Besides the typical "everyone knows about them" Japanese movies like Seven Samurai, Mononoke Hime, Spiritied away... yadda yadda, what movies would you recommend looking into? Also, why?
I was talking to Chris lately about some semi-crazy Japanese movies and it got me to wondering what other movies might be worth checking out.
One I'm going to take a peak at (which is semi-Japanese Movie ish I guess) is the Great Happiness movie about male hostess clubs. It is a documentary but looks interesting. I saw 10 minutes of it on google video and it was quite interesting (although a bit depressing)