Movies like Picking Up the Pieces

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Picking Up the Pieces
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, witty, biting, cynical
Plot: crimes, deadly, buddies, clergy, desert, prostitute, small town, village, unlikely criminals, murder, investigation, infidelity, miraculous event, small town life, village life, dishonesty, man wearing glasses, uxoricide, cnn reporter, body part, media manipulation, finger, hand, pilgrimage, showgirl ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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Northern Exposure
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
USA
60 min.
 8.3
Office Space
Comedy
USA
89 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and dark humor films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, deadly, couples, disorder and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Crime genres. Some movies like Picking Up the Pieces: A Crime in Paradise (2001), Enid Is Sleeping (1990), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Thriller
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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A Crime in Paradise
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: couple relations, murder, crimes, village, couples, investigation, countryside, small town life, village life, small town, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, los angeles
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Enid Is Sleeping
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, on the run, human nature, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, love and romance, police officer, couples, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
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    User:   93%
 
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Mighty Aphrodite
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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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: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
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Place: new york, usa
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The Milagro Beanfield War
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, realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
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9 Dead Gay Guys
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
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Plot: tv show, media, society, television, clergy, fighting the system, parents and children, rebellion, friends, anarchy, preacher, minister ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Brewster McCloud
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, vietnam war, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsessive quest, guardian angel, wings, obsession, custody, drug abuse, psychopath ...
Place: asia, texas, usa, vietnam, san francisco ...
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Shadows and Fog
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, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, mystery, investigation, vengeance, mob, prostitution, crimes, comedy of errors, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, eastern europe
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System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
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Jinxed!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, cynical
Plot: betrayal, gambling, crime, casino, crimes, nightclub, dishonesty, infidelity, murder, hitman, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
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Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eli is a burglar who is caught in the act by Twinkle, an heiress who coerces him into a sexual relationship. Their violent break-up makes him a fugitive in search of a new identity. He lands in a trashy trailer park where he touches the lives of ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: strong sexual content, on the run, nothing goes right, crimes, couples, mysterious character, infidelity, trailer park, love triangle, siblings relations, down on your luck, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Sour Grapes
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, vengeance, casino, buddies, screwball, parody, betrayal, sarcasm, dialogue, blind ambition, dumb, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
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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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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Comic Book Villains
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
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The Alarmist
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, workplace situations, crimes, screwball, dishonesty, forgery, investigation, innocence lost, workplace, catastrophe, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Scenes from a Mall
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, divorce, shopping, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, screwball, adultery, lawyer, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Hotel Oasis
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cons and scams, murder, crime, nothing goes right, small town, crimes, twins, unlikely criminals, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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Very Bad Things
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: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, death, friends, buddies, guilt, prostitution, gratuitous violence, brutality, unlikely criminals, desert, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
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Wish You Were Dead
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, small town, crime, crimes, village, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, cons and scams, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Tortilla Heaven
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, religions or cults, cons and scams, miraculous event, small town life, small town, life turned upside down, cooking and food, dishonesty, hopes, society, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
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A Pain in the Ass
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: hotel, hitman, gangsters, farce, odd couple, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, suicide attempt, friendship, cons and scams, suicide, psychiatrist ...
Time: 70s
Place: southern france, france, south of france
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Late Last Night
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a fight with his wife, who's leaving him, Dan's day is getting worse by the minute. He calls an old friend for a night of binge drinking and intoxication. They start a cathartic ride through the city's underbelly.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: friendship, nightlife, buddies, prostitute, legal action, showbiz, transvestism, crimes, love and romance, partners, divorce, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Buddy Buddy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, hitman, clinic, buddies, farce, odd couple, assassination, nothing goes right, crimes, island, suicide attempt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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The Revenant
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, vampire, zombie, blood, vigilantism, deadly, partners, supernatural, survival, criminal heroes, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, iraq
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Younger and Younger
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The eccentric owner of a Los Angeles self-storage company finds his world come crashing down when his long-suffering wife dies, only to return as a beautiful ghost.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, college, nightclub, love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, ghost, family relations, parents and children, celebrity culture, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
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Northern Exposure
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After receiving a scholarship from the state, a recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
Style: semi serious, clever, surreal, offbeat, talky ...
Plot: small town, human nature, small town life, doctors and patients, opposites attract, fish out of water, social relations, couple relations, looking for love, americana, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, medical school
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American Strays
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, social misfits, americana, violence, crimes, dialogue, brutality, classic car, deadly, crime, misfit, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, australia
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System:   46%
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Escanaba in da Moonlight
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, offbeat, realistic
Plot: goofy hero, family relations, small town, obsessive quest, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, americana, family problems, disorder, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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Hank and Mike
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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