Film Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)

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Films in which the main character dresses as the opposite sex for a plethora of reasons.
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Mulan


Mulan dresses as a man in order to bring honor to her father's name by fighting in an ongoing war against the barbarians, the Huns.

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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei, Donny Osmond Pat Morita, + more

Initial Release: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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#36 on Musical Movies With the Best Songs

#45 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

#24 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#309 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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She's the Man


When her soccer team gets cut, ambitious Viola assumes the identity of her twin brother at a rival school in order to prove girls can play just as well as the boys....

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Actors: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas, David Cross Vinnie Jones, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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#224 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#1285 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#5 on The Best Teen Romance Movies

#236 on The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Mrs. Doubtfire


Robin Williams plays a surprisingly believable little old lady in this comedy about a father, his ex and their kids.

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Actors: Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field, Mara Wilson Harvey Fierstein, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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#40 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#67 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#17 on The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

#2 on The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

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Just One of the Guys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Just One of the Guys


When a guy gets the scholarship Terry wanted, even though her article was better, she decides to go undercover as a boy at a different school in order to resubmit said article and improve her chances!

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Actors: Sherilyn Fenn, William Zabka, Joyce Hyser, Leigh McCloskey Arye Gross, + more

Initial Release: 1985

Directed by: Lisa Gottlieb

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#323 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#34 on The Best '80s Teen Movies

#1403 on The Best Movies of All Time

#128 on The Funniest '80s Movies

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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When 3 drag queens drive cross-country for the Drag Queen finals in Hollywood, their car breaks down in a small town in the middle of nowhere. In a town where everyone knows everyone else, the drag queens definitely make quite a splash! On a side note, it's fun to see action stars play women!

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Actors: Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze, RuPaul Wesley Snipes, + more

Initial Release: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

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#466 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#18 on The Best Gay Themed Movies

#41 on The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

#3345 on The Best Movies of All Time

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Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Tootsie


An actor with a bad reputation dresses as a woman to land a role on a soap opera...the love triangle (rectangle?) is hilarious and you can't go wrong with Dustin Hoffman!

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Actors: Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Jessica Lange Teri Garr, + more

Initial Release: 1982

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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#177 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#337 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#411 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#138 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Victor Victoria


Unable to find work as the singer she is, Julie Andrews lands a gig as a man being a female impersonator. Everything goes well until the nightclub owner develops feelings for man/woman Victor/Victoria!

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Actors: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras, Lesley Ann Warren John Rhys-Davies, + more

Initial Release: 1982

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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#167 on Musical Movies With the Best Songs

#92 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

#977 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#240 on The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Gender-Bender Films!! (The Good Ones)
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Some Like It Hot


If you've yet to see this film, I highly recommend it. Running from the mob after witnessing a murder, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon find themselves dressing up as women in an all-girl band to escape. The laughs continue as Tony Curtis falls for Marilyn and Jack Lemmon gets an admirer...

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Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Grace Lee Whitney George Raft, + more

Initial Release: 1959

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Also Ranked

#222 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#237 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#684 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#21 on The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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