Movies like The Borrowed Face

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The Borrowed Face (1965)
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The Borrowed Face (1965)
Original name: Ztracená tvář
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is the 1930s. Physician Bartos devotedly attends poor patients in the city suburbs, at the same time researching the possibilities of regeneration of human tissues after transplantation. His former colleague Rosen, now working as an assistant at the private clinic of surgeon Kirchenbruch, considers the research a mere utopia. The disappointed Bartos, trying to verify his theories, therefore accepts the outrageous proposal of Marion, owner of a brothel - to surgically replace the face of her lover, the wanted thief Cutter, with the face of murdered Father Hopsasa. Bartos is well paid but his successful operation remains a secret.
Style: neo noir, psychotronic
Plot: body swapping, gangsters, killer, serial killer, murderer, dark humor, scientist, criminal, hospital, science, legend, experiment, doctor, on the run, scientific experiment, murder, false identity, runaway, plastic surgeon, transplant, identity crisis, priest, wanted, suspect, fake identity ...
Place: central europe

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Most similar movies to The Borrowed Face

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, cult film, humorous and parody films with plots about murder, pretending to be someone else, chase, on the run, mistaken identity, dark humor and seductive behavior mostly in Comedy, Crime and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Borrowed Face: Miss Golem (1972), I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970), Devilish Honeymoon (1970), You Are a Widow, Sir (1971), The Great Movie Robbery (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miss Golem (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is the 1920's. The good-looking hostess Věra demonstrates household robots to visitors of the Futurum exhibition. Young inventor Petr comes to her rescue when she tries to flee from two men wanting to take her away. Věra confesses that she ...
Style: neo screwball comedy, psychotronic, intellectual
Plot: robot, golem, death by electrocution, switch, broken glass, pet bird, locked in, sleeping on a couch, parrot, photograph, old woman, caged human ...
Time: 1920s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, with the proposed solution of building a time machine. The ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, parody
Plot: time paradox, time machine, kidnapping, photograph, disguise, razor, rape, betrayal, gun, ladder, servant, boy ...
Time: 1990s, 1910s, future, year 1999, 90s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Do We Match Each Other, Darling? (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Czech comedy from the 70ties.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: photographer, doctor, husband wife conflict, taking a photograph, science, scientist, machine, anniversary, female doctor, scientific experiment, invention, composer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Devilish Honeymoon (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Black comedy about a genius inventor and two young, smart and beautiful women. Both of them putting all their effort into getting the one man. This will inevitable lead to all sorts of mischief, crime and even a murder. This murder-comedy, shot at ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, neo noir
Plot: villainess, seductive woman, fat man, love triangle, party, seductive behavior, female villain, prison guard, trap, blackmail, fire extinguisher, cell ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be artificial body in the shape of actress Evelina Keleti ...
Style: absurd, cult film, experimental, parody, psychotronic
Plot: switching bodies, fictitious kingdom, sabre, wrapped in a towel, billionaire, gadget, overheard conversation, new job, death, adultery, pretending to be someone else, friendship between men ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Great Movie Robbery (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The film is essentially a feature-length commercial for an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Czechoslovak film industry, to be held at the Prague U Hybernu venue. The protagonists of the piece are comedians ...
Style: psychotronic, parody
Plot: pretending to be someone else, exhibition, cleaning lady, disguise, criminal gang, criminal, human becoming an animal, invention, man disguised as a woman, farce, absurdism, actor playing himself ...
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dissolved and Effused (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pražský policejní inspektor Trachta a jeho nezkušený praktikant Hlaváček pátrají po záhadně zmizelém továrníkovi Bierhanzlovi. Jeho továrna se zabývala výrobou vyhlášené masti pro růst vlasů. Pan továrník však náhle ...
Style: parody, psychotronic
Plot: colleague colleague relationship, police interrogation, psychological manipulation, murder, hair loss, suspect, wig, murder suspect, mental institution, doctor, farm, police investigation ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Nice Plate of Spinach (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The heroes of this absurd comedy, full of confusion and humor are Dzharda Zemanek and Frantisek Liska.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: throwing a rock, restaurant, scientific experiment, screaming woman, plagiarism, baby, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, invention, old woman, hotel room, teenager, inventor ...
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing ...
Style: surreal, humorous, feel good, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, death of brother, nazism, world war two, brother brother relationship, secret, scientist, neighbor neighbor relationship, chase, father daughter relationship, bomb, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1944, year 1941, year 1996, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, prague czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two criminal gangs are ruthlessly fighting for a 1-million dollar check that, purely by chance, got into the flat of shy high school teacher George Camel. As the number of victims sharply increases, Camel is mistakenly regarded as a mass murderer ...
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic, cult film, parody
Plot: visit, blood splatter, impersonation, punched in the face, hit in the face, gunfight, reading aloud, satire, co worker co worker relationship, breaking the fourth wall, reconstruction, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Ferat Vampire (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor is shocked when his beloved colleague Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A scientist convinces him that human blood is being used as fuel for Mima's ever winning car, ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, allegory ...
Plot: vampire, investigation, satire, car chase, race, drive away, crimes, chases and races, imaginary, supernatural, gory, racing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary, czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dinner for Adele (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy - the Gardener, who supposedly died ...
Style: parody, ambiguous ending, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: newspaper, kidnapper, pulp fiction, fight, music hall, detective agency, identity, old man, reading a newspaper, swamp, criminal, gun ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!
Style: absurd, cult film, psychotronic, comic
Plot: comics, mad scientist, cowboy, superhero, dream, escape, plan gone wrong, poison, witness, bossy wife, love triangle, writing on a wall ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hubert the Smart Boy (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Titulní hrdina komediálního filmu je typický žižkovský frajer. S chytrostí a šarmem si vyřizuje otevřené účty s policejním inspektorem Mourkem, který ho chce stůj co stůj dostat do kriminálu. Jenže Fešák Hubert unikne z každé ...
Plot: training, landlady, accomplice, ring, false identity, nickname, money lender, binoculars, coach, old man, male nudity, being followed ...
Time: 1920s
Place: prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, deadly, dark humor, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crime, gory, crimes, accidental death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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The Red Inn (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, family relations, isolation, dark humor, hotel, priest, thief, danger, mountain, adoption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 11K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: clever, neo noir, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, dark humor, false accusation, mechanic, psychopath, widow, diner, fbi, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sexual Chemistry (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robert, an overworked chemist experimenting with new sex-enhancing drug, uses himself as a human guinea pig in order to make an impending deadline. Sexual Chemistry DVD His new drug works wonders on his libido, but has an unexpected side-effect: it ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film, sex comedy
Plot: breasts, chemistry, body swapping, handcuffed woman, split personality, male friendship, formula, scientific experiment, cap, barefoot male, board game, undressing someone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Happy End (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth. The film starts with an "execution" of the main protagonist and goes back to explore his previous actions and motivations.
Style: psychotronic, avant garde, absurd
Plot: murder, corpse, hippopotamus, severed head, wedding, horse race, decapitation, wedding ceremony, body in a trunk, unfaithful wife, dark humor, death sentence ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Girl Fit to Be Killed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The waitress Gita from the hotel "Bobí vrch" approaches her lover who has not left his wife yet and gives him an ultimatum: if he does not do all according to her wish, she will announce to the police his machinations with foreign ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: on the run, teenage protagonist, hitchhiking, typing, hiding place, evidence, cigar, id card, suspect, medical examination, unrequited love, hospital ...
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Husband & Wife (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Married for ten years, in full crisis, thinking about divorce. But following a failed scientific experiment, they suddenly find one inside the body of the other.
Style: entertaining, cynical, humorous, funny
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, gender roles, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, fish out of water, friendship between men, battle of the sexes, husband wife relationship, family relations, scientific experiment, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Satanik (1968)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A youth potion transforms an old crone into a ravishing beauty. Unfortunately, her new-found gorgeousness forces the heroine to form a pact with the Devil.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Plot: bloody face, playing piano, airplane, corpse, potion, murder suspect, false name, witness, german abroad, bikini, laboratory, train ...
Place: madrid, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mutant on the Bounty (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of an interplanetary commercial freighter beams aboard a now horribly mutated saxophone player who has been adrift in space for over twenty years. He starts to get along with the crew, and very close with an alluring journalist. But ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, parody
Plot: spacecraft, teleportation, mutant, transvestite, hostage, cyborgs, outer space, depression, female scientist, saxophone, criminal, saxophonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: neo noir, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, crime, crimes, dog, crime gone awry, weirdo, killings, thief, strong violent content, murder, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
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The Monster (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, parody ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, murder, serial killer, odd couple, police investigation, disorder, couples, vicious, misfit, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 462
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, coffin, robbery, caper, nothing goes right, crimes, bank, cons and scams, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.5
 1K
Bullseye! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Roger Moore and Sally Kirkland star as three of the most unlikely rogues to ever score a heist. Hidden away in a vault is a fortune in diamonds, payment for a secret formula two government scientists have unscrupulously sold to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: scientist, espionage, mistaken identity, cons and scams, disorder, undercover, intrigue, dishonesty, chases and races, goofy hero, nothing goes right, experiment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Waiter, Scarper! (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It is the story of a man who had financial troubles. He was married several times and had to pay for several kids. He wanted to earn some extra money by playing in a cafe. But one drunken guest supposes he is a waiter and pays his bill to him. So ...
Style: cult film
Plot: female objectification, dual identity, male in bathtub, debt, lack of money, chase, reunion, seductive woman, playing violin, high school teacher, fantasizing, disguise ...
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Brain (1962)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer
Style: psychotronic
Plot: bomb, scientist, telepathy, explosion, experiment, actor, murder, brain, businessman, newscaster, medical, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 42
Dark Sun (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A remake of Vávra's 1948 atomic age thriller Krakatit.
Style: psychotronic, modern day adaptation
Plot: terrorism, gunshot, shooting, scientist, terrorist, explosive, science, science gone wrong, scientific discovery, female terrorist
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%