Film Kisses of All Time
in Cinematic History
|Film Title/Year and Description of Kiss in Movie Scene|
Tattoo-Touching and Lesbian Kissing
The Wachowski brothers' debut film was this clever thriller and stylishly sexy neo-noir crime film. Two leading actresses portrayed a scheming pair of femme fatales who experienced a believable, titillating, Sapphic sexual liaison:
While Corky renovated the next-door apartment, they both plotted to abscond $2 million from Violet's boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano) while engaging in steamy girl-on-girl scenes.
In a sofa seduction scene with her bulging cleavage showing, black lingerie-wearing Violet asked: "Do I make you nervous, Corky?" and then admitted boldly: "I'm trying to seduce you." With a tantalizing request, she urged Corky to feel her breast's tattoo. She then moistened Corky's finger by sucking it in her mouth and then placed it between her legs, as she confessed and proved her true feelings:
She then begged for a kiss ("Please, kiss me") with their mouths close to each other in full-closeup.
Auto-Erotic Crash Kiss
David Cronenberg's coldly-erotic drama was deliberately controversial and repulsive with slightly depraved, raw scenes involving fetishistic individuals who had survived gruesome automobile crashes and felt compelled to rewatch and also re-enact the auto accidents.
In the film's startling conclusion that further explored the characters' obsession with the sexual energy derived from crashes, TV commercial producer/director James Ballard (James Spader) deliberately rear-ended his icy-blonde wife Catherine's (Deborah Kara Unger) sports-car.
After she was thrown from the car onto the ground next to the wreck, he made love to her from behind, after learning that she was all right. He also promised her a more deadly crash the next time:
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Prolonged and Sensual Goodnight Kiss
Writer/director Cameron Crowe's popular sports-related romantic drama told about the life of an egotistical sports agent. It told of his developing relationship:
After he finished his date with her on her house porch, he hesitated to give her a kiss. She responded by aggressively and impulsively grabbing him behind the neck, pulling him close and kissing him on the lips. Then they gave each other a perfunctory 'goodnight', but they didn't part.
As he slowly moved her shoulder wrap to the sides, he accidentally pulled her thin black dress straps loose ("Oops!"). When slowly re-tying them behind her neck (after suggesting: "Let me fix this"), he kissed her on the side of her neck, on her shoulder and on her bare chest - and on her lips.
As he continued to kiss her, she told him:
She agreed when he replied: "Oh, hell, yes." After she briefly checked with Nanny Chad (Todd Louiso), the scene followed them inside the house, where she stripped him of his T-shirt in the living room (serenaded by a tape of jazz tunes), and then into her bedroom, where they laid embracing on her bed. He cautioned: "You know this is gonna change everything" (she responded: "Promise?") before they had sex together.
Lynne Stopkewich's debut film was a controversial and provocative limited-release independent film about the taboo subject of necrophilia.
The main character was sympathetically-portrayed as:
Fascinated with death from her early childhood, she exercised her obsession with finding spiritual calm and erotic attraction to the dead, by kissing a corpse in a coffin ("I've always been fascinated by death. The feel of it, the smell of it, the quietness of it").
In the film's most talked-about scene about 45 minutes into the film, she had sex with the corpse of an accident victim under harsh and glaring flourescent lighting in the embalming room. In her panties and bra, she first twirled around and circled the table holding the corpse. After stripping her clothes off, she then moved onto the end of the metal table, climbed on, and straddled the pallid body. The intensity of her sexual feelings glowed a bright white before the scene ended.
By the film's grim ending, her romantically-obsessed student boyfriend Matt (Peter Outerbridge) learned of her love of death, so he decided to commit suicide by hanging himself naked (with her present, in his room filled with lit candles) in order to be with her forever. When she tried to stop him and professed to love him, he replied: "No, you don't Sandra, but you will" before he kicked over the stool and ended his life.
When she was alone with Matt's corpse at the funeral home, she thought to herself:
This was the eighth film in the action-oriented science fiction series, and the first without the members of the original cast of Star Trek.
Captured android Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) (with an implanted emotion chip) from the USS Enterprise was threatened by the sexy and cunning Borg Queen (Alice Krige), an arch-enemy and the leader of a cybernetics-enhanced race:
The Borg Queen's mission was to absorb or assimilate all other species or cultures into their collective consciousness:
She attempted a seduction of Data by grafting organic, human flesh onto his arm (she assisted him in his goal to become more fully human) and the promise of having sex with him. Their full profiles filled the frame as she kissed him:
Her plan was to have him surrender encryption codes that would allow her to take over the USS Enterprise.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Kisses in Life and Death
Australian writer/director Baz Luhrmann's hip, retro-futuristic version of Shakespeare's tragic play about star-crossed lovers starred:
The film featured a flamboyant modernizing with gang warfare between the Montague and Capulet Boys, guns, and MTV-style filming.
The young couple from opposing families first met at a costume ball, where "bright angel" Juliet was wearing angel wings, while he was dressed in knight's armor. They first saw each other on opposite sides of an aquarium tank (with colorful fish), and soon flirtateously kissed each other in an elevator after love at first sight - although Romeo was dismayed to learn that she was a Capulet.
Following the crucial balcony scene, they plunged into a swimming pool where they kissed below and above water.
In the climactic double-suicide scene at film's end, Juliet regained consciousness on a flower-strewn altar lit by 2,000 candles just as Romeo was poisoning himself with a lethal drug (bought from a drug dealer). He thought she was dead in the Capulet vault, although her death by poison was only faked. She noticed his small poison vial and remarked: "What's here? Poison? Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after?" Hoping to taste a drop of two of poison from his lips, she kissed him before he expired.
She sobbed, her cries echoing in the immense chamber. She noticed Romeo's semi-automatic hand-gun, picked it up, and cocked its trigger. She placed the gun barrel to the left side of her head and pulled the trigger - to be together with Romeo and join him forever. The scene ended with a montage of their loving relationship seen earlier.
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