24 Best Movies Like Trading Places Update 07/2024

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If you enjoyed Trading Places, you’ll enjoy these even more. The following is a list of films that you may enjoy if you enjoyed Trading Places.

1. The Money Pit 1986

The Money Pit 1986

Having been evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what appears to be their dream home—only to be saddled with a bank account draining nightmare. As their sprawling mansion crumbles around them, the two struggle to keep their relationship together as they watch everything—including the kitchen sink—disappear into the Money Pit.

2. Airplane! 1980

Ted Striker, a wartime traumatized alcoholic pilot, is terrified of flying but boards a passenger plane to win back his stewardess girlfriend. Unfortunately, food poisoning wipes out the entire crew, so Striker is the only one who can safely land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and his bitter ex-colleague, a former Air Force captain.

3. The Blues Brothers 1980

The Blues Brothers 1980

Following his release from prison, Jake Blues enlists the help of his brother Elwood on a “mission from God” to raise money for the orphanage where both of them were raised. They can only focus on what they do best, which is make music. This leads them to reassemble the members of their old band and embark on a new adventure, encountering a few bumps along the way.

4. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988

They bet on who can defraud a young American heiress of $50,000 first to settle their rivalry between two con men.

5. Weekend At Bernie’s 1989

Weekend At Bernie's 1989

Two friends have been invited by their boss to spend the weekend on a luxurious island. Except for the two friends, it appears that no one notices when the boss is shot. To avoid being implicated in the crime, they act as if the victim’s body is a puppet and give the impression that he is still alive. When the killer learns that the stiff is still alive, he feels compelled to shoot him repeatedly until the job is done.

6. Stripes 1981

An indolent, depressed man in his 30s enlists in the U.S. Army on the spur of the moment after losing his job, his girlfriend, and his place to live.

7. Caddyshack 1980

Danny Noonan, a young caddy with aspirations of going to college, works hard at an exclusive country club to earn a caddy scholarship. This will allow him to avoid working in a lumberyard. Prior to winning the caddy golf tournament that Judge Smails sponsors, he must first gain the favor of the elitist judge.

8. Crocodile Dundee 1986

Crocodile Dundee 1986

An Australian crocodile hunter travels to New York City on the invitation of a New York reporter. The two cultures collide, and good-natured comedy ensues as the nave Dundee navigates the concrete jungle. While in the city, Dundee shows that his instincts can be quite useful and successfully deals with everything from cunning muggers to high-society snobs.

9. Fletch 1985

Although he can drive his editor crazy, investigative reporter Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher is a true chameleon who consistently turns in top-notch work for the paper. Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man for his next story, which is about the drug trade on the beach. Businessman Alan Stanwyk, who has no idea who Fletch is, offers Fletch $50,000 in exchange for the assassination of Stanwyk. Fletch decides to find out more about the offer because he’s intrigued.

10. The Jerk 1979

Navin Johnson, a likeable dimwit who discovers he’s not really black like the rest of his family, embarks on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. But even though Johnson becomes wealthy, life in the fast lane isn’t as good as it seems, and in the end, all that matters to Johnson is finding his true love again..

11. What About Bob? 1991


Dr. Leo Marvin, a reclusive psychiatrist, has the misfortune of being assigned a new patient: Bob Wiley, just before he leaves for vacation. Bob follows Marvin to the country house of his extended family. He is a paragon of neediness and a veritable encyclopedia of fears. But no one wants to see Bob go, not even Dr. Marvin. Due to the blithering of his patient, Dr. Marvin begins to lose his professionalism and may soon be ready for the lunatic asylum himself.

12. See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989

When a man is shot in the shop where he works, David Lyons is deaf and does not hear it. Wally Karue, a blind man standing outside, hears the shot, but he cannot see who it is that has fired it. Both are detained, but they manage to flee and form a surprising alliance. Can the two, who are being hunted by both the police and the original assassins, work together to survive?

13. Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987

To get home for Thanksgiving, a man must travel with an annoying salesman for shower rings as his only companion.

14. Spies Like Us 1985

Two nave government employees mistakenly believe they are spying for the United States, but they are actually nuclear war decoys.

15. Brewster’s Millions 1985

Brewster's Millions 1985

Brewster, a retired minor-league baseball player, has a chance to inherit $300 million if he can spend $30 million in 30 days without showing anything and without telling anyone what he’s up to… Unbelievably time-consuming and challenging!

16. Uncle Buck 1989


Uncle Buck is the last person you’d pick to look after your children because he’s a laid-back, jovial bachelor. Nevertheless, when a family emergency occurs, he finds himself suddenly in charge of his nephews and nieces. Uncle Buck, who has never lived in a suburb before, quickly wins the hearts of his younger cousins Miles and Maizy with his hearty cooking and unconventional approach to laundry. However, his laid-back demeanor does not go over well with everyone, particularly his disobedient teenage niece Tia and his impatient lover Chanice. Uncle Buck surprises everyone in this heartwarming family comedy with a little bit of luck and a lot of love.

17. Back To School 1986

a millionaire who made it on his own Thornton Melon makes the decision to further his education and attends the university attended by his son Jason. In contrast to Jason, who is trying to fit in with his classmates, Thornton is having a hard time earning his son’s respect, which leads to some amusing antics.

18. Beverly Hills Cop 1984

Tough-talking For the investigation of a friend’s murder, Detroit cop Axel Foley travels to Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova, but he soon realizes he’s come across something much more complicated than he expected. Billy Rosewood, a rookie detective, joins Axel, a fish out of water, and teaches him the ropes of West Los Angeles.

19. Coming To America 1988

Prince Akeem, Zamunda’s heir to the throne, sets out to find his missing queen. If he wants to meet his future wife in New York City, he should look no further than Queens. Semmi, Akeem’s devoted servant, joins him in his search, as he disguises himself as a normal American citizen.

20. Office Space 1999

A group of three office workers decides to avenge themselves against their evil bosses by staging an elaborate heist to steal money.

21. Kingpin 1996

Bowler Roy Munson fades into obscurity after swindling the wrong crowd and being left with a hook for a hand. Only one thing stands in his way: an Amish boy named Ishmael. In order to settle an old score with Big Ern, corrupt and hopelessly naive individuals hit the road.

22. My Cousin Vinny 1992

An innocent misunderstanding leads to the arrest and subsequent indictment of two carefree traveling companions in Alabama. Fortunately, Vincent Gambini, a former Brooklyn auto mechanic who just passed his bar exam on his sixth attempt, has a lawyer cousin. When he and his leather-clad girlfriend arrive in the Deep South for his first case, it’s a shock for both of them.

23. Animal House 1978

Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity from his 1962 college, but the troublemakers have other ideas.

24. Ithree Amigos! 1986

Unaware of the reality, three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village where they will reprise their bandit fighter roles.