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2021-06-13 10:27:37 PM  
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2021-06-13 10:35:34 PM  
Raiders Of The Lost Ark - 1st 10 Minutes (Iconic opening scene FULL)
Youtube mUWYmTpYdP4
 
2021-06-13 10:45:44 PM  
I always thought robert rodriguez was the best at opening movies.

Desperado (1995) - bar scene (movie beginning) 🍺🚬
Youtube EuOu07gRpEA
 
2021-06-13 10:46:15 PM  
Opening Shot (Touch of Evil, 1958)
Youtube mBAtcI_t-Z8
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2021-06-13 10:53:46 PM  
Tom Cruise is Austin Powers in Austinpussy-Goldmemeber HD
Youtube vFhrc32kF6E
 
2021-06-13 10:57:14 PM  
I caught a pretty good buzz before sitting in the theater to watch Raising Arizona.  For a little while I had thought that missed most of a movie.
 
2021-06-13 10:58:51 PM  
This is my favorite horror movie opening:

Dawn of the Dead - Scariest Horror Movie Opening Scenes
Youtube YJ1uiiLcHJk
 
2021-06-13 11:02:20 PM  
Ghostbusters. Everything up to and including the title.

Ghostbusters (1984) title sequence
Youtube TNuVcYz0WDQ
 
2021-06-13 11:02:29 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/mUWYmTpY​dP4]


the first 10 minutes of each movie of the first 3 movies are pretty great.
 
2021-06-13 11:03:01 PM  

jbc: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhrc32k​F6E?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=5]


Danny DeVito as Mini Me always cracks me up
 
2021-06-13 11:06:20 PM  
The Opening Scene - 'Rear Window' | Hitchcock Presents
Youtube j9lZRDAoecs
 
2021-06-13 11:06:51 PM  
Lost in Translation
 
2021-06-13 11:14:19 PM  
Back to the Future | Opening Scene in 4K Ultra HD | Marty McFly Is Just Too Darn Loud
Youtube uduqQYfJ0_w
 
2021-06-13 11:16:25 PM  
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Opening Scene
Youtube kItML3EYwQU
 
2021-06-13 11:19:43 PM  
Worst movie ever, but attention-grabbing opening:
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2021-06-13 11:20:37 PM  
The Player opening scene
Youtube 0epB5Z6ijpk
 
2021-06-13 11:24:24 PM  
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery Opening
Youtube zd11cRuljMk
 
2021-06-13 11:25:19 PM  
Goodfellas - Opening Scene (1080p)
Youtube 6t5awMTGqog
 
2021-06-13 11:27:00 PM  
Footloose Opening Scene (1984)
Youtube MzsVV2by3Vw
 
2021-06-13 11:28:32 PM  
Discovery Of A WWII Plane (Opening Scene) | Close Encounter of the Third Kind | Voyage
Youtube gkBIToB43g4
 
2021-06-13 11:31:14 PM  
I like the opening scene of Fifth Element but truthfully that's just the first thing that came to mind because this is really just a bookmark.
 
2021-06-13 11:38:07 PM  
The Opening Sequence in Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Youtube vLgsf8Pei6Q
 
2021-06-13 11:38:32 PM  

Spectrum: I like the opening scene of Fifth Element but truthfully that's just the first thing that came to mind because this is really just a bookmark.


AZIZ!

LIGHT!
 
2021-06-13 11:44:17 PM  
The Crawling Eye 1958
Youtube VB9Z9WOMfGQ
 
2021-06-13 11:44:32 PM  
One of the best is from "Lord of War" with Nicholas Cage.

I watched that sequence twice before letting the movie roll ahead.
 
2021-06-13 11:55:25 PM  
 
2021-06-13 11:59:11 PM  
He did not fix the cable.
 
2021-06-14 12:01:26 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: This one


Damn you.
 
2021-06-14 1:35:31 AM  
Saving Private Ryan is amongst the top, for sure.
 
2021-06-14 1:36:59 AM  
»Down by law« - Opening scene
Youtube cTGYFAqSH3A
 
2021-06-14 1:37:16 AM  

GregoryD: This is my favorite horror movie opening:

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Do you like scary movies?

Scream (1996) Opening Scene - Part 1/3
Youtube hNm22s3kP_c
 
2021-06-14 1:45:41 AM  

EdwardTellerhands: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/mBAtcI_t​-Z8?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=5]


So fake.  A Black cop in 1958?
 
2021-06-14 2:05:45 AM  
Dazed and Confused Intro "Sweet Emotion" HD 1080p
Youtube MrtQ5uIOcKY
 
2021-06-14 2:09:07 AM  
In terms of pure craftsmanship I think there can be only one.

Soy Cuba (I am Cuba) the opening 5 minutes
Youtube eOLVm_9UcRw
 
2021-06-14 4:11:20 AM  
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special Edition.

Holy Grail - Dentist on the Job
Youtube _0fumVnzAuI
 
2021-06-14 4:12:18 AM  
Down periscope has a wonderful opening. Ita just so old its not up on youtube in full
 
2021-06-14 4:16:50 AM  
Surely subby knows the correct answer to that question?

Airplane! (1980) [Opening Scene]
Youtube AzZSiXwNZYc
 
2021-06-14 4:28:10 AM  
The Matrix - Opening Scene
Youtube Vb6bA4J1Gbg


Show the audience a badass who can take out an entire room of armed police with hardly any effort.

Then show something that causes our superhuman badass to run like hell.
 
2021-06-14 4:28:54 AM  
 Gosh there are so many, but my personal fav is Apocalypse Now.
 
2021-06-14 4:30:27 AM  
Mad Max Road Warrior - Beginning without intro
Youtube 0hUrcGCQV1g

This clip omits the narrated intro explaining the apocalypse. I really want to show this to someone who has never seen the movie, and see if they can extrapolate the setting without the narrated exposition. A lot of visual story telling happening in a short clip.
 
2021-06-14 4:34:17 AM  
Also, it's a bit longer than most of these so I'm not sure if it counts but the opening of The Godfather tells you everything you need to know about the story in the first 20 minutes of the movie and (the first time you see it) you don't even realize you're getting exposition
 
2021-06-14 4:39:59 AM  

Spectrum: GreatGlavinsGhost: This one

Damn you.


heh heh
 
2021-06-14 4:40:08 AM  
Cool Hand Luke- Opening Scene
Youtube bneviIHiIKs
 
2021-06-14 4:42:55 AM  
Catch-22 intro
Youtube VHDRURvU5PA

Catch 22 is the Great American Anti-War Novel. The movie is a textbook for directors. One of the cinematographers plunged to his death from a B-25 a mile up in the air because he refused to wear a harness.

Catch-22
Rules
Everything
Around
Me
 
2021-06-14 4:44:03 AM  

Eravior: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special Edition.

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Monty Pythons - Meaning of Life - The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Youtube aSO9OFJNMBA
 
2021-06-14 4:45:52 AM  
Lord of War - Intro (HD)
Youtube I4TOYp0_6lc
 
2021-06-14 4:52:43 AM  
Youtube won't like me link but the opening of Ghost Ship is really effective and gory.  Too bad the rest of the film is almost incomprehensible.
 
2021-06-14 4:55:55 AM  
Watchmen intro Bob Dylan "the times they are a changin' "
Youtube tv2RXpYfCyA
Establishes an entire universe in about 2 minutes
 
2021-06-14 4:57:13 AM  
Watchmen intro Bob Dylan "the times they are a changin' "
Youtube tv2RXpYfCyA
 
2021-06-14 4:59:28 AM  
What about Pulp Fiction?

The Hunny Bunny scene cutting to the titles with that Dick Dale song really gets one excited.
 
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