Film Kisses of All Time
in Cinematic History
|Film Title/Year and Description of Kiss in Movie Scene|
Chain-Link Fence Kiss and Other Sensual, Full-body Lesbian Kisses
This dramatic and haunting biopic (the directorial debut made-for-TV film of Michael Cristofer) told about wild, self-destructive, bi-sexual US supermodel cover girl Gia Maria Carangi (Angelina Jolie), who died at the age of 26 due to AIDS (from an infected needle).
In a number of scenes, she played passionate lesbian love games with photographer's assistant make-up artist Linda (Elizabeth Mitchell).
There was a daring, naked fashion-shoot behind a chain-link fence in which they kissed each other across the links.
There was also an extended scene of naked full-body kissing, including a shared shower scene between the two.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Sexy Courtship with a Vigorous Sword
Action film director Martin Campbell's characterization of Zorro was slightly comedic in this executive-produced action-adventure swashbuckler - the first Zorro picture made in Hollywood in many years.
After being imprisoned for twenty years, nobleman Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro (Anthony Hopkins) passed on his mission and sword blade to a young apprentice successor - Mexican thief Alejandro Murrieta /Zorro (Antonio Banderas). Many years earlier, Zorro's infant daughter Elena was kidnapped - and was now grown to be a beautiful young lady (Catherine Zeta-Jones), aligned with Zorro's arch-enemy Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson) (she had been told that he was her father).
During the tale, the feisty Elena came upon Alejandro in the barn of Montero's hacienda and claimed: "Give it back...Whatever it is you have stolen from my father. I want it back. Give it to me." She seriously professed that she was up to a sword duel challenge: "I have had the proper instruction since I was four." His sword handle popped up at the thought of fighting with her.
She proved she was skillfully trained by slashing his black costume and holding him at swordpoint. He removed his hat, and she removed her blue robe, as they became more vigorous. She also complimented him when he cut her white slip ("Not bad"). He replied "Not bad at all" while he stole a kiss from her. She was doubly enraged when he cut the sleeve of her blouse and even stole a second kiss from her.
The climax of the duel came when he held her at swordpoint, commanded: "Don't move!", and dissected her blouse with a number of diagonal slashes. When her blouse fell to the floor, she stood there topless (except for her hair covering her breasts). She turned and covered herself with his hat, as he approached:
Afterwards, she reported to her father: "He was young and vigorous...very vigorous."
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Long Sensuous and Awkward Kisses
Martin Brest's tedious, manipulative and overly-long romance film was rich in production values due to its lavish budget. It told of the privileged rich in Newport, Rhode Island and in a Manhattan triplex penthouse. The two main characters who experienced romance together were:
Parrish's beloved Susan fell in love with the passionless, metaphysical doppelgänger Joe Black in a doomed relationship. (Although engaged to be married, she had recently met the young lawyer in a coffeeshop before his startling death, after which his deceased body was inhabited by Death, and she couldn't understand why he acted differently.) The chemistry between the two good-looking yet bland and passive stars was sometimes visible, but their interactions were protracted, strange, and overblown.
The two fell in love, after a few protracted, intensely slow and tender kisses between the couple, first in the rare book library of the home. She asked: "Joe, may I kiss you?" His answer: "Why yes, you can." When he kissed her, he didn't seem to know what to do. It took a few smooches for him to reciprocate. After their kisses, they awkwardly and formally introduced themselves:
Then, they experienced a lingering love-making scene in which the two kissed, and then she slowly undressed him - first his coat, then his tie, vest, and white shirt.
Once his chest was naked, he began to assist Susan in stripping off her clothes, and she let down her hair. Soon, they stood naked kissing, and then reclined back and made love for the first time.
Practical Magic (1998)
Dreamy Life of Love and Family with a Man
In this romantic fantasy story about witches, Sandra Bullock (as introspective orphaned Sally Owens), who grew up in a family of ostracized witches, ran into the local town to find Michael (Mark Feuerstein).
She jumped into his arms and kissed him in the street, to the sounds of Faith Hill singing: "This Kiss":
The film dissolved into three years later, where she was still kissing him (although he was now bearded), while she narrated (in voice-over) a letter written to her red-haired sister Gillian (Nicole Kidman). She was now married, with two daughters, Kylie (Evan Rachel Wood) and Antonia (Alexandra Artrip):
He was her 'dream' of having a normal family. She thought that the "curse on any man who dared love an Owens woman" had been lifted, but Michael didn't have long to live. He narrowly avoided being struck by a pack of cyclists in town while he was carting fresh produce on a dolly, but then he was hit head-on by a truck. Michael died an untimely death - proving the curse to be true and leaving her a widow with two children.
She railed against her Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) who had cast the killing spell, and who never suspected that Sally would really fall in love and become happy:
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
"My Love is Deep" Kiss and "You Will Never Age for Me" Good-bye Kiss
This Best Picture-winning romance/period drama portrayed a love affair of the famed English playwright, at the time he was writing one of his most famous romantic tragedies:
Will came to her and they kissed and undressed each other:
He lovingly unwrapped the bound torso of Viola - as she spun and twirled around, her nakedness was slowly revealed before they kissed and made love. Afterwards, Viola told Will as they were in bed:
She rolled over and kissed him and they shared the night together. The next morning when the rooster crowed, she urged: "You would not leave me" and kissed him, although he moaned: "I must." She continued to tempt him to remain in bed with her, and he became convinced to linger, although then, she changed her mind and wanted him to go so that she would be able to act in his play: "It's broad day. The rooster tells us so."
She became his inspiration for his new work, titled "Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter," in a scene that cross-cut between further sensual touching, kissing, and sexual intercourse between them and a practice-performance of Shakespeare's new play - with well-timed words:
They kissed in the film's tearjerking conclusion as she departed for Virginia, and they pledged themselves to each other forever when they said good-bye:
The Wedding Singer (1998)
A Life-Changing Practice Church Kiss
The outcome of this mid-80s era romantic comedy about the impending marriages of a mis-matched couple were altered with one kiss. The two couples engaged to marry the wrong people were:
Things changed after Julia was urged by her cousin Holly (Christine Taylor) to receive a special church practice kiss, when Robbie was helping to plan Julia's wedding. It was described by Julia:
The film predictably ended with aspiring song-writer Robbie and Julia finally finding love together - with two kisses:
Wild Things (1998)
Swimming Pool Lesbian Kiss
Director John McNaughton's 'guilty pleasure' erotic, film-noirish thriller with plot twists featured a sexy, swimming pool lesbian kiss (extended only in the uncut version) between:
Suzie untied the straps of Kelly's bikini top, as they kissed, and soon they were both topless and in each other's arms.
(in chronological order by film title)
Introduction | 1896-1925 | 1926-1927 | 1928-1932 | 1933-1936 | 1937-1939 | 1940-1941
1942-1943 | 1944-1946 | 1947-1951 | 1952-1954 | 1955 - 1 | 1955 - 2 | 1956-1958 | 1959-1961
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