While I enjoy almost every genre of movies and television shows, there is something to be said about a storyline that is full of twists and turns – and I’m not talking about action flicks. Deception, secrets and lies in a plot can pull the viewer in and get them hooked.

One of my favourite movies with secrets, truth, lies, and deception as a main theme is True Lies with Jamie Lee Curtis and Ahhhnold, and Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close and John Malkovich.

I’m thrilled to be part of the #StreamTeam with Netflix Canada so I can share upcoming movies and shows with my readers. This month, there’s a new Netflix original series that I need to check out called Bloodline, where dark family secrets and lies are in the forefront. Set in the Florida Keys, the series follows the Rayburn family, caught between the ugly truth and the terrible lie that covers it up.

Movies and tv shows about lies: Bloodlines


I watched Liar Liar with Jim Carrey over the weekend – one of my favourite Jim Carrey movies. The man is a comedic genius! After his son makes a birthday wish that magically comes true, an evasive lawyer finds himself incapable of telling a lie for 24 hours. “I can’t lieeeeeee!!!”

Movies and tv shows about lies: Liar Liar


Any movie starring Adam Sandler is a fave so on my to-watch list is Just Go With It. When Danny lies to his girlfriend that he’s a divorced family man, he recruits his employee and her kids to play his ex-wife and kids. It also stars Jennifer Aniston. How have I not seen this movie before?!

Movies and tv shows about lies


I’m not sure it this television show is too young for me but I may have to check it out. Although I’m afraid to watch even one episode of Pretty Little Liars for fear of getting hooked and having to watch from the beginning – it’s on its fifth season already.

movies and tv shows about lies


What’s your favourite TV show or movie that revolves around the central theme of secrets, lies, or deception?




Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Love a good thriller-drama filled with tons of juicy secrets and unexpected plots. Bloodline I am now just getting into – I really love how well written it is. Another favourite that I think you may really like is Downton Abbey. So much drama and action. Didn’t expect it initially but was pleasantly surprised.

    • Oh yes, I started watching Downton Abbey’s first season and then stopped. Will have to catch up!

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