Top 10 awesome movies like Children of Hiroshima that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Children of Hiroshima 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 Kaneto Shindô, Nobuko Otowa and Osamu Takizawa . Here goes the list -

  1. The Human Bullet
  2. Hiroshima
  3. Desertion at Dawn
  4. I Want to Be a Shellfish
  5. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen
  6. Âh himeyuri no tô
  7. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
  8. The Catch
  9. The Revolutionary
  10. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  1. The Human Bullet

    The Human Bullet

    During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

    This movie, created by Kihachi Okamoto, Minori Terada and Naoko Ôtani, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  2. Hiroshima

    Hiroshima

    Brilliant and extremely realistic retelling of the Day in Hiroshima the day the bomb dropped.

    This movie, created by Hideo Sekigawa, Eiji Okada and Yumeji Tsukioka, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

    You can watch this on Youtube, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

  3. Desertion at Dawn

    Desertion at Dawn

    Mikami, a Japanese soldier serving in China, is captured by the Chinese. Although he is able to escape, his troubles are far from over. He returns to his unit but is treated with contempt for the disgrace of having been captured. Mikami falls in love with Harumi, a prostitute. She tries to convince him to desert from the army, with fatal results.

    This movie, created by Senkichi Taniguchi, Ryô Ikebe and Shirley Yamaguchi, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  4. I Want to Be a Shellfish

    I Want to Be a Shellfish

    On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder. According to the accusation by GHQ, Toyomatsu "attemped to kill a US prisoner", which was nothing but an order by his superior and failed after all with hurting the prisoner by weak Toyomatsu. Also, Toyomatsu was driven to corner at the trial by the fact that he fed the US prisoner some burdock roots to nourish him. Toyomatsu believes nothing but being not guilty, but he is sentenced to death by hanging. Prior to the execution, Toyomatsu writes a long farewell letter to his family, the wife and the only son: "If I ever incarnate, I hate to be a human being any more.... Oh yes, I would like to be...a shellfish living on the rock-bottom of the sea."

    This movie, created by Shinobu Hashimoto, Furankî Sakai and Michiyo Aratama, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  5. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen

    Hawai · Maree oki kaisen

    When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is antagonistic knowing the folly of war. When the younger man recruits his cousin to speak to the mother the enlisted man is successful and the mother relents. The younger cousin is soon in the navy and training to become a pilot. He graduates too, but one night loses his friend yet has no time to reflect on the event as japan draws nearer to war with the West. The pilot and his fellow pilots are told to embark on a mission, but initially not told their purpose or destination. Only later it is revealed that the destination is Hawaii, USA. Pearl Habour looms.

    This movie, created by Kajirô Yamamoto, Denjirô Ôkôchi and Yatarô Kurokawa, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | War

  6. Âh himeyuri no tô

    Âh himeyuri no tô

    In 1943, critical developments in the Pacific War have placed Japan at a disadvantage, although the fiery breaths of war hadn't yet reached Okinawa Normal School for women. Nothing seemed the least bit out of the ordinary, as Kazuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) and her friends enjoyed a day of sports. A year later the war takes a devastating turn, as US forces plan an amphibious attack known as "Operation Iceberg" on the Ryukyu island.

    This movie, created by Toshio Masuda, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Mitsuo Hamada, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

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  7. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

    This movie, created by Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai and Michiyo Aratama, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - War | History | Drama

  8. The Catch

    The Catch

    Towards the end of WWII, a black American pilot is captured and imprisoned by rural Japanese villagers, who await official instructions as to how to proceed with their "catch."

    This movie, created by Nagisa Ôshima, Rentarô Mikuni and Akiko Koyama, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  9. The Revolutionary

    The Revolutionary

    In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.

    This movie, created by Nagisa Ôshima, Hashizô Ôkawa and Ryûtarô Ôtomo, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | War

  10. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

    This movie, created by Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai and Michiyo Aratama, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - War | Drama

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