Top 10 awesome movies like Dolls that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Dolls 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 Takeshi Kitano, Miho Kanno and Hidetoshi Nishijima . Here goes the list -

  1. Early Spring Story
  2. The Wild Daisy
  3. Radiance
  4. Nada sô sô
  5. Hikaru umi
  6. Sugar & Spice
  7. The Samurai I Loved
  8. Adiantum Blue
  9. Onnakeizu
  10. Noble Lady Bound Vase
  1. Early Spring Story

    Early Spring Story

    A university student Hitomi falls in love with a middle-aged man Okawa, who was the lover of her deceased mother. Hitomi's feelings shift back and forth as she is not sure whether it is true love or just a realization of her mother's romantic dream...

    This movie, created by Shinichirô Sawai, Tomoyo Harada and Ryûzô Hayashi, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  2. The Wild Daisy

    The Wild Daisy

    Teenage cousins Masao and Tamiko fall in love when she comes to his riverside brewery house to take care of his sickly mother. On the day of the Autumn Festival, while picking cotton in a mountain field, they accidentally embrace, affirm their love, and liken each other allegorically to flowers. Family objections ensue as Tamiko is older than Masao, and the two cannot marry in peace. Masao escapes from his school dormitory only to trail behind a crying Tamiko during the bridal procession she is forced into. Miscarriage and mistreatment lead to a tragic end. More than half a century later, the elderly Masao visits the tomb of the girl he loved and never had, and prepares to go on a pilgrimage to the home of her soul.

    This movie, created by Shinichirô Sawai, Seiko Matsuda and Tadashi Kuwabara, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  3. Radiance

    Radiance

    A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

    This movie, created by Naomi Kawase, Masatoshi Nagase and Ayame Misaki, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  4. 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

  5. Hikaru umi

    Hikaru umi

    This movie, created by Kô Nakahira, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Mitsuo Hamada, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  6. Sugar & Spice

    Sugar & Spice

    After graduating from high school, Shiro is clueless how to proceed with his education. For the moment, he takes a small job at a local gas station, to much displease of his parents. His America-idolizing grandmother however gives Shiro all support, as she believes that "gas stations are a romantic place for wanderers". Grandmother is right about romance, when a girl called Noriko comes to work at the gas station too, after she broke up with her boyfriend. Shiro develops a huge crush on Noriko, and with this bitter-sweet first love, Shiro enters maturity.

    This movie, created by Isamu Nakae, Yûya Yagira and Erika Sawajiri, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. The Samurai I Loved

    The Samurai I Loved

    A young swordsman is forced into a tough situation. He must resolve a potential power struggle that involves his adolescent crush Fuku.

    This movie, created by Mitsuo Kurotsuchi, Somegorô Ichikawa and Yoshino Kimura, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  8. Adiantum Blue

    Adiantum Blue

    Adiantum Blue is about a pianist with a terminal illness, who wishes to spend her last happy days with her lover in Nice.

    This movie, created by Meiji Fujita, Hiroshi Abe and Nao Matsushita, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  9. Onnakeizu

    Onnakeizu

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa and Michiyo Kogure, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  10. Noble Lady Bound Vase

    Noble Lady Bound Vase

    Yoshitarô, a wealthy but ignorant landowner buys, who lives in the modern city. One day the landowner's sister moves in with them after she runs away from her husband. She is fascinated by the way her brother treats his wife and spies on her. So she finds out that she exchanges letters with the doctor through teenager servant, Shinkichi who is in love with her secretly. When Yoshitarô finds out about Naniji still being in contact with her ex, his punishment of her is severe, but to add to the humiliation, he invites the doctor down to the house for a weekend.

    This movie, created by Masaru Konuma, Naomi Tani and Hitoshi Takagi, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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