I'm a sucker for romantic movies. They make me smile inside, even if things aren't going so well. They make me feel giddy and hopeful. They turn even the most unromantic day into a perfect date night. They mean cuddling and, of course, kissing. Who could forget the kissing?
There's not a more romantic kiss than that which you see on the big screen. That got me thinking about the most romantic movie kisses. You may agree or disagree -- share a comment below with your picks -- but here are my top picks for the most romantic movie kisses ever.
Starring: Elisabeth Shue and George Newbern
The Kiss: When Chris finally gets back to the suburbs and drops off the children she was supposed to watch, Dan, a guy she met during the course of the night, pulls up outside of the house. When she asks him what he's doing there, he pulls out the roller skates that one of the kids, Sara, had left behind. Sara is watching from the upstairs window and she leans out and shouts "Kiss her". Chris and Dan laugh, then he kisses her.
Starring: Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The Kiss: At the end, when the go to the airport, Jess has to say goodbye to Joe and they share an amazing kiss.
Starring: Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt
The Kiss: Kelly runs through the rain calling after Chuck as he drives away. As Chuck stops and gets out, Kelly jumps in his arms and they embrace in a passionate kiss as raindrops fall on them.
Kelly: "I always knew you were alive. Everyone said that I had to stop saying that; that I had to move on. You were the the love of my life."
Chuck: "I love you too Kelly, more than you'll ever know."
Starring: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe
The Kiss: During one of their first meetings, Annette and Sebastian are sitting in the grass and share a cautious, but passionate kiss.
Starring: Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney
The Kiss: When Doug and Kate kiss on the ice after they finish skating their long program.
Spending the summer at Kellerman's Mountain Resort with her family, Baby falls in love with the resident dance instructor, Johnny.
Starring: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
The Kiss: This was another one where we couldn't pick just one kiss as there are a few amazing lip locks between Baby and Johnny! The winner: During the song "Loverboy" when Johnny and Baby are dancing together.
The Runner Up: When they finish their closing dance to "I've Had the Time of My Life", they embrace in a passionate kiss.
After being murdered during a walk home, Sam's love for Molly kept him trapped on earth as a ghost in order to warn her of future dangers.
Starring: Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore
The Kiss: Who can forget that iconic pottery scene, arguably one of the most romantic movie scenes ever?
A true classic romance. Scarlett and Rhett carry on a love affair during the Civil War and Reconstruction Periods.
Starring: Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
The Kiss: When Rhett steals a kiss from Scarlett while he's helping her escape as Atlanta burns.
Starring: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
The Kiss: When Benjamin and Andie kiss in the bathroom on Staten Island.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo
The Kiss: When Elizabeth and David kiss on the rooftop in the garden.
Starring: Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise
The Kiss: When Jerry barges into one of Laurel's male bashing sessions, he asks where Dorothy is. Dorothy stands up and he tells her that she completes him and they kiss.
Starring: Lady and Tramp
The Kiss: When Lady and Tramp are having a spaghetti dinner, they each chew an end of a long noodle and you realize that they're eating on the same strand. They meet in the middle and share a kiss.
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves
The Kiss: When Kate is waiting at the mailbox at the Lakehouse for Alex's response, she falls to her knees crying, not yet knowing his fate. In her letter she asks him to wait the 2 years for her. She hears and car and Alex pulls up, walks over to her, and embraces her in a passionate kiss.
The Kiss: At the end, Eliza goes back to Professor Higgins' house and he's pacing back and forth because she's just left. He realizes that she's come back and kisses her.
Starring: Tim Ivey and Gena Rowlands
The Kiss: Noah and Allie are standing in a downpour. Noah confesses "It still isn't over." and they passionately kiss.
Allie: "Why didn't you write me? Why? It wasn't over for me, I waited for you for seven years. But now it's too late."
Noah: "I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you everyday for a year."
Allie: "You wrote me?"
Noah: "Yes. It wasn't over, it still isn't over." And Noah kisses Allie.
Starring: Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
The Kiss: At the press conference, William asks Anna if she loves him and then they walk towards each other and kiss.
Edward, a business man, hires Vivian, a prostitute, to accompany him to various social events and ends up falling in love.
Starring: Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
The Kiss: When Edward pulls up in a limo outside of Vivian's apartment with music blaring and flowers in hand. He climbs the rickety fire escape to get a kiss from Vivian.
Rose, a young aristocrat, falls in love with Jack, a poor young man while crossing the Atlantic on the Titanic.
Starring: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
The Kiss: We couldn't pick just one kiss when it came to Titanic. The winner: The kiss shared between Rose and Jack at the Bow of the ship. The Runner Up: At the end when they are floating on the raft, Rose gives Jack one last kiss before she falls asleep... a kiss of true love.
An amazing romance between Katie and Hubbell is driven apart due to their political beliefs and personal convictions.
Starring: Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford
The Kiss: When Katie and Hubbell kiss in front of her fireplace.
Starring: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal
The Kiss: At the end, Harry goes to Sally's party and tells her how he loves her when she gets a crinkle above her nose when she's looking at him likes he's crazy and how he loves it when she's cold when it's 70 degrees outside. Then he tells her he loves her and kisses her.