Gender bending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gender bending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, clever, melancholic, sexy and touching films and TV shows about / with gender bending, gender, cross dressing, runaway, mentor, pornography, redemption, storytelling, friendship and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gender bending: Boys Don't Cry (1999), Transamerica (2005), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), The Hot Chick (2002), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), White Chicks (2004), You Are Beautiful (2009), She's the Man (2006), A Soap (2006), Albert Nobbs (2011).

List of gender bending movies

Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, road trip, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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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: teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: love and romance, body swapping, switching roles, high school, teenager, gender bending, battle of the sexes, school, popularity, parents and children, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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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: witty, humorous, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, body swapping, prom, gender bending, switching roles, high school, love and romance, high school life, rivalry, cheerleading, friends, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 1st century b.c., 2000s, 80s
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, gay, dysfunctional family, social relations, self discovery, lgbt, gays and lesbians, hopes, gender, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
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White Chicks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin Copeland, accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, where they're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realize ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, working undercover, gender bending, special agents, fbi, gender, undercover, cross dressing, crossdressing, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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You Are Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: You're Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy television drama series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island and Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue. It is about a fictional boy band A.N.Jell and the relationship ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music band, gender bending, love and romance, fall in love, romance, hidden identity, friends, disorder, orphan, ambition, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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She's the Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cross dressing, high school life, twins, hidden identity, sport, tomboy, high school, gender bending, love and romance, teenager, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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A Soap (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 32-year-old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn´t want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbour of the transsexual Veronica. Veronica prefers to keep to herself with her little dog and a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, sexual abuse, love and romance, romance, fall in love, friendship, couples, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, lesbian, maid, gender, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, period piece, pretense, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gender bending, sexual identity, friendship, self discovery, youth, dishonesty, society, family relations, child protagonist, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Victor Victoria (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Style: witty, clever, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, cabaret, nightclub, music, jazz, romance, gay, chorus girl, showbiz, lifestyle, physical appearance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, chicago illinois, paris france
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Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, cross dressing, high school, high school hunk, rich and poor, gender bending, society, high school life, mistaken identity, romance, youth, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, desert, gender bending, bus, gay slur, on the road, australian outback, cross dressing, buddies, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, surgery, isolation, sexual perversion, rape, gender bending, twists & turns, vengeance, insanity, obsession, disfigurement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, gender bending, friendship, sexuality, hostage, redemption, haunted by the past, terrorism, gay, transvestism, soldier, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, london, england, europe
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Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, nun, convent, gender bending, on the run, hidden identity, dishonesty, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, communism, marriage, teacher, prostitute, actor, homosexual, suicide, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, gender bending, teenage life, college, high school, cheerleader, school, friendship, high school life, teenage love, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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Motocrossed (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Motocrossed! is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie (based on the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night), about a girl named Andrea Carson who loves motocross, despite the fact that her father finds her unsuited for the sport, being that she is "just ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: motorcycle race, gender bending, sport, twins, teenage life, extreme sport, family life, rivalry, underdog, family, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, divorce, parenthood, comedy of errors, hidden identity, family relations, custody battle, gender bending, kids and family, actor playing female role ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Tootsie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego -- Dorothy Michaels -- in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, actress, agent, love, actor's life, audition, roommate, love triangle, actor, apology, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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Sorority Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends who head the Social Committee in a frat house, called KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa), are charged with stealing money their fraternity has been saving for a cocktail cruise at the end of the semester, the one that guarantees them a spot at ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: cross dressing, college, student life, hidden identity, sorority, fish out of water, farce, fall in love, comedy of errors, gender bending, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, mistaken identity, love, love triangle, twins, comedy of errors, disguise, romance, disorder, hidden identity, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, sexual exploration, youth, teenage love, gender, teenage life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, social relations, couples, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
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My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender, coming of age, gender bending, gay, self discovery, youth, introspection, understanding, suburbs, love and romance, against the rules ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, france
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: witty, clever, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, gay, gender, mistress, cross dressing, actor, mistaken identity, downfall, disorder, actor's life, human nature, lifestyle ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, transsexual, uncover truth, politics, mystery, investigation, fighting the system, political corruption, dishonesty, small town, society, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, small town, friendship, on the road, gender bending, cross dressing, gays and lesbians, culture clash, contests and competitions, small town life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, nebraska, new york, california ...
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