1. The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols

    “The Graduate” is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The film tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) the wife of his father’s business partner, and while trapped in an affair he finds himself to fall in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

    Son Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) experienced his first fearful but lustful bedroom encounter in a hotel for an affair with seductive and alcoholic Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)

    She was being cool he was being tense and then she asked before starting to undress: “I’ll get undressed now, is that alright?” He answered: “Shall I just stand here? I mean, I don’t know what you want me to do.” He agreed to watch, and then clumsily handed a hanger for her clothes. He asked, ridiculously: “Wood or wire? They have both.” And he spontaneously grabbed Mrs. Robinson’s right breast banging his head against the wall in frustration, mumbling this moral platitude “I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends” He could not believe that an older married woman, one of his parents’ best friends, was seducing him.

     
  2. Marriage Italian Style (1964) directed by Vittorio De Sica

    “Marriage Italian Style” (Italian title was Matrimonio all’Italiana ) is a 1964 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica and is an adaptation of a play titled “Filumena Marturano” written by Eduardo De Filippo.

    It tells the story of the cynical and successful businessman Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni), a womanizer who begins an affair with Filumena (Sophia Loren) when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes his mistress. He eventually sets her up in an apartment, and she works for him in his various businesses. Filumena manages secretly to have three children that she raised secretly. She tricks him into marriage by pretending she was dying. However when Domenico cancels the marriage Filumena tells him about her three sons. She says that one of the three belongs to Domenico, but will not say which one, the son can’t be chosen! Domenico has to be the father of all three! And eventually he marries Filumena again, this time willingly.

    A classic kiss with two legendary Italian iconic actors Marcello and Sophia

     
  3. Gone with the Wind (1939) directed by Victor Fleming

    “Gone with the Wind” is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adaptation from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer winning novel directed by Victor Fleming and produced by David O. Selznick. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’ Hara (Vivian Leigh), and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Haviland), and her marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the story of this epic masterpiece is told from the perspective of this white Southerner belle called Scarlet O’ Hara.

    After the funeral of Scarlett’s second husband Rhett proposed to her with mock sincerity and a hint of sexual seductiveness asking her to marry him and have the option of trying someone different:

    Rhett: “You’ve been married to a boy and an old man. Why not try a husband of the right age, with a way with women?”
    Scarlett: “You’re a fool, Rhett Butler, when you know I shall always love another man.”
    Rhett: “Stop it. You hear me, Scarlett, stop it! No more of that talk.”

    Grabbing her he bullied her into kissing him.

    Scarlett: “Don’t, I shall faint!” he responded before kissing her again:

    Rhett: “I want you to faint. This is what you were meant for. None of the fools you’ve ever known have kissed you like this, have they? Your Charles or your Frank or your stupid Ashley.”

     

     

     
  4. A Streetcar named Desire (1951) directed by Elia Kazan

    “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a 1951 drama directed by Elia Kazan and it is the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.

    Set in New Orleans after World War Two, we meet Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for a new home and for family support. After she was sent away from her hometown for seducing a teen boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche tries to explain her unexpected appearance to the house of her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and her husband Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), as a nervous exhaustion, caused by the loss of the family plantation, Belle Reve. Suspicious, Stanley demands to see the bill of sale. This encounter defines Stanley and Blanche’s opposing relationship putting Stella in a no-man’s-land situation. But Stanley and Stella are so much in love. Blanche’s efforts to impose herself between them only enrages the animal inside Stanley. Her efforts to start over a new life are in vain and Blanche ends up helpless reduced to a human wreck…

    This scene has the famous Brando line “Stella! Hey, Stella!” shouting at Stella to come down form their neighbors upstairs and there was this long emotional kissing…

     
  5. A Single Man (2009) directed by Tom Ford

    “A Single Man” is a 2009 drama film based on the novel by the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Directed by fashion designer Tom Ford as a first time director the film is about the story of George Falconer (Colin Firth), a depressed gay British university professor one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend is unable to cope with the typical way of life in Southern California in 1962.

    Reminiscing his dead lover Jim (Matthew Goode) kissing him ….

     

     
  6. Brief Encounter (1945) directed by David Lean

    “Brief Encounter” is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean from a screenplay by Noël Coward and tells the story of the suburban life of Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson), a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a train station with a stranger, Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Although they are both already married, they gradually fall in love with each other and continue to meet every Thursday on the small café, although they know that their love will never be complete…

    During their sixth of seven Thursday secret meeting Alec and Laura took a ride into the country in a borrowed car, and visited a stone bridge. They stood together and chatted about their impossible relationship:

    Alec: “Happy?”
    Laura: “No, not really.”
    Alec: “I know exactly what you’re going to say. That it isn’t worth it. That the furtiveness and lying outweigh the happiness we might have together. Isn’t that it?”
    Laura: “Something like that.”
    Alec: “I want to ask you something. Just to reassure myself.”
    Laura: “What is it?”
    Alec: “It is true for you, isn’t it? This overwhelming feeling we have for each other. It’s as true for you as it is for me, isn’t it?”
    Laura: “Yes, it’s true.” (They kissed.)

     

     

     

     
  7. Casablanca (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz

    “Casablanca” is a 1942 romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and The story is set during the Second World War it focuses on a man called Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) who was running a café in Casablanca torn between “love and virtue”. He must choose between his love for a woman he was in love with in the past and meets her again Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) escape the Vichy controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

    "I love you so much. And I hate this war so much. Oh, it’s a crazy world. Anything can happen. If you shouldn’t get away, I mean, if something should keep us apart, wherever they put you and wherever I’ll be, I want you to know that…"

    And then Ilsa initiated this kiss and kissed him passionately asking Rick to:

    "Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time."

     
  8. A Man and A Woman (1966) directed by Claude Lelouch

    “A Man and a Woman” (the French title was “Un homme et une femme) is a 1966 French film directed by Claude Lelouch and is about a young widow Anne Gauthier (Anouk Aimée) and a widower Pierre Gautier (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who meet by chance at their children’s boarding school and whose budding relationship is complicated by the memories of their deceased spouses.

     

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  10. Wild Orchids (1929) directed by Sidney Franklin

    “Wild Orchids” is a 1929 drama film directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone and Nils Asther. It is about Prince de Gace (Nils Asther) a prince in Java who tries to seduce Lillie Sterling (Greta Garbo)  his visitor’s wife, but he’s discovered.

    In this scene it is seduction time for the prince…