30 Great Opening Movie Sequences: 1. UP "(SPOILER ALERT!) If the opening scenes of Up don't tug on your heartstrings, then nothing will. We meet a young Mr. Fredricksen who finds his soul mate, Ellie. They fall in love, get married, grow old together, and have their happily ever after until Ellie becomes ill and dies. And there goes the first box of tissues." This is known as montage. Thank Sergei Eisenstein (and David Wark Griffith).