Kissing Inspiration

I'm not even entirely sure how I got to this point last night, but as I was searching around youtube, I came across some videos about the "Top Ten Best TV Kisses" and "Top Ten Best Movie Kisses". Something that bothered me about these lists were half of the ten were from one show and half were from another. And all of them were based around the romantic crack ones: One Tree Hill, The OC, Gilmore Girls, Smallville. Not saying I have a problem with these shows, but they aren't something that interest me. I'm all about SciFi, fantasy, action, etc. I like those romances that burst onto the scene in desperate moments. These always inspire me to write and have an influence in how I write as well.

So I'm making a list of some memorable movie and/or TV smooches, complete with videos and in no particular order...well, except for the last one. Some of these, due to the fact that I can't find them on youtube, are not my favorites, but they are indeed memorable.

5.) Kate and Sawyer - LOST
So to anyone that knows me well, they know that I am completely, 100% in love with LOST. I've been watching it religiously since the beginning. The tension, the romance, the confusing yet intriguing storyline. I love it all. And since the beginning, I've been doe-eyed for Sawyer and Kate. It's no surprise that to my friends and family that this would make one of my favorite kissing (among other things) scene. Steamy, sexy, and dirty--literally. But it doesn't matter if they were rolling around in mud, it's still way hot.

4.) Lara and Terry - Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Reason: Angelina Jolie and Gerard Butler. I think that should be enough said, but I'd like to go into further detail. Since I couldn't find the extremely steamy kissing scene all on it's own, I left a fanvid with a mix of different Lara/Terry clips. This couple has such a fun, dark, interesting chemistry, which makes their relationship all the better. Yeah the actual movie had some pretty cheesy parts, but the characters made up for that.

3.) Jack and Elizabeth - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
I had to add this one on here because I must say, I love all of the events surrounding it. The kiss that wasn't actually romantic, the lure, the mischievous smile--there's no actual romance, more of infatuation. Where as the lure of the kiss could have gone one way, like panic or disbelief, they chose to keep it tense yet calm. The eeriness of the entire scene is really great.

2.) The Doctor and Rose - Doctor Who
Oh man, I can't even begin to explain this one. Well, I guess I'll start with the fact that I only started watching this show recently, as in about a two weeks ago, and it quickly escalated into a favorite. I adored all the characters, namely the Rose and the Doctor. The season two finally really struck a chord with me, so much that it put me in a funk (my uber nerd side is showing). With the season four finally, there was a bit of resolution (though not for the Doctor *tear*). I love the emotions of this show; they seem almost too real.

And lastly is a favorite of mine. I honestly can't tell you what makes me love it so much, but I do. So many elements mixed into the story that just can't deter me. I present to you:

1.) Tristan and Yvaine - Stardust
When I had seen the movie Stardust in theaters with Sarah, we were literally the loudest in the theater. There wasn't many people in there, but we were practically doubled over. The movie is a combination of fantasy, action, romance, and humor. The plot is so good and interesting. Big name actors, small name actors--it doesn't matter. They combine to make the movie fantastic. And the kiss is one of the best ones I've seen in a movie in my opinion. Not sure what it is, maybe the blissful smile on Yvaine's face or the boyish charm on Tristan's. Whatever it is, it was what was playing in the background during my emotional kiss scenes. While it doesn't fit for the desperate ones, it's still stuck in my mind. Kudos.

And that's my list. Of course, most of these are not actually my favorites, but they're all ones I do like. If I had my way with youtube, there would be others on here like the Mal/Saffron kiss in Firefly, Brangelina in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Fifth Element kiss, Rick and Evie in The Mummy, and more. But seeing as fangirls have put up a ridiculous amount of fan vids (50% of which being sibling with sibling at which I went to the bathroom to hurl) I took what I could get of the scenes.

What about everyone else? Do you have a favorite kiss scene from either TV or movie? Inspiration is inspiration :)


Corey Wright said...

Yay, kissing!

And I loved all the scenes, which help. I agree with the more sci-fi/action/etc. kissing. Stakes are just usual hiring. It feels like it means something more, you know?

Also, love the list. I don't like Doctor/Rose, but even I can't deny how long due and lovely the kiss was (though you're right! Ten didn't get his kiss.) And Tristan/Yvaine? Favorite. I love that movie.

And, and, Mal & Saffron? Yes.

So basically, my comment is a big ball of YES.

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For me, my actual inspiration comes from other books. It's probably weird, but, I bookmark pages with kissing. Especially good kissing. Because then when I have to write it, I can sit down and marathon good writing/good kissing and it totally inspires me.

But if I had to pick a scene off the top of my head? The kiss scene in Penelope. When I saw it in the theater, I actually "AWWWWW"ed, really loud. And felt all swoony.
James McAvoy kisses girls like he will never see them again. And it makes for very good inspiration.

Sumayyah said...

That Kate & Sawyer kiss - good lord. *swoons*

Lovely post. ;)

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Every time I watch Stardust, I squee like a fangirl. The chemistry between Tristan and Yvaine is incredible. I heart the Elizabeth and Jack kiss, too. Let's face it, we were all pretty jealous of Keira because who doesn't want to kiss Johnny Depp?

Madeline-Rose said...


Sawyer and Kate!

Lost is one of my favourite shows. That scene was HOT!

Leah Michelle said...

@Corey - Oh I'll definitely have to check out that movie. It looked really good, but I just never got around to watching it.

@Sushi - I know right? It gets hot in the room every time I see them together :P

@Steph - I agree, I'm very fangirly for Tristan/Yvaine. When I get bummed or in a bleh mood, I plug in that movie. As for Johnny Depp, yeah I'm sure women everywhere died a little on the inside when they kissed :)

Bailey McKay Clement said...

Wowza those were hawt!

Horserider said...

I don't think I really have any one kiss scene that I love the most.

I seriously want to go watch Doctor Who right now and I've never even seen it before. I mean seriously WHAT WAS THE SENTENCE???

Some of my favorites:

1. Ella Enchanted, their first kiss by the fire
2. Harry and Ginny in HBP (some people don't like this one, but I waited FAR too long for it to not like it)
3. Almost all the kisses between Max and Fran in the Nanny
4. Sam and Laura in Day after Tomorrow

Okay there's way too many to list. Might have to do my own post of favorite movie/TV kisses someday. :)

Sarah said...


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