- 10 Cloverfield Lane, a character-driven survival horror, abandoning monster movie convention for something closer to absurdist theatre.
- Sympathy for Mister Vengeance, the best film by Oldboy‘s Park Chan-wook, a frank (if stylised) depiction of cyclical violence.
- Peppermint Candy, another excellent South Korean film, a personal and national tragedy told in reverse-chronological order.
And a bonus, if you want something that’s not so traumatic: My Neighbour Totoro, an adorable Miyazaki classic. If you haven’t seen it, do.