Top 10 awesome movies like Love & Pop that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Love & Pop 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 Hideaki Anno, Tadanobu Asano and Mitsuru Fukikoshi . Here goes the list -

  1. Distance
  2. Umbrella Flower
  3. Visitors
  4. The Go Masters
  5. Tôkyô yakyoku
  6. Dying at a Hospital
  7. I Wish
  8. La maison de Himiko
  9. Still Walking
  10. Bright Future
  1. Distance

    Distance

    Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

    This movie, created by Hirokazu Koreeda, Arata Iura and Yûsuke Iseya, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  2. Umbrella Flower

    Umbrella Flower

    An alcoholic civil servant wakes up under a cherry tree in Tokyo next to a bar hostess with whom he's impulsively made a suicide pact. Though he's now changed his mind, he agrees to travel with her to Hokkaido, her preferred site for ending it all. An elegiac road movie of restrained emotion.

    This movie, created by Shinji Sômai, Kyôko Koizumi and Tadanobu Asano, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Visitors

    Visitors

    Part of the Jeonju Digital Project, Visitors consists of three films from three different directors. "Lost in the Mountains," by Hong Sang Soo. "Koma" by Naomi Kawase, and "Butterflies have no Memories" by Lav Diaz.

    This movie, created by Lav Diaz, Yu-mi Jung and Kazuki Kitamura, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. The Go Masters

    The Go Masters

    Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess). It soon becomes evident that the Chinese master's son is the most talented player that the Japanese master has ever encountered, and he convinces the boy's father to let him bring the child back to Japan to train him as a professional Go player. Years pass, and as the young Chinese master grows to maturity in Japan, the Japanese invasion of China forces him to choose between his triumphant career and his loyalty to his native country. His decision is complicated by his marriage to the daughter of the Japanese master, with whom he has produced a child. His choice will profoundly alter the lives of two families. Their saga serves as a reflection of the tragic relations between their two great countries, and the possibility of reconciliation and healing.

    This movie, created by Ji-shun Duan, Rentarô Mikuni and Misako Konno, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Tôkyô yakyoku

    Tôkyô yakyoku

    Hamanaka Koichi returns to the old ward in eastern Tokyo. No one knows why he disappeared and left his family behind. No one knows why he is back either. His wife is unsure whether she should be loyal to the departed man or not. His family is confused. People in the area connected to them have their own ideas and questions. Everyone seeks answers and they do not come easily.

    This movie, created by Jun Ichikawa, Kyôzô Nagatsuka and Kaori Momoi, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Dying at a Hospital

    Dying at a Hospital

    Filmed in a documentary style six patients in six wards of different ages and circumstances await death at a hospital in Japan. The sterile and dismal environment is contrasted against the emotional being of the patients, their visitors and relatives and the outside world, which they will never again survey.

    This movie, created by Jun Ichikawa, Ittoku Kishibe and Masayuki Shionoya, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. I Wish

    I Wish

    Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

    This movie, created by Hirokazu Koreeda, Masami Nagasawa and Hiroshi Abe, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Hoopla.

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  8. La maison de Himiko

    La maison de Himiko

    Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called Haruhiko. He claims to be the boyfriend of her estranged father, Himiko, who now runs a seaside rest home for elderly gays. He tells her that her father is dying of cancer. Saori still harbors resentment toward her father for abandoning her and her mother years ago. However, Haruhiko makes her a financial offer she can't refuse, and she agrees to go and work at House of Himiko.

    This movie, created by Isshin Inudô, Joe Odagiri and Ko Shibasaki, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Still Walking

    Still Walking

    A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

    This movie, created by Hirokazu Koreeda, Hiroshi Abe and Yui Natsukawa, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Directv.

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  10. Bright Future

    Bright Future

    Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ...

    This movie, created by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Joe Odagiri and Tadanobu Asano, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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