The 1980s were a special time in pop culture. It was a decade of shoulder pads, mullets, perms, scrunchies, everything in bright neon, and one of the highest concentrations of body-swap movies in cinema history. Fathers and sons, unfriendly neighbors, and lawyers and clients unwittingly switched bodies by a curse, a birthday wish or mind serums. At least one of these body-swap movies is an American classic with Academy Award nominations to its name, while others have faded into obscurity.
Read on for a ranking of the body-swap movies from the 1980s.