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Only some of these films are about teens or for teens, but the recurrence of "adult trapped in teen's body" themed movies--intentional or otherwise--is curious.

Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Oceans Thirteen: these rat-pack revisits offer comic capers and George Clooney

Twelve Monkeys A serious role for Bruce Willis in a future dystopia/conspiracy movie that stands the test of time

Twelve Angry Men Henry Fonda stars in a classic courtroom drama focused on the jurors' debate

Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses: sells itself, really. Must be based on the Hans Christian Anderson Tale. Don't make me watch it.

Twelve days of Christmas Eve Similar in concept to Bill Murray's Groundhog day. A businessman has limited time to redeem himself.

Twelfth Night - We have five versions of Shakespeare's comedy, with a young women trapped in a young man's disguise:

  1. Starring Alec Guiness and Joan Plowright
  2. BBC version with Felicity Kendall (Rosemary and Thyme, Good Neighbours)
  3. CBC's Stratford version
  4. Kenneth Branagh's version
  5. Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley star

Thursday the 12th This ITV two-part miniseries looks promising. According to Allmovie, the murder mystery is told Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa) style through flashbacks.

13 going on 30 Jennifer Garner stars in this what happens if you suddenly become a young person trapped in an older person's body

Thirteen Days: Remember the Cuban Missile crisis? Check out this thriller that follows the decision-making in the oval office at that time.

Thirteen at Dinner: Fans of Agatha Christie on film may debate, but I always enjoyed Peter Ustinov as Poirot in this mystery co-starring Faye Dunaway. Teens take note: also contains '70s sartorial excellence.

The 14 Wonders of the World I thought there were only 7! I stand corrected.

The 15 Streets Even the most hard hearted find Catherine Cookson's books worthy of a look. This adaptation features the requisite love story in the face of class differences.

Sixteen Candles Molly Ringwald stars in this enduring high school graduation saga.

16 blocks: Bruce Willis strikes again, this time as a police officer trying to escort a witness (Mos Def) to court

17 Again Zac Efron and Matthew Perry star in this hit movie in which the former goes back to high school with his adult mind still intact.

Eighteen A young mind finds himself homeless and his life becomes intertwined with his grandfather's World War II memoirs.

18 Kids and Counting=Reality show featuring a Mormon couple and their children and community

K-19 The Widowmaker: Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford in this nuclear submarine disaster movie.

19 Spectular Tropical Island Sunsets: It makes me so happy that such a title exists. Relax after watching all the identity/time shifting films listed above. I could have added this to the desert island classics review category, but you wouldn't need a sunsets dvd on a desert island...would you?


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