Opening Scenes: Most Epic Scenes in Movie History

Some of these opening scenes are so iconic you can almost picture the whole thing in your mind.

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You only need to see Up once to have its opening scene burned into your memory. I still have a hard time watching this romantic, tear-jerking 7-ish minute opening sequence despite having seen it several times. It’s just so powerful.

All of the first 3 Indiana Jones movies had great opening scenes, but the first 10 minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark are by far the most iconic.

Imagine watching the opening sequence of Terminator 2 after only having watched the first movie.

I’ll never forget the first time I watched The Matrix; that opening scene still holds up, even now. What I really like about the way The Matrix starts is that it’s super confusing.

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