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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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, witty, biting, clever, offbeat
Plot: murder, ruler, junior high school, parents and children, crimes, high school, contests and competitions, small town, investigation, obsession, media satire, small town life, hitman, family life, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, cheerleader, christmas, cheerleading, jealousy, election, ex convict, rivalry, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa

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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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, private detective, country, gory, crimes, deadly, best friends, crime, murderous pair, criminal heroes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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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, deadly, small town, special agents, human nature, obsession, small town life, crimes, danger, law enforcement, shot to death, tied to a chair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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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: semi serious, humorous, 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
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79%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, funeral home, embezzlement, funeral director, hick, estranged family member, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, mortician, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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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, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, crime gone awry, crime, hitman, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, disorder, goofy hero, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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74%
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: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, friendship, crimes, best friend, car, female corpse, deadly, small town, friends, buddies, betrayal, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, utah, salt lake city utah
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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
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.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, murder, crimes, deadly, buddies, clergy, prostitute, desert, village, unlikely criminals, investigation, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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67%
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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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, college life, school, cons and scams, slasher, crime, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, contests and competitions, frame up ...
Time: 90s
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, cons and scams, crimes, deadly, golden years, forgery, parents and children, murder, dishonesty, elderly, old age, old woman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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, semi serious, realistic, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, actor's life, bar, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, crimes, politics, pirate, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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52%
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, sailing, vengeance, advertising, electrocution, advertising executive, advertising agency, crimes, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, rise to the top, frame up ...
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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: semi serious, suspenseful, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, urban, reality vs fantasy, consumerism, real estate agent, office, serial killer, trailer park, renovation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, blood, murder, gangsters, wound, basement, yoga, promotion, going straight, blood splatter, criminal heroes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough
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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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
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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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
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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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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45%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Head Above Water (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: island, murder, alcohol, jealous husband, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, dealing with death, nothing goes right, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, norway
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, farce, small town, murder, blind ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, parent child relationship, envy, innocence lost, beauty pageant, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: minnesota, usa
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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, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: social misfits, small town, crimes, gory, deadly, misfit, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, violence spree, parents and children, rivalry ...
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The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, newspaper, serial killer, crime, crimes, decapitated head, deadly, mystery, parody, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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42%
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: dark humor, serious, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, murderous pair, parole officer, parole, student, factory, high school, small town, mental illness, psychopath, crime, mind game ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa
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Divorcing Jack (1998)
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: nun, murder, death, political corruption, columnist, uncover truth, cynic, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, fugitives, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Death and Texas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: capital punishment, murder, athlete's life, contests and competitions, courtroom drama, death row, sport team, fighting the system, society, athlete and trainer, false accusation, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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40%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: beauty pageant, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, underdog, looking for love, parents and children, red dress, siblings relations, eccentric family, small town life, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Smokers (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: These smokers are definitely bad for your health! A group of outcast prep school girls decide to turn the tables on some obnoxious guys by sexually humiliating them at gunpoint! A black comedy in the mold of Heathers, The Smokers stars Dominique ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, deathbed, estate, family life, siblings relations, dementia, last will and testament, family gatherings, family in crisis, terminal illness, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 80s
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