Top 10 Movies about People in Disguise

We have all disguised ourselves in life, whether from ourselves, our parents, society, or even at a costume party.

All these, but one thing is common, disguising may only sometimes be fun. Still, it does get your adrenaline pumping, which you may need in life.

So, to make sure you get that adrenaline rush, from the comfort of your couch, in front of your screens, here is a list of movies that are the perfect amount of mystery, hiding, and fun.

Mrs. Doubtful (1993)

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Director: Chris Columbus

Genre: Comedy/Family

Where to Watch: YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

This one is for you if you believe in reunions of loved ones. This hilarious film will hurt your stomach by laughing as Robin Williams plays his fantastic character of a man disguised as a nanny.

This movie follows the story of Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), a father with little access to meet his kids and plans a creative solution.

With the help of his brother, he disguises himself as a British woman to fool his ex-wife into thinking he is a nanny.

While disguised as his children’s nanny, Daniel learns much about parenthood and builds a stronger bond with the kids. Still, trouble is near when the nanny and Daniel have to be at the same place at the same time.

Hiding his double identity is not accessible anymore. You’re surely going to have a lot of fun watching this one, especially if you watch it with your family and friends.

21 Jump Street (2012)

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Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

Genre: Comedy/Action

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5

This movie is a comedic masterpiece. Along with its breathtaking humor, it is also filled with thrilling action scenes. So, if you are in for a good laugh, this one is a must-watch.

When two novice cops, Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill), are sent on an undercover mission after a screw-up by the secret Jump street unit.

They have to disguise themselves as high school students, chosen because of their youthful looks.

Trading their guns with pens, they continue with their mission to bust the synthetic drug business in high schools by finding their supplier while also following the rules laid out before the mission, which they must follow.

They soon discover that high school is nothing like what it was years ago, and they also handle the feelings that have resurfaced from their teenage years.

Mulan (2020)

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Director: Niki Caro

Genre: Action/Fantasy

Where to Watch: Disney+

All the Disney fans do not switch off their screens, grab their favorite snacks, and gather with their friends and family to watch this movie together, this one does not take place in a palace or has glass sandals, but it does have tons of act of courage that will give its viewers a feeling of empowerment.

This Live-Action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated Mulan is a Classic. With a diverse cast and visually pleasing set designs, it is a treat to your eyes.

This film follows the story of a brave young girl named Mulan (Liu Yifei) who masks herself as a male warrior to save her sick father from fighting in the war.

With no brother or male in the family, she is forced to pledge her service in place of her father, disguised, and she trains herself without revealing her true identity. When enemies strike unexpectedly, Mulan reveals her true identity in front of the commander.


Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

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Director: Peter Chelsom

Genre: Musical/Family

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Many of us had part-time jobs as a teen, and juggling work and school became tricky sometimes.

In this movie, our protagonist juggles between her career and school and her two identities, This one might bring back nostalgia, and if you are a Disney fan, then this one is a must-watch.

Miley Stuart (Miley Cyrus) isn’t a typical teen; she is a pop star, but the catch here is that she is a normal kid for almost everybody. Few know that Miley is the natural face behind the iconic teen pop star Hannah Montana.

When Miley arrives in the Tennessee town of Crowley Corners, she has experiences that her pop star self would not have imagined.

Her father steps in with a solution when her stardom starts to take over her everyday teen life. Enjoy this fun and empowering story of a typical teen/teen pop star while she gets the best of both worlds.

White Chicks (2004)

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Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Genre: Comedy/Crime

Where to Watch: Netflix

This 2004 comedy will make you laugh endlessly with its silly and light-hearted humor. It has iconic and quotable scenes, and if it’s not your first watch, this film is worth multiple re-watches.

After mistakenly preventing a drug bust, FBI agents and brothers Kevin Copeland (Shawn Wayans) and Marcus Copeland (Marlon Wayans) are sent on another mission as redemption.

They are required to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, the socialites are unaware that they are used as bait to capture a kidnapper, but when the truth unfolds in front of them, they refuse to go.

With no other option, Marcus and Kevin disguise themselves as the two socialites. They transform from two black men to two blonde chicks. Their transformation is unbelievable, and you may have to look twice or even more.

Big Momma’s House (2000)

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Director: Raja Gosnell

Genre: Comedy/Action

Where to Watch: YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Another story is about FBI agents hiding behind make-up and costumes to lead their mission to success, and one thing is for sure viewers’ laughs will be unstoppable.

This movie follows the story of an FBI agent Malcolm Turner who is brave, unstoppable, and can disguise himself so well no one would notice.

He is sent on one of his most challenging missions yet. Malcolm has to disguise himself as a bad-tempered southern grandma Big Momma.

He is successful in his transformation with his disguise techniques and taking on the routine of the actual Big Momma while also solving the mission he has come so far for. His mission involves cooking food, trips to the delivery room, and testifying at the church, and he is unstoppable.

It is a must-watch with your family. This one, too, will become the cause of your unstoppable laughter. So, join Malcolm on his thrilling and challenging mission.


Man of Steel (2013)

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Director: Zack Snyder

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Like every other Superman movie, this one involves disguises. Here, none other than the protagonist Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), hides his true identity as Superman to lead an everyday life. This movie is a must-watch for Superhero movie fans.

This movie follows the story of a young infant named Clark, who was sent to Earth on a spacecraft sent by his parents, who were trying to prevent the extinction of their race when their home planet Krypton was on the urge of death.

Clark is brought up by a farmer’s family, like their child. Due to his thrilling, extraordinary skills, he is an outcast in the everyday world, but he must utilize his special powers to save those he loves from the incoming danger.

A Cinderella Story (2004)

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Director: Mark Rosman

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Growing up, we all loved Prince and Princesses. To be like them was our heart’s desire. Watch this movie to see a fairy tale come to life.

Sam (Hilary Duff) is a teen living in California with her stepmom and stepsisters and is obliged to work at her stepmom’s diner. Her stepmom is not precisely a parent figure for her but treats her like just one of her staff, if not worse.

This story is a modern adaptation of everybody’s favorite Disney Princess movie ‘Cinderella.’

Due to a cell phone mix-up, Sam begins communicating with a stranger through texts and emails, and when they build a friendship, they plan to meet in person at a school dance.

As soon as they meet, Sam finds out that her anonymous pen pal is none other than Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray), and she starts to panic, finding ways to look more relaxed in front of him.

She’s the Man (2006) 

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Director: Andy Fickman

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

How far can you go to achieve what you want? In this movie, the protagonist breaks all barriers that came her way to shut down the patriarchy in her high school. Watch this one with your friends for motivation and empowerment and lots of laughs because of the silly humor.

This film follows the story of Viola (Amanda Bynes), who was rejected from her high school team based on her gender. She does the impossible by transforming herself into a boy when Viola’s twin brother Sebastian goes to London.

Viola takes his place in his high school by disguising herself like him with the help of her creative friends, but soon things get jumbled when some truths are unfolded.

It gets difficult for Viola to take her revenge against the patriarchy in her high school. Still, when her twin brother Sebastian returns home earlier than expected, things are not looking as smooth for Viola.

Viewers will love the movie’s confusion, iconic lines, and undying humor.

Miss Congeniality (2000) 

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Director: Donald Petrie

Genre: Comedy/Action

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Yet another agent disguised to hide their identity to succeed in their mission. Still, this one involves tiaras and etiquette lessons, but one thing is for sure here, the transformation is jaw-dropping. 

This movie follows the story of a tomboy FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), who is on a mission to investigate and prevent any catastrophe from happening at the ‘Miss United States Pageant,’ which is threatened by a terrorist.

While on the pageant, Gracie hides her true identity and disguises herself as one of the contestants in the spectacle. She is doing things that are the opposite of her reflection just for the sake of the mission.

Gracie forms real friendships at the contest and learns about the other evils in the pageant. When the safety of her friends is threatened, she is ready to take on any challenge that may come in front of her.

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