Fake illness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fake illness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, weird and cult film films and TV shows about / with fake illness, family relations, friendship, mentor, runaway, dancing, father son relationship, culture clash, nurse and redemption plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fake illness: The Act (2019), The Love Patient (2011), Shut In (2016), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Father and Sons (2003), Don McKay (2009), We Love You, You Bastard (2014), Turn the River (2007), Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours (2007), The Honey Pot (1967).

List of fake illness movies

The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, anime ...
Plot: overprotective parent, suspense, treatment, pretense, fake illness, true crime, murder of mother, manipulation, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, deception, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: year 2015, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Love Patient (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heart broken ad exec pretends to have cancer to trick his ex-boyfriend into falling in love with him again. When the brash Paul (Benjamin Lutz), realizes his ex-boyfreind, the sensitive souled Brad (John Werskey), is dating one-time Bowflex model, ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: gay, cancer, gay relationship, fake illness, homosexual, doctor, gay love, family relations, lgbtq, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair ...
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Shut In (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, clever, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, psychologist, held captive, isolation, stepmother, boy, murder, missing child, child in peril, doctor, little boy, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, entertaining, funny, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, school, teenage girl, childhood, one day, teenage boy, skipping school, teenage angst ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, unemployment, fake illness, father son relationship, father son reunion, kids and family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal
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Don McKay (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything appears off-kilter when a man returns to his hometown after 25 years to visit his former lover.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: getting home, haunted by the past, fake illness, life is a bitch, hidden truth, uncover truth, fake identity, interracial friendship, small town, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, childhood home, school janitor ...
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We Love You, You Bastard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A war photographer and absent father, who spends more time taking care of his camera than his four daughters, enjoys a happy life in the Alps with his new girlfriend. But his life is turned upside down the day that his best friend tries to reconcile ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, estrangement, family relations, friendship, family gatherings, love triangle, parents and children, human nature, fake illness, photographer, love ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, alps
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Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, addiction, estrangement, starting over, single parent ...
Place: canada, new york, usa
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Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alex and Laetitia appear to make the perfect couple. But, as much as he loves his gorgeous fun-loving sweetheart, Alex isn’t yet ready for her to move in with him. Laetitia has other ideas. She has already packed her bags and lets Alex know that ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: relationship problems, romantic relationship, love affair, relationship vs career, love and romance, fake illness, satire, ultimatum, couple relations, male female relationship, relationships, love story ...
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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, human spirit, nurse, society, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: witch, magic, childhood, nanny, children, family values, mischievous children, parents and children, single father, prank, mentor, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Sunflower (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: world war two, train travel, flashback, subway, bigamy, fake illness, railway, italian man, eastern front, foreigner, anger, cemetery ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, milan italy, europe, italy ...
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, sad, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: alien, friendship, childhood, children, stranded, halloween, extraterrestrial, coming of age, chase, friendly alien, healing power, bicycle ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sesame street, los angeles
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Truth or Dare (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: A story that follows two couples who mistakenly find themselves in a marriage they never expected and gradually grow in love and trust over time.
Plot: fake illness, superhuman powers, royalty, arranged marriage, mistaken identity, hidden identity, rags to riches, strong female lead
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Official Competition (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a billionaire entrepreneur impulsively decides to create an iconic movie, he demands the best. Renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas is recruited to mastermind this ambitious endeavour. Completing the all-star team are two actors with massive talent ...
Style: satirical, captivating, semi serious, entertaining
Plot: businessman, filmmaker, gays and lesbians, teamwork, co worker co worker relationship, eccentric man, coworker relationship, ambition, workplace situations, professional rivalry, understanding, escapades ...
Place: iberian peninsula
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Skidoo (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.
Style: campy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gangsters, lsd, hippie, counterculture, escape, friendship, drug abuse, prison, hitman, celebrity culture, culture clash, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Parvarish (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A policeman adopts the son of a bandit. A misunderstanding leads the officer's own biological son to believe he is the bandit's son and he takes up a secret life of crime; meanwhile, the adopted son becomes an officer of the law.
Plot: breaking the fourth wall, pretending to be blind, gunfight, woman in danger, school teacher, hotel, party, police raid, police, murder, marriage, promise ...
Time: 70s
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Louise's Garden (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young girl meets a gangster at a psychiatric hospital.
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, contemplative
Plot: mental illness, fall in love, mental institution, escape, gangsters, gang war, naivete, kidnapping, psychologist, mental patient, innocence, suspense ...
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Deadly Revenge (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charming LA architect Harrison, also a great cook and lover, gets engaged to Cate, a San Francisco landscape architect he meets while collaborating on a major project, after they get locked in by a malfunctioning elevator. She moves to LA for him ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: in-laws, mysterious death, attempted murder, fiance fiancee relationship, female friendship, suspicion, childhood home, architect, marriage proposal, suspense, missing person, mother son relationship ...
Place: san francisco, tokyo
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Singam (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story, set in the backdrop of Nallore, a small town in Thoothukudi District, revolves around Sub-Inspector Durai Singam (Surya), a brave and just policeman who serves in his hometown primarily to fulfill his father’s (Radha Ravi) wish. Durai ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: chase, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, fall in love, police officer, crime boss, police, murder, abduction, suspense, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
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Tiger Theory (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the funeral. Jan is sure that he and his wife Olga are on ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, unusual plot structure, social
Plot: female antagonist, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, university, psychiatrist, death of father, dark humor, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, selfish woman, manipulative woman, emotional abuse ...
Place: prague, central europe
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The Ten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
Style: cynical, not serious, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: nudist, atheism, farce, insanity, brutality, screwball, human nature, moral dilemma, dark humor, love and romance, nude, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., mexico, st. louis missouri
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Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, mental illness, murder, investigation, psychiatrist, journalism, twists and turns, macabre, murder mystery, serial killer, suspense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, japan, usa, mount fuji
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: funny, humorous, talky, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentricity, eccentric family, siblings relations, writers, dark humor, forbidden love, parents and children, extramarital affair, incest, deadpan, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, american abroad, friendship, youth, high school, love and romance, teenage life, disney, musician's life, disorder, hidden identity ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, iraq war, anti war, military, u.s. military, marines, american soldier, boot camp, desert, death, sniper ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, california ...
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Art of Seduction (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Min-Jun and Ji-Won are first-rate "players" who are dating gurus with 100% success rates in any dating pursuits. Following her usual systematic dating rules, Ji-Won fakes a car accident to capture Min-Jun's attention and successfully ...
Style: realistic, humorous, melancholic, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, seduction, deception, jealousy, father son relationship, love story, asian, con artists ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, clever, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: the beatles, rock and roll, teenager, music, obsessed fan, friends, hotel, obsession, rebellion, radio, car, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, obsession, family problems, friendship, parenthood, honest, redemption, parents and children, intergenerational friendship, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, united kingdom, edinburgh scotland, scotland, london
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