#53. Battle Royale (2000)


Toho Company

– Director: Kinji Fukasaku

– Stacker score: 86.7

– Metascore: 81

– IMDb user rating: 7.6

– Runtime: 114 minutes

This controversial film saw high school students in a dystopian Japan fighting to the death on a deserted island. The film was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards and won four. Filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku was working on a sequel to “Battle Royale” but died of prostate cancer before he could finish it.