Nothing is more Hollywood-memorable than kissing in the rain, two people driven by their desperate, yearning love for each other, unable to wait another second to kiss the object of their affection. (Plus it’s an awesome way to get attractive stars into clingy, wet clothes.) It remains to be seen if Safe Haven has a scene like The Notebook, but we imagine they'll get all wet somehow. Meantime, here are our favorite kissing-in-the-rain scenes.
As a couple torn apart by time and circumstance, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried find a moment to lock lips in this Nicholas Sparks romantic drama. If only we all looked so beautiful when trapped in a rainstorm!
One of the most famous and oft-imitated kisses of all time has Kirsten Dunst taking a decidedly different view of Tobey Maguire’s spidery action hero. While he’s stuck dangling upside down, Dunst takes matters into her own hands and lays one on him for all she’s worth.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
At the end of a very long and dramatic emotional journey, and after tearfully finding his heroine’s lost cat, George Peppard plants an iconic and meaningful kiss on Audrey Hepburn as they both get drenched in the New York rain.
In this Nick Cassavetes-directed Sparks tear-jerker, a torrential kiss in a climactic moment of the film finds Rachel McAdams leaping into Ryan Gosling’s eager arms as the two declare their love for one another.
This Woody Allen thriller finds one man plotting to end his marriage as he lusts after another woman, but nothing, not even the unexpected rain in the English countryside, can keep Ewan McGregor from locking lips with Scarlett Johansson. And why not?
While the critics may have panned this epic film from down under that follows the struggles of cattle ranchers and landowners during World War II, but we still loved this tender kiss between star-crossed lovers Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Life imitates art, as now-married couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner lock lips on screen in the action hero movie Daredevil. Fun fact: The pair shared this kiss a full two years before they eventually married in 2005.
4 Weddings and a Funeral
After serendipitously running into each other time and again at weddings and funerals across the country, Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell cozy up to one another and share a romantic kiss in this classic British rom-com.
A Cinderella Story
Though she’s had a crush on her very own Prince Charming for ages, kissing Chad Michael Murray is still a fairy tale dream come true for Hilary Duff in this teen romance that puts a new spin on an old classic.
After fighting relentlessly about how they shouldn’t be together for a host of perfectly good reasons, Joey Lawrence Adams finally succumbs to her feelings and chases after Ben Affleck, kissing him passionately in the downpour.
Step Up 2
In this much-acclaimed sequel to the surprise 2006 hit, worlds collide when dancers from different backgrounds must work and dance together. Fighting your feelings only works for so long, as Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan share a tender moment after dancing up a storm.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, one woman seeks to find love and meaning even as her world falls apart. Though it seems as if all hope has been lost in a misunderstanding, Winona Ryder chases after Gabriel Byrne and declares her love for him, kissing him gently as the rain beats down upon them.