21 Memorable Movie Kisses That Will Make You Melt All Over Again

Never underestimate the power of a good kiss — offscreen or on it. There's a reason we fell hard for certain romantic movies (cough, The Notebook with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, cough) and a lot of it has to do with the seriously hot make out scenes between the two love interests. Whether the following kisses could be described as steamy or just plain sweet, they were nothing if not memorable. Click through to see the 21 movie kisses that stole our hearts — and why.

by Kaitlin Reilly

'Spider-Man' (2002)

After Peter Parker/Spider-Man rescues Mary Jane yet again, MJ thanks the superhero by removing half of his mask and kissing him. Oh, and did I mention it was in the rain? Yeah. Just try to replicate that effectively.

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'The Notebook' (2004)

“It wasn’t over! It still isn’t over!” Hotter words have never been said by Ryan Gosling, whose character then pulls Rachel McAdams’ character in for one of the steamiest scenes of the romantic drama.

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (2007)

The final film to feature Will and Elizabeth also happens to feature the greatest kiss of the entire franchise. Will and Elizabeth are locked in a battle with Davey Jones’ henchmen, and ask Captain Barbossa to marry them on the ship — during the battle. Barbossa does, and the couple seals the deal with this dangerously sexy kiss.

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'Twilight' (2008)

Say what you will about Twilight (oh, and I know you’ll say it) but you really can’t deny the chemistry between Bella and Edward during their very first kiss.

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'The Breakfast Club' (1985)

Two members of the ’80s movie brat pack finally get together at the end of John Hughes’ iconic detention flick. Bender, “the criminal,” shares a sweet kiss with the popular “princess” Claire — despite their bickering throughout most of Saturday detention.

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'10 Things I Hate About You' (1999)

The teen rom com is based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, but you probably don’t remember this sweet kiss at the end of that play. Reformed bad boy Patrick makes amends with his love interest Kat by buying her a guitar with the money that he received from taking her to prom — a gesture that was reciprocated with this make out session.

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'Casablanca' (1942)

Star-crossed lovers Rick and Ilsa don’t end up together at the end of Casablanca because Rick makes her board the plane to be with her husband. Somehow, that just makes their final kiss all the more romantic.

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'Sex and the City' (2008)

The HBO series’ spinoff film shows Carrie trying to move on from Big after he kinda-sorta leaves her at the alter. When he reveals that he has built her the closet of her dreams, they kiss. (Hey, the girl really loves her clothes.) As Carrie puts it, “it wasn’t logic — it was love.”

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'Slumdog Millionaire' (2009)

Jamal and Latika finally reunite after a series of tragic life circumstances keeps them apart. Their reunion kiss at the train platform is sweet and well worth the wait.

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'Ghost' (1990)

“Unchained Melody” (and clay) will forever be associated with the hot love scene between soon-to-be ghost Sam and his girlfriend Molly.

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'The Fault In Our Stars' (2014)

Sure, the Fault In Our Stars kiss is a little controversial — it takes place in the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam — but the culmination of the romantic tension between August and Hazel made audiences squeal regardless.

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'The Princess Bride' (1987)

Buttercup is a soon-to-be princess. Westley is a stable boy. She thinks he died at the hands of a vicious pirate. He didn’t. And their reunion kiss was hot.

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'Love & Basketball' (2000)

Monica and Quincy are neighbors who have harbored secret feelings for one another for years. They finally acknowledge their mutual attraction after a disappointing school dance, and their sweet kiss turns super steamy.

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'Juno' (2007)

Juno and Paulie finally acknowledge their more-than-platonic feelings for one another and at the end of the Diablo Cody-penned pregnancy dramedy and the result is a sweet (err, kind of) kiss on their high school track.

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'Star Wars Episode V: Return of the Jedi' (1983)

All the sexual tension between Princess Leia and Han Solo came to a head in Return of the Jedi — it’s really too bad Leia had to kiss her own brother for Han Solo to realize what was right in front of him.

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'Blue Is The Warmest Color' (2013)

This film became known for its scenes that depict a little bit more than just kissing, but perhaps one of the sweetest moments of the French coming-of-age story is the first kiss between questioning Adele and her crush Emma.

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'Lady and the Tramp' (1955)

It’s quite literally puppy love, but the famous spaghetti scene between Lady and Tramp will have you rooting for these two dogs to overcome the barriers of class and fall in love.

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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' (2012)

It was the kiss nearly 10 years in the making. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger did what fans had wanted them to do for years in the final film of the Harry Potter franchise and locked lips. Finally!

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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961)

Holly is kind of a mess who doesn’t want to get attached to anything — or, more specifically, anyone. But when she tries to prove it by releasing her cat into a rainstorm (dumb, dumb idea) Paul comes chasing after her, confessing his love. It’s only then that she finally admits that she returns his affections with this epic kiss.

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'Pretty In Pink' (1984)

You know what makes your entire family forgetting your birthday less horrible? Getting to make out with the hot senior over a cake he made just for you.

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'Divergent' (2014)

Sure, Four was kind of a jerk to Tris from the get go, but it was just to protect her, you guys. This hot kiss happened after he admitted as such — because secretly, Four is just a big ol’ softie.

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