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The Most Controversial Movies on Netflix

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'Battle Royale'
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Takeshi Kitano

labeled "crude and tasteless" by members of Japanese parliament upon its release, Battle Royale remains one of Japan's greatest cult films. The story takes place on an island where a class of high school students are told they have three days to kill each other until one remains. Yes, this film influenced The Hunger Games, but American audiences couldn't see it for years after its release thanks to school shootings stateside which made studios wary.