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06th Jul 2014

Happy International Kissing Day! Here Are The Eleven Most Romantic Movie Kisses

Prepare for all of the emotions!

Sue Murphy

Given that today is one of the most important days of the year, we thought we really had to celebrate International Kissing Day in style.

Yes, in a lot of ways the movies have ruined love for us all, they gave us unrealistic expectations and told us that all we had to do was wait around for our Prince Charming (nonsense). But there are moments that can capture our hearts and some of these include that amazing kiss we were all waiting for. Here are our eleven favourite movie kisses.

1. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook.

They were never just friends really, were they? After months of working together on a dance routine and a lot of crossed wires, that kiss finally came and boy, was it worth waiting for.

2. Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, Pride and Prejudice.

Your heart will literally stop beating the moment that Mr. Darcy reveals that he is entierly in love with Elizabeth and always has been. Oh Matthew, be still our beating hearts. (Yes, we know it’s not an actual kiss but he kisses her hand!)

3. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, The Notebook.

We just couldn’t talk about romantic kisses without talking about what is considered the most romantic movie of all time. He wrote her every day for the love of God, EVERY DAY!

4. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain.

Perhaps one of the most upsetting love stories to watch on screen, the moment that Ennis and Jack are finally reunited will break whatever heart you had left from watching The Notebook. This kiss is so full of frustration, loss and denial. Perfect.

5. Hugh Grant and Andie McDowall, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Oh, she messed him around. She made him wait and the entire time poor old Charles was just wandering around in the rain waiting for Carrie to turn up for this kiss.

6. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, Gone with the Wind.

Frankly my dear, he did give a damn or he certainly seemed to given how good this kiss looked… Rhett Butler would have sacrificed everything for Scarlett O’Hara but she only had time for Ashley Wilkes.

7. Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire.

Look, he had US at hello, never mind her.

8. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing.

“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life, the way I feel when I’m with you.”


9. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansen, Lost in Translation.

We will never know exactly what Bill said to Scarlett in those final moments in Lost in Translation and we don’t really care. This is the definition of the kiss that can never go any further.

10. John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, The Quiet Man.

Often copied, never equalled. John Ford’s epic The Quiet Man had everything, a beautiful setting, a dramatic story and this amazing kiss.

11. James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, Atonement.

It’s her second inclusion in the top movie kisses, but this one is definitely one of our favourites. That dress, those tears and that look. Dear Lord, that look.