The Great Movie Kiss Off: The Notebook vs. Brokeback Mountain

All those kisses during the Superbowl commercial breaks on Sunday night got us in the mood to talk about macking. To summarize: loved the Audi John-Hughes-style prom night kiss (though it only really works if we assume she did give him her consent to kiss her at some earlier point — maybe a note passed in math class? — otherwise it’s a bit sexual assault-y); really loved Will Ferrell’s mysterious bus ride smooch that you might have missed; really wished GoDaddy had had the balls to make that sexy + smart kiss actually hot and not awkward mouth-noisy icky (and we kind of hate the implication that a person can’t be both sexy AND smart).

Anyway, if you ask a room of people about the best movie kiss ever, chances are that rainy scene from The Notebook starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling will get more than a handful of votes.

But if you ask us, the kiss that wins is the one between Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. Don’t get us wrong, that Notebook kiss is good smooching, too — we just think the Brokeback one is even better. It’s rougher and more dangerous — not out in the hills or by a lake, but at home where one of their wives could show up at any moment! Everything is on the line, everything, but they just can’t deny their love! See? (Apologies for the unfortunate music overlay):

So, in honor of all the V-Day smooching soon to be upon us, we’d like you to vote on your favorite kiss. Watch the Notebook scene here and the Brokeback scene here and then pick your favorite (or suggest your own, even hotter alternative).


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  1. Don’t you think you’re stacking the deck by including way more than just a kiss from The Notebook? That’s OK – cowboys get my vote anyway. Ryan Gosling waddling with his pants around his ankles made me giggle. 🙂

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