30+ Unforgettable Title Sequences
2183 7.1 7.61. Lord of War (2005)
The visually pleasing “life of a bullet” sequence is a perfect opening for a film about an arms dealer. 720p HD version.
5356 7.3 82. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The retro animated intro to Catch Me If You Can perfectly sets the scene and time period.
5693 8.1 8.73. Seven (1995)
A wonderfully creepy title sequence that perfectly sets the mood for the film you’re about to watch.
2526 6.9 7.74. Superbad (2007)
It’s amazing how much personality can be expressed in a simple silhouette.
620 7.8 85. Charade (1963)
There were a lot of animated opening title sequences in the 60′s.
3678 7.4 86. Casino Royale (2006)
In an effort to re-invent the franchise the infamous James Bond title sequence was overhauled. The result was a visually pleasing intro that still pays its respects to the original.
4201 7.3 7.57. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Stre... (2007)
A lot of Tim Burton’s films sport fantastic title sequences but Sweeney Todd’s is especially great. The creepy atmosphere and music combined with the dark imagery sets the tone very nicely.
2631 8.5 98. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Vibrant colors, great animation and an amazing score. This title sequence has it all.
8135 8.4 8.99. Fight Club (1999)
One amazing sequence starts at a microscopic level and continues to expand outward until we are looking down the barrel of a gun.
679 7 7.210. The Pink Panther (1963)
We would be remiss not to include the original Pink Panther in this list.
2078 7.1 7.611. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
A very clever title sequence with the credits written on vintage cigarette packaging.
655 7.2 7.212. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
In a world where the simple act of reading has been outlawed it only makes sense to have the titles read to you.
1107 7.5 7.813. Delicatessen (1991)
Just beautiful in all respects. A wonderful use of practical effects – they don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
3882 8 8.514. Alien (1979)
A very slow paced, minimalist title sequence. The result is nothing but haunting.
75 7.6 7.315. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
The concept is fairly simple but it’s so well done and the final result works beautifully.
1606 7.3 7.716. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Another great example of a contemporary film featuring an old school animated introduction.
2371 8.2 8.417. Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo features a masterfully crafted and almost hypnotic title sequence. A perfect opening to the film.
2905 6.4 6.818. Panic Room (2002)
This is the third David Fincher movie to make this list, it seems the man can appreciate a great title sequence. This is a very basic concept yet it’s brilliantly executed.
2562 8.3 8.519. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Wonderful imagery combined with the hand written text makes for a very unique and memorably title sequence.
1781 6 6.620. EuroTrip (2004)
Say what you will about the movie, this is one creative and well-executed title sequence.
1793 7.4 7.521. Pi (1998)
This is a great example of an amazing and original title sequence done on a shoe string budget.
1590 8.3 8.522. North by Northwest (1959)
A series of intersecting lines form into a skyscraper. Very cool effect, especially for the time.
588 7.3 7.523. American Splendor (2003)
It only makes sense for a film about a comic book creator to have the credits in a comic book fashion.
4572 8.2 8.424. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
suit and sunglasses - little green bag
355 7.3 7.625. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
A very funny animated sequence to kick off this comedy classic.
1971 7.4 7.926. Halloween (1978)
A very simple yet ominous title sequence.
597 6.7 6.827. Live and Let Die (1973)
The James Bond franchise really understood the beauty of a great title sequence. Though we only included one classic in this list, the rest are here in spirit.
3619 7.4 7.628. American Psycho (2000)
The credits for American Psycho play as many mind games on you as the film itself. Great attention to typography.Warning: Course Language!
3453 8.3 8.629. Psycho (1960)
This brilliantly crafted title sequence has a lot of fun with typography and presentation.
6231 6.7 7.430. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
An amazing title sequence that pays its respects to the original source; the comic book.
3525 8 8.331. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A very simple, yet powerful opening that perfectly sets the atmosphere for the film.
2063 7.2 7.732. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
1570 8 8.433. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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