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The best movie kisses of all time

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Oh, movie kisses. From the silver screens of old school Hollywood, to the new age rom-coms we’ve come to know and watch secretly in our bedrooms, heart-stopping kisses are a tradition.

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable kicked it off with their scorcher in Gone With the Wind and Hollywood has followed its lead: Kristen Dunst and Toby Macguire’s upside down kiss in Spiderman! Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdam’s kiss-in-the-rain in The Notebook! Crawling in denim cut offs in Dirty Dancing!

As we recount our favourite film smooches, we pay homage to the kisses that stole the show (and it’s the closest we’re ever gonna get to kissing a young Burt Lancaster on the beach in nothing but a bikini).


Anyone who’s ever gone to a pottery class knows this kiss is not as easy as it looks. Bravo to Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost.

Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze is a repeat offender – this time with Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing.

My Girl

“One… two… two-and-a-half… three!” Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky were a perfect match in My Girl.

Gone with the wind

The movie kiss to end all movie kisses would have to go to Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind.

From here to eternity

Followed closely by Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here To Eternity.


A rough drover in a white suit and a posh Englishwoman in sleek red dress? That’s the recipe for a good kiss in the rain. Just see Australia.

Breakfast at Tiffanys

Whilst most of us wanted to be Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s because of her wardrobe, her hot smooch with George Peppard isn’t a bad incentive, either.

Pretty Woman

Now, that’s a good kiss. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts heat it up in Pretty Woman.

Okay, so they didn’t actually kiss in this scene from Pride and Prejudice, but for the 1800s, this was just as good.

For some, watching Drew Barrymore’s iconic smooch on the baseball field in Never Been Kissed is as important as their own first kiss.

It might not have been an ‘in love’ kiss but it certainly was a show-stopper! Harrison Ford and Alison Doody in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusader put one in the books.

The bow of a cruise ship, the wind in your hair, Leonardo DiCaprio’s arms wrapped around you, Celine Dion playing softly in the background – what more could a girl want? Thanks Titanic.

Even with Cary Elwes’ wispy moustache, we still rate The Princess Bride up there with the best.

What could be more romantic than Claire Danes in angel wings and Leonard DiCaprio in shining armour kissing underneath twinkling lights? Nothing, we tell you, nothing.

It might have been tricky to pull off, but Kristen Dunst and Toby McGuire still set hearts a-racing in Spiderman.

Our sixteenth birthdays certainly didn’t involve Michael Schoeffling sweeping us away in his red convertible, but who are we to complain.

Everyone’s favourite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder put the moves on Princess Leia in Star Wars.

Rachel McAdams is one lucky woman. Her kiss with Ryan Gosling in The Notebook was a heart-stopper.

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