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->"''If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will be because it is good.''"
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGIOAYFLU-8 Drumroll, please…]]

Examples of SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in films.

Some of these are awesome enough to be played in actual concerts! Of the orchestra kind! How cool is that?
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_0g3tEcM0w Here's a short preview for what you will see and hear on this page.]]
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[[index]]
!!Composers
* AwesomeMusic/DavidArnold
* AwesomeMusic/JohnBarry
* AwesomeMusic/ElmerBernstein
* AwesomeMusic/BruceBroughton
* AwesomeMusic/JerryGoldsmith
* AwesomeMusic/DannyElfman
* AwesomeMusic/BernardHerrmann
* AwesomeMusic/JamesHorner
* AwesomeMusic/MauriceJarre
* AwesomeMusic/HenryMancini
* AwesomeMusic/EnnioMorricone
* AwesomeMusic/TheNewmans
* AwesomeMusic/JohnPowell
* [[AwesomeMusic/MiklosRozsa Miklós Rózsa]]
* AwesomeMusic/AlanSilvestri
* AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams
* AwesomeMusic/HansZimmer

!!Films
* ''AwesomeMusic/TwentyEightDaysLater''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Alien}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Batman}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/BlackDynamite''
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''
* ''AwesomeMusic/DumbAndDumber''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Godzilla}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Hanna}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/HarryPotter''
* ''AwesomeMusic/JamesBond''
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheLordOfTheRings'' & ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''AwesomeMusic/NapoleonDynamite''
* ''AwesomeMusic/PacificRim''
* ''AwesomeMusic/StreetsOfFire''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Transformers}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/TronLegacy''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Twilight}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/XMen''

!!Directors
* AwesomeMusic/QuentinTarantino

!!Trailers
* AwesomeMusic/MovieTrailers
[[/index]]

[[AC:The rest:]]
* Creator/MelBrooks' films have become (in)famous for their outrageously zany and unpredictable comedic performances, but they also contain some absolutely ''glorious'', showstopping, {{Earworm}}-y tracks, most of which are written and sung by the man himself. Notable tracks include:
** From ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'', the show-stoppingly delicious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEh2NH6teY "Spanish Inquisition"]].
** Frankie Laine's [[TitleThemeTune title]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiF0M4uOhgI song]] for ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
* ''Music/TheWall''. Music/PinkFloyd. "[[http://youtu.be/qB9YS9RNfQE?t=33s Comfortably Numb]]".
** A good number of songs from the film version of ''Film/TheWall'' deserve a mention here, "Goodbye Blue Sky" gets the nod because it's the first of many dark turns the film takes.
%%* ''Hobo With a Shotgun'' has several, most notably the Plague Theme.
%%* "Miracles Happen" by Myra is Awesome Music for ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries''.
* Mark Knopfler's heartstring-tugging ending theme song for ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
* The title music of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' is an electronic synth-y version of Henry Purcell's "Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary" by Wendy Carlos.[[note]] At the time, still known as Walter Carlos.[[/note]] It is absolutely MAJESTIC and adds an eerie atmosphere to the opening scene.
* Regardless of what you thought of ''Final Destination 5'', it's hard to deny that its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIWtPkYfl9Q opening theme]] is insanely epic.
* Basil Poledouris' whole score for the ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' movie is listed on many top-ten film score lists.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZY2mRG5mzg ''Anvil of Crom'']] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMhRvEmG6s ''Riddle of Steel.'']] With so little dialogue, John Milius asked him to write a [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] {{opera}}tic score that would carry the whole movie, including the nearly-wordless first ''half-hour''. "Riddle of Steel"'s later middle section was slightly reworked into no less than three trailers for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''Ocarina of Time 3D'', and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'').
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPsL2WVhFCc Hymn to Red October]]".
** ''LonesomeDove''.
** ''Franchise/RoboCop'''s main theme, which only really comes in about half-way through [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first film]].
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIGHCoVzqtk Klendathu Drop]]'' from ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. It was the ''perfect'' piece for the accompanying scene.
* ''CloudAtlas'' has some amazing music. For example, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17zgrCPEb78 Credits Theme.]]
* ''Film/KickAss'' has incredible music. Examples:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c3ULgi1nHU Showtime Pt. 2 (It's Only The End Of The World)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qeT2pTbZrs Nightvision]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYP2KSZ4Q8w Strobe (Adagio in D Minor)]], and [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f49jvIjIgSA Big Daddy Dies]]]] lead into each other amazingly: an atmospheric, tense song, a minute or so of slow buildup, then 2 minutes of pulse-pounding awesome... slowing down into a horrible, heartwrenching TearJerker.
*** FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that [[spoiler: Big Daddy Dies is an altered version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZcbgyFbv0 Big Daddy Kills]], his ''[[CurbStompBattle fight music]]'']].
*** [[spoiler: "Big Daddy Kills"]] is actually a version of John Murphy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSYYEDXaGo0 "In The House - In a Heartbeat"]] from the movie ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''. Oddly the original is likely the song used in the film, not the one "covered" on the released score.
** As far as music that wasn't created specifically for the movie goes, you have "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnzL9Rsoxw Omen]]" by TheProdigy, accompanying Kick Ass' first SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in the parking lot.
*** And as a tribute to this movie's musical genius, if you listen closely during Kick-Ass' first, less successful outing, you can hear a watered-down version of, you guessed it, Omen.
*** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAzESJ62irI This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us]]" by Sparks. So freakin' epic.
*** When [[spoiler: Hit-Girl runs along a hallway in D'Amico's shooting all of his mooks to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAQXg0IdfI "Bad Reputation"]] by JoanJett and the Blackhearts.]]
*** More epic music for Hit-Girl, how about a re-done verison of a theme song children's show while [[spoiler:kicking the ever-living hell out of a bunch of thugs and impaling the lot of them?]] Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqdAhBreGrY The Banana Splits as done by The Dickies]].
** The epic credits song, Mika is awesome enough, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm9d5wAXW5c Kick Ass]] just cranks his epicness to 11!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKiT3icMYM "To Be A Hero", the heart-stirring theme song]] of the ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' franchise (starring Jet Li), based on the traditional Chinese Ballad "Jiang Jun Ling" ("General's Orders"). Unfortunately, every single kungfu clip on Youtube uses this song.
* Randy Edelman is so good at making awesome music that even though he hadn't won any Oscars, his music was being used at the Oscar ceremonies. Some of his famous works include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v5H4M086GM Dragonheart theme]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHthbtSbGLM Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story]] among others.
** The classic example is in ''Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'' where Lee whups the bully who previously paralyzed him by kicking him in the back. At that moment of victory, there is a memorable swell of orchestral music that has been used in multiple trailers ever since.
** He also composed the main [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD4p7O_dvks theme]] for ''Film/TheIndianInTheCupboard''.
* ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' finale [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_M_LAMaf0w "Promontory"]] makes the ''(dialogue-free)'' last 10 minutes of the film breathtaking. It's also a DarkReprise of two other pieces in the soundtrack, "The Gael" and "Main Theme", both of which are Awesome Music from the beginning and middle of the film; composed by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman so you get two major composers for the price of one.
** Actually, the more lyrical music for the film (including the theme) is by Jones solo; Edelman does the more synth-overlaid cues.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjZ6oV48Aqw Fort Battle]]"; "[[ChaseScene Elk Hunt]]"; "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJYvAr7ClU The Courier]]"; and "IWillFindYou" by Clannad, which is played over the SternChase montage towards the end of the film. You may be noticing an energetic theme here...
%%* The theme from The Summer Place by Max Steiner.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ZPy-7BzSw How The West Was Won,]] by Alfred Newman.
* The live-action remake of ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'', for an okay film, has a surprisingly beautiful and awesome use of One Republic's "Secrets". It's made even more awesome by the fact that there's synchronized Tesla coils shooting out bolts of electricity in tandem with the beat of the song.
* ''Beelzeboss'': Kage and Jables fight the Devil, [[ThePowerOfRock with rock]]. Hilarious for its frequent and creative use of [[ClusterFBomb the f-word]].
--> You hold the scepter\\
We hold the key\\
You are the Devil\\
'''We are The D!'''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80DtQD5BQ_A Master Exploder]] from the same movie. So epically awesome it will ''blow your mind''. Extra fun trying to play it in Rock Band 2 and realizing just how hard it is.
%%** The opening scene, Kickapoo.
* Also from Howard Shore: ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' theme. And ''Film/TheFly1986'' theme. In fact, he's turning that one into an opera conducted by ''Placido Domingo''.
* The ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' movie would not be a tenth as good without the soundtrack, which was done by Johnathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}. Although he only sings in the movie as Lestat's voice, he wrote all the songs which were performed by several rock musicians, such as [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Benington]] and Music/MarilynManson. The best songs are Forsaken, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_28T9628Eok System]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teLIzTKINq0 Redeemer]].
* Cliff Eidelman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0yiiivbJFU theme]] for ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'' needs to be on this page. There's [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Klingon Chanting]], and it ends with an ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom exploding planet]]''. It's a shoo-in.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZPlPJKyhbo epic goodbye]].
* Creator/MichaelGiacchino's score for the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie has two settings: EPIC, and TearJerker. On the epic side, there's the incredible rendition of the TOS theme in "End Credits", as well as "Enterprising Young Men". On the TearJerker side, there's tracks like "Labour of Love", played during [[spoiler:George Kirk]]'s HeroicSacrifice. And then there's "That New Car Smell". Any piece of music that causes both ManlyTears ''and'' happy memories of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' via copious use of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erhu erhu]] has to be worth a listen.
%%** There's also "Sabotage", by the Beastie Boys.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''- "Holding Out For A Hero" during Johnny 5's epic chase scene, making this both an Awesome AND Funny Moment.
* Practically anything composed by James Newton Howard. Particularly awesome examples include:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnoNPhbE4k4 "To the Spaceport"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRg-fHEDS1M "The Launch"]] from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b73stacxHNk "I Do Believe in Fairies"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbg6g8xlbjo "Flying"]] from the live action ''PeterPan''.
%%** "The Great Eatlon" from ''Film/LadyInTheWater''.
%%** "Helicopter Chase" from ''The Fugitive''.
%%** ANYTHING from ''Snow White and the Huntsman''.
* Red Rider's Lunatic Fringe was used as the theme for ''Vision Quest''.
** Also from the same film, Louden Versus Shute by Tangerine Dream. Pure big game music.
* The starting theme of the movie ''{{Gettysburg}}'' has become so iconic most film trailers involving the Civil War use it.
** Randy Edelman. Huge mention goes to "Over the Fence", during Pickett's Charge sequence. So epic, Iced Earth copied the melody for their epic song trilogy "Gettysburg 1863" on Day Three.
* Richard Kelly faced a problem when scoring the final sequence of ''DonnieDarko'', a montage of characters visibly shaken by a disturbance in the space-time continuum: there was a song with haunting, bittersweet lyrics which summed up the entire film wonderfully, but musically...well...it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjTgOX5Cgaw sounded like this]]. After bringing in Gary Jules and Michael Andrews, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PUFJmsCZLE there was no longer a problem]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q6nKP10j4s Under the Milky Way by the Church]] goes so unbelievably perfect with the party scene.
* The use of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" at the beginning of the film ''Trainspotting''. And "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed in the overdose scene.
* ''Every single song'' in the 1972 film adaptation of ''SeventeenSeventySix''! A special note goes out to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ch3EyB5P90 "The Lees of Old Virginia"]], in all its hammy glory.
* Without Philip Glass's scores, the "Qatsi trilogy" (''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ Koyaanisqatsi]]'', ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ng3k_powaqqatsi-godfrey-reggio-trailer_ads Powaqqatsi]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PxT3MtTedw Naqoyqatsi]]'') would be a mildly interesting series of images, at best. With them (complete with [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Hopi Chanting]]), they're masterpieces.
** "Pruit Igoe" from ''Koyaanisquatsi'' managed to turn the sad tale of how [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] came to be into the epic, tragic birth of a god.
** The opening theme from ''Film/MishimaALifeInFourChapters''. You may never have heard of the movie, but you've probably heard the soundtrack in trailers... and it is awesome.
* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdPy4crWuCA Theme]].
** Take your pick between the ''T2'' version above, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_a-4OIDvf0 fully orchestrated version]] from the ''T3'' soundtrack, or the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68I3j2luW64 original 80s electronic version]].
*** And ''T2'' uses [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djj7jW6ny2M two of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X350yr1x1Q the most]] badass songs ever - one even [[BadToTheBone names a trope]].
*** ''T2'' also has one of the [[TearJerker most painful]] uses of the main theme when T-800 is being lowered into the molten metal.
** The revamped ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' theme used in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''. [[EarWorm Dundun dun dundun. Dundun dun dundun. Dundun dun DUNDUN. DUNDUN DUN DUNDUN!]]
*** '''KLANG KLANG!!! KLANG!!! KLA-KLANG!!!''' (done with a [[EverythingIsAnInstrument frying pan]] in the first movie).
** Used to awesome effect in ''Salvation''. That signature theme is entirely absent until [[spoiler:the T-800 shows up, and the theme kicks on just as Arnie's face appears on screen.]]
** Another thing, the 1984 ''Terminator'' theme was originally quiet, then suddenly HITS you with the '''KLANG!''' towards the end.
** The Terminator theme was perfectly synched with Skynet's. ([[CaptainObvious DUH!]])
** Music/GunsNRoses's "You Could Be Mine", which appears in two movies.
** Dillon Dixon's amazing credit roll theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQhew7Adfu8 Open To Me]]".
** The Sega CD game. It's about the only one to have the proper theme, but the in game music is full of hair metal that wouldn't be out of place at a night club. Arguably the best part of the game.
%%** Brad Feidel's work in ''JohnnyMnemonic''.
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. Earth just exploded. Pan up into the nothingness of space. The Guide sweeps across the screen. ''"Journey of the Sorcerer"'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rOMGIbY-9s starts playing]].
** The opening music of the movie (So Long and Thanks for All the Fish) was already an ear catcher, but it was made infinitely more awesome when Neil Hannon reprises it in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXek9_IGWZA credits]].
* From ''Film/IronMan'', the piece "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9PhfUsFvj0 Driving With The Top Down]]", which plays during Stark's first flight.
** Music/{{ACDC}} at the start of the movie, Music/BlackSabbath at the end, and Ramin Djawadi (who had done little of note up to this point) all the way in between. What's ''not'' to like?
** In the sequel, the [[Music/{{Queen}} "Another One Bites the Dust"]] / [[Music/DaftPunk "Robot Rock"]] mashup.
** Also from the sequel, the fantastically cheesy "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67oMY-p8oeM Make Way For Tomorrow]]" theme from the Stark Expo gets cranked up to a gloriously epic [[UpToEleven eleven]] over the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfDyV-UFUDo closing credits]].
** Ladies and gentlemen, John Debney's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtVcgS1PPQ Black Widow Kicks Ass]]"! And inexplicably not included in the film, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK81B9G8y1M I Am Iron Man]]."
** Music/BrianTyler's ''Film/IronMan3'' score is ''fantastic'', especially the primary theme, simply titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQdhK2542mM Iron Man 3]]" and subsequently rearranged into "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyBnEmYPVg Battle Finale]]" from the final battle, and the jovial "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrMPMTVOz8M Can You Dig It]]" from the CreativeClosingCredits. Also the trailer music, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37CadOl8hu4 Something to Fight For]]" by Sencit music.
* At the end of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', all the villagers start [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEOQqnHMSMc singing]] "Sumer is Icumen In", led by the mighty basso of Creator/ChristopherLee, while they [[spoiler: burninate Sgt. Howie]]. But what's ''really'' awesome is when Sgt. Howie drowns them all out by reprising his earlier musical version of the 23rd Psalm.
** A dissapointingly short but nonetheless good example was also Christopher Lee singing basso at the piano. Christopher Lee [[EvilSoundsDeep should really sing]] in movies more often.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUjKm_nuZQ8 "I put my hand on her knee/She says to me do you want to see...?"]] How can a song be so erotic and so sad at the same time? Most of the musical numbers qualify, mind you.
* The soundtrack for ''Film/TrinityAndBeyond'' is unbelievably epic and horrifying at the same time. The most jaw-droppingly amazing songs, however, have to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVWXBhuVXI Hiroshima and Nagasaki Requiem]] and its reprise [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gfcI4AMffc China Gets The Bomb]].
%%* Use of Music/TomWaits' "Heartattack and Vine" in the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie.
%%** A version of Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand".
* The opening theme for ''Film/{{Freaks}}''. Incredibly creepy.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': [[SoundtrackDissonance "We'll Meet Again"]].
** And Laurie Johnson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_d7wa0cxDU "Bomb Run Theme"]]. The tune sung by the chorus is "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", which is ironic considering what's happening at the time...
* ''Film/{{Zulu}}'' has a great main theme but the awesome is when to respond to the Zulus' war chants the redcoats start singing 'Men of Harlech'. Found, in all its glory, at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZbUS0MaY4 this finely crafted link]].
* "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHjWDCX1Bdw#t=3m0s (starts at 3:15 here.)]]
* "''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra''", the ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' opening theme.
** Also from ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' The Blue Danube Waltz which is awesome in its own right but when played over futuristic space stations and spaceships travelling to the moon it cranks up another few notches of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA0H2bx5Cgk awesome!]]
* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'''s only original score, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD78IrDkrw4 Roar! (From "Cloverfield")]], is undeniably awesome.
* If music that plays over credits can be included, Juno Reactor's "Navras," the end title music from ''[[Film/TheMatrix The Matrix Revolutions]]''. There's nothing quite like that choir coming in at quadruple-forte with the Sanskrit text.
** Neodämmerung from ''[[Film/TheMatrix The Matrix Revolutions]]'' is also a memorable CMOA. Nothing quite gives off the "prepare to get your ass kicked" vibe like intense piano, gunshot-like percussion and Sanskrit lyrics that so loud that it seems like they are shouting it.
*** Interestingly enough, the Sanskrit lyrics actually explain exactly what's going on and why [[spoiler:Neo has to die.]]
*** Also notable is that as the fight escalates the lyrics are sung more earnestly, giving you that feeling that things are hitting a fever pitch by the middle.
*** Rather than just random OminousLatinChanting, it's actually a Hindu Vedic hymn spoken in Sanskrit concerning enlightenment, making it not only epic but deep.
** More Sanskrit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kex6JNjtKfQ Navras]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSSKWWg-0c Clubbed to Death]], from the first [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]] movie.
** From the first Lobby Shootout scene, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-aqy9BYqDM "Spybreak!" by the Propellerheads.]]
** From the first ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' movie, Lunatic Calm's "Leave You Far Behind". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14cHz4ebonY Morpheus is fighting Neo!]] or, for a cleaner version, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X6BeszEXm4 here]].
** ''Reloaded'' has tons of fantastic music, a few notable examples being the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4kStyX1avI Chateau Fight]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBefjx_RQw Freeway Chase]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_aSZTGYHz8 incredible sequence]] where Morpheus' ship arrives at Zion.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ06zHcNThE Wake Up]]
*** Speaking of Rage Against the Machine, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbGJeXShopk Calm Like a Bomb]] playing over the credits of the second film.
** From ''Revolutions'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up66zOooSFE "Tetsujin"]], especially after about 1:25 or so.
** From the first film, "Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)" by RobZombie.
** Any music from the series qualifies.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUZKFjaWf6Y Burly Brawl]] from Reloaded.
* For an awesome theme...in a movie film...who ya gonna call? ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}!!''
** Not quite as iconic, but the use of Mick Smiley's "Magic" as the spirits released from the Ghostbusters' containment facility float through the Manhattan skyline and wreak havoc throughout the city sets a high standard of creepy awesomeness for the film. And Alessi's "Saving The Day" gives the BigDamnHeroes moment just that little bit extra 'umph' of awesomeness.
** "Cleaning Up The Town" off that CD. Not just appropriate, but a nice little piano-led stomp to tap your feet to.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbX7i1L2Uss Dana's Theme]], composed by Elmer Bernstein, added a sense of class and yet otherworldness to the main female protagonist of the picture.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LCKBdjywQ This.]] It works, but HOW?
* What was that other famous movie that opened the same weekend as ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''? ''Film/{{Gremlins}}!'' And that gave us the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_9G22Ipj-U "Gremlin Rag"]].
* NeilYoung's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-S9lrnLZ8 Opening Credits "Freight Train" Theme]] for ''Film/DeadMan'' by Creator/JimJarmusch (w/ Creator/JohnnyDepp).
* Rodrigo's ''Concierto De Aranjuez'', originally written for classical guitar, is brilliant of itself - but when rearranged for flugelhorn and full silver band in ''BrassedOff'' and set against the failing negotiations to save the mine, becomes something even more transcendent.
** Also the famous ''William Tell Overture'' in the finale.
* Klaus Badelt's work for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0h8meiXsRA this scene]] from ''The Time Machine''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3KN_bLjzpM Hello Zepp]], a.k.a. "The Shithole Theme," the main theme of the ''{{Saw}}'' films.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYmIKcP7Nbc Tubular Bells]], probably best known as the creepy song from the Exorcist. Although, if you actually manage to listen to the entirety of its roughly 48 MINUTE runtime, it turns out to be a bunch of Moments of Awesome played one after the other.
* ''Film/{{Twilight}}'': [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=AhJ4bgz5My0 "Decode"]] by Paramore and "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse.
** Bella's Lullaby is beautiful, as is the rest of the score composed by Carter Burwell.
** Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" and the wedding version used in the fourth film.
* ''Just Like Honey'' by The Jesus and Mary Chain at the end of ''Lost in Translation''. In fact, most of the ''Lost in Translation'' soundtrack (see also: ''Girls'' by Death in Vegas at the start of the film).
* ''Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.'' End of the movie, at the Battle of the Bands. "The best place is here. The best time is now. And all's we can say is... ''LET'S ROCK!!''" Cue the epic guitar intro leading into "God Gave Rock And Roll To You" by KISS.
* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGyeGgMpk8 theme]]. So awesome you can hear the [=DeLorean=] shifting up gears and accleration as the full piece proceeds. Put ''this'' one in your CD player and find an accommodating freeway somewhere.
** The iconic performance of "Johnny B. Goode" at the end was awesome, too. Not only were the vocals provided by [[NonSingingVoice Mark Campbell]] brilliant (contrasting with Michael J. Fox's speaking voice just enough to create a realistic case of SingingVoiceDissonance), but that ''face melting guitar solo''...which, unfortunately, the teenagers of the 50's were not ready for. But their kids would love it.
** The complete score is an essential buy, particularly for the entire clocktower scene.
** "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News. The 80's keyboard and the smooth guitar riff used throughout are just ''cool''. It WAS nominated for "Best Original Song" at the Oscars, after all.
** There's also "Back in Time", also by Huey Lewis and the News, which sums up the movie's main themes extremely well.
* From the 1984 cult noir film ''StreetsOfFire'', the opening song, sung by the main damsel in distress Ellen Aim sings one of Jim Steinman's best songs ever: "Nowhere Fast".
** Topped only by "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ujk5g_E2s Tonight is What It Means to be Young]]". An epic conclusion to an otherwise forgettable movie.
* Fans of George Romero's zombie films generally consider John Harrison's score for ''DayOfTheDead'' to be the best of the series. Like the songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3SSmU70oE "Breakdown"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPysSu1Ag18 "Escape Invasion"]].
* The soundtrack to ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' has several awesome tunes. Examples seem a bit hard to find though, but here it one example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sE9h7cAwU8 "To the stars"]]. The trailer to the Disney film ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' used music from Dragonheart in the scene where everyone starts to kneel to Mulan at the climax of the film.
* Vangelis' score for ''Film/BladeRunner'' is a classic.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KAqhbIZ7o Love Theme]]. Just... gorgeous.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScZrvTebeA Blade Runner Blues]], which summates the atmosphere of 2019 Los Angeles perfectly.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U56NMn7SAv4 One More Kiss, Dear]], lyrically lovely, sounding just like a crooner's hit from the 1940's, but written especially for the film by Vangelis.
** An awesome ending to an awesome film: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cZiKuZikMI "Bladerunner End Title"]].
* Also by Vangelis: [[StandardSnippet the title theme to]] ''ChariotsOfFire'', paired with the scene of the track stars running down the beach in slow motion, is such a Moment of Awesome that [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame it's the only thing most people remember about the movie]].
** ''Conquest of Paradise''. The movie was forgettable, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtmlAaybIEs opening score]] is not.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-0Cz73wwQ The opening]] to ''Olympia'' set to the music from ''Alexander''.
* Creator/KevinSmith's ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' features a very moving use of the unpublished Live song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bG1ZBaniv0 "Hold Me Up"]], which inexplicably was ''not'' included on the soundtrack.
%%* ''Film/MenInBlack'' by Will Smith for the movie of the same name.
%%* The opening score for ''Film/FightClub''.
%%** And the most excellent use of 'Where is My Mind' by the Pixies.
%%* ''Film/TheWarriors'' opening theme.
* The ''Series/MissionImpossible'' theme by Lalo Schifrin was awesome enough as it was. Add Danny Elfman's slight reworking (and score) for the [[Film/MissionImpossible 1996 movie]] AND the remix by Music/{{U2}}...it's damn near the most iconic theme in the world.
** The Fred Durst and Music/LimpBizkit version for the [[Film/MissionImpossibleII second movie]] is pretty awesome.
** Say what you will about the [[Film/MissionImpossibleIII third installment]], but a permanent point in its favor is that it has the Mission Impossible theme redone by Creator/MichaelGiacchino. The fourth. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lji6KZp0Y5A Light the Fuse]]" is just perfect.
** Lalo Schifrin also composed the insanely cool [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLn77Bk6ccE title theme]] for the ''Film/RushHour'' series. He wins.
*** While we're in ''Rush Hour'', "War". (What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!)
** And while we're on Lalo Schifrin... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qeRAKUjgE Enter The Dragon]]''. With backup vocals by ''[[{{Badass}} Bruce Lee]]''. Then there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPRsKgyqTjE live version]], where he and a ''gigantic'' orchestra raise this theme from "utterly awesome" to "Godlike uber-awesome".
** Lalo Schifrin's ''Film/DirtyHarry'' score is excellent. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp8DGoaDZ5k Particularly Scorpio's theme.]]
*** The title theme of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tcqJNKjVXA Magnum Force]] was so nice that {{Valve}} used it as the theme music of [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet the Sniper]].
* ''Film/TheGodfather''. Nino Rota's gonna make youse guys sleep with da fishes if youse don't post some of his excellent [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aV9X2d-f5g music]].
** Slash from Music/GunsNRoses performed a version of it on electric guitar. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCplsXu1HRk Badass.]]
** Nino Rota's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH80HYvYE2g passionate score]] for Creator/FrancoZeffirelli's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' (1968)! Here's the love theme on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z0__7sfNm0 violin]], and arranged by Henry Mancini for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDQ12kNfmNY piano]]. As said above, it inspired John Williams's "Across the Stars" from the Star Wars prequels.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPc7MRm4Y8 Henry]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78KP5DmXnkA Freaking]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjGDjwxRwpI Mancini]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rwUOut0CqA theme]] from ''Lifeforce'', that Naked Space Vampire Movie, proves that Mancini can do epic SF fanfare too. Too bad it's much better quality than the movie it's from.
** The indecently sexy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ymAoUptXE theme]] for the movie ''Arabesque''.
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcflCzZlLcQ PETER GUNN!]]'''
* The ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' theme. Also NightmareFuel Music.
** In many ways Carpenter's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSLaYJboPE theme]] to ''Film/TheFog'' is even better. But Carpenter's best is probably the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI main theme]] to ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
* Music/{{Steppenwolf}}'s "Magic Carpet Ride" blasting across the launch base as Zefram Cochrane goes to make Earth's first contact with aliens possible in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Screw ''Easy Rider'', THAT is the greatest use of the band's music ever.
* The ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' series gave us "Gonna Fly Now" one wonderful anthem and also "Eye Of The Tiger" and "There's No Easy Way Out".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4EW7ln3tkk Tarawa]] from ''Snow Falling On Cedars''. Just... wow.
* The theme from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYjnMfgzgcM The Great Escape]].
%%** Also that piece that plays when Steve [=McQueen=] is escaping on the motorcycle.
* Jerome Moross's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQTH3a0mjR8 The Big Country theme]] predates The Magnificent Seven by a few years, and is officially the first real Western film score.
* Music/ErichWolfgangKorngold's theme for ''King's Row,'' which should [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V47enEvsafQ sound familiar.]] Apparently, when John Williams was writing the ''Star Wars'' soundtrack, George Lucas specifically asked him to emulate this.
** Korngold was accused of "sounding to much like Hollywood", the truth is Hollywood sounded like Korngold
** The opening theme of ''Film/CaptainBlood'' has never been topped for sheer joyous, swashbuckling panache and awesomeness.
** The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Qd97qEgFw Love Scene]]" from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' and the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4KCPnj06PE Reunion]]" music from ''Film/TheSeaHawk''.
* V (of ''Film/VForVendetta'' fame) blows up [[spoiler: the Old Bailey and the Houses of Parliament]] to the stirring strains of the 1812 Overture. Never has classical music been so incredibly badass.
** The 1812 Overture is badass enough on its own. What other piece requires an artillery section and the church bells of a city?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjgTFd6XAg8 Evey Reborn.]]
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syo6tLeZfHw Lucia di Lammermoor/The Diva Dance]].
** While the original performance by Inva Mula has contradictory sources as to whether it was digitally manipulated (it appears to be); but the semi-professional singer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo0CDL6bd0 Laura Workman]] was able to do the piece for real.
** Also, the bit that plays as Leeloo escapes containment and gives us our first look at Future!New York. Absolutely mesmerizing.
** The song that plays over the credits: "The Little Light of Love", by Eric Serra, is laid back, exotic, and romantic.
* From ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', "Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor)" is likely to get more exposure on trailers than it did in the movie, but it was a perfect accompaniment to the scene, and made it the emotional climax that it was meant to be.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhT0htcn-o Mercury]] is strange, short, and incredibly beautiful and relaxing.
** It's all about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRDty052c2c Cappa's Jump]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM4MjulCbhc Freezing Inside: Mace]] His death was the hardest to watch.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s theme for ''Film/FlashGordon''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNf9rEPoc8Q Viewable here.]]
** HE'S FOR EVERY ONE OF US! STANDS FOR EVERY ONE OF US! HE STANDS, WITH A MIGHTY HAND, F' EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN, EVERY CHILD, HE'S THE MIGHTY FLAAAA-ASH!
** The battle between the Hawkmen and War Rocket Ajax is four-and-a-half minutes of entirely uninterrupted awesome, even discounting the presence of BrianBlessed and his signature '''DIIIVVVEEE!!!''': The triumphant, rollicking synths and rumble-tumble drums of the first theme (starting at :52 in the following clip) segue into an all-out CMOA around 2:25 as Queen just goes for it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnTHypbLlkE Ready?]]
** The songs for ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Kind_of_Magic which led to their own album]]) as well. "Born to be kings, we're the princes of the uuuniverse!" Special mention to an ''insane'' guitar solo from Brian May at the beginning of "Gimme the Prize" that did not make it into the movie but which quite possibly broke time.
* ''Film/LoveActually'' has the triumphant-in-the-face-of-adversity [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzZbSLpYanE PM's Love Theme]]. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf7-3ozEhIk pretty awesome cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" by then 10-year-old Olivia Olson.]] She actually had to not sing as good as she could for the movie because the producers were worried that if she sang at full strength, the audience might not think it was actually her singing. For reference, here's how she sounds on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyeCwlAjRjk ''Love Actually'' soundtrack.]]
* Kenny Loggin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPYF2p-cGx8 Highway to the Danger Zone]] from ''Film/TopGun''.
** And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCTJmXrgsFg Top Gun Anthem]] is even more awesome.
%%* From ''Film/EasyRider'', [[StandardSnippet Born To Be Wild]].
* Jan A.P. Kaczmarek's Oscar-winning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXK25IyOv9Q theme]] from Finding Neverland.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e4qHRhlJlc Jai Ho]]'' from ''SlumdogMillionaire'' won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It's easy to hear (and see) why.
** The song "O Saya" was equally awesome and used perfectly during the chase scene at the beginning.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwM0UKQnm9o "Mausam & Escape"]] reeks of epic.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4pnMYC_4EA Aaj Ki Raat]], an astonishingly trippy remix of a ''disco tune'' almost sounds like ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' music.
** Really, any work by A. R. Rahman would count as CMOA. The man is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IDXGeUuKh8 prolific]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2O2KVV-6M Some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNWs6V2WuFk of the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTF9wpICQ80 work]] he did in India is (*gasp*) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYN9qNXmAw as]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8scTzoLIm0 good]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88Q6gB1UOY as]] Slumdog, though not always as showy or...techno-sounding. Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56xwbBDg2Iw his debut]] became a classic.
%%* The climactic music from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', a piece called "The Monster Pursues - Morbius Is Overcome".
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'': "Play 'La Marseillaise.' ''Play it.''"
** Prefigured five years earlier by the rousing performance of 'La Marseillaise' in ''Film/TheGrandIllusion''. Here the Germans celebrate the taking of Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun, ringing the church bells and singing 'The Watch on the Rhine' (sung by Major Strasser and his henchmen in {{Casablanca}}, even though this song was no longer the 'hit' it had been during the Franco-German War of 1870/71 and, to a lesser extent, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), but the Allied officers in the POW camp decide to put on their variety show anyhow. Then that show is interrupted by the news that the French have retaken Douaumont, and the performers just on stage - a group of British officers in drag - lead the audience in 'La Marseillaise' to the fury of the camp commandant and his officers, who are sitting in the front row. (Marcel Dalio, one of the stars of ''Film/TheGrandIllusion'', had a bit part in ''{{Casablanca}}'' as one of Rick's employees).
* Some highlights from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' include ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQghEWUFR0 Zydrate Anatomy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EOSNU57P5Y Chromaggia]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngQo5BJbDOo Seventeen,]]'' and '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WazjFa2_7Vw 'We Started This Op'ra Shit]]''.
** "Chromaggia" also counts as an in-universe example. Particularly the line [[spoiler: "I would rather be blind"]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH0XlEehE-k Let the Monster Rise]]". Anthony Stewart Head holds his last note like nobody's business.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7bH6Pip3b4 21st Century Cure]]", on the grounds of Terrance Zdunich's amazing low note on "concrete be''loooooow...''"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7rARRopvuQ Legal Assassin]]" does a great job of portraying Nathan's inner conflict while sounding awesome.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3USff2ITpc Gold]]" gives Paul Sorvino a chance to show off his pipes.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ4M-kzMACw I Didn't Know I'd Love You So Much]]" is tender and tearjerking.
* Crestor/MichaelMann has a knack for choosing SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic to cap his films. To wit:
** ''Heat'', while [[spoiler: Lt. Hanna stands vigil as Mc Cauley dies]]: "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" by Moby.
** ''Miami Vice'', while [[spoiler: Crockett watches Isabella leave, Tubbs watches Trudy wake up, and Crockett goes back to hospital where Trudy is recovering]]: "Auto Rock" by Mogwai.
** ''Ali'', while Ali defeats George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle: "Tomorrow" by Salif Keita.
** "Shadow on the Sun" by Audioslave in ''{{Collateral}}''.
* ClintMansell:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl5McGN2L-E "Lux Aeterna"]], made for ''Film/RequiemForADream'', was subsequently recut for the trailers to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9tnZRs4tNE The Two Towers]]'' and ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', as well as adapted for electric guitar to be used in ''Smokin' Aces''. This is because it is ''awesome''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOZuQ_r3ROY "Death is the Road to Awe"]], from the soundtrack of ''TheFountain'', is at least equally amazing. Builds up till about 7:41 and then - well, it's the score to an ''[[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun exploding sun]]''. It's [[CaptainObvious epic.]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MlWBawjT9c "Xibalba" / "Tree of Life"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZDpqDpIsfs "Stay With Me"]] are pretty epic too.
** The reception to ''Film/SmokinAces'' might have been... mixed, to say the very least. However, no one can deny the ''awesome'' that is Mansell's score, most particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa33P9A5iHs Dead Reckoning]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAEQuE-ygjA This little piece of insanity,]] the main theme of ''Film/{{Pi}}''.
** Appropiately for the film, the soundtrack of ''BlackSwan'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByOnVvhZ6JY a million different ways]] to play the music from SwanLake.
** And from a director that is not Aronofsky, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtCpttsZiys Welcome to Lunar Industries]] from ''Film/{{Moon}}''.
* ''Film/TuckEverlasting's'' ominously epic "Jail Break" and hauntingly lovely music box whistling.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD1NQtHE_M theme to StarGate]] is so awesome that trailers can't help but [[RecycledTrailerMusic use it to make ''their'' movies look awesome]].
* The use of Brian Eno's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkH2Rz9c_8#t=1m18s "Ending (An Ascent)"]] at the end of ''Film/{{Traffic}}'' was pretty inspired, especially considering the final scene is of Javier [[spoiler: finally getting to watch kids play baseball at night]].
* The live action adaptation of ''Film/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' already has one in the first film, with the classical Golden Age superhero inspired theme for Kenji and the rest of the gang joining together again. When we finally get to hear the whole thing as they prepare for the climactic battle against Friend's giant robot, it makes what was already an incredibly emotional scene in the manga even more of a {{Tearjerker}}, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome all rolled into one. Starts at 2:30 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWhE3buLIvQ here]].
* The resurrection scene in ''Casshern'' is elevated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXyPqkPMnjg ridiculous levels of epic]] thanks to Sagisu Shiro. And then the choir kicks in at 4:22, and it's elevated [[UpToEleven even higher.]]
** The song "Requiem" from the Back Horn was quite epic as well, if not for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emYqURahUKI awesome ass kicking]] that goes along with it. When Casshern gets pissed, EVERYTHING pays.
* Then entire [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGlmzQXgB9g shootout]] scene from ''InBruges'' had absolutely wonderful music.
* When Music/{{REM}} stepped in to score ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'', a film named after one of their songs, they delivered a lovely instrumental soundtrack plus the new song "The Great Beyond". It's a companion piece that manages to be poignant yet triumphant, wistful yet joyful, and more than worthy of the original (to say nothing of [[Creator/AndyKaufman its subject]]).
* Kenneth Branagh's ''Film/HenryV'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1GDRx-F1C0 "Non Nobis Domine."]] It's a bit of SoundtrackDissonance with the soft single voice starting the song and the voices that join it to finish in triumph as a bloodied Henry walks the muddy battlefield with a dead boy (an young Christian Bale) on his shoulder. It's still a great piece of music for a great film. [[TheOner The fact that the scene is a single shot is pretty awesome too.]] Trivia: the single voice that begins Non Nobis Domine is the composer Patrick Doyle.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-dR8HD45qs The music for the St. Crispin's Day speech is also magnificent.]]
** Walton's "Death of Falstaff" is so. effing. depressing.
* Again in a Kenneth Branagh film: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIACPr5XEQM the music for the opening titles]] of ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing''.
* The beats from the final fight in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kD8Q0gVPc Jackie Chans Georgeous]] will mesmerise you. Part of why it's one of the most glorious fight scenes ever.
** Right after the sheer awesomeness of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdF7kwQwQLc The Punisher being beaten to pulp]] to the sound of Verdi's 'La donna e mobile'.
* The opening of the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie. A six-minute montage of the characters' backstory, soundtracked all the way with Music/BobDylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Absolute perfection.
** Dan and Laurie's sex scene, with Cohen's Hallelujah. This is made even better by how the Leonard Cohen version was always meant as a straight Gospel song, which Jeff Buckley later covered as a sexy song.
** Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" as Nite Owl and Rorshach cross ''Antarctica'' to confront [[spoiler: Ozymandias]].
*** Philip Glass scoring John Osterman's transformation into Dr. Manhattan; "Sounds of Silence" for The Comedian's funeral; "Ride of the Valkyries" for Dr. Manhattan and The Comedian annihilating the VC...
** From the Director's Cut, the Death of Hollis Mason... Set to the themesong of Raging Bull. It's awesome. Clip viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVeg78Yfp7g here]]. Fun starts at around 2:10.
** "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears in the background of Veidt's meeting with the [=CEOs=].
** Music/NatKingCole's "Unforgettable" in the movie is quite inspired.
** MyChemicalRomance's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOuSxal8pf4 cover of Desolation Row]]
* Cinema Paradiso's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYWFv4dqTU0 main theme]] is nothing short of amazingly beautiful. Bonus points for a nostalgic feel.
* Music/TrevorRabin's HANDS-DOWN greatest work (it's a travesty the entire score hasn't been released) is the music for ''Film/RememberTheTitans''. The only official release of music from the score (found in the last track of the CD) combines all the movie's main pieces into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU0mu-qmy-U seven-and-a-half minutes of music]] that alternately makes you want to sprint up Mt. Everest, beat the living daylights out of opponents, cry, and, well, outrun a football team to win the state championship.
** The ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' score is probably Rabin's finest achievement. In "Anarchy" he takes all of the pieces from the movie and puts them together similarly. But even more specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW9JcfS5KzY#t=0m19s the point when the music climaxes]] is easily the most badass music ever made. Period.
** His score for ''Film/NationalTreasure'' wasn't too shabby either.
** Yet more awesomeness: his score for ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1D_BJrxf5k Evacuation]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tcredG0BRg Launch]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGF-AeSMGQ Long Distance Goodbye/Landing]].
* Big Boots by Hello Stranger. The opening song of "Good Dick", and you won't even find the lyrics online.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsqCl2vO9xA "It's not. Going to stop. 'Til you wise up."]] ''Magnolia'' was partly based on Aimee Mann songs, and one is actually sung by the characters in a key (and iconic) scene.
** It was also hilariously [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVelG87-1xs parodied]] by FlightOfTheConchords.
* The title theme of the film ''Film/BlueThunder'' is a classic, unforgettable riff that shows up whenever the titular helicopter appears.
* ''Film/ThePassionOfJoanOfArc''. Yes it's a silent movie, but Richard Einhorn released a definitive score, "Voices of Light" in 1994. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3Ah9joyEI Have a listen]] to a bit, [[http://www.richardeinhorn.com/VOL/vol.libretto.pdf read the libretto]].
* Thomas Newman. He scored ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption,'' for goodness' sake!
** In the same movie, you KNOW you choked up when that aria from "The Marriage of Figaro" swelled on the loudspeakers and all over the prison.
* Whatever its issues, ''Film/{{Dune}}'', the original DavidLynch film, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYa0jDIO0hc the main theme is pretty epic]]. Especially when it's reprised to scenes of Fremen [[FreudWasRight mounting giant]] {{SandWorm}}s into battle!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gFN6LD_WMI "Paul Meets Chani"]] by Brian Eno is truly haunting. It definitely makes you think of a desert fortress on some lost planet. ''Tell me of your homeworld Usul''...
%%** The end theme "Take my Hand", was pretty sweet, too.
* Brian Tyler's soundtrack for [=SciFi=]'s ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'' is sheer, unmitigated awesome from start to finish, but here are some of the highlights.
** "[[http://www.antifmp3.net/Lyrics/6851188/Brian_Tyler/Children_Of_Dune_Ost/The_Arrival_Of_Lady_Jessica/download-mp3/ The Arrival Of Lady Jessica]]" (click "Prelisten Track")
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_JumibKcp8 Theme for House Atreides]]"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNY0D4z5FJ4 The Jihad]]"
*** Also, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5nT58fBGpw Summon the Worms]]" In context, Fremen leader Stilgar has just declared war, followed by a scene where the Fremen tribes are riding off to war on sandworms.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znJdaWzoRYw Inama Nushif]]".
** Speaking of Brian Tyler, another one of his beautiful works is the entirely '''self-performed''' (he not only wrote the music but did all the instrumental work on his own in the DVD footage) score from ''Film/BubbaHoTep''.
* ''Public Enemies'' slots nicely into SoOkayItsAverage, but Otis Taylor's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhiO8rT_LnA music]] on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwISBR3tMtk soundtrack]] is grade A ''awesome''.
* ''SisterAct'' has two holy songs that will make you think that you are in heaven:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2osa8o8L-E Hail Holy Queen & Oh Maria.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqp89bkFe8k I Will Follow Him.]]
* Christopher Guest's music-based films -- ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'', and ''Film/AMightyWind'' -- abound with music and musical moments which practically define SugarWiki/FunnyMoments.
%%** [[SpinalTap Stonehenge]] is by far the best example.
* The Rock-Comedy ''The Rocker'' has the cast perform an incredible cover-version of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes", which prompts the band's drummer to lose it and fire off an AWESOME and completely mood-killing drum-solo. The song isn't to be found on the OST or anywhere at all.
* While ''StrangerThanFiction'' has one of the best scores of all time, one moment which is particularly awesome is at Ana's apartment, when Harold begins playing and singing the only song he knows on the guitar - Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World". When he [[ShutUpKiss gets interrupted]], the soundtrack cuts in with the original track. ''Rock.''
* ''{{Amelie}}'s'' main theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD3WwM6l1J0 "La Valse D'Amélie"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCRJmerW1Q "Comptine d'un autre été: L'aprčs-midi"]], which was also used in ''Film/GoodByeLenin''. La Valse D'Amélie is so popular Music/YannTiersen performs them at most of his concerts.
* ''Film/CityOfEmber's'' "One Last Message", perfectly fits over the credits and end sequences.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n9aca_qcxE The title theme]] for ''Film/TheBlackHole''. More {{Ear Worm}}y goodness from JohnBarry.
** On the subject of JohnBarry and {{Ear Worm}}s, the haunting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYHtYuHCso4 theme]] from ''The Ipcress File'' shows that he's just as good at stale beer SpyFiction as he is at martini.
%%** The score to ''Film/OutOfAfrica''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8eA9BuuyjY theme]] from ''{{Fargo}}''.
* Ladies and gentlemen, Masaru Satō, composer of some of Creator/AkiraKurosawa's greatest films, including ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' (a major influence on [[Franchise/StarWars a little film you may have heard of]]), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgswymaBuDk Yojimbo]]'' (a version of the protagonist's Swaggering Brass Theme of Awesome starts at the 2:00 mark) and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5wNT08Ur1k Sanjuro]]''.
* TT-34's "Jack" in ''Literature/NightWatch'' when Anton fights an invisible vampire, and Simeon carelessly drives his huge truck alongside with Tiger Cub and Bear to save him. So awesome it was back in ''DayWatch'', its sequel, when Olga [[spoiler: (actually Anton in Olga's body)]] is running away from an enraged Zavulon with cars blowing up behind her.
* Simon and Garfunkel's contributions to ''Film/TheGraduate''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxWkCHt8owc All]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKwbEsXBmKA of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Wa_flgSUE them.]]
* ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' had an great retro soundtrack, but the awesome point was hit during the kickboxing fight scene to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNpaaPHENE Mirror in the Bathroom by The English Beat.]]
%%* The song ''Demonheart'' by Luca Turilli, made in honour of ''Film/EventHorizon''.
* The performance of The American Symphony at the end of ''MrHollandsOpus''. The whole movie covered the creation of this piece of music, and it did NOT disappoint.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. The music that plays as River Tam says "My turn." and charges down the hall [[spoiler: to decimate the Reavers and close the blast door]] is just epic.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEO-3CZzTA0 end credits]] music is good too.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv3Tt0fFJkU Serenity theme]]. When we first see the ship the music starts out so soft and melancholic and then turns into this energetic and cheerful ode to freedom... Awesome!
* In ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'', the Allman Brothers "Midnight Rider" over the opening credits.
* The Disney movie ''Film/HocusPocus'' is nothing particularly special, but in one sequence [[LargeHam Bette Midler]] does a performance of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jKBCyIgxqo I Put a Spell on You]]" that has to be heard to be believed.
** Sarah Jessica Parker singing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKlsUrfbiE0 Come Little Children]].
* Peter Murphy singing 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' in the opening sequence in ''Film/TheHunger'', a scene that is more or less the orgasm of goth culture.
* From ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTJeT2i9QU "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"]] and its immediate follow-up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9hdiUuSgIc "Sweet Home Chicago"]] are the [[TheElevenOClockNumber eleven o'clock numbers]] to ''end'' all eleven o'clock numbers.
** Cab Calloway, kicking it as cool as he'd done fifty years earlier.
** ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'' had its faults. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M01LyMe2YI4 "How Blue Can You Get"]] featuring B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Travis Tritt, Paul Schaffer, Koko Taylor, Jimmie Vaughan, Steve Winwood, Isaac Hayes, Charlie Musselwhite, Clarence Clemons, Lou Rawls, and ''every major living blues performer from the past 50 years'', is not one of them.
* From the movie ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' comes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nRGC720Qak Ever Ever After.]]
** The affectionate parody of Disney Classics, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li3sWY5bRZE Happy Working Song.]]
** The Central Park dancefest, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meza9j5oLYA That's How You Know.]]
** The genuinely emotional song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnZ_vtyJ6E So Close.]]
** The over-the-top villainy of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1MGCGjOmi4 Narissa Arrives.]]
* Georgi Sviridov's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm8kpZoX32k waltz]] from the Russian movie ''The Blizzard''. It's way more famous than the movie itself.
* Eugen Doga's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mSHQgpeCbQ wedding waltz]] from ''A Hunting Accident'' is so popular it's often played at real weddings.
* The Soviet-French film ''Teheran 43'' has the beautiful [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swPkQfXelt8 Une vie d'amour]].
** Speaking of Charles Aznavour, his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27J3i4xGDA0 Et pourtant]] is a classic now though the movie it was written for, ''Cherchez l'idole'', seems to be completely forgotten.
* BobFosse's ''Film/AllThatJazz'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6SXjdCRkvE this climatic cover of "Bye Bye Love"]].
* The TwentiethCenturyFox [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPkfLALLXKY Fanfare]].
** And the Tri Star Pictures [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rEAFjb94M8 theme]].
* The both upbeat and haunting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnwjoToN-8 theme]] from ''Film/DasBoot''. Good movie, too.
* Although most of The Passion of the Christ is extremely sad, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSn6WnvJrBU "Resurrection" ending theme]] can just blow you away.
* Say what you will about its overuse in film trailers, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBjkqNWr7hs Craig Armstrong's "Escape"]] from ''PlunkettAndMacleane'' more than deserves its awesome status, particularly with the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome truly awesome]] BigDamnHeroes moment that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVukR3SflAc#t=2m10s it's used for]] in the movie.
** There's also the thunderous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqeaJf-4bn8 "O Verona"]] from the Baz Luhrmann ''Romeo And Juliet'' movie, as well as its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQzasIBrO4k reprise]] later in the movie. The all-male choir Only Men Aloud has covered this awesome track.
** Also, his work in the [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk 2008 Incredible Hulk]] movie is phenomenal. Highlights are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oiG8KmKpqo Main Theme]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5PXuzu_7rA&t=6m40s music for the final battle]].
* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', after the main characters have just [[spoiler: kicked a metric ton of zombie ass in the theme park]], the Raconteurs' "Salute Your Solution" plays as they ride off and the credits roll. AWESOME.
** Also, Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" plays over the opening credits set to slow-mo zombie attacks.
** Also, The song "Ecstasy of Blood" by David Sardy which is played at [[spoiler: Tallahassee's amazing zombie stand off. Where it is implied that he is sacrificing himself, when in reality he ends up killing all the zombies that chase him. ]]
* The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehCpeVB50g Axel F]]" from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' is incredibly catchy. Even though it is two decades old, it was featured on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and also used in a scene in MonstersVsAliens. According to TheOtherWiki, it topped musical charts in 1985, and remixes of it topped European musical charts in 2003!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb6e2iBsRjc "The Heat is On"]], the opening theme of the first movie, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nllSQP4ADk "Shakedown"]], the opening theme from [[Film/BeverlyHillsCopII the first sequel]].
%%* Nemesis' theme frome ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'', especially "Nemesis Awakes".
* The theme from the teasers for the still-in-production movie [[http://www.ironsky.net/ Iron Sky]], a comedy about Nazi spacemen.
* ''ShootEmUp'' takes very little time to bust out the guns and high octane action sequences. "Breed" (by Nirvana) kicks in and sets the tone for the movie: '''super awesome'''.
%%* [[Film/WithnailAndI Withnail's Theme.]]
%%** "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" as Withnail "makes time" on the highway into London.
* The VillainSong [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8W2fkhfFPc "Choose Your Poison"]] from ''The Return of Captain Invincible'' gets bonus points for being sung by none other than ''Creator/ChristopherLee''.
* ''Paint Your Wagon'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkmvwCpcZlM They Call the Wind Maria]].
* ''Film/OldBoy'' has a lyrical and creepy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4rXH5Aqa4 theme]], epecially if you picture Oh Dae-Su as he walks, smiling when the suicidal guy hits the ground behind him. And the words in his head: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone." AWESOME!
* Steven Soderbergh's movie ''The Informant!'' is awesome enough to begin with, but the music by Marvin Hamlisch is even ''better''. Especially "Car Meeting."
* The Jam's "A Town Called Malice" in ''BillyElliot'', when Billy just explodes from his SmallTownBoredom and goes dancing thorugh the streets.
* Brandon Lee's transformation scene in ''Film/TheCrow'' -- set off to The Cure's "Burn."
-->Oh, ''yes....''
%%* "Don't Stop Me Now" in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
* From ''[[Film/AlienVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem]]'', we have the songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEhZN0BtbLk Decimation Proclamation]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoxxsllQCqQ Requiem Overture]], and the end credits, which combine both.
* At the end of ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', Kira and the other muses perform a montage of random songs. And after a truly godawful stereotypical country debacle the movie X wipes and the muses dance to a low key instrumental humming accompanied by a choir. Suddenly the music takes a turn for the best and violins chime in heralding a reprise of the title song. And... it... is... awesome!
* ''Film/SchoolOfRock''. "And if you wanna be the teacher's pet..." Also, "The legend of the rent was WAY HARDCORE!!!"
* 1969's ''Film/BattleOfBritain'' was scored mostly by fairly standard martial music -- a bombastic march for the Germans, and a heroic theme for the British. Then they reached the final air battle, turned off the sound effects, and let William Walton's music take over. No machine-guns, no explosions, no dialogue, just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43zVRey2XEs amazingly, hauntingly awesome music]] as two air forces fight tooth and nail in the skies of southern England.
** This nearly didn't happen - the producers had planned to completely throw out Sir William's score in favour of a Ron Goodwin replacement. The film's star (and friend of the composer) Laurence Olivier was furious when he found out, and he threatened to take his name off the film if some of Walton's music wasn't retained. (The soundtrack CD features both composers.)
** On the subject of Ron Goodwin, the composer for ''Film/BattleOfBritain'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XKGhG0W0LQ theme]] from ''WhereEaglesDare''.
** Goodwin also wrote the music for the four Miss Marple movies starring Margaret Rutherford and the rolicking theme for ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''.
** His epic 633 Squadron [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAG11eworFU theme]]
* The Famous Dambusters March, which has arguably become more famous than the movie it is from. It's even more awesome because (according to the composer's son), the piece was not actually written for the film, but as a stand-alone, Elgarian style march, as the march's composer Eric Coates disliked writing film music.
* ''TheDeparted'' has an amazing soundtrack, but the greatest song in the set is undoubtedly DropkickMurphys' Shipping up to Boston. You know, the punk rock song with ''bagpipes''.
* ''OfficeSpace'' "DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster!" Especially with Peter's stone cold indifference in that scene, as well as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcpw8rHVgkY Still]]" by Geto Boys, the music in the copier scene.
%%* From the ''DragonLance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight'' movie, the 10-minute "Battle of Pax Tharkas" parts 1-2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnw-wnVd_bo "Vocalise"]] from ''Film/TheNinthGate'' is exquisitely haunting, and easily the best part of the soundtrack.
* Another from Creator/MichaelGiacchino: The soundtrack of the ''Film/SpeedRacer'' film was amazing at all times, but the piece entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD4Ef3AzqjA Reboot]], which plays as Speed goes from dead last to first place after jump-starting his car, is just beautiful.
** Quite a few of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG8GOnvNIyY other]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M6RHmGWEqA pieces]] are worth a listen.
* Andrew Lloyd Webber's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ3UbHpc32A Overture]] from ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004''.
* ''Film/{{Mongol}}'' is packed with an immense amount of awesome songs, featuring legitimate throat singing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4CIh_Lx8SY Does this not shriek bad-assitude?]] What about with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN6cJ1lmyZo METAL?]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z2qNiU8XWY Sacrifice]]" by Music/{{Motorhead}}, from ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X438QOR7gYU The main theme]] from ''Film/OutOfAfrica''.
* ''Film/HudsonHawk'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGXPEKychuU Would you like to swing on a star...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN_hCJMVaAk "A Man of Determination"]] from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina''.
* Ilan Eshkeri and his ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' score. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVjC0GZjsOo Septimus]]'' in particular is excellent (so much so that it was used on ''TopGear'' during the diesel BMW race when the Stig was at the wheel), but there's also a short bit of music similar to that which plays as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm8Q-hWCVBs Septimus and Lamia use the runes to search for Yvaine]] and which - woes! - isn't included in the official soundtrack.
** Other standouts from that soundtrack include ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5exhwAvO3-M Shooting Star]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L-Bk28Ra6Q Coronation]]''.
%%* "Anna's Reverie," the heart-aching closing theme to ''AnnaToTheInfinitePower.''
* From ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ-clu4saU0 El Tango de los Assassinos]]
* There's also Kenji Kawai's masterpieces from the Kung-Fu movie Ip Man, one of the best and most memorable being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJO9CqweUd8 "Battle for Righteousness"]]
* ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'':
** The guitar solo Bill and Ted play at the end of ''Bogus Journey'', which was recorded by Steve Vai.
** 'In Time', the song heard in the background when [[spoiler:the malfunctioning booth sends Bill and Ted into the enlightened future to a pre-emptive heroes' welcome]]. It underpins perfectly a sequence that shows the value of what they've been asked to protect.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiSqidAQPtw Bricklin - Walk Away?]] It's the music that the report begins to and it gets better if you listen to the whole song.
** And "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" by Music/{{KISS}}, into which the aforementioned guitar solo segues for the credits.
%%** The opening song "Breakaway".
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfcfUx-skE 'Cause what you got is what we need, and all we do is dirty deeds...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSS9kCwAl2U The opening theme]] from ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''.
* ''MoulinRouge'' and all its epic remixes. Special mention goes out to "El Tango de Roxanne" for being both a great cover AND a fantastic climactic moment.
%%* "There once was a man named Worrell!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TbgMUx9OA "It's our secret of survival in a very nasty world!"]]
* ''Film/SayAnything''. John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler. A boom box. Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". All adds up to one of the most memorable romantic moments from any film of TheEighties.
* From ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqXjr46CZVw "The Orange Man"]] makes your hair stand on end.
* Amazingly, ''Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London'' spawns a pretty epic cover of Edwin Starr's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Wygjx2dzc "War"]], especially combined with the fight going on behind it. It's still chill-inducing even over 10 years later.
** 'War! Hurrghh! Was is is gut for?' MADE. OF. WIN.
* From 3:10 To Yuma, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63GNjWdf0Q this]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OfXcjLchz0 original 3:10 To Yuma's opening song]] is pretty awesome too.
* '''[[Film/MortalKombat MOOOOOOORTAAAAAAAAL]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0JjObevMM KOMBAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!]]'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyKYLWJE9KA The main title theme]] from ''Film/CutthroatIsland''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdlz6QzyAVA Barbra Streisand's finale]] at the end of ''Film/FunnyGirl''. Her amazing vocal power and emotion in that scene was most certainly a key factor for her to win the Oscar for best performing actress-the only Oscar ever that was a tie.
* IsaacHayes and his theme for ''Film/{{Shaft}}''; {{Badass}} personified.
* From ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'':
** T-Rex's "20th Century Boy".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6EBZOmCJBo The Clap]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlZqtqWPJzM Bangers, Beans and Mash]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvzKJDtYB04 Going Up]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfIv_NCX9jg Gang of Lust]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKPhi-kr6cA and Furry Walls]]
* The wrenching scene in ''Film/HotelRwanda'' which finds a priest and several nuns escorting orphans to the hotel, where they and other foreigners are to be safely evacuated while the Rwandans are left behind is accompanied by a beautiful piece of African choral music that just makes the scene all the sadder--but the same music is played over the ending, where having escaped the slaughter, the main character and his wife reach a refugee camp where they are reunited with his brother's children.
%%* Ben Kingsley's song "The Wind And The Rain" at the end of the 1996 ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' film.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-UDkFRwtsU Drive Faster]] from the movie ''{{Transporter 3}}'', especially from 1:06 onwards. (Thanks, ''Machinima/TheGModIdiotBox''!)
* "The Boys are Back in Town" by Music/ThinLizzy playing over the end credits of ''Film/TheExpendables''.
** The Extended Cut [[HeroicSacrifice excises the song to make room]] for Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes." What it loses in classic cool it gains threefold in ''sheer {{Badass}}''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hez6tDpiWDA Boom-lay, boom-lay, BOOM!]]
* ''Film/SevenPounds'': Muse's version of "Feeling Good" during the scene where [[spoiler: Tim]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments fixes The Beast for Emily]] qualifies for this trope.
* From ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', while "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jMruFHTwrY Black Sheep]]" (by The Clash At Demonhead, and/or by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obV-OL3TwXo Metric]]) is arguably the best song in the movie, it's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8QguP8rnn0 Threshold]]," for the fight scene against evil exes #5 and #6, that is the true SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: the music ''is'' the battle, it's awesome ''music'' (major against minor in EpicRocking!), and the scene has a gorilla fighting an ice dragon-y thing!
** Interstingly, the Clash At Demonhead "cover" of "Black Sheep" is widely regarded to be better than the original. The actress Brie Larson is a singer, and embarrassingly, she rather shows up Emily from Metric. Frustratingly, no CD-quality version of it is available.
** There's also the [[ThePowerOfRock Bass Battle]] between Scott and Todd Ingram.
** Matthew Patel's Villain Song. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USvZLNhY9eM If you wat to fight meee...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1NqMLeGpmQ "Feeding Time"]] from ''BeethovensSecond'', composed by Randy Edelman.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXxiF7HdzV4 "Chaiyya Chaiyya Bollywood Joint"]] by A.R. Rahman / Punjabi MC over the closing credits of ''InsideMan''.
* A very early CMOA - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXr0m7SaGvs "Battle on the Ice"]] from ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'', scored by Prokofiev. Inspired many a dramatic battle theme, and may have even introduced OminousLatinChanting to cinema audiences.
* ''CampRock 2''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzbTIw2H91k "I Wouldn't Change A Thing"]] is just awesome.
%%** [[MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber "What We Came Here For" and "This Is Our Song"]] from the same film deserve a mention as well.
* ''{{Holes}}.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6yhtffOtjw "If Only, If Only."]]
** For pure fun, you really can't beat [[http://youtu.be/BJushnYJvQs Dig It.]] Now, if only it didn't get [[EarWorm stuck in your head like there's no tomorrow...]]
* Professor Alexander Hartdegen's theme from ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' (2002 version). Best. Music. Ever.
* From ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSF21mYLnNI The Winner Is]], which appears in an awesome ''Gears of War 2'' trailer (made awesome by the song's presence).
* ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' has a truly epic theme by Goblin. The full version is six minutes of creepy awesome. Listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvUaGlbTya4 here.]]
* The moment from ''Film/AlmostFamous'' where they all sing [[EltonJohn "Tiny Dancer"]] on the bus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qn3tel9FWU It's the highlight of the film.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L--AiPGAqSY The Natural]], one of Randy Newman's finest pieces.
%%* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' has two - the White Stripe's "Icky Thump" during the shoot-out, and "Pimps Don't Cry" during the credits...
* Sure, everybody loves Disney tunes, but when it comes to family movies with awesome songs, consider the big screen output of Creator/JimHenson and company:
** "The Rainbow Connection" from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', especially the TriumphantReprise when they actually find it.
** "Hey! A Movie!" from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'' is FourthWall-smashing fun that celebrates what the movies are all about:
-->There'll be mystery
-->And catastrophe
-->But it's all in fun
-->You paid the money
-->Wait and see!
** "Together Again" from ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan''.
** "The Grouch Anthem" from ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'', though "Ain't No Road Too Long" gives it a run for its money.
** When it comes to the PopStarComposer trope, no Disney effort can collectively touch the tunes DavidBowie wrote and performed for ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''. Playful ("Magic Dance", "Chilly Down"), [[VillainLoveSong wickedly tender]] ("As the World Falls Down"), thunderous ("Within You"), exhilarating ("Underground")...oh so [[TheEighties Eighties]], ''oh so right''.
** From the [[Film/TheMuppets 2011 movie]] we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBe7_lE9lE "Life's a Happy Song"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WWWTW1P8rQ Man or Muppet]] which is an AwardBaitSong [[AwesomeMusic done right]]..
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WWdOjxoQro "Shiver My Timbers]] from ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q39f4YzK6sU The theme]] from ''Yor: Hunter from the Future''.
* It's the mid-1980s. Some bright spark decides to adapt the ''TheDestroyer'' series for cinema. It's not a financial success, so sadly no follow-ups are made. But it has more than its fair share of awesome moments...and Craig Safan composes a bitchin' good, none-more-80s top-notch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8VeH3JykPo action hero theme]] for ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins''.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}''. The Wendy Carlos music is brilliant (the fact that the real-world music is mainly orchestral while the computer-world music is mainly electronic, was a brilliant touch), but the two Music/{{Journey}} tracks are also great.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}'': James Horner's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVuo0lM4qio action score]] for ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' can be heard in countless trailers, while Eliott Goldenthal's score for ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', especially "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICdx6bVQgoY Adagio]]" is the best part of the film.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vuZL_gS7w "Battle of Kerak"]] from Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', another Harry Gregson-Williams piece; medieval and operatic, it's the most energetic and diverse theme on the soundtrack, with a helping of MoodWhiplash... along with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjE0BZwShEU Arabic end credits]], "Ibelin/Light of Life" also by Gregson-Williams.
* Bizarre, but Georgio Moroder's [[{{Zeerust}} uber-80's]] 1984 [[{{Macekre}} soundtrack]] to the classic silent film ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' contains several pieces of Awesome, e.g. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epuUqdkO47w "Cage of Freedom"]] which accompanies TheReveal of the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Tower of Babel]] skyscraper.
** This in turn inspired at least one enterprising Netizen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG8NRPPQOrk to recut]] the Metropolis trailer to the "[[SpiritualSuccessor Bladerunner theme]]" by Vangelis mentioned above.
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'''s soundtrack has some of the most exceptional quality records of the existing songs it 'covers' like the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w58Gg1T504U La Musica Notturna Delle Strade]] and portion of Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, as well as some amazing battle scores.
* The special medley arrangement by JohnWilliams of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEsKD5PPs2I awesome film music scores]] in this tribute to his fellow composers.
* In ''Film/DemolitionMan'', Sting's rockier remix of The Police song "Demolition Man" is really quite kickass. Don't mess around with the Demolition Man!
* Just when you think everything's going to be okay in ''Film/DeadFriend'' (aka ''The Ghost''), an epic rock track starts playing just as the final twist is revealed...then the credits roll.
* ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fVPagHR88E this little gem.]]
%%* ''Literature/{{Maurice}}'': The opening music and 'The Boathouse' especially.
* ''Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf7Cu3H33HY Festival by Sigur Ros]]. While awesome on its own, the song's awesomeness is amplified by the thousands in context of the scene that it's in. [[EarnYourHappyEnding You know which]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJH0eBtnbcs "Welcome Home"]] by Music/KingDiamond, from ''Film/ClerksII''.
* For some strange reason the soundtrack of the Ewan [=McGregor=] movie ''The Serpent's Kiss'' never was released. It's a shame, since it featured rare gems like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPDBpQGnjuE this one.]]
* For people who like [[FolkMusic Folk]], {{Bluegrass}}, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-time_music old-time]] [[CountryMusic country]], ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' is 107 minutes of awesome.
* [[Film/{{UHF}} Don't change your channel!]] [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Don't touch that dial!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGIa8xOmjg We got it all]] [[EarWorm on UH! F!]]
%%* The entire soundtrack for ''{{Once}}'', but especially "Falling Slowly". Also, "Lies."
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cObUe6OAW9A opening theme]] to ''CecilBDemented'', by {{Moby}}. Awesomely distorted.
** And from the same film, Basil and Zoe Poledouris's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuaHpPtbAw "Dying To Meet You".]]
* Nick Glennie-Smith's score to ''Film/WeWereSoldiers''. It is an incredible soundtrack that really fits the story. But the part that sticks out the most is the piece that plays during the end credits. It is entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXNh9oxbSY Mansions of the Lord]], and it is so unbelievably beautiful.
* The Eurythmics ConceptAlbum / Soundtrack to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. The whole album oozes despair and paranoia - completely fitting to the subject matter. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyHm6bU0Vzg "Doubleplusgood"]] is as high-energy and paranoid as a cocaine binge. "Room 101" is horror in soundtrack form. Samples from all the tracks [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhqAH_k8QWY here]].
* In ''Film/GoodByeLenin'', the national anthem of former East Germany is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vv2xFPVtY used]] awesomely in a rousing (if fake) news broadcast.
* "Let the River Run" by Carly Simon from the ''Film/WorkingGirl'' soundtrack. Powerful, uplifting, and the musical embodiment of the American Dream.
* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm-XUwbZDxQ Jungle Dance]]" from the original ''Film/KingKong''. So awesome, they re-used it as the [[SourceMusic in-world music]] in the theatre scene.
* Carter Burwell's incredible score for ''Film/MillersCrossing''. Also, the SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome attempted assassination to the tune of "Danny Boy."
%%* When Clark defeats the evil Superman in ''Film/SupermanIII'', and the music starts up...
* The main [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8 theme]] to ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'' is utterly beautiful in spite of its gruesome subject matter. A fantastic textbook case of SoundtrackDissonance.
%%* ''Film/EndOfTheSpear'' has such tunes as "Tears in the Sand", "Jaguar Hunt", "Father and Son", and "Fleeing"
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBctuRQj45w Prawnkus]]" from ''Film/{{District 9}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLO7IxKwruc Mean Green Mother]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM Dentist]] from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors''.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5K3RY1OzfY "Taking A Stand"]], Cap's new theme that sounds darker and more muted for the modern times, yet still appropriately heroic.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTuS_Qf5_jk Winter Soldier's theme]], a wail that makes one's hair stand on end and can quickly turn from ominous to [[JumpScare sudden]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1hVdl1bn4 "End of the Line"]], played during the film's climax where [[spoiler:Bucky saves Steve from drowning.]]
* Patrick Doyle's ''Film/{{Thor}}'' really needs to be here. This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0fkpdg1ml0 ending sequence]] is breathtaking, combining beautiful cosmic imagery with epic music. Incidentally this music was also used during his [[spoiler: ThemeMusicPowerUp]].
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': While most of the soundtrack is great, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NylaNNwuXaU "Into Eternity"]], which plays during [[spoiler:Frigga's funeral]] gets special mention.
* Patrick Doyle's score for ''RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' ought to be included here. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wjw94XUf94 Check it.]]
* More Doyle! You would expect it from a kid movie called ''A Little Princess'' but there are some breathtaking pieces, particularly "The Trenches", "Captain Crewe and the Solider", "The Escape", and "Papa" (the last of which is also part {{Tearjerker}} turned HeartwarmingMoment).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPn4d651zM Sweet Dreams]] running through the opening sequence of ''Film/SuckerPunch''. Both haunting and simply breathtaking. Sung by Lead Actress Creator/EmilyBrowning herself no less.
** From the trailer we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B95fjp9QnhQ "The Crablouse"]] by LordsOfAcid.
*** Another trailer features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8fugqFn9Q "Panic Switch"]] by SilversunPickups.
** An amazing cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZMrp8yDM78 "Where Is My Mind"]] by ThePixies performed by Yoav and Emily Browning.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sZlyOc58k "I Want It All/We Will Rock You"]] mash up.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsL6dECQ38 "Tomorrow Never Knows"]] cover.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IiLS1JtnRY "Asleep"]] cover by Emily Browning is beautiful.
** Emiliana Torrini's version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMBXcX9mmRc "White Rabbit"]] combines psychedelia and pure badassery to make one epic cover.
%%* The soundtrack for RocknRolla is awesome music.
%%* Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "Time Of My Life" from ''DirtyDancing''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR-Y9iWZurI Wong Chia Chi's Theme]] by Alexandre Desplat in Ang Lee's ''Film/LustCaution''. It's such a sublime and beautiful score, you ''will'' want to cry.
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAHdDM3Dv8s YEAH! YEAH! OH YEAH!]]
%%* The trance soundtrack in ''Film/AlienCargo'', composed by Patrick O’Hearn.
* ''Film/GhostRider''. The cover of the song "Ghost Riders in the Sky" by the band Spiderbait in the ending credits (and also an instrumental of the same song while the two ride) is simply ''awesome''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxnu0q_6uPM Listen to it here.]]
* The ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' series has two haunting, highly emotionally charged, slightly surreal and all-round [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwyKliodLZY incredible]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kMe1iK7cDo songs]] across the four first films. The fourth film is named after the more famous one. Both are beautifully sung by Meiko Kaji, the main actress, who is also a respected enka singer in her own right, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeWsnH2a4XA is known for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uICNm-KJ_GY doing songs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZOuVky-lPM for her films]].
* Trevor Jones's score for ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' is ''made'' of awesome, particularly the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMAs60rL8dM seven-minute plus end credits]].
* Tan Dun has done some very impressive work. Prime examples: the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSkoyVjULXY Overture to ''Hero'']] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSWwoarIIQ 'For the World']]. See also the quiet heartbreak of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i0-btqkYNY 'Gone with Leaves']], and feel the Wuxia badassitude of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMe0AYSBZI two assassins storming the King of Qin's palace.]] By themselves.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-EBMkr72U "What Are We Made Of"]] from ''The Adventures Of Pinocchio'', composed by the one and only [[Music/{{Queen}} Brian May]].
%%* Bluto's VillainSong, "I'm Mean", from the live-action ''Popeye'' movie.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd8iVPm-ROU "Darkest Side Of The Night"]] from ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan.''
* Creator/MontyPython's music tends towards the silly rather than the awesome, but there is no denying that "Brian" ([[CaptainObvious from]] ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'') has a suitably epic and awesome feel even if the lyrics are things like "And he started to shave / [[ADateWithRosiePalms And have one off the wrist]] / and want to see girls / And go out and get piiiiiiiiissssed!" Gilliam's animation doesn't hurt the sequence any.
** ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdKqbboCXSI main/Arthur theme]] is stock music. Nonetheless, it's so bombastic it would have worked well in a straighter treatment of the Arthurian mythos.
* The soundtrack to ''Film/TheHungerGames''. Chilling, majestic, triumphant, everything it needed to be and more. It was perfect.
** The national anthem of Panem, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYY2r1O3bzQ Horn of Plenty]], is played regularly in both the first movie and the second, given its ceremonial role in Panem and the Hunger Games. It's both awesome and suitably impressive to be an actual national anthem.
* Many WuXia movies and TV series use music that can stir you up inside, even if you have no idea what they're saying. Examples:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjf5Wiwhcqc From the Kungfu Master TV series]]. It gets better if you actually understand what it's saying.
** ''Film/IpMan''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29QPa7Ebtj4 theme song]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqAlyLZhPss and its sequel]].
** ''Film/ShaolinSoccer''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7e2FxHXuJo opening.]]
* Christopher Young's entire score for the original ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' film is dark, foreboding, mysterious, and imposing. Awards must be given for his "Resurrection" track, which played during Frank's fleshy resurrection as a skinless monstrosity back into the earth from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GpveZRy2Cw world of the cenobites]].
* ''Film/TheElusiveAvengers'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRA9B_4EtGc the Chase Song]].
* ''Film/MaryAndMax'''s theme song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zguqSx-QN6Q Perpetuum Mobile]]", is not only a memorable track, but it also counts as Heartwarming Music.
* The music from ''Film/TheArtist'' is integral to this beautiful silent film, from its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skvwSqNI6BE wonderfully melodramatic opening]] to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAzQjB6I8KY swingtastic climax]], all scored by Ludovic Bource.
%%* Mark Snow's score for ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' is epic.
* The song that plays over the start of the end credits for ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' is the absolutely '''epic''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtBbOcdFxo Breath of Life]] by Florence + The Machine.
* In the French film ''Le Concert'', the main orchestra is going to play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, and they haven't rehearsed at all. The start is a bit wobbly due to the lack of rehearsing, but after Anne-Marie begins her solo, the orchestra manages to reach spontaneous harmony. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTUfpkIq3cI See the concert here (all speaking in Spanish)]].
* From ''{{Millions}}'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se7eDjG_oeQ House Building]]", which combines a serene, beautiful, heavenly choir with something truly badass.
* ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'' has some music based off of tracks from the original games. [[http://youtu.be/jvBYMV1-aJg "Vincent Condemned"]] is a pretty awesome and heavy piece of music that sounds like one half ''[[TheTerminator Terminator]]'' theme, with the other half being "Memory of the Waters" from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''.
* Several performances from ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' could qualify, but a particular standout is Ewan [=McGregor's=] rendition of Iggy Pop's [[http://youtu.be/VaDdH9Pqwq8 "Gimme Danger."]] Sadly, it was not included on the soundtrack. The instrumental section in the middle featuring two different lead guitar solos being played simultaneously is an incredible trip!
* The ''On Golden Pond'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTo4szOe8A theme]] by Dave Grusin.
* From ''Film/ElizabethTheGoldenAge'' we have "Storm". It's even used in a trailer of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and it worked well.
* Dario Marianelli. ''Film/{{Atonement}}''. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVuRWdu_Ifg Elegy for Dunkirk]]". ''Wow.''
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'': The theme song, "Oblivion", by Music/{{M83}} and Susanne Sundfřr. The whole soundtrack definitely fits here.
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%%** "Star Waves"
%%** "I'm Sending You Away"
%%** "Fearful Odds"
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZhNp1jHI04#t=34s The Joes' Leitmotif]].
* "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons in the trailer and end credits for ''Literature/TheHost''.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Well, all of it, but special mention goes to the ultimate TearJerker, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28mu6J6tvBc "Buying the Space Farm"]].
* Kimbra's "Come Into My Head" playing over the end credits of ''Film/TheHeat''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpuhWD4mjUY The credits theme]] of ''Film/PacificRim''. It's yet another electrical guitar-fest from ''Film/IronMan'' composer Ramin Djawadi, and like the movie itself it is AWESOME.
** [[http://www.soundcloud.com/watertowermusic/pacific-rim-drift-rza-feat/s-aV3G4 "Drift"]], the end credits theme by Creator/RonPerlman's [[RealLifeRelative daughter]] Blake and [[Music/WuTangClan RZA]].
** The music that plays during [[spoiler: Mako's childhood trauma]] and when [[spoiler: Otachi spreads her wings and carries Gypsy Danger into the sky]] sound very influenced by Akira Ifukube, quite possible the greatest Godzilla composer ever, and are riveting.
* ''Film/KickAss2'':
** Jessie J's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25a0dBMwYq0 "Hero".]]
** The rock version of Tetris that plays while Mother Russia kills 10 cops.
* The theme from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBdzigXa5jE Homeward Bound]]''.
* ''Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild'' is somewhat sparse with its music, but when it does come in we get beautiful pieces such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L60DP18zpIA this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CInQYmQCDnw this.]]
* ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence'' has its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqPO9DvI9uw theme music]]. Much like the film, it is both simultaneously sad and heart-wrenching as well as uplifting and beautiful.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdOQwYIr2Zg&t=3m50s ending credit music]] to the little known film ''Pass the Ammo''. It's a catchy criticism of Televangelism done in the style of Gospel.
* The soundtrack for the original ''Emmanuelle'' film was done by the legendary Pierre Bachelet and includes such great songs as "[[http://youtu.be/RpJ77J-jn70 Emmanuelle in the Mirror]]" (warning: the link contains the soundtrack's mildly NSFW cover art), which perfectly encapsulates the quiet unhappiness that drives the title character throughout the film, and the trippy "[[http://youtu.be/DOxAJwZyiV4 Emmanuelle Swims]]".
* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', Music/LanaDelRey's cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ44x0GnKh4 "Once Upon A Dream"]].
* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' has so many different genres of good tunes, you'd swear WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans were involved. Considering that Deep Roy (the actor for all the Oompa Loompas) comes from and is quite famous in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, this is not in the least surprising. He was an inspired casting choice, and not only did composer Danny Elfman work from Dahl's original text for the lyrics, he used a ''different musical genre'' for each song and made each into a production -- and satire -- worthy of the original book. That part, at least, was dead-on.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'': The title theme (played in variation the first time Astro flies, over the end credits, and a few other times) is truly gorgeous.
* ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMj4KRDHU0M "The Chronicle,"]] by Cuzzy Capone.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVnhI6meKb0 "This Bright Flash"]] by M83.
* The film adaptation of ''Literature/TheHundredYearOldManWhoClimbedOutTheWindowAndDisappeared'', scored by Matti Bye, has a lot of [[http://moviescoremedia.com/the-hundred-year-old-man-who-climbed-out-the-window-and-disappeared-matti-bye/ great music]], most of it epic with a little hint of whimsy. Most of it isn't available on YouTube, with the exception of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20gHWNwje1I the main theme]].
* ''Film/TheLastAirbender'': James Newton Howard's score is quite possibly the best thing in the entire film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StTqXEQ2l-Y "Everything is Awesome!!!"]]
** [[SoBadItsGood DARKNESS! NO PARENTS! SUPER-RICH!]]
** From Music/MarkMothersbaugh's score, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncVv-MW7E00 "Saloons & Wagons"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRZ7K-LrZzc "Emmet's Plan"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhLQ_gudAg "Wyldstyle Leads"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wSPT3di7uU "My Secret Weapon"]].
** The trailers' music: "Feel This Moment" by Music/{{Pitbull}} feat. Music/ChristinaAguilera, in the 1st & 2nd trailers, and Avicii's "Wake Me Up" in the 2nd.
** Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM4rVv5vDnE Double Dare fanfare]] makes an appearance. Hell, let's just say the [[SoCoolItsAwesome entire soundtrack]] and leave it there.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8706Kx_H_g "Jag in a Jungle"]] by Brite Futures, used as the theme for Cloud Cuckooland.
* ''Film/RoboCop2014'':
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8vuu0ZbvX8 Field Test]] scene with Murphy against the Omnicorp drones and Mattox makes use of the rock instrumental [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAgvTsVcQgQ "Hocus Pocus"]] by Dutch progressive rock band Focus, with great effect.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssntEu8Uwxo I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)]], during the credits.
* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'': Anna Sofia Robb's "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" from the movie. Could be seen as an anthem for {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s everywhere and is just so serene and sweet sounding.
* ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' has a soundtrack produced by [[WuTangClan RZA]] and it is prime RZA material, probably some of his best work.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Mama Quill's [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpRjkOHBe_TgmznCle__jWDhoV4aFgCjw mixtapes]] featuring beloved, classic hits from TheSixties and [[TheSeventies Seventies]] that she grew up with, provide the movie's soundtrack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrI-UBIB8Jk IIIIIIII'M HOOKED ON A FEELING!]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNv2PVEtmgI credits music]] of ''Film/AsAboveSoBelow'', a very slick, well-fitting French rap piece (Hypsoline, by La Femme).
%%* ''Film/GodHelpTheGirl'': Quite a number, but "I'll Have to Dance with Cassie", and "Down and Dusky Blonde" are particularly notable.
* The film ''Film/OneNightWithTheKing'', based on the Biblical Literature/BookOfEsther, got mixed reviews -- but its soundtrack is so damn good that it has an undisputed five-star rating on Amazon. Highlights include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJu0d02nrlE For Such a Time as This]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Fyj9ldzcg Unsummoned Before the King]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a28m3wS0Y_8 A Season of Feasting]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAPGw8nqMgg Esther's Petition]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRMPNFYKQRg Kingdom of Love]].
* Fittingly for a film about a superhero with enhanced hearing, the music for ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' is just as big a part of this movie as the costumes or the background sets.
** Drowning Pool and Rob Zombie's "Man Without Fear", which was written especially for the film (although the title being Daredevil's RedBaron probably gave it away) and was Drowning Pool's first song to be released following the death of original frontman Dave Williams in 2002.
%%** Bullseye being introduced with House of Pain's "Top o' the Morning To Ya."
%%** Fuel's "Won't Back Down".
%%** The Calling's "For You", which was written especially for the Daredevil/Elektra ship.
%%** Seether's "Hang On".
%%** Evanescence's "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life" featuring Paul [=McCoy=].
* ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'': Being a film about jazz and the perfection of executing, this is to be expected. The sound mixing goes a long way to immersing the viewer in the characters' main performance showcase, with the climactic [[spoiler: drum solo]] standing out.
%%* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' has "Breath of Life" by Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine.
* ''[[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1]]'':
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14H8OzTzne4 The Hanging Tree]]", as sung by Jennifer Lawrence herself, was lauded by virtually everyone in the fandom. As a bonus, she actually had a bigger hit with it than Lorde did with her song.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S9HUNoI4k Yellow Flicker Beat]]" by Music/{{Lorde}}, which plays over the first film's end credits.
** Most of the soundtrack qualifies, though special mention goes to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaLtcOvoTTo Meltdown]]" by Stromae, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWhEUR0I9fo Dead Air]]" by CHVRCHES, KanyeWest's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuY4MSh1V-I rework]] of "Yellow Flicker Beat", and Major Lazer's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN4kKpVoKew All My Love]]" (although it should be noted that none of these songs are actually in the movie).
** From the score, the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV6PeDRnILM "Victory"]] at the very end of the film, which is an epic variation of "Searching For Peeta" from the first film, particularly towards the end.
* "Prologue: Into the Woods" is amazing in the stage version of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', but [[Film/IntoTheWoods the film version]] is really something special. Especially at the very end, where all the different voices and lyrics come together and flawlessly harmonize and flow with each other... it's enough to drive you to tears, and for fans of the stage show, this was the first major sign that all their worries about the adaptation were for naught, and that this was going to be a good movie.
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4WQESlOeco "Hello, Little Girl"]] combines EvilIsSexy with OneSceneWonder for a seductive VillainSong. Who knew JohnnyDepp could sing so well?
* Although this tends to fall under RecycledTrailerMusic ([[AwesomeMusic/MovieTrailers but still a good movie trailer song]]), probably the most awesome usage of the Zack Hemsey song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhv_yFMuwxs "Vengeance"]] was in the final battle of ''Film/TheEqualizer'', when [[spoiler: [=McCall=] gruesomely dispatches Teddy and his men at the Home Mart that was taken over by them,]] as well as the Music/{{Moby}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNwTbPA-iA New Dawn Fades]], and the ending theme, the Music/{{Eminem}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0zo3vbqJOE Guts Over Fear]].
* The first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' film had a techno-based soundtrack. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9lIxTFO078 "Confusion (1995 Pump Panel Remix)"]] by Music/NewOrder is the most noteworthy example (interestingly, it's one of the few songs in the movie that made it to the soundtrack album, which mostly kept to hip-hop songs not in the movie).
* ''Film/AmericanPie'': After two naffy cover versions in Wedding and two of the spinoffs, the series theme song "Laid" finally appears in the original James form for Reunion's end credits.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': The title song [[https://vimeo.com/118320568 "Strange Magic"]] sung by Marianne and [[spoiler: the Bog King]] is the best song in the [[JukeBoxMusical film]]. It does a fantastic job of selling a fairly compact romance and shows a softer side to both characters. It really conveys how they are unable to stop themselves from falling in love, no matter how much they'd want to otherwise.
* Composer John Ottman's contributions to the two ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies, particularly the "Main Title" piece in the 2005 movie and the "Silver Surfer Theme" in ''Rise of the Silver Surfer''. The first movie had an eclectic soundtrack album featuring the likes of Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, and Lloyd Banks, to name a few. Highlights include Joss Stone's "Whatever Happened to the Heroes" and "New World Order" by Miri Ben-Ari.
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