Memorable Film Kisses of All Time

One of the most memorable parts in any movie; whether action, comedy, romance or drama; is the kiss between the male and female leads. The building up of suspense; whether the two characters will end up in each other’s arms is enough to keep any moviegoer glued to their seats until the anticipation has been satisfied.

While there are perhaps a hundred or even a thousand of the best film kisses of all time; there are those that really stand out and stand the test of time. The choice of the best movie kisses actually depends on who’s watching but there are a few that we must not miss out on.


From the time when movies began to be shown with dubbed voices up to the time that they appeared in full color and now with digital technology that promises to enhance anyone viewing experience; movie kisses have always been the icing on any movie’s cake.

Here are just a few of the best movie kisses we could check out if we haven’t seen them yet.

1. From Here to Eternity – That sand-rolling; wave-covered bodies kiss between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. This scene has been recaptured in several other films; including comedy movies spoofing the film.

2. Roman Holiday – The film’s stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn lock lips in one painful scene where they both were saying goodbye in the car as Audrey’s character had to go back to her royal life. It’s one of the saddest goodbye kisses of all time.

3. An Affair to Remember – This movie actually tops most of people’s list of the best movie kisses of all time. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr rekindle their romance with a sweet, painful kiss Grant’s character gave Kerr’s Terry McKay when he found out the reason behind her absence at the top of the Empire State Building.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – A timeless classic starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The final kiss where Audrey ran after George and finally admitted her feelings for George’s character when she kissed him in the rain. This is one of the best movie kisses in the rain complete with the romantic music Moon River playing in the background.

5. Sixteen Candles – This teenage cult classic with Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling in the lead is considered as one of the best movie kisses in the teenage romance genre. The kiss happens in the movie’s final scene where Molly’s character finally finds herself on a date with her long-time high school crush, to celebrate her sixteenth birthday.

They reach out across the table to softly kiss with Molly’s birthday candles lit up between them.

There are still many other film kisses worthy to be included among the best movie kisses of all time. These are but a few that have found themselves repeatedly included in most everyone’s list of the best film kisses from past to present.

From the steaming kiss shared between Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay in Risky Business to the tender kiss between John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga in The Sure Thing; we can find several other top picks of the best movie kisses over the internet.