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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
Original name: The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom
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 mother. He wants nothing to do with it and after several unsuccessful attempts, finally manages to convince the police that Wanda is serious. She is eventually arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder but when the media get hold of the story, it becomes a sensation, making front page news around the world. Based on a true story.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: murder, ruler, junior high school, cheerleader, crimes, investigation, hitman, obsession, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, small town life, dishonesty, high school, small town, deadly, media satire, christmas, spider, cheerleading, jealousy, election, ex convict, bad mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, crime, small town and couples mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom: Breathless (2012), Bernie (2011), Natural Selection (1999), Wish You Were Dead (2001), Lansdown (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breathless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lorna is a strong-willed Texas woman who’s had enough of her untrustworthy husband, Dale’s, criminal acts and lack of husbandry. Fed up, she enlists the help of her old friend, Tiny, to help her figure out what to do with Dale after his latest ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, dark humor, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, private detective, partners, deadly, country, best friends, friends, crime, crimes, murderous pair, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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95%
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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
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85%
Natural Selection (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.
Style: dark humor, semi serious
Plot: serial killer, danger, deadly, law enforcement, small town life, human nature, obsession, small town, crimes, special agents, fbi agent, postman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
83%
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Lansdown (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, cynical, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, siblings relations, crimes, goofy hero, crime, hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, dishonesty, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Stranger Than Fiction (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lives spiral out of control when four friends cover up a murder.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, who to trust, crimes, buddies, deadly, friendship, small town, betrayal, friends, best friend, car, female corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 401
Getting In (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a family tradition to live up to. Things don't go to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, frame up, college, disorder, amateur detective, college life, youth, school, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: cynical, realistic, biting, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, hollywood, showbiz, deadly, dishonesty, politics, actor's life, pirate, filmmaking, bar, artists and showbiz, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, farce, murder, blind ambition, obsession, social relations, crimes, contests and competitions, society, youth, small town life, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
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62%
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: offbeat, witty, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, infidelity, desert, clergy, investigation, village, village life, miraculous event, prostitute, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, latin america, mexico, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pretty Poison (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.
Style: psychological, dark humor, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, small town, parole officer, mind game, crimes, secret agents, hidden identity, mysterious character, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, strangulation, family relations, train, attempted murder, resentment, matricide, professor, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, deathbed, nothing goes right, parents and children, family gatherings, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, estrangement, family in crisis, reunion, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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54%
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The Vagrant (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get rid of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.
Style: witty, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, crime, crimes, danger, stalking, city life, deadly, psychopath, rivalry, investigation, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 576
Grace Quigley (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: hitman, golden years, parents and children, murder, forgery, elderly, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, old woman, insurance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
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The Paint Job (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Taav's first feature occupies the same setting and psychological territory as David Lynch's visions of small-town America. About a love triangle, involving house painter Wesley (Patton), his boss Willie (Pastorelli) and Willie's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, gory, vengeance, small town, gender, transsexual, vigilantism, friendship, rivalry, violence spree, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Head Above Water (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Judge George (Harvey Keitel) brings his young wife, Nathalie (Cameron Diaz), to a remote island for a vacation. But while George accompanies their only neighbor -- Nathalie's childhood friend Lance (Craig Sheffer) -- on a fishing trip, Nathalie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, light ...
Plot: murder, boat, investigation, couple relations, dishonesty, vacation, woman in danger, danger, crimes, couples, deadly, honeymoon ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: beauty pageant, dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, human nature, love and romance, contests and competitions, couples, family life, family problems, looking for love, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Coldblooded (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cosmo, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob ...
Style: humorous, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, crimes, opposites attract, love and romance, danger, going straight, dishonesty, criminal heroes, basement, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 604
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: biting, realistic, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Head Above Water (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up when the men come back. She tries to wake Gaute, but then ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: island, murder, alcohol, jealous husband, unlikely criminals, investigation, dishonesty, couples, deadly, drugs/alcohol, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shooting Elizabeth (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Before a man (Jeff Goldblum) can kill his nagging wife (Mimi Rogers) as planned, she disappears and he's charged with murder.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful
Plot: injustice, law enforcement, couples, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, missing person, murder, danger, reunion, kidnapping, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Crowned and Dangerous (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, contests and competitions, crimes, physical appearance, ambition, crime, blind ambition, investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 882
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 ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
43%
Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former mental patient's repressed anger reaches the boiling point, leading him to embark on a mission of revenge against the thugs who once subjected him to severe physical and mental trauma.
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, basketball, deadly, breaking point, gory, misfit, small town, petty job, living with parents, family relations, slasher, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 218
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: offbeat, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, serial killer, filmmaking, investigation, crimes, crime, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, murder, deadly, showbiz, director ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, cynical, witty, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, advertising, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, midlife crisis, frame up, boss, sailing ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: small town, comic book shop, rivalry, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, cons and scams, crime, golden years, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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