The 50 best movie kisses. And they say romance is dead...

Atonement (2007)

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.

Twilight (2008)

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.

Rocky (1976)

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.”