The 20 Best Movie Entrances of All Time
Great movie characters have iconic entrance scenes, that’s one of the golden rules of Hollywood cinema. Some entrances are surprising, some are frightening and some are cool, but they have one thing in common: plain awesomeness. Here’s the countdown of the greatest movie entrances of all time.
20. Hannibal Lecter – The Silence Of The Lambs
Rather than entering the scene, Hannibal Lecter is more like being introduced to us during his first meeting with Clarice Starling. Unlike those filthy prisoners in other cells, professor Lecter looks neat and clean in first impression. Then there is the close-up of his face, we see the eyes of a cannibal. He shows his high intelligence right away by telling Clarice that her license expires in a week and she is just a fake FBI.
19. Trinity – The Matrix
It’s through Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) that we’re introduced to the flippy, gravity-defying world of The Matrix. Taking on armed police, she leaps into the air like a black widow spider and proves she knows how to kick serious ass. The noir stylings. That leather outfit. The shades. Everything is so awesome.
18. Alex DeLarge – A Clockwork Orange
With the unsettling “Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary – March”, this notorious movie opens with a close-up of Alex DeLarge’s face, it’s a stare that could melt your eyeballs. In one swift move, the master has told us this is a guy to fear for the rest of the movie. It doesn’t take long for us to find out why.
17. Bane – The Dark Knight Rises
Bane (Tom Hardy) enters in a cowl as a supposed prisoner aboard a plane before spectacularly turning the tables in a sky-high set-piece that really gets the pulses pumping. This entrance shoves Bane right up there from the very beginning. Unlike the more insidious opening of The Dark Knight, this is a muscular, chewy intro befitting of the villain in question.