Ten of the Best Movie Opening Credits

Goddamnit YouTube. I’m getting sick of your shit. No, I won’t complain about the 30 second unskippable ads, insane buffering times or the popularity of Fred. Rather, I’m tired of how you bend over for any company that claims copyright infringement without question, and destroy users who “violate” such policies, be they actual TRIBUTES to movies or shows fans love, or even a baby humming a song that we can recognize.

Why am I so mad? Because I just tried to write a list about the top 10 best movie opening credits ever, and it’s been such an exercise in frustration, I can barely stand it. Yes, I found nine (I gave up) good ones, but were they remotely close to the ones I wanted? No, because all those videos have been stripped, despite being under two minutes long. I wanted to honor your damn movies you idiots!

This policy has also dismantled some of my favorite past posts, like my Recurring Arrested Development Jokes one, or my Kids Show Rap Mashup roundup. The amount of YouTube videos that work in each of those now? Two (out of eight) and six (out of twelve). Thanks guys, you’ve really done a lot to protect your intellectual property here.

Anyways, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, this list. There are some good ones in here, but if I missed your favorite, trust me, I probably tried to find it.

1. Lord of War

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHn1zogeyO4

“The Life of a Bullet” where the intro is better remembered than the movie itself.

2. Watchmen

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-T5Yv2Xb4E

A great way to tell the history of the Watchmen, and a powerful opening to the film.

3. Contact

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAUR7NQCLA

Stop and makes you think.

4. Zombieland

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uUHamXmUAI

Can’t beat slow motion zombie gore.

5. Catch Me If You Can

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLDyrun_Cc

Very cool art style here.

6. Thank You For Smoking

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWrZgTc6wKA

Good use of typography.

7. Se7en

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEZK7mJoPLY&feature=player_embedded

Creepiest intro ever made.

8. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpP9sI72bM&feature=player_embedded

In the same vein as Catch Me If You Can.

9. Vacancy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y17X8cdyrrA

Titles far, far more creative than the movie. Very Hitchcock-ian.


26 Comments

  1. Ailise December 17, 2010
  2. Chris December 17, 2010
  3. noemi December 17, 2010
  4. Paul Tassi December 17, 2010
  5. noemi December 17, 2010
  6. BOLT December 17, 2010
  7. Leo December 17, 2010
  8. zsasz December 17, 2010
  9. Ellie December 17, 2010
  10. Steve December 17, 2010
  11. Sylus December 18, 2010
  12. zomgmouse December 18, 2010
  13. Drester December 18, 2010
  14. Lagrange December 18, 2010
  15. Blake December 20, 2010
  16. Chuck December 20, 2010
  17. the balance December 20, 2010
  18. C December 20, 2010
  19. C December 20, 2010
  20. sveyden December 21, 2010
  21. Drawnblud December 21, 2010
  22. John December 27, 2010
  23. Jonathan January 16, 2011
  24. Neptuny February 1, 2011
  25. Jesse November 23, 2011
  26. John November 26, 2012

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Top 10 Alien Horror Movies of All-Time
The 10 Best Bigfoot Movies of All-Time
The Most Iconic Accessories To Appear on Film
Here’s How to Make That Lasagna From “Garfield”
Everything You Need to Know about the Sheh Rata Shrine
The Top 10 Educational Games and Platforms Online
5 of the Best Virtual Reality Multiplayer Games
The Top Five Characters from Borderlands 2
The Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All-Time
Ranking Every Season of Arrow So Far
What is the Cast of Firefly Up to Today?
How Timmy From South Park was Saved from Being Removed From the Show
The History of and Story Behind the Wonder Woman Logo
Who is The Black Flash?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly from DC Comics
10 Fun Facts About “The Legend of Korra” Comic Book
Five Awesome Pieces of Marvel Themed Jewelry
10 Awesome Geek Themed Book Lights
10 Great Products for Any Legend of Zelda Fan
LEGO Reveals A TRON: Legacy Light Cycles Set
An Interesting Gallery of Undertale Cosplay
Famous Cosplayer Yota Nakiri Before And After She Started Cosplaying
Amazing D&D Cosplay Brings Kenku To Life
Five Video Games that Generate the Best Cosplay