10 best movies like The Great Passage (2013)

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The Great Passage 2013
Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems. Will ‘The Great Passage’ ever be completed?
List of the best movies like The Great Passage (2013): You & Me, The Sea Is Watching, Sayonara, Tokyo!, Ilo Ilo, Tokyo Family, A Scene at the Sea, Emperor, All This, and Heaven Too, I Give My First Love to You.

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You & Me (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration00:45

Nakamura Aoi stars as a young aspiring manga artist who's able to deal with loneliness and separation from his family through the companionship of an American Shorthair cat named Gin-o-gou.

The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan

Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the warnings of her fellow workers, particularly Kikuno and the brothel's owner, O-Shin falls in love with the samurai.

Sayonara (1957)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

Tokyo! (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryFrance, Japan, South Korea, Germany
Duration01:47

Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by Gondry (France), Carax (France) and Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and trans-/super- natural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.

Ilo Ilo (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySingapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Duration01:39

Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.

Tokyo Family (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryJapan

In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few departures from Ozu’s masterpiece in order to update the story of ageing couple Shukichi and Tomiko to present day Japan. Once again, the pair decides to leave their quiet lives in the country to pay a visit to their children and grandchildren in Tokyo. Once there, they discover that neither their oldest son, a doctor named Koichi, nor their eldest daughter Shigeko - who runs a beauty parlour - has time for them: both are too busy attending to their everyday concerns. Even the youngest son went his own way. The old couple feel lonely and bewildered in the fast-paced metropolis.

A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan

When deaf garbage man Shigeru (Kurôdo Maki) finds a broken surfboard on one of his runs, it piques his curiosity, even though he has no experience with surfing. So he repairs the board and, with loyal girlfriend Takako (Hiroko Oshima), who also is deaf, he sets out to learn how to ride the waves. He goes through mishaps and the locals mock him. But, with the help of a shop owner who once was a surfing legend, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community.

Emperor (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:45

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.

I Give My First Love to You (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan
Duration02:02

As a child Takuma is diagnosed with a heart condition that requires care from a cardiologist. He soon becomes friends with his doctors young daughter Mayu while being treated at the hospital. One day Mayu overhears her father saying that Takumas condition is serious enough that he most likely wont live beyond the age of 20. Takuma isn't aware of this himself, however, so at 8-years-old he makes a promise to marry Mayu when they turn 20. Later in life, Takuma becomes aware that he wont be able to keep this promise and he begins distancing himself from Mayu in hopes of protecting her.

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Ikiru (1952)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryJapan

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.

Silk (2007)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47

Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.

Architecture 101 (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:58

When Seung Min was on his first year at the Academy of Architecture, he met Seo Yeon. She was a musician student, and Seung Min totally fell in love with her. Years have passed, and now he meets Seo Yeon again - she asks him to rebuild her father's old house.

Amour (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
Duration02:07

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Eureka (2000)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryJapan, France

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking take a road trip together. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose.

Like Someone in Love (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryJapan, France

An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty four hours bears no relation to the circumstances of their encounter.

Drowning Love (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan

Natsume Mochizuki works as a teen model in Tokyo, but she learns that she has to move to her father's hometown of Ukigumo. She is in a desperate situation because she can't do the things she wants to do in Ukigumo. One day, she meets Koichiro Hasegawa. He is the successor of the Hasegawa family. His family is wealthy and is respected in the area. Natsume Mochizuki and Koichiro Hasegawa become attracted to each other, but something changes their fate.

Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:54

The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class divide and parental disapproval, romance blooms against turbulent times.

Guilty of Romance (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan

A detective probes the brutal murder of a woman in a red light district while a housewife hides her double life as a prostitute from her husband.

Kano (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryTaiwan

A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

Diana (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Sweden, Belgium
Duration01:52

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana campaigns against the use of land mines and has a secret love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon.

Tony Takitani (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:16

When technical illustrator Tony Takitani asks his wife to resist her all-consuming obsession for designer clothes, the consequences are tragic.

Street of Shame (1956)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryJapan

The personal tales of various sex workers who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Manam (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:43

A married couple die in an accident, leaving behind a son. As he grows up and becomes successful, he comes across reincarnations of his father and mother as youngsters, and vows to bring them back together.

Invincible (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Tilt (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBulgaria, Germany
Duration01:34

TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?

Happy Together (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryHong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration01:36

A gay couple takes a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead begins drifting even further apart.

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:15

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

April Story (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan

In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she is asked to reveal why she wanted to go there in the first place.




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