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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
 4.8
 3K
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, dark humor, offbeat, biting, suspense, cynical
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, infidelity, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, desert, clergy, village life, small town life, buddies, deadly, miraculous event, small town, police officer, uxoricide, media manipulation, crimes, village, satire, dog, police, religion, prostitution, nun ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, latin america, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief) and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Picking Up the Pieces: Hotel Oasis (2001), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), Clay Pigeons (1998), Wish You Were Dead (2001), Heads (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 297
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dishonesty, deadly, twins, husband wife relationship, fatal accident, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friendship, deadly, crimes, crime, amateur detective, dishonesty, life is a bitch, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
 11K
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: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, mechanic, psychopath, false accusation, widow, diner, fbi, bar, neo noir ...
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, couples, social relations, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.1
 179
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: offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, decapitation, newspaper, parody, small town life, who done it, psychopath, social relations, media, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, not serious, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wedding, friends, uncover truth, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, love and romance, investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 5K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, missing person, crime, investigation, crimes, resentment, estrangement, rebelliousness, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
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: realistic, talky, semi serious, suspense, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, disintegration ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, family in danger, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 57K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: mortician, murder, small town, embezzlement, district attorney, confession of crime, hidden corpse, prison visit, crime, crimes, unlikely couple, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.0
 5K
Herod's Law (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 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: biting, suspense, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, mayor, corruption, political corruption, satire, small town, crime, crimes, small town life, desert, village life, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 33K
Keeping Mum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
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, melancholic, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, family relations, couple relations, golf, dysfunctional family, village, serial killer, family problems, family values, clergy, adultery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: central europe, eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 468
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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, crimes, deadly, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 13K
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: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, disorder, overnight success, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: dark humor, cynical, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, exploding car, gunfight, human nature, suburbs, sexual relations, murder, love affair, suburban life, couple relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1959, 50s, 1950s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: talky, humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, opposites attract, dishonesty, adoptive mother, adoptive father, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 355
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: suspenseful, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, down on your luck, cons and scams, crime, partners, hitman, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 2K
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, disorder, cons and scams, buddies, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, social relations, village life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, humorous, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, racism, water, police, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 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: witty, humorous, captivating, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, ambition, secretary, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, crimes, rivalry, workplace, deadly, rise to the top, unfulfillment, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: murder, junior high school, ruler, cheerleader, contests and competitions, investigation, media satire, obsession, parents and children, small town, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace situations, working class, dishonesty, workplace, crimes, cons and scams, down on your luck, loser, store, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 4K
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, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, farce, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, human nature, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, racism, voyeur, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, vengeance, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, senegal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 10K
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, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, rival, rivals, comics, feud, old woman, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Ruination of Men (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, complain and dance. Later at the police station, two women ...
Style: rough, cynical, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, police station, love triangle, deadly, betrayal, crimes, corpse, widow, unlikely partners, crime, dealing with death, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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