Top 10 awesome movies like The Long Excuse that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching The Long Excuse 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 Miwa Nishikawa, Masahiro Motoki and Pistol Takehara . Here goes the list -

  1. Girls for Keeps
  2. 14 That Night
  3. Moon and Thunder
  4. Spark
  5. Suzuki sensei
  6. Metro ni notte
  7. Close-Knit
  8. Visitors
  9. The Land of Rain Trees
  10. La maison de Himiko
  1. Girls for Keeps

    Girls for Keeps

    Working nine to five to make ends meet, put food on the table, meet attractive men and look chic is the goal of four gossiping women who have lives, jobs, families, sex in the city, gossip and desperation. The film takes us through their lives as we watch and see what happens of lovers, admirers, mothers, employees and fashionable citizens.

    This movie, created by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Karina and Kumiko Asô, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. 14 That Night

    14 That Night

    Life in the village may seem monotonous to a junior high school student. Local bullies are trouble and parents are annoying. Then one exciting day in 1987 Takashi hears a rumour that a porn star called Kyoko is visiting the village to sign autographs at the local video store - and it happens to be the one he frequents. Takashi and his friends have something for which to be excited.

    This movie, created by Shin Adachi, Nana Asakawa and Taka Guadalcanal, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Moon and Thunder

    Moon and Thunder

    As a child Yasuko lived in a house without a mother. She was abandoned and never had that certain thing that growing up with a mother gives one. Satoshi's mother dated Yasuko's late father. Satoshi visits Yasuko and has a tale to tell. Yasuko's life is going to be different from that day forward.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Ando, Eriko Hatsune and Kengo Kôra, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  4. Spark

    Spark

    Tokunaga is an unpopular comedian. He meets a senior comedian, Kamiya, who holds a strong faith in comedy. They struggle to move forward as comedians.

    This movie, created by Itsuji Itao, Ryô Katô and Shûji Kawatani, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  5. Suzuki sensei

    Suzuki sensei

    Following the Suzuki Sensei TV serial the movie depicts school teacher Suzuki Sensei wanting to be different and creating a perfect class and lessons for his students using his innovative method. The school is doing well with a student council, clubs, classes and then a schoolgirl is taken hostage.

    This movie, created by Hayato Kawai, Hiroki Hasegawa and Asami Usuda, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Metro ni notte

    Metro ni notte

    When Shinji Hasebe got off a subway, he finds himself in 1964 on the day of his brother's death. He travels between present and past and comes to know of his father's past. Going back to the past shows him the truth about his parents.

    This movie, created by Tetsuo Shinohara, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Takao Ohsawa, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Close-Knit

    Close-Knit

    One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio's mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay - A warm "knitting" reorganizes unconventional family.

    This movie, created by Naoko Ogigami, Mugi Kadowaki and Tôma Ikuta, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  8. Visitors

    Visitors

    Part of the Jeonju Digital Project, Visitors consists of three films from three different directors. "Lost in the Mountains," by Hong Sang Soo. "Koma" by Naomi Kawase, and "Butterflies have no Memories" by Lav Diaz.

    This movie, created by Lav Diaz, Yu-mi Jung and Kazuki Kitamura, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. The Land of Rain Trees

    The Land of Rain Trees

    Nobuyuki found a review website of his favorite book. He felt the same way as the website owner (Rika) about the book's story. Since then, he has interested in Rika with sensorineural hearingloss.

    This movie, created by Yoshishige Miyake, Mariya Nishiuchi and Yûta Tamamori, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  10. La maison de Himiko

    La maison de Himiko

    Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called Haruhiko. He claims to be the boyfriend of her estranged father, Himiko, who now runs a seaside rest home for elderly gays. He tells her that her father is dying of cancer. Saori still harbors resentment toward her father for abandoning her and her mother years ago. However, Haruhiko makes her a financial offer she can't refuse, and she agrees to go and work at House of Himiko.

    This movie, created by Isshin Inudô, Joe Odagiri and Ko Shibasaki, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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