Best movie kisses
Gone With The Wind: “You should be kissed, and often. And by someone who knows how,” Rhett Butler tells Scarlett O’Hara in what is widely considered the most iconic screen kiss of all time. What woman wouldn’t want to hear those words? From Here To Eternity: Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr’s sandy, water-logged embrace has been replicated, and parodied, many times over. The sheer physicality of the scene, during which their characters passionately kiss on the beach as waves wash over them, makes it an enduring cinematic moment. Titanic: Who could forget one of the most iconic scenes in James Cameron’s Oscar-winning disaster epic, when Jack and Rose first cemented their romance while enjoying the freedom of standing on the steamship’s bow. Dirty Dancing: You have to wait the entire movie for it, but when Johnny returns to dance with Baby at the end of this 1987 cult classic and takes her into his arms, it’s impossible not to swoon. Ghost: Not even death could stop Patrick Swayze’s character Sam from comforting his grieving partner Molly (Demi Moore) in a scene that must have boosted sales in pottery wheels. Pretty Woman: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts made fire escapes sexy when their characters finally kissed at the end of Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy about a businessman who falls in love with a prostitute. When Harry Met Sally: This is that other memorable scene from Rob Reiner’s comedy about two long-time friends (played by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) who finally give in to their feelings for one another. The Notebook: They reportedly didn’t get along on set, but Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling channelled that tension into their characters’ memorable meeting in Nicholas Sparks’ romantic drama. Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire may not be remembered as the best Spider-Man, but his upside-down kiss in the rain with Kirsten Dunst will stand the test of time. But filming the kiss was a challenge, with water constantly running into Tobey’s nose. Twilight: There isn’t a teenage girl, or many grown women for that matter, who hasn’t watched Bella and Edward’s first passionate kiss on repeat. Forbidden love between a girl and a vampire, what’s not to like?