10 Great Modern Opening Title Sequences

Nigel Druitt

An avid Flickcharter since 2009, Nigel is a self-described fanboy whose Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Indiana Jones, Frodo Baggins and Marty McFly. Nigel is the Canadian arm of the Flickchart Blog, but try not to hold that against him. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason.

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18 Responses

  1. Great choices. I always liked Sweeney Todd’s title sequence as well. It definitely sets you up for a bloody film.

  2. Jason Kupfer says:

    Great list, but Enter The Void should be on there too.

  3. nathanchase says:

    Panic Room will always be one of my all-time favorite opening credit sequences.

    Watchmen’s intro is an incredible way to tell backstory visually for such a dense story – compressed into such a short time span. Brilliant.

  4. Hannah K says:

    Very happy to see Monsters Inc and Catch Me If You Can mentioned here. Those are the two that instantly came to mind when I saw the title.

  5. sfsilver says:

    So glad you mentioned Se7en in your intro. I remember being stunned by that title design when I saw in it in the theater. Fincher has remained a master of impressive titles, though I can’t remember the Gone Girl titles (hmm). I’ve always been a great admirer of Pedro Almodavar title sequences. One trend I really enjoy is the credit sequences of many CGI animated films doing 2D animations for the credits at the end, WALL-E and Kung Fu Panda in particular pop to mind in this category.

  6. Khaira says:

    Barring a couple , these are fairly standard choices….I would pick The Kingdom’s title sequence as one of the best ever…it is creative & is set to a kickass score…more than that, it covers Oil discovery in middle east, formation of Saudi Arabia, The oil crisis, Excesses of Saudi Royalty , America’s obsession with Oil & 9/11 attacks in one single swoop….Brilliant…

    • Nigel Druitt says:

      I had forgotten The Kingdom when I put this list together. That is, indeed, a fantastic choice.

  7. Jandy says:

    Basically all of Fincher’s title sequences could fit. And I was gonna stage a revolt if you didn’t include Catch Me If You Can, which might be my favorite title sequence of this millennium. :) I’d forgotten Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’s opening, but yeah, it’s great, too.

  8. Jeff Lombardi says:

    I love Scott Pilgrim’s honorable mention. Edgar Wright is a man that definitely pays attention to all the little details in his films.