Some movies take a while to get into, but others pull you in RIGHT from the start.
Whether it's an intriguing flash-forward, the perfect prologue, or just a flawless music choice, some movies just nail their first five minutes.
Maybe you think the short flash-forward at the start of Iron Man perfectly sets up Tony's character and the plot.
Maybe from the moment you heard the opening lines of "The Sound of Music" in The Sound of Music, you were hooked by the music and scenery.
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Or maybe you're more into comedies. I still think the naked breakup scene at the start of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is pretty darn iconic.
A Quiet Place honestly has one of the best openings of all time. It perfectly sets up the situation and brings you into the world — it's also heartbreaking.
And finally, I hate to say it, but the whole naked dance opening of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is peak '90s comedy to me.
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