Top 10 awesome movies like Awakening that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Awakening 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 Junji Sakamoto, Jun Fubuki and Yoshiko Mita . Here goes the list -

  1. Iwane: Sword of Serenity
  2. The Invitation from Cinema Orion
  3. The Light Shines Only There
  4. What the Snow Brings
  5. Code Blue the Movie
  6. Bizan
  7. Wait and See
  8. Walking My Life
  9. Close-Knit
  10. Girls for Keeps
  1. Iwane: Sword of Serenity

    Iwane: Sword of Serenity

    Iwane, Kinpei and Shinnosuke are childhood friends. They also trained at the same dojo, hung out together and dreamt together. Iwane, Jinpei and Shinnosuke also become relatives through marriage. Her husband exacts revenge and kills her when news spreads that one of the men's wives is cheating. The woman's brother next rises in vengeance, which leads to murder, which brings about an order of retribution in turn. The woman's affair is becoming a bloodbath.

    This movie, created by Katsuhide Motoki, Tôri Matsuzaka and Fumino Kimura, scores 5.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  2. The Invitation from Cinema Orion

    The Invitation from Cinema Orion

    "The Invitation from Cinema Orion" tells the story of a couple's undying love for the cinema and each other.

    This movie, created by Kenki Saegusa, Rie Miyazawa and Ryo Kase, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. The Light Shines Only There

    The Light Shines Only There

    Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

    This movie, created by Mipo Oh, Gô Ayano and Chizuru Ikewaki, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. What the Snow Brings

    What the Snow Brings

    Following a tip, Manabu Yazaki loses his last money betting on the older "banba" horse "Unryu" (jockied by Makie, a legendary jockey's daughter) in a draft-horse race held in his childhood home of Obihiro on the island of Hokkaido. That evening he seeks out his older brother Takeo, a trainer who owns a stable. Takeo is cool to his brother's return since Manabu cut off contact with Takeo and his mother 13 years earlier, after completing a degree at a Tokyo university, founding a successful company, and getting married. After finding out that Manabu's company is going bankrupt, his marriage has ended and he is hiding from his partner and creditors, Takeo offers to let his brother stay if he earns his keep as a stable hand. However, he resists letting him see their mother, who is in a nursing home. Manabu makes real friends among the stable boys, and begins to bring Unryu back into peak racing form. He also takes an interest in restoring Makie's confidence, for after winning early races as a novice she is now in a losing streak.

    This movie, created by Kichitaro Negishi, Yûsuke Iseya and Kôichi Satô, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  5. Code Blue the Movie

    Code Blue the Movie

    The 'helicopter doctor' team is back with perfect hair, perfect skin and perfect body and ready to take on expected and unexpected disasters and accidents at Japan's Narita airport and points near and far. They work together through these professional emergencies and deal with personal calamities in and out of their blue uniforms too.

    This movie, created by Tomohisa Yamashita and Yui Aragaki, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. Bizan

    Bizan

    After her mother is suddenly hospitalized because she has terminal cancer Sakiko returns to her home town Tokushima at the foot of Mt. Bizan. The relationship between mother and daughter isn't good but still she nurses her mother at her sickbed. She always thought her mother was a cold person until her mother gives her a box full of love letters from her father who she never knew and she starts to understand her mother better. Her mothers last wish is to see the Awa Odori festival for the last time before she dies.

    This movie, created by Isshin Inudô, Nanako Matsushima and Takao Ohsawa, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Wait and See

    Wait and See

    Hiroshi, who has never known his father, is a graduate from a prestigious university, and has a high-flying club job in the world of stocks and shares. Happily married to a beautiful wife, with a son he dotes on, his life appears to be the epitome of success for a Japanese salaryman. One evening, on his way home, he is accosted by a raggedy man who claims to be his father...

    This movie, created by Shinji Sômai, Kôichi Satô and Yuki Saitô, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Walking My Life

    Walking My Life

    A 48-year-old company chief, Yukihiro Fujiyama (Koji Yakusho) goes to a hospital. There he discovered that he has got terminal lung cancer and will die within half a year. He declines any treatment and decides to go to see some people he has not met for years, to write farewell letters to his family, relatives and friends...

    This movie, created by Satoshi Isaka, Kôji Yakusho and Miki Imai, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Google Play Movies and Youtube.

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  9. Close-Knit

    Close-Knit

    One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio's mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay - A warm "knitting" reorganizes unconventional family.

    This movie, created by Naoko Ogigami, Mugi Kadowaki and Tôma Ikuta, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  10. Girls for Keeps

    Girls for Keeps

    Working nine to five to make ends meet, put food on the table, meet attractive men and look chic is the goal of four gossiping women who have lives, jobs, families, sex in the city, gossip and desperation. The film takes us through their lives as we watch and see what happens of lovers, admirers, mothers, employees and fashionable citizens.

    This movie, created by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Karina and Kumiko Asô, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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