Mistaken Identity

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (I) (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Comedy

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie, Geoffrey Lumsden

Votes: 253

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 685,598 | Gross: $17.50M

3. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 291,975 | Gross: $22.49M

4. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 43,247 | Gross: $22.55M

5. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 345,838 | Gross: $20.05M

6. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 21,352 | Gross: $8.38M

7. Oscar (1991)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

Director: John Landis | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 28,343 | Gross: $23.56M

8. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

91 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 38,412 | Gross: $12.60M

9. The Monster (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

After a series of bizarre actions, Loris is mistaken for a serial killer. Jessica, a policewoman in undercover, will try to induce him to commit a murder.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 9,082 | Gross: $0.64M

10. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 4,855

11. The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

A hitman has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

Director: Gareth Lewis | Stars: Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Dyfan Dwyfor

Votes: 3,380

12. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 81,969 | Gross: $2.15M

13. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 7,252 | Gross: $0.34M

14. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 168,246 | Gross: $81.30M

15. The Scapegoat (1959)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth

Votes: 1,621

16. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,142

17. No Sex Please - We're British (1973)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

Porn store owner Pete orders some new stuff from his supplier Niko but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, Arthur Lowe, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 486

18. Blandings (2013–2014)
Episode: Company for Gertrude (2013)

30 min | Comedy

Freddie comes to Blandings with Paquita, a Portuguese night club dancer who speaks no English but whom he has married. Wrongly believing her to be a princess the snobbish Connie is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Mark Williams, Jack Farthing

Votes: 32

19. Blandings (2013–2014)
Episode: Throwing Eggs (2014)

30 min | Comedy

The poker-wielding Duke of Dunstable threatens to have Clarence committed for pottiness, so Beach and Freddie hatch a plan to rescue him. Eggs required.

Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Harry Enfield, Ron Donachie, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 37

20. Single White Female (1992)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman

Votes: 29,915 | Gross: $47.92M

21. Crossed Swords (1977)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Poor boy Tom Canty (Mark Lester) and Edward, Prince of Wales (Mark Lester) exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 1,496

22. Big Business (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

Two couples of sisters from New York and from the countryside discover that they are connected in an incredible way.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 11,259 | Gross: $40.15M

23. We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 20,612 | Gross: $10.56M



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