Japan — the land of the rising sun, sushi, arcades, and anime. But Japan is much more than just the land of childlike wonderment. It’s a place that creates some of the weirdest, most vomit-inducing, absorbing, and beautifully creative films on this planet.
If you’re looking for something different and have a few hours to kill, then look no further. Netflix Instant Queue offers some fantastic Japanese films — yes, even outside of anime — and we have just the place you should start.
13 Assassins — 十三人の刺客 (2010)
At the end of the Tokugawa period, politics are beyond corrupt, allowing for rape, murder, and torture from key political figures with no retribution. After one exceedingly gruesome occurrence a plan is put into action to stop the sadistic daimyo behind the worst of the attacks. 13 samurai are assembled in an attempt to assassinate the ruthless daimyo — quickly realizing they’re on a…
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