Top 10 awesome movies like Odd Obsession that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Odd Obsession 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 Kon Ichikawa, Machiko Kyô and Ganjirô Nakamura . Here goes the list -

  1. Brother
  2. Bonchi
  3. Ten Dark Women
  4. The Song Lantern
  5. The Ballad of Narayama
  6. The Good Fairy
  7. Irezumi
  8. The Music
  9. Childhood Days
  10. Hymn to a Tired Man
  1. Brother

    Brother

    Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the relationship between a sister and brother.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Keiko Kishi and Hiroshi Kawaguchi, scores 6.9 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. Ten Dark Women

    Ten Dark Women

    A man has a wife and nine girlfriends, all ten of whom are fed up with his shameless polygamy and plot to kill him. However, this is easier said than done.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Fujiko Yamamoto and Mariko Miyagi, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. The Song Lantern

    The Song Lantern

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Shôtarô Hanayagi and Eijirô Yanagi, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. 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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  6. The Good Fairy

    The Good Fairy

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Masayuki Mori and Chikage Awashima, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Irezumi

    Irezumi

    A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Akio Hasegawa, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. 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

  9. Childhood Days

    Childhood Days

    Bombing during World War II resulted in whole urban populations fleeing to the countryside, and this created a meeting of urban and rural cultures. Shinji (a young boy evacuated from Tokyo) and his new schoolmates (who are villagers) don't exactly know what is going on in the war. They see the B-29 bombers and the glow of cities on fire, but the problems of being separated from one's mother and surviving among one's peers loom larger than international politics.

    This movie, created by Masahiro Shinoda, Tetsuya Fujita and Yuji Horioka, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Hymn to a Tired Man

    Hymn to a Tired Man

    During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

    This movie, created by Masaki Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama and Makoto Fujita, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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