Deception movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deception movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, realistic, tense, surprise ending and intense films and TV shows about / with deception, betrayal, revenge, murder, police investigation, mentor, flashback, dishonesty, crimes and justice plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as deception: Lie to Me (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Best Offer (2013), A Simple Favor (2018), Side Effects (2013), Red Sparrow (2018), Now You See Me (2013), The Hustle (2019), The Truman Show (1998), Shutter Island (2010).

List of deception movies

 8.0
 112K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, talented, outsmarting, expert, crimes, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, motivational, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, dark humor, success, greed, corporate crimes, deception, rags to riches, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, wall street ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, brooklyn new york city, bahamas ...
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 7.8
 111K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, forgery, collector, art collector, painting, art theft, mysterious character, cons and scams, solitude, obsession, adult virgin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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 6.8
 133K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, blackmail, female friendship, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, michigan, connecticut
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 7.1
 182K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 171K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, erotic, rough, brutal ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female agent, deception, spy, russian spy, secret mission, seduction, manipulation, sexploitation, training, secret agent ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, hungary, europe, england ...
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 7.2
 605K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, mind game, outsmarting, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, magic trick, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 5.4
 50K
The Hustle (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Style: entertaining, feel good, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: deception, con woman, con artists, perfect crime, partners, competition, cheating, girlfriend, bet, overweight woman, heist, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south of france, london
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 8.1
 961K
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, interesting, touching, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, manipulations, fictional reality show, hidden camera, voyeurism, loneliness, suspicion, dishonesty, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, crime, cat and mouse, crimes, fake identity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, spain, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, europe ...
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 7.5
 8K
Deception (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him—before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Plot: illusionist, fbi, deception, outsmarting, who done it, team, magic, danger, research, crime investigation, mystery, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, princess, magic, evil queen, dark fantasy, snow white, witch, adventure, sorceress, queen, deception, imaginary kingdom ...
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, plot twist, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 7.1
 155K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, vengeance, pedophile, pedophilia, dangerous attraction, torture, sexual abuse, deception, manipulation, mind game, sociopath, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, twists & turns, deception, crimes, mafia, mystery, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 118K
The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, karma, ethics, paradise, female protagonist, utopia, deception, death, hell, soul mate, morality, self sacrifice ...
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 6.6
 71K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, danger, disorder, deception, rape, couples, family in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.8
 132K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, gulf war, army, soldier, deception, patriotism, military, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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 7.7
 525K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, thief, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, con artists, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 6.0
 6K
Level 16 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
Style: brutal, mysterious, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: discipline, deception, distopia, boarding school, women's prison, imprisonment, girls' boarding school, female protagonist, vaccine, punishment, dark secret, betrayal ...
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, political ...
Plot: dystopic future, distopia, death of sister, chase, hidden room, deception, betrayal, investigation, violence, overpopulation, twin sisters, mystery ...
Time: future
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 6.4
 225K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, pretense, single mother, deception, couples, plastic surgery, marriage, office romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011, year 1992 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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 8.1
 167K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, outsmarting, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 3.6
 4K
Maximum Ride (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspense, surprise ending, exciting
Plot: experiment, teenage boy, supernatural power, mutant, female fighter, heroine, rescue, wings, martial arts, female warrior, strong female character, leader ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.
Style: captivating, romantic, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, romance, deception, jealousy, hopes, betrayal, trust, wedding, soldier, nobleman, love and romance ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, russia, istanbul turkey
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 8.5
 233K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, death, psychiatrist, mental patient, crime, graphic violence, special agents, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.1
 14K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, mentally unstable, ex husband ex wife relationship, insanity, divorce, jealousy, deception, betrayal, ex husband, frame up, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, treason, vengeance, adventure, treasure, false accusation, sword fight, prison, french, lone hero, confined, frame up ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, fake marriage, abduction, strong female character, love, opposites attract, jealousy, rescue, self sacrifice, marriage, doctor ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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