We really love a good kiss at STACK… especially in the movies. So, in celebration of all those deliciously steamy smooches (and spankings) between Fifty Shades Darker‘s Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, we’ve put together a few stand-out onscreen pashes.
One of the most famous kiss scenes of all time, this one’s got the lot – violins playing in the background, rain pouring down, a slow long kiss… and a latex suit – if you’re into that kind of thing. Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire nail this one, which is no easy task given one of them is upside down. This kiss is so popular among fans that there’s fan art dedicated to it and forums where people tell of their experiences trying to recreate it… which isn’t weird at all.
SCORE: 3.5 latex masks out of 5.
LADY AND THE TRAMP
If Lady and the Tramp has taught us anything, it’s that love can be found anywhere – and that includes between a sophisticated cocker spaniel and a stray mongrel. While bonding over a candlelit Italian dinner, Lady and the Tramp share a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs… and well, you’ve all seen it, I don’t need to explain the rest. Yes, the kiss is very cute, but what really gets me in this scene is what happens immediately after the kiss, when Tramp nudges the last meatball to Lady for her to have. Lady, a word of advice for you: any male who is willing to give up the last meatball for his love is a keeper. Leash him up, stat.
SCORE: 4.5 worming tablets out of 5.
Brokeback Mountain’s reunion kiss scene really is one of the most passionate, raw and exhilarating kisses on film. After having not seen each other in four years, Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) visits Ennis (Heath Ledger) who greets him in the driveway with a series of all-encompassing, lustful, almost-violent smooches. What makes this kiss even better is Ennis, who is quite a shy character up until this scene, giving himself over to the passion of the moment, and Jack’s expression of utter surprise at Ennis being so openly amorous. While it’s an intense kiss, it’s also a heartbreaking one, as Jack and Ennis know they can never truly be together.
SCORE: 4 “fishing trips” out of 5.
It’s one of the most iconic scenes in movie history – Rose and Jack, arms outstretched, on the bow of the doomed Titanic, with My Heart Will Go On (Instrumental Version) playing in the background. The kiss itself was majestic: the wind blowing in their hair and the mighty Titanic their backdrop, as they pash for a good 28 seconds. Watching it back now though, it does make me cringe a little (“I’m flying, Jack. I’m flying!” Ugh!), but when I first saw it at age 11, it made me want to fall in love with my own homeless drifter/out-of-work artist who could dangle me over the bows of ships.
SCORE: 4 Celine Dion CDs out of 5.