International Kissing Day, celebrated annually on July 6, is a day to celebrate the beautiful, sweet, intimate and even passionate act of kissing. Unlike Valentine's Day, which often centres on grand romantic gestures, International Kissing Day encourages people to focus on the purity and importance of a kiss, whether it be a romantic kiss between lovers, a friendly peck on the cheek, or a comforting kiss from a parent to a child. The day serves as a reminder of the emotional connections we share and the universal language of affection. International Kissing Day 2024 Date, History and Significance: Know All About the World Kiss Day To Celebrate the Romantic Gesture.

The origins of International Kissing Day come from the United Kingdom, but it has gained popularity worldwide as a celebration of this intimate act. So, to celebrate this day, why not get into the movies? On the occasion of International Day, let's look at the 10 most iconic kisses in Hollywood films from the black-and-white era to the modern-day romances.

'From Here to Eternity'

Decades may have passed, but this sea-wave-drenched beach-kissing scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr continues to raise temperatures.

'Gone With The Wind'

The Hollywood classic features several passionate kisses between Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, and it is difficult to choose one favourite.

'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Making out in the rain is the fantasy of any couple, and this scene between Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard is a passionate reminder as to why! And this is not the only rain-soaked kiss on the list! Breakfast at Tiffany's Video Clip of Audrey Hepburn Saying She Dreams of Romancing Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is Going Viral; Here's Where You Can Watch the Full Movie Online.


Easily one of the most erotic scenes in cinema is Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore making out while destroying clay to the tune of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody".


Check any marriage videos, and one of the favourite poses is the 'Titanic Pose'. Can't blame the couples when Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet made it look so hot while on the bow of the ship.


Told you the rain is going to come here. And this kiss from Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film between Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is easily the sexiest kiss in the superhero genre.

'The Notebook'

The rains return once more in the list, as we could not ignore this passionate, wet kissing scene between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in one of this century's most famous romantic dramas.


Time for some young adult romance, and we can't look beyond the first kiss between Kirsten Stewart's Bella and Robert Pattinson's Edward in this vampire-human love story.

'Brokeback Mountain'

Ang Lee's Oscar-winning film is one of cinema's best same-sex romantic dramas, with the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal bringing in enough heat in their intimate scenes. The standout kiss is the one when the forbidden lovers meet each other after a long time.

'Jennifer's Body'

From one of cinema's best gay kisses to a passionate lesbian kiss, Megan Fox and Ananda Seyfried's hot-hot makeout scene in this horror-comedy should not be missed!

So, which of these iconic kisses is your favourite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 06, 2024 08:31 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website