10 Movies With Great Opening Scenes

A good opening scene in the movie can be remembered even after years. Here are 10 unforgettable movies with great opening scenes.

Lord of War (2005)

“The life of a bullet.” After being rejected by all Hollywood studios, Lord of War was independently shot with the help of the actors. It’s one of the best productions that shows the other side of the war. The movie’s opening scene has received many awards.


Contact (1997)

A mind-blowing opening scene that shows us how big our Universe is.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Even those who didn’t watch the movie yet will immediately remember the music in the opening scene. An unforgettable introduction and an unforgettable music.


The Godfather (1972)

“I believe in America.”


Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo keeps us on the edge of our seats form the first moment with a chase scene on the rooftops and with its soundtrack.


The Matrix (1999)

While fighting with the cops, Trinity, suddenly jumps up in the air, then time stops, and the camera turns around her. It was an amazing movie scene for the year 1999.


Back to the Future Part III (1990)

“I’m back. I’m back from the future.” When it comes to opening scenes, this is one of the best.


Apocalypse Now

The movie has one of the most impressive opening scenes of all time. The scene shows the battlefield and the psychology of the returning soldier from Vietnam with the perfect music.


The Prestige (2006)

“Are you watching closely?” The Prestige is one of the movies with excellent opening and closing scenes.


Goodfellas (1990)

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Director Martin Scorsese shows a scene from middle of the movie before the opening credits and it keeps us glued to our chair.