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20+ Great Movies Where Characters Swap Ages or Bodies

Updated April 5, 2021 1.4k votes 262 voters 22.7k views27 items

They say you can gain a lot of perspective by walking in someone else's shoes, but switching bodies is a surefire way to develop empathy and understanding. The top age and body swap movies feature characters waking up in each other's skin, much to the delight of movie-goers. This is a list of body and age swap movies featuring everything from Big to 17 Again to 13 Going on 30.

What films will you find on this list of the best age swap comedies? Freaky Friday is a classic in the body swap genre – so enduring, in fact, that it's been remade multiple times. When a mother and her teenage daughter trade bodies, they learn a lot about the stress and struggles of each other's daily lives. Peggy Sue Got Married is another entertaining age swap movie. A pair of old friends swap bodies – and lives – in the 2011 comedy, The Change-Up. Other good films featured on this top age and body swap movies list include All of Me, Wish Upon a Star, and Dream a Little Dream.

Which of these age swap movie deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and add any titles that are missing.

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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson
    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and...  more

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    Your Name

    Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi
    Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school...  more

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    Wish Upon a Star

    Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris
    Wish Upon a Star is a 1996 television film directed by Blair Treu, written by Jessica...  more

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    It's a Boy Girl Thing

    Sharon Osbourne, Kevin Zegers
    It's a Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Nick Hurran and written by...  more
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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz
    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as...  more

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    Freaky Friday

    Jodie Foster, Dick Van Patten
    Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring...  more

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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg
    17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old...  more

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    Dating the Enemy

    Guy Pearce, Claudia Karvan
    Dating The Enemy is an Australian comedy about a boyfriend and girlfriend who swap bodies and...  more
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    18 Again!

    Pauly Shore, George Burns
    18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves...  more

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    Vice Versa

    Jane Lynch, Fred Savage
    Vice Versa is a 1988 comedy film starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It is the fourth...  more
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    Dream a Little Dream

    Corey Feldman, Corey Haim
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    Peggy Sue Got Married

    Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey
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    All of Me

    Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin
    All of Me is a 1984 fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and...  more
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    Prelude to a Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin
    Prelude to a Kiss is a 1992 American romantic fantasy film directed by Norman René and...  more

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    The Hot Chick

    Rachel McAdams, Adam Sandler
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    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt
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    Like Father Like Son

    Sean Astin, Dudley Moore
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    Nine Lives

    Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner
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    The Change-Up

    Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds
    The Change-Up is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by...  more
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    A Saintly Switch

    Vivica A. Fox, David Alan Grier
    A Saintly Switch is an American made for TV comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and...  more
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    Issa Rae, Marsai Martin
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    Heaven Can Wait

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty
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    Chances Are

    Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd
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    If I Were You

    Marcia Gay Harden, Aidan Quinn
    If I Were You is 2011 comedy drama film written and directer by Joan Carr-Wiggin....  more

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