How to watch The Adam Project online: stream Ryan Reynolds' sci-fi movie

The Adam Project
The Adam Project (Image credit: Netflix)

Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy are joining forces once again and we have everything you need to know on how to watch The Adam Project online today.

Like Levy's 2021 movie Free Guy and the recent Reynolds film Red Notice, this Netflix original seems destined to entertain audiences of all ages, and the high-budget special effects and ensemble cast place this film firmly in blockbuster territory.

The story stars Reynolds as Adam, a fighter pilot from 2050 who travels back in time to 2022 and encounters his younger self (played by precocious newcomer Walker Scobell). The duo embark on a mission to prevent the invention of time travel by Adam's father (Mark Ruffalo). Along the way, they are pursued by an antagonist played by Catherine Keener and her army of futuristic soldiers. 

The Adam Project is an entertaining blend of family drama, sci-fi action, and comedy, tethered in part by the undeniable chemistry between the two Adams. Check out the trailer for The Adam Project further down this page. 

How can I watch The Adam Project?

The Adam Project was added to Netflix (opens in new tab) on March 11th in the United States (3am ET/midnight PT) and worldwide. It will also be shown in some theaters, so check your local listings to see if you can catch the explosive sci-fi film on the big screen.

Netflix is one of the original streaming giants and the home of hit programs like Stranger Things, Ozark, and Bridgerton. You can currently set up a standard account for around $15/month.

Although this particular film will be released worldwide on Netflix, there is a ton of great programming that's inaccessible if you're trying to stream from certain areas. If this happens to you, you could use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch any Netflix shows or movies from anywhere on the planet. If you'd like more information, check out our guide on how to use a VPN to stream Netflix

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As we already mentioned, The Adam Project will be released via Netflix worldwide from day one. That's not always the case with some movies on Netflix, so if you'd like to browse a different country's listings, you'll need a VPN. 

We ranked ExpressVPN as one of the overall best VPNs (opens in new tab) around, and the service is currently offering a free trial of 30 days with a money-back guarantee. That's more than enough time to stream The Adam Project and any other Netflix content you want. If you decide to stick with the service after the 30 days are up, ExpressVPN offers plans as low as $6.67/month (opens in new tab)

The Adam Project Official Trailer

Who stars in The Adam Project?

As we mentioned above, The Adam Project stars Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell as the elder and younger Adam Reed, respectively. Other cast members include Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed, the inventor of time travel and Adam's father, and Jennifer Garner, who plays the matriarch Ellie Reed. Catherine Keener and Alex Mallari Jr. both play antagonists, while Zoe Saldana is featured as a fellow time traveler and Reynolds' love interest. 

Is that a lightsaber?

The Adam Project

(Image credit: Netflix)

One of the most talked-about scenes from The Adam Project trailers features Ryan Reynolds' character wielding what appears to be a lightsaber-type weapon. The director of the film, Shawn Levy, was heavily inspired by the classic works of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King during the creation of The Adam Project and 2021's Free Guy, so he added a small nod to the Star Wars franchise to get a laugh out of audiences. The scene in question is also a great example of the amazing chemistry between the two lead actors. 

Looking for something else to watch after the credits roll? We rounded up 20 of the best Netflix movies so you can plan your next movie night. And if you're looking for more content to watch this weekend, be sure to check out our guide on how to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 too.

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