It wasn't the best year for romantic comedies, but that doesn't mean 2012 was entirely devoid of romance on the big screen. Thanks to dramas like
The Vow and The Lucky One, superhero couples like Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, and everyone else in between, we got our fill of love scenes — complete with some serious make-out sessions. Take a look at some of the most memorable lip-locks that steamed up the big screen in 2012.
Leo and Paige, The Vow
Before Paige (
Rachel McAdams) loses all her memories of husband Leo ( Channing Tatum), they have a pretty hot makeout session on the floor of her studio.
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Leo and Paige, The Vow
These two are so cute together that we had to throw in a bonus picture.
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Logan and Beth, The Lucky One
Zac Efron) and Beth (Taylor Schilling) make the deep South even hotter when they finally connect.
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Michael and Candace, Think Like a Man
Michael (Terrence J) plants a sweet one on Candace (Regina Hall) — eyes closed and everything.
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Tom and Violet, The Five-Year Engagement
Jason Segel) and Violet ( Emily Blunt) are blissfully in love when they first get engaged . . . but the road to "you may now kiss the bride" is long and winding.
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Roger and Special Lady Friend, Dark Shadows
Shady Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller) sneaks around with a random floozy, but Barnabus (
Johnny Depp) gets a peek at his tryst. Creepiness at its finest, no?
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Katniss and Peeta, The Hunger Games
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) plants a big one on Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), and though she claims it's just for the cameras, there's no denying the passion in this lip-lock.
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Celeste and Jesse, Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (
Andy Samberg) may not be married anymore, but some feelings never really go away — like kissing feelings.
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Jack and Monica, To Rome With Love
Jack (Jesse Eisenberg) gives in to his feelings for Monica (
Ellen Page), even though his conscience ( Alec Baldwin) advises against it.
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Kay and Arnold, Hope Springs
After 30 years of marriage, Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) does what he can to still show his wife, Kay (
Meryl Streep), a little bit of affection.
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Rory and Dora, The Words
Writer Rory (
Bradley Cooper) takes a break from plagiarizing other people's work to spend some alone time with his muse, Dora ( Zoe Saldana).
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Annie and Yul, Hit and Run
Real-life couple Dax Shepard and
Kristen Bell prove that they have equally good chemistry on the small screen.
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Emily and Sean, Step Up Revolution
It's hard to compete with
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's chemistry from the original Step Up, but Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman do a pretty convincing job as Emily and Sean in this sequel.
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Elissa and Ryan, House at the End of the Street
Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) gets hot and heavy with neighbor Ryan (Max Thieriot), but his creepy sister's ghost really gets in the way of their romance.
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Jack Knife and Madame Blossom, The Man With the Iron Fists
So what exactly happens when a Jack Knife (
Russell Crowe) cuts through a Madame Blossom ( Lucy Liu) — with his lips?
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Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, The Amazing Spider-Man
OK, so it's not exactly on par with the famous upside-down Spidey kiss, but Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen (
Emma Stone) have a pretty sweet first smooch right after he reveals his big secret.
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Anna and Vronsky, Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley) flouts her marriage vows so she can get some sweet lovin' from the younger, blonder Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
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Edward and Bella, Breaking Dawn Part 2
What's the first thing on every new vampire's to-do list? Why, makeout with your hot vampire husband — tension-free — for the first time, of course!
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The Huntsman and Snow White, Snow White and the Huntsman
Though Snow White (
Kristen Stewart) has hots for her childhood sweetheart, it's The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who has the key to unlocking the curse. Hey, they can't all be steamy makeout sessions!
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Cosette and Marius, Les Misérables
Amanda Seyfried) has a difficult upbringing, but as an adult, she gets rewarded with sweet Marius (Eddie Redmayne) as her new buddy to make out with — and then sing about it!
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Snow White and Prince Alcott, Mirror Mirror
In a twist on the classic fairy tale, it's Snow White (Lily Collins) who has to plant the kiss on her prince (Armie Hammer) to break the curse (in this case, the curse being that he's acting like a dog — don't ask).
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Charlie and Sam, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie (Logan Lerman) has his first kiss with his crush, Sam (
Emma Watson), during a game of truth of dare. It would have been a magical moment if his girlfriend hadn't been sitting right there. Awkward.
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Calvin and Ruby, Ruby Sparks
Calvin and Ruby may be fictional characters, but real-life couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan had no problem making out for the cameras.
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The Deep Blue Sea
The Avengers cutie Tom Hiddleston doesn't get much action as Loki, but at least he gets to lock lips with Rachel Weisz in this indie.
Source: Music Box Films
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The Best Movie Kisses of 2012
originally posted on POPSUGAR Entertainment