The ‘Before‘ Trilogy by Richard Linklater is a perfect take of connecting with strangers instantly. The philosophical track which leads to romance is Linklater’s signature of creating cinema. Some films does not demand great actions and twist-and-turns. To make a film great, emphasizes on strong dialogues are enough. The film grows along the time with different future ideas of the characters and they want their lives to turn out. These kind of films inspire audience and help them to connect to the characters.
Therefore, below are some films that would give you ‘Before‘ Trilogy vibes.
1. Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)
Director- Jim Jarmusch
There are eleven different vignettes to choose from. Celebrities play semi-fictionalized versions of themselves in each film. It takes place in a food service establishment with coffee/tea and cigarettes. Beyond the topic of conversation that brought them together, they frequently discuss coffee and cigarettes, which more often than not implies that coffee and cigarettes. To extension caffeine and nicotine, are unhealthy, especially if they are the only foods consumed at lunch. The Lee family, cousinhood, celebrity worship, the relationship between medical and musical vocations, and Nikola Tesla’s theory that the Earth is an acoustic conductor are all reoccurring themes. In all cases, getting together for coffee/tea and cigarettes serves as a bridge to overcome disagreements and/or makes unpleasant situations less so.
2. Tape (2001)
Director- Richard Linklater
Based on a three-character, one-act play, Tape is set entirely in Room 19 of a seedy motel in Lansing, Michigan rented by Vince, an ill-tempered, outgoing party animal/drug dealer who is visited by his old high school friend Jon, a documentary filmmaker, where they pass the time reminiscing about the good old times, which take a turn when Vince records their conversation, with Jon admitting to a possible date-rape of Vince’s.
3. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Director- Nora Ephron
Annie Reed, a Baltimore Sun reporter, keeps persuading herself that her relationship and impending marriage to her ailing fiancé, Walter, is the best thing that could happen to her. Despite her desire to have a grand romance like her new favorite film, An Affair to Remember (1957). Sam Baldwin, the precocious eight-year-old son of the widowed parent, takes matters into his own hands. He calls a late-night radio talk show, concerned about his insomniac and still single father. on the other side of the country, tired of seeing his father still reeling from the untimely loss of his wife. Annie, like hundreds of other happy and protective women across America. She has an uncontrollable need to meet the hurting stranger with the gorgeous voice in person.
4. Two Days In Paris (2007)
Director- Julie Deply
2 Jours – 2 Days chronicles two days in the life of a New York-based couple, Marion, a French photographer, and Jack, an American interior designer, as they try to rekindle their romance by taking a holiday in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn’t go as planned since they both had gastroenteritis. For Paris, they have larger expectations. Marion’s domineering non-English-speaking parents, flirty ex-boyfriends, and Jack’s fixation with photographing every renowned Parisian cemetery and insistence that French condoms are too small add fuel to the fire.
5. In The Mood For Love (2000)
Director- Wong Kar- Wai
Two neighbours, Mr Chow and Mrs Chan, gradually discover that their spouses are having an affair against the backdrop of a bustling 1962 Hong Kong. A noisy, cramped apartment complex. The lithe Mrs Chan and the morosely gorgeous Mr Chow, whose fine beliefs and rigid morals have been marred by betrayal’s bitter stain. They are now strive to understand—and hold at away bottled-up emotions, suppression, and loneliness. As result, bound by their great convictions and inflexible morality. However, when both find themselves powerless in the face of love’s catalytic force, a silently passionate undercurrent of inexpressible emotion begins to creep up on them.
6. Our Souls At Night
Director- Ritesh Batra
Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbour, Louis Waters, in Holt, Colorado (Robert Redford). Her husband and wife both died years ago, and they’d lived in the same tiny town for decades but had no touch. Their children (Matthias Schoenaerts and Judy Greer) reside in separate houses and are all alone. Addie wants to develop a connection and make the most of the time they have together.