Hey everyone! 🙂 It’s been raining hard the last few days. For someone as lazy as me, I find it difficult to go anywhere outside the house. So I’ve been treating myself with lots of chick flicks, and catching up on current seasons of TV series in time for the Emmys (I’ll be making my Emmy prediction nomination on Sunday, stay tuned! :)).
So two days ago, I saw on Twitter that it was National Kissing Day. Kissing in movies is probably as cliche as it gets but for me, it will always be one of the most romantic things ever. So I’ll be having a post-National Kissing Day celebration, not by kissing someone, but by posting the list of the most memorable kisses I have seen on screen. It is very difficult to limit this to 15 or 10 so yeah, I ended up with 30 kisses all worthy of a mention. 🙂
30. Scarlett Johansson/Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (2008)
Scarlett brings the S in sexy every time she locks lips with someone. Add the fact that it was Penelope Cruz (playing a lunatic Maria Elena) whom she shares the kiss with, it’s definitely a good way to start this countdown.
29. Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston, “The Bodyguard” (1992)
It doesn’t get any sappier than this when Whitney’s character ran towards Costner’s to give her this kiss and I Will Always Love You suddenly played in the background. Sappy? Yes. Effective? Hell yes!
28. Keira Knightley/Matthew McFayden, “Pride and Prejudice” (2005)
A kiss on the hand might be quite continental, but Keira sold the hell out of it in her Oscar nominated portrayal of this Jane Austen classic.
27. Molly Ringwald/Michael Schoeffling, “Sixteen Candles” (1984)
Every chick flick protagonist’s dream of sharing a kiss with the man of her dreams over a birthday cake happened in this John Hughes’ chick flick. There’s no fitting ending than this one.
26. Geena Davis/Susan Sarandon, “Thelma and Louise” (1990)
After everything this pair have been to, a short but definitely memorable kiss before they escape is what capped off this movie that gives a new meaning to the chick flick genre.
25. Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” (2010)
In time for the fitting finale, let’s give tribute to the most daring and controversial kissing scene in the Potter franchise. Definitely one of Deathly Hallow the movie’s highlights.
24. Snow White/Prince Charming, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)
Still the most prominent kiss in fairy tale history, Prince Charming must have some awesome kissing skills to rescue Snow White from a poisonous apple.
23. Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing” (1987)
Swayze gave Baby a kiss on the lips in one of the most memorable scenes in movie history. So memorable that it was even parodied in one episode of How I Met Your Mother by no less than Barney Stinson.
22. Macaulay Culkin/Anna Chlumsy, “My Girl” (1991)
The youngest pair in this list shows us that a kiss can have no malice, when its two child stars touched lips in this family drama. Everybody now, “Awww”
21. Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005)
Pitt and Angelina not only played cat and mouse hunt in this but gave us a sexy, believable kiss that ended in a three kid, six year relationship and counting.
20. Joseph Fiennes/Gwyneth Paltrow, “Shakespeare in Love” (1998)
There’s no better wake up call than getting a smooch from someone you love just like what Gwyneth Paltrow got from Joseph Fiennes in this 1998 Oscar Best Picture winner.
19. Richard Gere/Julia Roberts, “Pretty Woman” (1990)
By doing it in the fire escape stairs, Richard Gere’s lonely businessman gets the win for most creative entrance to pull off a kiss on Julia Roberts’ hooker character in Pretty Woman. Lady GaGa, take note.
18. Robin Wright/Cary Elwes, “The Princess Bride” (1987)
Wright and Elwes taught us a lesson or two on how to do innocent kisses (if you can call it such) in this live fairy tale complete with evil princes, sword fights, and a far away castle.
17. Natalie Portman/Mila Kunis, “Black Swan” (2010)
The Oscar winning performance of Natalie Portman includes some lesbo action with Mila Kunis by heating things up first with a very sensual kiss ending in some cat eating activity.
16. Jude Law/Nicole Kidman, “Cold Mountain” (2003)
After coming back from the Civil War, Inman (Law) and Ada (Kidman) demonstrates some very passionate kissing in Anthony Minghella’s last film.
15. Leonardo di Caprio/Kate Winslet, “Titanic” (1997)
Leo is definitely the king of the world after happy go lucky Jack gets to score a kiss on socialite Rose in this bittersweet epic love story.
14. Clark Gable/Vivien Leigh, “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
From one epic tale to another, Clark Gable and Vivien’s Leigh kissisng scene was one of the most memorable moments in this 1939 classic that still remains as a classic today.
13. Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore, “Ghost” (1990)
Patrick Swayze claims another spot in this list, this time with Demi Moore for this Oscar Best Picture nominee that made proved that both Unchained Melody and pottery can lead to a very sensual kiss.
12. Naomi Watts/Laura Elena Harring, “Mulholland Drive” (2001)
Sorry Natalie and Mila, you have to sit this one out. Naomi and Elena’s passionate kissing scene (and sex scene) takes the cake for best girl to girl kiss of the last decade.
11. Marco Leonardi/Agnese Nano, “Cinema Paradiso” (1988)
Toto’s re-enactment of the tale where in a man will stand vigil outside the house of the woman he loves for 100 days, deserves some kissing under the rain prize for being just oh-so patient.
10. Heath Ledger/Jake Gyllenhaal, “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)
INTENSE. That’s how both Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist treated their kiss after not seeing each other for a loooong time. Bad thing though was Alma, Ennis’s wife, saw them while doing it. One great case of bad timing eh?
9. Humphrey Bogart/Ingird Bergman, “Casablanca” (1942)
There’s only one word to describe the kiss at the end of the movie: legendary. That’s why it still gets mentions on lists like this 70 years after.
8. Cocker Spaniel Lady/Tramp, “Lady and the Tramp” (1955)
This famous Disney classic was able to give us gazillion versions of this meatball scene. Yet nothing comes close to the magic this one provided.
7. Leonardo di Caprio/Claire Danes, “Romeo + Juliet” (1996)
Before locking lips with Winslet, Leo did some first with Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s take on this William Shakespeare classic that contains lots of kissing and sex scenes, and good music to boot.
6. Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst, “Spiderman” (2002)
The only thing that prevented our eyes away from this upside down kissing scene from Spiedy and MJ are the bulging nipples Dunst had before this kiss.
5. Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams, “The Notebook” (2004)
One can dismiss this as another Sparks novel turned into a cliched movie, but no one can deny that Gosling and McAdams’ sizzling chemistry is what made this kiss impactful.
4. Selma Blair/Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Cruel Intentions” (1999)
Sorry everyone but I really have to emphasize this one out. Now that Blair and Gellar are both project-less in Hollywood, probably they can try to be a kissing coach. Their resume is pretty string as what was shown here. What do you think?
3. James Stewart/Donna Reed, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
When you get to have a kissing scene like what Stewart and Reed had in this movie, then arguments over, it is indeed a wonderful life.
2. Audrey Hepburn/George Peppard, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)
What’s a romantic liplocks list without Audrey Hepburn? In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly jumped off the taxi so she can kiss her man under the rain. And everyone just waited for Moon River to cue right after.
1. Burt Lancaster/Deborah Kerr, “From Here to Eternity” (1953)
There’s no kissing scene more fitting to get the top spot than this iconic rolling in the beach kissing scene of Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity. Up until now, this kiss never lost its charm.
So there you have it. Credit goes to all the sites where I took the pictures. 🙂
Now, what are your favorite movie kisses? And how did you celebrate National Kissing Day? Haha! Happy weekend everyone! 🙂