We’ve all dreamt of running away from your family and the society with that one person who means the world to you. It feels almost dreamy and surreal to think of such a moment happening in your life. It has been a running theme in many of the films and while some direct its focus to the emotion of love, others use it as a background to tell more ambitious stories. It can be quite thrilling, exciting, emotional or perhaps even violent. Here is a list that compiles 15 of the best lovers on the run movies.
15. Monster (2003)
Few films have the power to devastate you in its emotional rawness and painful honesty. ‘Monster’ is one of those films. The film is based on the real life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for murdering sex men and depicts her relationship with her girlfriend Selby Wall. They are deeply in love with each other and dream about having a life together and run away from the society but as the news of the murders she committed gets flashed across the newspapers, Selby begins to suspect her. Aileen tries to justify the murders as self-defense but their relationship is destroyed forever as Aileen is arrested on the charges and is later sentenced to death as Selby testifies against her.
14. The Sugarland Express (1974)