Oh No, We Switched Bodies!

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1. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 8,706 | Gross: $13.66M

The under-rated Judge Reinhold owns this movie.

2. 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: 116,364 | Gross: $110.23M

3. 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: 10,760 | Gross: $25.94M

4. Like Father Like Son (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron, Margaret Colin, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $34.38M

5. 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: 156,746 | Gross: $37.08M

6. All of Me (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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: 15,386 | Gross: $36.40M

7. Face/Off (1997)

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

82 Metascore

In order to foil a terrorist 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.

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

Votes: 328,928 | Gross: $112.23M

8. Shrek the Third (2007)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 259,215 | Gross: $320.71M

Donkey and Puss

9. 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: 181,482 | Gross: $114.97M

Not 1# because who's he switching with??

10. 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: 290,780 | Gross: $22.86M

11. 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: 151,927 | Gross: $57.23M

Like Big, is considered a body switch movie despite a young person, suddenly just being older.

12. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 79,496 | Gross: $33.24M

13. 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: 89,092 | Gross: $153.29M

The gang switches bodies in one scene.

14. 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: 168,787 | Gross: $64.17M

15. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty

Votes: 7,264 | Gross: $20.01M

Meg Ryan switches bodies with....an old dude!

16. 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: 85,418 | Gross: $35.08M

17. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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: 8,041 | Gross: $15.55M

18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 119,470

Buffy and Faith switch bodies in season 4.

19. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,342

Mulder switches bodies with Michael Mckean in season 5...or six..

20. 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, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger

Votes: 5,875 | Gross: $5.55M

21. Eureka (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston

Votes: 45,104

Where Carter switches bodies with a few people.

22. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello

Votes: 3,870

23. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,315

24. The Shaggy Dog (2006)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Craig Kilborn, Zena Grey

Votes: 17,286 | Gross: $61.12M

25. 18 Again! (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris

Votes: 3,946 | Gross: $2.57M

26. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Magic Saturday (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: M. Emmet Walsh, Taliesin Jaffe, David L. Crowley, Caren Kaye

Votes: 115

27. Superboy (1988–1992)
Episode: Bodyswap (1991)

22 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Lex Luthur tricks Superboy into switching bodies with him, causing mass confusion in Capital City

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Gerard Christopher, Stacy Haiduk, Peter Jay Fernandez, Robert Levine

Votes: 13

28. Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

41 Metascore

A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji, Omar Sharif

Votes: 2,188 | Gross: $6.22M

29. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Turnabout Intruder (1969)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Captain Kirk's insane ex-lover Dr. Janice Lester forcibly switches bodies with him in order to take command of the Enterprise.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sandra Smith

Votes: 1,720

30. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
Episode: Quinceanera (2008)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The young wizards learn a body switching spell. Alex turns 15, time for a big celebration, her non-magical maternal grandmother comes for the party. Alex does not understand why the party ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Tsao | Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 130

31. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Carpet Diem (2012)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Dipper wants his own room and when Soos finds one in the shack, Stan makes Dipper and Mabel compete for it. Meanwhile, Dipper has found out that the shag rug inside let's you switch bodies with whomever you shock.

Director: Joe Pitt | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 1,089

32. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Bodyswap (1989)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Red Dwarf becomes a booby-trap when Lister activates the self-destruct, which turns out to be the vending machine and Lister is implanted with the mind of one of the dead crew members and ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 485

33. Kim Possible (2002–2007)
Episode: Mind Games (2002)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

It may not be Friday, but things get freaky when Kim and Ron switch bodies!

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 67

34. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Knot My Problem/Mind Share (2013)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Candace thinks her day will be easy peasy.

Directors: Zac Moncrief, Robert Hughes, Sue Perrotto | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 79

35. Dog with a Blog (2012–2015)
Episode: Freaky Fido (2013)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Avery makes a "Freaky Friday" type of movie for a class project.

Stars: Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full

Votes: 36

36. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: The Prisoner of Benda (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Professor's body swapping experiment produces a result he didn't have in mind.

Director: Stephen Sandoval | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,182

37. Invisible Sister (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Teenager Cleo's school science project goes quite awry, causing her popular older sister Molly to go invisible.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Paris Berelc, Karan Brar, Rachel Crow

Votes: 2,044

A nerdy sister who feels invisible makes believe she is her more popular sister. When she accidentally turns her invisible.

38. 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: 6,558

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: 1,401

40. 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: 1,572

41. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 5,415



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