1. The Taste of Tea (2004) – Taste of tea
The Taste of Tea The is a famous science fiction film of Japan. The Taste of Tea is a version of Fanny And Alexander that tells the story of a family’s daily life with different generations. This is considered to be the most worth seeing movie in the early 21st century
The Taste of Tea was built around the story of the Haruno family living in an old house in a sprawling, barren suburb of Tokyo. The family has six people all: 1 couple, 2 children, 1 grandfather and 1 uncle, each with their own story.
2. Linda Linda Linda (2005)
Linda Linda Linda is the musical film directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita ranked sixth in the list of the 10 best films of 2005 in Japan.
The film about a girl group born before the music festival of the school 3 days fell into a shortage of singers singing the main internal conflict. While the members were desperate, they stumbled across a Korean student who sang “Linda linda linda” for Blue Hearts and the group she sang for the group. They practiced together with many bad jokes, the group also understood each other and cross country friendship more thoroughly.
Due to exhaustive training they missed the festival and had to perform at the last minute but the four girls still played their best and won the hearts of audiences.
3. Water Flowers, Hanamizuki 2010
Hanamizuki is a song about love that faces time and distance. The film is based in Hokkaido Japan. Hirasawa Sae, a high school student, is not happy to grow up with both parents, when her father died when she was very young.
The flowering plant was planted when Sae’s childhood became his father’s identity, Sae always cherish the desire to succeed, so she constantly strives to pass a prestigious university in Tokyo.
4. Nobody Knows (2004) – Dare mo shiranai
From a true event of “four abandoned children in Sugamo” and during 15 years of persistent script development, director Hirokazu Kore-eda released Nobody Knows. “Nobody Knows” is about a mother and four children living in an apartment that no one else knows. Four children are hardly allowed out, not in school.
5. Memories of Matsuko (2006)
Memories of Matsuko in Vietnamese is Matsuko’s Memoirs produced based on the novel of the same name by Muneki Yamada. The film is the story of Matsuko Kawajiri’s life.