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- Completely averted in Calvin and Hobbes: The Series, as Father Brainstorm tells an embarrassing anecdote about his son:
"....Then she moved in to kiss him and as he saw her puckering up and moving forward, he smiled and she accidentally kissed him on the teeth!"
Film - Animated
- Disney Animated Canon:
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip at the end of Sleeping Beauty. when they're dancing in the clouds.
- The Little Mermaid ends with a beautiful Hollywood Kiss.
- Beauty and the Beast has one that is described in the script as "the kiss they have each been waiting a lifetime for."
- Let's not forget Aladdin and Jasmine's kiss.
- And of course The Princess and the Frog. Naveen can kiss any princess, even the Princess Of Mardi Gras or his wife. No masquerade princesses for him!
- Although it is parodied a few times. When Naveen tries to kiss Tiana earlier on, while he's clearly trying to make it all romantic, his lips are still huge, squishy, and rather gross (it's from Tiana's perspective, and she finds the idea of kissing a frog to be disgusting). Later, when Naveen goes to kiss Charlotte, it once again winds up as something very romantic only for the clock to strike just before they make it. Charlotte, hoping that the clock is a little fast, desperately grabs Naveen and gives him several sloppy kisses. When she lets him go, his face is covered in lipstick stains and he does not look impressed.
Film - Live Action
- Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton finally get one in the film, after eight years of pining on radio and TV.
- Titanic: Jack and Rose's kiss on the ship's bow.
- The iconic kiss◊ between Rhett and Scarlet in Gone with the Wind.
- An equally iconic kiss is the one between Ilsa and Rick in Casablanca.
- The film Shrek used it straight as part of a larger subversion. The female lead had a curse that turned her into an ogre by night, which could only be broken by True Love's Kiss. Cue Shrek breaking the curse for her!
- Spider-Man and Mary Jane◊'s upside-down kiss from Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire noted it was hard for him to shoot, specially as he could barely breathe, but Kirsten Dunst certainly made it worthwhile.)
- Most of the characters kiss this way in the Halloween series. Even Michael gets a quick one at the beginning of Halloween: Resurrection!
- Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet
- Another Baz Luhrmann film, Australia, provides the page image.
- In Moulin Rouge! there's several between the two Starcrossed Lovers. Baz Luhrmann seems to love this trope to death.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's ends with this type of kiss.◊
- There's one in The Notebook which doubles as a "Shut Up" Kiss.
- Adam and Eve's romantic lip-lock from Blast from the Past.
- The Princess Bride ends with one that was apparently the best since the invention of the kiss.
- In Carefree (1938), Amanda's dream ends with one. (This was the first full-on, mutual, romantic, onscreen kiss between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in eight movies together; Astaire jokingly called it "the kiss of the century.")
- Subverted and lampshaded in Vampire High, the first time Cody tries to kills Ilena. She's obviously waiting for it, but when he leans in, he almost misses her mouth entirely. When he returns home later, he sees that his parents are watching old Humphrey Bogart movies and guesses that the characters in those movies never screw up kissing.
- Maeve and Odran's first kiss in Deception's Princess is a subversion. Odran leans in too suddenly and their teeth smash into each other, with both of them noticing the pain even while they continue to kiss.
Live Action TV
- Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton in "Magic Christmas Tree". Too bad it's All Just a Dream.
- Pretty much every single one in Smallville. Even some Forceful Kisses.
- Ross and Rachel's first kiss in Friends.
- Averted by Kate and Sawyer's first kiss on Lost, which still looks messy and sweaty as you'd expect two people kissing in a jungle to look like. Reportedly, the two actors even discussed whether to do this type of kiss or really kiss. The second won out.
- Surprisingly averted in Glee with Kurt and Blaine, whose Big Damn Kiss was without a doubt a full-on snog. Played completely straight, however, with Finn and Rachel a few episodes later.
- In the Supernatural episode "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20), both Jessica and Sam and Dean and Carmen demonstrate romantic closed mouth kisses.
- Parodied in Galavant in the number "World's Best Kiss" in which Galavant and Isabella start out describing their first kiss as this trope but then they remember that it was actually really awful. And so's their wedding kiss.
- Averted for the most part in the DC Animated Universe. It's possible that it's because of the fact the characters are so realistically drawn that kissing tends to come off looking more like the lips of one character just mashing up against the other's instead of something romantic and sweet.
- In The Beatles cartoon "Eight Days A Week," screen lover Lips Lovelace says he can't kiss anymore, so Paul fills in for him. But Paul's leading lady is a chronic kisser with a jealous boyfriend who chases them all around town, all while Paul is getting continually kissed. At the end, Paul is ready to pack it in and acquiesce the role back to Lips, but not before the leading lady wants to reward him—with another kiss.