By: Mercedes Weidmer
Some of the best moments in film history are the kisses; those ones that you’ve been waiting for for almost two hours, the ones the whole movie is leading up to, the ones that get you choking on your popcorn you’re so happy. Make no mistake, they aren’t all the same either! There’s the….
- Classic Old Hollywood kiss that almost looks acrobatic for those leading ladies with their heads tilting back so very far.
- Messy but romantic in-the-rain kisses.
- Ross and Rachel’s melt-into-each-other kisses.
- Awkwardly-adorable strangers kisses.
They all make up our cultural memory of THE KISS!
So, this Valentine’s Day, lets go back and revisit our favorite celluloid kisses.
Note: these are in chronological order, as not offend anyone in the ranking of all-time bests. If you think we’ve missed one – comment!
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Directed by: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Starring: Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman
The Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Starring the voices of: Larry Roberts & Barbara Luddy
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Starring: George Peppard & Audrey Hepburn
Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Leonard Whiting & Olivia Hussey
The Princess Bride (1987)
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Cary Elwes & Robin Wright
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
Starring: Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore
Pretty Woman (1990)
Directed by: Gary Marshall
Starring: Richard Gere & Julia Roberts
Created by: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
Starring (kiss): David Schwimmer & Jennifer Aniston
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Colin Firth & Renée Zellweger
Spider Man (2002)
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Starring: Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2003)
Created by: Joss Whedon
Starring (kiss): James Masters & Sarah Michelle Gellar
The Notebook (2004)
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Ryan Reynolds & Rachel McAdams
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Directed by: Ang Lee
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger
20 Strangers Kiss For The First Time (2014)
Happy Valentines Day!
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