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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, suspense, 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, satire, small town life, dishonesty, high school, small town, deadly, media satire, christmas, spider, cheerleading, jealousy, election, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa

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Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, couples, social relations, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: dark humor, humorous, tense, suspense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: humorous, dark humor, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, satire, filmmaking, bar, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz, graphic violence, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.6
 114
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: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: semi serious, dark humor
Plot: serial killer, obsession, small town life, small town, human nature, special agents, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, blood, exploding car ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, medical school, satire, frame up, college, amateur detective, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, youth, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, humorous, dark humor, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, strong violent content, rivalry, crimes, deadly, small town, left for dead, transsexual, gender, violence spree, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: dark humor, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, dishonesty, prostitute, investigation, unlikely criminals, small town life, desert, deadly, clergy, buddies, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: psychological, dark humor, serious, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stranger Than Fiction (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: suspense, witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, strangulation, family relations, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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20%
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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39%
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39%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
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