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, meditative, psychological, surreal, touching, stylized, gloomy, serious, cerebral, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, poet, temptation, diary, desire, berlin wall, circus, library, dream, mortality, german, supernatural romance, supernatural, impossible love, love and romance, self discovery, fictional reality, fall in love, couples, redemption, fish out of water, unfulfillment, romance, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, 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, serious, reflective and stylized films with plots about love and romance, loneliness, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, relationships and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Wings of Desire: Meet Joe Black (1998), Faraway, So Close! (1993), Summer (1986), City of Angels (1998), What Dreams May Come (1998). 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, sentimental, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, supernatural, love at first sight, doctor, angel, romance ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, psychological, serious, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rescue, black market, afterlife, angel, redemption, fish out of water, save the world, gangsters, crimes, love and romance, hopes, cold war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: realistic, talky, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, couples, human nature, fall in love, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, seaside ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, supernatural romance, afterlife, fall in love, romance, fish out of water, heaven and hell, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, inspirational, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, true love, husband wife reunion, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, child as adult, hopes, supernatural romance, life philosophy, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, 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, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, impossible love, tragic hero, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, freak, surrealism, inventor, scissors, injustice ...
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, french, fall in love, gangsters, disorder, suicide attempt, supernatural romance, low self esteem, pimp, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, love, miraculous event, loneliness, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1937, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: aging, elderly, hospital, suicidal, identity, lightning, doctor, fountain of youth, love and romance, imaginary, romance, miraculous event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, love affair, danger, redemption, fall in love, romance, desert, unlikely couple, down on your luck, wings, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, fall in love, impossible love, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, rise and fall, life is a bitch, painting, blind character, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, couples, human nature, lovers reunited, filmmaking, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, looking for love, couples, school, train, widower, widow, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, older woman younger man relationship, german, romance, immigrants, misfit, social differences, urban, human nature, couple relations, love and romance ...
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, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, save the world, poet, countryside, couples, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, new wave, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, musician, true love, love, lovers reunited, immortality, family relations, love and romance, supernatural, blood, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: clever, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, urban, infidelity, memory loss, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 4K
Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, diary, hopes, death in the family, couples, family relations, supernatural, love and romance, dealing with death, miraculous event, reincarnation, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: stylized, realistic, tense, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, artists and showbiz, fall in love, love and romance, redemption, performer's life, hopes, post war, idealism, femme fatale, bribery, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, tragic love, social differences, impossible love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 87K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural, supernatural ability, dealing with death, loss of loved one, tragic event, loss of family member, family problems, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, london, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: talky, atmospheric, sexy, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, promiscuity, german, adultery, jealousy, prostitute, musician, new wave, romance, love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 128K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, architect, impossible love, romance, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, letter, time, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 49K
Winter's Tale (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, imaginary, supernatural ability, good versus evil, power of love, angel, danger, romance, reincarnation, impossible love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, illegal immigrant, hospital, on the road, bus, ocean or sea, refugees, human nature, master and servant, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, witty, tense ...
Plot: transsexual, immortality, poet, painting, queen elizabeth i, androgyny, nobility, gender, looking for love, gender bending, switching roles, queen ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, middle east, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%