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A great soundtrack can often elevate an average movie. 
A great scene accompanied by great music often makes for an unforgettable experience.


Here are my top choices for what I consider the greatest examples in cinema.
Feel free to share yours.


1. Once Upon A Time In The West - Harmonica vs. Frank (Sergio Leone / Ennio Morricone)

The undisputed king. The most perfect marriage of sound and vision ever committed to celluloid. Sergio Leone’s ballet of death, meticulously orchestrated to the sound of Ennio Morricone’s unforgettable ‘Man With A Harmonica’.

Never fails to send shivers down my spine.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey - The space station (Stanley Kubrick / Johann Strauss II)


3. Blade Runner - Opening scene (Ridley Scott / Vangelis)


4. Once Upon A Time In America - Death of Dominic (Sergio Leone / Ennio Morricone)


5. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Ski chase (Peter Hunt / John Barry)


6. Kill Bill Vol 1 - The Bride vs. O-Ren Ishii (Quentin Tarantino / Santa Esmeralda’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”)


7. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Final Duel (Sergio Leone / Ennio Morricone)


8. Star Wars Saga -  practically every scene that features Darth Vader and the Imperial March (George Lucas & Co. / John Williams)

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* Running Tab, will add when necessary!😊

A few off the top of this mentally challenged MP Member‘s head (huh @R1s1ngs0n)!🎤 🤠

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The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)

Song: Would Anybody Die For Me
Artist: Misen Groth



The Exorcist (1973)

Song: Tubular Bells
Artist: Mike Oldfield


The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Song: The War’s Over
Artist: The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra



Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Song: Green Hornet 
Artist: Al Hirt 



Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Song: Come and Get Your Love 
Artist: Redbone 



Baby Driver (2017)

Song: Bellbottoms 
Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 



The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Song: Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera 
Artist: Peppino Gagliardi 



Ghost (1990)

Song: Unchained Melody 
Artist: The Righteous Brothers 





PSYCHO (1960) Driving to the Bates Motel

Composer: Bernard Herrmann





Song: Trapped by a Thing Called Love

Artist: Denise LaSalle



Song: Love Remembered

Artist: Wojciech Kila


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Nice choices @R1s1ngs0n !

While reading your lead, the GB&U final scene immediately leapt to mind (of course) but you nailed that.

So another fave flik of mine many probably won't pick;  😀


I guess I should mention;

Miklos Roza: Composer/Conductor



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13 minutes ago, Trianna said:

Just exposition of the scenery and atmosphere but with the wonderful soundtrack by Kenji Kawai:

Makes me want to Drive around at night: Nightcall by Kavinsky

Hans Zimmer - ...to die for


Bob Dylan - The times are a changin' beautiful intro scene


Watchmen had awesome use of music !

Besides the opening scene I particularly like the first fight sequence with Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” playing in the background. A very unique choice that paid off beautifully.

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Even if I used this movie already, I love this scene and the calming/chilling music in preparition for the finale:


Also love the Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack by John Williams

Have to include some classics as well:

Not really a score but I think it should be added:


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OK Here goes the ones that left an imprint 





Up until this sequence Immortality sempt like the Greatest idea ever . 






The Bells in time with the music tolling the impending doom




The Hunt For Red October


Piling on the pressure in such a subtle way





 Enough said 




Pacific Rim 


HOW TO Fight A Hurracane 




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Just now, R1s1ngs0n said:

@Scary Hair

Nothing from Snowpiercer? I’m shocked 😉




Lots more to come and a really hard call  between this The No Bullets  and the final scean between Curtis and Nam 


The Thing and Escape from New York is a tough decision too .


A banging headache and having to think is a bad mix tonight sad pouting GIF

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To Continue

Escape From New York 


This is in your bones piling on the pressure




For A Few Dollars More 


Although The Good The Bad An The Ugly Is more iconic the pacing as this plays out is bliss 



The Thing 


ALL OF IT  however no arguing this piles on the terror of what they are faceing 






HAS TO BE ( appologies for the F word at the start )



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