9 Movie Openings That Sold the Entire Film

Looking for a good movie to watch? One of the keys to a great film is a captivating opening scene that hooks the audience and sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Recently on a platform, people have shared some movie openings that sold the entire film.

From classic thrillers to animated comedies, these openings are sure to capture your attention and leave you eager to see what comes next.

Halloween (1978)

This sequence features a five-minute uncut point-of-view shot that immediately sets the tense and suspenseful tone for the rest of the movie.


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The observer astutely notes that the introduction of Raiders of the Lost Ark is a masterpiece in the art of storytelling.


Toy Story 2 (1999)

In Toy Story 2, a witty commenter pointed out that the movie's opening scene tricked everyone into thinking Buzz Lightyear was on a dangerous mission to infiltrate Emperor Zurg's fortress.


The Godfather (1972)

A different user contributes that the initial scene of The Godfather, featuring Bonasera pleading for justice from Don Corleone, expertly establishes the audience's perception of the character.


The Dark Knight (2008)

The opening scene of The Dark Knight will leave you breathless, as described by a user who couldn't contain their excitement.