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, melancholic, clever and sexy films and TV shows about / with mistaken identity, disorder, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, chase, romance, dishonesty and love and romance 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), Mystery Date (1991), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Dorm Daze (2003), Monte Carlo (2011), Man Up (2015), Happy, Texas (1999), Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Majestic (2001).

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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, opposites attract, mistaken identity, social differences, hotel, fall in love, love story, romance, class differences, single mother, 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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 6.1
 2K
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, semi serious, humorous, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, chase, switching roles, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, teenage life, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, twists & turns, deception, assassin, disorder, revenge, mafia, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 4.6
 7K
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, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, prostitute, college life, dormitory, college, looking for sex, sexual relations, teenager, buddies, youth, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.8
 39K
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: love and romance, adventure, fall in love, mistaken identity, lookalikes, best friends, high society, lifestyle, heir heiress, nothing goes right, twentysomething life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, europe, paris france, texas, england
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 6.8
 45K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, wedding anniversary, blind date, romance, looking for love, disorder, dishonesty, self discovery, love, thirtysomething life, singleness, 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: humorous, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, farce, romance, unfulfilled love, fall in love, teenage life, comedy of errors, disorder, dishonesty ...
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, gay, prostitution, looking for love, comedy of errors, friendship, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: humorous, absurd, talky, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, dialogue, marijuana, hippie, slacker, mistaken identity, vandalism, stoners, crime, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, pasadena california, malibu california, california
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 6.9
 50K
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, amnesia, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, starting over, americana, father son relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, usa
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 6.3
 146K
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: talky, not serious, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: corruption, mistaken identity, thief, taxi driver, stripper, chase, encounter, plan gone awry, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship, escape ...
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, exciting, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, escape, bomb, helicopter, espionage, cold war, disorder, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, goofy hero, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, forbidden love, train wreck, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, cons and scams, parents and children, love and romance, babies and infants, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
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 6.5
 10K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, martial arts, farce, gangsters, disorder, lookalikes, mechanic, dragon, siblings relations, goofy hero, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
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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: talky, psychological, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, love and romance, psychologist, opposites attract, toys, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, family problems, sexual perversion, collector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couples, crimes, ransom, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, asia, china
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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: dark humor, witty, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, high school, romance, self discovery, love and romance, twentysomething life, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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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, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, clergy, on the run, buddies, disorder, crime, society, dishonesty, prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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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: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, mistaken identity, twins, comedy of errors, love, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, fall in love, presumed dead, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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 6.5
 110K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, mischievous children, summer camp, lookalikes, disorder, dishonesty, single parent, butler, trap, comedy of errors, parents and children, divorce ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, california, london, maine, europe ...
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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, sexual, sexy, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, gay, columnist, phone sex, roommate, bedroom, gays and lesbians, coming out, sexual relations, twentysomething life, fall in love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, wedding, tango, plane crash, menage a trois, artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, romance, couple relations, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: argentina, spain, peru, colombia, south america ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: mistaken identity, frame up, children, waterfall, cave, wilderness, murder, gangsters, family life, animal life, buddies, 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: not serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, debt, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, bollywood, gangsters, chases and races, car chase, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
Is relevant ?
 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: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, gay, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, on the run, hidden identity, aids, hotel, showbiz, gender, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, adventure, revolution, rivalry, friends, state affairs, switching roles, siblings relations, escapades, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, motorcycle gang, farce, fish out of water, misfit, escapades, goofy hero, disorder, friendship, friends, sight gag ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, estate, comedy of errors, tough heroes, chase, rivalry, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 30s
Place: france, new york
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Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, rich and poor, prison life, misfit, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california, malibu california, los angeles
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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, false identity, romance, social differences, couples, comedy of errors, friendship, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
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