We all love movie kisses. Whether they are erotic, romantic, or even a little silly, on-screen kisses often set the standard for passionate lip-locking. In fact, without even realizing it, many of us probably learned a few lessons about making out simply by watching our favorite characters kiss. Here are 11 of the most memorable and beloved movie kisses:
Bridget Jones's Diary
Always unlucky in love, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) finally lands the man of her dreams, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). When he leaves her apartment suddenly (to buy her a new diary), she rushes out into a snowstorm to tell him how she feels, and — despite her disheveled appearance — the kiss is passionate and erotic.
When Harry Met Sally
Rob Reiner's classic is made even more memorable thanks to the on-screen chemistry between Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan). When Harry finally realizes his feelings for Sally, he walks into a New Year's Eve party to which he is not invited, surprises her, and gives her a long-awaited passionate kiss.
Gone With the Wind
Who can forget when Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) finally takes Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) into his arms and kisses her? And, his famous rejoinder to her, "You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how," still sets women's hearts aflutter decades later.
From Here to Eternity
In this classic movie, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr share one of the most well-known kisses of all time as they embrace on the sand as the waves beat against them.
When precocious child stars Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky share their first kiss in the childhood favorite My Girl, it brought back smiles and memories for many moviegoers as they recalled their first kiss.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
When Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton share a kiss, the moment is brief and reflected in the rearview mirror of the car, but it was still a legendary moment in Hollywood and in America as well.
Lady and the Tramp
One of the most classic movie kisses of all time! Who can forget when these adorable pooches enjoy a spaghetti dinner…and a romantic kiss as well?
When Molly (Demi Moore) shares one last passionate kiss with her murdered lover, Sam (Patrick Swayze), it's easy to overlook the impossibility of the storyline and simply enjoy the erotic good-bye.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
After avoiding George Peppard's advances throughout the movie, Audrey Hepburn finally gives in and allows herself to fall in love with him. They share a heated and climatic kiss together in the torrid rain — and moviegoers get their long-awaited happy ending.
The Notebook is a romantic comedy which was based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, and it stars Ryan Gosling (Noah) and Rachel McAdams (Allie). The two star-crossed lovers are separated for many years because Allie's parents do not approve of Noah, but when they finally meet again, they end up sharing a passionate and lust-worthy kiss in the rain that will surely go down as one of the most iconic kissing scenes in cinematic history.