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->''"Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind."''
-->-- '''Grandpa''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

A kiss which is SeriousBusiness, with all the spectacle that entails. In all probability it's a FirstKiss that finally puts an end to UnresolvedSexualTension and/or other typical obstacles that get in the way of True Love(tm). [[SceneryPorn The scenery will be epic]], [[OrbitalKiss the camera will go wild]], [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the music will swell]]. The most straightforward way to telegraph a TheyDo which isn't an actual wedding.

Some tropes, such as SmoochOfVictory, HollywoodKiss, ConcertKiss, BeachKiss, and LipLockSunBlock, are almost always examples of this as well. If a kiss is built up to be this but fails miserably, it's probably an AwkwardKiss.

Has nothing to do with BigDamnHeroes.



* The two minute mark on this old car advert [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LENbh_560s here]].
* Parodied in a 4G Epic commercial.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Franchise/{{Naruto}} and [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata]] in ''[[Anime/Naruto7TheLast The Last: Naruto The Movie]]''. It doesn't get any damn bigger than a [[HollywoodKiss Hollywood-like]] FirstKiss [[TrueLovesKiss of True Love]] with some shades of SmoochOfVictory, [[LongRunner 15 years]] of ShipTease [[RelationshipUpgrade in the making]], forming a FullMoonSilhouette and taking place in ''[[https://41.media.tumblr.com/50e32b8f5afc042ff5ad10573c8b0c74/tumblr_ng51ve8ytg1tg3a8ao1_500.jpg freaking SPACE!]]''
* It's not framed by explosions (unlike [[{{HSQ}} everything else in the show]]), but Kamina and Yoko's first ''[[spoiler: and only]]'' kiss in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is accompanied by erupting volcanoes.
** ...Which was only matched with Yoko's second, courtesy of Kittan. ''"Libera Me From Hell"'' playing in the background just made it more epic.
* At the climax of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', right after an epic fighting scene between its two participants, right before the appearance of a PhysicalGod, and right at the middle of the song ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome I THINK I CAN]]''.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature, Kouji is going to sortie with Mazinger-Z to fight a battle he knows he can not win, and thinking he'll die. Sayaka stops him to give him his little brother's birthday gift, and both stare into each other's eyes for a long while... and then Kouji turns around and leaves. However, in the manga version of that moment they DO kiss - the pannel itself featured them floating in a void, and flower petals falling around them.
* ''{{Kanon}}''. The spinning pan-out and reflective teardrop in the 2006 version make it.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' has one right in the anime finale when Kagome and Inuyasha [[spoiler: are reunited inside the Shikon Jewel]].
* ''EurekaSeven'' has three in the final three episodes, including the mid-air, upside down reunion of [[spoiler:Dominic and Anemone]] in Episode 48. In the final episode, [[spoiler: Renton and Eureka [[UnresolvedSexualTension finally]] have their first kiss in what they [[NowOrNeverKiss believed to be the final act of their respective lives]], only to be saved by Nirvash's sacrifice]] so that they can enjoy the third epic kiss as they float down from orbit.
* The final ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' novel's epilogue eventually gives us the kiss we'd been promised for several books, and had been anticipating the whole series: at [[spoiler:Jindai High's graduation]], [[CannotSpitItOut Kaname]] and [[ChasteHero Sousuke]] finally meet and he plants a long-awaited big one on her while the entire crowd cheers.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi does this to Chachamaru to prove a point that Chachamaru has a soul by having a Pactio artifact with her. ''Extreme Kissing people!''
** [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna and Konoka's]] Pactio kiss was pretty damn long, too. So much that Setsuna almost suffocated from this kiss. (We don't know about Chachamaru, since she is a robot.)
** Negi also does this to [[spoiler: Luna aka Shiori]]. With the side-effects of [[spoiler: undoing her MasterOfDisguise powers (which she used to masquerade as Asuna), saving her from being non-fatally shot by Mana, '''and''' creating a Pactio with ''a girl who's a member of Fate's AmazonBrigade''.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1RBUoCFBuw This kiss]] in ''KannazukiNoMiko'' with a HumongousMecha using it's finishing move in the background.
* Guts and Casca's first non-IntimateHealing kiss pretty much [[TheyDo sealed the deal]] between them being ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s OfficialCouple, so much so that there's gorgeous SceneryPorn, DramaticWind is blowing Guts's BadassCape as to encircle the couple, AND somebody rendered this all [[http://www.mattbrowning.com/berserk/colors/guts_casca_kiss_final.jpg in color.]]
** Played totally straight in the new movie trilogy, where Guts and Casca aren't even involved in a [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR kiss]] until the third movie. Advertising even plays this up with an AlmostKiss clip in one TV spot.
* ''[[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Adolescence of Utena]]'' ends with [[LesYay Utena and Anthy]] passionately kissing as they drive away from Ohtori (also, [[{{Fanservice}} they're both nude]]), finally free from the oppression of Akio and his schemes.
* ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}'': [[spoiler:Keita kisses Youko in the climax, as they fly toward the BiggerBad, undeniably returning the affection she's showed him the entire series.]]
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': [[spoiler: Keiichi and Belldandy. Finally in chapter 278, complete with thousands of FLOWERS bursting from the floor]] [[{{Squee}} Thank your Goddess of choice!]]
* ''Anime/{{Claymore}}'': The kiss between [[ActionGirl Clare]] [[BodyguardCrush and]] [[PrecociousCrush Raki]] took almost two whole pages of the manga.
* In ''{{No6}}'' [[HoYay Shion kisses Nezumi]] halfway through the series; in the final episode Nezumi returns the favor before he leaves.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight''. In chapter 46, Zero reveals his affections for Yuuki this way. Before [[spoiler: declaring that he will eventually kill her.]]
* Chapter 140 of ''MedakaBox'' ends with one between [[spoiler:Medaka and Zenkichi]], who have just thwarted [[spoiler:Najimi]]'s plan to end it all.
* ''HanaNoMizoShiru'': Arikawa and Misaki's [[http://www.dm5.com/m104616-p31/ full-page kiss in a field of flowers]] at the end of Chapter 4.
* ''Manga/ZeroIn'': Mikuru and Kou in Chapter 68.
* Toward the end of the ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manga, although [[spoiler: Kyo and Tohru]] share a sorta-first-kiss earlier in the same scene, it's the ''hug'' that's really climactic - at first because it means that he's finally gotten past the fact that he's [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting possessed]], but it gets even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] when [[spoiler: he doesn't transform]]. Cue TearJerker montage as [[spoiler: the curse proceeds to break]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** The series [[AlmostKiss finally]] allows [[spoiler: Satou and Takagi]] [[http://mangafox.me/manga/detective_conan/v64/c673/16.html to kiss at the end of file 673.]]/ [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:Sato_and_Takagi_kiss.jpg episode 535]]. In the manga, the frame with the kiss takes up a little over half of the page, with a close-up of the two's faces taking up about 60% of ''that''. And the rest of the frame is a more medium-range, full-body shot of them. In the anime, the first part of the scene is a shot with them kissing, and then the camera pans to the full-body shot.
** Apparently Aoyama [[AuthorAppeal ended up liking the trope]] in regards to these two, since he gave [[spoiler: Sato and Takagi]] ''another'' Big Damn Kiss in [[http://www.mangareader.net/detective-conan/808/14 File 808]] / [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:Takagi_and_Sato_second_kiss.jpg episode 683]]. After a rather emotionally-exhausting case where [[spoiler: Takagi is mistaken for someone else and put inside a DeathTrap, and Sato goes the ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend for him]], when all's said and done she pretty much glomps him and gives him a rather epic SmoochOfVictory.
* ''Manga/OutlawStar'': Gene and Melfina have theirs at the heart of the Galactic Leyline, when he [[spoiler: says he wants her to stay with him. But he realized he was being selfish, so he asks what *she* wants. She wishes for the same thing and said she wanted to remain herself.]] [[OfficialCouple Then they seal it with a kiss.]]
* '' [[Manga/YoureUnderArrest You're Under Arrest!]]'' has one between Natsumi and Toukairin, after she knocks off early so she could make it to the airport before his departure. After she catches her breath, she gives him a piece of her mind for throwing their last arm-wrestling contest and [[spoiler: and for not manning up about his feelings for her.]] Toukairin cuts her off with a ShutUpKiss, so he can finally get a word in edgewise. Then he tells her, followed by "the big one."
* The first chapter of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' ends with a pretty epic kiss. Haruka and Yuu go on to kiss [[OnceAnEpisode every chapter after that]], but none are quite as impressive as the first.
* When [[spoiler: Eiji Asuka and Anna Stephanie]] '''finally''' manage to kiss at the end of the Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner ''Hallmark 2000'' OAV, it's after quite the sequence where everyone rushes to [[spoiler: meet Eiji after his return from his and Layzner's last battle]], then they stop and allow [[spoiler: Anna]] to take the lead. She then jumps off from a stone wall as [[spoiler: Eiji descends from Layzner]], but he's still far away. ''Then'' they run into each other's arms. And only '''then''', they epically smooch. With ''[[CrowningmusicOfAwesome La Rose Rouge]]'' as background music. '''''[[EarnYourHappyEnding YESSSSS!]]'''''
* Yuu and Miki's first kiss in Manga/MarmaladeBoy is set like this, and crosses into DudeShesLikeInAComa since she had been knocked out after getting a basketball to the face in PE class. [[spoiler: Not really, she was faking it in hopes that Yuu wouldn't tease her for being a CuteClumsyGirl, and [[OhCrap was totally off-guard]] when he smooched her instead.]] They later had a mutual and "proper" one in the beach (though they're standing on the sand so it's not exactly a BeachKiss) and as the sun sets...
** Also the deals between [[spoiler: [[TeacherStudentRomance Meiko and Namura]] ]] are properly revealed to the viwers when they share one of these in the empty library. [[spoiler: ''Almost'' empty; Yuu sees them, but [[SecretKeeper he keeps it to himself]] at Meiko's request.]] Then they have another, when [[spoiler: Namura leaves to Hiroshima after their romance is uncovered and Meiko is willing to run away with him, but Namura immediately shoots that down to not bring her down with him, and only accepts to give her a kiss before taking off.]]
* In Manga/YuYuHakusho, Keiko and Yusuke have two of these. The first one was a sort-of IntimateHealing [[spoiler: since Yusuke's still sort-of dead body needed a kiss to get enough LifeEnergy to wake up, and due to several circumstances Keiko was the only one able to give it to him before midnight struck. She managed to do so ''with one second to spare'' and after practically dashing her way to the Urameshi household before it was too late.]] The second one [[spoiler: happened at the very end of the series, when Yusuke returned home after three years in the Demon World and reunited with Keiko and his friends in the nearby beach.]]

* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho episode "Scherzo", the Eighth Doctor and companion Charlotte finally get their BigDamnKiss. It... [[BodyHorror does not go well]].

* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'': Chase plants one on Gert right after she saves his life with CPR right after ''he'' saves ''her'' from a giant, flaming rock monster.
* The first kiss between [[RelationshipUpgrade Scott and Ramona]] in ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim's Precious Little Life''.
* Occurs during the climax of the second volume of ''Comicbook/MikiFalls''...
* The kiss between Superman and Lois while on the moon during ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''. (GrantMorrison considered doing a ''Film/FromHereToEternity'' BeachKiss reference here, but ended up going with something else.)
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' comics Peter and MJ share their first kiss in a mostly empty section of JFK airport (well mostly empty sans Robbie Robertson who was there too) with a big snowy window behind them before Peter went on assignment in France. It may not have been upside down, but as MJ said "Wow, why didn't you ever tell me you could kiss!" Followed by after she let it sink in for a minute "Far freaking out." (made even funnier by the fact the kiss was her idea).
* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' has one in issue 50 at the end of Chapter Seven: The Big Valley between [[TheBigBadWolf Bigby]] and [[Literature/SnowWhite Snow]]. As the author [[AllThereInTheManual notes in the script]] for the issue: "They kiss. This is the truest of true love's kisses since the beginning of time. It's every poem ever written and every song ever sung. This is the one panel at which the dream of every female reader of FABLES has come true. Each and every one of them must be made to cry or squeal or swoon like a character in a Creator/JaneAusten novel. Don't blow it, Buckingham. We sort of, kind of know where you live."
* During ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers Vol 2'', when Teddy briefly broke up with Billy after having doubts in their relationship, they reunite when the team go to save Teddy from [[HumanoidAbomination Mother]]. As Billy tries to fight her off, Teddy assures him that he loves him and the two kiss, making Billy so happy he becomes the 'Demiurge' for a moment, resulting in Mother being vanquished and, for a moment, he's in control of the entire universe. You don't get a kiss bigger and damner than that.
** Of course, there is the kiss before that. Near the end of Children's Crusade, Teddy breaks Billy out of a months long depression after the fantastic mess their latest shenanigans caused by proposing to him. They seal the deal with their first on panel kiss. It is spectacular, and extremely gratifying.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this where one character notices a volcano about to erupt, he decides to take and kiss the Cute Chick right as it blows. Turns out to have worked pretty well.

[[folder:Fan Works]]

* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 16, after many months of ShipTease, doubts and angst, [[spoiler:[[BetaCouple Rei and Kaworu]]]] finally hug each other and kiss.
* This is how ''Fanfic/RainbowInTheDark'' actually ends, combining a BigDamnKiss with a ShutUpKiss.
--> '''Rainbow Dash''': [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/73406/rainbow-in-the-dark "Shut up and kiss me."]]
* Occurs in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/1/a-pleasant-surprise/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]] when Fluttershy and Midnight confess their feelings for each other.
* ''Fanfic/ShardsOfMemory'' has this in Chapter [[spoiler:19]] when [[spoiler:Terra tries to free Cloud from Sephiroth's mind control]].
* [[spoiler: Javert and Valjean]]'s kiss in ''Roommates'' may count, but fandom reaction has certainly been...enthusiastic, even attracting several new shippers.
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has Naruto and Hinata's FirstKiss causing the two of them to forget where they are for about a minute. Where are they? In the Leaf Stadium, surrounded by almost every Leaf and Sand ninja, at the conclusion of Naruto's trial.
* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura's]] FirstKiss in [[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]], which comes after seventeen chapters of emotional turmoil.
* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'' teases the idea of Simba and Nala getting together throughout Series One. [[spoiler: They finally get their big kiss after defeating two [[BigBad Big Bads]] and surviving several threatening ordeals.]]
* [[LadyOfWar Samara]] kisses [[TheCaptain Malleus]] at the end of the ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' crossover [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6731833/1/Angels-of-the-Storm Angels of the Storm]]. Problem is, Malleus is a SpaceMarine and has been struggling with his AbsoluteXenophobe views since the previous story, so the kiss is more of an AccidentalKiss and he is deeply shaken by it. [[spoiler: They still hook up later.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6844942/1/Knocked-Up Knocked Up]]'' has an incredibly heartwarming one in chapter thirteen. After all the trouble the two went through, and after Roxanne finally gives birth, they confess that they love each other and kiss.
* Another ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' story by the same author, called ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7110406/1/True-Beauty True Beauty]]'', has a good one.
-->'''Roxanne''': ''(after hearing Megamind put himself down again because of his looks)'' Could you turn the disguise off?
-->'''Megamind''': ''(does so)'' But...why?
-->'''Roxanne''': Because I don't want to kiss a hologram. ''(kisses him)''
* In a side-story to ''Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl'', Mike and DJ's first kiss - the first human/pony couple in Earth history - qualfies as such:
-->Instinctively, their lips met, brushed together, then fully connected, sending both into paradise. The room exploded into [[SmellsSexy the full-out scent of dark chocolate]], so much so that there was no one who couldn’t smell it now. The two continued kissing until the adults present, confused at two teens of different species making out but realizing that it wouldn’t be a great example, broke them up.
* After chapters of [[AlmostKiss teasing]] and fake outs, ''FanFic/RWBYReckoning'' finally has Yang and Darrel kissing in Chapter 27, much to the relief of the readers, if the reviews are anything to go by.
* In ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'', after chapters upon chapters of UnresolvedSexualTension, SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and general insanity, Ruby and Weiss FINALLY kiss in the climax of the Music Festival arc. Twice. In front of the entire school. [[ConcertKiss After winning the entire festival.]] As usual, [[MetaGuy Yang and Blake]] tease Weiss for [[BreakingTheFourthWall taking seventy-two chapters to finally admit what]] [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone saw.]]


[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' has one near the end between Homer and Marge while driving a motorcycle.
-->'''Marge:''' Best kiss of my life.
-->'''Homer:''' Best kiss of your life ''so far.''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'': Blu and Jewel, during the film's climactic "falling" scene.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Jack and Sally get together at the top of [[FanNickname Spiral Hill]].
* [[{{Tsundere}} Helga]] gives one to Arnold in ''HeyArnold TheMovie'' after doing her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. Arnold gets confused about it afterwards.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', this happens when [[spoiler:Isabella]] kisses [[spoiler:Phineas]] near the end of the movie.
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Belle and the Prince's kiss after his transformation. While colorful sparks rain from the sky!
** In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel's FirstKiss shows: she kisses Flynn on the mouth much as Mother Gothel kissed her. Flynn promptly pulls her closer and starts to demonstrate the differences before the cut.
** The end of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Felix kisses Calhoun on the cheek spur-of-the-moment, then promptly looks nervous as he realizes it might not have been a great idea. She grabs him by the front of his shirt, [[TinyGuyHugeGirl pulls him up so that he's level with her]]... and then [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan kisses him for real]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':
** Manolo and Maria just after [[spoiler:the former comes back to life.]]
** [[spoiler: Even La Muerte and Xibalba have one after they reconcile in form of a KissingDiscretionShot.]]
* In TheMovie for ''YesPrettyCure5GoGo'', we have the first kiss between Nozomi/Cure Dream and Coco, which also doubles as a IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight. It should be noted that this is the ''only'' kiss between characters in the franchise's 10-year history.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': [[spoiler: Marianne]] and [[spoiler: the Bog King]] have a pretty dramatic one, with a [[JukeBoxMusical two part song]] leading up to this, with the event itself involving the two flying and spinning whilst a [[DisneyAcidSequence completely unexplained kaleidoscope]] whirls around them.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The famous upside-down kiss from the first ''Film/SpiderMan'' movie.
* The kiss between Elizabeth and Will in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' after [[spoiler: their marriage at sea: Surrounded by an Epic Fight, trading blows between exchanging vows, culminating in an OrbitalKiss a few minutes before Will is killed and comes back from the dead]]. There's a BigDamnKiss at the end of all three movies, too.
* A rather famous one in Alfred Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Notorious}}''. The censors at the time didn't allow for a kiss to last longer than 3 seconds. The BigDamnKiss moment in that movie breaks up the kiss at just the right moments to have the couple keep repeatedly kissing each other.
* At the end of ''Film/DemolitionMan''.
* The unforgettable kiss done by Seymour and Audrey in ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' at the end of the "Suddenly Seymour" number. [[http://www.horrorstew.com/images/SuddenlySeymore.jpg Aww]]...
* Speed and Trixie's kiss at the end of the ''Film/SpeedRacer'' live action movie.
* At the very end of ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', Sgt. Jack R. Ramsay and Karen Thompson lock lips amid a shower of sparks. The make out session keeps going for most of the credits, lasting well over 2 minutes with the longest individual kisses easily over half a minute in length.
* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in ''Film/TrueLies'', as a nuclear warhead goes off in the background.
* The 1978 Danish film ''Du er ikke alene'' (''You Are Not Alone'') ends with a show the boys at a boarding school put on to illustrate the Ten Commandments. 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself' is illustrated with a short movie showing 15-year-old Bo, a pupil at the school, and 12-year-old Kim, the headmaster's son (Kim is a male name in Denmark) hugging and kissing. It packs quite a punch, both within the film itself and within the context of the time when the film was made. The film became iconic for being the first Danish film to show a homosexual relationship.
* [[spoiler:Double subverted]] in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' where Thor and Jane [[spoiler: almost kissed with Thor uncertainly pulling away before it happened]] and he [[IKissYourHand kissed her hand]] for a second time. But [[spoiler: Jane pulls him into the kiss anyways.]]
* The climax of ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner!'' has [[spoiler:Timmy admitting his love for Tootie and then passionately kissing her in order to save the lives of his fairy godfamily.]]
* In the mind-synching scene of ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}'', Elliot emulates the movie E.T. is watching at home, culminating in the film's Big Damn Kiss.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The kiss from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Yeah, [[SignatureScene that one]].
** Anakin and Padme's NowOrNeverKiss en route to the arena in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind." (Curiously, in the original novel, this line - and the kiss - was at the ''beginning'' of the story, while in the movie it was at the end.)
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'' featured one. Two words: "Come here."
* {{Justified|Trope}} in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' with George and Lorraine at the dance, since their kiss is crucial to restoring the timeline. The kiss comes complete with a huge music swell.
* ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' shows waves crashing in the background while Scotty and Madeline share their first kisses.
* Between Batman and Selina in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''
-->'''Selina''': You could have gone anywhere, but you [[HesBack came back]].
-->'''Batman''': [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre You too]].
-->'''Selina''': Well, I guess then we're both suckers. *They kiss*
* Between Clark and Lois at the end of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', combining SmoochOfVictory with the atmosphere of GladToBeAliveSex.
* Averted in ''Film/PacificRim''; Raleigh and Mako have a HeadbuttOfLove at the end, and Raleigh does talk about "never thinking about the future until now" while looking at Mako, but nothing else.
* In ''Film/TheHeat'' Mullins gives one to a random guy at a bar, and he is played by none other than Melissa McCarthy's real life husband Ben Falcone.
* Madmartigan and Sorsha get ''two'' in ''Film/{{Willow}}''. The first is in Sorsha's tent while Madmartigan is under the influence of a LovePotion. He kicks the ass of a couple guards, cuts the ropes supporting the tent, and takes a moment to grab Sorsha for a passionate kiss as it collapses around them, all before cutting his way out of it again to escape with Willow and Elora Danan. Later during the fight at Tir Asleen, Madmartigan [[BadAss single-handedly takes down the giant two-headed dragon]] while Sorsha is watching him throughout the battle, increasingly amazed at his badassery. When the dragon goes down and Madmartigan is thrown to the ground she's standing over him with her sword drawn, and as he backs away from her unarmed (she's still technically his enemy at this point) Sorsha grabs him by the front of his armor, hauls him to his feet and plants an equally epic kiss on him as she completes her HeelFaceTurn.
* Kenny and Melissa in ''Film/WereTheMillers''.
* ''Film/AgeOfSummerhood'' — the speech! The music! The having to step upward so the boy can even reach the girl!
* ''Film/HustleAndFlow'': Shug plants a giant kiss on [=DJay=] before he goes to his climactic meeting with Skinny Black. This is the first overt romantic gesture between them.
* ''Film/MoulinRouge'': Christian and Satine at the end of the Elephant Love Medley, the background dissolves away to a field of stars that swirl around them, while they sing an Epic Duet of ''I Will Always Love You'' as the Man In The Moon sings opera and a choir vocalizes.
* Katniss and Peeta on the beach in ''[[TheHungerGamesCatchingFire Catching Fire]]''.

* Cullen in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' with his fianceé, his reaction to her proposing to him. The witnesses consider it inappropriate. He doesn't care.
* Jenny Doolittle and Lynn Lambretta's kiss in episode 17 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Cue massive [[{{Squee}} Squeeing]] from all the schoolgirls in the room.
* Hermione gives Ron one after retrieving the Basilisk's fangs in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.
** It's even more of a BigDamnKiss in the movie. Hermione has just destroyed a horcrux, they're both drenched with water and then they pounce on each other, complete with epic kiss music.
** There's also one between Harry and Ginny in ''The Half-Blood Prince''. [[spoiler: "Harry looked around; there was Ginny running towards him; she had a hard, blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her."]]
* "Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians": [[spoiler:Percy and Annabeth share a spectacular UnderWaterKiss at the end of The Last Olympian, ending five books of BelligerentSexualTension. Even [[BloodKnight Clarisse]] thought it was about time!]]
* "Think of life!" In ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}'', this describes Sabriel and Touchstone's first kiss - bonus points because she's kissing him to resist the lure of Astarael, the bell that can send them both into Death, easily.
* After having gone through hell, nearly died, found healing in each other's company and watched together as their world ended, Faramir and Éowyn claim the only romantic kiss of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' on Minas Tirith's walls:
--> "‘Then must I leave my own people, man of Gondor?’ she said. ‘And would you have your proud folk say of you: “There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Númenor to choose?”’
-->‘I would,’ said Faramir. And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many."
* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
** Alec [[spoiler:[[ComingOutStory finally outs himself]] in ''City of Glass'' by kissing Magnus in front of, well, everybody]].
** Jace and Clary's first kiss in ''City of Bones'', and their kiss in the faerie court in ''City of Ashes'', also count.
* [[{{Nightrunner}} Alec and Seregil]]. Twice up til now. [[spoiler: First time after a reunion, second time in the face of death.]]
* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, when Juliet and Trev kiss at the end of the match, they float in the air and are lit with a golden glow. Other characters comment on this.
* In-universe in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', where Katniss and Peeta share a few kisses that might qualify for the Capitol audience. In particular, [[spoiler:their passionate kisses on the beach in the Quarter Quell. Serves as a BigDamnKiss moment for many readers too.]]
* In ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the first season climax, accompanied by an {{Ominous Latin Ch|anting}}orus, and giant monster things destroying the area around them. It's even more awesome as [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper Haruhi]] is subconsciously '''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying the world]] out of jealousy at the time''' and Kyon kisses her to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan make her undo it]].]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It works]], even though Haruhi thinks it was AllJustADream afterwards. And just to make it even better, the entire scene is overlaid with the first song of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Mahler's Symphony No.8 Movement 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plqzqdEWJNA Veni Creator Spiritus]]. '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome FUCK. YES.]]'''
* A more tender yet equally as awesome variant happens at the climax of the second season of the ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' anime, when [[spoiler:Gourry, against all odds, breaks into ''another dimension'' to rescue Lina from being eradicated from existence. His fondness and desire to protect her apparently impresses [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse the Lord of Nightmares]] enough to bring Lina back.]] They share a kiss, spinning in place amidst bubbles of light.-- sadly, since StatusQuoIsGod, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia they don't recall what happened when they return to the world below.]]
* [[spoiler:Hazel and Augustus in front of a crowd of tourists ''in the Anne Frank house'']] in ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''.
* After the climax of ''Literature/HeartOfSteel'', Alistair and Julia share one that overlaps with SmoochOfVictory, described thus:
-->Their lips met like protons in a particle accelerator.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{The West Wing}}'': It takes over six and a half seasons (145 episodes) of UST for [[spoiler:Josh and Donna to finally kiss]].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqaFWpUS7Pk final kiss]] (it isn't titled "Best [[FanPreferredCouple Clark and Chloe]] scene ever" for nothing) between [[{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Chloe]] as [[WatchingTroyBurn Metropolis erupt into chaos]] due to {{Brainiac}}'s virus and [[NowOrNeverKiss before Clark goes to face Zod]] in the season five finale, finally resolving the sexual tension that has been building up for the first five seasons, during which they shared [[FakeOutMakeOut four]] [[KissingUnderTheInfluence kisses]] but this one is the first [[spoiler:and last, chronologically (season eight showed their FirstKiss in a HappyFlashback)]] fully consensual kiss after ''Obscura'' in season one.
** [[spoiler:Jimmy crashed the party in the season six premier, which put him to a very bad start. Let's just say the two episodes in which he is the main protagonist are both the lowest rated in their seasons.]]
* ''{{Gilmore Girls}}'' : After four seasons of dancing around each other, Luke and Lorelai FINALLY share their first kiss in 'Raincoats & Recipes'.
-->'''Lorelai''': What are you doing?
-->'''Luke''': Would you just stand still?
-->['''They kiss. When they separate, Lorelai moves in for another one.''']
-->'''Luke [surprised by her action]''': What are you doing?
-->'''Lorelai''': Would you just stand still?
-->['''They kiss again.''']
** As seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXhJ95_1I48 here]].
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Ross and Rachel at the ends of "The One Where Ross Finds Out", "The One with the Prom Video." and "The Last One"
** Chandler and Monica have one in 'TOW Everyone Finds Out'. A big damn one because they have kissed before but this is their first public kiss, in front of all their friends and right after Chandler's openly yelled out his love for her.
--> Chandler: "I love her!" *Cue shocked looks* "That's right, I love her! I ''love'' her...I love you, Monica."
--> Monica: "I love you too Chandler" *They kiss*
** They have several more in 'TOW Ross Says Rachel', 'TOW In Vegas', 'TOW The Proposal', 'TOW Monica and Chandler's Wedding' and 'TOW The Birth Mother'
** The season two's finale, "TOW Barry and Mindy's Wedding", ends with Chandler and Janice making out. Not a happy version like the ones above, as she's married, they've broken up many times and this closes out a season where it's established he has a lot of issues and HatesBeingAlone.
* ''[[TheFirstShopOfCoffeePrince Coffee Prince]]'': There are a ton of these, but the one that really stands out is the "tackle kiss" where Eun jumps on top of her boss, and makes passionate kissing with her legs around his waist and pushing him into walls and other obstacles.
* ''Series/LostGirl'', Although not the main couple, Kenzi and Hale's first real kiss could be labeled this. Hale has been pining after her for three seasons, which is even pointed out by Dyson. After a first smaller kiss, Kenzi mentions that it's a little weird. Rather than quit, this leads to a pretty hot, although funny, makeout session on Kenzi's kitchen counter.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Susan and David in "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" -- a Time Lady and a human celebrating their newfound love in the middle of a massive interstellar war.
** Vicki and Troilus, while looking out over the ruins of Troy, in "The Myth Makers".
** Jack Harkness very gently kisses both Rose and the Doctor on the lips in "The Parting Of The Ways", before rushing off to what he believes will be his end. A few scenes later, the Ninth Doctor gives one to Rose -- golden light and dramatic music and everything -- after what has to be the absolute worst pun ever delivered in the series ("I think you need a Doctor"). It saves her life, and kills him, triggering his regeneration.
** When Rose and [[spoiler: Ten's part-human meta-crisis clone]] kiss in "Journey's End", it epitomizes this trope, complete with epic music. Even better in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPl47lfLl2E behind-the-scenes clips]]
** When River Song and the Doctor [[spoiler: get married, the ensuing kiss restarts time again.]] ThePowerOfLove indeed! Also even better in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD8qNJiuPK0 behind-the-scenes clips!]]
** Before that, River [[spoiler: saved the Doctor's life, giving him all he remaining regenerations]] by kissing him.
** The Doctor and the TARDIS share one which, although understated at the time, becomes very epic once it's revealed who she is.
** Rory and [[spoiler: Older]] Amy have an absolutely romantic one in "The Girl Who Waited".
** Rory and Amy have another one toward the end of "Asylum Of the Daleks". Considering that they were on the verge of a divorce, this came as a relief for most fans.
** The Doctor initiates what may be the biggest damn kiss in the ''entire 50-year history of the series'' with [[spoiler: the VirtualGhost of River toward the end of "The Name of the Doctor" after telling her that he can always see her, that he loves her, and that saying goodbye would hurt too much.]]
** The Doctor's kiss with the Victorian echo of Clara is a sweeter example of this. While it catches the Doctor off guard, we get a sweet little melody playing behind it, some lights short-circuiting and a very surprised Doctor. The height difference is made very obvious as the Doctor is pulled down and his face afterwards... On the special "Creating Clara", the clothes designer commented on deliberately dressing both the Doctor and Clara as a couple for this scene.
** In a demented variation on the theme, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E11DarkWater Dark Water]]", the Doctor gets aggressively and elaborately snogged against a wall by Missy -- a woman who later turns out to be [[spoiler:the Master, bringing ''forty-three years'' of FoeYay to critical mass]].
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' promised its viewers a spectacular kiss in the season 4 finale. Halfway through, it seemed to be Kate and Sawyer in the helicopter. Then later in the episode it was topped by Desmond and Penny's reunion.
** In the finale, [[spoiler: Kate and Jack have defeated the Man in Black, and realize they're never going to see each other again. The ensuing kiss is quite epic.]]
* When Odo ''finally'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTbL4DbaNTI kisses Kira]] on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', he does so in the middle of the very crowded Promenade (just outside of Quark's, no less) immediately following a very loud, very heated UST-charged argument between the two. Bonus points for everyone else stopping what they're doing to turn and stare as Odo and Kira kiss.
-->"You're right, who needs dinner?"
** Additional bonus points for Quark with an IKnewIt / [[EveryoneCanSeeIt I Could See It]] expression on his face.
* Fraser and Thatcher on top of a train full of unconscious Mounties heading toward nuclear disaster in the ''Series/DueSouth'' episode All the Queen's Horses.
* Arthur and Gwen's first kiss on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' is shot in slow motion, with [[LipLockSunBlock dramatic lighting]] and an orchestra of violins. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzlv3nuT8WM&p=818B78C388FE7442&playnext=1&index=29 It is epic.]]
** They got another epic kiss when Gwen kisses Arthur to [[TrueLovesKiss break a spell that has made him "fall in love" with a spoiled princess]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ztalsGcqFU It is also epic]].
** In a season three episode Gwen is accused of witchcraft and dragged away to be burnt at the stake before Arthur's eyes. He lunges after her for a LastKiss, and it takes ''four grown men'' to tear them apart. This kiss is actually [[FanNickname referred to]] as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHXg7YTXoAg&feature=related the Kiss of Epic]].
** Yet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeW-oDlLvxY another one at the end of series 4]] (spoilers).
** Let's put it this way...the ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' fandom made up of approximately 70% slash fan-girls who ship Arthur/Merlin. Naturally this involves the predictable dose of HoYayShipping, HetIsEw and DieForOurShip FanWank. But whenever Arthur and Guinevere kiss? '''Fandom. Shuts. Up.'''
* On ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' there is that stunning kiss between Jack and Ianto just before [[spoiler: [[NowOrNeverKiss the Hub blows up]] and Jack is killed by a bomb in his stomach]]
* [[spoiler: Kurt and Blaine's kiss]] on {{Glee}} is treated like this by the fans, and for good reason. LoveEpiphany? Check. Incredibly romantic speech [[spoiler: from Blaine to Kurt]] ''about'' the epiphany? [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Check.]] ''Complete aversion'' of [[spoiler: ButNotTooGay]]? Check, finally. Fans flooding the Internet with posts after they catch their breath from {{squee}}ing loud enough to break windows? ''Fucking check.'' Not to mention all the real-life news celebrating how it's a media milestone (on ''FOX'', no less!).
** And let's not forget [[spoiler: Finn and Rachel's on-stage Nationals kiss in the season two finale. Even Finn comments on it's epic-ness...]]
*** [[spoiler: Finn: "It was the Superman of kisses. It came with its own cape!]]
* Booth and Brennan's kiss on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', [[spoiler: the real one]]. Seriously, five seasons on a show that's pratically based on UnresolvedSexualTension.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' and Sarah have at least one a season [[spoiler: until they FINALLY get together mid-season three]]. They even have two in one season-three episode.
* ''TheNanny'' has the epic kiss between [[spoiler: Niles and CC]].
* It wasn't their first kiss, but Richard and Kahlan's final kiss that ends ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' was the perfect end to the show, especially since they are the epitome of EarnYourHappyEnding.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E25PascalsTriangleRevisited Pascal's Triangle Revisited]] ends with one between [[spoiler: Jeff and Annie]].
** [[spoiler: Annie and Abed]] have one in ''A Few Paintballs More''.
* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'': For shippers of the couple, [[spoiler: Ricky and Amy]]'s kiss [[ConcertKiss onstage]] at the former's high school graduation is this. It wasn't their first kiss, but it was a big deal since they got engaged seconds before the kiss. And before that, there was their "[[TestKiss practice]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8yIQkZHLuk kiss]]"
* Between Jo Min Sung and Yoo Eun Joo in ''Series/OnceUponATimeInSaengchori''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' :
** Homaged with the kiss between Buffy and Spike in "Once More With Feeling" which, as it takes place at the end of a MusicalEpisode, is accompanied by swelling music and falling curtains.
-->'''Spike:''' "We kissed, you and me, all ''Gone With the Wind'' with the rising music and the [[SomethingElseAlsoRises rising]]... [[LastSecondWordSwap music]]."
** Parodied (twice !) with [[spoiler: Xander and Cordelia]] in "What's My Line Pt2" (with cheesy music and all).
* When Series/{{Angel}} becomes human in "I Will Remember You"; Buffy finds out about it when he walks up to her in the sunlight and sweeps her into his arms for a passionate embrace.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' gives John Sheridan and Delenn theirs in "And the Rock Cried Out 'No Hiding Place'" after Delenn shows Sheridan a whole fleet of fast, maneuverable, highly advanced ''White Star'' spaceships. Keep in mind that he'd confessed his love for her ''nine episodes earlier''. It would be easy to assume this wasn't their FirstKiss, except their body language ''screams'' that they've never done this before ([[AlmostKiss although they got]] [[MomentKiller pretty close once]]). Apparently that pesky war kept getting in the way...
-->'''Delenn''': We finally have, as you say, a fighting chance.
-->'''Sheridan''': [''after a long HeldGaze''] ...I don't know what to say.
-->'''Delenn''': Then say nothing...
-->[''Sheridan proceeds to snog her senseless'']
* Much like the painfully obvious UST between [[Series/TheXFiles Mulder and Scully]], the writers absolutely loved to torture and tease fans with this trope. There were two [[AlmostKiss almost kisses]] and one very passionate kiss during a Wizard of Oz-like fever dream before Mulder and Scully ''finally'' kissed for real in season 7's "Millenium." And for the sizzling UST that had (at that point) been building for seven years, the kiss was surprisingly chaste. It was a quiet moment in a hospital while watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve. It didn't even get heated. It's considered by the fans to be the BigDamnKiss just because it actually ''happened'' and kick-started the resolution of their UST. Off-screen, of course. Damn you, Chris Carter!
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': [[spoiler:Beckett and Castle finally kiss for keeps after 4 seasons of UST!]]
* Two on ''Series/{{MASH}}'':
** First, Hawkeye and Margaret are taking shelter from artillery fire. During the ensuing madness, they finally kiss.
** Hawkeye and Margaret again, in the series finale. With the rest of the 4077th going their separate ways after the end of the war, the two have an EXTENDED makeout session before parting. B.J. and everyone else just kind of mill about and look away politely, waiting for it to end.
* The conclusion of the ''HappyDays'' episode "Joanie's First Kiss." 'Nuff said.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has the long awaited kiss between [[spoiler: Tony and Ziva, just in time for Cote de Pablo to depart the show in the season 11 opener]]. And it is ''glorious''.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Daphne and Niles have two extremely big damn ones: their first kiss in [[spoiler: "Moon Dance"]], and their second one [[spoiler: on Daphne's wedding night]].
* Manny gets what is apparently his FirstKiss at the beginning of the ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode "Party Crasher", only for both of them to find out that a surprise birthday party has been planned for him.
* ''Series/{{Veronica Mars}}'': After a CMOA from one of the [[spoiler: previously hateful characters in the series, Logan Echolls. Though Logan begins warming up to Veronica en Episode 4, first season, and their relationship has been building up for many more episodes, his suddenly protective attitude is a hint of what will happen afterwards. Veronica kisses him slightly in the corner or his mouth, apparently as a gesture of thanks for his chivalrous behaviour. Then she looks surprised, as if she couldn't believe what she's done. Logan eats her with his eyes before he kisses her]], and then they embrace passionately. Great buildup by plot, impressive acting from both leads, and perfectly matched music. The crew meant for this one to be a Big Damn one, and they succeeded. (In all the youtube recaps for the couple's best moments, their first kiss is normally either number one or number two).
* ''Series/{{The Big Bang Theory}}'': [[spoiler: After going off on a rant about romance, Sheldon initiates one of the most romantic TV kisses of all time with Amy on Valentine's Day in "The Locomotive Manipulation." AND HE LIKES IT.]]
* Series/TheMentalist: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz1SYFnSImo The season 6 final scene]]....
* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s parody of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'''s kissing scene. Creator/AndrewGarfield and Creator/EmmaStone prepare for shooting the climactic kiss scene, only for them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-wV0xbD1-s to turn to have no idea how to kiss like normal]].
* ''Series/{{How I Met Your Mother}}'': After a season of UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo, Ted and Robin finally got together in this style

* "Dark & Long" by Music/{{Underworld}} from ''Music/{{dubnobasswithmyheadman}}'', a 7:19 track where the line "Now I kiss you dark & long" is repeated at various intervals.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Spike Dudley and Molly Holly had several Aborted First Kisses before they finally had the big one after a match between their two families (the Dudley Boyz and the Holly Cousins). Jim Ross said it was "just like Brad Pitt and what's-her-name".
* Wrestling/AJLee is a master at this, but arguably her greatest kisses were:
** The first kiss with Wrestling/{{Kane}}.
** Kissing Wrestling/CMPunk and then sending him and [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] crashing through a table.
** And the two passionate kisses she gave Wrestling/DolphZiggler on consecutive nights.

* Used for gruesome BodyHorror in ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''. After a whole lot of UnresolvedSexualTension, the Eighth Doctor and his companion Charlotte finally decide to talk about their feelings. As it happens, at the time they're trapped in a nightmare void for weeks or possibly months, their senses have been dulled completely, they're blinded by piercing light, there's a constant piercing screech in their (and our) ears, something is slowly ''eating'' them, and they discover that they've been [[SecurityCling holding hands]] for so long that [[spoiler: their fingers have started melting together]]. As a desperate last-ditch effort to survive, the Doctor tells Charlotte to [[spoiler: mash her mouth against his so they can melt into each other's faces and become a single organism together]].

* In ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', to grab one last bit of publicity out of Conrad Birdie before he is inducted into the Army, he is to give "One Last Kiss" to one girl "chosen at random from 1,200,000 hysterical teen-agers." Unfortunately, what the television cameras capture is not Conrad Birdie planting a kiss on [=Kim MacAfee=] of Sweet Apple, Ohio but Kim's boyfriend Hugo flooring Conrad with one blow.
* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' combines this with a TearJerker DownerEnding beautifully.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoXkJIXNB3A "Champagne"]] from ''InTheHeights'' has one at the end, complete with swelling music.

* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' features this for the final romance scene, if the player pursues that option. Given that an AlmostKiss had happened very recently beforehand, it makes it all the more meaningful.
** Executed brilliantly, beautifully, heartwarmingly well at the conclusion of ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' between Shepard and a romanced Liara in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
** Perhaps making up for the HeadbuttOfLove in the second game, Garrus and female Shepard have two of these in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' if their relationship continues. [[spoiler: The first is during their date high atop the Presidium when Shepard agrees to be his girlfriend, and the second is in London before the final battle for Earth]]. And if Shepard's reaction is any indication, Garrus is one hell of a kisser for a [[BizarreAlienBiology guy who doesn't have lips]].
* BioWare loves this trope in general, as the same thing happens in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' as Hawke's having one last conversation with the party members before the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. It's especially poignant if Hawke's LoveInterest is either Fenris (due to the SecondActBreakup they had) or Anders [[spoiler: because he's a fugitive terrorist at that point]].
* The [[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim video game]] ends each of the first four levels with one between Scott and Ramona.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' had a [[UpToEleven 2-minute long sequence]] of this between Tidus and Yuna.
* ''BrutalLegend'' has the awesome moment where [[spoiler: Eddie and Ophielia kiss for the first time while the Screaming Wall blares a shockwave of sonic energy, causing hair to billow dramatically]].
* "ValkyriaChronicles" has a big one between Welkin and Alicia at the climax of the "Maiden's Shield" chapter, where he [[spoiler: stops her from attempting a HeroicSacrifice against the Marmota]] by declaring his love and asking her to marry him. Alicia tearfully accepts and they share an emotional first kiss, which includes a 360 degree camera pan and [[spoiler: sparkling light from her Valkyria transformation]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* An omnipresent trope in the {{Renai}} genre. Kissing scenes are always one of the few that get their own unique CG art, while the rest of the story uses character sprites.
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': One of the last [=CGs=] in Mio's route shows them kissing dramatically in front of a [[SceneryPorn truly beautiful sky]].
* Pictured above: Miyako Miyamura and Hiro Hirono get one in ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo''.
* ''KatawaShoujo'' has one for every route, but out of all of them, [[ThePollyanna Emi]]'s is very striking.

* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110817 "Oh for pity's sake. Go give him something to fight for."]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110819 So big]] it takes two pages. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110907 Or]],
-->'''Tarvek''': When she kissed Wulfenbach, my ''glasses'' started to ''melt''.
** And of course, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120713 there's this, too.]] [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries "Foot pop"]] and all on the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120716 second page]].
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] and [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] several times in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Jake kissing [[spoiler:Dirk]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007150 here]], with his coat billowing in the wind, while a volcano erupts behind them, a dragon circles overhead, and the apocalypse approaches, would be one of the most over the top examples here, except, well, [[spoiler: He's kissing [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dirk's Severed Head]]]].
** When Kanaya is kissed by [[spoiler: a drunk Rose]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007321 they get]] a dramatic LensFlare, courtesy of a [[SomethingElseAlsoRises boost]] in Kanaya's [[PowerGlows glowing skin]].
*** And of course, this being Homestuck, [[spoiler: Rose immediately falls [[RunningGag down the]] [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff stairs]].]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Elan delivers a glorious ShutUpKiss [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0400.html to Haley]]. And it's comic #400, to boot!
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' - FINALLY!!! Ash & Emily's first [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2012-08-27 real]] [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2012-08-28 kiss!]]
* [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-46/ Here]] in ''OHumanStar''.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a few but the biggest one has to be [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-09-29 the one]] between, [[spoiler: Nanase and Ellen]] at the end of the Grace's Birthday Party arc. There were even [[http://www.egscomics.com/bg/egs_bg_0039_800x600.jpg four]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/bg/egs_bg_0040_800x600.jpg different]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/bg/egs_bg_0041_800x600.jpg wallpapers]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/bg/egs_bg_0042_800x600.jpg made]] using that panel.
* From ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience''. It took over four hundred pages, a number of explosions, and [[spoiler: falling from orbit on wings of fire]], but it was well worth it for a [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos434.html kiss]] this damn big.
* ''Questionable Content'': [[spoiler: Dale and Marigold]] kiss for the first time [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2589 here]].
* At the end of ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}, [[spoiler:Lei'ella gives one to Varden when she decides not to rejoin elven society and he invites her to be his thieving partner]].
* ''{{Webcomic/Housepets}}'': After getting stuck in the woods, falling down a gully, getting trapped in a cage, and having a run-in with one of [[JerkassGods Pete's]] gargoyles, Jessica and Zach have a nice, long heart-to-heart. Once they patch each other up, Jessica says she's like to hang out with him again and pulls him in for a BigDamnKiss. [[labelnote:note]]The Jessica-Rabbit ship had been going strong for over a year.[[/labelnote]]
* In ''Webcomic/GoodGuyComic'' the protagonist, [[ADogNamedDog Guy]], gets one at the end of the second chapter.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Roy and Valerie share a big damn kiss after they reconcile in ''[[WebVideo/TheCartoonMan Journey of the Cartoon Man]]''. [[spoiler: It enables them to escape from a pit of quicksand.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* GreenLantern and [[{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl]] have one at the end of the ''JusticeLeague'' episode ''Wild Cards''.
** Speaking of the {{DCAU}}, Harley Quinn goes back for seconds after giving Batman a "Thank You" peck on the lips in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wBjZemeh3k "Harley's Holiday"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ends with a beautiful one between Aang and Katara, which brings the series to a close and cements their status as an OfficialCouple.
** Season 1 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' ends pretty soon after one between [[spoiler: Mako and Korra]].
* The end of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: [[TheMovie So The Drama]]'' ends with Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable going through their RelationshipUpgrade and kissing at the junior prom. Originally this was intended to be the GrandFinale to the series. At the end of the ''real'' GrandFinale, after graduating high school and saving the world from an AlienInvasion, Kim and Ron kiss whilst flying off towards the moonrise in their FlyingCar.
* Due to their recent exposure to AppliedPhlebotinum, Sonic and Sally cause fireworks when they kiss at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' finale.
* Starfire and Robin kiss in the rain at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans [[TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo Trouble In Tokyo]]'', with a rotating camera a tiny bit of ShutUpKiss and smiles and "It's about time"s from the team AND the fandom.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'' episode "Legacy," LaResistance member Panthera celebrates [[{{Catfolk}} her people's]] PyrrhicVictory over their oppressive commander by initiating a SmoochOfVictory with her boyfriend, RebelLeader Leo, [[spoiler:just as their ship is about to crash into what will become Third Earth.]]
* The ''GeneratorRex'' episode "Assault on Abysus" has Rex and Circe kiss, complete with slow-motion and tears in Circe's eyes before she [[HeroicSacrifice helps Rex escape from Providence, getting captured herself in the process.]]
* ''TinyToonAdventures'': Happens at the end of "My Dinner With Elmyra" when Elmyra [[BigDamnKiss plants a big one on Montana Max]].
* ''AngelsFriends'': * BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler: Raf and Sulfus finally kiss in episode 26 much to the joy of Reina and fangirls. ]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "Eight Days A Week," Paul fills in for movie kisser Lips Lovelace, but his lady co-star is a chronic kisser. After a chase with the co-star's "jealous boyfriend" and constant kissing, Paul is ready to give the job back to Lovelace, but not before his co-star wants to thank him with a "great...big...kiss!"
** In "Baby's In Black," Paul is so relieved that the girl in the vampire get-up wasn't a real vampire that he plants a big one on her. She's so ecstatic ("Paul actually kissed me!!") she starts flying ''without'' the wires she used earlier.
* When [[spoiler:Goliath and Elisa finally kiss]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', it's more of a Small Damn Kiss, but since (particularly older) fans had been waiting upwards of 60 episodes for this to happen, it still counts.
* After breaking away from the "friend zone" placed on him by an omniscient asteroid, Mordecai kisses Margaret during an epic meteor shower in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. It is just as epic as it sounds.
* One occurs in ''GravityFalls'' between Mabel and Mermando.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has one in [[spoiler: "The Shell" between Gumball and Penny]].
--> '''Gumball''': [[spoiler: That's not what you are, it's how you feel, and this is how ''I'' feel]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TheVJDayKiss. An unidentified sailor kisses Edith Shain (RIP, 6.20.10) on news of the end of World War II.
* [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]] and Michelle Obama [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20267690 shared a Big Damn Hug]] when TV networks announced the former's victory in the 2012 presidential election. [[AwesomeMoment It quickly became the most tweeted photo in]] ''[[AwesomeMoment history]]'', [[AwesomeMoment beating the previous record set by]] Music/JustinBieber.
* When Creator/AdrienBrody won his Academy Award, he was so overcome with joy he [[http://img2-3.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/060215/101126__brody_l.jpg planted one]] on presenter Creator/HalleBerry. A few months later, while he was at the MTV Movie Awards, Music/QueenLatifah decided [[http://img2-1.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/030602/91752__mtv_l.jpg it was her turn.]]
** Since the next year's Best Actress award is presented by the previous year's Best Actor winner, Adrien Brody humorously referenced his kiss and quickly used some breathspray before announcing the winner, Charlize Theron, who did give Brody a quick kiss on the lips.
* Six words: [[spoiler: [[WeddingAndEngagementTropes "You may now kiss the bride"]]]].
* When Julia Louis Dreyfuss won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in an Emmy in 2014, Bryan Cranston planted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLDe29cUz_Y one of the most epic kisses]] in award show history.