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75 Movies With Great Opening Scenes

This is a list of what I consider to be the best openings to their respective movie. Note that the movie ranking is not in order.
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avg. score: 38 of 75 (51%)
required scores: 1, 19, 33, 44, 55 

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
3
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
4
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
5
Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
6
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
7
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
8
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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9
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
10
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
11
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
12
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
13
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
14
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
15
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
16
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
17
There Will Be Blood (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
18
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
19
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
20
The Departed (2006)
The Departed (2006)
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21
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
22
Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
23
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
24
Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
25
The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
26
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
27
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
28
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
29
Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
30
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
31
Silence (2016)
Silence (2016)
32
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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34
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
35
Scarface (1983)
Scarface (1983)
36
Zodiac (2007)
Zodiac (2007)
37
Eastern Promises (2007)
Eastern Promises (2007)
38
A History of Violence (2005)
A History of Violence (2005)
39
American History X (1998)
American History X (1998)
40
Sin City (2005)
Sin City (2005)
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