Marches that are associated with common themes and tropes:
- "American Patrol" (the swing version): Eagleland type One
- "Anchors Aweigh" by Charles A. Zimmerman: Naval and nautical tropes
- "Colonel Bogey March" by Kenneth Alford: uniting against a common oppressor
- "Entry of the Gladiators" (a.k.a. Thunder and Blazes) by Julius Fucik: The Circus!
- "Pomp and Circumstance no. 1" by Sir Edward Elgar: Graduation ceremonies in the United States, patriotic moments in the United Kingdom.
- "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa: Parades.
- "The Empire March" by John Williams: The Empire.
- "The Raider's March" by John Williams: Adventure!
Media using marches as theme or important music:
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Films — Animation
- Madagascar Three: Chris Rock's "Circus Afro" is a thinly disguised version of Thunder and Blazes
Films — Live-Action
- Ben Hur (The March of The Charioteers)
- The Bridge Over The River Kwai (Colonel Bogey March)
- Doc Savage (The Thunderer)
- The Great Race (The Great Race)
- Hot Shots (The National Emblem)
- Protocol (The National Emblem, again)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Raider's March)
- Star Trek The Motion Picture has an interesting variation: while the original Star Trek theme wasn't that bad in a 1960's polyester pants kind of way, it cetainly wasn't weighty enough to anchor a film, especially after the orchestral majesty that was Star Wars. So the original theme was rewritten into a stirring march, which became the theme for the entire franchise.
- Star Wars (The Empire March)
- Stripes (The National Emblem, yet again)
- The Ten Commandments (the exodus scenes)
- Von Ryan's Express