Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only to heartbreak. Finally, inspired by an unselfish co-worker, he turns his efforts to bringing happiness to others by building a playground in a dreary slum neighborhood. When the park is finally completed, he is able to face death with peaceful acceptance.Ikiru featuring Takashi Shimura and Haruo Tanaka is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 4 others. It's a drama movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.3 (60,940 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#25 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#82 Ranked in Political Movies
#405 Ranked in Drama Movies
Ikiru has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.3 (60,940 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.