A kiss is the sweetest expression of love. In cinema, we’ve seen several amazing kiss scenes. It represents a fondness between two people which otherwise is difficult to express no matter how many sex scenes you shoot. When we take an interest in two characters in a film and want them to end up together, we just wait for the moment when they kiss for the first time.
Throughout the film history, there have been several kissing scenes that are now regarded as iconic, but to come up with a list of greatest movie kisses of all time is a difficult task, but not for the reasons you might think. “Kiss” in a movie context is not just a kiss. It has a great significance from a story point of view — it represents a confession or acceptance of love (or attraction) in most cases. So, when deciding on this list, the challenge was to not technically judge a kiss — for e.g. the position of tongue or lips etc — but in the contextual sense how passionate or significant it is. With that said, here’s the list of top kissing scenes in movies ever. You can watch all these best movie kisses on YouTube.
20. P.S. I Love You (2007)
Without a shadow of a doubt, ‘P.S. I Love You’ is among the most melodramatic movies you’ll ever come across. Tear-jerking moments are aplenty in this film. The characters of Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank—Gerry and Holly—are among the most memorable onscreen couples of the 21st century. When the first time these two characters kiss, it turns into a deeply touching moment. If you want to know why, you’ve gotta watch the movie to find out. Just remember, it is among the greatest onscreen kisses ever.
19. The Shape Of Water (2017)
Guillermo del Toro‘s ‘The Shape Of Water‘ is a story with a rather clear motive. It tries to depict the struggles people belonging to the minority, be it racially, sexually, or genetically, have to go through before they can fulfill their hearts’ desires. The two central characters of the film, Zelda and the Amphibian Man, both belong to the margins. While Zelda does not have her power of speech, the Amphibian Man belongs to a race humans do not know anything about. Thus, when they finally are together underwater, it becomes a rather heart-touching moment. Finally, when they kiss, it turns into a deeply touching moment.
18. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Jake Gyllenhaal and the late great Heath Ledger are among the finest actors of their generation. And when pitted against each other in Ang Lee‘s ‘Brokeback Mountain‘, the duo made sparks fly with their authentic performances and the genuine chemistry they were able to induce between their two characters. The kissing scene between their characters has been talked about much in the media, and it surely deserves a place on this list. The scene speaks of urgency and a much-desired intimacy between the two characters and shall remain in the minds of audiences for years to come.