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50 Movie Opening Shots

50 Movie Opening Shots

Good filmmakers use the opening moments of movies to set the tone for everything that lays ahead for the viewer. Casper Langbak of CLS Videos put together this fantastic montage of clips from the opening moments of dozens of films. See if you can name all fifty from memory, then check your answers.

It’s Always Sunny in South Korea

It’s Always Sunny in South Korea

Frank and Mack are as desperate as ever and find themselves as contestant number 218 and 456 on Squid Game. But can The Warthog play it subtle and take home the contents of the piggy bank, or will he just lose his mind and ruin everything as usual?

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Seinfeld’s Movie References

Seinfeld’s Movie References

Fans of Seinfeld know that the classic sitcom was loaded with pop culture references. Editor Yaron Baruch put together this video which compares scenes from the show with some of the movies it poked fun at. We didn’t realize that Newman (Wayne Knight) was really in those scenes from JFK and Basic Instinct.

The Unusual Suspect in The Phantom Menace

The Unusual Suspect in The Phantom Menace

(PG-13: Language) The Unusual Suspect had to repost some of his popular “But I’m in It!” video edits. This led us to discover some episodes we’ve never seen, like the time that he starred in Star Wars: Episode I, got in a battle of wits with Yoda, and tried to juggle too many lightsabers against Darth Maul.

Star Wars without Star Wars

Star Wars without Star Wars

The Star Wars movies are so deeply ingrained into pop culture that it’s now possible to create a Star Wars movie without using any actual Star Wars footage. Paulogia proves just that by editing together Episode IV: A New Hope entirely from references in non-Lucasfilm movies and TV shows.

Don’t Stop Me Now Movie Montage

Don’t Stop Me Now Movie Montage

Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now is one of the most uplifting and energetic songs ever. Over the years, the track has found its way into various movie scenes, from superhero training montages to zombie takedowns. Editor Jovi Prava assembled a montage of scenes that included the track, with a few video game clips tossed in for fun.

Online Video Tutorial

Online Video Tutorial

With a basic command of Google or YouTube’s search box, you can find a video tutorial for just about anything these days. Johnny Kelly’s offers a strange compilation of some of the many things you can learn on the Internet, from how to make a robot from junk to how to tell if your pet turtle is still alive.

If Goodfellas Was a โ€™90s Sitcom

If Goodfellas Was a โ€™90s Sitcom

(PG-13: Language, Violence) With a little editing and the addition of a laugh track, Little White Lies turned the classic “Funny How?” scene from Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas into a scene straight out of Friends. We always thought the scene where Pesci talks about the painting with his mother was pretty damned funny.

A Crossover of Events

A Crossover of Events

(PG-13: Gore, Language) What if all of your favorite action franchises collided into one massive crossover event? Editor Abs4Fun stitched together this series of clips that create a cohesive multi-franchise universe, linking the worlds together with portals. If anyone could make this movie, it would have to be Disney.

DuckTales But It’s Only Duck

DuckTales But It’s Only Duck

The theme song from DuckTales is one of the most memorable in the history of TV shows. While the misadventures of Huey, Dewey, Louie, and the gang were the main point of the series, it would be nothing if they weren’t ducks. So GreyWalf edited the theme song, removing the “Tales” and leaving us only with the “Duck.”

Eclectic Method: Kung Fu

Eclectic Method: Kung Fu

Remix master Eclectic Method chopped up pieces of classic martial arts action to create this entertaining music video. Watch closely, and you’ll see that every punch, kick, swoosh, and shout is part of the rhythm. For some reason we’re reminded of Parappa the Rapper.

The End

The End

Filmmaker and editor Fabrice Mathieu created this brilliant and artful short film as a tribute to the cinema. Each vignette is entirely composed of looped GIFs, arranged together for their similarities in story, mood, composition, scenery, or other connections.

Omni-Man is Cave Johnson

Omni-Man is Cave Johnson

Actor J.K. Simmons has made a career out of playing some of the most loathsome characters ever (and that guy in the Farmers Insurance commercials). YouTuber Opner combined footage from his performance as Omni-Man in Invincible with his famous “when life gives you lemons” rant as Cave Johnson in Portal 2.

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Slow-Mo in the Movies

Slow-Mo in the Movies

Editor Casper Langbak of CLS Videos created this montage of scenes from movies that effectively used slow motion to enhance a mood or to punctuate action. That Quicksilver scene from X-Men: Days Of Future Past is still one of the best things ever. The track is Love…Thy Will Be Done by Martika, and here’s the full list of movies.

Heavy Metal Hog Calling

Heavy Metal Hog Calling

Soooooooo-weee! Bang your head! Andre Antunes is back with another hilarious heavy metal video edit, this time adding an appropriate musical flourish to a hog-calling competition. Seriously, they should have an electric guitar player on stage at every state fair from now on.

60 Songs a Year: 1990 to 1999

60 Songs a Year: 1990 to 1999

After taking on the 1980s with aplomb, The Hood Internet has completed the cycle for the 1990s. Hit play and enjoy this 35-minute playlist of classic hits from nineties hitmakers like Deee-Lite, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Everclear, and Missy Elliott.

The Movies Sing Wham

The Movies Sing Wham

Editor The Unusual Suspect loves to cut up movie dialogue and reassemble the pieces into the lyrics from pop songs. After entertaining us with Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5, he’s created a music video for Wham’s equally cheesy earworm Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go using clips from 189 different movies.

YouTube Premiere

YouTube Premiere

This video clip starts out as the countdown graphic that YouTube shows before a premiere. But keep watching and you’ll see it morph into other iconic intro screens. Motion graphic artist 4096 seamlessly blended the transitions between several familiar images, like they previously did with game console startup screens.

Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite is one of our favorite movies of all time. But if you take its quirky characters out of context and combine their actions with the appropriate music, this cult classic comedy quickly becomes a freaky horror flick. Tobias Conrad performed the editorial surgery needed to give us just that movie.

Epic Video Game Transitions

Epic Video Game Transitions

Inspired by fellow editor Gugga Leunnam, game enthusiast Abs4Fun spent over 4 months compiling and meticulously matching up scenes from video games to create A Ride Through the Gaming Universe. The result is something straight out of Ready Player One.

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The Typewriter: A Supercut

The Typewriter: A Supercut

Typewriters may have gone the way of the dinosaur for most people, but they served their purpose well and provided the basis for today’s computer keyboards. Editor and film buff Ariel Avissar compiled this great supercut of movie and TV scenes where typewriters played a major role. The track is The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson.

Jim Henson’s Predator

Jim Henson’s Predator

Thanks to Disney+, we’re in the midst of a The Muppet Show binge watch. One thing we don’t remember seeing was the part where Kermit the Frog blasts Carl Weathers in Predator. Thanks to Pixel Riot, we can now share this never-before-seen footage. You saying that Blain and Hawkins were killed by a f**king frog?

Super Mario Song 2

Super Mario Song 2

Inspired by a lengthy livestream of Super Mario Odyssey, ThePandemicLight edited the brief but potent Blur track Song 2, and replaced all of Damon Albarn’s celebratory “Woo-Hoos” with the voice of Mario. It’s as brilliantly funny as it sounds.

Stock Footage Simpsons

Stock Footage Simpsons

We’ve seen what editor Matthew Highton can do with stock footage before. Recently, he remade the opening title sequence of The Simpsons using only off-the-shelf video, and it’s pretty spot-on. We’re amazed by how oddly-specific stock footage can be. How many people could be searching for “baby behind a steering wheel?”

David Supercut

David Supercut

Photographer David Friedman of Ironic Sans pays tribute to his own first name with this supercut of movie and television scenes where people utter his name. But it’s not just an assemblage of random scenes, rather an entire emotional story arc for Dave and company.

Supermoon Supercut

Supermoon Supercut

Editor Ariel Avissar pays tribute to the movies and to the moon with this enjoyable compilation of scenes where the deceptively large supermoon provides a bright source of natural backlighting. See if you can name all of the films.

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