In the eyes of many Westerners, Japan appears to have a special penchant for creative weirdness. Japanese directors seem willing to take more risks with their projects than Hollywood directors, and some of the wacky movies that have come from the Land of the Rising Sun give us a glimpse at Japan’s goofy side. If you like films that take you for a roller-coaster ride, then here are some must-see weird Japanese movies that you are not likely to find in your local movie theater.
1. Survive Style 5+
What do you get when you combine a band of incompetent thieves, a man permanently hypnotized into thinking he’s a bird, a ruthless British hitman, and a wife who keeps coming back from the dead to try and kill her husband? A wild ride called Survive Style 5+. Easily the flat-out weirdest Japanese movie on this list, this film will have you both laughing and scratching your head. I had a smile on my face the entire time.