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: border guard, border, berlin wall, cold war, jealousy, taxi driver, stasi, smuggling, couples, separation, border crossing, a vision, jail, weirdo, passport, iron curtain, ransom, culture clash, adulteress, binoculars, ham radio
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west berlin west germany, east germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany

Most similar movies to The Man on the Wall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and touching films with plots about berlin wall, politics, friendship, female nudity, society, cold war and border mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Man on the Wall: Westler (1985), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), One Night in Berlin (2011), Stop Train 349 (1963), Never Mind the Wall (2001). 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, cold war, lgbt, curfew, love, escape, gay interest, homosexual, communism, gay bar
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany ...
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95%
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, kitsch, border, automatic rifle, screaming, border crossing, police, male female relationship, german reunification, berlin wall, intercourse ...
Time: year 1989
Place: german democratic republic, gdr, germany, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: berlin wall, past, inheritance, nazi, separation, stasi
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Stop Train 349 (1963)
Genre: Drama
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 ride, border, iron curtain, refugee, stowaway, manhunt
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, punk, teenage crush, stasi, female director, strong female lead, punk music, sex, female nudity, strong female character
Place: german democratic republic, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: separation, danger, berlin wall, barbed wire, family relations, military, sweat, thief, escape, fear, wall, smuggling ...
Time: year 1961, 60s, 1960s
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Berlin Is in Germany (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 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, humorous, emotional, serious
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, estrangement, society, social differences, friendship, prisoner, unsociability, berlin wall, jail, bittersweet, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Plot: border, male nudity, separation, propaganda, taking off pants, nude swimming, politics, skinny dipping, political party, german reunification, strip search, parody ...
Time: 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, east germany, east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, politics, self discovery, terrorism, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Die Nachrichten (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still missing
Plot: stasi, suicide, politics, german reunification, memories, stripper, archive, secret police, reminiscence, career, bureaucracy, journalist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching, sincere
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, save the day, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: family relations, berlin wall, cold war, desertion, accusation, family reunited, excavation, model airplane, german shepherd, barbed wire, baby, shooting ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, gdr, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 102 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, socialism, berlin wall, friendship, partnership, gender roles, architecture, parenting, communism, german reunification, architect, self fulfillment ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 539
Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: communism, family, attempted rape, female nudity, countryside
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: captivating, serious, contemplative, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, politics, danger, human spirit, political unrest, couples, architect, violence, rebelliousness, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, germany, europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, introspection, confined, power relations, lovers apart, who to trust, secret service, society, life is a bitch, fascism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, frogman
Place: east germany, germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, starting over, social decay, hopes, family relations, society, haunted by the past, friendship, love triangle, intergenerational friendship, single mother, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, east germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany, France
Duration: 111 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: realistic, serious
Plot: berlin wall, politics, singer, journalist, terminal illness, working class, culture clash, idealism, urban ghetto life, introspection, innocence lost, captivity ...
Place: east germany, europe, england, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: offbeat, sexual, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, train, odd couple, opposites attract, romance, confined, culture clash, couples, language barrier, very little dialogue, weirdo, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 157
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, border crossing, immigration, emigration, german, friendship, boy, little boy, immigrants, baltic sea, emigrant, single mother ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, west germany, german democratic republic, germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 558
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: atmospheric, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: opposites attract, social differences, love affair, couple relations, human nature, looking for love, fall in love, infidelity, friendship, couples, iron curtain, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: female director, tape recording, dog, demonstration, feminism, tape recorder, interview, actor, film within a film, noise, shower, sex scene ...
Time: 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 768
Halam Geldi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Halam Geldi"(My Aunt has Arrived) does not just tell a story in the Greek village of Northern Cyprus, where the sounds of the Ezan is accompanied by the church bells, it also underlines a tradition in Anatolia; the drama of child brides. ...
Plot: menstruation, child bride, school, secret, teenage girl, border crossing, handicapped, arranged marriage, tradition, escape, tank, binoculars ...
Place: cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, politics, moral dilemma, racism, youth, obsession, survival, prison life, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Spider's Web (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar ...
Plot: peasant, rise to power, infidelity, shooting, friend, brutality, immorality, female nudity, polish, jewish, extramarital affair, businessman ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, life sentence, family problems, estrangement, family relations, crime and punishment, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, emotional, family saga
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love, husband wife relationship, dancing, jealousy, homecoming, rivalry, brother brother relationship, society, couples, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.
Plot: actress playing herself, spy, autobiography, defector, cold war, iron curtain, espionage
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: german reunification, disguise, intrigue, agent, female nudity, stasi, clandestine
Place: gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
After Midnight (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Political drama shows the denunciation and persecution of the 19-year-old Sanne in the Nazi state. After she falls in love with her cousin, Sanne is betrayed by her jealous aunt to the Gestapo.
Style: political
Plot: cousin, aunt, mother, politics, betrayal, pursuit, gestapo, jealousy, love, accusation, nudity (full frontal - brief), nazi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%