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Opening Scenes… (Contest)
Sunday, January 16th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C!

I’m a movie buff. I LOVE movies. Not artsy, serious movies, though. I love comedies, super-hero, action flicks, horror (not slasher!), bad romcoms, B-movie disaster and sci-fi (the goofy Sharknado/Eight-Legged Freaks kind of movies are among my favorites).

I can usually tell at the opening whether it’s going to be a movie that will hold my attention to the end. I love it when a movie tells you up front what the movie or the main character is all about.

The absolute best opening scene I’ve ever watched (IMHO) is the opening to What about Bob? You meet Bob and know everything about the conflicts he faces every day in those first minutes. Watch the video below to see what I mean. Get past the credits, though. The scene starts at 1:13 minutes. It’s hilarious, endearing, and you’re already just as anxious as Bob is about facing his world.


For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me what opening scene of a movie you loved!

12 comments to “Opening Scenes… (Contest)”

  1. Charlene Whitehouse
    · January 16th, 2022 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I’ve always loved the James bond movie openings.

  2. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · January 16th, 2022 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Oh man. Only one? It’s a toss up between the opening sequences of A Bishop’s Wife and Touch of Evil.

  3. Raydeen Graffam
    · January 16th, 2022 at 2:18 pm · Link

    so many… but for this moment.. I’ll pick the opening to While You Were Sleeping… I believe it’s when she’s working at the El and she jumps on the tracks to save Peter after he’s mugged… she already ‘loves’ him and it’s so sweet to see her jump on the tracks to save him

  4. Colleen C.
    · January 16th, 2022 at 3:37 pm · Link

    I honestly have no idea!

  5. Mary Preston
    · January 16th, 2022 at 3:45 pm · Link

    The James Bond movies always have great opening scenes.

  6. bn100
    · January 16th, 2022 at 5:20 pm · Link

    can’t think of any

  7. Carol Cox
    · January 16th, 2022 at 8:36 pm · Link

    I love I am legend. I mean a red sports car driving through a deserted city, with deer darting out in front every second… Talk about an attention grabber. That’s awesome! I also love the early scene of world war z. When the car door gets taken go from normal family breakfast to scary in less than 5 minutes.

  8. Misty Dawn
    · January 16th, 2022 at 8:49 pm · Link

    I love the opening of Dirty Dancing and While You Were Sleeping! Those are 2 of my favorite movies too.

  9. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 16th, 2022 at 9:44 pm · Link

    The Jaws movie has an amazing opening.

  10. ButtonsMom2003
    · January 16th, 2022 at 10:44 pm · Link

    I agree with those who’ve mentioned James Bond movies. Other than those nothing comes to mind.

  11. Debra Guyette
    · January 17th, 2022 at 6:55 am · Link

    I like some of the openings of Harry Potter as well as James Bond

  12. Christy Smid
    · January 23rd, 2022 at 1:39 pm · Link

    I also was loved the opening scene of my favorite movie practical magic. The music is just beautiful and their tragic history set the story up so well.

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