Film Kisses of All Time
in Cinematic History
|Film Title/Year and Description of Kiss in Movie Scene|
Aggressive Stand-up Kisses
Notorious director Uwe Boll's video game adaptation was a vampire sword-and-sorcery action film.
Rayne was the title character in 18th century Eastern Europe -- a beautiful but vengeful half-human, half-vampire Dhampir (Kristanna Loken), whose patriarchal father was evil ruler Lord Kagan (Ben Kingsley).
In the film, she aggressively seduced Sebastian (Matthew Davis), one of three vampire hunters from the ancient Brimstone Society. She grabbed iron cell-bars that Sebastian was backed up against and proceeded to kiss and have sex with him, standing up, similar to the scene in The Last Seduction (1994).
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Two Cowboy Kisses: First Intimate Kiss and Reunion Kiss
Director Ang Lee's Best Picture-nominated romantic drama was a controversial yet popular film about the complex sexual relationship between two western sheepherders:
They grew close while herding sheep in the summer on an isolated Wyoming mountain. At first, Ennis rebuffed Jack's daring attempt to kiss him in a tent and to mutually touch each other, but then returned sheepishly with his hat in hand and accepted their first kiss - before their first sexual experience (anal intercourse) together.
Much later in the film during their reunion four years later, the two hugged each other tightly -- Ennis, nervously looking around, then forcefully grabbed Jack and pushed him into a secluded spot by stairs where they kissed hungrily - while Ennis' wife Alma (Michelle Williams) accidentally spied on their embracing passion from above and turned away. This kiss was voted "the best screen kiss of all time" by a 2007 online poll conducted by Europe's DVD rental company LOVEFiLM.com.
Kids in America (2005)
In Filmsite's selection of memorable kisses, where would the list be without this film kiss? - director Josh Stolberg's story of a teen romance was built upon reproducing famous screen kisses, such as:
The film ended, and established the world record for the longest on-screen kiss, with an uninterrupted kiss between:
The kiss lasted just over six minutes during the end credits, to the tune of Brother Love's "Summertime."
Holden explained how he wanted to recreate the 3-minute and 5-second screen kiss from the film You're in the Army Now (1941) between Jane Wyman and Regis Toomey. To meet his "challenge" and "rewrite a little bit of film history,"
Charlotte removed Holden's glasses and began the 6-minute kiss with the command: "ACTION."
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Sizzling 'Best Kiss'
The romantic and sizzling interplay between co-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (as married assassins John and Jane Smith targeting each other) in director Doug Liman's action/comedy consequently led to Pitt's divorce from Jennifer Aniston and his close partnering with Jolie.
The film was nominated with MTV's Movie Award for Best Kiss, and lost to Brokeback Mountain's same-sex kiss (see above), for the scene of their passionate shooting and martial-arts brawl in their own house (that nearly destroyed it):
Their brutal altercation led to violent love-making, although they were already completely exhausted and kept smacking each other. She got on top and greeted him ("Hi, stranger"), when neighbors interrupted them at their door with a policeman present ("Is everything OK? We heard an awful ruckus").
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Director Joe Wright's romantic epic, another remake and adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel, told about the marital plights of five daughters in the Bennet family.
Self-involved Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) and feisty, prideful and outspoken Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet (Keira Knightley) met frequently with longing looks and some kisses. [In the original book, there was no kissing between Darcy and Elizabeth.]
During one heated exchange between them during a rainstorm, Mr. Darcy proposed marriage to her. However, she verbally sparred with the arrogant Mr. Darcy, refusing his proposal and vowing that she would never marry him:
Later in the film's conclusion, they again met - on the moors at dawn, both admitting they couldn't sleep. After Darcy approached from afar, Elizabeth made amends with him. He admitted his actions were all for her: "Surely you must know it was all for you." He confessed his feelings hadn't changed since the previous April: "My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I would have to tell you, you have bewitched my body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." She responded: "Well then (she kissed his outstretched hand), your hands are cold." They kissed with the glaring sun between them.
An additional kissing scene was tacked on. It was a schmaltzy sugary ending (in the US-released version, an extended sequence), when they were on a terrace in the dark of the night, sharing post-nuptial bliss. He discussed how she should be greeted. As he kissed her, he repeatedly whispered and called her "Mrs. Darcy":
V for Vendetta (2005)
In this comic book fantasy from director James McTeigue, the futuristic and dystopian thriller told about a mysterious, verse-spouting vigilante and anarchistic freedom fighter code-named V (Hugo Weaving) - with a permanent Guy Fawkes mask (to cover his disfigurement).
His quest was to topple an oppressive and fascistic British government run by Chancellor Adam Sutler (John Hurt), with a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, 2020 - the anniversary of Fawkes' execution in 1605. He was regarded by the government as a terrorist.
Alternatingly protective and cruel, a terrifying, uneasy and inspiring relationship developed between V and his young protege - radicalized British Television Network production assistant Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) - a working-class girl whom he rescued during an attempted rape.
On the eve of V's revolution, she had returned to V's secret lair (where she had earlier been protectively kept for her own safety, and suffered a fake torture-interrogation). She listened to the song: "Cry Me A River" (sung by Julie London), when V asked her to dance with him ("A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having"). She agreed: "I'd love to." In his arms, she claimed she didn't know him: "I don't even know what you really look like" and she attempted to remove his mask. V stopped her: "Evey, please. There is a face beneath this mask but it's not me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it or the bones beneath them." She respected his wish ("I understand").
As he left her, in an abandoned London Underground tunnel next to a train, she kissed him goodbye on his mask, before he left - and shortly before he was mortally wounded.
The film ended with Evey's remembrance of V after his
death in her arms: "No one will ever forget that night and what it
meant for this country. But I will never forget the man and what he
meant to me."
Walk the Line (2005)
On Stage Proposal Kiss
Director James Mangold's biopic of the life and career of a country music legend provided details about the future star performer's earlier life and his lifelong romance:
They had been together for many years (but he was continually turned down for his erratic behavior and use of drugs).
Onstage during a shared tour in the middle of the duet of Jackson between them, he stopped the song. He spoke to the audience, telling them that he couldn't sing anymore unless she married him.:
He apologized to her for saying and doing a lot of things which hurt her, and promised to never do those things again. Then, he proposed with:
She agreed by quietly saying "All right." Johnny was surprised: "Yeah?" and she gave him a slight nod of her head. After kissing, he told the crowd: "In case none of y’all heard, she said 'yes'! She's finally said 'yes'." He hoisted her up in his arms and twirled her around, while the crowd cheered them.
(in chronological order by film title)
Introduction | 1896-1925 | 1926-1927 | 1928-1932 | 1933-1936 | 1937-1939 | 1940-1941
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