Plastic surgery is known to have been growing to a bigger extent over the years and seems to have become a standard normalization in today’s society. Nevertheless, cinema has been including this topic in its plots and scenery for quite some time, varying the nature and purpose through different styles and approaches. We often charge plastic surgery with negative connotations and see it as something unnatural and quite terrifying when thinking of the process of going under the knife. Although we shouldn’t forget that this gives the opportunity to reconstruct accidental disfigurement, movies tend to shine a dark and criminal light onto this process, involving it into horrifying and often disturbing stories.
Eternal youth, crime and murder, hunt for perfection, search or rejection of identity are aspects that can be found in these top movies that feature plastic surgery. You can watch some of these best plastic surgery movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
This dutch horror movie is known for its extremely weird and disturbing plot, where the core concept is simply repulsive and sickening. However it isn’t visually as gruesome and nauseating as you might think, which still doesn’t stop it from being a good film. The story revolves about three characters, two young American girls and a Japanese man, that are held captive by a german surgeon called Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser), because he intends to perform surgery that will connect their mouths to each other’s rectums in order to create a human centipede. In this case, it features surgery as a mere tool for expressing the doctor’s madness and abnormal insanity, which then again, is the central root for this story to exist.
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9. Faceless (1988)