Movies like Wings of Desire

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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, psychological, surreal, touching, serious, stylized, gloomy, meditative, lyrical, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, supernatural romance, library, mortality, circus, berlin wall, dream, temptation, poet, diary, desire, 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: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany

Most similar movies to Wings of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, melancholic and stylized films with plots about love and romance, romance, love, dialogue, storytelling, loneliness and mentor 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.
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 7.2
 188K
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, talky ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, afterlife, millionaire, dealing with death, family relations, angel, romance, doctor, father daughter relationship, love at first sight ...
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, 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 ⇓
84%
 6.7
 104K
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, afterlife, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, life philosophy, odd, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, english channel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, surreal, touching, philosophical, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, redemption, angel, loss of child, true love, family relations, painting, rescue, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ 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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social misfits, loneliness, tragic hero, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, injustice, scissors, romance, inventor, freak ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 29K
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, supernatural romance, french, disorder, suicide attempt, love story, life philosophy, pimp, low self esteem ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, miraculous event, love and romance, loneliness, romance, love story, impossible love, destiny, couple relations, love, aging, immortal ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1981, year 1937, year 1954
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 380K
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, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: aging, elderly, hospital, lightning, doctor, identity, fountain of youth, suicidal, amnesia, supernatural ability, miraculous event, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, uplifting
Plot: musician, angel, wings, fall in love, romance, musician's life, redemption, desert, circus, love affair, down on your luck, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, France, Greece, USA, Cyprus
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: atmospheric, offbeat, melancholic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, musician, immortality, lovers reunited, true love, family relations, supernatural, love and romance, human nature, blood, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1968, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hotel, obsession, playwright, romance, hypnosis, ghost, love triangle, love affair, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: immortality, transsexual, poet, switching roles, looking for love, gender bending, gender, painting, nobility, androgyny, queen elizabeth i, queen ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 3K
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: romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, new wave, love triangle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 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 ⇓
25%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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, sexual ...
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, paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 48K
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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, imaginary, angel, supernatural ability, power of love, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, irish, impossible love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: It is the fantastic story of Leopoldo, a lonely film projectionist who has invented a machine to record his dreams. Through a series of odd events, Leopoldo discovers that he is the reincarnation of one of the inventors of cinema, and that a woman ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, reincarnation, human nature, romance, couple relations, magic, impossible love, supernatural romance, true love, destiny, haunted by the past, memory loss ...
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, diary, dealing with death, romance, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, couples, supernatural, supernatural romance, death in the family, miraculous event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 126K
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, serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, time travel, impossible love, architect, romance, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, letter, love letter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, widow, widower, fall in love, school, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: birthday, death, friendship, uncle nephew relationship, jealousy, immortality, aunt nephew relationship, farm, passion, children, homecoming, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.1
 3K
Bird People (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An overstressed American businessman and a French chambermaid make a connection at an airport hotel in Paris.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: airport, hotel, starting over, hopes, supernatural, romance, supernatural romance, cause and meaning, love and romance, unfulfillment, programmer, sparrow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love affair, siblings relations, supernatural, afterlife, death in the family, haunted by the past, love and romance, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, ridiculous, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural romance, immortality, young lovers, romance, impossible love, rivalry, youth, couples, friends, protective parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 328
Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, elderly lovers, romance, self discovery, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, immigrants, mysterious character, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Virgin of Lust (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, Mexico, Portugal
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia Wilson, a masked wrestler who slept with her ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, cafe, prostitute, assassination attempt, romance, virgin, destructive relationship, addiction, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 481
Alegria (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: circus, fall in love, prison, actor's life, romance, dancer's life, performer's life, love triangle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, criminal heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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