Mistaken identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mistaken identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, melancholic and sexy films and TV shows about / with mistaken identity, disorder, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, romance, dishonesty, catastrophe, love and romance and chase plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mistaken identity: Maid in Manhattan (2002), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Mystery Date (1991), Dorm Daze (2003), Monte Carlo (2011), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Intimate Strangers (2004), The Pallbearer (1996), Man Up (2015), Happy, Texas (1999).

List of mistaken identity movies

Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, cinderella story, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, single mother, class differences, love story, mistaken identity, hotel, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, san francisco ...
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, mistaken identity, crime, twists & turns, crimes, deception, neo noir, mafia, disorder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 3K
Mystery Date (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The shy teenager Tom McHugh worships his sexy neighbor Geena Matthews that lives on the other side of the street, but he does not dare to talk to her. When his parents travel with their dog for a competition and his self-confident big brother Craig ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, chase, crimes, nothing goes right, switching roles, dishonesty, disorder, teenage life, comedy of errors, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 4.6
 8K
Dorm Daze (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chaos and misunderstandings ensue in a coed dorm
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, college life, loss of virginity, prostitute, dormitory, college, teenager, sexual relations, looking for sex, love triangle, youth, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.8
 40K
Monte Carlo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.
Style: humorous, romantic, light, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, adventure, lookalikes, mistaken identity, high society, best friends, lifestyle, teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, paris france, europe, england, texas
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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, train wreck, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, switching roles, rise to the top, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
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Intimate Strangers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Because she picked the wrong door, Anna ends up confessing her marriage problems to a financial adviser named William Faber. Touched by her distress, somewhat excited as well, Faber does not have the courage to tell her that he is not a ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, family problems, dishonesty, psychologist, crumbling marriage, obsession, impostor, adultery, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, funeral, friendship, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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 6.8
 47K
Man Up (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, blind date, wedding anniversary, romance, looking for love, disorder, dishonesty, self discovery, love, singleness, thirtysomething life, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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 6.3
 9K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, farce, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, romance, comedy of errors, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Located in Madrid's Plaza del Sol, Km. 0 is the point from which all distances in Spain are measured from the capital. In Km. 0, it is also the meeting point for a gallery of characters. Bored, affluent housewife Marga meets up with gigolo ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, prostitution, lifestyle, looking for love, comedy of errors, friendship, infidelity, disorder, fall in love, couple relations, dishonesty, internet dating ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, bowling, hippie, kidnapping, slacker, marijuana, mistaken identity, crimes, stoners, crime, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
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 6.9
 51K
The Majestic (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hollywood, small town, amnesia, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, americana, starting over ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: california, usa
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 6.3
 149K
Date Night (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves – and now a number of unsavoury ...
Style: not serious, talky, realistic, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: corruption, mistaken identity, thief, taxi driver, stripper, chase, encounter, plan gone awry, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, espionage, bomb, helicopter, escape, cold war, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, intrigue, silly humor, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.5
 115K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, lookalikes, summer camp, dishonesty, disorder, butler, single parent, family relations, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: london, england, california, maine, europe ...
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 6.5
 11K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, dragon, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, siblings relations, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
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The Wrong Mans (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, wrong place wrong time, buddies, partners, life turned upside down, blackmail, escapades, dishonesty, british humour, mafia, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.4
 4K
Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, dishonesty, couples, crimes, haunted by the past, betrayal, ransom, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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 6.6
 1K
Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, priest, fake priest, social relations, disorder, impostor, village, farce, hidden identity, prison, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, christmas, love triangle, love and romance, coma, new year's eve, disorder, love affair, mistaken identity, family relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa, new york
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We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, clergy, on the run, buddies, disorder, crime, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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 7.0
 19K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, rough, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, neo-noir, hitman, mistaken identity, betrayal, small town, money, criminal, unemployment, crimes, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
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Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
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: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, cross dressing, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, couples, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s, victorian era ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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Is It Just Me? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frustrated by his ongoing failure to meet Mr. Right, Blaine stumbles upon what might be his perfect match in an online chat room-Xander, a sweet, hunky guy who's recently moved to LA. Smitten, Blaine then finds that he's been chatting to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexual, sexy, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, mistaken identity, gays and lesbians, phone sex, columnist, roommate, bedroom, singleness, city life, looking for sex, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Tangos Are for Two (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman's voice says she was wife to Renzo Franchi and Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Argentina's great tango singer. People say she's crazy. Her story unfolds. Buenos Aires, 1933: Juana Romero, a seamstress who lives for the music of ...
Plot: mistaken identity, ambition, tango, wedding, menage a trois, plane crash, mysterious woman, latin, rise and fall, world, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: argentina, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina, peru ...
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 5.6
 5K
Bushwhacked (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A inept courier realises he has been used by criminals to deliver money. On the run from both the criminals and police, he poses as a Scout leader and leads a scout group on a hike through the mountains.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, frame up, children, mountain, waterfall, cave, wilderness, murder, gangsters, misfit, odd couple, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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All the Best: Fun Begins (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: All The Best is a rib-tickling comedy based on hilarious situations resulting from mistaken identities and goof ups.
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, gangsters, debt, buddies, dishonesty, disorder, silly humor, comedy of errors, car race, bollywood, friends, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 6.9
 2K
The Ritz (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, gangsters, fall in love, crimes, goofy hero, couple relations, disorder, dishonesty, couples, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, good versus evil, revolution, rivalry, anti hero, siblings relations, goofy hero, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
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