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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, suspense, cynical, biting, offbeat
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, infidelity, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, desert, village life, clergy, buddies, small town life, police officer, media manipulation, uxoricide, miraculous event, small town, village, dark humor, crimes, satire, dog, police, religion, nun, prostitution ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, texas, mexico

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Most similar movies to Picking Up the Pieces

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, murder, dark humor, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief) and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Picking Up the Pieces: 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), Hotel Oasis (2001), Clay Pigeons (1998), Wish You Were Dead (2001), Heads (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, lgbt, nothing goes right, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, dark humor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 329
Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: crimes, murder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dark humor, disorder, cons and scams, husband wife relationship, fatal accident, sister sister relationship, twins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 12K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, clever, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, desert, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, dark humor, small town, infidelity, female nudity, murder of a nude woman, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, opposites attract, couples, dark humor, social relations, crimes, dishonesty, fall in love, fish out of water, love affair, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 204
Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: realistic, semi serious, parody, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, decapitation, newspaper, serial killer, murder, journalism, media, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, social relations, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 6K
Buffet Froid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, resentment, missing person, investigation, crimes, estrangement, dark humor, rebelliousness, police corruption, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, adultery, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, life turned upside down, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Very Bad Things (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: funny, humorous, disturbing, intense, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, murder, violence, friends, justice, uncover truth, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, love and romance, investigation, wrongfully committed, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vigilantism, dark humor, false accusation, investigation, college, crimes, uncover truth, racism, college professor, neighbor neighbor relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 516
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster, found footage, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 35K
Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Style: witty, light, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, dysfunctional family, golf, insanity, couple relations, village, family values, family problems, clergy, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
 6K
Herod's Law (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.
Style: political, sexy, suspense, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, corruption, satire, crimes, political corruption, small town, mayor, greed, catastrophe, morality, powerful ending, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 2K
Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Biehn. The plot revolves around ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous
Plot: sex scene, biker, hospital, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, fighting crime, prodigy, dishonesty, hitman, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 15K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, small town, investigation, murder mystery, suspect, sarcasm, waitress, mystery, family problems, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, minnesota, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 60K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, intense ...
Plot: dark humor, small town, murder, crimes, embezzlement, mortician, prison visit, confession of crime, hidden corpse, murder trial, district attorney, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: surreal, humorous, philosophical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, vigilante, false accusation, mystery, investigation, vigilantism, disorder, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, lone hero ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, new jersey, eastern europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, infidelity, redneck, police officer, gunfight, murder, sibling relationship, love affair, sexual relations, human nature, suburbs, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, couple relations, cons and scams, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, light, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, advertising, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, competition, contests and competitions, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, dark humor, midlife crisis, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: surreal, sexy, funny, talky, humorous ...
Plot: adoption, child, adoptive mother, prostitution, prostitute, loneliness, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, family relations, love and romance, adopted son, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexy, suspense, biting ...
Plot: murder, satire, sniper, photographer, melancholy, apathy, first contact, ethnic conflict, adaptation, lone hero, memory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, entertaining, inspirational, light, melancholic ...
Plot: magic, small town, ethnic conflict, justice, unlikely friendships, greed, magic realism, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, england, texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 11K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, crimes, small town, weatherman, justice, criminal heroes, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, down on your luck, disorder, hitman, psychopath, partners, on the run, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, working class, dark humor, down on your luck, loser, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 2K
Miss Nobody (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: female serial killer, murder, ambition, secretary, rivalry, crimes, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, unfulfillment, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 6K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, funny, stylized, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, vengeance, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, partners, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When her daughter Shanna is disqualified from competing for her Junior High School cheer leading squad, Wanda Holloway tries to get her ex-husband's brother, Terry Harper, to hire a hitman to incapacitate Shanna's rival or the girl's ...
Style: suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: cheerleader, ruler, junior high school, serial killer, gymnastics, murder, hitman, family relations, dark humor, small town, small town life, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: sexy, humorous, enigmatic, harsh, cynical ...
Plot: female nudity, lust, serial killer, murder, adultery, voyeur, racism, infidelity, pimp, prostitute, peeping tom, extramarital affair ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: africa, california, senegal, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 3K
Holy Water (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, disorder, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crimes, social relations, nothing goes right, buddies, cons and scams, friends, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%