Top 10 awesome movies like Beyond the Shining Sea that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Beyond the Shining Sea 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 Toshiya Fujita, Keiko Matsuzaka and Shinobu Ôtake . Here goes the list -

  1. Main Theme
  2. Nada sô sô
  3. Rabu sutori o kimini
  4. Bamboo Doll of Echizen
  5. Kanzen-naru shiiku: Onna rihatsushi no koi
  6. Sweet Scent of Eros
  7. Christmas in August
  8. Crying 100 Times: Every Raindrop Falls
  9. Dorodarake no junjô
  10. Aka chôchin
  1. Main Theme

    Main Theme

    A former kindergarten teacher has quit her job. One day she meets a magician at the beach and undertake to travel together in his car. She wants to travel to Osaka to meet a man - whose son she used to take care of - after passing through Shizuoka before heading to Okinawa.

    This movie, created by Yoshimitsu Morita, Hiroko Yakushimaru and Kaori Momoi, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  2. Nada sô sô

    Nada sô sô

    8-year old Yotaro gains a 3-year old step-sister, Kaoru, when his mother marries a jazz musician who plays in a club in Naha, Okinawa where they live. Before long Kaoru's father deserts them, and not long afterward Yota's mother becomes terminally ill. Her dying wish is for him to watch out for Kaoru at his grandmother's place on a small island off the coast of Okinawa. He fulfills her wish and becomes very protective of his younger sister who calls him "nee-nee." Thirteen years later Kaoru returns to Naha and comes to live with him as she starts high school. Yota works hard making deliveries of vegetables from an open-air market by day, and in a restaurant (he is a licensed chef) by night to save money to fulfill his dream of having his own restaurant. He also assumes the role of pushing for Kaoru's entrance to a university. This allows less time for his beautiful girlfriend Keiko, the daughter of a doctor and a medical student at Ryukyu University. It seems that Yota's dreams start to come together when Mr. Kameoka sells him a place for a restaurant. Yota works hard constructing the place, but just as he is to open, the real owner appears. Being swindled, Yota is left with a large outstanding loan. Keiko's father's plans do not include a working class son-in-law as he explains when he offers to pay Yota's debt. Although he refuses, Yota concludes he is not best for Keiko's future. Years later he continues to overwork even after the debt is paid and Kaoru starts university study. With her feelings of love for Yota growing deeper, they mutually decide to live apart.

    This movie, created by Nobuhiro Doi, Satoshi Tsumabuki and Masami Nagasawa, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  3. Rabu sutori o kimini

    Rabu sutori o kimini

    University student Akira meets the lovely 14-year-old Yumi, whom he had tutored years ago. Her mother is told by her doctor that the schoolgirl has leukaemia and has only 6 months to live. So the mother entreats Akira to be her special friend. Yumi's condition remains stable for a while, but on the day that Akira leaves for Nagano for his teacher training, she suddently falls ill in school and then goes to a friend's villa in the resort town of Karuzawa to recuperate. She is able to visit Akira from time to time, and this eases her fear and suffering. But when summer is over, Yumi's condition deteriorates, and finally Akira takes her to Mount Hodaka where, as she falls into her final delirium, they express their deep love for each other.

    This movie, created by Shinichirô Sawai, Kumiko Goto and Tôru Nakamura, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  4. Bamboo Doll of Echizen

    Bamboo Doll of Echizen

    Haunting melodrama focuses on a young bamboo worker who takes his father's prostitute as his wife.

    This movie, created by Kôzaburô Yoshimura, Ayako Wakao and Junichirô Yamashiko, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  5. Kanzen-naru shiiku: Onna rihatsushi no koi

    Kanzen-naru shiiku: Onna rihatsushi no koi

    This movie, created by Masahiro Kobayashi, Kazuki Kitamura and Keiko Oginome, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  6. Sweet Scent of Eros

    Sweet Scent of Eros

    This movie, created by Toshiya Fujita, Hiroko Isayama and Kaori Momoi, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. Christmas in August

    Christmas in August

    Remake of 1998 South Korean film, about a guy who suffers from a fatal disease falls in love with a girl. What will be the fate of this love, will it be a tragic ending?

    This movie, created by Shunichi Nagasaki, Hisashi Igawa and Naomi Nishida, scores 5.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  8. Crying 100 Times: Every Raindrop Falls

    Crying 100 Times: Every Raindrop Falls

    Shuichi had a motorcycle accident 4 years ago. Because of the accident, he lost the last year of his memory. One day, at a friend's wedding, Shuichi has a fateful meeting with Yoshimi. They enjoy happy times together and Shuichi thinks about marrying Yoshimi. Then Yoshimi becomes sick. A sad truth is hidden in the lost memory of Shuichi.

    This movie, created by Ryuichi Hiroki, Tadayoshi Ohkura and Mirei Kiritani, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  9. Dorodarake no junjô

    Dorodarake no junjô

    Teenage cousins Masao and Tamiko fall in love when she comes to his riverside brewery house to take care of his sickly mother. Family objections ensue as Tamiko is older than Masao, and the two cannot marry in peace.

    This movie, created by Sôkichi Tomimoto, Momoe Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Miura, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  10. Aka chôchin

    Aka chôchin

    A man meets a girl in the city. He falls in love with the chick. She claims she has fallen head over heels for him. She moves in with him. Returning home one day there is a man in their room. The man is lying down. He tells them he is an insurance salesman and he has stomachache. He has made himself at home. The three become room-mates. When the boyfriend returns home one day he finds his girlfriend sharing a bed with their room-mate. She claims she was scared due to a crematorium nearby. They move to another house.

    This movie, created by Toshiya Fujita, Kenji Takaoka and Kumiko Akiyoshi, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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