Squid Game is now the most watched Netflix series of all time, which is to say that no matter what country you’re from, you’re connected with millions of other people around the globe with a shared love for stressful, high-stakes narratives that hinge on life-or-death situations. If you’re one of those who tuned in to watch the deliciously dark thriller, chances are you finished the show in one or two sittings and are left feeling unsure what to watch next.
If you’re hungering for more tense, nail-biting drama with a splash of gore, look no further. Here’s a list of the best dystopian Japanese movies and series for fans of Squid Game, including two titles that series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk referenced as inspiration when interviewed by Variety about his show.
Released in 2000, this gory cult classic by…