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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, dark humor, offbeat, biting, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: murder, small town, crimes, village, prostitute, investigation, miraculous event, desert, clergy, infidelity, village life, small town life, dishonesty, buddies, deadly, unlikely criminals, dog, religion, prostitution, nun, marriage, adultery, dismemberment, reporter, catholic ...
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, deadly, crime, murder, dishonesty, disorder and small town 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, offbeat, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, human nature, deadly, dishonesty, suburbs, couples, on the run, best friends, murder, investigation, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
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95%
 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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, newspaper, journalism, small town life, deadly, law enforcement, social relations, parody, media, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, witty ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, desert, mechanic, psychopath, false accusation, fbi, bar, widow, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, witty ...
Plot: village life, love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, small town life, love affair, crimes, crime, parents and children, opposites attract, danger, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: cynical, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: disorder, dishonesty, small town life, murder, small town, nothing goes right, cons and scams, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, twins, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, love and romance, uncover truth, investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, misfit, dishonesty, disorder, partners, buddies, deadly, investigation, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, witty, realistic, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, junior high school, ruler, cheerleader, parents and children, high school, small town, obsession, deadly, family life, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, cynical, suspenseful, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, hitman, on the run, psychopath, crime, down on your luck, deadly, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, suspect, dysfunctional, suspicion, dysfunctional family, death, family relations, social relations, who done it, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, murder, serial killer, small town, promiscuity, village, dysfunctional family, extramarital affair, housekeeper, infidelity, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, life turned upside down, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: small town, kidnapping, family relations, stoners, social relations, domestic disturbance, dealing with death, disorder, small town life, nothing goes right, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, desert, dishonesty, small town life, disorder, dictatorship, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, police, water, racism, justice, magic, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, racism, uncover truth, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, biting, dark humor, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: murder, police station, unlikely partners, crimes, couples, deadly, betrayal, dealing with death, crime, love triangle, widow, baseball ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, dishonesty, looking for love, opposites attract, adoptive mother, adoptive father, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, kidnapping, stripper, buddies, stoners, small town, partners, disorder, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: dark humor, semi serious, psychological, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ambition, promotion, secretary, church, rivalry, working the system, dull life, power relations, crimes, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, couples, couple relations, crimes, extramarital affair, nothing goes right, disorder, husband wife relationship, infidelity, woman kills woman, suburban life, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, cons and scams, crimes, clergy, hitman, psychopath, dishonesty, parody, disorder, deadly, partners, nun
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, clever, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, mortician, district attorney, hick, estranged family member, prison visit, funeral home, confession of crime, hidden corpse, embezzlement, funeral director ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, mystery, investigation, crimes, danger, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jinxed! (1982)
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: dark humor, realistic, humorous, semi serious, cynical
Plot: casino, gambling, dishonesty, hitman, murder, deadly, betrayal, ambition, crimes, fall in love, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 390
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: offbeat, suspenseful, witty, cynical, biting ...
Plot: amusement park, clown, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, palaces castles and temples, religions or cults, rivalry, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: offbeat, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village, french countryside, investigation, murder, small town, social relations, crimes, small town life, deadly, couples, countryside, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 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, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, deadly, fighting crime, disorder, dishonesty, police station, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, mistaken identity, hitman, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, realistic, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, crimes of passion, hitman, attempted murder, womanizer, pizza, vengeance, family problems, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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