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  1. Helen Copy911
    Helen Copy911 at |

    I don't want to seem a bore, but the French name for 'Sleeping Beauty' is 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' (i.e. 'a beauty in the sleeping forest'), while 'ois' is a kind of intake port 🙂

  2. Reg
    Reg at |

    Pee Wee Herman's three minute screen kiss with Valeria Golino at one point was (supposedly) the longest kiss ever filmed (and a pretty good kiss is was, too!). A record that was held until Kids in America in 2005 (six minute screen kiss).

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    But in the 2005 independent film Kid in America, during the end credits, Holden explains that in 1941, the film You're in the Army Now boasts the longest onscreen kiss – 3 minutes and 5 seconds. Charlotte replies, "Are you ready … to rewrite a little bit of film history?" They then kiss, while the end credits roll, for 5 minutes and 57 seconds. (DVD version)

  3. Reg
    Reg at |

    Whoops, I forgot to mention the Pee Wee Herman movie's name – it was Big Top Pee Wee.

  4. Sebastyne
    Sebastyne at |

    What happened to Rhett Butler and Scarlet O'Hara's engagement kiss?! I was expecting it to be on the top but it never appeared! 🙁

  5. Uberhack
    Uberhack at |

    I think Michael kissing Fredo in Godfather 2 should get at least an honorable mention, don't you?

  6. funkenforcer
    funkenforcer at |

    i was really shocked that best kiss of all time didn't make it into the top ten, hands down this is undoubtly the first place.

    "Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville" by Robert Doisneau
    for the first place in this top ten we should stick with reality, not with some fairytale of some roman occupied desert people from the ancient near east.

  7. es
    es at |

    I was going down the page to write the same thing as funkenforcer. After all, it is more well-known than most of the kisses on this list.

  8. MulanLang
    MulanLang at |

    Another honorable mention would be the first interracial kiss in a U.S. television drama preformed between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner in a Star Trek episode ("Plato's Stepchildren" 1968).

    It was controversial enough to not be aired in some Southern cities.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shatner

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    1. Stephanie
      Stephanie at |

      Actually, that is often mistaken for the first interracial kiss on US Tv. Robert Conrad kissed Pilar Seurat on Wild, Wild, West and Robert Culp kissed France Nuyen. Although Star Trek was the first to FILM the kiss, both WWW and I, Spy aired first.

  9. Barb
    Barb at |

    What a fab list! When you think 'kiss' you think of the movies and romance, but this was really interesting.

    I always thought that the Madonna/Britney kiss was probably the lamest thing I ever saw.

  10. David Stewart
    David Stewart at |

    Oh you Americans!

    Leave it to you to remark about a LIFE magazine photo -"Many people will think the world’s most famous kiss was captured on film in New York City."

    Are you serious?

    WORLD'S?????? And at number two??

    Before Rodin and Sleeping Beauty????

    Have you figured out yet why the world finds you so annoying?


  11. Rachel Strickland
    Rachel Strickland at |

    OH SHUT UP! this is an OPINION!!!! Get over yourself Mr. Stewart.

  12. Cheeky
    Cheeky at |

    A kiss is but a taste of another soul….

  13. NM
    NM at |

    and what about Gustav Klimt's masterpiece "The Kiss"? does not it deserve a place in top ten?

  14. Steve
    Steve at |

    Where's Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's kiss at the 1994 VMA's????

  15. fanatik
    fanatik at |

    I’m glad somone mentioned the kiss of death Michael Corleone planted on Fredo. It’s freaky because poor Fredo is too naive to figure out what it meant.

    The Michael Jackson/Lisa Marie kiss was probably the most contrived kiss in history.

  16. akhil prakash
    akhil prakash at |

    kissing is great..

  17. kiss lover
    kiss lover at |

    i see that the two i was going to mention are already posted, but here they are again: gone with the wind should have definitely been in there, and the princess bride deserves an honerable mention. I appreciae that the list is not entirely film-related.

    1. kiss lover
      kiss lover at |

      personally, i’ve always loved the kisses in breakfast at tiffany’s (in the rain) and it’s a wonderful life (phone call), as well.

  18. liplocked
    liplocked at |

    the notebook? I know – cliche. But still, ya gotta admit that was one of the best film kisses.

  19. Scarlettb
    Scarlettb at |

    The first homosexual kiss on the silver screen was NOT Sunday Bloody Sunday. It’s in Wings, a 1928 silent movie about pilots in WWI. Yep, they were totally showing gay love in the 1920s.

  20. LilllyLovesKittens
    LilllyLovesKittens at |

    What about Frerard?


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