Top 10 awesome movies like Irezumi that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Irezumi 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 Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Akio Hasegawa . Here goes the list -

  1. Nyokei kazoku
  2. Bonchi
  3. The Dancer
  4. Odd Obsession
  5. Senba zuru
  6. Conflagration
  7. The Music
  8. Samurai Rebellion
  9. Bitter Spirit
  10. Jigokuhen
  1. Nyokei kazoku

    Nyokei kazoku

    This movie, created by Kenji Misumi, Ayako Wakao and Machiko Kyô, scores 7.4 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. The Dancer

    The Dancer

    The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet teacher wife, who has for years loved another man, finally leads to the breakup of the family.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Sô Yamamura and Mieko Takamine, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Odd Obsession

    Odd Obsession

    A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Machiko Kyô and Ganjirô Nakamura, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Senba zuru

    Senba zuru

    This movie, created by Kôzaburô Yoshimura, Michiyo Kogure and Nobuko Otowa, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Conflagration

    Conflagration

    Goichi Mizoguchi, an aspiring Buddhist monk who became involved in the temple that was owned by his father, through a series of flashbacks, framed as a police interrogation, Mizoguchi unravels the story of his obsession with the temple beginning with his childhood.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Raizô Ichikawa and Tatsuya Nakadai, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. The Music

    The Music

    A young woman undergoes psychiatric treatment after she no longer hears music and develops sexual hang-ups.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Noriko Kurosawa and Toshiyuki Hosokawa, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. 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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  9. Bitter Spirit

    Bitter Spirit

    A young woman is forced by circumstance into a loveless marriage while still in love with another. This episodic tale follows their story through three decades of bitter conflict which engulfs their children and those around them.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Hideko Takamine and Keiji Sada, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Jigokuhen

    Jigokuhen

    A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord. Yoshihide demands a commission to paint screens of the Hell which he sees the egotistical lord's peasants suffer. Such a public display will challenge the uncaring upper class' obsession with their own personal beauty. With Chinese and Buddhist influences at a peak in 11th century Japan, the daimyo Horikawa wanted a mural of Buddhist paradise. As Yoshihide's ghastly artworks appear to come to life, the painter and his patron's mutual racism also take their toll.

    This movie, created by Shirô Toyoda, Hideyo Amamoto and Yôko Naitô, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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