Showdown: Stolen Kisses (or: Where Do We Put Our Noses?)

"The best movie kisses," the memo asks of us, and I can't decide if there are too many candidates or not enough. Too many because kissing scenes are so endemic—movies that don't have at least one are in the minority—and yet there are so few that truly stand out. The ones listed here vary wildly in emotional content, from sweet to tentative to passionate to erotic—but they're all moments I haven't forgotten and likely never will.

  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Amélie
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lost in Translation
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Moonlight
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Big
  • Shortbus