Entertainment Weekly Names Perfect Blue One of "The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen"

Several Japanese inspired films also make the list

In its July 6th issue, American media magazine Entertainment Weekly published their list of "the best yet least-seen films from the past two decades," listed alphabetically "because ranking movies that are already underrated just seemed cruel."  Satoshi Kon's 1997 breakout anime feature Perfect Blue made the list. 

 

 

"Don't make the mistake of thinking anime is just about giant robots and squid monsters. Echoing Vertigo and prefiguring the psychological identity games of Black Swan, this schizoid thriller about a pop star with a murderous stalker dives into the murky depths of mental illness, fame and obsession, where reality and fantasy intermingle."

 

 

Speaking of giant robots, Brad Bird's The Iron Giant also made the list. Also relevant to Japanese media interests, so did Jim Jarmush's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Hachi: A Dog's Tale - the Richard Gere lead adaptation of the beloved Japanese story of a legendarily loyal Akita dog.

 

What anime feature would you recommend as the best unseen movie?

 

------
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

Other Top News

23 Comments
Sort by: