Best and Most Memorable
Film Kisses of All Time
in Cinematic History


Best Movie Kisses of All-Time
Title Screen
Film Title/Year and Description of Kiss in Movie Scene

BloodRayne (2005)

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:

  • Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger), a nervous ranch-hand
  • Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), a rodeo cowboy

They grew close while herding sheep in the summer of 1963 on an isolated Wyoming mountain known as Brokeback. 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.

Reunited Four Years Later

Much later in the film during their reunion four years later in 1967 (when both were now married), 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

Ennis and Jack Together In a Tent

Kids in America (2005)

Longest Kiss

In Filmsite's selection of memorable kisses, where would the list be without this film kiss? - director Josh Stolberg's comedy about a teen romance was built upon reproducing famous screen kisses, such as:

  • the short kiss in the rain in Say Anything... (1989) between John Cusack and Ione Skye
  • the birthday kiss in Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • the red-bikinied Phoebe Cates' poolside fantasy kiss in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

The film ended, and established the world record for the longest on-screen kiss, with an uninterrupted kiss between:

  • Holden Donovan (Gregory Smith), a film-obsessed student
  • Charlotte Pratt (Stephanie Sherrin), his girlfriend

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."

[Note: It is only a legend or myth that the kiss in You're in the Army Now (1941) lasted 185 seconds. The kiss in question was actually two kisses (broken up by cutaways) that lasted a total of only 24 seconds. See for proof.]

Charlotte removed Holden's glasses and began the 6-minute kiss with the command: "ACTION."

Duplicating 'Say Anything...' Kiss

Duplicating 'Sixteen Candles' Kiss

Duplicating 'Fast Times...' Kiss

Longest Kiss: Holden with Charlotte

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):

John: "Come on, honey. Come to Daddy." (She hit him in the face with a frying pan, and smashed him into a glass wall cabinet.)
Jane: "Who's your Daddy now?"

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, UK)

Modernized Kisses

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:

Elizabeth: "From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry."
Darcy: "Forgive me, madam, for taking up so much of your time."

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":

Darcy: "How are you this evening, my dear?"
Elizabeth: "Very well, only I wish you would not call me 'my dear.'"
Darcy: (chuckling) "Why?"
Elizabeth: "Because it's what my father always calls my mother when he's cross about something."
Darcy: "What endearments am I allowed?"
Elizabeth: "Well let me think: 'Lizzie' for every day, 'My Pearl' for Sundays, and 'Goddess Divine' - but only on very special occasions."
Darcy: "And what shall I call you when I'm cross? Mrs. Darcy?"
Elizabeth: "No! No. You may only call me 'Mrs. Darcy' when you are completely and perfectly and incandescently happy."
Darcy: "Then how are you this evening, Mrs. Darcy? (He kissed her forehead) Mrs. Darcy. (He kissed her on her left cheek) Mrs. Darcy. (He kissed her nose) Mrs. Darcy. (He kissed her right cheek) Mrs. Darcy." (He kissed her mouth)

"Lizzie" Bennet (Keira Knightley)

"Lizzie" with Mr. Darcy at Dawn on the Moors

Additional Extended Scene At Night

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:

  • John R. "Johnny" Cash (Joaquin Phoenix), a country singer
  • June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), also a country singer, Cash's eventual wife

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.:

Johnny: "Sorry for the interruption, folks, but uh, I gotta ask June here a question before we finish this song."
June: "What's that, John?"
Johnny: "Will you marry me?"
June: "Why don't we just sing the song, John."
Johnny: "No, darlin'."
June: "Come on, finish the song. People want to hear us sing."
Johnny: "Sorry folks, but uh, I just can't do this song anymore unless she's gonna marry me. It'd just be like we're lyin.'"
June: "We've got these people all revved up, John. Now c'mon, let's sing Jackson for 'em."
Johnny: "You've got me all revved up. Now I've asked you forty different ways and it's time you come up with a fresh answer."
June: "Please sing."

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:

"I'm asking you to marry me. I love you, June. Now, I know I said and done a lotta things - that I hurt you - but I promise, I'll never do that again. I only want to take care of you. I will not leave you like that dutch boy with your finger in the dam ...You're my best friend. Marry me."

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.

Best and Most Memorable Film Kisses
(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
1962-1965 | 1966-1968 | 1969-1971 | 1972-1976 | 1977-1981 | 1982
1983-1984 | 1985-1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989-1990 | 1991 | 1992-1993 | 1994
1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006-2007 | 2008 | 2009-

Previous Page Next Page