future (2013)

As an adult, Tim realized that he had an amazing gift: he was able to travel through time and change events. Having experienced an unsuccessful first date with a girl he likes, he wants to fix everything, but this turns into an undesirable result.

One of the more romantic films like Groundhog Day. In each picture, the characters experience events that have already happened to them before, and try to turn the situation in the most beneficial way for themselves. Like Phil, Tim will have several “first” dates.

Original title:
About Time

Cast:
Domhnall Gleason, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
16+

Last day of summer (2007)

Luke Malloy is an 11-year-old boy who doesn’t want to go to school. He does not want to learn lessons and get into fights with classmates, and gets upset realizing that today is the last day of summer. He soon notices that he is constantly faced with the same situations, and it seems that the holidays will indeed be endless.

  • Related Selection : Comedy films about teenagers and school

Like Phil, Luke has unwittingly fallen into a time loop. At a certain point, he finds it funny and has fun, but then he is horrified that now he may not have a future.

Original title:
The Last Day of Summer

Cast:
Jensen Panettiere, John Kent Ethridge, Eli Vargas

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
12+

Endless Christmas (2006)

The young composer Kevin is forced to celebrate Christmas in the company of his former family, and during dinner, the son of the musician wishes that it would not end. In the morning, the character begins to suspect that it looks like the boy’s wish has come true: today is Christmas again. This goes on day after day, and Kevin realizes that fate has given him a chance to fix something.

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The main similarity of these comedies is that the hero, caught in a time loop, lets go of the situation, but then comes to the conclusion that he needs to try to change his life.

Original title:
Christmas Do-Over

Starring :
Jay Mohr, Daphne Zuniga, David Millburn

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
12+

Source Code (2011)

Incredibly, Coulter’s consciousness enters the body of an unknown man sitting on the train. A few minutes later, an explosion occurs in the car. Coulter is again transferred to the starting point – at the moment when there is still some time left before the terrorist attack. And this is repeated several times. He realizes that he can try to figure out the criminal.

In certain episodes, the stories are very similar: the characters are involuntarily transferred to the past tense, not knowing what it is connected with. In both cases, during these “crazy” journeys, the characters manage to fall in love.

Original title:
Source Code

Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
12+

Time Matrix (2017)

Samantha is one of the most popular girls in school. One day, something went wrong: waking up in the morning, the girl finds out that today is February 12th. The problem is that it was the same yesterday. Subsequent events make it clear that she is stuck in one of the days.

Rounding out the list of films is Groundhog Day, a thriller in which the key character finds herself in the same situation as Phil. Similarly, the girl begins to realize that she did not do something important, and therefore the day is reversed.

Original title:
Before I Fall

Starring :
Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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