25 Best Modern Exploitation Movies

From sex-and-violence revenge flicks to blaxploitation spaghetti Westerns, meet the new grindhouse classics

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2. 'Battle Royale' (2000)

Subgenres: J-spolitation, Teensploitation, Killerschoolgirlspolitation
Hunger Games, eat your heart out. Twelve years before J-Law picked up her bow, this Japanese teen-snuff splatterpiece pitted 42 ninth graders against each other in a government-run version of the most dangerous game, arming them with everything from grenades to a pot lid. As is the "Asian extreme" way, no arterial spray was left offscreen: Boys blast girls with machine guns, girls knife boys with crushes on them in the groin and those who escape their peers have the high-tech collar around their neck explode. Social commentary? Barely any. Shitty CG fire? Nada. Brutal kid-on-kid action? Check, and lots of it. No wonder this gross-out flick stands as one of Japan’s highest grossing. BG

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