Top 10 awesome movies like Swastika that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Swastika 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 Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Kyôko Kishida . Here goes the list -

  1. Senba zuru
  2. Bibô ni tsumi ari
  3. With Beauty and Sorrow
  4. Jokyô
  5. Snow Country
  6. Bitoku no yoromeki
  7. Danryû
  8. The Idiot
  9. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
  10. Beyond the Shining Sea
  1. Senba zuru

    Senba zuru

    A young woman with radiation sickness from the Hiroshima attack tries to make 1000 paper cranes to get better. Based on the novel by Kawabata Yasunari.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Machiko Kyô, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  2. Bibô ni tsumi ari

    Bibô ni tsumi ari

    In a rural neighborhood of Tokyo, the owner of a farm is abandoned by his two daughters who are attracted to the life of the big city.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao and Fujiko Yamamoto, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  3. With Beauty and Sorrow

    With Beauty and Sorrow

    Long before the events of the movie Ôki, who was approaching middle age, had a relation to 16-year-old Otoko. She got pregnant, but the child was stillborn. Their relation stopped at the same time. Much later Ôki had become a famous writer, not least because of a novel about this love story. Otoko had become a famous painter. But she had never overcome the double early trauma and had become a Lesbian. Her favourite student and beloved one was the beautiful Keiko. 24 years after the early love Ôki goes from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet Otoko. The meeting is polite with secret emotional shadows. Keiko makes a plan. She intends to seduce Ôki, become pregnant, bear Ôki's child and give it to Otoko. She hopes that Otoko may thereby get rid of her trauma. But she also wants to take her revenge on the man who had harmed her beloved. Secretly she gets acquainted with Ôki's son, invites him to Kyoto and seduces him. Then she calls his parents and tells that he had promised to marry her. Horrified they take the first plane to Kyoto. Meanwhile, she takes the son on boating, arranges an accident, and drowns him. It is close that she herself would also die.

    This movie, created by Masahiro Shinoda, Kaoru Yachigusa and Mariko Kaga, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  4. Jokyô

    Jokyô

    Three stories about modern women. The first works in a nightclub and plans to marry the boss. The second is used by a real estate agent as a lure for customers. The third is a retired geisha who waits to be reunited with her jailed lover.

    This movie, created by Kon Ichikawa, Ayako Wakao and Hiroshi Kawaguchi, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  5. Snow Country

    Snow Country

    It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the foster daughter of a local family, almost engaged to the family's son Yukio, now dying of consumption. He's tended by his sister Yuko who's angry at Komako for abandoning her brother. Shimamura returns to Tokyo but promises he will be back soon. In anticipation of his return, Komako breaks with her patron and her family loses their home. Complications arise when Shimamura doesn't come back as promised. Then Komako discovers that he and Yuko knew each other in Tokyo. Can Komako escape destiny?

    This movie, created by Shirô Toyoda, Ryô Ikebe and Keiko Kishi, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  6. Bitoku no yoromeki

    Bitoku no yoromeki

    This movie, created by Kô Nakahira, Yumeji Tsukioka and Rentarô Mikuni, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. Danryû

    Danryû

    A young doctor running a small hospital has to choose between two women: a dedicated nurse or a wealthy girl who has been spoiled.

    This movie, created by Yasuzô Masumura, Jun Negami and Sachiko Hidari, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  8. The Idiot

    The Idiot

    A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

    This movie, created by Akira Kurosawa, Setsuko Hara and Masayuki Mori, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  9. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum

    She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum

    An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title, or starworts, as they are referred to in the subtitles), and thinks back to when he was fifteen. He recalls his time with, and away from, the girl cousin he grew up with and would have married, except the family and other pressures got in the way.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Noriko Arita and Chishû Ryû, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  10. Beyond the Shining Sea

    Beyond the Shining Sea

    This movie, created by Toshiya Fujita, Keiko Matsuzaka and Shinobu Ôtake, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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