Movies like Wish Upon a Star

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Wish Upon a Star (1996)
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Wish Upon a Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the complications come fast furious and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, semi serious, sexy, sweet, melancholic, romantic, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, high school, sisters, wish come true, teenage life, disorder, sibling relationship, siblings relations, fish out of water, family, self discovery, misfit, love and romance, youth, sister sister relationship, comet, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, women, manipulation, transformation, friendship, family relations, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, hawaii, california

Most similar movies to Wish Upon a Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about youth, disorder, family, teenager, fish out of water, transformation and body swapping mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Wish Upon a Star: 13 Going on 30 (2004), 17 Again (2009), Freaky Friday (2003), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), Like Father Like Son (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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, 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, fashion, wish come true, desire, magazine editor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1987, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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80%
 6.4
 197K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, popularity, family relations, high school life, parents and children, adult as child, family, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 136K
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: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, child as adult, switching roles, generation gap, soul transference, teenager, adult as child, mother daughter conflict, wedding, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it's like to walk in the ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, love and romance, teenage love, high school, battle of the sexes, teenager, gender bending, school, soul transference, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, high school, switching roles, child as adult, disorder, fish out of water, family life, parents and children, misfit, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 95K
The Hot Chick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch ...
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, high school, prom, cheerleading, cross dressing, switching roles, teenage life, gender bending, love and romance, rivalry, friends, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 1st century b.c., 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 216K
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: body swapping, child as adult, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, longing, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maid to Order (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: maid, friendship, parents and children, switching roles, self discovery, fish out of water, fairy godmother, cinderella story, wish come true, romance, child as adult, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 512
Willy/Milly (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother offers her a potion which can make her deepest wish ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gender bending, solar eclipse, switching roles, disorder, family relations, friends, wish come true, parents and children, teenage life, astronomer, miraculous event, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Model Behavior (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Story: This is a Disney Channel movie about two teenage girls, one an ordinary high school girl and the other a top teen model, who meet and switch places.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, lifestyle, teenage life, fish out of water, coming of age, youth, misfit, switching roles, disorder, wish come true, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
 5K
Zapped (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, high school life, social relations, wish come true, teenager, family, teen romance, step siblings, disorder, half brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thunderstruck (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: basketball, switching roles, disorder, body swapping, supernatural, athlete's life, teenage life, family, down on your luck, life turned upside down, wish come true, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 13K
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, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, family relations, self discovery, wish come true, switching roles, ice hockey, disney, family, coming of age, disorder, shopping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 5K
18 Again! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, wish come true, switching roles, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, golden years, parents and children, soul transference, mistaken identity, misfit, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
Vice Versa (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: switching roles, body swapping, school, workaholic, child as adult, switching bodies, family, communication problem, disorder, quibbling, longing, elementary school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deal of a Lifetime (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The agent for the Devil takes the soul of a high school sophomore in exchange for a date with the most popular girl on campus.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: deal with the devil, lifestyle, disorder, youth, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, wish come true, high school, misfit, social misfits, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 180K
The Change-Up (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, womanizer, couple relations, switching roles, life turned upside down, singleness, buddies, fish out of water, disorder, love and romance, family relations, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.
Style: feel good, humorous, stylized, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, family, rivalry, coming of age, disorder, friends, misfit, escapades, parent child relationship, adopted son, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
The Swap (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the book by Megan Shull, The Swap follows the adventures of a Rhythmic Gymnast named Ellie with a Make-it-or-Break-it Competition, and the younger brother named Jack in a Hockey Family, who's vying for a varsity spot on his school ...
Style: absurd, captivating, entertaining, funny, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: body swapping, ice hockey, high school, switching roles, change, adventure, friends, couple relations, lifestyle change, disorder, adaptation, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 10K
Switch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, womanizer, fish out of water, gender bending, switching roles, murder, gender, divine intervention, justice, redemption, afterlife ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, childhood, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, parents and children, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage life, princess, teenager, teenage love, popularity, fish out of water, manners, royal family, heir, popular girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 104
All Screwed Up (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FREAKY FRIDAY with a twist. Teenisha (Chyna Lane of PRECIOUS, CADILLAC RECORDS) is your modern geeky teen - smart, suffering from ADD, an outcast at school, and an oddity in her own home. Pete is every girl's dream - star of the sports team, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: body swapping, teenage life, life turned upside down, disorder, family, youth, switching roles, misfit, high school, high school life, father son relationship, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 3.9
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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, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, misfit, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, not serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, dream, fish out of water, romance, disorder, youth, misfit, self discovery, friendship, wish come true, school, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, body swapping, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, estrangement, disorder, animal life, campaign, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 12K
Fat Albert (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, date night ...
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, family, misfit, fall in love, disorder, buddies, youth, teenage life, dream girl, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: kids, teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: summer, time loop, bully, boy, introspection, teenage life, friends, hopes, youth, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Legally Blondes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Moving from England to California, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their schools reigning forces turn on the girls and try to frame them for a crime.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: twins, fashion, youth, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, high school life, fish out of water, friends, siblings relations, high school, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Christmas Trade (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A career-oriented single father and his 11-year-old son are forced to see their worlds through each other's eyes when some Christmas magic switches their bodies. The pair find themselves growing closer as they scramble to figure out the secret ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: father son relationship, body swapping, christmas, happy ending, transformation, stereotypes, family, adaptation, single parent, switching roles, parents and children, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%