Top 10 awesome movies like Hymn that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Hymn 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 Kaneto Shindô, Nobuko Otowa and Tokuko Watanabe . Here goes the list -

  1. Love Betrayed
  2. Dodes'ka-den
  3. The Shadow Within
  4. Live Today, Die Tomorrow!
  5. The Lower Depths
  6. The Strange Tale of Oyuki
  7. Onna no issho
  8. The Incident
  9. Human
  10. Yoru no tsuzumi
  1. Love Betrayed

    Love Betrayed

    Kokoro is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder scholar whom he calls Sensei. Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Nobuko Otowa and Anri, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Dodes'ka-den

    Dodes'ka-den

    Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

    This movie, created by Akira Kurosawa, Yoshitaka Zushi and Kin Sugai, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. The Shadow Within

    The Shadow Within

    Hamajima is a quiet, hard-working man, whose life changes drastically when he reunites with a lovely childhood friend and her strange little boy.

    This movie, created by Yoshitarô Nomura, Shima Iwashita and Gô Katô, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

    Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

    After leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves taking almost an entire high school graduating class from the countryside to Tokyo to work for a fruit company. Some terrible things happened to his family in the past and that explains why Michio came later to have perpetrated so many killings.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Daijirô Harada and Nobuko Otowa, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. The Lower Depths

    The Lower Depths

    In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

    This movie, created by Akira Kurosawa, Toshirô Mifune and Isuzu Yamada, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. The Strange Tale of Oyuki

    The Strange Tale of Oyuki

    The film tells the story of Japanese writer Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), a man about sixty with a huge reputation of seducer who falls madly in love for a young geisha named Oyuki. Meticulous and smartly dressed, Nagai patiently wrote in his diary his thoughts during many years. A melancholy reflection on the passage of time and a brilliant interpretive exercise.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Masahiko Kato and Yuki Sumida, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Onna no issho

    Onna no issho

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Nobuko Otowa and Koreya Senda, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. The Incident

    The Incident

    The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged with the murder. At Ueda's trial, a complex story unfolds. "The Incident" is a study in unrestrained passion and jealousy.

    This movie, created by Yoshitarô Nomura, Keiko Matsuzaka and Shinobu Ôtake, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Human

    Human

    The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Taiji Tonoyama and Nobuko Otowa, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Yoru no tsuzumi

    Yoru no tsuzumi

    When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's straying and attempts to thwart the law demanding capital punishment.

    This movie, created by Tadashi Imai, Rentarô Mikuni and Ineko Arima, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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