We’ve all seen the viral video of 20 strangers kissing, and if you haven’t you can check out Tatia Pllivea’s social experiment right here. One of the reasons why this short film has been viewed over six million times in just a few days is that there is just something mesmerizing about witnessing people share such an intimate moment. These unexpected kisses are oddly romantic (and sexy).
These kissers do not have a relationship beyond this random lip-locking. While watching the video, I couldn’t help but think of other people who have passionately kissed each other on camera without being romantically involved — actors and actresses.
I started to ponder those monumental and powerful first kisses between actors that have been featured on TV and in the movies — from Han Solo and Princess Leia kissing in The Empire Strikes Back to Ross and Rachel of Friends fame finally making out. There is that awkward anticipation followed by characters being totally lost in each other’s lips. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
12 First Kisses from TV and the Movies:
1. Sam and Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles
I don’t know about you, but I think this is one of the most romantic and significant first kisses EVER captured on film. I LOVE me some Jake Ryan!
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2. Vada and Thomas in My Girl
First kiss — kid edition! I just can’t get over how young Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky are here.
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3. Amélie and Nino in Amélie
There are no words leading up to this beautiful moment where Amélie and Nino first kiss, but their actions say it all.
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4. Mary Jane and Spiderman in Spiderman
An upside down first kiss — you don’t see that everyday!
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5. Cher and Josh in Clueless
Yes, they may have once been step-siblings, but there is MUCH more to their relationship as is evident here!
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6. Josie and Sam in Never Been Kissed
This isn’t just the first kiss for Sam and Josie, but also the first kiss for Josie EVER!
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7. Pam and Jim in The Office
After hoping these co-workers would get together, Pam and Jim finally lock lips at the end of season 2!
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8. Mulder and Scully in X-Files
They had to do it … really, they just had to.
9. Buffy and Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This is a moment NO one saw coming, but in this amazing musical episode Buffy hooks up with her one-time nemesis.
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10. Rachel and Ross in Friends
One of the BIGGEST moments on Friends, and there were a LOT of big moments on Friends, was when Ross and Rachel FINALLY kiss.
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The caption of this GIF says it all.
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12. Han Solo and Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back
OMG, it’s Han Solo and Princess Leia kissing. Yes, we ALL love this one.
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