Top 10 awesome movies like Hanagatami that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Hanagatami 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 Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Shunsuke Kubozuka and Shinnosuke Mitsushima . Here goes the list -

  1. Fires on the Plain
  2. Himeyuri no Tô
  3. Sekigahara
  4. Father of the Kamikaze
  5. Oba: The Last Samurai
  6. The Burmese Harp
  7. Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story
  8. The Children of Huang Shi
  9. Sea Without Exit
  10. Âh himeyuri no tô
  1. Fires on the Plain

    Fires on the Plain

    A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2.

    This movie, created by Shinya Tsukamoto, Shinya Tsukamoto and Lily Franky, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

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  2. Himeyuri no Tô

    Himeyuri no Tô

    Story follows a group of high school girls trained as nurses during World War II who witness the horrors of war first-hand on Okinawa.

    This movie, created by Tadashi Imai, Komaki Kurihara and Yûko Kotegawa, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  3. Sekigahara

    Sekigahara

    A depiction of Japan's 17th Century Battle of Sekigahara where the Army of the East takes up arms against the Army of the West.

    This movie, created by Masato Harada, Junichi Okada and Kôji Yakusho, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - History | Drama | War

  4. Father of the Kamikaze

    Father of the Kamikaze

    The historical drama follows the wartime experiences of the respected admiral who attempted to force America into considering a negotiated peace during World War Two.

    This movie, created by Kôsaku Yamashita, Kôji Tsuruta and Noboru Andô, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  5. Oba: The Last Samurai

    Oba: The Last Samurai

    During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

    This movie, created by Cellin Gluck, Yutaka Takenouchi and Markus Waldow, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  6. The Burmese Harp

    The Burmese Harp

    After becoming separated from his platoon, a Japanese soldier dons a Buddhist monk's robe and tends to the bodies of the many war casualties strewn across the countryside.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Kôji Ishizaka and Kiichi Nakai, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  7. Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story

    Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story

    As a young man, Keisuke Kinoshita (Ryo Kase) carried his mother on a handcart across a mountain. He grew up as a hotblooded young man and was monitored by the military. He then joined Shochiku movie company, to eventually become a movie director.

    This movie, created by Keiichi Hara, Mayu Matsuoka and Ryo Kase, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  8. The Children of Huang Shi

    The Children of Huang Shi

    About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

    This movie, created by Roger Spottiswoode, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Radha Mitchell, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - War | Drama

    You can watch this on Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Fandangonow, Youtube and Directv.

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  9. Sea Without Exit

    Sea Without Exit

    Koji Namiki, a talented young pitcher, who had won the National High School Baseball Championships enters university, but soon afterwards injures his elbow. He and his teammates work hard to get back on the field placing all his hopes on a new slow-ball, "the magic pitch." However, the outbreak of WWII wipes out the baseball ambitions from everyone. They join the military and in the navy undergo the severe training that prepares them for death. Death awaits them in a "kaiten" (special attack submarine or "human torpedo") within the gloomy ocean depths, but Koji never gives up his dream of the "magic pitch."

    This movie, created by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Ebizô Ichikawa and Yûsuke Iseya, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | War

  10. 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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