Movies like Wings of Desire

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Wings of Desire (1987)
 8.1
 57K
Wings of Desire (1987)
Original name: Der Himmel über Berlin
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed in black and white and with a feeling of celebrating life.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, touching, serious, stylized, gloomy, meditative, cerebral, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, library, berlin wall, circus, dream, mortality, temptation, poet, diary, desire, supernatural romance, self discovery, romance, fall in love, german, love and romance, redemption, impossible love, fish out of water, unfulfillment, couples, existentialism, supernatural, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany

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Most similar movies to Wings of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, reflective, serious and enigmatic films with plots about loneliness, love and romance, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, life philosophy and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Wings of Desire: Meet Joe Black (1998), Faraway, So Close! (1993), City of Angels (1998), What Dreams May Come (1998), Edward Scissorhands (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 193K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, angel, romance, doctor, father daughter relationship, love at first sight ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rescue, angel, afterlife, redemption, black market, human nature, friends, righting the wronged, fish out of water, crimes, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, berlin germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 106K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, angel, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, fish out of water, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, heaven and hell, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, philosophical, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, redemption, family relations, true love, loss of child, parents and children, husband wife reunion, love, painting, angel, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, life philosophy, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, age difference, existentialism, supernatural romance ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, paris france, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, scissors, romance, inventor, fall in love, freak, suburbs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 30K
Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: semi serious, melancholic, philosophical, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, romance, fall in love, gangsters, french, disorder, suicide attempt, love story, life philosophy, pimp, low self esteem, loneliness ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love and romance, love story, miraculous event, loneliness, love, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: aging, elderly, hospital, identity, lightning, doctor, fountain of youth, suicidal, amnesia, supernatural ability, miraculous event, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 7K
Passion Play (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: musician, angel, fall in love, romance, redemption, love affair, desert, danger, down on your luck, unlikely couple, wings, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 5K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, boredom ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, normandy, paris france, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, love affair, rise and fall, fall in love, love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, blind character, painting, beggar, love story ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, romance, immigrants, fall in love, german, wife husband relationship, unsociability, parent child relationship, urban, unlikely couple, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 18K
Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, water, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, widow, widower, school, fall in love, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 390K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, destructive relationship, life turned upside down, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, offbeat, philosophical, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, musician, immortality, lovers reunited, true love, family relations, love, supernatural, love and romance, human nature, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 4K
Lola (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: prostitution, performer's life, idealism, province, corruption, brothel, redemption, couple relations, love affair, showbiz, righting the wronged, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 535
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, impossible love, love affair, social differences, tragic love, lovers reunited, terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 33K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, clever ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, adultery, prostitute, musician, jealousy, new wave, love, romance, promiscuity, german ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, illegal immigrant, hospital, poet, bus, human nature, on the road, ocean or sea, master and servant, self discovery, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Short Film About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: sexual, realistic, clever, serious, bleak ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, passionate interest, stalking, obsession, love, voyeurism, polish, fall in love, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 15K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, urban, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 195K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, teenage love, depression, alternate reality, surrealism, romance, love affair, life changing experience, parallel world, postmodernism, philosophy ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 28K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, romance, self discovery, looking for love, duel, unemployment, city life, love and romance, urban, couples, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, sex, jealousy, cloud, nightmare, dream, magic, skyscraper, artist, imagination, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, france, europe, latin america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 12K
Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: transsexual, immortality, poet, switching roles, queen elizabeth i, nobility, androgyny, looking for love, gender bending, gender, painting, queen ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%