Top 5 Most Iconic Movie Kisses

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and in light of our Valentine’s Day contest Novella takes a look back at some of the most steamy, sweet and controversial onscreen kisses. From innocent high school sweethearts to steamy S&M, this list showcases all types of romance. Whether you’re with your partner, friends or alone on Valentine’s Day, these films are the ultimate love cure.  Here is Novella’s list for the top 5 Hollywood kisses.

 Sixteen Candles (1984)

Jake Ryan stole all the girls’ hearts with Sixteen Candles. This coming of age comedy has Samantha an average high school sophomore end up with the oh-so-dreamy Jake Ryan. The last scene when she blows out her birthday candles and shares a sweet kiss with the hunky senior melts our hearts every time.

Sixteen Candles

Fifty Shade of Grey (2015)

It kind of seems impossible not to mention 50 Shades of Grey with all the hype for the movie that’s releasing this Saturday on Valentine’s Day, how fitting. A little bit of S&M tackles quite a different type of romance. With Jamie Dornan, starring as Christian Grey, there’s no reason why this hot kiss wouldn’t make the cut.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Notebook (2004)

Do we need to explain this one? The Notebook is one of the most talked about love stories starring our two fellow Canadians, Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams. We just can’t help but swoon when Gosling says, “It wasn’t over for me. It’s still not over” then the two run into each other’s arms, while the rain continues to pour.

The Notebook

Titanic (1997)

Oh Jack Dawson, how could we not add you to our list? This epic movie kiss has Rose “flying” in Jack’s arms. Everything about this moment is perfect from the wind in Rose’s hair, the beautiful sunset, and Leo’s arms around her waist.


Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Because love comes in all shapes and sizes. Set in Wyoming, Ennis and Jack develop an emotional relationship over one summer that defies the cultural norms during the 1960s. This heartbreaking tale showcases that it shouldn’t matter who you love.

Brokeback Mountain

Don’t forget to enter our contest by reenacting a famous kiss scene with your significant other and post it on your Instagram page. To win a dinner for two at a local Toronto restaurant, follow Novella on instagram and hashtag #mynovellakiss #novellamag. The photo with the most likes will have a romantic dinner on us!

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