Films to check out this April Fools' Day

Films to check out this April Fools' Day

Films to check out this April Fools' Day
Parasite. photo courtesy of True Visions

It's April Fools' Day. Besides hoaxes and jokes, it's also a good time to check out films on catastrophic lies on streaming platforms.


Available on Netflix

Lies turn bad and fatal in this Oscar-winning film by director Bong Joon-ho which follows a poor family who wishes to climb up the social ladder by exploiting the wealth of a richer family. All the lies they tell end up in a catastrophic event.

The film bagged four Oscars in 2020, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

Available on Netflix

Toymaker Gepetto creates a wooden puppet named Pinocchio and wishes on a star that he would be a real boy. A Blue Fairy appears and grants his wish, making Pinocchio come to life. Pinocchio learns that he must prove himself worthy in order to make his father's wish come true.

And as we all know, the more Pinocchio tells lies, the bigger his nose grows.

The film is voiced by Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Finn Wolfhard and Cate Blanchett, among others.

The Invention Of Lying. Photos ©

The Invention Of Lying

Available on Apple TV+

In a world where no one lies, Mark is the first person to do so for his personal gain and unfortunately everyone believes in whatever he says.

Starring Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, the film tries to show that deception can heal and harm.

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