Total Recall: Body Switches

Summary

When Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds pee in a magic fountain and switch bodies during this weekend's The Change-Up, they won't just be setting up a bunch of wacky jokes about how being married with kids is different from the single life, they'll be extending a long Hollywood tradition. For decades, filmmakers have been fascinated with the possibilities of body-switching, and it's easy to see why: it's a premise that's equally useful for comedies, dramas, and sci-fi thrillers. For this week's Total Recall, we decided to take a look at some noteworthy examples, including a few from each of the genres mentioned above -- and some that aren't so easily categorized. Which are your favorites? Which movies would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments! Back to Article

Comments

Jeremy D.

Jeremy Dion

I guess it would!

Aug 4 - 07:31 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Well I'm Glad you enjoyed it Noah . . . I found it to be amazingly awful when I saw it on VHS 12 years ago . . (41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes)// .. . . it was The Acting ---John Goodman was cursing at Denzel after John Goodman became possessed (really DUMB) and then Fallen had a insipid twist ending.// Everybody has their own taste in movies and food : I throw-up whenever I eat fried EGGPLANT and Corn-pudding. But Billions of People LOVE eggplant AND corn-pudding. . . . Fallen is one of my "fried-eggplant" movies. (at least I don't throw-up watching it)

Aug 4 - 08:38 AM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

The meal you described kinda makes me mentally throw up. Blech. I HIGHLY doubt "billions" of people love that meal - at least, that's not the world I want to live in.

Aug 4 - 07:05 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Big is CLASSIC!!!!

Aug 4 - 08:47 AM

Swampfox

Pat Marion

Rob Schneider in Herpaly Derp Ta Derp ta Derp Derp.

Aug 4 - 08:50 AM

Swampfox

Pat Marion

Where's the line start for this ? I want all of that.

Aug 4 - 08:50 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Heaven Can Wait . . . Great Call!

Aug 4 - 08:51 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Dream a Little Dream . . . the dark semi-circles under Corey Feldmen's eyes, the pale skin (HEROIN).

Drugs:
Corey Haim died. River Phoenix died. and Corey Feldman Lived.

and Robert Downy, Jr. Lived.

Aug 4 - 08:55 AM

David Marvel-ous

David Miele

Face/off is great! Just watched it the other day again; it's been so long. Freaky Friday was alright too. Cage and Travolta make the list worth it, though.

Aug 4 - 09:48 AM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Yeah, that's what I thought...

Aug 4 - 11:56 AM

Dave J

Dave J

I agree "Big" should've been mentioned, even though it's not better than Vice Versa. Tom Hanks whose supposed to have a mind of an underage touching Elizabeth Perkins breast is quite bizarre to say the least!

Aug 4 - 12:30 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Yeah, cause most underage boys wouldn't touch a boob if given the chance :)

Aug 5 - 08:34 AM

Roman Zolanski

Gaylord Focker

That movie ruined John Malkovic's career let's face it...He has never been seen as a normal actor since then. Everytime he's in something there's a whole 'ohh..hehe...he's being John Malkovic hehe" stigma

Aug 4 - 12:31 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

No, him being John Malkovich ruined his career. He has a tendency to pick awful roles in awful movies.

Aug 5 - 10:42 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Those would also be better contentions than Avatar in my opinion!

Aug 4 - 12:32 PM

zach Awesomeness

zach wilcock

Pretty good list

Aug 4 - 03:12 PM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Half of them shouldn't be on the list period.

Aug 4 - 04:42 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

Avatar is amazing, best movie on this list.

Aug 4 - 06:14 PM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Yeah, Avatar is the best Dances with Wolves video game I've ever seen at the movie theater.

Aug 4 - 08:37 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Don't you mean Dances with Smurfs?

Aug 4 - 09:35 PM

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