Top 10 awesome movies like Dear Doctor that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Dear Doctor 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 Miwa Nishikawa, Tsurube Shôfukutei and Eita . Here goes the list -

  1. Toad's Oil
  2. The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky
  3. Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad
  4. Inochi
  5. Visitors
  6. Morisaki shoten no hibi
  7. Sayonara
  8. Nanimono
  9. All Around Us
  10. The Light Shines Only There
  1. Toad's Oil

    Toad's Oil

    The story of Takuro Yazawa, a day trader who claims he can earn hundreds of millions of yen in one day, and those around him as they attempt to cope with the death of his son and somehow find a way to benefit spiritually from the experience.

    This movie, created by Kôji Yakusho, Kôji Yakusho and Satomi Kobayashi, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky

    The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky

    A married woman has an affair with a high school student. A video of their exploits soon turns up on the internet affecting the lives of both couples.

    This movie, created by Yuki Tanada, Kento Nagayama and Tomoko Tabata, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad

    Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad

    Leaving her alcoholic husband, Eiko takes their son Masaya away from Tokyo and back to her hometown in a Kyushu rural mining community. She toils to support him though many years of schooling even after he wastes his time while studying art in a Tokyo university. After graduation he struggles to find work and finally pulls his life together for his mother's sake, ultimately ending up with multiple jobs as an illustrator and even as the host of a sexually-themed talk show on radio. When Eiko becomes ill with cancer, Masaya invites her to live with him in back in Tokyo where the roles of support are reversed.

    This movie, created by Joji Matsuoka, Joe Odagiri and Kirin Kiki, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  4. Inochi

    Inochi

    Yu Miri is a writer who's just become pregnant by her married lover. When she decides to keep the baby without his help, her ex-boyfriend Yutaka, decides to help raise him.

    This movie, created by Tetsuo Shinohara, Makiko Esumi and Etsushi Toyokawa, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. 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

  6. Morisaki shoten no hibi

    Morisaki shoten no hibi

    Takako (Akiko Kikuchi) is going steady with the man of her dreams who surprises her with the news that he is married. Hurtled into shock by the startling news, Takako takes up her uncle's invitation to work at the Morisaki book store. While uninterested at first, she gradually comes to like and read books and get to know the neighbourhood and the people who work in it.

    This movie, created by Asako Hyuga, Ryô Iwamatsu and Akiko Kikuchi, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Sayonara

    Sayonara

    In the not distant future Japan has again experienced a nuclear incident and is gradually becoming uninhabitable. The entire population has to evacuate before being deluged by radiation poisoning. To achieve this a ticketing system has been implemented. Not prioritized is an immigrant to Japan whose closest friend to begin with in the dying country is not even alive.

    This movie, created by Kôji Fukada, Irène Jacob and Hirofumi Arai, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Nanimono

    Nanimono

    Looking for jobs, five young friends regularly meet at one's apartment. Judging and gauging one another by their ability to land job pits the friends as also competitors. When one of the friends finds work the remaining four feel abandoned and the relationships are not the same anymore.

    This movie, created by Daisuke Miura, Kasumi Arimura and Fumi Nikaidô, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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