The Kissers: Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy).
The Kiss: A furtive fumble in the library that causes shocked eavesdropper Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) to jump to the wrong conclusions about servant Robbie.
Passion Or Romance: One, misinterpreted as the other.
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Kissers: Sean Thornton (John Wayne) and Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara).
The Kiss: A violent clinch in a wild storm, in which Mary’s reaction to being kissed is to take a swing at Sean.
Passion Or Romance: He’s an ex-boxer, she’s a flame-haired siren. Doesn’t get much more passionate.
Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)
The Kissers: Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).
The Kiss: Thinking she’s pissed off Darcy, Bridget pursues him into a snowy street in her slob clothes.
Passion Or Romance: Mostly the latter, although “nice boys don’t kiss like that.”
The Goonies (1985)
The Kissers: Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin) and Andy Carmichael (Kerri Green).
The Kiss: An accident in the dark, as Andy kisses her boyfriend's kid brother. He gets away with it, too, despite his telltale braces.
Passion Or Romance: An 'in the moment' teenage fumble.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
The Kissers: Omar (Gordon Warnecke) and Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis)
The Kiss: Celebrating the opening of Omar's Laundromat, Johnny takes a swig of champagne and dribbles it into Omar’s mouth.
Passion Or Romance: A bit of both. Bubbly, either way.
To Catch A Thief (1955)
The Kissers: Conrad Burns (Cary Grant) and Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly).
The Kiss: A typically cheeky affair from Alfred Hitchcock, as Frances seduces Conrad against the backdrop of a big - and highly suggestive - fireworks display.
Passion Or Romance: White-hot passion.
The Kissers: Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
The Kiss: First base, but no further. Not when he’s a vampire who can barely control his desire to put his fangs into her.
Passion Or Romance: Strictly romance; the passion is deliberately on ice.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? (1967)
The Kissers: John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) and Joey Drayton (Katharine Houghton).
The Kiss: A engaged couple's fleeting embrace viewed through a taxi’s rear-view mirror.
Passion Or Romance: It’s love…but since he’s black, she’s white and this is the 1960s, Hollywood plays this landmark ultra-coy.
Lost In Translation (2003)
The Kissers: Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansen).
The Kiss: As almost-as-not-quite as their entire relationship, as Bob whispers an engimatic secret in her ear.
Passion Or Romance: More of a shared moment.
The Kissers: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire).
The Kiss: Achieved after much negotiation, as Rocky butters her up by making her take off her unfashionable glasses and woolly cap.
Passion Or Romance: As romantic as this loveable lunk can manage – “I just wanna kiss ya.”