False identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant false identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with false identity, dishonesty, deception, crimes, murder, female nudity, danger, betrayal, manipulation and kidnapping plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as false identity: Mulan (2020), Lady Audley's Secret (2000), Engaged to Kill (2006), Who You Think I Am (2019), Total Recall (1990), Missing Woman (2016), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Quantico (2015), Nirvana in Fire (2015), The Joneses (2009).

List of false identity movies

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, social differences, friendship, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.6
 112K
Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: gender disguise, disney, false identity, martial arts, courage, heroes, female warrior, chinese woman, woman dressed as man, heroine, swordswoman, teenage girl ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Lucy Graham (Neve McIntosh) weds the much older Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham), his nephew Robert (Steven Mackintosh) is suspicious of the lovely young woman's motives. Soon, Robert's friend disappears, and Robert believes Lucy ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: governess, infidelity, false identity, marriage, love, deception, bigamy, blackmail, class society, falling, family relations, piano ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
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Engaged to Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Abby Lord (Maria del Mar) is kidnapped and her husband Robert Lord (Joe Lando) has to pay off a million dollar ransom. Based on a True Life story.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: false identity, family relations, danger, confined, rivalry, woman in danger, crimes, kidnapping, wedding ring, revenge, abduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Who You Think I Am (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, melancholic, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: internet dating, facebook, psychologist, false identity, divorced mother, internet chat, phone sex, deception, dishonesty, escapades, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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 7.5
 303K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mars, secret agents, secret agent, space colony, outer space, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
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 6.5
 866
Missing Woman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A struggling divorcee discovers that her little daughter and her Chinese nanny have disappeared.
Style: psychological, disturbing, compassionate, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: single mother, false identity, kidnapping, disappearance, nanny, mother love, missing child, uncover truth, hopes, dishonesty, loss of child, brutality ...
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, sniper rifle, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, london ...
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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: farce, chase, on the run, false identity, rabbi, wedding, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, on the road, disorder, partners, prosecution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france
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 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: fbi, terrorism, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, fbi agent, on the run, secret, terrorist bombing, terrorist, frame up ...
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: political intrigue, justice, loyalty, false identity, friendship, battles, deception, murder, emperor, escape, betrayal, father son relationship ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 6.5
 39K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: materialism, advertising, envy, double life, gadget, american dream, false identity, pretense, hidden identity, gain trust, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.5
 7K
Possession (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: identity crisis, coma, false identity, couple relations, reincarnation, disorder, life turned upside down, supernatural, accident, brother brother relationship, murder, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.1
 54K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, desire, obsession, couple relations, passionate sex, love and romance, sex, runaway, murder, false identity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, delaware, havana cuba, morocco ...
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: The first female US President Sally Sheridan is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Her assassin narrowly escapes the scene with his life, national security hot on his heels - or so it seems. Three months later, an elderly couple ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, assassination of president, conspiracy, memory loss, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, riddles and clues, assassination, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 2K
Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexual ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, danger, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, sexual relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco
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 6.5
 418
Mel & Jenny (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eternal daydreamer Mel can't wait to quit her sucky catering job and fly to her dream destination: Portugal. Things change when the beautiful Jenny literally crashes into her life when Mel nearly runs her over in her classic BMW. It is love at ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: car accident, lesbian, fall in love, romance, false identity, daydreamer, couples, girlfriend, young love, gender disguise, sexual identity, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, portugal
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Arthur Newman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: golf, faked death, on the road, hidden identity, self discovery, unlikely couple, escapades, family problems, disorder, americana, false identity, past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 16K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, media, rise and fall, ambition, research, mad, false identity, paranoia, imaginary, friendship between men ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, mexico, bahamas, washington d.c. ...
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: singer, self discovery, music, romance, lookalikes, polish, encounter, false identity, french, young woman, double life, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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The Lookalike (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two crooks looking out for a drug lord's love interest scramble to find a look-alike after she dies unexpectedly.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, cons and scams, drug lord, physical appearance, crimes, dishonesty, mute or deaf, crime, love and romance, false identity, lookalikes, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Run for Your Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: intrigue, false identity, starting over, violence against women, trial, abusive husband, legal system, domestic violence, beating, emotional abuse, hitman, journalist ...
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Nobody from Nowhere (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Sébastien Nicolas, realtor, leads a dull existence and gets used to disguising himself to take on the appearance of the characters he meets.
Style: atmospheric, tense, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: fake identity, real estate agent, switching roles, dull life, stolen identity, false identity, violinist, police, suicide, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 6.2
 331
Manhunt (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Klarsfelds, a Franco-German couple who devoted themselves to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Their pursuit of Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyon," takes them to South America, where he has found ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: nazi, spy, manhunt, false identity, journalist, murder, war crime, abduction, threat, torture, investigation, war ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: france, lyon, south america, peru, bolivia
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 5.6
 2K
Xchange (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the near future, a company called Xchange owns a mind transference technology that enables instantaneous travel by swapping bodies with someone at the destination. A member of the privileged corporate class ("Corpie") Xchanging for the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: hitman, body swapping, time travel, terrorist, heroes, dishonesty, danger, society, life is a bitch, imaginary, crimes, false identity ...
Time: future
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Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: meet the parents, hidden identity, mysterious character, lifestyle, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, intrigue, deadly, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 5.4
 659
The Proposal (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An undercover cop lets his job get personal while on an underground assignment.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, hidden identity, police investigation, femme fatale, love affair, working undercover, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, master criminal, dishonesty, false identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 203
@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, teenage life, parents and children, youth, best friends, cyberspace, family relations, high school life, computers and web, false identity, secret, socially awkward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, youth, false identity, activist, hiding, political activist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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