Top 10 awesome movies like Tree Without Leaves that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Tree Without Leaves 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 Kaneto Shindô, Keiju Kobayashi and Nobuko Otowa . Here goes the list -

  1. Burakkubôdo
  2. The Strangling
  3. House of Sleeping Beauties
  4. A Distant Cry from Spring
  5. Ballad of a Worker
  6. Nyu jirando no wakadaishô
  7. The Eternal Rainbow
  8. Big Joys, Small Sorrows
  9. Red Beard
  10. Tsumiki kuzushi
  1. Burakkubôdo

    Burakkubôdo

    Black Board tells the story of middle school bullying taken to the point of homicide in this 1986 classic.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Terutake Tsuji and Nobuko Otowa, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. The Strangling

    The Strangling

    The men who surround and torment the young protagonist (demanding teacher, owner of the company that rapes his own daughter, despotic and uncompromising father) are opposed to women (victims of men) as embodiment of salvation.

    This movie, created by Kaneto Shindô, Kô Nishimura and Nobuko Otowa, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. House of Sleeping Beauties

    House of Sleeping Beauties

    About an establishment where old men pay to sleep besides young girls that had been narcotized and happen to be naked, the sleeping beauties. The old men are expected to take sleeping pills and share the bed for a whole night with a girl without attempting anything of bad taste like putting a finger inside their mouths.

    This movie, created by Hiroto Yokoyama, Yoshio Harada and Yuka Ohnishi, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. A Distant Cry from Spring

    A Distant Cry from Spring

    A mysterious stranger appears at the door of a farmhouse on a stormy night and asks for shelter. The young widow who owns the farm puts him up in the barn. At dawn, he helps to deliver a calf and, just as mysteriously and distantly, disappears down the road. In the spring, he returns to stay as a farmhand, gains the respect of the widow and the devotion of her young son, and begins to end their feelings of loneliness. When an intruder, in the person of a rich merchant, shows up and presses his attentions on the widow, the farmhand saves her from his attentions. But there is a mystery about where the stranger came from; and why, after winning the hearts of the widow and her son, he has to go away again.

    This movie, created by Yôji Yamada, Ken Takakura and Chieko Baishô, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Ballad of a Worker

    Ballad of a Worker

    After WWII, an ex-soldier and his wife spend their lives working at modest jobs to raise their son and put him through school.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Hideko Takamine and Keiji Sada, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. Nyu jirando no wakadaishô

    Nyu jirando no wakadaishô

    This movie, created by Jun Fukuda, Yûzô Kayama and Wakako Sakai, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. The Eternal Rainbow

    The Eternal Rainbow

    In a film that cuts across documentary and drama styles and features a who is who of Japanese cinema one sees an exploration of both the dynamics of an industrial behemoth, which operates its own independent environment, and societal dynamics in which workers and management and men and women are depicted as both resigned and ambitious.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Teiji Takahashi and Yoshiko Kuga, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  8. Big Joys, Small Sorrows

    Big Joys, Small Sorrows

    A lighthouse keeper and his family follow work from town to town, each time making new friends and receiving a visit from his troublesome father.

    This movie, created by Keisuke Kinoshita, Gô Katô and Hitoshi Ueki, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Red Beard

    Red Beard

    In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

    This movie, created by Akira Kurosawa, Toshirô Mifune and Yûzô Kayama, scores 8.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Tsumiki kuzushi

    Tsumiki kuzushi

    This movie, created by Kôsei Saitô, Noriko Watanabe and Ayumi Ishida, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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