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‘Freaky Friday’, ’17 Again’, and 3 other iconic body swap films you need to see before ‘Nine Lives’


Body swap films are a classic. If you haven’t watched at least five numerous times, you’re not living life right. Here at MP! we love them so we thought we’d do you a service and offer six must-see body swap movies — you won’t regret it.

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It’s A Boy Girl Thing (2006)

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Don’t have a bust up in front of an Aztec god statue. You might just find yourself in the body of your male peer and finally realise exactly what it’s like to have that in between your legs. Uh, weird.

Big (1988)

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Oh hellooooo, vintage Tom Hanks. You are like fiiiine! ‘Big’ is all about the woes of being a bit on the shorter side. But one wish made by Josh and he wakes up a fully-fledged man. A beautiful one at that.

Freaky Friday (2003)

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Prime Lindsey Lohan, ‘Freaky Friday’ sees a mother and daughter swap bodies and learn what it’s like to walk in one another’s shoes.

17 Again (2009)

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Be still our beating hearts. Is there anything better than Zac Efron and Chandler Bing himself? We think not.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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’13 Going on 30′ puts the ‘i’ in iconic. This one is all about learning the hard, quite frankly scary, way that growing up is not fun and that you definitely shouldn’t wish away your childhood.

Nine Lives (2016)

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New on the scene to body swap films, no miraculous hops into your mum or swapping bods with your fitter, younger self. Oh no. This film is all about a grumpy, workaholic somehow finding himself in the body of a feline friend and realising he needs to spend more time with his fam. Cute!

Have you ticked all these off your list? ‘Nine Lives’ is released in cinemas on the 17th August, so you’d best get your tickets booked. We reckon it’s going to be legendary.

Tweet us @maximumpop with any more body swap recs!

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