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Top 20 Silver Screen Kisses That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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

Keira Knightly and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Photo: Disney

19. The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in The Princess Bride
Photo: Act III Communications/20th Century Fox

18. The Duchess

Keira Knightly and Dominic Cooper in The Duchess
Photo: Paramount Vantage

17. When Harry Met Sally (Rated R)

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
Photo: Castle Rock Entertainment

16. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Rated R)

Mr. Darcy and Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Photo: Miramax/Universal Pictures

15. Meet Joe Black

Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in Meet Joe Black
Photo: Universal Pictures

14. Shakespeare in Love (Rated R)

Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love
Photo: Universal Pictures/Miramax

13. Dirty Dancing

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
Photo: Great American Films Limited Partnership

12. Jerry Maguire (Rated R)

Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire
Photo: TriStar Pictures

11. Twilight

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight
Photo: Summit Entertainment

10. Slumdog Millionaire (Rated R)

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire
Photo: Celador Films

9. Gone With the Wind

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
Photo: Selznick International Pictures and MGM

8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Rated R)

Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Photo: Polygram Filmed Entertainment

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Photo: Jurow-Shepherd

6. Australia

Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in Australia
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

5. Cold Mountain (Rated R)

Jude Law and Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain
Photo: Miramax Films

4. Spiderman

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman
Photo: Columbia Pictures

3. Titanic

Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

2. The Notebook

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook
Photo: New Line Cinema

1. From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity
Photo: Columbia Pictures

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

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By on December 5th, 2013

About Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane grew up in the hot desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona where she decided early on she wanted to write, if only to mentally escape her blistering surroundings. She has always been enamored of the arts and literature. As a child she often wrote short stories, and rewrote the endings of novels that she simply could not abide. She received her Undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she was lucky enough to also spend a year studying at Oxford University. While she began her journey dreaming of the day she would sing opera in a large Manhattan theater, she found in the end she could not stand waitressing and simply could not give up books and her hopes of someday writing them. She is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and earning her Masters in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

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2 thoughts on “Top 20 Silver Screen Kisses That Will Knock Your Socks Off”

  1. I had forgotten about that Spider-Man kiss! I don’t even like the movie but I remember that kiss gave me the shivers. Haha!

    • I know, I had forgotten about it too until I was searching around on the internet a while ago. It gave me the shivers too, lol.


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