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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, cynical
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, infidelity, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, desert, clergy, village life, small town life, buddies, deadly, small town, uxoricide, police officer, media manipulation, crimes, village, miraculous event, dog, religion, prostitution, nun, marriage, adultery ...
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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, disorder, murder, deadly and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picking Up the Pieces: Enid Is Sleeping (1990), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), Clay Pigeons (1998), Wish You Were Dead (2001), Heads (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, love affair, crime, crimes, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, couples, murder, investigation, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ 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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, friendship, dishonesty, deadly, buddies, amateur detective, cons and scams, crime, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 10K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, desert, mechanic, false accusation, psychopath, fbi, bar, widow, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, couples, deadly, dishonesty, danger, fall in love, crime, crimes, love affair, fish out of water, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.1
 176
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, offbeat, dark humor, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, newspaper, crimes, crime, mystery, social relations, who done it, parody, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 4K
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, dark humor, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: murder, missing person, crimes, crime, resentment, investigation, deadly, unemployment, police corruption, unlikely criminals, rebelliousness, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, friends, wedding, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, uncover truth, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, investigation, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, california, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, disorder, family in danger, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 32K
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, humorous, light, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, couple relations, golf, dysfunctional family, village, serial killer, family values, family problems, clergy, adultery, small town, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, witty, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, life turned upside down, couple relations, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 264
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, cynical, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: twins, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, small town, murder, cons and scams, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 54K
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, confession of crime, prison visit, hidden corpse, crime, investigation, unlikely couple, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, disorder, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, social relations, village, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dishonesty, opposites attract, adoptive father, adoptive mother, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, mystery, investigation, crimes, disorder, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, racism, water, police, farm, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 338
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: witty, humorous, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, crime, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, down on your luck, deadly, partners, dishonesty, disorder, psychopath, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, police corruption, couple relations, imperialism, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, cons and scams, crime, couple relations, love and romance, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, suspect, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, hitman, unlikely criminals, vengeance, partners, disorder, dishonesty, farce, human nature, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, crimes, nothing goes right, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Love You to Death (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, attempted murder, hitman, crimes of passion, womanizer, pizza, couples, dishonesty, murder, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 4K
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, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, mayor, corruption, political corruption, small town, crime, society, dictatorship, social relations, desert, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, on the run, disorder, buddies, clergy, crime, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, investigation, police investigation, odd couple, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, buddies, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, black cop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Plump Fiction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction, also parodying scenes from other movies
Style: realistic, humorous, clever, witty, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, cons and scams, crimes, clergy, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, partners, parody, hitman, psychopath, nun
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, kidnapping, stripper, crime gone awry, disorder, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: cynical, witty, realistic, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, advertising, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, crimes, advertising agency, frame up, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, midlife crisis, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, couples, crimes, couple relations, extramarital affair, disorder, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, infidelity, woman kills woman, suburban life, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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