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 realistic, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with deception, betrayal, revenge, murder, blood, storytelling, mentor, crimes, dishonesty and manipulation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as deception: Lie to Me (2009), A Simple Favor (2018), Shutter Island (2010), Now You See Me (2013), Red Sparrow (2018), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Side Effects (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Hard Candy (2005), Catch Me If You Can (2002).

List of deception movies

 8.0
 108K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, uncover truth, deception, human nature, talented, investigation, crime investigation, team, crimes, dishonesty, workplace situations, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.8
 113K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, murder investigation, female friendship, ruse, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: connecticut, london, michigan, new york
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 8.1
 1.1M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, delusion, confined, deception ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 7.3
 578K
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, entertaining, clever, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, mind game, perfect crime, scheme, teamwork, fbi, manipulations, illusionist, outsmarting, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 6.6
 156K
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 assassin, female spy, deception, russian spy, training, secret mission, seduction, spy, manipulation, secret agent, sexploitation, secret society ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, hungary, budapest, vienna, london ...
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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, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, snow white, magic, witch, dark fantasy, queen, adventure, deception, imaginary kingdom, immortality, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
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 7.1
 176K
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, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mental institution, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, patient, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, dark humor, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, success, greed, corruption, ambition, wall street, stock broker, cons and scams, millionaire, yuppie, american dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, switzerland, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 151K
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, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, pedophile, pedophilia, torture, vengeance, sexual abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, sociopath, manipulation, seduction, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: master criminal, adventure, fbi, prodigy, justice, con artists, crime, deception, crimes, rise and fall, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, florida, madrid, atlanta georgia, new york ...
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 8.5
 1.1M
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 7.8
 103K
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, collector, obsession, mysterious character, painting, art theft, art collector, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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 5.4
 39K
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, light, captivating, feel good, humorous
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: con woman, deception, partners, competition, cheating, girlfriend, bet, overweight woman, con artists, dispute, blonde, blonde woman
Time: 21st century
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 6.4
 213K
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, pretense, fall in love, single mother, plastic surgery, deception, marriage, blackmail, plan gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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 8.1
 159K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, serial killer, partners, investigation, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, 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, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, mistaken identity, crime, twists & turns, crimes, deception, neo noir, mafia, disorder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, surprise ending, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: experiment, supernatural power, rescue, danger, leader, teenage boy, deception, chase, teenage girl, mutant, stalking, beating ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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 5.1
 13K
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: suspense, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally unstable, obsession, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, unrequited love, ex husband, jealousy, stalking, insanity, betrayal, deception, frame up ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: dystopic future, death of sister, deception, distopia, chase, twin sisters, hidden room, birth control, violence, struggle for survival, betrayal, politics ...
Time: future
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 8.1
 893K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, touching, clever, interesting ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, fictional reality, manipulations, deception, loneliness, dishonesty, alternate reality, showbiz, voyeurism, suburban life, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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 7.8
 110K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, hidden identity, pretense, haunted by the past, millionaire, scheme, righting the wronged, crimes, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, family relations, parents and children, mischievous children, single parent, family life, summer camp, family, prank, love and romance, lookalikes, reunion ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
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 6.6
 70K
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, rough, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, adultery, disorder, crime, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.1
 37K
Deception (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: deception, betrayal, frame up, hotel, heist, twists & turns, lawyer, crimes, cons and scams, life turned upside down, intrigue, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, spain, london ...
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 6.8
 126K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, pow, iraq war, swat team, cia, patriotism, soldier, deception, uncover truth, investigation, army, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
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, sentimental, light ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, jealousy, fake marriage, strong female character, self sacrifice, abduction, marriage, impossible love, doctor, escape, opposites attract ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.5
 215K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, murder, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 46 min.
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: jealousy, friendship, deception, marriage, betrayal, romance, hopes, trust, nobleman, secret, wedding, soldier ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, russia, istanbul turkey
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Student Services (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she answers a personal ad online by "Joe," 57, who ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, innocence lost, gang rape, money problems, lifestyle, student life, deception, university, jealousy, hotel, life is a bitch, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay lead character, coming out, gay couple, prison, confined, gay, deception, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 2006 ...
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
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