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The Bridges of Toko –Ri (1954) directed by Mark Robson 
The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a Paramount film from 1954 that was directed by Mark Robson about a U. S. Navy pilot assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War emphasizing the lives of the pilots and crew in the context of a war that seems remote to all except those who fight in it and starring William Holden and Grace Kelly among others as Harry Brubaker, the pilot, and his wife Nancy.. 

The Counterfeit Coin (I Kalpiki Lira) (1955) directed by Jorgos Javellas 
The Counterfeit Coin is a Greek comedy-drama film, in four different stories produced in 1955, written and directed by Jorgos Javellas starring some of the biggest Greek actors. The stories are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign changing hands affecting the lives of the people who owned it. Among these a newly married couple a beautiful young woman Aliki (Ellie Lambeti) and Pavlos (Dimitris Horn) an upcoming painter but poor artist. 
The scene where Aliki whispers “S’Agapo” (I love you, in Greek) to Pavlos and he kisses her inspires him to create one of his famous portraits with her, which he will keep to himself after Aliki left him for chance of a better life with a wealthy gentleman….
Lassie Come Home (1943) directed by Fred M. Wilcox
Lassie Come Home is a 1943 MGM Technicolor film starring Roddy Mc Dowall  and canice actor Pal, in a story about the profound bond between Yorkshire boy Joe Carraclough and his collie called Lassie. After her destitute family is forced to sell her, Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. It was Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor) the granddaughter of the Duke who senses the dog’s unhappiness and arranges her escape.
In this scene a very young Liz Taylor receives a kiss full of gratitude from the sweetest collie in film history Lassie

Moulin Rouge! (2001) directed by Baz Lurhmann
Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American romantic musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Lurhmann. Set in the Monmartre Quarter of Paris, it tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian (Ewan McGregor), who falls in love with the terminally-ill star of the “Moulin Rouge”, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman). 
Satine mistakes Christian for the Duke, and dances with him before retiring to her private chamber with him, but soon learns he is just a writer; by this time Christian has fallen in love with her. The Duke interrupts them and Christian and Satine claim they were practicing lines for “Spectacular Spectacular” the spectacle especially ordered for her…

Milk (2008) directed by Gus Van Sant 
“Milk” is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Fransisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant the film stars Sean Penn as Milk with James Franco as Scott Smith his much younger lover, and Josh Brolin as Dan White , a city supervisor who assassinated Milk. “Milk” received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black.

L’ Eclisse (1962) directed by Micchelangelo Antonioni
“L’Eclisse” (Eclipse) is a 1962 Italian drama film written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and was shot in Rome and Verona, Italy. The film is about a young woman Vittoria (Monica Vitti) who breaks up with an older lover and then has an affair with a confident young stockbroker Pierro (Alain Delon) whose relationship is doomed because of the man’s materialistic nature.
Pierro in Vittoria’s room, trying to kiss her …

La Notte (1961) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
“La Notte” (The Night) is a 1961 Italian drama masterfully directed by Michelangelo Antonioni filmed in Milan and is about a day in the life of an unfaithful married couple Lidia (Jeanne Moreau) and Giovanni Pontano (Marcelo Mastroianni) and their deteriorating relationship.
In one of the last scenes of the film Giovanni embraces and kisses Lidia, but she resists saying she no longer loves him, and neither does he love her. Unable to acknowledge his own failure, Giovanni continues to make love to her on a golf course beneath a gray morning sky.

My Girl (1991) directed by Howard Zieff 
“My Girl” is a 1991 American romantic drama directed by Howard Zieff and is about the coming-of-age story of a young tomboyish girl Vada Sultenfus  (Anna Chlumsky) who faces many different emotional highs and lows and her first love geeky Thomas J. Sennett (Macaulay Culkin), set in the early 1970s.
A most innocent dialogue and a first unforgettable kiss:
Vada: “Have you ever kissed anyone?” Thomas: “Like they do on TV? No.” Vada:  "Maybe we should, just to see what’s the big deal." Thomas: “But - I don’t know how.”

Planet of the Apes (1968) directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
“Planet of the Apes” is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the 1963 French novel “La Planète des singes”  by Pierre Boulle. 
The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future, where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.
While on the beach, George Taylor (Charlton Heston)  felt like kissing sympathetic, socially-developed scientist-ape Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter) goodbye telling her “Doctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye”, asking for her permission, and when she agreed, he  added: 
"All right, but you’re so damned ugly."
Pretty Woman (1990) directed by Gary Marshall
Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy directed by Gary Marshall and tells the story of Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) an extremely lucky Hollywood prostitute who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of Vivian’s week-long stay with him…
In the film’s famous fairy tale ending Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) pulled up outside Hollywood prostitute Vivian’s (Julia Roberts) apartment in a white limousine.
From the open sunroof, he held out his arms to her with a closed black umbrella in one hand and a bouquet of red roses in the other calling out: “Vivian, come down!”  "It had to be the top floor, right?"
Being afraid of heights, he climbed up her outside fire-escape ladder with the bouquet of flowers between his teeth while she was climbing down the ladder to meet him. He held out his arms with the roses and professed his love, by asking her about the ending of her childhood fantasy of a knight’s rescue:
Edward: “So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her?”Vivian: “She rescues him right back.”
Kiss …