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, sexy, semi serious, feel good and entertaining films and TV shows about / with mistaken identity, disorder, storytelling, dialogue, chase, catastrophe, love and romance, mentor, culture clash and life philosophy plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mistaken identity: Monte Carlo (2011), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Intimate Strangers (2004), Say It Isn't So (2001), Date Night (2010), While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Man (2005), Mystery Date (1991).

List of mistaken identity movies

Monte Carlo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: 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: romantic, humorous, light, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: adventure, mistaken identity, fall in love, happy ending, love and romance, lifestyle, lookalikes, teenage life, tour guide, nothing goes right, high society, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, paris france, europe, monaco, texas ...
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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, neo noir, surreal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, crimes, mistaken identity, weed, hippie, marijuana, nihilism, hallucination, death of friend, drugs, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
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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: parody, feel good, funny, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mistaken identity, spy, espionage, conspiracy, hitman, cold war, assassin, bdsm, twists and turns, natural disaster, lone hero, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, amnesia, obsession, farce, female protagonist, intrigue, on the run, disorder, amnesiac, yuppie, free spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, atlantic city ...
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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, atmospheric, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, mistaken identity, obsession, marriage, fall in love, family problems, psychologist, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, impostor, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Say It Isn't So (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Boy meets girl; boy falls in love (and had wild, non-stop sex) with girl; boy loses girl... when they discover they are brother and sister! But when he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young ...
Style: humorous, funny, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, farce, brother sister incest, road trip, fall in love, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, love and romance, private detective, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, indiana, oregon
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National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chaos and misunderstandings ensue in a coed dorm
Style: humorous, melancholic, sexy, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, college life, prostitute, dormitory, high school, teenager, college, virginity, sexual relations, looking for sex, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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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: funny, romantic, suspense, witty, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, corruption, gangsters, marriage, multiple storylines, romance, police investigation, twists and turns, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, married couple, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa
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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: romantic, light, sweet, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, love triangle, loneliness, love and romance, fall in love, holiday, love, love story, mistaken identity, hospital, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york
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The Man (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way
Style: intense, funny, absurd, parody, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, arms dealer, car chase, buddy cop, fight scenes, dumb, goofy hero, stereotypes, runaway, foul language, twists and turns, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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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: humorous, talky, stylized, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, chase, comedy of errors, police investigation, girl next door, switching roles, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, class differences, cinderella story, mistaken identity, hotel, eligible bachelor, rags to riches, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey, hawaii ...
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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, inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, amnesia, memory loss, mistaken identity, hollywood, romance, writer's life, happy ending, life philosophy, justice, parents and children, lovers reunited ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: california, usa
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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, romantic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, pregnancy, women, romance, couples, family relations, disorder, society, babies and infants, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, new jersey, massachusetts
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El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: stylized, talky, suspense, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, gangsters, revenge, gang, guitarist, hitman, small town, vengeance, crimes, musician, exploitation, motorcycle ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship, farce, adoption, twists and turns, plot twist, family relations, visceral, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, new york, michigan, california, san diego california ...
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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, funny, inspirational ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, medical school, starting over, impersonating, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, pretense, family disapproval, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mumbai india, india, asia
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Blonde and Blonder (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comic mayhem ensues when two lovely blondes, Dee and Dawn, are mistaken as international mob killers.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: blonde, mistaken identity, odd couple, dishonesty, comedy of errors, stupidity, disorder, nothing goes right, gangsters, crimes, best friends, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: melancholic, romantic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, friendship, loneliness, youth, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, dark humor, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, new york, usa
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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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, ironic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, mistaken identity, roommate, phone sex, looking for sex, artists and showbiz, romance, looking for love, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Wrong Mans (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Story: Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, sitcom, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, buddies, wrong place wrong time, partners, blackmail, life turned upside down, escapades, comedy of errors, dishonesty, mafia, satire, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, love story, happy ending, twists and turns, couples, friendship, comedy of errors, social differences, comedy of manners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1920s, 18th century ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.
Style: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, farce, mistaken identity, disorder, goofy hero, comedy of errors, agent, sex, surveillance, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
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Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, entertaining, clever, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, crimes, hitman, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, goofy hero, hidden identity, disorder, romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, inventor, escapades, race against time, mistaken identity, impostor, comedy of errors, changing the past or future, goofy hero ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, 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, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, body horror, obsession, identical twins, twins, drug addiction, love triangle, addiction, mistaken identity, mental illness, life is a bitch, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, year 1954, 60s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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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, light, inspirational, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, baseball, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, california
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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is mistaken as a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with one red shoe.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mistaken identity, spy, intelligence agency, espionage, undercover, violin, stolen identity, secret agents, farce, infidelity, spy spoof, cia ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia
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Mr. Klein (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are ...
Style: art house, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, mistaken identity, art dealer, anti semitism, prostitute, adultery, female nudity, nazi occupation, french resistance, doppelganger, art, mysticism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, vichy, algeria, europe ...
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