On-screen smooches in movies based on books. Because we all need a little bit of love and lightness right now, yeah?
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
I can’t stop smiling. This movie kiss came to us courtesy of an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
2. Blue Is the Warmest Color
Easily one of the sweetest on-screen smooches, and adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
I wouldn’t miss this classic kiss, adapted from Truman Capote’s novella.
4. Bridget Jone’s Diary
5. Brokeback Mountain
Based on the story of the same name by Annie Proulx, this is a kiss I’ll never learn how to quit. (This is also Ledger’s second entry on this list. So deserved.)
This spin on Jane Austen’s Emma was everything the ’90s needed. It’s also when we all realized Paul Rudd was kind of a babe.
7. Everything, Everything
Adapted from Nicole Yoon’s novel Everything, Everything. Such a sweet, nervous smooch.
8. Gone With the Wind
Classic and timeless and of course it’s on this list of the best smooches in movies based on books. The film is adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name.
9. The Handmaiden
After all the crap the two women from this story go through, well, any moment of tenderness is made even sweeter. Adapted from Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
I wouldn’t hold back on you from this first kiss between Ron and Hermione. Are you cheering? I hear you cheering. (Also, this marks the third kissing in some type of precipitation on this list.)
11. The Notebook
Like, do I even have to explain this one? (Aaaand, we’re at four.)
12. THe Princess Bride
Based on the 1973 book by William Goldman. As if we could ever, ever get over this most passionate of kisses.
13. Romeo + Juliet
Specifically the 1996 adaptation of the Bard’s classic, with Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio. Let us sob together.
14. Slumdog Millionaire
Did you know this movie was loosely based on Vikas Swarup’s book Q&A? And, seriously, this might be the most triumphant kiss in the bunch.
All right, give ’em to me. I’ve absolutely missed some obviously. What are your favorite on-screen smooches in movies based on books?