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A Look at Hollywood’s 10 Best Movie Kisses

An Entertainment One Films release

Hey Hollywooders! July 6 is International Kissing Day and we’re sharing some HollyGOOD kissing scenes from our favorite films. Let’s take a look at 10 of Hollywood’s best on-screen kisses!

Best Hollywood movie kisses: La La Land (2016)

The 2016 musical film La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has multiple amazing kissing scenes. The first iconic scene comes when the pair visits  Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory. After floating and dancing around the planetarium, the two land back in their seats. They share a beautiful kiss as the score’s instrumental version of “Mia & Sebastian’s” comes to a close.

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The couple’s second memorable kiss happens after the audience learns that Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) do not stay together in the future. The film then plays back an alternate version of the scene where the two meet for the first time. Mia compliments Sebastian’s piano playing and instead of storming away this time, Sebastian seizes the moment and embraces Mia in a kiss. The audience then relives the couple’s love story before the film ends with their lives going in separate directions.

Best Hollywood movie kisses: Pitch Perfect (2012)

In the 2012 comedy Pitch Perfect, Jesse (Skylar Astin) tries to get Beca (Anna Kendrick) to fall for him throughout the movie. He shares his love of film scores with her only to find out that she doesn’t enjoy watching movies. One night, after the two watch the ending of The Breakfast Club, they almost share a kiss during the closing scene. 

Beca pushes Jesse away over the course of the movie, until the last performance. Beca arranges for the Barden Bellas to sing Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me” (from the closing scene of The Breakfast Club) at their a cappella ICCA Finals as an apology to Jesse. He is surprised to hear the song and after the performance has concluded, Beca joins him in the audience and they finally share their first kiss. 

Best Hollywood movie kisses: The Notebook (2004)

This iconic early-2000s rom-com starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams has one of the most iconic kissing scenes ever. An engaged Allie (Rachel McAdams) goes to visit her old fling Noah (Ryan Gosling) at his new home. The two go out for a canoe ride in the rain. They argue over the fact that they are no longer together saying that their love wasn’t over for either of them. They rekindle their relationship with a romantic kiss on the dock in the pouring rain. (I mean, is there a more perfect rom-com scene??) 

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Best Hollywood movie kisses: Titanic (1997) 

In this 1997 historical rom-com, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) form an unexpected romance. One day, Rose meets Jack out on the deck of the boat. Jack brings Rose to the edge of the ship with her eyes closed and makes her spread her arms wide. She opens her eyes and exclaims that it feels like she’s flying, while a soft version of “My Heart Will Go On” plays in the background. After this sweet and iconic moment, Jack wraps his arms around Rose and the two share their first kiss. 

Best Hollywood movie kisses: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 

The 199 rom-com 10 Things I Hate About You follows an unlikely romance between outspoken Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) and “bad boy” Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). One day, Kat devises a plan to help Patrick escape from detention. The two then spend the day together pedal boating and playing paintball. In a very sweet scene, Patrick tackles Kat into a bale of hay at the paintball facility, tosses off his goggles, and the two share their first kiss. 

Best Hollywood movie kisses: Grease (1978) 

The opening scene of ‘70s musical film Grease has not one, but two kisses! Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny’s (John Travolta) summer love affair is coming to an end. In a dream-like, wholesome opening scene, the two run around the beach together on their last day of vacation, kissing each other during their antics. This scene sets up their romance and establishes their relationship for the rest of the film.

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Best Hollywood movie kisses: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

The classic 1961 rom-com Breakfast at Tiffany’s also features a romantic kiss in the rain. After Paul (George Peppard) and Holly (Audrey Hepburn) argue in a cab, the two hop out of the car to find the cat that Holly had let loose. Holly finds the cat in the pouring rain, decides she wants to be with Paul, and the couple share a romantic kiss on the sidewalk. 

Best Hollywood movie kisses: Moonlight (2016)

The Oscar-winning coming-of-age film Moonlight has one of the best on-screen kisses. The film explores the sexuality and identity of the main character Chiron. One night, Kevin (Jharrel Jerome) visits Chiron (Ashton Sanders) at the beach and the two smoke together. As they are talking, Kevin pauses, looks at Chiron, and kisses him. This scene even won Best Kiss at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards!

Best Hollywood movie kisses: The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries is a quintessential film for any ‘90s or early-2000s kid. Throughout the film, newly-named princess Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) talks about how when she kisses the right person, her foot will “pop.” At a hectic beach party, she thinks she is about to kiss the perfect guy, but instead of “popping,” her foot gets caught in a volleyball net. At the end of the film, Mia is dressed like a princess at a ball and kisses her best friend’s brother, Michael. In this perfectly romantic scene, they are surrounded by beautiful lights and flowers, and Mia’s foot finally “pops.”

Best Hollywood movie kisses: Spider-Man (2002)

The first Spider-Man film has arguably the most iconic kissing scene in any superhero movie. While Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) is walking alone at night, she gets harassed by a group of men who suddenly become violent. Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) shows up to save her, defeating the group of men. Mary Jane thanks Spider-Man as he is hanging upside down from his web, not realizing Spider-Man is her classmate and close friend Peter Parker. Mary Jane pulls down Spider-Man’s mask and the two kiss in the rain before Spider-Man swings away. 

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