Top 10 awesome movies like Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 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 Takashi Miike, Kôji Yakusho and Munetaka Aoki . Here goes the list -

  1. Side Job.
  2. The Egoists
  3. A Wanderer's Notebook
  4. The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps
  5. Heaven's Story
  6. A Chaos of Flowers
  7. Awakening
  8. Flowing
  9. Tokyo Sonata
  10. House on Fire
  1. Side Job.

    Side Job.

    Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.

    This movie, created by Ryuichi Hiroki, Tamae Andô and Tokio Emoto, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. The Egoists

    The Egoists

    Two troubled young lovers - a gambler and a stripper - run off to the tranquil Japanese countryside to marry and start a new life. But their dark past follows them in the form of a veteran loan shark.

    This movie, created by Ryuichi Hiroki, Anne Suzuki and Kengo Kôra, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. A Wanderer's Notebook

    A Wanderer's Notebook

    Fumiko struggles to get her literary work published, spending years working in poverty while being abused by her boyfriend all the while hoping to break free from the cycle.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine and Akira Takarada, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps

    The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps

    Separated mother Kaoruko awaits the graduation of their daughter for the divorce proceedings to begin and subsequently be finalized. Tragedy strikes when the daughter will never graduate. She is comatose and brain dead due to an accident.

    This movie, created by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Rina Kawaei and Keiko Matsuzaka, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  5. Heaven's Story

    Heaven's Story

    (Japanese with English subtitles) Part revenge story, part existential meditation, Heaven's Story is 100% modern epic, gracefully threading together multiple suburban tales of lost souls seeking retribution and redemption.

    This movie, created by Takahisa Zeze, Noriko Eguchi and Akira Emoto, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. 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

  7. Awakening

    Awakening

    If one is going to have an affair try to cover the tracks regardless whether one is married with a son or daughter or otherwise. On the other hand, should one care if one is dead and the affair is being exposed only through a series of unfortunate events at the funeral ceremony? That is the question a man should have answered after abandoning his noodle slurping club and finding the embrace of a woman not his wife.

    This movie, created by Junji Sakamoto, Jun Fubuki and Yoshiko Mita, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Flowing

    Flowing

    Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta will not give up. This film portraits the day time life of geisha when not entertaining customers.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka and Isuzu Yamada, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Tokyo Sonata

    Tokyo Sonata

    An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

    This movie, created by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Teruyuki Kagawa and Kyôko Koizumi, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Tubi Tv.

  10. House on Fire

    House on Fire

    In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who published it a few months before his death

    This movie, created by Kinji Fukasaku, Ken Ogata and Ayumi Ishida, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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