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Reddit Asks the Question: 'Which Movie Has the Best Opening Of All Time?'

By Petr Navovy | reddit | March 23, 2023 |

By Petr Navovy | reddit | March 23, 2023 |


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There’s nothing quite like a good opening scene or sequence for movie. Whether it’s integrated seamlessly into the film’s structure (The Godfather) or it functions more as a standalone section (Up), a strong opening can burn itself indelibly into the audience’s mind and be thought of fondly even when the rest of the movie isn’t that much to write home about (Watchmen). Hell, I devoted an entire piece once to just the opening sequence of Mad Max: Fury Road (though that film deserves entire pieces written about every minute of it, One Heat Minute-style), such is the power of strong openings.

Reddit had this topic in mind the other day when it asked the question: ‘Which movie has the best opening of all time?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:

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