Top 10 awesome movies like Summer Clouds that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Summer Clouds 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 Mikio Naruse, Chikage Awashima and Michiyo Aratama . Here goes the list -

  1. Anzukko
  2. Wife
  3. Untamed Woman
  4. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  5. Flowing
  6. Older Brother, Younger Sister
  7. A Whistle in My Heart
  8. Ginza Cosmetics
  9. Battle of Roses
  10. Fundoshi isha
  1. Anzukko

    Anzukko

    Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Sô Yamamura and Kyôko Kagawa, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Wife

    Wife

    Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy, they themselves aren't happy, but they don't talk about their problems with each other, each festering in their unhappiness largely so that they will not show especially to their three boarders their problems. Mihiko in particular, old fashioned in her outlook, does not see divorce as an option, that move which would be a stigma she could not tolerate. Both are seemingly oblivious to the fact that others around them are facing similar if not worse situations, and that they themselves are largely the cause of their unhappiness. Things for their marriage get worse when Toichi starts to fall for his work colleague, widowed Fusako Sagara, who returns his affections.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Mieko Takamine and Ken Uehara, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Untamed Woman

    Untamed Woman

    A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine and Ken Uehara, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine and Masayuki Mori, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  5. Flowing

    Flowing

    Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta will not give up. This film portraits the day time life of geisha when not entertaining customers.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka and Isuzu Yamada, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Older Brother, Younger Sister

    Older Brother, Younger Sister

    In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, testing some already tenuous family bonds. Naruse shows his considerable skill at portraying household dynamics, filming Kyô in relaxed and/or reclining positions (indicative of her character's exhaustively maintained independence) that are then intruded upon by her ill-tempered older brother (Masayuki Mori), whose initially comic, brute-force presence grows increasingly menacing and treacherous as the film progresses.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. A Whistle in My Heart

    A Whistle in My Heart

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Ken Yamauchi and Yoshiko Kôda, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Ginza Cosmetics

    Ginza Cosmetics

    A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part herself in one of the many disguises of Ginza.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka and Ranko Hanai, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Battle of Roses

    Battle of Roses

    In Japan, after the death of Mr. Masago, her wife Satomi Masago loses the family's company "Lily Cosmetic" to Mr. Mogy due to huge amount of debts relative to withdraws of money from the company made by her husband. Mogy blackmails Satomi's sister Hinako, asking her to marry him and he would not send Masago to jail, and Satomi wrongly understands that Hinako is dating her enemy Mogy. Satomi Masago founds the "Niagera Cosmetic" to compete with Lily and becomes a powerful executive. Hinako indeed likes Sonoike, former employee of Toyo Pictures and hired to work in Niagera, but Satomi plots the marriage of Hinako with her manager Tsuke Hinjatsu. Meanwhile, their young sister Chisuzu Satomi decides to live with the small time crook and pimp Ejima, from "Fashion & Films", being explored and abused by him. When Masago hires her lover Kojima to be the account of Niagera, she finds that Hinatsu is stealing the company with his mistress Yamashita. Hinatsu tries to kill Hinako and she loses her baby. Ejima publishes a book with the scandals of Masago, and her company bankrupts. In the end, the three sisters get rid off their mates and stay together.

    This movie, created by Mikio Naruse, Kuniko Miyake and Setsuko Wakayama, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Fundoshi isha

    Fundoshi isha

    A skilled country doctor's talents are such that he can even perform operations as difficult and novel as removing a patient's kidney for the first time in Japan. Unfortunately for him, however, his wife's addiction to gambling is of such a magnitude that he is down to selling his underwear to make money. The image sticks and he becomes known as the 'underwear doctor.' On the other hand, his successful surgery's patient is so grateful he himself wants to become a physician.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Inagaki, Hisaya Morishige and Setsuko Hara, scores 4.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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