Top 10 awesome movies like Bright Future that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Bright Future 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 Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Joe Odagiri and Tadanobu Asano . Here goes the list -

  1. Tokyo Sonata
  2. Vibrator
  3. What the Snow Brings
  4. Visitors
  5. All Around Us
  6. Onimasa
  7. Confessions Among Actresses
  8. Yellow Tears
  9. Flying Colours
  10. Minazuki
  1. Tokyo Sonata

    Tokyo Sonata

    An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

    This movie, created by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Teruyuki Kagawa and Kyôko Koizumi, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Tubi Tv.

  2. Vibrator

    Vibrator

    (Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a life-changing emotional journey of sexual self-discovery. Ryuichi Hiroki (I Am an S&M Writer, Tokyo Trash Baby) directs this critically acclaimed road movie based on the novel by Mari Akasaka.

    This movie, created by Ryuichi Hiroki, Shinobu Terajima and Nao Ohmori, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. 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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  4. Visitors

    Visitors

    Part of the Jeonju Digital Project, Visitors consists of three films from three different directors. "Lost in the Mountains," by Hong Sang Soo. "Koma" by Naomi Kawase, and "Butterflies have no Memories" by Lav Diaz.

    This movie, created by Lav Diaz, Yu-mi Jung and Kazuki Kitamura, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. All Around Us

    All Around Us

    In 1993 Kanao and Shoko are a Tokyo couple awaiting the arrival of their first child. Although both have studied art, Kanao works as a shoe repairman which doesn't stretch his rather laid-back style and Shoko works in a small publishing firm. Their home life is marked by some clashes between her attempts at regimentation, including scheduling their sex life on a calendar, and his flirting with other women. Kanao is offered work as a courtroom sketch artist and becomes a witness to the most sensational murder trials of Japan through the next 8 years. He must cope with the ugliness and breakdown in civility he encounters. Shoko also re-discovers her artistic side as she confronts the dark side of life when struggling with depression over the loss of a child and the dysfunctional aspects of the lives of her mother and brother.

    This movie, created by Ryosuke Hashiguchi, Lily Franky and Tae Kimura, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Directv.

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  6. Onimasa

    Onimasa

    A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.

    This movie, created by Hideo Gosha, Tatsuya Nakadai and Masako Natsume, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Confessions Among Actresses

    Confessions Among Actresses

    The lives of three movie actresses unfold, transform and get exposed. Each of them owes their choice of profession to a respective traumatic event.

    This movie, created by Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada and Ruriko Asaoka, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Yellow Tears

    Yellow Tears

    They famously say that all the hippies of the '60s ended up becoming nothing more than bankers. Amidst a resurgent Japan of the 1960s four young men aspire to respectively become a singer, a painter, a writer and a comic book author. They vow not to compromise until their dreams are realized. This is their story.

    This movie, created by Isshin Inudô, Shô Sakurai and Masaki Aiba, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Flying Colours

    Flying Colours

    Story about a problematic blonde girl, Sayaka who knows nothing about academic but wants to enter one of the prestige university in Japan in just one year?

    This movie, created by Nobuhiro Doi, Kasumi Arimura and Nanami Abe, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  10. Minazuki

    Minazuki

    Akira's wife walks out on him, leaving him to confide in his gangster brother-in-law. Using only a cryptic note as a clue the two brothers go on a road trip to find his wife. After a series of violent encounters with strangers, Akira meets a prostitute. The pair start a relationship. After Akira finds his wife, he questions whether he still wants to be with her.

    This movie, created by Rokuro Mochizuki, Eiji Okuda and Kazuki Kitamura, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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