Movies like The Man on the Wall

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The Man on the Wall (1982)
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The Man on the Wall (1982)
Original name: Der Mann auf der Mauer
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
Plot: cheating wife, border guard, border, cold war, jealousy, smuggling, taxi driver, stasi, couples, berlin wall, jail, a vision, border crossing, weirdo, iron curtain, passport, separation, culture clash, ransom, bus trip, hiding place, binoculars, ham radio, adulteress
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, gdr, east berlin east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and tense films with plots about female nudity, berlin wall, nudity (full frontal - brief), politics, jealousy, infidelity and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man on the Wall: Westler (1985), One Night in Berlin (2011), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), Never Mind the Wall (2001), Cold Summer (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Westler (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, curfew, lgbt, cold war, homosexual love, escape, homosexual, communism, gay bar, love, gay crush, slaughterhouse ...
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
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95%
One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: past, nazi, berlin wall, separation, inheritance, stasi
Place: german democratic republic, germany, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Wall - The Final Days (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.
Plot: stasi, soldier, police, german reunification, nationalism, border crossing, berlin wall, border, german, intercourse, male female relationship, screaming ...
Time: year 1989
Place: german democratic republic, germany, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Never Mind the Wall (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love with each other, but the regime "takes care" of their relationship, ...
Plot: berlin wall, stasi, punk rock, teenage crush, strong female character, strong female lead, punk music, sex, female nudity, punk, female director
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, german democratic republic, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 170
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: berlin wall, fear, escape, military, family relations, separation, border, smuggling, thief, barbed wire, danger, sweat ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Berlin Is in Germany (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, humorous, serious
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, estrangement, society, social differences, friendship, prisoner, berlin wall, unsociability, jail, bittersweet, german reunification ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 31
Der Blaue (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this German political drama, an ex-Stasi agent encounters an old friend whom he may have betrayed after his friend tried to escape East Germany. The former East German agent is Otto Skrodt who after many years is about to be promoted in the ...
Plot: stasi, agent, german reunification, intrigue, female nudity, disguise, nudity (full frontal - brief), clandestine
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Style: parody
Plot: border, male nudity, separation, skinny dipping, propaganda, politics, man in underwear, nudity (full frontal - brief), nude swimming, humiliation, swan, embarrassment ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Die Nachrichten (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still missing
Plot: stasi, journalist, bureaucracy, television, career, politics, secret police, media, suicide, memories, archive, stripper ...
Time: 90s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, culture clash, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Director Robert Siodmak's 1962 film, inspired by true events, is about an East Berlin resident who attempts to escape to West Berlin with his family and girlfriend through a secret underground tunnel.
Plot: berlin wall, family relations, cold war, rehearsal, death, trust, police, friendship, neighbor, baby, tunnel, cold war era ...
Time: 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
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71%
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, stasi, introspection, power relations, confined, who to trust, lovers apart, secret service, society, life is a bitch, fascism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, europe, german democratic republic, northern germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Knife in the Head (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, self discovery, infidelity, vengeance, dishonesty, mystery, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: divorce, berlin wall, socialism, friendship, german reunification, architect, career, secret police, communism, gender roles, architecture, resistance ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Swingers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nicolas (Sébastien Boivin) lives a rather harmonious relationship with Valérie (Natasha M. Leroux), punctuated visits to a swinger club of the city. During a supper with two couples of friends, the audacious Valerie reveals her desire to introduce ...
Style: captivating
Plot: cheating wife, open marriage, open relationship, friendship, jealous husband, swinger party, infidelity, extramarital affair, swinger, jealousy, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, human spirit, political unrest, couples, politics, architect, against the odds, rebelliousness, redemption, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, germany, europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
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Stop Train 349 (1963)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roaring across the danger zone of europe...A sealed international express, with a human cargo that can explode a continent!
Plot: cold war, train, train travel, border, stowaway, iron curtain, refugee, manhunt
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, starting over, social decay, family relations, hopes, society, haunted by the past, friendship, love triangle, single mother, suspicion, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, german democratic republic, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.2
 829
The Pointsman (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman gets off a train by mistake and finds herself stranded alone with a peculiar man who doesn't even speak her language.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, tense, surreal ...
Plot: train, isolation, odd couple, opposites attract, confined, romance, culture clash, couples, weirdo, female nudity, sex, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Persona Non Grata in his homeland, protest singer Klaus Drittemann must leave East Berlin, his wife and child and emigrate to West Berlin, where the representatives of an American record company are eagerly waiting for him. They plan to exploit his ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: berlin wall, politics, journalist, singer, unemployment, innocence lost, terminal illness, idealism, urban ghetto life, political unrest, culture clash, social differences ...
Place: east germany, england, germany, europe, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: morocco, germany, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Green Hat (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sexually frustrated policeman starts investigating the doings of his wife.
Plot: cheating wife, prostitute, impotence, cuckold, adultery, male nudity, sexual frustration, jealousy, bank robbery, suicide, telephone call
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 96
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: realistic, sexy, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 691
Salmonberries (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young orphaned woman, named Kotzebue, is trying to find out who her parents are in the icy landscapes of Alaska. Kotzebue (K.d. Lang) is helped by a east-german librarian (Rosel Zech), whose husband was killed while fleeing from the GDR. Although ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: looking for love, social differences, couple relations, friendship, love affair, fall in love, human nature, infidelity, opposites attract, gender, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, berlin germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 18
Bonobo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A happily married young couple must carefully evaluate their relationship and trust in one another, plus own moral standing when a potentially seedy yet highly financial offer is presented to them in a time of recession.
Plot: jealousy, female nudity, marriage, infidelity, money, paranoia, greed, sex, love, prostitution, cheating wife, recession
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: West Berlin, 1974. The revolution didn't happen like it was supposed. Grischa, a 30-year-old actress dissatisfied with standard left-wing politics, interviews working women to find out how they deal with being both mothers and members of ...
Plot: childish behavior, nudity (full frontal - brief), pets, dog, divorce, politics, mother, feminism, abortion, working mom, female doctor, demonstration ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 966
Just a Gigolo (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: cabaret, prostitute, gigolo, couples, cons and scams, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sex, female nudity, male escort, nazi ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, berlin wall, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, escape, homosexual rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sleepwalking in Suburbia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Michelle Miller is a chronic sleepwalker. She and her husband Dan Miller are trying to have their first child after she had a miscarriage the year before. One night she sleepwalks into the bedroom of her neighbor Luke Williams while his wife Nancy ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: sleepwalker, extramarital affair, sleepwalking, adultery, infidelity, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, wife pregnant by another man, pregnant woman, star crossed lovers, relationship problems, nightmare ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 72
Bitter Sweet (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A young couple in love prepares to marry, but--contrary to the popular stereotype--the woman develops a classic case of "cold feet" and seeks the advice of an older man. In no position to offer solid counsel since his own marriage is ...
Style: erotic, touching, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, unhappy wife, couples, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity, betrayal, sexual relations, erotica, womanizer, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%