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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, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, witty, biting, cynical
Plot: small town, murder, crimes, deadly, buddies, clergy, prostitute, desert, unlikely criminals, village, investigation, infidelity, miraculous event, small town life, village life, dishonesty, dog, religion, nun, marriage, adultery, dismemberment, reporter, catholic, mayor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, mexico, latin america, usa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, crime, deadly, murder, dishonesty, disorder and crime gone awry mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Picking Up the Pieces: Enid Is Sleeping (1990), Heads (1994), Clay Pigeons (1998), Wish You Were Dead (2001), Hotel Oasis (2001). 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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, suburbs, on the run, human nature, sibling relationship, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 174
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, newspaper, serial killer, crime, crimes, decapitated head, mystery, deadly, parody, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.6
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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, humorous, suspenseful, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, desert, bar, fbi, widow, false accusation, psychopath, crime, mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, hitman, crime, crimes, village, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, cons and scams, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, murder, small town, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, twins, unlikely criminals, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, crime, disorder, on the run, cons and scams, down on your luck, psychopath, hitman, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, criminal, male prostitute, gay bar, sexual favor, brothel madam, crime gone awry, ship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: police station, murder, unlikely partners, betrayal, crime, crimes, deadly, dealing with death, love triangle, couples, corpse, widow ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, junior high school, ruler, cheerleader, parents and children, high school, crimes, contests and competitions, small town, investigation, obsession, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 377
Dirt (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: DIRT is a quirky comedy about two simple-hearted brothers who, when abandoned by the death of their mother, search to find a replacement Mom. Junior and Scooter find themselves ill-prepared for life on their own. To ease their suffering, they search ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: small town, kidnapping, parents and children, siblings relations, bank robber, brother, crime, small town life, stoners, nothing goes right, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, friends, violence, death, prostitute, hotel, marijuana, psychopath, cocaine, wedding, blood, desert ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: small town, politics, hopes, culture clash, love and romance, village, society, social relations, fugitives, journalism, miraculous event, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, suspect, suspicion, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, mystery, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 2K
Susan's Plan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, unlikely criminals, crime, police station, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, murder, hitman, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, promotion, church, secretary, ambition, unlikely criminals, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crime, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corpse, stripper, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, love, bootlegging, grave, necklace, criminal heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, corruption, mayor, crime, political corruption, small town, crimes, dishonesty, political party, town meeting, desert, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 355
Funland (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a mob family takes over an amusement park after the owner dies under mysterious circumstances, the recently-fired clown mascot seeks vengeance for the loss of his job.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: clown, amusement park, theme park, vengeance, gory, palaces castles and temples, cons and scams, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, boxing, adoptive father, adoptive mother, child, childlessness, illegal prostitution, friendship, dishonesty, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 31K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, small town, infidelity, murder, dysfunctional family, village, housekeeper, extramarital affair, serial killer, promiscuity, clergy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After escaping from jail, two teens flee to Tijuana and stay with one's childhood protector, a man masquerading as a nun.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, lesbian, teenager, serial killer, prison life, eating disorder, buddies, crime, fugitives, on the road, road trip, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two go-go dancers, Lulu and Peaches, are framed for the murder of their employer by the real killer, sleazy gangster Vinnie. Picking up waitress Darlene along the way, the three are involved in wild car chases with cops as they head south to cross ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: nightclub, on the run, chase, on the road, false accusation, chases and races, crimes, hotel, dishonesty, dancer's life, gangsters, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Crime in Paradise (2001)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: village, couple relations, murder, crimes, couples, investigation, small town life, countryside, small town, village life, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, dark humor, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pizza, dysfunctional family, womanizer, hitman, crimes of passion, attempted murder, murder, crime, wife husband relationship, gigolo, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, disorder, cons and scams, parody, psychopath, hitman, deadly, dishonesty, partners, clergy, nun
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tinseltown (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic
Plot: hollywood, serial killer, filmmaking, crimes, deadly, crime, investigation, down on your luck, murder, showbiz, artists and showbiz, drag ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: clever, not serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family life, crime, flirting, mystery, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, private detective, aging, investigation, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can happen in that town of many possibilities...especially ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, expectant father, desert, criminal heroes, destiny, crime, buddies, crime gone awry, chase, bank, fugitives, gang ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 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: surreal, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, deadly, unlikely criminals, rebelliousness, missing person, police corruption, unemployment, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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