Movies like Wings of Desire

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Wings of Desire (1987)
 8.0
 63K
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: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious, lyrical, cerebral, compassionate, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, mortality, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, supernatural, romance, fall in love, supernatural romance, poet, fish out of water, unfulfillment, love, philosophy, world war two, temptation, friendship, afterlife, berlin wall, library, circus, humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, 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, visually appealing, serious and sexy films with plots about love and romance, romance, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, relationships and life philosophy 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), The Science of Sleep (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 211K
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, philosophical, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, afterlife, family relations, millionaire, life & death, love at first sight, supernatural, mentor, impossible love ...
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, contemplative, serious, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: rescue, black market, angel, catastrophe, redemption, love and romance, gangsters, save the world, crimes, going straight, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 6K
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, contemplative, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, romance, friends, couples, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, youth, falling in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 112K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fallen angel, fish out of water, life & death, human nature, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
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, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary, young man, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, touching, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love, immortality, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, life & death, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1981, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 32K
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, philosophical, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, low self esteem, loneliness, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, love story, disorder, suicide attempt, pimp ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, life philosophy, redemption, family relations, painting, life & death, paradise, parents and children, angel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: captivating, philosophical, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, life philosophy, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: fountain of youth, danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, supernatural ability, secret identity, new identity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: male nudity, love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, lovers reunited, filmmaking, couples, fall in love ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, new york, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 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, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Plot: musician, angel, redemption, fall in love, love affair, danger, romance, unlikely couple, desert, down on your luck, wings, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 418K
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: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, supernatural, youth, dangerous attraction, fall in love, supernatural romance, teenage love, couples, true love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, melancholic, stylized, gloomy, artsy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, blood, musician, goth, immortality, supernatural romance, lovers reunited, supernatural, love, family relations, true love, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 27K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, supernatural, pilot, true love, romance, starting over, rescue, tragic hero, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, romance, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, losing-it hero, dishonesty, infidelity, destructive relationship, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: feel good, touching, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, blind character, painting, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 24K
Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: meditative, serious, touching, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, couples, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 51K
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: stylized, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, supernatural ability, imaginary, power of love, angel, good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, danger, romance ...
Time: 19th century, year 2014
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 37K
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, sexy, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, german, promiscuity, world war one, prostitute, jealousy, adultery, musician, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nina is totally heartbroken at the death of her boyfriend Jamie, but is even more unprepared for his return as a ghost. At first it's almost as good as it used to be - hey, even the rats that infested her house have disappeared. But Jamie ...
Style: touching, witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love, death, cello, river thames, rat, bittersweet, romance, impossible love, fall in love, love affair ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 455
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 90K
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, serious, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, dealing with death, tragic event, loss of loved one, survivor, loss of family member, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 562
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, tragic love, love affair, couples, cliche, bittersweet, society, love and romance, unfulfillment, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 138K
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, romantic, sweet, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love and romance, romance, impossible love, time, architect, supernatural, unlikely relationship, supernatural romance, letter, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: manipulation, friendship, money, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, family relations, impossible love, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence, london, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 193K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, love story, psychic power, psychic, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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