12 of the Best Opening Lines in Movie History

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A film’s opening line can be as pivotal as it’s climax. When the chemistry is just right, that first scene has the power to turn a good story into a timeless classic.

From comedy greats like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, to big-screen epics like The Sound of Music, here (in no particular order) are 17 of the most unforgettable opening lines in movie history.

Forrest Gump (1994)

“Hello. My name’s Forrest. Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate? I could eat about a million and a half of these. My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

The Prestige (2006)

“Are you watching closely?”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

“Incredible! One of the worst performances of my career and they never doubted it for a second.”

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