Imposters!

Movies where people pretend to be someone they're not or are mistaken for someone they're not. In general I avoided undercover police & superhero films (although I did add one of each - sort of)
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1.
The Accidental Husband (2008)
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
2.
Aladdin (1992)
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
 
3.
The Associate (1996)
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A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one. (114 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
4.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
5.
Bounce (2000)
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A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
 
6.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him. (141 mins.)
 
7.
Coming to America (1988)
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An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
8.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
9.
Dave (1993)
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place. (110 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
10.
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with... (112 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
11.
Don McKay (2009)
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Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for. (87 mins.)
Director: Jake Goldberger
 
12.
Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ not really pretending to be someone else but something she's not. ” - reh3959
 
13.
Entrapment (1999)
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An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief. (113 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
14.
Face/Off (1997)
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In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
15.
To Be Fat Like Me (2007 TV Movie)
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As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
16.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ mistaken identity ” - reh3959
 
17.
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
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As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
“ did I really just put this one on a list? ” - reh3959
 
18.
Hero (1992)
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
19.
Hero at Large (1980)
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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger... (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
“ Hmmmm - perhaps this one doesn't really belong - You could say the same about any of the masked heroes that they are pretending to be someone they're not. I figured this one belongs because he wasn't really a superhero, just posing as one. ” - reh3959
 
20.
Hiding Out (1987)
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A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Giraldi
 
21.
How to Steal a Million (1966)
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Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. (123 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
22.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits. (115 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
23.
I.Q. (1994)
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A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends. (100 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
24.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
25.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
26.
Irma la Douce (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. (147 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
27.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. (116 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
28.
The Jackal (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job. (124 mins.)
 
29.
The Joneses (2009)
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A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors. (96 mins.)
Director: Derrick Borte
 
30.
Just One of the Guys (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's... (90 mins.)
Director: Lisa Gottlieb
 
31.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
32.
Labor Pains (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months. (89 mins.)
Director: Lara Shapiro
 
33.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true. (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
“ I didn't really put this one on - just pretend you didn't see it. ” - reh3959
 
34.
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress. (105 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
35.
The Majestic (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son. (152 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
36.
The Man from Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
37.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
38.
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit. (92 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
39.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
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Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
40.
Miss Congeniality (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event. (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ really undercover police but it sort of fit. ” - reh3959
 
41.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
 
42.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. (120 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ a double dose ” - reh3959
 
43.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
44.
My Geisha (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'. (119 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
45.
The New Guy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school. (88 mins.)
Director: Ed Decter
 
46.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
47.
Only You (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board... (115 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
48.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
49.
The Parent Trap (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (129 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
50.
The Parent Trap (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
51.
Peacock (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Lander
 
52.
Pillow Talk (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
53.
Priceless (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor. (106 mins.)
 
54.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
55.
Robin Hood (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. (140 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
56.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
57.
Roxanne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
58.
Salt (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. (100 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
59.
School of Rock (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
 
60.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
61.
She's the Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
62.
Sister Act (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ Obviously 'Sister Act 2' as well but I'll just add this one ” - reh3959
 
63.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
64.
The Stepfather (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. (101 mins.)
 
65.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (139 mins.)
 
66.
Three to Tango (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself. (98 mins.)
 
67.
Tootsie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
68.
The Tourist (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. (103 mins.)
 
69.
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A successful veternarian & radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
70.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
71.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
72.
Working Girl (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. (113 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
73.
White Chicks (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot. (109 mins.)
 
74.
Youth in Revolt (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity. (90 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
75.
You've Got Mail (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron