Wings of Desire (1987) Poster


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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Citizen Kane (1941)
Columbo (1971) (TV Series)
There are many references to Peter Falk as Columbo.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Damiel wish he could feed his cat after a long day just like Philip Marlowe

Referenced in 

Madonna: Bad Girl (1993) (Video)
Walken's angel character is an inspiration from this film.
At the Movies: The Game/The End of Violence/L.A. Confidential/The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The End of Violence" review.
Making Angels (1998) (Video)
mentioned in documentary
Bad Company (1999)
Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us (2003) (Video)
This is the making-of the film documentary.
Wings (2003) (Short)
Wim Wenders' thoughtful angels are revealed to have their own very human hang-ups
See This Movie (2004)
Jake mistakenly calls this film "Wings of Fire."
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Trans Parent (2004) (TV Episode)
This episode borrows several elements from Der Himmel über Berlin such as Batou standing on the shoulder of the statue and walking around in Berlin being invisible.
Alanis Morissette: Guardian (2012) (Video)
This video is a tip of the hat to Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire - it is the 25th anniversary of the film having been released.
The Debridement of Rome (2012) (Short)
Film begins with a quote from Curt Bois' character.
Life Itself (2014)
Movie listed on Ebert's website.
Dancing Arabs (2014)
Eyad and Naomi see this movie at the theatre
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf (Wim Wenders box-set).
I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!! (2015) (Short)
It's on Matt Groening's list of his 100 favourite things.
Mia Madre (2015)
Movie poster can be seen.
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Jehnny Beth.
Les Feuilles Mortes (2017) (Short)
Similar philosophies and homage's to the film are made

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. #7 on Roger Ebert's top-ten list.
U2: Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (1993) (Video)
The plot, characters and clips from the film are featured in the music video.
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
A clip from this film is shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Roger's segment
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (2011)
extracts from the film Wings of Desire
TCM Guest Programmer: Debra Winger (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
What Is Cinema? (2013)
Clips shown
20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
Clip seen; credited as "Wings of Desire"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Successful Foreign Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Wings of Desire is #9.
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (2015) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Brows Held High: Mr. Nobody and Living in Bad Faith (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
A Paixão de JL (2015)
Scenes are presented
Peter Handke: Bin im Wald. Kann sein, dass ich mich verspäte... (2016)
Some scenes from the movie are shown here.
The Space Between Us (2017)
Scenes are used. Asa Butterfield is watching this film while living on Mars. He states a German scientist left a copy of it the month previous before returning to Earth.

Spoofed in 

Begleiter (2006) (Short)
substitutes main charcter with a dog, includes dialogue from original, imitates visual style of original

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