We adore a good love story, a film so romantic that the end will bring tears to your eyes. Our top indie romances include Richard Linklater's two-part French-American slacker love story Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, David Lynch's Wild At Heart, and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation.
The second part of Richard Linklater's long-term, long-distance romance between Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke is full of sorrow and regret, and the pitch-perfect ending is all the sweeter for it. Talky, improvised, and real, the film is a milestone for the aging Generation X.
The better known True Romance is but a pale rip-off of David Lynch's larger-than-life love story of Sailor and Lula, the couple Nick Cage and Laura Dern were born to play. On their transcontinental escape from Lula's vicious mother (Diane Ladd), they run right into the arms of wicked Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe). In between, they get drunk in New Orleans, make love with colorful dissolves, and freak-dance in the desert.
We still don't know what Bill Murray whispered into Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of their comically surreal stay in Japan, but we're prepared to bet good money that it was absolutely perfect.
Sex! Cinema! Revolution! Bernardo Bertolucchi gets to the heart of teenage passion; his gorgeous cast -- Eva Green, Louis Garrel and Michael Pitt -- experience first love in the bath tub and on the kitchen floor.
8. Trust (1990)
One chaotic day in Manhattan: Elizabeth Banks makes peace with her mother, faces the truth about her gay fiance, and by night's end, she finds love. The romantic ending of Heights is breathtaking.
A walking suicide, Zia (Patrick Fugart) finally meets the girl of his dreams (Shannyn Sossaman). The only problem is they are both dead. The hipster girl expelled her last breath in an unintentional drug over dose. In Goran Dukic's dark comedy, these lost souls find each other -- and maybe with that find connection, try to find a way out of eternal limbo.