49. Oldboy (2003)
directed by Chan-Wook Park
The “Asia Extreme” packaging on the DVD may give you the wrong impression. Yes, you get to see a guy removing someone’s teeth with a hammer. Yes, he also eats a live octopus. But he does these things in the telling of one of the most bizarrely heart wrenching stories ever put on film. Trying to explain the plot of Oldboy could make you sound as crazy as its protagonist. So, if you’re trying to convince someone to watch it, stick with the hammer and the octopus and let the rest surprise them. Maybe the DVD packaging has it right, after all.