Top 10 awesome movies like Minbô no onna that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Minbô no onna 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 Jûzô Itami, Nobuko Miyamoto and Yasuo Daichi . Here goes the list -

  1. Tampopo
  2. Eien no 1/2
  3. Sûpâ no onna
  4. The Funeral
  5. Izakaya yurei
  6. Tales of a Golden Geisha
  7. World of Geisha
  8. The Last Dance
  9. Night of the Felines
  10. The Woman with Red Hair
  1. Tampopo

    Tampopo

    A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Tsutomu Yamazaki and Nobuko Miyamoto, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

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

  2. Eien no 1/2

    Eien no 1/2

    This movie, created by Kichitaro Negishi, Saburô Tokitô and Shinobu Ôtake, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

  3. Sûpâ no onna

    Sûpâ no onna

    Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail and life changes.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Nobuko Miyamoto and Masahiko Kato, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

  4. The Funeral

    The Funeral

    At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is customary) in the home. These incidents contrast old ways and new ways, young and old, ritual ceremony and true feelings, often comically, but sometimes with real poignancy.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Tsutomu Yamazaki and Nobuko Miyamoto, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

  5. Izakaya yurei

    Izakaya yurei

    One night, as pub owner Sotaro is caring for his sick wife, Shizuko, she asks him to promise that if she dies, he will never remarry. Thinking she is just being dramatic, he promises and tells her to go to sleep. When he wakes the next morning, however, Shizuko is dead. Sotaro keeps his promise, until one day he meets Satoko. The two quickly fall in love, and agree to get married. Their first night together, however, is interrupted by Shizuko, who is angry over her husband's broken promise. Sotaro and Satoko must find some way of appeasing the spirit before she drives them from their home.

    This movie, created by Takayoshi Watanabe, Kenichi Hagiwara and Tomoko Yamaguchi, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

  6. Tales of a Golden Geisha

    Tales of a Golden Geisha

    Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and grew up without parental love. She finds a home and a profession as a geisha who is particularly popular because she has that lucky bone in her that transmits fortune to her patrons. She meets a bank manager one day and soon enough they move in together. She gets a job out of it, but his appetite for cheap women is unabated.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Nobuko Miyamoto and Masahiko Kato, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

  7. World of Geisha

    World of Geisha

    The world is in turmoil with the October Revolution of 1917, riots over the inflationary price of rice, and the military expedition to Siberia in 1918. But Shinsuke spends his days in the arms of geishas, paying little heed to the events happening around him.

    This movie, created by Tatsumi Kumashiro, Junko Miyashita and Eimei Esumi, scores 5.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

  8. The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from him, but it gradually becomes clear. Coming to terms with his own mortality is painful, and involves some major conflicts with his wife and the hospital staff. But having done so, he realizes he doesn't want to die in the hospital on a life support machine. He manages to finish his final film, and, enjoying the last days of his life as never before, he dies at home surrounded by all the people he cares about.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Rentarô Mikuni and Masahiko Kato, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

  9. Night of the Felines

    Night of the Felines

    Masako is a prostitute who works at a bathhouse in downtown Tokyo. She is sexually involved with her neighbor in the next apartment. However, when his friend falls in love with a young woman this creates a problem for all three of them.

    This movie, created by Noboru Tanaka, Tomoko Katsura and Ken Yoshizawa, scores 5.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

  10. The Woman with Red Hair

    The Woman with Red Hair

    At his working place, Kozo and his colleague gangrape the boss' teenage daughter. Then, on the highway, he picks up a red-haired woman walking on the road back to his home. She ends up staying the night. Later, the woman reveals that she has left her husband and son, but refuses to divulge her name. On the other hand, the boss' daughter informs Kozo's colleague that she is pregnant. They decide to elope but, before that, he demands Kozo to let him have sex with the red-haired woman...

    This movie, created by Tatsumi Kumashiro, Junko Miyashita and Renji Ishibashi, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Comedy

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