The best (and worst) onscreen kisses of all time

Pucker up because it’s National Kissing Day!

National Kissing day
National Kissing day
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Pucker up because it’s National Kissing Day!

Newsflash, everyone, it’s National Kissing Day! 

From Leo to Ryan Gosling, we’ve all learnt a thing or two about smooching from watching some of the world’s biggest stars pucker up on screen, so to celebrate, we’re looking at some of the best (and the worst) on-screen kisses throughout the years: 

A young looking Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes steal a kiss as the star-crossed lovers in Baz Luhrmann’s retelling of the Shakespearean classic, Romeo & Juliet

Like a couple of horny teenagers (one being a vampire, obviously) Bella and Edward get passionate in Twilight 

One of the sexiest onscreen kisses of all time, Allie kisses Noah after his triumph in the wet t-shirt contest in The Notebook. 

Macaulay Culkin (pre-pizza band) has his first kiss with Vada, played by Anna Chlumsky in My Girl.

Forget about the whole weird teacher-kind-of-student dynamic in Never Been Kissed and coo at Drew Barrymore’s kiss with Michael Vartan. 

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard kiss in the rain in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Don’t lie, we all felt a bit awkward when Harry Potter aka Daniel Radcliffe finally got the girl and had his first kiss with Cho in the Order of the Phoenix

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger go for it in a car park (massive PDA, guys, c'mon) in 10 Things I Hate About You. 

The love story to end all love stories, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable smooch in Gone With The Wind. 

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst give the usual kiss a twist by making it upside down in Spider-Man. Don’t pretend you didn’t try this at home after watching the film. 

Alicia Silverstone kisses her kind-of-brother, Paul Rudd in Clueless

A young Leo makes the cut again when he kisses Kate Winslet in the Titanic

Yes, they’re two dogs and yes, we’ve thought about doing the spaghetti kiss with our significant others before but it never quite works. Lady and the Tramp take the next step in their relationship and make it onto our list with this scene-stealing kiss.

It may be obvious, but trying out the kiss of death from The Godfather Part II on your S.O. may not be the most romantic way to end date night. Just sayin'. 

Thandie Newton once said that ‘kissing Tom Cruise was slightly icky and sort of wet’ about her on-screen smooch with the Mission Impossible star. We’ve all been there, Thandie, we've allllll been there. 

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