Monday, December 30, 2013

Kiss Me Now: Best Movie Kisses of All Time

In honor of all impending New Year's kisses tomorrow night, here are 9 of our favorite movie kisses of all time, in no particular order. We'll save the 10th spot for your New Year's kiss. Here's to hoping that when the clock strikes midnight, your kisses are as hot as these, although hopefully they come with less of the drama.  Smooch on! Muah!


Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Kissers: Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal
Background: Harry (Crystal) realizes he loves his best friend Sally (Ryan) and hunts her down to kiss her on New Year's Eve!


Movie: Abandon
Kissers:  Charlie Hunnam & Katie Holmes
Background: Virginal Katie (Holmes) is seduced by charismatic & genius director, Embry (Hunnam).  One of them may or may not end up being a crazy stalker, but this first kiss is a work of art.


Movie: Atonement
Kissers:  Keira Knightley & James McAvoy
Background: Separated by class, childhood friends Robbie (McAvoy) and Cecilia (Knightley) recognize their reciprocal love for each other after Robbie accidentally sends Cecilia a provocative love note.  However, this library scene sets the stage for the heartbreaking turmoil in the rest of the movie when Cecilia's sister sees & misinterprets their love.


Movie: The Notebook
Kissers: Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams 
Background: If you don't know what The Notebook is about, you've been living under a rock.


Movie: Dirty Dancing
Kissers:  Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey
Background: Innocent Baby (Grey) falls in love with a jaded dance instructor (Johnny) & they dance their way to a first kiss and much more...


Movie: Jerry Maguire
Kissers:  Tom Cruise & Renee Zellweger
Background: Jerry (Cruise) realizes his success means nothing if he cannot share it with his wife Dorothy (Renee).  So he interrupts her divorced women meet-up group and utters these famous words "You complete me."  To which she utters back, equally as famous, "You had me at hello."


Movie: Match Point
Kissers:  Scarlett Johansson & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Background: Though both are with other people, Chris (Rhys Meyers) runs into the rain to pursue emotional Nola (Johansson).  Spoiler Alert: Unfortunately, one of these two may or not kill the other one at the end of the movie.


Movie: Jane Eyre
Kissers:  Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikowska
Background: Jane (Wasikowska) is heartbroken because she thinks Mr. Rochester is about to marry someone else.  But Mr. Rochester wants Jane as a wife instead of a Governess.


Movie: Cold Mountain
Kissers: Jude Law & Nicole Kidman
Background: Moments before leaving to fight in the Civil War, Inman (Law) kisses Ada (Kidman) for the first time.  This one fleeting kiss sustains their passion and fuels them for the rest of the movie.

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