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on 16 Nov 2010 02:00

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30+ Unforgettable Title Sequences

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1. 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.

People who added this item 5376  Average listal rating (3644 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
2. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The retro animated intro to Catch Me If You Can perfectly sets the scene and time period.
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People who added this item 5720  Average listal rating (3935 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
3. Seven (1995)
A wonderfully creepy title sequence that perfectly sets the mood for the film you’re about to watch.
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People who added this item 2540  Average listal rating (1743 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Superbad (2007)
It’s amazing how much personality can be expressed in a simple silhouette.
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5. Charade (1963)
There were a lot of animated opening title sequences in the 60′s.

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6. 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.
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People who added this item 4215  Average listal rating (2620 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
7. 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.


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8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Vibrant colors, great animation and an amazing score. This title sequence has it all.
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9. 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.
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10. The Pink Panther (1963)
We would be remiss not to include the original Pink Panther in this list.

People who added this item 2087  Average listal rating (1339 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
11. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
A very clever title sequence with the credits written on vintage cigarette packaging.
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People who added this item 658  Average listal rating (364 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
12. 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.

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13. Delicatessen (1991)
Just beautiful in all respects. A wonderful use of practical effects – they don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
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14. Alien (1979)
A very slow paced, minimalist title sequence. The result is nothing but haunting.
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People who added this item 78  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
15. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
The concept is fairly simple but it’s so well done and the final result works beautifully.

People who added this item 1613  Average listal rating (971 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Another great example of a contemporary film featuring an old school animated introduction.
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People who added this item 2377  Average listal rating (1456 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
17. Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo features a masterfully crafted and almost hypnotic title sequence. A perfect opening to the film.
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18. 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.

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19. 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.
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20. EuroTrip (2004)
Say what you will about the movie, this is one creative and well-executed title sequence.
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21. Pi (1998)
This is a great example of an amazing and original title sequence done on a shoe string budget.
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People who added this item 1590  Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
22. North by Northwest (1959)
A series of intersecting lines form into a skyscraper. Very cool effect, especially for the time.
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23. American Splendor (2003)
It only makes sense for a film about a comic book creator to have the credits in a comic book fashion.

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24. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
suit and sunglasses - little green bag
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25. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
A very funny animated sequence to kick off this comedy classic.

People who added this item 1983  Average listal rating (1317 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
26. Halloween (1978)
A very simple yet ominous title sequence.

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People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (396 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. 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.

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28. 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!
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29. Psycho (1960)
This brilliantly crafted title sequence has a lot of fun with typography and presentation.
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30. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
An amazing title sequence that pays its respects to the original source; the comic book.
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People who added this item 3530  Average listal rating (2154 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
31. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A very simple, yet powerful opening that perfectly sets the atmosphere for the film.
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People who added this item 2074  Average listal rating (1330 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
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33. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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People who added this item 557  Average listal rating (358 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. The Kingdom (2007)


 

We all know that first impressions are important, right? Well, the same goes for film. The opening title sequence of a film is that film’s opportunity to make a good first impression on you, the viewer. A well-crafted title sequence introduces the audience to the tone and theme of the film as well as the cast and crew. - Smashing Magazine
Ref : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 16 3:56
I couldn't link some of movie opening title sequences due to copy right issues and unavailability of suitable videos. Will try to fix the list soon.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Mar 6 4:58
Great list....
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 18:01
One of the best lists, I stumbled upon in this website! Great job!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jul 11 13:30
Planet Terror!!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 22 8:45
i loved scott pilgrim movie title sequences, do you think those can be here as well :)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Dec 1 11:42
I haven't seen half the film listed here, but i love this list nonetheless. voted! :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 17 15:44
Had some time without seeing a list like this, thanx!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 18 17:48
Title Sequences of Lord Of War is just brilliant one, but Watchmen had even better. Just perfect, and of course, it wouldn't be that great without Bob's work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v34hQQz7GvY
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 18 18:07
Great list. Other great title sequences (at least, that spring to mind right now) are from Scott Pilgrim, Amelie and Watchmen.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 18 18:32
You should add Watchmen and Scott Pilgrim for sure :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 18 23:56
Bedknobs and Broomsticks has an excellent one too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjeETFTOMg8
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 19 0:04
Dead Man on Campus also has a pretty creative title sequence, done in the form of a multiple choice test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISumffBZMcI
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 19 20:03
Ah this was a good list :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 19 21:38
Incredible work !

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