Before Sunset (2004) Poster



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Casablanca (1942)
Jessie and Celine get on the same boat in Paris that Rick and Ilsa are seen on in the flashback sequence in Casablanca
Trust (1990)
Reference to love being more than "respect, admiration, and trust", a memorable line from this Hal Hartley film
Waking Life (2001)
The characters were featured not only in "Before Sunrise", but also "Waking Life", continuing conversations held in the first film. Also the line spoken by Celine in the boat that "We're just characters in that old lady's dream. She's on her deathbed, fantasizing about her youth." refers to the concept of Waking Life
The Hours (2002)
a poster of the movie appears in a video store
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The fictional main character of Jesse's next book in Before Sunset "had a great dream to be an adventurer riding motorcycles through South America" which refers to Ernesto's dream in TMD

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Into the Night with...: Julie Delpy und Bela B. (2004) (TV Episode)
Same idea, same actress
Het glazen huis: Eigen agenda (2005) (TV Episode)
title on cinema marquee
Who's on First: The Movie (2005) (Short)
Repeatedly referenced in dialogue
NCIS: Caged (2009) (TV Episode)
Abby: "Define 'before sunset'." DiNozzo: "Before the sun goes down. Ethan Hawke movie with Julie..."
Forget Paris (2011)
Dan takes Katie to the bookshop where the film opens.
At the Movies: Episode #10.21 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a review of Before Midnight as a previous movie in the series.
Jeopardy!: Episode #30.197 (2014) (TV Episode)
Andrea West says that on their honeymoon, she and her husband retraced the steps of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in the film
In Time (2014) (Short)
The title of this film is taken from Jesse's book about Celine. Additionally, this film shares thematic similarities to Before Sunset.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: A Scanner Darkly (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Richard Linklater's films.
Vale (2015) (Short)
Is referenced during a conversation.
BoJack Horseman: It's You (2016) (TV Episode)
Screenplay "nominee" "Before Afternoonish" is a spoof of Linklater's "Before" Trilogy.
Pularum Iniyum Naalekal (2016)
Inspired by Before Trilogy in general and specifically by Before Sunset in the situations of the characters and the long talks about everything about life.
Honest Trailers: The Purge (2018) (TV Episode)
Ethan Hawke's Honest starring credit is "After Sunset, Before Sunrise"


Before Sunrise (1995)
A few cuts from _Before Sunrise_ appear as visual flashbacks

Featured in 

The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) (TV Special)
clip shown
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Nominated for screenplay
The Love Punch (2013)
Towards the end of the movie, the café where Richard, Pen and Jerry were sitting (on the outside) is the same one featured in "Before Sunset" (2004) where Celine and Jesse went to after they ran into each other at the bookstore. The café is called Le Pure Café (as seen in "Before Sunset"). The letters on the glass door at the entrance - "LIQUEURS DE MARQUES" - are fully spelled in "Before Sunset", while in "The Love Punch" (filmed 9 years later) have some missing letters (only -IQUE-RS D- MAR-U-S remain).
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2014) (TV Special)
With a Scent of Almonds (2015) (Short)
a character watches the film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Sequels That Were Better Than the Original (2016) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Set in France (2016) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 2000s (2017) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset is #1.
The Space in Between (2017) (Video)
3x2: A Conversation (2017) (Video)
Linklater: On Cinema & Time (2017) (Video)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Told in Real Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Romance That Will Become Future Classics (2017) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movie Endings of the 2000s (2018) (TV Episode)
The ending of Before Sunset is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Sequels That Were Worth the Wait (2018) (TV Episode)
Before Sunset is #8 along with Before Midnight.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Realistic Romance Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The "Before" trilogy is #1.

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