Best Movies About Fibs, Fraud, Falsehoods and Fabrications

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)
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(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies is a documentary feature film that explores lying — perhaps the most common part of the human condition. We all do it. From cheating at school tests to making false statements on a resume, … Read more

An Honest Liar (2014)
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An Honest Liar is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the life of former magician, escape artist, and skeptical educator James Randi, in particular the investigations through which Randi publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists. The film also focuses on … Read more

Big Fat Liar (2002)
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The film tells a story about a 14-year-old pathological liar, Jason Shepherd (Muniz), whose creative writing assignment is stolen by an arrogant Hollywood producer, Marty Wolf (Giamatti), who later plans to use it to make the fictional film of the … Read more

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, … Read more

Deception (1946)
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Cellist Karel Novak (Paul Henreid) was presumed to be killed during the war; so his sudden return surprises everyone, especially his lover Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis).… Read more

Double Indemnity (1944)
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Double Indemnity stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson in this murderous thriller about a duplicitous spouse and her insurance agent. The movie screenplay was written by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler. The movie was released in 1944. … Read more

Easy A (2010)
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Easy A is critically acclaimed tale of rumors and reputation. Olive (Emma Stone), an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school’s rumor and gossip grapevine to advance her social … Read more

F for Fake (1974)
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F for Fake (French: Vérités et mensonges, “Truths and lies”) is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses on Elmyr de Hory’s recounting of his … Read more

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
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Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 documentary film by American filmmaker, director and political commentator Michael Moore. The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and its coverage in the news media.… Read more

Gaslight (1944)
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The original Gaslight movie thriller was first produced in the United Kingdom in 1940, adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play Gas Light. A second, Hollywood version was released in 1944, starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten. The … Read more

Greedy Lying Bastards (2012)
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Greedy Lying Bastards is a feature length documentary that investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite overwhelming consensus in the scientific community. The film details the organizations and individuals casting doubt on climate science and climate … Read more

Infernal Affairs (2002)
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Infernal Affairs is a fast-paced crime thriller about deception and infiltration. In parallel, a mole infiltrates a police department and an undercover cop infiltrates a Chinese Triad. But their objectives are the same: to find out who is masquerading; who … Read more

La Vérité Si Je Mens! (1997)
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The movie title La Vérité Si Je Mens! translates to Would I Lie to You? This French romantic comedy features an unemployed Parisian named Eddie Vuibert who feigns being an Ashkenazi Jew in order to secure a job with a … Read more

Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
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Labyrinth of Lies is the story of the vast post-war conspiracy of German government institutions and businesses to cover up the crimes of the Nazis from WWII. The movie follows a young reporter and a prosecutor who work to tackle … Read more

Liar Liar (1997)
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Comic genius Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son’s birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours.… Read more

Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
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Jan Kadar’s Lies My Father Told Me isn’t about lies, really, but about certain truths that a little boy and his grandfather fiercely refuse to accept. The boy, who’s about 8 years old, is just at that age when we … Read more

Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
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The trail of lies begins to unravel when Laren’s previous life comes back to haunt her, leading inexorably to murder.… Read more

Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs) (2010)
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In the French film Little While Lies a couple’s an annual vacation with friends is overshadowed by a near-fatal accident that leaves one friend in the hospital. While the accident victim remains seriously hurt the others determine to go ahead … Read more

Lying (2006)
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Lying is a 2006 American independent experimental film starring Chloë Sevigny, Jena Malone, Leelee Sobieski, and Henry Gummer. While the film follows a fairly loose, ambiguous narrative, it focuses on a group of acquaintances who spend the weekend together at … Read more

Memento (2000)
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Memento relates the tricks and lies that our memories — however intact or fleeting — can play on us. It also reveals how easily our grasp of the truth can me manipulated by falsehoods, one memory at a time. The … Read more

Pinocchio (1940)
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Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It is based on the Italian children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, a quintessential tale of telling right from wrong, deceit, truth, redemption … Read more

Secrets and Lies (1996)
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Written and directed by Mike Leigh Secrets and Lies stays true to its movie title. The movie tells the tale of a successful black woman who discovers that her biological mother is white. However, the woman denies it. The ensuing … Read more

Separate Lies (2005)
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Secrets and lies spiral out of control in Separate Lies, a tense suspense thriller. Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson star as James and Anna, a seemingly happy couple whose marriage begins to unravel when he learns she’s been having … Read more

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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Steven Soderbergh’s low-budget, yet highly influential, drama ushered in the independent film movement of the 1990s. A sensation at the Sundance Film Festival, Sex, Lies, and Videotape relates the tangled, dysfunctional and deceitful relationships of four people.… Read more

Some Like it Hot (1959)
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Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, and directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like it Hot is a classic American comedy. The movie relates the convoluted escape of two jazz musicians from the clutches of the Chicago mob after … Read more

The Armstrong Lie (2013)
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The Armstrong Lie is a feature length documentary that charts the rise and eventual fall of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong. Director Alex Gibney initially set out to chronicle Armstrong’s improbably successful comeback after having retired from competitive racing four years … Read more

The Great Lie (1941)
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The Great Lie stars Bette Davis, George Brent, and Mary Astor. There’s lots of lying going on in this 1941 American movie classic: a faked death, a deceptive love triangle and even the maternity of a new born.… Read more

The Invention of Lying (2009)
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Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, and starring Ricky Gervais, The Invention of Lying is a romantic comedy. It is set in an alternate reality where lying and even the though of lying does not exist. When … Read more

The Panama Deception (1994)
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The Panama Deception is a 1992 American documentary film, and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film is critical of the actions of the military during the 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States. It chronicles … Read more

The Usual Suspects (1995)
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The Usual Suspects is a 1995 noir mystery directed by Bryan Singer, written by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlethwaite, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne and Benicio del Toro. The movie is an intricate and convoluted series of lies … Read more

Vertigo (1958)
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Vertigo released in 1958 is considered to be one of the classic noir psychological thrillers. It was directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. A great lesson in manipulation and self-deception all rolled into one stylish and suspenseful movie.… Read more