Top 10 Greatest Movie Themes

Say hello the the film scores that changed the face of music forever. What would ANY movie be without sound? It would lack the emotion that makes it go down in history. Take a look at our pick of the 10 greatest film scores of ALL time!

10Requiem For A Dream

This track for the movie of the same name was released in 2000 by musical mastermind, Clint Mansell. It went down in history as one of the most instantly recognized pieces of audio-art that ever lived, with its trademark haunting undertones and, well, all-over- tones!

9The Terminator

This classic track by Brad Friedal made the movie what it is today. When most people think of the terminator, they also think da dum da dum da dum. Funny how music has the ability to make us so nostalgic towards Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger.


One of the reasons Psycho is so famous is for the terrifying tune that plays as the protagonists gets slaughtered by “Mrs. Bates”. To this day, when creepy things happen, Hitchcock fans never cease to sing this haunting tune. Even NON Hitchcock fans, probably!

7The Lion King

Some say possibly the best disney movie ever made, was praised for its captivating movie score thanks to Hans Zimmer, if this theme doesn’t instill nostagia, i dont know what will! Just make sure to keep a box a tissues nearby, for when you see that stampede of wildebeest comin.

6Jurrasic Park

This sequence of beautifly timed notes makes you wish jurrasic park was real place, regardless of all those ferocious dinosaurs running around trying to eat you, and if that was the case, there wouldn’t be any other song i’d rather run for my life too.

5Harry Potter

Are you still waiting for your letter from hogwarts to get here? i’m nearly 30 and still check every morning for mine, right before i’m beatin and taken back to my cupboard under the stairs that is.

4Pirates Of The Caribbean

The pirates life for me! if this film score doesn’t scream rum and drunken tortuga nights, then your probably not listening to it right. Hans zimmer must of been balls deep in a treasure chest when he wrote this, because its money!

3Back to the Future

In 1986, Alan Silvestri put together this nostalgic piece of cinematic history, putting a smile on every Back to the future fan’s face with every play. It’s one of the most famous movies of all time – and the most famous (and awesome) tracks! Without being biased, of course.

2Indiana Jones

If the word “Adventure” had its own theme song, well, this would be it. John Williams never fails to capture the whole audiences attention with his music. It’s almost like its a drug, but it isn’t, or is it?

1Star Wars

Come one, did you really expect another movie? Everyone, and i mean everyone has heard this theme before, and if you haven’t, you’ve probably been living under a rock, thats lives under another rock, because this is what every songwriter hopes to acheive in a movie theme, so take some notes film composers!

And there you have it folks; our 10 Greatest Film Scores Of All-Time, Have we forgotten to mention any? If you know of any more unforgettable musical masterpieces, please mention them in the comments section below. And as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe.


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