They stare into each other’s eyes, the slow music starts to play in the background, and you sit there on the edge of your seat even though you know what is about to happen. Yep, I’m talking about the coveted romance movie kiss.
Even thought romance movies are made for an audience’s enjoyment, girls (and even some boys) can’t help but leave the theater with a light heart and a wish that they, too, will receive the kiss of a lifetime.
Whether it’s a cute peck or a long, passionate smooch, movie kisses represent the undeniable love between two people. It is the one thing we can all relate to – the flutter of excitement in your stomach, the warmth that spreads from head to toe, and the dizzy feeling of that first kiss.
Whether you have experienced your own version of a movie kiss (lucky you) or are still dreaming of the day it will happen, here’s a list to remind you of the best movie kisses in film.
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This 2004 film features Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine as the romantic leads. Pine’s character Nicholas is trying to “steal” the throne from Princess Mia as she searches for a husband in order to become queen of Genovia. This kiss is may have come after a fight but a little argument does make for an intense kiss. And we know Princess Mia is definitely not protesting.
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Making the list at number 9 is A Cinderella Story featuring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. This 2004 film followed Sam Montgomery as she tried to find a way to tell reveal her true identity to the popular football player, Austin. Every girl fell in love with the duo and was ecstatic when she finally got to kiss her prince charming.
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The 2010 film, Charlie St. Cloud starred Zac Efron’s character, Charlie St. Cloud, who was given the gift of seeing dead loved ones before they crossed over. Charlie falls in love with the ghost of Tess Carol (played by Amanda Crew). An unconventional romance, we all can’t help but think how sexy and direct this kiss is. Wouldn’t you love to be distracted by a kiss?
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Number 7 on the list is the 2002 movie Spiderman starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Nerdy Peter Parks is head over heels in love with neighbor Mary Jane but doesn’t have the guts to tell her how he feels. Luckily, his alter ego, Spiderman, is able to find the courage and be her hero. The upside down kiss a modern movie classic.
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After serving three tours in Iraq, Logan searches for Beth, the woman he believes was the charm that kept him safe in the war. Featuring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, this grown-up tale of love reminds us that things happen for a reason and love can come knocking at your door. As for the kiss? It goes to show that sometimes the girl taking the initiative is a good thing – you go girl.
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The 2011 romantic dramedy follows the relationships in three stages of a love life – the first crush, the first love and the reconnection after years of marriage. This number 6 best movie kiss is between Jacob and Hannah when Hannah decides to forget about what the kiss might mean. Again, it’s another first move made by the woman and we love it.
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Making the list at number 5 is the romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan. Dempsey’s character Tom tries to “steal the bride” by being the best maid of honor he can be. This kiss makes the list because of the look the bride gives Tom. Hint to every man that is in love with his best girl friend: make sure you kiss her like this.
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The Disney film may be geared toward the children franchise but those growing up with the the High School Musical gang knew exactly what they were going through their senior year. This film revolves around a class of seniors who are figuring out the next step after college, all while trying to find a way to say goodbye to each other. This sweet kiss is so playful and cute. Not a normal movie kiss, it makes it at number 4 because sometimes a shy kiss is the perfect one.
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The number 2 best modern film kiss is the classic 2004 movie, 13 Going on 30 starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. When Garner’s character, Jenna Rink’s, wish to be “flirty, 30 and thriving” comes true, she must figure out if the life she wanted to lead is really what it’s cracked up to be. Along the way she falls in love with her best friend, Matt. This kiss is old Hollywood recreated, making it one of the best.
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Number 1 on the list of best modern movie kisses is the one and only Notebook scene. Starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, the 2004 film won an award for this special kiss. Gosling and McAdams’s characters Allie and Noah find a deep and true love in the ’40s that is everlasting.