You know that tingling feeling you get when you’re in love; those butterflies in your stomach? I love that feeling! I mean, who doesn’t, right? Who doesn’t love the romance, the excitement, those hot steamy kisses? It lifts you up and makes you high as a kite. I think all of us have a little voyeur in us as well. Not the perverted kind…geez. Most of us get a kind of pleasure, a sense of warmth and satisfaction from seeing other people fall in love, particularly in movies. You can imagine yourself as the heroine falling for the tall, dark, and handsome hero. And then comes the best part. The big kiss.
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What makes a good movie kiss? Is it the romance, the build-up, the chemistry between the actors? I think it takes a combination of all of these things to make a truly memorable big screen kiss. It’s like a delicate machine, each part needs to run in conjunction with one another and in perfect timing in order to work correctly. A great movie kiss is an art form. So, this week I’m highlighting that ultimate climactic moment. Here are twenty of the best big-screen kisses in history. The ones that make you swoon and give you hot flashes. Prepare yourself!
20 Silver Screen Kisses
20. Jack and Elizabeth: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
19. The Princess Bride
18. The Duchess
17. When Harry Met Sally (Rated R)
16. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Rated R)
15. Meet Joe Black
14. Shakespeare in Love (Rated R)
13. Dirty Dancing
12. Jerry Maguire (Rated R)
10. Slumdog Millionaire (Rated R)
9. Gone With the Wind
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Rated R)
7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. Cold Mountain (Rated R)
2. The Notebook
1. From Here to Eternity
Do you have any movie kisses you think are particularly top notch? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Sound off below…
Featured image at top: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. Photo: New Line Cinema