Movie kisses evoke an array of feelings. Here is our compilation of some of the best kisses from across all genres and decades in films.
Bad boy meets good girl in this iconic tale of forbidden romance in Hollywood history.
Romeo + Juliet
After over four centuries, William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers remain hauntingly real. In Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, swords become guns and Elizabethan language is transformed into modern parlance – yet their timeless love story remains unchanged. Leonardo DiCaprio delivers his lines with such natural ease while Claire Danes captures Juliet’s longing determination that each scene feels completely real.
The final kiss marks their farewell while simultaneously being an attempt by her to use poison on his lips as a way of ending their love affair. It captures perfectly both forbidden love and its essence when this was their very first time kissing; its believability helped set an example that would later be repeated in movies like Titanic and The Notebook.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart’s 1944 movie will always remain memorable because it includes such iconic scenes: an elegant Tiffany dress worn by Audrey, funny banter between them, and a passionate yet sensual kiss between them – these scenes from Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart will stay with us.
Every summer romance needs an ending that expresses all the longing and sorrow associated with parting ways, which makes this kiss between Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) so affecting.
Even though this scene primarily focuses on saving a dog from a tree than on romance, it remains one of the best kisses ever seen on film. Additionally, it highlights Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s amazing chemistry – their passionate kiss in the pouring rain was nothing short of breathtaking!
Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze’s potter’s scene, with its unforgettable rendition of Unchained Melody, stands as one of the most romantic moments ever captured on film.
Catherine Hardwicke’s 2008 film Twilight showcases an iconic kiss when Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) first kisses Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Even Team Jacob supporters cannot deny its significance and beauty.
No superhero kiss on this list rivals that of Mary Jane and Spider-Man’s unforgettable upside down kiss. Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck convincingly portray it as something truly magical; making this scene standout even further. A scene such as this makes any movie worth watching!
Brokeback Mountain, Nicholas Sparks’ 2004 classic about star-crossed lovers amidst a mountain setting, offers several iconic scenes between Allie and Noah, but none more memorable than their passionate kiss in the pouring rain.
No superhero kiss has come close to matching the famous upside-down one between Mary Jane and Spider-Man in 2002’s Spider-Man. Just thinking about it brings smiles of pleasure.
Bad boy meets good girl romances have long dominated book pages and film screens, from Romeo and Juliet to Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal’s When Harry Met Sally to Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara’s romantic embrace in Gone with the Wind; that momentous kiss in the pouring rain remains pure movie magic.
Titanic is a timeless story about love, tragedy and the unimaginable, created by James Cameron with an unprecedented narrative that spans genres and styles to create something iconic and timeless.
As Allie and Noah defy their families and come back together amid a storm, their romantic reunion is sealed by an unforgettable kiss that earned the two an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Scene.
Once Lara Jean sends out love letters to all her crushes, one such love letter arrives from Peter K (Noah Centineo). Their awkward yet passionate kiss in the rain proves that even seemingly fleeting crushes can blossom into real relationships.