Switching roles movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant switching roles movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, funny and clever films and TV shows about / with switching roles, disorder, destiny, family, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway and farce plots mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as switching roles: It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), Wish Upon a Star (1996), Trading Places (1983), Changing Sides (2008), Freaky Friday (2003), Like Father Like Son (1987), 18 Again! (1988), The Hot Chick (2002), Wicked Stepmother (1989), Just One of the Girls (1993).

List of switching roles movies

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, feel good, romantic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, teenage love, love and romance, teenager, battle of the sexes, gender bending, high school, soul transference, school, popularity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, sisters, high school, disorder, wish come true, teenage life, sibling relationship, siblings relations, fish out of water, family, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, hawaii, california
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 7.5
 133K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, bet, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, experiment, wager, wrongful arrest, investor, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, new york, usa, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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Changing Sides (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange the lives they lead to escape from their routine, which after ten years of marriage, gives them the feeling of being hamsters in a wheel. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, couple relations, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, nothing goes right, unsupportive spouse, disorder, family problems, dull life, parents and children, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 6.2
 123K
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: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, child as adult, switching roles, adult as child, fish out of water, parents and children, soul transference, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Like Father Like Son (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, youth, misfit, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, odd couple, wish come true ...
Time: 80s
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 5.8
 4K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, wish come true, fish out of water, family relations, golden years, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, soul transference, misfit, mistaken identity, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
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 5.5
 89K
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, teenage life, prom, gender bending, switching roles, cheerleading, cross dressing, high school, high school life, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1st century b.c., 80s
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Wicked Stepmother (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, humorous
Plot: switching roles, supernatural, spell, magic, private investigator, rescue, cat, vegetarian, dysfunctional family, hair, fictional game show, chain smoking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Just One of the Girls (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chris has to change school to attend a music program, but a bully named Kurt is going to make his life impossible so he decided to dress as a girl to avoid this. Taking advantage of his condition he became (girl-)friend with Marie, and fell in love ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gender bending, teenage life, college, fall in love, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, friendship, teenage love, teachers and students, high school life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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 5.8
 9K
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, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, womanizer, fish out of water, switching roles, murder, gender, redemption, love and romance, partners, battle of the sexes, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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 5.9
 9K
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, family, wish come true, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, silly humor, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 6.3
 165K
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, couple relations, womanizer, life turned upside down, buddies, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, lawyer, love and romance, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 7.2
 14K
Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: immortality, gender bending, looking for love, switching roles, transsexual, painting, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, victorian, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, middle east, russia ...
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 6.0
 9K
Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Pooch and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The bulldog Liberty (who's thoughts we're able to hear) is the "First Dog of the USA", i.e. the president's dog. As such he has a lot of representative duties, but also many privileges which made him snobby and condescending ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: twins, dog, switching roles, bulldog, fish out of water, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, family relations, pets, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, college, romance, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In her first animated musical featuring seven original songs, Barbie comes to life in this modern re-telling of a classic tale of mistaken identity and the power of friendship. Based on the story by Mark Twain,
Style: feel good, exciting, disturbing, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, date night
Plot: royal family, princess, friendship, daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, switching roles, barbie, mistaken identity, wig, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
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 6.6
 21K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, fish out of water, switching roles, family life, parents and children, job, relationship vs career, rise and fall, misfit, unfulfillment, parenthood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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 5.0
 847
Off Beat (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: switching roles, dancing, dance, friendship, disorder, mistaken identity, love and romance, misfit, contests and competitions, law enforcement, fish out of water, impersonating a police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Jekyll & Hyde (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a personality-splitting drug that he has tested on himself, ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: gothic horror, split personality, experiment gone awry, evil doctor, laboratory, switching roles, mentally unstable, rivalry, supernatural ability, crimes, disorder, antidote ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, london
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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, cinderella story, fish out of water, self discovery, fairy godmother, wish come true, romance, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 6.7
 17K
All of Me (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, soul transference, battle of the sexes, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, nothing goes right, gender, guru, womanizer, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 5.9
 20K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, family, orphan, summer camp, single parent, fall in love, children, social worker, adoption, switching roles, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london, new york
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 6.7
 28K
Back to School (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, college life, youth, follow your dream, disorder, family relations, teachers and students, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 29K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, switching roles, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, crimes, goofy hero, couples, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
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 4.6
 64K
Junior (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Style: feel good, light, absurd, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, farce, fall in love, switching roles, baby, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right, fertility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: san francisco
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 5.8
 52K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, uplifting ...
Plot: lone hero, switching roles, disorder, supernatural ability, workplace, family business, down on your luck, self discovery, justice, shoemaker, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
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The Prince and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic, "The Prince and the Pauper" is the retelling of Edward Tudor and young Thomas Canty, two amazing look-alikes caught up in imperial intrigue and scandal. In fleeing from his violent father, Tom stumbles into ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rich and poor, hidden identity, switching roles, mistaken identity, fish out of water, social differences, adventure, young heroes, wish come true, disorder, intrigue, youth ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
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The Scapegoat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: switching roles, hidden identity, lookalikes, family problems, scapegoat, disorder, coincidence, family relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, estate, mistaken identity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: england, europe
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