Top 10 awesome movies like Dogwood Tree that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Dogwood Tree 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 Nobuhiro Doi, Yui Aragaki and Tôma Ikuta . Here goes the list -

  1. Messengers
  2. Nada sô sô
  3. Rabu sutori o kimini
  4. Portrait of the Wind
  5. Hatsukoi
  6. You Shine in the Moonlight
  7. Let Me Eat Your Pancreas
  8. A Flower Aflame
  9. Garasu no naka no sho-jo
  10. Chokolietta
  1. Messengers

    Messengers

    Naomi Shimizu is a young career woman working for Enrico Dandolo, an Italian fashion house. That is until one day the company declares bankruptcy. Accustomed to living in luxury she tries to make a run for it with the last remaining company asset, a red Alpha Romeo sports car. Unfortunately she recklessly collides with an bicycle messenger. Lacking any funds to pay for a settlement, she end up having to work as a bicycle messenger.

    This movie, created by Yasuo Baba, Naoko Iijima and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Action | 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. Portrait of the Wind

    Portrait of the Wind

    When a lonely owner of a photography studio is introduced to a woman not much different from himself in mood and temperament a friendship ensues that soon becomes a deeper bond that leads to their committing to one another. Fate, however, has other plans and they are not pleasant ones.

    This movie, created by Tarô Hyûgaji, Tadanobu Asano and Erika Oda, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  5. Hatsukoi

    Hatsukoi

    Writer Misuzu Nakahara confesses her involvement in the 300 Million Yen Affair. In the chaotic days of the 1960s, Misuzu, a lonely high school girl from a troubled family, finds a sanctuary with her nihilistic brother Ryo and his friends, who pass day by day hanging around a shadowy café bar and indulging themselves in sex, drugs and alcohol. As the social unrest seeps in and their relationships gradually fall off, Misuzu gets drawn into a dangerous plot against the society set by one of the rebellious boys, Kishi - robbing a bank car of 300 million yen. The two accomplices set out for numerous rehearsals, and their hearts get closer secretly and quietly. On one rainy day, helped by coincidences, the heist goes successful to give a huge impact on Japan, but it only brings Misuzu a great sense of loss and sadness she had never expected.

    This movie, created by Yukinari Hanawa, Aoi Miyazaki and Keisuke Koide, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  6. You Shine in the Moonlight

    You Shine in the Moonlight

    Takuya Okada is a high school student. He visits his classmate Mamizu Watarase in the hospital. Mamizu suffers from the mysterious ailment "Luminescence disease." People who have the disease show a faint sparkle under the moonlight and the sparkle gets brighter as their death gets closer. Mamizu is not allowed out of the hospital and she will not live long enough to become an adult. Takuya offers to help her carry out her wishes before she passes away. He also tells her how he feels about her, but Mamizu's death is approaching.

    This movie, created by Shô Tsukikawa, Takumi Kitamura and Mei Nagano, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. Let Me Eat Your Pancreas

    Let Me Eat Your Pancreas

    A dying girl meets a nonchalant boy who found out her secret. She decided to fulfill her bucket list with none-other-than the boy who couldn't care less about the world.

    This movie, created by Shô Tsukikawa, Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  8. A Flower Aflame

    A Flower Aflame

    When Sonoko enters a traditional Japanese arranged marriage with Amamiya facilitated by her parents the resulting union is loveless including the functional and goal-oriented sex. When the husband and wife move for his work she falls for her husband's boss and takes on the role of a betrayer.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Ando, Masanobu Andô and Izumi Fujimoto, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  9. Garasu no naka no sho-jo

    Garasu no naka no sho-jo

    A girl from a wealthy family falls in love with a working-class boy.

    This movie, created by Masanobu Deme, Kumiko Goto and Eisaku Yoshida, scores 4.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  10. Chokolietta

    Chokolietta

    At the age of 5, girl's mother dies in a car accident. Ever since then, the girl closes herself within. In high school, she borrows a famous Film from a boy, a graduate of the movie study club. The film was a favorite of her mother. When the girl tells him that she wants to die, he answers, I had thought of killing. He has the same kind of despair that she has. He suggests that they make a film together. They decide to ride a bike and travel far for location. But they entered to the polluted by radioactivity.

    This movie, created by Shiori Kazama, Masaki Suda and Aoi Morikawa, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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