Top 10 awesome movies like Akitsu Springs that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Akitsu Springs and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada and Hiroyuki Nagato . Here goes the list -

  1. With Beauty and Sorrow
  2. Towering Waves
  3. Affair in the Snow
  4. I Hate But Love
  5. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
  6. Snow Country
  7. Bitoku no yoromeki
  8. The Affair
  9. Gan
  10. Hikaru umi
  1. With Beauty and Sorrow

    With Beauty and Sorrow

    Long before the events of the movie Ôki, who was approaching middle age, had a relation to 16-year-old Otoko. She got pregnant, but the child was stillborn. Their relation stopped at the same time. Much later Ôki had become a famous writer, not least because of a novel about this love story. Otoko had become a famous painter. But she had never overcome the double early trauma and had become a Lesbian. Her favourite student and beloved one was the beautiful Keiko. 24 years after the early love Ôki goes from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet Otoko. The meeting is polite with secret emotional shadows. Keiko makes a plan. She intends to seduce Ôki, become pregnant, bear Ôki's child and give it to Otoko. She hopes that Otoko may thereby get rid of her trauma. But she also wants to take her revenge on the man who had harmed her beloved. Secretly she gets acquainted with Ôki's son, invites him to Kyoto and seduces him. Then she calls his parents and tells that he had promised to marry her. Horrified they take the first plane to Kyoto. Meanwhile, she takes the son on boating, arranges an accident, and drowns him. It is close that she herself would also die.

    This movie, created by Masahiro Shinoda, Kaoru Yachigusa and Mariko Kaga, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  2. Towering Waves

    Towering Waves

    This movie, created by Noboru Nakamura, Ineko Arima and Masahiko Kato, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  3. Affair in the Snow

    Affair in the Snow

    In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she had platonic feelings.

    This movie, created by Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada and Isao Kimura, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  4. I Hate But Love

    I Hate But Love

    A celebrity impulsively leaves face-paced Tokyo to deliver a much-needed jeep to a remote village. When his controlling manager, the woman he loves, follows, the two must reconcile while dodging reporters.

    This movie, created by Koreyoshi Kurahara, Yûjirô Ishihara and Ruriko Asaoka, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  5. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum

    She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum

    An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title, or starworts, as they are referred to in the subtitles), and thinks back to when he was fifteen. He recalls his time with, and away from, the girl cousin he grew up with and would have married, except the family and other pressures got in the way.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Noriko Arita and Chishû Ryû, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  6. Snow Country

    Snow Country

    It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the foster daughter of a local family, almost engaged to the family's son Yukio, now dying of consumption. He's tended by his sister Yuko who's angry at Komako for abandoning her brother. Shimamura returns to Tokyo but promises he will be back soon. In anticipation of his return, Komako breaks with her patron and her family loses their home. Complications arise when Shimamura doesn't come back as promised. Then Komako discovers that he and Yuko knew each other in Tokyo. Can Komako escape destiny?

    This movie, created by Shirô Toyoda, Ryô Ikebe and Keiko Kishi, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. Bitoku no yoromeki

    Bitoku no yoromeki

    This movie, created by Kô Nakahira, Yumeji Tsukioka and Rentarô Mikuni, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  8. The Affair

    The Affair

    A woman, unhappily married to a cheating executive, starts meeting her dead mother's lover and gets thrown into a romantic dilemma after succumbing to a rough laborer.

    This movie, created by Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada and Yoshie Minami, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  9. Gan

    Gan

    A lowly divorcee is tricked into becoming the mistress of a despised moneylender but soon falls in love with a student.

    This movie, created by Shirô Toyoda, Hideko Takamine and Hiroshi Akutagawa, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  10. Hikaru umi

    Hikaru umi

    This movie, created by Kô Nakahira, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Mitsuo Hamada, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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