Kissing 101 – Learn From the Stars

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So where did we all learn how to kiss? 

A large fraction of the population learned how to kiss through watching movies or television shows. From Casablanca to Gone with the Wind to Lady and the Tramp, these movies depict how a perfect kiss should be. You can try improving your kissing skills by watching Hollywood’s best film kisses. Here’s my top 10 list:


Kids in America

(Gregory Smith & Stephanie Sherrin)

This movie is about a budding teen romance built upon reproducing Hollywood’s famous on-screen kisses. What’s interesting to note is that this movie holds the record for the longest on-screen kissing scenes – 6 minutes – which can be seen in the end credits.


Before Sunrise

(Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy)

The movie features a series of “getting acquainted kisses” between Jesse and Celine as they travelled around Vienna.


Rear Window

(James Stewart & Grace Kelly)

This film is famous for the “sleeping” kissing scene between Stewart and Kelly. Kelly approaches a sleeping Stewart, in a scene beautifully shot by the great Alfred Hitchcock, and right before she kisses him, he wakes up.



(Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze)

Pottery at its finest. The most unforgettable scene in this movie is the passionate kissing and lovemaking between them whilst Moore’s character is shaping a clay vase with legs spread open. You wouldn’t want to miss that one.


A Room with a View

(Julian Sands & Helena Bonham -Carter)

This movie features an outdoor kissing scene between the feisty Lucy and free-spirited George. After this unexpected and sensuous “passion-awakening kiss”, Lucy was forced to ending her engagement to her suitor, Cecil, played by Daniel-Day Lewis.


The Notebook

(Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling)

A sentimental movie about separation and finding your way back, this film is filled with kisses, the most memorable one being the rain-soaked kiss that came after Allie discovered that Noah had written her 365 letters for each day of the year which were intercepted by her mother and led her to believe that he had forgotten about her. 


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

(Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher)

Who could forget the moment of jaw-dropping truth when the audience realized that this saga wasn’t a film about incest? After Leia said she “would rather kiss a wookie” we all thought dear old Han Solo wasn’t going to get her. But our feisty little princess was no match for the charms of our rugged Han.


The Matrix Reloaded

(Keanu Reeves & Monica Bellucci)

Ah, Monica Bellucci. She plays the love-starved and emotionally-needy wife of the Merovingian. To get back at her husband, she makes a bargain with Neo and Trinity. In exchange for bringing them to the Keymaker, she asks for a sample kiss. “…A kiss…I want you to kiss me, as if you were kissing her… You love her, she loves you. It’s all over you both. A long time ago, I knew what that felt like. I want to remember it. I want to sample it. That’s all. Just a sample…It’s just a kiss”. Neo fails at first and on the second try, Persephone sighs and says, “Yes, that’s it.” 



(Sean Biggerstaff & Emilia Fox)

Art student Ben Willis, in this British romantic comedy, has the ability to freeze time in his fantasy world. At the end of the movie, he shows his girlfriend Sharon, played by Emilia Fox, how he could stop time during a snowfall. Ben freezes time and they begin to share a kiss in a beautiful scene.


Jerry Maguire

(Tom Cruise & Renee Zellwegger)

Of course, who could forget the after-date scene between Jerry and Dorothy. In this scene, Dorothy kisses Jerry and while doing so, Jerry accidentally untied the strap to her dress. But that doesn’t stop there. While re-tying the straps, Jerry kisses her on the side of her neck and her shoulders.

So what are you waiting for? Bring out the popcorn and get ready to watch how the stars kiss and tell. May the smooch be with you…

write by Thekla

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