Top 10 awesome movies like Tampopo that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Tampopo 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, Tsutomu Yamazaki and Nobuko Miyamoto . Here goes the list -

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

  2. Minbô no onna

    Minbô no onna

    A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for extortion. They employ a variety of schemes to con the hotel out of 'hush-money.' The hotel needs to rid itself of the Yakuza and finally begins to fight back by hiring Mahiru Inoue, a lawyer who is an expert at dealing with these criminals on their own terms. This film by Juzo Itami combines action with farce, as an all-out war ensues.

    This movie, created by Jûzô Itami, Nobuko Miyamoto and Yasuo Daichi, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Hikinige Family

    Hikinige Family

    It was a dark and rainy night. Momentarily distracted, salaryman Motomura runs over a young lady on a bicycle, panics and flees the scene. In discussion with his family, they all agree to cover up the crime, reported on the news the following day. The front of the car is damaged, so they clear a space in the loungeroom and bring the car inside. The family works at scrapping the car and disposing of the parts. Motomura's family is riven with crises, but co-operation in the conspiracy seems to bring them together. However, the attention of a nosy neighbour threatens the scheme.

    This movie, created by Toshiyuki Mizutani, Kyôzô Nagatsuka and Mie Nakao, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Comedy

  9. 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

  10. 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

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