Movies about doubles

List of the best movies about doubles, selected by visitors to our site: Jonathan, The Island, Enemy, Aurangzeb, Masquerade, The Scapegoat, The Devil's Double, Monte Carlo, Takeshis', The 6th Day.

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Jonathan (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, drama
PlotLove, Mystery, Double life, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending

Jonathan is a young man with a strange condition that only his brother understands. But when he begins to yearn for a different life, their unique bond becomes increasingly tested.

The Island (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CharactersWarriors, Doubles
PlotApocalypse, Genetic experiments, Survival, Conspiracies, Experiments
StyleExciting, For men

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Enemy (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, detective
CountryCanada, Spain
CharactersActors, Doubles, Spiders
PlotSplit personality, Depression, Mental disorders, Obsession, Loneliness
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Fancy, Disturbing

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Aurangzeb (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersGangsters, Doubles
PlotUndercover, Undercover
PlaceIndia, Hospitals
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Serious, Fascinating

In order to expose Yashvardhan who is dishonest, Ravikant captures his son Ajay and plants his twin brother, Vishal, in his place, as an informer.

Masquerade (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Doubles
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, Disturbing, Serious, By books

During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, and just as feared, Gwang-hae is poisoned. HEO Kyun proposes Ha-sun fill the role as the king until Gwang-hae recovers fully and grooms Ha-sun to look and act every bit the king. While assuming the role of the king at his first official appearance, Ha-sun begins to ponder the intricacies of the problems debated in his court. Being fundamentally more humanitarian than Gwang-hae, Ha-sun’s affection and appreciation of even the most minor servants slowly changes morale in the castle for the better. However, his chief opposition, PARK, notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions.

The Scapegoat (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Drivers, Doubles, Lovers
PlaceEngland, Estate, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Twisted plot, Serious, Black humor

Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

The Devil's Double (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
CharactersPartners, Doubles, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Double life, Survival
StyleFascinating, Action, Disturbing, Serious, Twisted plot

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Monte Carlo (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryHungary, USA
CharactersTeens, Tourists, Friends, Doubles
PlotAdventure, Friendship

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Takeshis' (2005)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CharactersYakuza, Actors, Taxi drivers, Doubles
PlotObsession, Weapon
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleFancy, Black humor

Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, Kitano seems to begin hallucinating about becoming Beat.

The 6th Day (2000)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersTwins, Fish, Doubles
PlotRivalry, Birthday
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, France
CharactersTwins, Heroes, Doubles, The Musketeers
PlotAdventure, Mystery
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, remains imprisoned, the Musketeers reunite to abduct Louis and replace him with Philippe.

The Parent Trap (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CharactersTwins, Doubles
PlotWedding, Chase, Swimming, Divorce
PlaceSummer camp
StyleCute, Touching, Smart

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each other to switch places. Hallie meets her mother, and Annie meets her father for the first time in years.

Dave (1993)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersDoubles, Presidential
PlotPolitical, Justice
PlaceThe White House
StyleCute, Touching, Smart

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.

Sommersby (1993)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, Smart, Disturbing

Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an imposter. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart...

Single White Female (1992)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersGirlfriends, Doubles, Puppies
PlotMental disorders, Obsession, Pursuit
PlaceNew York
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Twisted plot, Serious

Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek out a roommate in order to keep her spacious digs.

The Double Life of Véronique (1991)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryFrance, Poland, Norway
CharactersSingers, Twins, Doubles
PlotLove, Death, Music, Double life, Passion
PlaceFrance, Poland
StyleTouching, Serious

Véronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Véronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with the ups and downs of their individual lives, with Véronique embarking on an unusual romance with Alexandre Fabbri, a puppeteer who may be able to help her with her existential issues.

Kagemusha (1980)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersSamurai, Emperors, Heroes, Warriors, Military
PlotMartial Arts, War, Death
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, For men, Atmospheric, Action, Depressive

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersTwins, Losers, Doubles
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine
PlaceRussia, Moscow, USSR

Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.

Dead Ringer (1964)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersDogs, Sisters, Twins, Doubles
PlotRevenge, Love triangle, Inheritance, Rivalry, Poker
StyleAction, Disturbing, Serious

The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Obsession (1976)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotWedding, Obsession, Chase, Missing people
PlaceItaly, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Twisted plot, Serious

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.