Alter ego movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alter ego movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with alter ego, transformation, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, adaptation, death, rivalry and superhero plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alter ego: Magic (1978), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), The Dark Half (1993), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008), Suicide Squad (2016), The Nutty Professor (1996), The Mask (1994), Birdman or (2014), Read It and Weep (2006), The Stranger (2005).

List of alter ego movies

 6.8
 9K
Magic (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alter ego, mental illness, rise and fall, toys, split personality, telepathy, objects come to life, deadly, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, ventriloquist dummy, ventriloquist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece ...
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: split personality, alter ego, physical appearance, family, eccentric family, nothing goes right, goofy hero, supernatural ability, disorder, mad scientist, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 16K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-regarded physician whose evenings are spent researching a rare and sacred Amazonian flower so potent it's said to literally separate the soul, giving life to man's Dark Self. The obsessive experiments to isolate ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, serial killer, alter ego, mad doctor, obsession, investigation, deadly, legal, criminal heroes, danger, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.0
 604K
Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, comic, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, female warrior, insanity, villain turns good, superhero, mission, tough girl, fight scenes, secret mission, villain, super villain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, louisiana
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The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, fall in love, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alter ego, parody, physical appearance, inventions and discoveries, farce, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 348K
The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, superhero, gangsters, dual identity, fall in love, social misfits, alter ego, transformation, good versus evil, love and romance, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 582K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, ambition, actor's life, father daughter relationship, existentialism, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Read It and Weep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, overnight success, school dance, teenage life, rising to stardom, secret, popularity, youth, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.2
 15K
The Stranger (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Ambi, a meek lawyer, ends up being a vigilante named Anniyan, and a supermodel named Remo, after suffering with multiple personality disorder due to the society.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, vigilante, lawyer, vigilantism, love affair, mental illness, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, alter ego, punishment, poetic justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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 5.7
 923
Me Two (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 80's pop icon Gilles Gabriel is about to make a comeback in the French music scene, until he accidentally hits Ranu, a slightly nutty accountant, when out driving one day. Both are horrified to realise that Gilles died in the crash, and that ...
Style: absurd, humorous, entertaining, surprise ending
Plot: singer, double life, alter ego, inside the mind, paranoia, death, car accident, absurdism, social satire, reincarnation, body swapping, store ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, disorder, murder, gang, crimes, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, reincarnation, alter ego, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, san francisco
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 4.9
 327
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, alter ego, murder, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, arrest, businessman, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, convertible, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, mountain, nuclear missile, volcanic eruption, newspaper editor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: italy, new york, san francisco, russia
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 7.1
 121K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, realistic, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, loneliness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
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Mia melissa ton Avgousto (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Harris, his wife, his mistress and his half German sister arrive with a boat to a distant Aegean island, assessable only by boat. The boat man forgets them and they are stranded there. Harris gets stung by a bee, and he develops an allergy. He gets ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: split personality, stranded, male female relationship, alter ego, secret, transformation, extramarital affair, isolation, mistress, truth, island, allergy ...
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 3.8
 235K
Batman & Robin (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, crime fighter, fighting crime, undercover, superhuman powers, rivalry, crimes, crime, super vehicle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1997, twentieth century, 1990s, 90s
Place: india
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 5.6
 252K
Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: intense, serious, exciting, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, chase, experiment gone awry, adventure, dark hero, genetics, mutant, mad scientist, transformation, anger, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, south america, central america
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 8.0
 659K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, disney, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, obsession, breakup, grudge, romance, vengeance, rivalry, unlikely couple, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.1
 23K
The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, tense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, atomic bomb, undercover, danger, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, asia, usa, tibet
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 5.5
 718
Steel (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Daniel, a successful TV journalist living life in the fast lane, has fallen into a deep depression. His seemingly perfect life suddenly collapses under him when panic attacks force him to deal with himself and his past.
Style: homoerotic, queer cinema, gay cinema, lgbt cinema, romantic ...
Plot: gay, depression, celebrity interview, nightclub, panic attack, age difference, agoraphobia, childhood trauma, mental illness, journalist, gay interest, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 405
Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: dark humor, psychotronic, allegory, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, cockroach, insect, transformation, surrealism, film within a film, blood, husband wife relationship, director, actor playing himself, killer ...
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Captain Underpants (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada, France, UK, India
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, hypnosis, invention, professor, teacher, boy, friend, battles, miniaturization, battle, alter ego, secret identity ...
Place: ohio
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The Pogo Film Project (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Pogo Film Project shows the intimate side of Gacy’s atrocities; the murders themselves! With a bit of embellishing on the part of the writer, several scenarios play out illustrating how Gacy was able to subdue, torture and murder several young ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, scary
Plot: clown, serial teen killer, serial killer, murder, strangulation, death, alter ego, college student, compilation, gay interest, brutality, maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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One False Step (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A comic feature film about an underachieving writer who sets out to write his masterpiece, but is confounded when one of its characters steps into his real life and introduces him to a life of sin and corruption.
Style: neurotic, suspenseful, touching, suspense, tense ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, aspiring writer, film producer, film within a film, screenwriter, filmmaking, desperation, buddy, femme fatale, satire, humiliation ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.1
 40K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, dark humor, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, deadly, team, dealing with death, corpse, supernatural ability, mission, double life, unfulfillment, divorce, family relations ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 5.2
 224K
Ghost Rider (2007)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a ...
Style: comic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demon, dark hero, deal with the devil, superhero, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, motorcycle, good versus evil, supernatural ability, escapades, redemption ...
Place: usa, texas
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventurer, steampunk, superhero, vampire, save the world, secret service, adventure, immortality, heroic mission, danger, alternate reality, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, siberia, africa, italy ...
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 3.4
 111K
Catwoman (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: masked superhero, tough girl, superhero, one woman army, imaginary, vigilantism, uncover truth, female fighter, superhuman powers, supernatural, righting the wronged, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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