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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
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, semi serious, dark humor, witty, realistic, biting, clever, offbeat
Plot: parents and children, murder, high school, crimes, small town, contests and competitions, investigation, obsession, junior high school, ruler, media satire, small town life, hitman, family life, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, cheerleader, cheerleading, dialect, bad mother, true crime, ex convict, trailer park, trampoline ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa

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Bernie
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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    User:   100%
 
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.
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Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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System:   73%
    User:   67%
 
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, crimes, crime, village, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, cons and scams, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   81%
 
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Serial Mom
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, witty, semi serious, humorous, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, dysfunctional family, insanity, housewife, parody, revenge, violence, camp, police investigation, courtroom ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
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Smile
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: beauty pageant, social differences, suburban life, childhood, sarcasm, obsession, character study, americana, small town, depression, greed, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
Divorcing Jack
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: He's Irish, he's ageing, he drinks, is a touch cynical and when he has time writes a newspaper column. On the eve of the country's first election as an independent state, Dan Starkey's life is about to change after he finds the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Plot: uncover truth, nun, murder, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, fugitives, death, crumbling marriage, investigation, political corruption, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, ireland
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System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
Natural Selection
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, deadly, small town, special agents, human nature, obsession, small town life, crimes, danger, law enforcement, blood, shot to death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
Drop Dead Gorgeous
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, witty, clever, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, small town, murder, beauty pageant, obsession, blind ambition, corruption, cheerleading, contests and competitions, sarcasm, innocence lost, irreverent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
Pretty Poison
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: dark humor, serious, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, murderous pair, crime, mind game, factory, high school, small town, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, suburbs, student ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
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Breathless
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, country, gory, crimes, deadly, best friends, crime, private detective, murderous pair, criminal heroes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
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Lansdown
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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Getting In
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, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
Stranger Than Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, small town, deadly, friends, murder, buddies, betrayal, best friend, car, female corpse, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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    User:   50%
 
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Next Door
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Coldblooded
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
Series 7: The Contenders
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Throw Momma from the Train
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, train, writing, obsession, unlikely criminals, crime, writer's life, parenthood, teacher, writers, cons and scams, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Country: USA
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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    User:   45%
 
Miss Firecracker
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: humorous, witty, clever, feel good, semi serious ...
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Get Shorty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, murder, gangster, movie business, debt, producer, organized crime, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Shooting Elizabeth
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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Foul Play
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Shut Up and Shoot!
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: actor's life, bar, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, crimes, politics, pirate, murder, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Cookie's Fortune
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, suicide, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, death, drinking, human nature, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
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The Vagrant
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: dark humor, suspenseful, semi serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, urban, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, paranoia, investigation, mind game, stalking, starting over, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
A Shock to the System
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
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Time: 80s
Place: california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Country: France
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    User:   38%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
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