, and at last the kiss itself – it is all so electrical. However what’s much more electrical is when that kiss is not simply performing however is definitely the actual factor between two actors who’re genuinely attracted to one another. Listed below are 15 of these real kissing scenes:
1 Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams – The Notebook
Gosling and McAdams had great chemistry from the very beginning, which was lucky given that their characters have one of the most passionate relationships in film history. One of the most iconic moments between them is undoubtedly their first kiss, which takes place in the pouring rain. What makes this moment even more special is that Gosling actually asked director Nick Cassavetes for permission to really kiss McAdams during filming – and he said yes!
2 Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
These two actors have unbelievable chemistry on-screen, which they proved time and time again throughout filming Silver Linings Playbook. One of their best moments comes early on in the film when they share an impromptu dance in Lawrence's kitchen – culminating in a gorgeous (and very real!) kiss. You can just feel the sparks flying between them.
3 Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield - The Amazing Spiderman
Everyone's favorite on-screen couple had fantastic chemistry in The Amazing Spiderman, which is no surprise given that they were a couple in real life at the time. One of the most memorable scenes between them is when Garfield's character, Peter Parker, finally confesses his love for Stone's character, Gwen Stacy. The kiss that follows is definitely not just acting!
4 Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire - Spiderman
Before Stone and Garfield were our favorite Spiderman couple, it was Dunst and Maguire who held that title. And their kissing scenes were just as good, if not better! In fact, one particular scene – where Mary Jane Watson (Dunst) kisses Peter Parker (Maguire) while he's hanging upside down – is often cited as one of the best Hollywood kisses of all time. But what makes it even more special is that it was 100% organic and spontaneous – no choreography or direction required!
5 Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart - To Have and Have Not
Lauren Bacall was only 19 years old when she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not, but the two had incredible chemistry on screen. Their first kiss was actually improvised – Bogart kissed Bacall on the cheek first, and then she turned her head and kissed him on the lips. The result was one of the most memorable kissing scenes in cinema history.
6 James Franco and Emma Roberts - Palo Alto
Palo Alto is a coming-of-age drama about a high school soccer coach who develops a relationship with one of his players, played by Emma Roberts. The film features several kissing scenes between Franco and Roberts, but there's one in particular that stands out as being particularly genuine. In an interview, Roberts revealed that the kiss wasn't planned or rehearsed at all – Franco just leaned in and kissed her while they were waiting for directions from the director.
7 Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser - Mad Men
These two had some seriously intense on-screen chemistry, which was probably made all the more real by the fact that they actually ended up married in real life! In this scene, their characters are about to have sex for the first time and things are obviously heating up. You can see the genuine desire between them as they kiss, making it all the more steamy.
8 Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd - Wanderlust
Aniston and Rudd's relationship in Wanderlust is one of my personal favorites – they're so funny together! This scene takes place after a pretty awkward encounter (involving a Naked Yoga class), but you can see that there's still a lot of attraction between them. They eventually give into that desire and share a very passionate kiss – definitely not something you see every day on screen!
9 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Jolie and Pitt are one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, and their on-screen chemistry is undeniable. In Mr. and Mrs. Smith, they play a married couple who are both assassins – and they have to kiss each other for work. Of course, this quickly leads to them falling for each other in real life, and the rest is history.
10 Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - Woman of the Year
This on-screen pairing is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time, and it's easy to see why when you watch them together. They had undeniable chemistry, which was likely due to the fact that they were secretly lovers in real life. One of their most famous kissing scenes comes in the film Woman of the Year, where Hepburn's character finally succumbs to Tracy's charms.
11 Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev - The Vampire Diaries
Somerhalder and Dobrev had amazing chemistry on-screen as Damon and Elena, and it was pretty clear that they were attracted to each other in real life too. In fact, Somerhalder has said that he actually fell in love with Dobrev while they were filming the show. One of their most memorable kissing scenes came in season 3, when Damon finally admitted his feelings for Elena and kissed her – twice!
12 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – Twilight
The Twilight Saga was (and still is) immensely popular, but one of the things that always stood out was the chemistry between its two leads, Stewart and Pattinson. Their on-screen kissing was so believable that many fans started speculating about whether or not they were dating in real life, which of course they were!
13 Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain
Ledger and Gyllenhaal had great chemistry both on and off screen, which made filming their scenes together very easy. In one particularly steamy scene, their characters share a long, passionate kiss that was so intense, it actually made Gyllenhaal nauseous! Thankfully, he managed to power through and the scene is truly iconic.