Some say that if a movie doesn't hook you within the first scene, it's not going to hook you at all.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, after all, so for filmmakers there's a lot riding on whether or not the audience is on board from the very beginning.
We can learn a lot from how a movie begins, so the first words we hear spoken are also of the utmost significance. They're as good a barometer as any for the tone of what we're about to see, and if - as is often the case - we're meeting key characters who we'll be following throughout the movie, the first things we hear them say will inevitably have an impact on how we feel about them, and whether or not we root for them on their journey toward whatever goal they're out to accomplish.
For big-time film fans, nothing's more fun than reeling off as much dialogue as you can remember from your favourite movies.
As Julie Andrews once told us, starting at the very beginning is a very good place to start, so there are few better tests of a film fan's knowledge than seeing if they can identify a movie based on its opening line of dialogue alone.
So how do you think your knowledge of famous movie opening lines measures up? If you'd like to put your movie dialogue memory to the test, this is the quiz for you! Read the opening quotes we've selected and see if you can correctly name the movies in question based on their very first lines. Some of them are trickier than you might expect!
About Go Social ▼▲
Founded in 2016, Go Social started small. Beginning as a blog posting on 80s and 90s life as well as the movies, music and television of the era, Eighties Kids has in a short space of time exploded in scope and ambition. Operating out of Eighties Kids HQ in sunny Ilkley, in the North of England, today a growing team of writers produces original content day in and day out for one of the best new nostalgia sites on the web.
With the site also growing beyond its original remit, the Go Social team now covers not just trivia from the 80s and 90s, but pop culture of all decades that’s of interest to children of the 80s, 90s and beyond. From shocking and obscure fact posts on your favourite movies and bands, to quizzes on classic TV shows and film franchises, to picture galleries on celebrities from past and present, Eighties Kids is here to take you down memory lane, test your knowledge of classic pop culture and maybe even occasionally blow your mind.
How to Play ▼▲
Go Social quizzes are easy to play, if not always so easy to beat. Beneath each question is a set of four possible answers, with only one of them being the right one. Click on the correct answer, and your choice will light up green. Click on the wrong one, and your choice will be highlighted in red, while the correct answer will be highlighted green.
Answering a question, correctly or otherwise, will allow you to progress to the next one; just scroll down and you’ll see another question light up and become playable. Keep in mind though: all correct and incorrect answers will be tallied for a final score, which will be revealed to you only once you’ve answered each and every question in the quiz. Play down the page to the end to find out just how knowledgeable you are in your chosen subject.