Make believe movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant make believe movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good and touching films and TV shows about / with pretense, family relations, love and romance, danger, dishonesty, couples, lie, fall in love, teenager and coming of age plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as make believe: Labor Pains (2009), My Fake Fiance (2009), Bluey (2018), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Wild Hunt (2009), Mai Mai Miracle (2009), Tales of the Night (2011), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006), The Actors (2003), Romeo and Juliet Get Married (2005).

List of make believe movies

Labor Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her a bunch of special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.
Style: romantic, funny, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: faked pregnancy, pregnancy, boss and employee, dishonesty, love and romance, manipulation, pretense, job promotion, babies and infants, coworker relationship, workplace romance, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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My Fake Fiance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: wedding, pretend relationship, fall in love, true love, family relations, engagement, couples, secret identity, money problems, love and romance, dishonesty, pretense ...
Time: 21st century
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Bluey (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Australia, UK, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Bluey is an inexhaustible six year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures, developing her imagination as well as her mental, physical and emotional resilience.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: family life, australian, dog, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, anthropomorphic dog, game, family relations, cartoon dog, working class, grownups, imagination ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: australia, oceania
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life & death, life philosophy, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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The Wild Hunt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, dark fantasy ...
Plot: role playing, girlfriend, pretense, woman in danger, escapades, village, mind game, forest, game, attempted rape, viking, magic realism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1955 in western Japan, nine-year-old Shinko knows she comes from a family that dates back to over a thousand years. This long genealogy and stories about it feed her daydreams: she invents an imaginary friendship with a young girl in the Japan of ...
Style: anime, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: childhood, family relations, friendship, imaginary character, small town, youth, daydreamer, legends and myths, grownups, coming of age, teenager, children ...
Place: japan, asia
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Tales of the Night (2011)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, captivating, semi serious, anime
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary character, friendship, imaginary kingdom, justice, pretense, escapades, imagination, deception, monster, honor, sacrifice, friends ...
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, lgbt, gays and lesbians, teenage love, friendship, boy, tiger, youth, gender, teenage life ...
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The Actors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the run of a particularly awful interpretation of Richard III, the star, Anthony O'Malley, begins to frequent a rough pub to develop his character. He meets Barreller who he discovers owes someone he's never met a considerable sum ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: disguise, debt, debt collector, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, disorder, cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, pretense, aging, irish ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, london, england
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Romeo and Juliet Get Married (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day while watching her beloved Palmeiras, she is struck ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: culture clash, love affair, pretense, couples, rivalry, sport team, forbidden love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, football, wedding, love and romance, soccer
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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The Honey Pot (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In Venice, the millionaire benefactor Cecil Fox watches a Seventeenth Century play 'Volpone' and plots a practical joke to play on his three former greedy mistresses. He hires the unemployed actor William McFly to act as his butler and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, twisted ...
Plot: murder, greed, twists and turns, pretense, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, farce, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, inheritance, murder mystery, fake illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: venice, italy, europe, france, palm springs california
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Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Leela is insulted by a group of space-rednecks (like regular rednecks, but in space) she enters the Planet Express ship in a demolition derby. She emerges victorious, but when she brings the damaged ship home and the Professor sees the fuel ...
Style: parody, witty, not serious, exciting, adult animation ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: spacecraft, partners, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, parallel world, future dystopia, pretense, cyclops, unlikely friendships ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: alaska, new york
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The Great Magician (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick ...
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, scenic, serious ...
Plot: magician, revolution, rivalry, politics, rescue, pretense, dishonesty, gang, state affairs, couple relations, couples, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: china
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Hibernatus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, ironic, light ...
Plot: time travel, hibernation, fish out of water, family life, disorder, misfit, society, culture clash, pretense, grandfather granddaughter relationship, grandfather, abbey ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: france, greenland
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, coming of age, child illness, terminal illness, wrestling, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch, human spirit, pretense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, child prostitution, rape, pedophilia, child molester, child abduction, pimp, child molestation, pedophile, police officer, confined, haunted by the past ...
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, san diego california
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The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, sarcasm, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, friendship, love and romance, lie, gambling, pretense, disability, down syndrome ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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Trust Me (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A series of gripping thrillers that expose the dark side of the people we trust to care for us - doctors.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pretense, hospital, doctors and patients, single mother, deception, secret, coworker relationship, salvation, feminist, medical, female nudity, nurse ...
Time: 21st century
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The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, psychiatrist, murder mystery, delusion, private detective, writers, hospital, investigation, artists and showbiz, amateur detective, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles
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The Little Gangster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rik Boskamp is tired of being bullied all the time. After he sees a maffia movie, he decides to pretend that his dad is an important - and dangerous! - mob boss.
Style: captivating, satirical, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: bully, pretense, bullying, mafia, boy, prank, father son relationship, teenager, teenage life, satire, absurd humor, crime boss ...
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, video surveillance, small town, fictional reality show, hidden camera, alternate reality, loneliness, morality, fictional reality, god complex, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, rape and murder, who done it, strong violent content, stalking, mentally unstable, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Small Wonder (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Small Wonder is an American science fiction sitcom that aired in first-run syndication from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: robot, super powers, family relations, female robot, childhood love, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, androids, inventor, pretense, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Street Smart (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: journalism, reporter, prostitute, prostitution, killer, villain, ghetto, evil, gangsters, pimp, media, lie ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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A Fine Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Fine Romance is a British situation comedy starring husband-and-wife team Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Dench's sister was played by Susan Penhaligon. It was produced by London Weekend Television and written by Bob Larbey. It was first ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: translator, pretense, dentist, social relations, family relations, couples, thirtysomething life, workplace, unlikely couple, love and romance, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, sad, feel good, heartbreaking, inspirational ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, judaism, war, world war, jewish ghetto, lie, russian, death, radio ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two globetrotting private eyes with diferente styles team up, guarding their true identities at all costs from the bad guys‒and from each other.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: spy, pretend relationship, female spy, espionage, prospector, partners, hidden identity, heroes, undercover, pretense, heroine, gadget ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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Zorro (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA, France, Germany, Italy, Spain
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Zorro, also known as The New Zorro, New World Zorro, and Zorro 1990, is an American action-adventure drama series featuring Duncan Regehr as the character of Zorro. Regehr portrayed the fearless Latino hero and fencer on The Family Channel from 1990 ...
Style: political, fairy tale, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: heroes, secret identity, masked vigilante, masked man, superhero, old west, vigilante, swashbuckler, pretense, battles, rebelliousness, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa
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Barefoot (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. Til Schweiger comes up with a slickly-made off-the-wall romantic comedy drama "Barfuss" (Barefoot), his first solo directing effort in nearly a decade. Punchy, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, opposites attract, mental institution, mental illness, starting over, family relations, love affair, psychiatry, runaway, fall in love, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, couples, impersonating, teachers and students, teacher, middle aged man, scam, false identity, compassion, alternate reality, professor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: romania, balkan, europe, eastern europe, bucharest
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