Top 10 awesome movies like Shayô that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Shayô 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 Masatoshi Akihara, Hitomi Takahashi and Eriko Satô . Here goes the list -

  1. Liar Game: Reborn
  2. Nanimono
  3. Cobalt Blue
  4. The Angel's Egg
  5. Red Whale, White Snake
  6. The Light Shines Only There
  7. The Invitation from Cinema Orion
  8. Perfect Revolution
  9. Tengoku de kimi ni aetara
  10. Our Homeland
  1. Liar Game: Reborn

    Liar Game: Reborn

    College graduate Yu Shinomiya is invited to the Liar Game, which has been restarted by funding from new investors. She turns to her psychology professor for help, who is none other than Shinichi Akiyama, former Liar Game champion. He advises her to ignore the invitation, but afraid of the penalty fee should she do so, she decides to participate. Soon, Akiyama is issued an invitation of his own by Fukunaga, who now works for the game. Playing on Akiyama's sympathy for the naive student, Fukunaga manages to get Akiyama to participate as well. The game this time is a diabolical version of Musical Chairs. Once again, Akiyama's cunning and ingenuity is put to the ultimate test.

    This movie, created by Hiroaki Matsuyama, Shôta Matsuda and Mikako Tabe, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Nanimono

    Nanimono

    Looking for jobs, five young friends regularly meet at one's apartment. Judging and gauging one another by their ability to land job pits the friends as also competitors. When one of the friends finds work the remaining four feel abandoned and the relationships are not the same anymore.

    This movie, created by Daisuke Miura, Kasumi Arimura and Fumi Nikaidô, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. Cobalt Blue

    Cobalt Blue

    A drama centered on a young woman who heads to her father's home in Okinawa to try and cope with her boyfriend's death.

    This movie, created by Yosuke Nakagawa, Masami Nagasawa and Seiji Fukushi, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. The Angel's Egg

    The Angel's Egg

    Natsuki is a school teacher who meets her ex-boy friend from high school. The man had wanted to become an illustrator and even passed the art school examination, but having lost the passion declined the chance to attend. She knew why he lost his passion four years ago. He had also met a woman on the train at the time who happened to be Natsuki's older sister.

    This movie, created by Shin Togashi, Hayato Ichihara and Manami Konishi, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Red Whale, White Snake

    Red Whale, White Snake

    On her way to Chikura to live with her son, Yasue Amami gets off at the Tateyama train station. "I want to see my old house," she explains to Akemi Tanaka, the granddaughter accompanying her. The compound, consisting of the main house with a thatched roof, a garage and a small, detached building, has a new owner, Mitsuko Kawahara, an absent landlord who intends to demolish the place and replace it with a modern new house. With Mitsuko's permission, Yasue enters her old home. Her family had rented it during World War II to escape air raids over the city, and they stayed on for a few years after the war. As Yasue visits the grounds, memories come flooding back. She sees that the small shrine to Lord Tenjin, the god of learning, still stands in a corner of the garden. She remembers looking out over the sea of Tateyama. Mitsuko's schoolgirl daughter, Rika, also has memories of the house. Bittersweet memories of her father who went missing three years ago. As the sun sets over the sea beyond the house, Yasue confesses to Akemi that she came here to recall a promise that she had made years ago. A forgotten promise. She is hoping that her visit will jog her memory.

    This movie, created by Yoshiko Sembon, Miyoko Asada and Mari Banno, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. The Light Shines Only There

    The Light Shines Only There

    Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

    This movie, created by Mipo Oh, Gô Ayano and Chizuru Ikewaki, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. The Invitation from Cinema Orion

    The Invitation from Cinema Orion

    "The Invitation from Cinema Orion" tells the story of a couple's undying love for the cinema and each other.

    This movie, created by Kenki Saegusa, Rie Miyazawa and Ryo Kase, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Perfect Revolution

    Perfect Revolution

    Kuma has cerebral palsy and physically disabled. Being in a wheelchair has meant that he has not been able to satiate his desire for sex. Yet, he strives to change the situation and instill understanding in the people. Enter prostitute Mitsu who sells sex while also having a disorder. The two begin a relationship.

    This movie, created by Junpei Matsumoto, Lily Franky and Eiko Koike, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  9. Tengoku de kimi ni aetara

    Tengoku de kimi ni aetara

    This movie, created by Takehiko Shinjo, Takao Ohsawa and Misaki Itô, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Our Homeland

    Our Homeland

    Based on the director's own experience, Our Homeland follows a Korean family living in Japan, of which the father (Masane Tsukayama) decided to take North Korean nationality because of his strong belief decades ago. In 1997, Sonho (Arata Iura), the son of the family who was sent to North Korea under a "repatriation program" with the promise of a "paradise" free of discrimination, returns to Japan for the first time in 25 years to seek treatment for his brain tumor due to the difference in medical technology between the two countries. Allowed to stay for only three months and closely monitored by a North Korean officer (Yang Ik-Joon), Sonho is welcomed and embraced by his family and old friends but his father, who is still sticking to the belief but also feeling guilty about sending his son to North Korea at the same time, while Sonho's younger sister Rie (Sakura Andô) develops the aversion to North Korea and its political ideas.

    This movie, created by Yong-hi Yang, Sakura Andô and Arata Iura, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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