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The Best Lovers on the Run Movies  

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If the title of this list made you immediately think of Bonnie and Clyde, you're in good company. These are the best lovers on the run movies and they come in a few different forms. Some are movies about criminal couples, others are about couples fighting against a world that has been unfair to them. They also span all genres from dramas to comedies. These films also often feature A-list stars who are attracted to the juicy roles such stories offer. Warren Beatty, Brad Pitt, and Drew Barrymore are just three examples of big-name actors who have appeared in these pictures. 

It's time to determine the greatest lovers on the lam films so vote up the top movies from the list below. If you don't see some of your favorite outlaw couple movies here, go ahead and add them. Don't forget to check back to see how other users are ranking your additions!

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder
Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more
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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton
Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more
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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones
Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more
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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more
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Kalifornia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Juliette Lewis
Kalifornia is a 1993 American road thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, and Michelle Forbes. The film focuses on a graduate student and ...more
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The Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi
The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States ...more
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In Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake
In Time is a 2011 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Andrew Niccol. In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th ...more
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You Only Live Once is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Henry Fonda, Margaret Hamilton, Sylvia Sidney
You Only Live Once is a 1937 crime drama film starring Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda. Considered an early film noir, the film was the second directed by Fritz Lang in America. At least 15 ...more
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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers
The Getaway is a 1972 American action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name, with the screenplay ...more
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Drugstore Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs
Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, based on an autobiographical novel by James Fogle. Matt Dillon stars in the title ...more
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A Life Less Ordinary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter
A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 American-British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge. It stars Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm and ...more
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Badlands is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Badlands is a 1973 American film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking ...more
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Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble ...more
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The Doom Generation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Rose McGowan, Margaret Cho, Parker Posey
The Doom Generation is a 1995 comedy thriller film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Rose McGowan, James Duval, and Johnathon Schaech as two teenagers and a 21-year-old punk ...more
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Villains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Bill SkarsgÄrd, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan
Villains is a 2019 American comedy-comedy horror film directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. Two homeowners (Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick) have a secret lurking in their basement that ...more
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Quick Change is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman
Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill Murray, and directed by both. Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, and Jason Robards co-star. Other cast members ...more
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My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix
My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more
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All Creatures Here Below is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Karen Gillan, Jennifer Morrison, David Dastmalchian
All Creatures Here Below is a 2019 American drama film directed by Collin Shiffli. A young couple on the run head to Kansas City while also trying to care for a new child.
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Days of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Richard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams
Days of Heaven is a 1978 American drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in 1916, it tells the story of Bill ...more
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Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini
Wild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around Sailor ...more
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Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez
Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skeritt and Veronica ...more
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Buffalo '66 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston
Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast ...more
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Zabriskie Point is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Harrison Ford, Rod Taylor, G. D. Spradlin
Zabriskie Point is a 1970 American film by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, widely noted at the time for its setting in the counterculture of the United States in the late 1960s. Some of ...more
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One False Move is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams
One False Move is a 1992 American thriller film co-written by Billy Bob Thornton. The film stars Thornton alongside Bill Paxton and Cynda Williams and was directed by Carl Franklin. The ...more
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Mad Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lovers on the Run Movies
Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Chris O'Donnell
Mad Love is a 1995 teen romantic drama film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O'Donnell. The screenplay was written by Paula Milne. The original music score is ...more