What Are the Most Iconic Opening Scenes in Movie History?

11. The Sound of Music (1959) 1 of 12

The choice of how to open a film is one of the most important decisions a filmmaker has to make. Without the right first impression, you can lose the audience before you even get started. That's why well-executed opening scenes are remembered for generations to come: when you do it right, people notice!

Which film openings have made the biggest impact? Coming in at number 11 of the most iconic movie openings of all time is 'The Sound of Music.' Once moviegoers got a glimpse of the masterful Julie Andrews singing her heart out on the hills of Austria, they knew they were in for a major treat.

Click through to find out which other 10 films topped the list!