Top 10 awesome movies like Flowing that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Flowing 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 Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka and Isuzu Yamada . Here goes the list -

  1. Late Chrysanthemums
  2. Anzukko
  3. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  4. Ginza Cosmetics
  5. Yearning
  6. The Life of Oharu
  7. Older Brother, Younger Sister
  8. The Munekata Sisters
  9. A Chaos of Flowers
  10. One Day at Summer's End
  1. Late Chrysanthemums

    Late Chrysanthemums

    What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting debts. Even her best friends, Tomi, Nobu, and Tamae, who were her fellow Geisha, are now indebted to her. For all of them, the glamor of their young lives has passed; Tomi and Tamae have children, but their children have disappointed them. Kin has two former lovers who still pursue her; one she wants to see, and the other she doesn't. But even the one she remembers fondly, when he shows up, proves to be a disappointment.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Haruko Sugimura and Sadako Sawamura, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Anzukko

    Anzukko

    Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Sô Yamamura and Kyôko Kagawa, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine and Masayuki Mori, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  4. Ginza Cosmetics

    Ginza Cosmetics

    A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part herself in one of the many disguises of Ginza.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka and Ranko Hanai, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Yearning

    Yearning

    After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine and Yûzô Kayama, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. The Life of Oharu

    The Life of Oharu

    Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

    This movie, created by Kenji Mizoguchi, Kinuyo Tanaka and Tsukie Matsuura, scores 8.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Older Brother, Younger Sister

    Older Brother, Younger Sister

    In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, testing some already tenuous family bonds. Naruse shows his considerable skill at portraying household dynamics, filming Kyô in relaxed and/or reclining positions (indicative of her character's exhaustively maintained independence) that are then intruded upon by her ill-tempered older brother (Masayuki Mori), whose initially comic, brute-force presence grows increasingly menacing and treacherous as the film progresses.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. The Munekata Sisters

    The Munekata Sisters

    Setsuko is unhappily married to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a drinking habit. She's always been in love with Hiroshi, but he left for France years ago without proposing. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko's sister) tries to reunite them, although secretly she loves him too.

    This movie, created by Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka and Hideko Takamine, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. A Chaos of Flowers

    A Chaos of Flowers

    Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

    This movie, created by Kinji Fukasaku, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Keiko Matsuzaka, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. One Day at Summer's End

    One Day at Summer's End

    A Masumura Yasuzo film about a love affair starring Wakao Ayako. The literal title is The Two Who Got Wet.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Kinya Kitaôji, scores 5.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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