25 years today, Phil Connors came to Punxsatawney, Pennysylvlania in the iconic film from Harold Ramis. Since 1993, Groundhog Day has spawned endless homages and immitators—here’s a look back at some of the “living the same day over and over” movies in honor of the classic’s 25th anniversary.
Before I Fall (2017)
A high school mean girl (Zooey Deutch) keeps waking up on Cupid’s Day—February 12—and dying in a car accident until she can learn to change her ways.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Originally titled Live, Die, Repeat, the science-fiction thriller follows Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) who keeps dying in combat with extraterrestrial invaders and then waking again to get another chance to fight the battle.
Happy Death Day (2017)
Happy Death Day was a surpise box office smash, grossing $117 million on a $4.8 million budget. The film—which centers around a narcissistic college girl—even includes a cheeky reference to its Groundhog Day inspiration.
If Only (2004)
What a time the early 00’s were for Jennifer Love Hewitt! The actress starred in the British fantasy romance about an American girl and her British boyfriend who relives the same day over and over until he can save her life.
The Last Day of Summer (2017)
This Nickelodean movie adds an explanation to the “living the same day over and over” phenomenon: after Luke (Jansen Panettiere) wishes every day could be the last day of summer, he sustains a head injury.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
The only film to combine the idea of a time loop with Christmas, the direct-to-video Disney movie includes the anthology segment “Donald Duck Stuck On Christmas” in which Huey, Louie, and Dewey learning the true meaning of the season when they wish Christmas could be every day.
Three young drug addicts are forced to relive the same day over and over in this Canadian drama that serves as a metaphor for addiction.
Run Lola Run (1998)
The cult German classic doesn’t quite feature a single person re-living the same day over and over; instead, we get three different possible versions of Lola’s “run,” trying to get 100,000 Deutsch Mark in twenty minutes in order to save her boyfriend’s life.
Source Code (2011)
Jake Gyllenhaal starred in Duncan Jones’s action thriller about a man sent into a computed reality (and allowed to relive the same eight minutes) in order to prevent a train bombing.
An unfortunate and sexually inexperienced high school student keeps re-living the day of his college interview and first sexual encounter, until he gets things right.
This made-for-Netflix movie is an adaptation of the Swedish film Naken. The American version stars Marlon Waynes as a man beginning a time loop naked in a hotel elevator on his wedding day.
The made-for-TV film was based on the 1973 short story “12:01 PM” by Richard Lupoff about a man stuck in a time loop during which he has to save a female particle physicist.