Faking one's own death movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant faking one's own death movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, cult film, humorous, entertaining and serious films and TV shows about / with faking one's own death, faking own death, death, chase, violence, dialogue, murder, storytelling, gun and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as faking one's own death: The Private Eyes (1980), Thir13en Ghosts (2001), Reindeer Games (2000), Private Lessons (1981), Cowboy Bebop (1998), 6 Underground (2019), Let Him Face the Music! (1978), The Parallax View (1974), To Skin a Spy (1966), Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014).

List of faking one's own death movies

The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: parody, humorous, melancholic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, police investigation, chase, supernatural, ghost, investigation, whodunit, spy, torture, twists and turns, farce, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, scotland yard
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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, slasher, splatter, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, inheritance, machine, halloween, confined, isolation, apocalypse, family in danger, macabre, collector ...
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Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: heist, christmas, gambling, casino, twists and turns, betrayal, mistaken identity, robbery, gangsters, female nudity, car thief, girlfriend ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, michigan
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Private Lessons (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, erotic, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, adult
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexual awakening, blackmail, couples, looking for sex, milf, teenage love, sex, first sexual experience, sexual initiation, nanny, statutory rape ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: anime, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, friendship, future dystopia, jazz, partners, unlikely partners, space travel, fighting crime, buddies, space, hacker, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
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6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: exciting, entertaining, anamorphic, funny, psychotronic ...
Plot: spy, chase, mission, anti heroine, teamwork, fight, brutality, machismo, good versus evil, deception, paranoia, justice ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: italy, hong kong, paris france, california, afghanistan ...
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Let Him Face the Music! (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: School supply teacher timid folk art Ales Brabec won first prize at a music festival and will therefore offer to work for the Prague little theater in the basement. Its director Soukup just needs a few songs for the upcoming musical, and so is ...
Plot: music school, music competition, cabriolet, fake death, basement, firefighter, theatre director, dream, bankruptcy, director, theater, house fire ...
Place: prague
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, corruption, conspiracy, investigation, reporter, murder, journalism, undercover, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
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To Skin a Spy (1966)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy story set in Vienna...
Style: eurospy, microfilm
Plot: spy, espionage, run over by a car, suicide, strangulation, faking own death, double agent, limping man, secret agents, henchman, faking one's own death, fake death ...
Time: 60s
Place: vienna, france
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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, twisted ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, violence, murder, death, chase, femme fatale, law enforcement, love interest, police officer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2004, future, year 1999, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: china, asia
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The Running Man (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.
Style: noir, serious, realistic, tense, cynical ...
Plot: insurance, investigator, obsession, aviation, investigation, on the run, faking own death, dual identity, plan gone wrong, false identity, pretending to be someone else, new identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, england, united kingdom, paris france
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: inspirational, touching, humorous, funny, depressing ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, character study, prank, life philosophy, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, rise and fall, performer's life, celebrity culture, dying ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, memphis, the philippines, lithuania ...
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The Iznogoud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place—melting Djinn, invisibility ...
Style: not serious, humorous, stylized, campy, parody
Plot: genie, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, disorder, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, betrayal, underdog, leadership ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, middle east
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Baghead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four actors go to a cabin in the woods to write, direct, and act in a film that will jump-start their careers. Their idea is a horror film about a man with a bag over his head, but what happens when that man mysteriously shows up?
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: nightmare comes true, desire for fame, ambition, buddies, showbiz, friends, stalking, artists and showbiz, chase, diner, suspense, forest ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe (2022)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The extraordinary and compelling story of how John Darwin faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy will be told in The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe. The drama relates how Anne Darwin's husband, a prison officer, came up ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: insurance fraud, bankruptcy, money, faked death, father son relationship, money problems, escapades, family relations, parents and children, con artists, corruption, deception ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002, year 2007
Place: panama, northern england
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Down on Us (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: nude, faking one's own death, black panthers, rock concert, backstage, heroin, overdose, assassination plot, conspiracy theory, rock music, marijuana, rock singer ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: woodstock, california, paris france, vietnam, los angeles ...
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A Perfect Man (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, art house ...
Plot: fall in love, writers, desire for fame, writer's life, ambition, hidden identity, dishonesty, love and romance, young man, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Interview with a Hitman (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, assassin, faked death, killer, betrayal, who to trust, criminal heroes, crime boss, revenge, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: romania, london, united kingdom, england, bucharest
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Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, revenge, suspense, murder, vengeance, police investigation, chase, assassin, brutality, investigation, showdown ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, detroit, usa, michigan, washington d.c. ...
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: ridiculous, funny, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden identity, culture clash, follow your dream, love and romance, farce, couples, taxi, starting over, american dream, stereotypes, uninhibited rivalry, understanding ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: race, car chase, car, chase, childhood, family relations, obstacle, ambition, contests and competitions, conspiracy, driver, family problems ...
Time: future, 21st century
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The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: clever, stylized, tense, brutal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, arms dealer, assassin, mentor, martial arts, tough guy, revenge, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
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The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: chase, team, prison escape, cia, ex military, conspiracy, mercenary, twists and turns, frame up, vengeance, fight scenes, military ...
Time: year 2002, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, florida, los angeles, baghdad iraq ...
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I Spy (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, buddies, undercover, special agents, boxing, secret service, secrets, redemption, kidnapping, cia, betrayal ...
Place: budapest, monte carlo, central europe, las vegas, washington d.c.
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: death, showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, stupidity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, clever, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: cia, mission, espionage, spy, secret agents, undercover, chase, secret service, twists and turns, murder, conspiracy, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, virginia, paris france, united kingdom, usa ...
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Thunderball (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.
Style: exciting, sexy, slasher, saga, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, secret agents, scuba diving, cold war, terrorism, secret service, espionage, diving, sea, boat, airplane ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, paris france, florida, big ben london, london ...
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, murder, investigation, small town, legends and myths, goth, uncover truth, mysterious character, horseman, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, new york state
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Cry Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, suspense, murder, twists and turns, prank, school, death, high school, youth, murder mystery, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia
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Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, ironic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, youth, female agent, female assassin, school, teenage life, young heroes, rivalry, mission, high school life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, moscow russia, berlin germany, chechnya
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