Body Switch Movies

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1. The Hot Chick (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy

29 Metascore

An attractive and popular teenager, who is mean-spirited toward others, finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.

Director: Tom Brady | Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence

Votes: 92,669 | Gross: $35.08M

high school girl<>man 9/10

2. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 9,350 | Gross: $15.55M

man>woman 9/10

3. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 207,635 | Gross: $114.97M

boy>man 9/10

4. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 176,876 | Gross: $57.23M

13 yo girl>30 yo woman 8/10

5. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 360,038 | Gross: $112.23M

police man<>criminal man 8/10

6. Possessor (2020)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 27,567

woman>woman/man 7/10

7. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 528,978 | Gross: $176.04M

old white men & women>young black men & women 7/10

8. Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 94,581 | Gross: $12.28M

68 yo man>35 yo man 7/10

9. Dating the Enemy (1996)

97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies.

Director: Megan Simpson Huberman | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Guy Pearce, Matt Day, Lisa Hensley

Votes: 1,747

man<>woman 7/10

10. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 189,128 | Gross: $64.17M

man>17 yo boy 7/10

11. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 323,027 | Gross: $22.86M

adults>John Malkovich/man 7/10

12. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 104,877 | Gross: $153.29M

all 4<>all 4 7/10

13. Wish Upon a Star (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Donnie Jeffcoat, Scott Wilkinson

Votes: 7,390

sister<>sister 7/10

14. Our Little Science Story (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

A young chemist blows himself up in his basement lab and his spirit takes over the body of a female roommate.

Director: Grant Johnson | Stars: Dan Waller, Caroline Blakeslee, Alyson Bedford, Troy Lund

Votes: 37

man>woman 7/10

15. Memory Run (1995 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The year is 2015, and big brother is everywhere. The search for immortality is over. Science has finally achieved the impossible, undermining the most basic aspect of life: that mind, body,... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Karen Duffy, Saul Rubinek, Matt McCoy, Lynne Cormack

Votes: 291

man>woman 7/10

16. Si j'étais elle (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

Alex is the perfect snapshot of misogynist some of its charm: he leaves his wife Leah and wrong with the babysitter. Selfish, indifferent, absent, he combines all handicaps to Leah's eyes, to end, leaves him.

Director: Stéphane Clavier | Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Thierry Lhermitte, Alexia Portal, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 60

man>woman 7/10

17. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 337,152 | Gross: $7.22M

woman<>woman 7/10

18. Miss Change (2013)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

A good lawyer loses his cases in court when he's up against women. He's too shy to look them in the eyes. That all changes when he finds himself in a cute woman's body.

Director: Cho-Shin Jung | Stars: Eun-woo Jeong, Su-Jung Lee, Moon-cheol Nam, Il-han Oo

Votes: 160

man1>woman, man1<>man2, man2>woman 7/10

19. The Cobbler (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

23 Metascore

A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Adam Sandler, Melonie Diaz, Steve Buscemi, Method Man

Votes: 54,230

man>different men 7/10

20. The Secret (2007)

R | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body.

Director: Vincent Perez | Stars: David Duchovny, Lili Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 3,704

mother>daughter 7/10

21. Chances Are (1989)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

62 Metascore

A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 12,445 | Gross: $16.28M

reincarnation man>baby boy/22 y.o. man 7/10

22. Ice Angel (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A popular hockey player and an ice skater die on the same day. The soul of the skater goes to heaven but the hockey player is reborn in the body of the ice skater.

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Nicholle Tom, Tara Lipinski, Nancy Kerrigan, Gwynyth Walsh

Votes: 543

man>woman 7/10

23. The Beauty Inside (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

48 Metascore

A South Korean has a different person's body, changing every morning to a body "borrowed" for a day - man, woman, old, child and sometimes a foreigner. "He" works as furniture designer. He loves a girl. She loves him for the beauty inside.

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek | Stars: Han Hyo-joo, Seo Jun Park, Juri Ueno, Lee Jin-Wook

Votes: 6,136 | Gross: $0.11M

man>man or woman, different ages 7/10

24. Body Switch (1995)

88 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

An elite sports doctor with 2 months to live offers to help a basketball team, so as to find a healthy boy to switch bodies with. A teenager wakes up to find himself in the old doctor's dying body.

Director: Jørn Faurschou | Stars: Ulf Pilgaard, Morten Schaffalitzky, Kenn Godske, Helle Fagralid

Votes: 312

teenage boy<>old man 7/10

25. Freaky (2020)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich

Votes: 42,794

high school girl<>serial killer man 7/10

26. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 130,843 | Gross: $110.23M

daughter<>mother 7/10

27. Freaky Friday (1995 TV Movie)

86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Annabelle and Ellen have a hard time getting along with each other. One Friday the 13th, they both wear magical necklaces that make them switch bodies for the day.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann, Catlin Adams, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 1,228

mother<>daughter 6/10

28. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 12,422 | Gross: $25.94M

daughter<>mother 6/10

29. 14 Going on 30 (1988 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Danny, 14, has a crush on his teacher, Peggy. He uses his inventor friend's growth machine to grow 30. The next day in school, he's mistaken for the new principal.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Steven Eckholdt, Daphne Ashbrook, Adam Carl, Gabriel Olds

Votes: 310

14 y.o. boy>30 y.o. man etc. 6/10

30. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 15,305

mother<>daughter 6/10

31. Incontrol (2017)

82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4 university students hook up to a machine allowing them to become one of their fellow students - e.g. allowing them each to party as one of the rich and beautiful. The long hook-ups start seriously affecting their normal selves.

Director: Kurtis David Harder | Stars: Sarah Troyer, Anja Savcic, Valerie Planche, Christopher Rosamond

Votes: 554

young men & women>young men & women 6/10

32. Every Day (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

A shy teenager falls for a spirit who wakes up in the body of a different person every morning.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, Jeni Ross

Votes: 20,060 | Gross: $6.10M

A>different, same aged high school students 6/10

33. A Walk in My Shoes (2010 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

A teacher gives "parental advice" to her student's widowed mom. An angel transforms her into this mom - having to face her problems . The angel also arranges for a handsome widower to move in next door.

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Nancy Travis, Philip Winchester, Yara Martinez, Cameron Deane Stewart

Votes: 318

woman>woman 6/10

34. Help, I'm a Boy! (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Family, Fantasy

In Hamburg, an aged sorcerer is searching for a replacement. Freddie, who's about 12, finds the wizard's book of spells and knows enough to read a few lines to his friend Emma. She repeats ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Dommenget | Stars: Sarah Hannemann, Nick Seidensticker, Philipp Blank, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 205

boy<>girl 6/10

35. All of Me (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

68 Metascore

A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 17,720 | Gross: $36.40M

woman1>man1>man2>man1>woman2 6/10

36. The Change-Up (2011)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann

Votes: 174,029 | Gross: $37.24M

married man<>single man 6/10

37. Xchange (2001)

R | 110 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, where it's faster to travel by exchanging bodies with someone at the destination, a man's body is hijacked by a ruthless terrorist.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Pascale Bussières, Kim Coates, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 2,543

men & women<>men & women 6/10

38. Day Watch (2006)

R | 132 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina

Votes: 33,916 | Gross: $0.45M

man>woman 6/10

39. The Swap (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ellie O'Brien is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy is struggling to live up to his brothers' hockey-star legacies and dad's high expectations and tough-love approach.

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Peyton List, Jacob Bertrand, Claire Rankin, Darrin Rose

Votes: 1,916

high school girl<>high school boy 6/10

40. It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy

Votes: 40,329

high school girl<>high school boy 6/10

41. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 109,791 | Gross: $47.81M

old woman>young woman 6/10

42. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 2,646 | Gross: $0.20M

man>woman 6/10

43. The Assignment (I) (2016)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

34 Metascore

After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Caitlin Gerard

Votes: 8,075

man>woman 6/10

44. Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Womanizing Charlie is shot by an angry husband and falls in the sea. He arrives home after his memorial as a cute, amnesic woman. His old friend helps her/him.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,694

man>woman 6/10

45. Dream a Little Dream (1989)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

32 Metascore

An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Corey Haim, Piper Laurie

Votes: 6,755 | Gross: $5.55M

old man<>teenage boy 6/10

46. If I Were You (2006)

108 min | Comedy