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In real life, kisses aren't always perfect. They can be poorly aimed, mis-timed, messy and slobbery, full of teeth, or involve accidentally choking on your partner's tongue. Innocent nibbling can end in pain and chewing gum get lost in the proceedings.

Hollywood doesn't have any of these problems.

In fiction, there is the Hollywood Kiss; the perfectly-aimed, long, sensual yet tender, closed-mouth kiss that appears in countless movies and TV shows. Usually a sign of [[TrueLovesKiss true love]], these kisses are wonderful, romantic and ''always'' look beautiful on screen.

Compare AwkwardKiss and IdealizedSex. Often goes hand-in-hand with TrueLovesKiss or TheBigDamnKiss.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Naruto and Hinata get one in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJFWOsF434 it is as glorious as one can expect]].
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'': [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs18/f/2007/152/b/6/eureka_renton_kiss_by_killaking076.jpg Eureka and Renton in the series finale.]]
* Amusingly averted in ''Manga/SakuraDiscord'' between [[spoiler:Kousuke and Nomiya.]] Their teeth hit both times, because said kisses are sudden and one-sided.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Batman and Catwoman get one in the ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'' [[http://yourmomsbasement.com/batmanisawesome/files/2010/01/1252220237225.jpg storyline.]]
* Rogue and Gambit used to have one of these almost anytime they kissed because of the rarity presented by Rogue's [[PowerIncontinence powers.]] They have one in X-men #41 as they think the world is ending and ''two'' in the 1997 X-men Annual.
* Recently, Rogue and Deadpool have shared one of these in [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/1122884/1122884_original.png vol 3, issue 22 of The Uncanny Avengers]], which may lead to OfficialCouple.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Completely averted in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', 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!"

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
** Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip at the end of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. when they're dancing in the clouds.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ends with a beautiful Hollywood Kiss.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has one that is described in the script as "the kiss they have each been waiting a lifetime for."
** Let's not forget Disney/{{Aladdin}} and Jasmine's kiss.
** And of course ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Naveen can kiss any princess, even the Princess Of Mardi Gras [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler:Charlotte]], it once again winds up as something very romantic [[spoiler: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.]]

[[folder: Film - Live Action]]
* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton finally get one in the [[GrandFinale film]], after eight years of pining on radio and TV.
* ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'': Jack and Rose's kiss on the ship's bow.
* The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/GWTW_kiss_smaller_9115.jpg iconic kiss]] between Rhett and Scarlet in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
* An equally iconic kiss is the one between Ilsa and Rick in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
* The film ''WesternAnimation/{{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 TrueLovesKiss. [[spoiler: Cue Shrek breaking the curse for her!]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Spider-Man_kiss_445.jpg Spider-Man and Mary Jane]]'s upside-down kiss from ''Film/SpiderMan1'' (Creator/TobeyMaguire noted it was hard for him to shoot, specially as he could barely breathe, but Creator/KirstenDunst certainly made it worthwhile.)
* Most of the characters kiss this way in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. Even Michael gets a quick one at the beginning of ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''!
* Baz Luhrmann's ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo and Juliet]]''
** Another Baz Luhrmann film, ''Film/{{Australia}}'', provides the page image.
* In ''Film/MoulinRouge'' there's several between the two StarcrossedLovers. Baz Luhrmann seems to love this trope to death.
* ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' ends with this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiffanys_5387.jpg type of kiss.]]
* There's one in ''Film/TheNotebook'' which doubles as a ShutUpKiss.
* Adam and Eve's romantic lip-lock from ''Film/BlastFromThePast''.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' ends with one that was apparently the best since the invention of the kiss.
* In ''Film/{{Carefree}}'' (1938), Amanda's dream ends with one. (This was the first full-on, mutual, romantic, onscreen kiss between Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers in eight movies together; Astaire jokingly called it "the kiss of the century.")

* Subverted and lampshaded in ''Literature/VampireHigh'', 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.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton in "Magic Christmas Tree". [[spoiler: Too bad it's AllJustADream.]]
* Pretty much every single one in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. Even some [[ForcefulKiss Forceful Kisses]].
* Ross and Rachel's first kiss in ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* Averted by Kate and Sawyer's first kiss on ''Series/{{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 [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] whether to do this type of kiss or ''really'' kiss. The second won out.
* Surprisingly averted in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' with [[spoiler:Kurt and Blaine]], whose BigDamnKiss was without a doubt a full-on snog. Played completely straight, however, with Finn and Rachel a few episodes later.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], both Jessica and Sam and Dean and Carmen demonstrate romantic closed mouth kisses.
* Parodied in ''Series/{{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. [[spoiler:And so's their wedding kiss.]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', after defeating the BigBad and returning home, [[spoiler: Squall and Rinoa]] share a long-awaited Hollywood Kiss.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX's'' well-known kissing scene between Yuna and Tidus also fits this trope.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' ''The Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC, Shepard and Liara can share one of these after [[spoiler:killing the Shadow Broker together.]] Doubles as a ShutUpKiss since this occurs after Liara impulsively kisses Shepard, then pulls back and starts apologising.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* There are three from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EfkissingTVTropes_3789.jpg]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EfkissTVTRopes_8495.jpg]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Efkiss5523TVTropes_2275.jpg]] One of them provides the trope picture for TheBigDamnKiss.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Averted for the most part in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' 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.