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Tokyo Story (1953)



Tokyo Story is often considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made. And if that doesn’t get you interested, the film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – the highest score of any film. The movie isn’t an explosions-and-robots action fest, but rather a slow and tender story of loneliness and mortality. Definitely worth a watch if you enjoy a more cerebral film.


Widely regarded as Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece, this early 1950s Japanese drama is a tender meditation on ageing, mortality and inter-generational tensions. When an elderly couple, Tomi and Shukishi (Chieko Higashiyama and Chishu Ryu), travel from their rural village home to Tokyo to visit their married son and daughter, their reception is disappointing.

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