Memorable Title Sequences

An innovative title sequence can set the tone for the entire movie. The more creative and unique the better! Here are just a few of my favorite opening credits.

Almost Famous
So simple and yet so perfect for this film. A yellow legal pad and those names written in heartbreakingly imperfect handwriting. Genius.

Filmed at 1000 frames per second (!), Zombieland’s opening credits give you just a taste of the awesomeness that is to come. If you haven’t seen this movie yet–fix that.Catch Me If You Can
I feel like this list would be incomplete without a mention of this brilliantly created sequence. Revisit it if you haven’t seen it in a while:

(500) Days of Summer
In a breath we go from a scene with wistful narration and tinkering music to a flash of brightness, exuberant piano chords, and darling childhood home movies of our two main characters. What’s not to love?

Monster’s Inc.
The pairing of score and visuals in this one makes the title sequence almost like a dance. It’s fun and carefree and makes you excited about the rest of the movie!

Bridget Jones’s Diary
There is nothing particularly outstanding about these credits, other than I LOVE THEM and I find the whole scene absolutely hilarious. Maybe I’ve done Bridget’s choreography to “All By Myself,” and maybe I haven’t. You’ll have to wait until I get my own title credits to find out…

So what do you think I missed?


7 thoughts on “Memorable Title Sequences

  1. All James Bond. For tv, the list is Dick van Dyke Show, Happy Days, Cheers, Andy Griffith, The OC, Friends, X-Files.

    • Well, TV shows is a whole different question! True Blood, Justified, Parks and Recreation, Red Dwarf, Dexter (though the show has gone seriously downhill) and good call on the OC…California….here we coooooooooooooooooome!

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