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, suspense, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with false identity, dishonesty, murder, deception, female nudity, crimes, storytelling, betrayal, runaway and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as false identity: The Joneses (2009), Quantico (2015), Lady Audley's Secret (2000), Engaged to Kill (2006), Who You Think I Am (2019), Total Recall (1990), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Nirvana in Fire (2015), Possession (2009), Original Sin (2001).

List of false identity movies

 6.5
 38K
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, false identity, gadget, double life, american dream, pretense, gain trust, hidden identity, lifestyle, dishonesty, advertising, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: family outing, date night, 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, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.7
 56K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, terrorist, false identity, attack, terrorism, secret, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
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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, serious, disturbing
Plot: false identity, infidelity, marriage, governess, love, deception, bigamy, class society, blackmail, ritual, classroom, public humiliation ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: false identity, confined, woman in danger, danger, family relations, rivalry, crimes, kidnapping, wedding ring, revenge, abduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, disturbing, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: internet dating, psychologist, false identity, internet chat, facebook, divorced mother, phone sex, escapades, dishonesty, deception, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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 7.5
 291K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, conspiracy, chase, resistance, false memory, false identity ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
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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, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, big ben london ...
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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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, disturbing, light, captivating ...
Plot: chase, on the run, false identity, farce, rabbi, wedding, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, on the road, partners, disorder, prosecution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
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: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: false identity, justice, political conspiracy, political intrigue, loyalty, battles, battle, friendship, emperor, deception, betrayal, murder ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 5.6
 7K
Possession (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: identity crisis, coma, false identity, reincarnation, life turned upside down, disorder, couple relations, supernatural, brother brother relationship, accident, murder, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.1
 53K
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: femme fatale, obsession, dangerous attraction, couple relations, passion, passionate sex, desire, love and romance, sex, murder, false identity, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, delaware, morocco ...
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, conspiracy, memory loss, uncover truth, assassination of president, protagonist as suspect, riddles and clues, on the run, assassination, dishonesty, life is a bitch, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.8
 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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, danger, love affair, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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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: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: faked death, on the road, golf, hidden identity, self discovery, unlikely couple, escapades, family problems, disorder, americana, false identity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 16K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, cynical, witty, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, mad, media, rise and fall, ambition, research, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, flying ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, mexico, washington d.c., zurich switzerland ...
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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: french, polish, singer, self discovery, music, lookalikes, romance, encounter, false identity, young woman, double life, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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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, serious, psychological
Plot: intrigue, violence against women, false identity, starting over, abusive husband, domestic violence, legal system, beating, trial, hitman, journalist, battered wife ...
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Not All Were Murderers (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the childhood memories of actor Michael Degen, the movie deals with the everyday struggle to survive as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany. As his father had died in 1940 after being released from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Michael and ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: lie, deportation, false identity, survival, political unrest, life is a bitch, little boy, death of father, concentration camp, bombing, world war two, mystery ...
Place: berlin germany
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 7.6
 21K
Little Britain (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: satire, stupidity, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, human nature, social misfits, gender bending, society, social satire, false identity, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, paris france, britain, london
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 5.1
 51
The Boundary (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story starts from pile murder, murderer exactly ten years ago, a woman was shot dead by police. A decade ago, it has not found an important clue surfaced, what old things associated with the murder a decade ago after a decade of existence in the ...
Style: suspense, gothic, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: false identity, missing person, danger, race against time, haunted by the past, paranoid schizophrenia, husband wife relationship, lie, rivalry, feud, love, betrayal ...
Place: china
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 6.6
 6K
Riviera (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After newlywed Georgina's billionaire husband Constantine is killed in a yacht explosion, she is shocked to discover the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies and murder. She soon must step out of her comfort zone ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, emotional, serious
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: money laundering, female nudity, murder, organized crime, husband wife relationship, false identity, blackmail, forgery, obsession, deception, secrets, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: french riviera
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Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the vein of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and fraught with mystery and edge-of-your seat suspense, Kari Wuhrer Poison tells the darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, manipulation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, crime, frame up, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty, family problems, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
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Stealing Christmas (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars as a thief named Jack Clayton. When Jack is about to be caught at the mall, he dresses up as Santa Claus and hops on the bus to Evergreen. He is mistaken for the new Santa at Sarah Gibson's tree store. He is very reluctant at ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, redemption, heist, family life, disorder, dishonesty, bank, romance, fall in love, cons and scams, false identity, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 6.5
 1K
Detector (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they find a jewel with the name "Janne" imprinted. This ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: private detective, love and romance, false identity, self discovery, friendship between men, countryside, psychologist, cancer, couples, terminal illness, aggression, swede ...
Time: 90s
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 5.4
 747
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gangsters, friendship, murder, police investigation, working undercover, vengeance, gang, going straight, on the run, bollywood, siblings relations, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india
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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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: switching roles, dull life, fake identity, stolen identity, false identity, real estate agent, violinist, police, suicide, crimes, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 6.2
 328
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: spy, war, manhunt, false identity, war crime, nazi, murder, journalist, abduction, threat, torture, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: south america, peru, lyon, bolivia, france
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 7.7
 558K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, hostage, rescue mission, behind enemy lines, danger, secret agents, american abroad, daring rescue, hollywood, hidden identity, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, middle east, langley virginia, iran, tehran iran ...
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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, society, danger, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, imaginary, false identity ...
Time: future
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