Top 10 awesome movies like Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer 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 Yôjirô Takita, Shôta Sometani and Junichi Okada . Here goes the list -

  1. Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari
  2. Welcome Home, Hayabusa
  3. The Hedgehog
  4. Black Rain
  5. The Pillow Book
  6. Gonza the Spearman
  7. Chameleon
  8. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  9. Men and War II
  10. Talking the Pictures
  1. Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari

    Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari

    Endo Reiko visits the city of Nagaoka and listens to a motley cast's stories. She learns about the fireworks in the city and its history, how war ravaged and changed the city and the narrator's lives. In the process much obscure information is offered and digested and there are hints of what constitutes the Japanese character.

    This movie, created by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Yasuko Matsuyuki and Misako Renbutsu, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Welcome Home, Hayabusa

    Welcome Home, Hayabusa

    This movie, created by Katsuhide Motoki, Tatsuya Fujiwara and Anne Watanabe, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. The Hedgehog

    The Hedgehog

    Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents ...

    This movie, created by Mona Achache, Josiane Balasko and Garance Le Guillermic, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  4. Black Rain

    Black Rain

    The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

    This movie, created by Shôhei Imamura, Yoshiko Tanaka and Kazuo Kitamura, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  5. The Pillow Book

    The Pillow Book

    A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

    This movie, created by Peter Greenaway, Vivian Wu and Yoshi Oida, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. Gonza the Spearman

    Gonza the Spearman

    The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrate the birth of an heir to the lord of their clan. To see the sacred tea scrolls Gonza promises to marry the daughter of the family which possesses them, even though he is unofficially engaged to another. When studying the scrolls with Osai, the mother of the house, Bannajo sneaks into the house and steals their obis and runs through the town proclaiming the two as adulterers.

    This movie, created by Masahiro Shinoda, Hiromi Gô and Shima Iwashita, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Chameleon

    Chameleon

    The protagonist of this film is a con artist with ability to change depending on the environment and emotions of those around him. He leads of a group of street crooks, one day they witnesses the kidnapping of a man at the hands of a suspicious group of individuals.

    This movie, created by Junji Sakamoto, Tatsuya Fujiwara and Asami Mizukawa, scores 5.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

    Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

    An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

    This movie, created by Takashi Miike, Kôji Yakusho and Munetaka Aoki, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi Tv.

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  9. Men and War II

    Men and War II

    This movie, created by Satsuo Yamamoto, Osamu Takizawa and Shinsuke Ashida, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Talking the Pictures

    Talking the Pictures

    Set in early 20th Century Japan, the movie follows the adventures of a young man who wants to get into the movie business -- but in a job unique to his country: a dramatic narrator for silent movies known as "Katsubenshi" or just "benshi". Comedy and action ensue as he becomes entangled with competing movie theaters where the crowds are drawn mostly by the skills of the dramatic interpreters rather than the movies themselves.

    This movie, created by Masayuki Suo, Nozomi de Lencquesaing and Sôsuke Ikematsu, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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