Comedy The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else  

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This list contains information on the best comedy movies about people who are pretending to be someone else, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best funny assumed identity films come in many forms. Some good assumed identity comedies are about sports while other good films about assumed identities are about going undercover. Many of the best movies about assumed identities star hilarious comedians.

What films will you find on this top assumed identities comedies list? Coming to America has to be near the top. Eddie Murphy is hilarious in this comedy about a royal prince who comes to the United States to find a bride that is not aware of his royal status. Arsenio Hall co-stars in the 1988 movie which was directed by John Landis. Mrs. Doubtfire is another funny movie about someone pretending to be someone else.

In Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman plays an actor who assumes a new identity – as a woman – in order to get more roles. Other funny assumed identity movies featured on this list include Sister Act, Big Momma's House, and Date Night. Do you have a favorite assumed identity comedy? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good films we may have missed.

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube 21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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22 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah 22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge ...more

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Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a ...more

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Evangeline Lilly, Jaime King, Jennifer Carpenter White Chicks is a 2004 American buddy cop comedy film written, produced and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also written and produced by Wayans brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who also ...more

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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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Dave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella Dave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a deep sleep, an affable temp agency owner ...more

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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more

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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more

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Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley ...more

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Just One of the Guys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Sherilyn Fenn, William Zabka, Joyce Hyser Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Lisa Gottlieb. The film is marketed with the tagline "Terri Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before." It ranked ...more

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Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more

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Working Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About People Who Are Pretending to Be Someone Else
Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike Nichols. It tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers ...more