I recently posted a list of movies that I and some friends could think of in which people switch bodies. It turns out that Wikipedia has a much fuller list (surprise!), although it doesn’t have the Brazilian films Se eu fosse você 1 & 2, so it’s definitely not complete.
The Wikipedia list, below (they also list tv shows, novels, and other media where this phenomenon occurs)
List of movies with body swaps
- 18 Again (1988) – George Burns and his grandson.
- A Saintly Switch (1999) (TV) – NFL Quarterback and his wife.
- Alison’s Birthday Young girl and old crone.
- All Screwed Up jock and a girl science nerd.
- Body Switch Old scientist and teenage boy.
- Dame Tu Cuerpo Football team coach and young female ex-model.
- Day Watch Anton and Olga
- Dating the Enemy Boyfriend and girlfriend
- Dogmatic A man and his dog.
- Dream a Little Dream Elderly man and young teenager.
- Every Dog Has His Date A man and his dog.
- Eine wie Keiner A guy and his girlfriend
- Face/Off FBI Agent and Terrorist (Technically not a true ‘switch’; both men had plastic surgery performed to make themselves look like the other to infiltrate the other’s life and learn their plans).
- Freaky Friday Mother and daughter. Disney has produced several different versions, 1976, 1995, and 2003.
- Help, I’m a Boy Boy and girl.
- Holiday Wishes Britney and Rachel
- It’s a Boy Girl Thing Male teen and neighbor girl.
- Just Follow Law Supervisor and Subordinate.
- Like Father Like Son Father and son.
- Mulholland Drive Several or all of the characters are portrayed with other’s names.
- Pon un Hombre en tu Vida Male sports coach and female singer.
- Prelude to a Kiss Bride and mysterious old man.
- Sex, Drugs, and Natalie Portman Male teen and neighbor girl.
- Scooby-Doo Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma accidentally swap their minds in one scene after demons use their bodies as hosts.
- Shrek the Third Donkey and Puss in Boots
- Soowitch Man and woman.
- The Immortalizer Mad scientist swaps rich elderly people with young kidnap victims.
- The Skeleton Key – Voodoo horror movie starring Kate Hudson.
- The Hot Chick Clive (Rob Schneider) and Jessica (Rachel McAdams).
- The 10th Kingdom Prince Wendell and a dog.
- Turnabout Husband and wife
- Vice Versa Father and son.
- Wish Upon a Star Girl and her sister.
- Xchange Multiple sci-fi body swaps.
3 thoughts on “movies with switching bodies: the complete(r) list!”
[…] Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds star in “the Change Up”. The two men swap bodies after pissing in a fountain and stating how they wished they had the other ones life. How original. It only has happened in a movie 34 different times. Check out the list: https://tukopamoja.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/movies-with-switching-bodies-the-completer-list/ […]
Great list, though you left out a few; “All of me”, “Summer Switch” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpVJCn4ktok, “17 again” (Matthew Perry/Zac Effron), “Dr. Jeckyll & Ms. Hyde” (1995) (Tim Daly/sean young), …
You forgot the shaggy dog