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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, 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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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, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, confession of crime, hidden corpse, prison visit, crime, unlikely couple, investigation, social relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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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: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, dishonesty, social relations, fish out of water, danger, couples, fall in love, love affair, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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89%
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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, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, private detective, law enforcement, crimes, murderous pair, country, accidental killing, female protagonist, deadly, best friends, friends, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, human nature, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, obsession, small town, special agents, danger, mailbox, shotgun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.6
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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: realistic, dark humor, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, medical school, college, satire, frame up, youth, dishonesty, college life, amateur detective, crime, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.6
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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: realistic, offbeat, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, siblings relations, deadly, crime, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: satire, murder, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, dishonesty, bar, cons and scams, pirate, politics, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, farce, murder, blind ambition, obsession, youth, crimes, small town life, contests and competitions, social relations, society, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: psychological, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, friendship, who to trust, betrayal, buddies, corpse, deadly, crimes, friends, small town, female corpse, car ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, infidelity, investigation, desert, buddies, small town life, clergy, village life, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, exciting, dark humor, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
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Serial Mom (1994)
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: housewife, serial killer, murder, female killer, crime, parody, crimes, suburban life, family life, parents and children, family relations, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, reunion, life is a bitch, family problems, betrayal, estate, eccentric family, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, deadly, special agents, mysterious character, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 628
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: witty, cynical, realistic, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, advertising, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, crimes, advertising agency, midlife crisis, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, frame up, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
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Smile (1975)
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: biting, realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 173
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, couples, dishonesty, love triangle, love and romance, crime, crimes, deadly, adultery, painter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 597
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
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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: realistic, humorous, clever, cynical, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, dark humor, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, crimes, dishonesty, rival, friendship, feud, old woman, male female relationship, internet, golden years ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, witty, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 5K
Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: dark humor, disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, dangerous attraction, blood, obsession, crime, investigation, deadly, crimes, psychopath, bakery ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
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, opposites attract, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight, love and romance, danger, dishonesty, basement, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, dishonesty, couple relations, vacation, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, danger, couples, honeymoon ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 913
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, semi serious, cynical, humorous
Plot: gambling, casino, hitman, dishonesty, murder, deadly, betrayal, ambition, nightclub, fall in love, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blondes Have More Guns (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarf, a chainsaw, and a mysterious blonde are the only clues to a growing number of stiffs (and not all of them are dead bodies!) Who can the police turn to? Harry Bates, of course, the smartest officer on the force. TOO BAD HARRY CAN’T OUTWIT ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, farce, parody, murder, down on your luck, riddles and clues, uncover truth, nothing goes right, twins, danger, serial killer, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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