What makes a really great Hollywood kiss?
I’m trying to find out. And I want you to FIGHT TO THE DEATH (well, not literally) for your favourite.
I’m currently writing a book I’m not allowed to talk about yet, and, yes, it involves kissing. For it, I need insight into what *you* like out of a kissing scene, and why. So, I asked the wonderful hive-mind of Twitter what your favourite movie kiss is.
A LOT of you had MANY OPINIONS and I’m delighted to reveal the longlist….
The Breakfast Club
Who kisses who? Claire and Bender
“Don’t YOU, forget about me… *AIR PUNCH*”
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Who kisses who? Bridget and Mark Darcy
“Nice boys don’t kiss like that.”
“Oh yes, they fucking do.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Who kisses who? Ron and Hermione
WE WAITED SEVEN BOOKS AND EIGHT FILMS FOR THIS KISS. WE EVEN ENDURED THE AWKWARD SCENE WHERE HARRY AND HERMIONE DANCED IN A TENT FOR THIS KISS.
Who kisses who? Spiderman and Mary Jane
From Here to Eternity
Who kisses who? Sergeant Milton Warden and Karen Holmes
Top fact: This kiss inspired T-Spoon
(that fact may not be true)
The Princess Bride
Who kisses who? Westley and Buttercup
Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.
A Room With A View
Who kisses who? Lucy and George
A solid head-grabber, this one. “POOR CECIL”
Who kisses who? Rosie and Alex
This is what happens when you let people vote for things…
My Beautiful Laundrette
Who kisses who? Omar and Johnny
Who knew a laundrette could be so sexual?
Who kisses who? Christian and Satine
If you haven’t sang the boy-girl duet from ‘Elephant Love Melody’ during a traffic jam than you’re not living life, quite frankly.
Who kisses who? Baby and Johnny
“Come ‘ERE LoverBoy.”
Who kisses who? Josh and Cher
No suck and blow here, thank you very much
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Who kisses who? Holly and Paul
Rain. Cat. Hints of prostitution…
Who kisses who? Noah and Aliie
“It wasn’t over, IT STILL ISN’T OVER.” …and, with that, every girl dies a little inside, whenever she kisses someone who isn’t Ryan Gosling
Who kisses who? Jack and Ennis
Proof that head-clutching is not a heteronormative kissing phenomenon
Romeo and Juliet
Who kisses who? Romeo and Juliet. Obvs.
The Stealthy Elevator kiss beat the Sexy Swimming Pool kiss by a hair of a whisker in the prelims. Will that damage its chances of an overall win?
10 Things I Hate About You
Who kisses who? Kat and Patrick
I have a lot of Heath fans on my timeline, it appears. HERE COMES THE HAIR TUCK!
Who kisses who? Vadar and Thomas
Before the bees came…
Holly, how the hell did you come up with this list?
There were too many nominations to fight them all to the death. This longlist was made up of each kiss that was nominated more than once.
What’s going to happen now?
Apart from all of us feeling dissatisfied by our own romantic lives? Well.. I’m going to randomly pull two kisses out of a hat (ASDA bag) and then pip them against each other on Twitter. Check the #BestMovieKiss hashtag once a day to make sure you can vote for your favourite.
This is sudden death. If a kiss doesn’t win a Twitter poll, it’s out. We keep going until we get a WINNER.