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    50 Of The Best Movie Kisses Of All Time, Ranked

    Yes, Titanic is in here.

    Welcome! Let's talk about movie kisses.

    Michael from "The Good Place" says, "Kissing is gross, you just mash your food holes together, it's not for that"
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    I'll be up front before we get into it, I have not seen all of these movies. I have done lots of research into the most romantic movies and best movie kisses, I have watched many, many scenes – YouTube has been my friend during the making of this post – and I have ranked based on the magic of the moments.

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    Also, in many of these movies, there are bonkers age differences between men and women. I don't have it in me right now to unpack that in depth, but it's there and it matters to me that it's noted.

    Let's get right into it, shall we?

    50. The "Bella Notte" from Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and Tramp share a noodle and kiss
    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Look, they're dogs. I cannot rank it any higher.

    49. The "Don't Move" from Twilight

    Bella and Edward kissing
    Summit Entertainment

    He's creepy. He's so creepy.

    48. The "Somewhere" from West Side Story

    Tony and Maria kissing
    United Artists

    Natalie Wood is not Puerto Rican, so, I'm making it #48. Also the hands are weird.

    47. The Immediate Return from Imagine Me & You

    Luce and Rachel kissing
    BBC Films

    Yeah, it's a good moment, but it's cheating.

    46. The "You Gonna Make A Call While I'm Pouring Out My Heart to You?" from Just Wright

    Scott and Leslie kissing
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    I don't like how quickly Leslie forgives Scott, but something about the simple cheesiness wins me over, even if just for a little bit.

    45. The "You Weren't So Bad Yourself" from Roman Holiday

    Princess Ann and Joe kissing
    Paramount Pictures

    It's sweet and simple, but it lacks...something. Not to mention it's tainted by his lies throughout the movie.

    44. The "Bullshit" from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Andie and Ben kissing
    Paramount Pictures

    I love this movie even though it's filled with sexist stereotypes and they're both lying to and manipulating each other the entire time. And, even though this kiss is so, so unrealistic – and not in a fun way – it makes me smile, a lot.

    43. The "She Rescues Him Right Back" from Pretty Woman

    Vivian and Edward kissing
    Touchstone Pictures

    The little exchange they have right before they kiss is so stilted, but I do like how much the kiss feels like a big moment.

    42. The "Grow Old With You" from The Wedding Singer

    Julia and Robbie kissing
    New Line Cinema

    It's such a wonderful and romantic scene, but the kiss isn't what's noteworthy, and that's what we're doing here.

    41. The "Bennie and the Jets" from 27 Dresses

    Kevin and Jane kissing
    Fox 2000 Pictures

    Again, a great scene, but the kiss isn't what makes it great.

    40. The "Counting Your Blessings" from White Christmas

    Betty and Bob kissing
    Paramount Pictures

    I know I said I wouldn't go into age differences, but this one is so wild my brain refuses to rank it any higher. I've seen White Christmas a lot and a 25-year difference is hard to deal with.

    39. The Beach Spectacular from From Here to Eternity

    First Sergeant Milton Warden and Karen Holmes kissing
    Columbia Pictures

    I know it's super duper famous, but there's something about it that's really weird to me.

    38. The "This One Left Them All Behind" from The Princess Bride

    Westley and Buttercup kissing
    Act III Communications

    It gets the job done, but it doesn't pop.

    37. The Goodbye from Paris Blues

    Eddie and Connie kissing
    Pennebaker Productions

    Like The Princess Bride, it's more than fine or forgettable, but it's not a WOW. Though I love trains.

    36. The "Something I Should've Done A Long Time Ago" from A Cinderella Story

    Austin and Sam kissing
    Warner Bros.

    I'm definitely biased towards this scene because of the pedestal A Cinderella Story sits on in my brain, and I have no interest in reexamining that.

    35. The "5, 6, 7, 8, Don't Run From Me 'Cause This Is Fate" from But I'm A Cheerleader

    Graham and Megan kissing
    Cheerleader LLC

    It's lovely, but it's also a kiss that feels in between grand and casual. It's like it can't decide which to be.

    34. The "You Are My Lucky Star" from Singin' in the Rain

    Don and kathy kissing
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    It's a sweet ending, but that's kind of all there is to it.

    33. The "I Can't Breathe Without You" from Boomerang

    Marcus and Angela kissing
    Paramount Pictures

    This scene has such a calm, understated vibe. Sometimes the weirdness of that takes over, but not enough to take away from the kiss.

    32. The Paintball-Lay-Down from 10 Things I Hate About You

    Patrick and Kat kissing
    Touchstone Pictures

    They play paintball and then they make out in some hay. What more could you want from a casual teen movie kiss?

    31. The "It Still Isn't Over" from The Notebook

    Noah and Allie kissing
    New Line Cinema

    Okay, so I like the scene, but the absolutely pouring rain is too much.

    30. The "Mrs. Darcy" from Pride & Prejudice

    Elizabeth and Darcy kissing
    Focus Features

    It's not the hand flex close up, but it's still a win in my book.

    29. The "1, 2, 2 1/2, 3" from My Girl

    Thomas and Vada kissing
    Columbia Pictures

    It's a sweet, innocent kiss between children. #29 feels like a good place for it to be.

    28. The "Ready?" from Love & Basketball

    New Line Cinema

    It's also a sweet, innocent kiss between children, but they're older so the stakes are higher. #28 feels like a good place for it to be.

    27. The "I Wanted It To Be You So Badly" from You've Got Mail

    Warner Bros.

    The lying in the bones of the story are hard to get past, but it's a very, very, very nice scene, and I will watch You've Got Mail many more times in my life.

    26. The ''Cat!" from Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Paul and Holly kissing
    Jurow-Shepherd

    Unlike The Notebook, this is the right amount of rain for a movie kiss, except the kiss itself is...weird? I love what it's going for, though. The racism in this movie, however, is not good.

    25. The "Ever Consider Stanford?" from How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Stella and Winston kiss and hug
    Twentieth Century Fox

    Who doesn't love a big romantic airport moment? It's arguably not right for this story, but I can absolutely celebrate the sweeping drama of this kiss.

    24. The Nod of Approval from Crazy Rich Asians

    Eleanor and Rachel smile at each other, and then Eleanor and Nick kiss
    Warner Bros.

    This casual, happy kiss β€” rather than the post-proposal kiss β€” is what Rachel has been craving, though the severe publicness isn't a pro.

    23. The "Are You Really As Wonderful As You Seem?" from Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Prince Christopher and Cinderella kissing
    Walt Disney Television

    It's softly and wholesomely enchanting, but it's not all that memorable.

    22. The "If You Knew What I Went Through" from Casablanca

    Rick and Ilsa kissing
    Warner Bros.

    I want to love it, but the fact that she's fully crying prohibits me.

    21. The "It Already Came True" from Sixteen Candles

    Samantha and Jake leaning over a cake and kissing
    Universal Pictures

    The racism and the casualness coolness with rape in Sixteen Candles really tarnishes what should be a top 10 scene.

    20. The "Because You Saw Me When I Was Invisible" from The Princess Diaries

    Michael and Mia kissing
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Oh it's such a classic.

    19. The "Now, What In The World In This Garden Could Make That Ordeal Worthwhile?" from Notting Hill

    William and Anna kissing
    Polygram Filmed Entertainment

    This movie is soooooo good, but does this scene specifically deserve to be any higher on this list? No.

    18. The "Jack Fucking Twist" from Brokeback Mountain

    Ennis and Jack kissing
    Focus Features

    I so wish I could rank it higher, but it is cheating.

    17. The Comfort-Turned-Hot from Queen & Slim

    BRON Studios

    It's awesome, but the rest of these are such clear winners that, unfortunately, there's simply no room higher on this list. (Also, I want to say that the music is flawless.)

    16. The "Give Me My Sin Again" from Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet kissing
    Twentieth Century Fox

    It's an unquestionably outstanding scene, but the whimsy make it feel like it's not real, and I think the best of the best movie kisses have to feel at least 30% real.

    15. The "Is It Still Raining? I Hadn't Noticed" from Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Charles and Carrie kissing
    Working Title Films

    People hate this, and sure, it's got its ever-present layer of awkwardness, but the coziness overpowers that for me.

    14. The "There's No One Like You, Covey" from To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    Peter and Lara Jean kissing
    Netflix

    It's a great scene with a very specific vibe. Love it.

    13. The "It's Much Better Now" from Emma.

    Emma and Knightley kissing
    Focus Features

    I adore, adore, adore the tone.

    12. The "I'm Flying, Jack" from Titanic

    Jack and Rose kissing
    Twentieth Century Fox

    I hate myself for being this predictable and ranking Titanic so high, but I've got to do what I've got to do. I don't even like Titanic and here we are.

    11. The "Oh Yes They Fucking Do" from Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget and Mark kissing
    Universal Pictures

    It's the perfect amount of dramatic. Plus, snow is so much better than rain.

    10. The "When You Realize You Want to Spend the Rest of Your Life with Someone, You Want the Rest of Your Life to Start as Soon as Possible" from When Harry Met Sally...

    Sally and Harry kissing
    Castle Rock Entertainment

    The romantic movie speech to end all romanic movie speeches. A very good kiss, too, but if there were no speech, it would not be #10.

    9. The Quiet Love from If Beale Street Could Talk

    Fonny and Tish kissing
    Annapurna Pictures

    A great kiss from a great and underrated movie.

    8. The "Let's Walk" from An Affair to Remember

    Terry and Nickie kissing, but we only see their legs
    Jerry Wald Productions

    I LOVE that we don't see the kiss. Fucking brilliant.

    7. The "Yeah, You Trying To Get Smart With Me, Huh?" from Moonlight

    Kevin and Chiron kiss
    A24

    The only reason this scene isn't even higher up is because of what happens later in the film, but the moment itself is wonderfully tender.

    6. The "Yes, I Know Exactly" from Atonement

    Cecilia and Robbie kissing
    Universal Pictures

    We're not here to talk about sex scenes – lol imagine that post – so all I'll say is this: the green dress.

    5. The "Are You Disappointed That It's Me?" from Love, Simon

    Simon and Bram kiss on the ferris wheel
    Fox 2000 Pictures

    It's sweet without being saccharine, it's cheesy without being overripe, and it's romantic without being unrealistic. The only flaw I have about the kiss is that it's public, in front of people they know β€” which fits perfectly within the plot of the movie, but it still takes away from the kiss itself for me.

    4. The "You Already Said That" from Clueless

    Josh and Cher kissing
    Paramount Pictures

    It's a masterpiece of a scene. Yeah, Cher and Josh are ex-step siblings and that's, you know, weird, but I do not care.

    3. The Elevator from Drive

    Irene and the Driver kissing
    FilmDistrict

    The lighting and the music are everything I want from a movie. And the kiss is followed immediately by horror, which makes it exist in its own ephemeral room. It's stunning.

    2. The "Something Good" from The Sound of Music

    Maria and Captain von Trapp kissing
    Twentieth Century Fox

    Lovely and magical. Wouldn't change a thing about it.

    1. The "Kiss Me" from Slumdog Millionaire

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    It's not only the kiss that makes it #1, it's everything before the kiss as well. There's no other place this could possibly go, folks.

    Will how shamefully wrong you think I am distract you for the rest of the day? Feel free to vent in the comments below!

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