true love, these kisses are wonderful, romantic and always look beautiful on screen. Compare Awkward Kiss and Idealized Sex. Often goes hand-in-hand with True Love's Kiss or The Big Damn Kiss.
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Anime & Manga
- 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!"
- Jack and Rose's kiss on the Titanic'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.
- 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.
Live Action TV
- 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.
- Disney canon:
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Sleeping Beauty.
- The Little Mermaid ends with a beautiful Hollywood 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.
- Let's not forget Aladdin and Jasmine's kiss.
- Beauty and the Beast has one that is described in the script as "the kiss they have each been waiting a lifetime for."
- Averted for the most part in The DCAU. 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.