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The Best Body Swap Movies Ever Made

“What are the best movies about or featuring Body Swaps” We looked at 125 of the top Body Swapping films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 32 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Body Swap” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 75+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 32 Body Swap Movies Of All-Time



32 .) Goodbye Charlie (1964) directed by Vincente Minnelli

Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Whisp
  • IMDB

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie’s affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie’s new plan to marry into money



31 .) Here Comes Mr. Jordan’ (1941) directed by Alexander Hall

Here Comes Mr. Jordan' (1941)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Thought Co.

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes…because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe’s spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe’s body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who’s just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth’s unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?



30 .) If I Were You (2006) directed by Daniel Filho

If I Were You (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • IMDB

The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. Claudio sees Helena as a shopper and “little teacher of a choral” and Helena sees Claudio as an insensitive and rough man. On the night before the fiftieth anniversary of Claudio, they changed places with each other.



29 .) Mulholland Drive (2001) directed by David Lynch

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Thought Co.

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.



28 .) Oh! Heavenly Dog’ (1980) directed by Joe Camp

Oh! Heavenly Dog' (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • eOnline
  • Thought Co.

Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who’s sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he’s “marginal material,” and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder. As a dog. A cute fluffy little dog (Benji). Undaunted, Browning begins to investigate the case as best he can around his canine disabilities (dialing the phone presents a special challenge) to solve the murders, save the girl, and see justice done.



27 .) Scooby-Doo (2002) directed by Raja Gosnell

Scooby-Doo (2002)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • IMDB

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways.



26 .) Shrek the Third (2007) directed by Chris Miller

Shrek the Third (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Whisp
  • Thought Co.

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.



25 .) The Skeleton Key (2005) directed by Iain Softley

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • IMDB

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



24 .) Down to Earth (2001) directed by Chris Weitz

Down to Earth (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • IMDB

After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life… by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.



23 .) Switch (1991) directed by Blake Edwards

Switch (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • GQ
  • IMDB

Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve’s soul will become the property of the devil. But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks.



22 .) Turnabout (1940) directed by Hal Roach

Turnabout (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online

Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other’s life.



21 .) Vice Versa (1948) directed by Peter Ustinov

Vice Versa (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • IMDB

Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled and the two change bodies with each other. Mr Bultitude becomes a school boy who smokes cigars and has a very conservative view on child upbringing, while his son Dick becomes a gentleman who spends his time drinking lemonade and arranging children’s parties.



20 .) Being John Malkovich (1999) directed by Spike Jonze

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AZ Central
  • eOnline
  • GQ
  • IMDB

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.



19 .) Chances Are (1989) directed by Emile Ardolino

Chances Are (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Laugh Button
  • Ranker
  • AZ Central
  • IMDB

Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie’s daughter, Miranda, together. It’s not until Alex is invited to Louie’s home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there’s also the problem that he’s attracted to Louie’s/his own daughter.



18 .) Dating the Enemy (1996) directed by Megan Simpson Huberman

Dating the Enemy (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB

One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable lessons are learned by each as they both have to adjust to very different lives.



17 .) 17 Again (2009) directed by Burr Steers

17 Again (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • IMDB

On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O’Donnell wishes he could have a “do-over.” And that’s exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he’s 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has the chance to reverse some decisions he wishes he’d never made. But maybe they weren’t so bad after all.



16 .) Face/Off (1997) directed by John Woo

Face/Off (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • New Statesman
  • AZ Central
  • IMDB
  • GQ
  • Thought Co.

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent’s family.



15 .) Heaven Can Wait (1978) directed by Warren Beatty

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • AZ Central
  • Movie Web
  • IMDB

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn’t ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.



14 .) Wish Upon a Star (1996) directed by Blair Treu

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges

Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn’t been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they’ve been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the complications come fast furious and funny.



13 .) Prelude to a Kiss (1992) directed by Norman René

Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Huston Press
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online

A couple fall in love despite the girl’s pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.



12 .) Vice Versa (1988) directed by Brian Gilbert

Vice Versa (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • List Challenges
  • Huston Press
  • GQ
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire

A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.



11 .) 13 Going on 30 (2004) directed by Gary Winick

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • eOnline
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online
  • Thought Co.

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she’s thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn’t as always as awesome as she thought it would be!



10 .) 18 Again! (1988) directed by Paul Flaherty

18 Again! (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Laugh Button
  • Huston Press
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire

18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and Vice Versa, produced in the late 1980s involving a similar plotline.



9 .) It’s a Boy Girl Thing (2006) directed by Nick Hurran

It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB

A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it’s like to walk in the other’s shoes.



8 .) Dream a Little Dream (1989) directed by Marc Rocco

Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Laugh Button
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • Huston Press
  • eOnline
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire

Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby’s body and can only contact Bobby in his dreams.



7 .) Freaky Friday (2003) directed by Mark Waters

Freaky Friday (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Laugh Button
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online
  • Den Of Geek

Mother and daughter bicker over everything — what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she’s older. In turn, Anna detests Tess’s fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.



6 .) The Change-Up (2011) directed by David Dobkin

The Change-Up (2011)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Laugh Button
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online

Dave is a married man with two 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 when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.



5 .) Like Father Like Son (1987) directed by Rod Daniel

Like Father Like Son (1987)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • eOnline
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire
  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • Huston Press
  • GQ

Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he’s completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris’ problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a brain-exchanging serum, and it switches their identities. This leads of course to extraordinary complications in school and at work, but also to insight in the problems and feelings of each other.



4 .) The Hot Chick (2002) directed by Tom Brady

The Hot Chick (2002)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • Huston Press
  • eOnline
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Empire Online

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school — she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with Clive, a sleazy crook. Jessica, in the form of the repulsive Clive, struggles to adjust to this radical alteration and sets out to get her own body back before the upcoming prom.



3 .) Freaky Friday (1976) directed by Gary Nelson

Freaky Friday (1976)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • The Whisp
  • Huston Press
  • AZ Central
  • eOnline
  • GQ
  • List Challenges
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire
  • Empire Online
  • Thought Co.

School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life of their daughter/mother for just one day and their wishes come true as a bit of magic puts Annabel in Mrs. Andrews’ body and vice versa. They both have a Freaky Friday.



2 .) All of Me (1984) directed by Carl Reiner

All of Me (1984)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • Ranker
  • List Challenges
  • New Statesman
  • The Whisp
  • AZ Central
  • eOnline
  • GQ
  • Movie Web
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire
  • Thought Co.

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger’s body instead, forcing him to battle Edwina for control of his own being.



1 .) Big (1988) directed by Penny Marshall

Big (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • The Laugh Button
  • BuzzFeed
  • Ranker
  • New Statesman
  • The Whisp
  • AZ Central
  • eOnline
  • GQ
  • Movie Web
  • IMDB
  • Flavorwire
  • Empire Online
  • Thought Co.

A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?




The 75+ Additional Best Body, Mind, and Age Swap Movies



# Movies Directors Lists
33 A Christmas Switch (2018) Brian Herzlinger IMDB
34 A Saintly Switch   Ranker
35 A Walk in My Shoes (2010 TV Movie) John Kent Harrison IMDB
36 Akko’s Secret (2012) Yasuhiro Kawamura IMDB
37 Alison’s Birthday (1981) Ian Coughlan IMDB
38 All Screwed Up (1974)  
List Challenges
39 All Screwed Up (2009) Neil Stephens IMDB
40 Between Worlds (2018) Maria Pulera IMDB
41 Bogan (2017) Lakshman IMDB
42 Child’s Play   AZ Central
43 Chinna Vathiyar (1995) Singeetam Srinivasa Rao IMDB
44 Cleo/Leo (1989) Chuck Vincent IMDB
45 Dame tu cuerpo (2003) Rafael Montero IMDB
46 Day Watch (2006) Timur Bekmambetov IMDB
47 Detention (2011) Joseph Kahn IMDB
48 Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) Roy Ward Baker IMDB
49 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde David Price IMDB
50 Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle’s Intimate Encounters (2000 Video) Rolfe Kanefsky IMDB
51 Every Day (2018) Michael Sucsy IMDB
52 Farligt venskab (1995) Jørn Faurschou IMDB
53 Freaky Friday (1995 TV Movie) Melanie Mayron IMDB
54 Freaky Friday (2018 TV Movie) Steve Carr IMDB
55 Get Out (I) (2017) Jordan Peele IMDB
56 Ghost   AZ Central
57
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Parts 1 and 2 (2010/2011)
 
Thought Co.
58 Heart and Souls   AZ Central
59 Help, I’m a Boy! (2002) Oliver Dommenget IMDB
60 Here Comes the Bride (2010) Chris Martinez IMDB
61 High Fantasy (2017) Jenna Cato Bass IMDB
62 Holiday Wishes (2006 TV Movie) David Weaver IMDB
63 Ice Angel (2000 TV Movie) George Erschbamer IMDB
64 Identity Theft (2009) James A. Ward IMDB
65 If I Were You (2012) Qi Li IMDB
66 If I Were You 2 (2009) Daniel Filho IMDB
67 Incontrol (2017) Kurtis David Harder IMDB
68 It Takes Two   BuzzFeed
69 Jacqueline Hyde (2005 Video) Rolfe Kanefsky IMDB
70 Just Follow Law (2007) Jack Neo IMDB
71 Les dissociés (2015) Raphaël Descraques IMDB
72 Lost Highway  
New Statesman
73 Love a ru mi rai rak arai mai ru (2015) Jit Khamnoedrat IMDB
74 Lyubov-Morkov (2007) Aleksandr Strizhenov IMDB
75 Me Again (2012) David A.R. White IMDB
76 Mechtat ne vredno (2005) Evgeniy Lavrentev IMDB
77 Memory Run (1995 Video) Allan A. Goldstein IMDB
78 Memory Transfer (2015) Michael Moeh IMDB
79 Miss Change (2013) Cho-Shin Jung IMDB
80 Monte Carlo   BuzzFeed
81 Mr Ya Miss (2005) Antara Mali IMDB
82 Never Say Die (2017) Yang Song IMDB
83 Nine Lives   The Whisp
84 Our Little Science Story (2005 TV Movie) Grant Johnson IMDB
85 Peggy Sue Got Married   Ranker
86 Pomnyu – ne pomnyu! (2016) Vasiliy Rovenskiy IMDB
87 Pon un hombre en tu vida (1996) Eva Lesmes IMDB
88 ProSieben FunnyMovie – Eine wie keiner (2008 TV Movie) Marco Petry IMDB
89 Rendez-moi ma peau.. Patrick Schulmann IMDB
90 Sam (I) (2015) Nicholas Brooks IMDB
91 Seconds  
New Statesman
92 Seitenwechsel (2016) Vivian Naefe IMDB
93 Self/Less  
New Statesman
94 Self/less (2015) Tarsem Singh IMDB
95 Seventeen Again   BuzzFeed
96 Sexual Chemistry (1999) Mike Sedan IMDB
97 Si j’étais elle (2004 TV Movie) Stéphane Clavier IMDB
98 Si j’étais lui (2002 TV Movie) Philippe Triboit IMDB
99 Sister Switch (2015) Torry Colvin IMDB
100 Summer Switch (1984)   Flavorwire
101 Suture  
New Statesman
102 the 1977 one  
New Statesman
103 The Acid House (1998) Paul McGuigan IMDB
104 The Assignment (I) (2016) Walter Hill IMDB
105 The Beauty Inside (2015) Jong-Yeol Baek IMDB
106 The Cell  
New Statesman
107 The Christmas Swap (2016 TV Movie) Jerry LaMothe IMDB
108 The Christmas Switch (2014) Paul Lynch IMDB
109 The Cobbler (2014) Tom McCarthy IMDB
110
The Double Life of Veronique,
 
New Statesman
111 The Fall  
New Statesman
112 The Heckler (2014) Ben Plazzer IMDB
113 The Immortalizer (1990 Video) Joel Bender IMDB
114 The Lizzie McGuire Movie   BuzzFeed
115 The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Paul Wendkos IMDB
116 The Nostril Picker (1993) Mark Nowicki IMDB
117 The Parent Trap   BuzzFeed
118 The Secret (2007) Vincent Perez IMDB
119 The Sex Trip (2017) Anthony G. Cohen IMDB
120 The Swap (2016 TV Movie) Jay Karas IMDB
121 The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005) Episode: A Saintly Switch (1999) Peter Bogdanovich IMDB
122 Trading Places (1984)   GQ
123 Virtual Mom (2000 TV Movie) Laurie Lynd IMDB
124 X, Y (2004) Vladimir Vitkin IMDB
125 Xchange (2001) Allan Moyle IMDB



16 Best Body Swap Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
AZ Central Top 10 body-swap and identity-switch movies – AZCentral.com
BuzzFeed 14 Movies Like “The Princess Switch” That You Should Definitely Watch
Den Of Geek 10 age and body swap comedies
Empire Online When Two Became One: A History Of Body Swap Movies – Empire
eOnline Top 9 Best Body-Swap Movies—Without Zac Efron
Flavorwire Generation X’s Most Beloved Body Swap Movies
GQ A Brief History of Body Swap Movies – GQ
Huston Press The Best Body-Swap Movies of All Time in the Past 25 Years or So …
IMDB Body Switch Movies – IMDb
List Challenges Body Swap Movies – How many have you seen? – List Challenges
Movie Web Body Swap Movies Ranked Best to Worst – MovieWeb
New Statesman Farce, philosophy and fantasy: body-swap films have the perfect …
Ranker 20+ Great Movies Where Characters Swap Ages or Bodies – Ranker
The Laugh Button 11 best body swap comedies of all-time – – The Laugh Button
The Whisp The 16 Best Body-Swap Movies You Totally Forgot About – The Whisp
Thought Co. Top 10 Best “Body Switching” Movies – ThoughtCo

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