Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama
Lesson Learned: When it comes to their entertainment, Japanese people really are batshit crazy.

Hollywood has taken great pleasure out of remaking the best of Asian cinema, but there's no way in hell that America's film industry will ever dare to remake the insanely brutal Japanese flick Battle Royale, and don't even try to label the in-production adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games as a Royale counterpart. The Hunger Games is Pixar by comparison.

It's not a surprise that there's been no Battle Royale remake—director Kinji Fukasaku's bleak film centers on junior high school kids heinously murdering one another. The film takes place in a futuristic Japanese society that's in dire economic straits; in order to quell youth riots and disorder, the government launches a program in which kids are taken prisoner and dropped onto a deserted island, where they're forced to kill each other. If there's more than one kid standing after three days, the exploding collars tightly fastened around their necks will be detonated.

A true masterpiece of sadistic art, Battle Royale needs to be seen to be believed. Just try not to laugh in disbelief at how Fukasaku keeps a running tally of dead kids for the audience's sake.