Celebrate International Kissing Day with the Most Epic Movie Lip Locks of All Time
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Never has the potential for getting sand in your bathing suit seemed quite as alluring as it does in this 1953 classic. It pretty much set the standard for #SummerGoals before #SummerGoals was even a thing.
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
The famous diner scene might inspire you to watch When Harry Met Sally in the first place, but it's that touching New Year's Eve kiss that keeps you coming back again and again.
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
Just in case the Pride and Prejudice miniseries didn't cause you to drool over Colin Firth, his other Mr. Darcy certainly did the trick.
This upside-down, rain-soaked kiss actually made us swoon twice over: First when Peter Parker finally landed the girl of his dreams in the 2002 film, and then when our dream boyfriend Seth Cohen did the same on The O.C. three years later.
GONE WITH THE WIND
Sure, the 1939 classic was filled with epic, swoon-worthy moments, but frankly my dear, they don't hold a candle to Rhett Butler making a long-awaited move on Scarlett O'Hara.
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
"You do know how to whistle, don't you?" One little sentence, and Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart blew every other on-screen (and off-screen) romance out of the water.
Because if you're a bird, then we are all officially birds, Ryan Gosling.
Your 16th birthday might have been super, but did it involve Jake Ryan whisking you away in his cool car for cake and a candlelit kiss? Thought so.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
We could try and tell you why this kiss between Buttercup and Westley is so unforgettable, but we think the film itself sums it up perfectly: "Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind."
When it comes to grand romantic gestures, climbing up someone's fire escape with an arm full of roses is pretty hard to top ... although that diamond necklace does come pretty close.
There's true love, and then there's enduring torture from the police, facing down a gang of blood-thirsty criminals and winning a nearly impossible game show – all in order to be reunited with your childhood sweetheart.
When we were 12, Thomas facing down a hornets' nest in order to return Vada's mood ring was probably the height of romance in our eyes. (And, if we're being totally honest, it still kind of is.)
This movie taught all us two very important lessons: 1) Nobody puts baby in the corner. 2) No man in the history of rom-coms has smoother moves than Patrick Swayze.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
For girls who grew up in the 2000s and felt they were different, there was no role model cooler than Kat Stratford. And there was no boy in the world they daydreamed about more than Patrick Verona, thanks to Heath Ledger and that adorable post-paintball makeout.
Cruel Intentions had plenty of unforgettable kisses – Annette and Sebastian, Kathryn and Sebastian, for starters – but the one that came to define the 1999 hit came when Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) decided to take sweet, innocent Cecile (Selma Blair) under her wings. Sebastian, who?
THE PRINCESS DIARIES
Who knew that all you needed for your own fairytale moment was a pizza covered in MampMs, a fountain and a ton of twinkling lights? Oh, and your own kingdom doesn't hurt, either.
To be fair, pretty much every moment of Titanic is epic. In fact, we're having a hard time thinking of another film out there that exemplifies an epic romance quite like this one.
LADY AND THE TRAMP
Romance and spaghetti and meatballs? Forget sweeping music and epic thunderstorms – Lady and the Tramp clearly knows the way to our hearts.
THE GODFATHER: PART II
A kiss doesn't have to be romantic to change your life. Sometimes, it's just a way for your mob boss brother to let you know that he's aware of your betrayal and that you should start getting your affairs in order as soon as possible. RIP, Fredo.