How do 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street' measure up?
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Why it's better: "Before Sunrise" was a smart, swooning ode to the ephemerality of young love, but it wasn't a great film like "Sunset," which catches us up with Céline and Jesse nine years later in a near-real-time walk through Paris that is stunning for its natural rhythms and the way it so effortlessly reveals character through dialogue. And while it may not have made our list of the Top 25 tearjerkers, it most certainly ranks on mine; Céline's monologue on the bateau mouche ("You can never replace anyone") never fails in choking me up. And the ending? Oh, the ending. That final fade out slays me every time.
- Chris Eggertsen