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

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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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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