Poll: Best Opening Credits
Most credits are a boring waste of time, but these films found a way to spice them up and make them interesting. Which of these do you find most enjoyable? Discuss here.
Poll by: RbDeraj
Created Sep 19 2015
Ominous music, scanning over a face, and vertigo-like swirling designs.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Dogs, spots, fur, and jazz galore.
From Russia with Love (1963)
Colorful credits projected on dazzling seductively dancing bodies.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
A waltz with an opening animation by the famous graphic designer Saul Bass.
The Pink Panther (1963)
The animated rosy crazy cat mischievously outrunning the inspector to the familiar sleuth theme song.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
An iconic song, western typeface, splattered paint, galloping horses, and lots and lots of gunshots!
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A solar eclipse that ends with the peak of the epic escalating crescendo of "Also sprach Zarathustra" or "Thus Spoke Zarathustra."
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The wonder behind the making of irresistible chocolate treats.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Those famous lips singing a tribute to Sci-Fi of the past.
A hodgepodge of snippets in 60's and 70's style animation to the disco-funk rhythm of the original movie song.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
John Travolta walking down the street while keeping in beat with the Bee Gee's hit "Staying Alive."
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
An original song and an animation style from Ancient Rome.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The suited up anonymous gangsters stride coolly to go have a mid morning brunch while the Super Sounds of the Seventies plays in the background.
Snippets unveiling a dark psychotic mystery.
The Jackal (1997)
Montage of photos and footage spanning the history of the Soviet Union, set to industrial music.
Catchy beat and the golden spiral.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Stop motion claymation of critters and the wildlife in a big tree. This transforms into a real tree in the opening scene for a wonderful transition.
Fight Club (1999)
Guitar riffs and a trip through the brain on a molecular level.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
An calming orchestrated melody with an undercover authority chasing his target through a two dimensional world.
A Danny Elfman theme with the credits in a moving entanglement of spider webs.
The Incredibles (2004)
Flashy geometric animation while The Incredibles jazzy theme plays in the background.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Clever use of food, condiments, everyday items and a variety of backgrounds that make opening credits into art.
Casino Royale (2006)
A kaleidoscopic animation of cards, weapons, and Bond action.
Enter the Void (2009)
Upbeat music, the strobe light effect and every style of font you can think of.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Logan and Victor battle though time from the Civil War to Vietnam.
Slow motion reminiscent flashbacks of the original Watchmen and their doings while Bob Dylan sings "The Times They are a Changin'."
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scott's band rocks out in a jam session with vibrant comic book style animations.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
A silhouette style animation with jazzy music paying homage to the original comics.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Looks more like a music video than a title sequence. Full of incredible dream-like imagery of a mash-up of people, creatures, electronics slathered in black oil. Also includes fire and an phoenix.
A surreal eye appealing trip coupled with one of the best 007 theme songs.
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