Top 10 awesome movies like Ikiru that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Ikiru 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 Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Shimura and Shinichi Himori . Here goes the list -

  1. Scandal
  2. Bonchi
  3. Sansho the Bailiff
  4. Station
  5. Samurai Rebellion
  6. Kaze no naka no mendori
  7. Early Summer
  8. Late Spring
  9. The Ballad of Narayama
  10. Tokyo Story
  1. Scandal

    Scandal

    A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

    This movie, created by Akira Kurosawa, Toshirô Mifune and Shirley Yamaguchi, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Bonchi

    Bonchi

    Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business, he stands by helplessly as his wife is thrown out of the house for producing a son. Driven to a life of dissipation - his mistresses also fail to produce daughters - in the end he is just too tired to care. The film presages Ichikawa's The Makioka Sisters in its World War II nostalgia and visual sophistication.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Raizô Ichikawa and Tamao Nakamura, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

    This movie, created by Kenji Mizoguchi, Kinuyo Tanaka and Yoshiaki Hanayagi, scores 8.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

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  4. Station

    Station

    Constantly put to the test and faced with tragedy wherever he turns, can a man finally find solace and a modicum of love or rest with what is left of his hometown, his family, love or himself?

    This movie, created by Yasuo Furuhata, Ken Takakura and Chieko Baishô, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

    This movie, created by Masaki Kobayashi, Toshirô Mifune and Yôko Tsukasa, scores 8.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. Kaze no naka no mendori

    Kaze no naka no mendori

    A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife had resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

    This movie, created by Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka and Shûji Sano, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Early Summer

    Early Summer

    A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

    This movie, created by Yasujirô Ozu, Setsuko Hara and Chishû Ryû, scores 8.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes.

  8. Late Spring

    Late Spring

    Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

    This movie, created by Yasujirô Ozu, Chishû Ryû and Setsuko Hara, scores 8.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

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  9. The Ballad of Narayama

    The Ballad of Narayama

    A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Kinuyo Tanaka and Teiji Takahashi, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

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  10. Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

    This movie, created by Yasujirô Ozu, Chishû Ryû and Chieko Higashiyama, scores 8.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

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