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Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores

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Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down the top 10 memorable, recognizable and iconic Instrumental Movie Scores. Special thanks to our users, "Toxicroak34", "Chris Gallagher", "Griffin Edwards", "Daniel John", "Mr Rookery", "Eric Norris", "wakewes99", "Igotanepiphany678", "TeeWhy", "Davidc21", "Charlie Wittke" and "GForGhost" for submitting the idea on our WatchMojo.com/suggest page! To check out the original voting pages for this list, head to: http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Instrumental%20Movie%20Themes If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our new interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Check us out at Twitter.com/WatchMojo and Facebook.com/WatchMojo We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out http://www.WatchMojo.com/store for more info.
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DadCan InJapan (4 hours ago)
The theme from Superman was not that iconic in my opinion. Any of the runner-ups and a few others are definitely better than that.
shailesh bhagyavant (5 hours ago)
Best is good bad n ugly, follows bond n mi
Kathryn Ashworth (20 hours ago)
Local Hero will always be my favourite (Going Home by Mark Knopfler)
Kacper Rejdak (1 day ago)
Where's "I need a hero" from Shrek 2???
darth vader (2 days ago)
The pirates of the Caribbean music was taken from a part of gladiator or vice versa I don't exactly remember that's why he didn't mention I think
Will Totorica (2 days ago)
NO Top Gun in the list?
Onion Soup (3 days ago)
Batman, Godfather, and Back to the Future shouldn't even be on this list. I just now listened to them in the list and still can't even recall what the melodies were. I couldn't even recognize any strong melodies while listening to them in the list. Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter, 2001, Wizard of Oz, and Pink Panther should easily be considered instead.
Scoutthegreat Gameing (3 days ago)
Jurassic Park is #1
Player One (3 days ago)
How about HARRY POTTER? E.T?
Wadu Heck (4 days ago)
Batman Trilogy?
Michael Bay (4 days ago)
Bond is #1 FACT
manju g (6 days ago)
lotr had the best score fuck star wars most overrated shit of all motherfuckin time
Christen Hems (7 days ago)
John Williams ❤️❤️
Billy Troll (9 days ago)
I always got Superman and star wars confused anyways
Maha Kaal (9 days ago)
Cress (10 days ago)
Girorgio Moroder?
BokeTa (10 days ago)
Wtf no Pirates of the Caribbean
Damian Vosloo (11 days ago)
John Williams is truly extraordinarily talented at composing scores.
s0m3b0dy 74 (11 days ago)
Young Grover (12 days ago)
Raiders March should have been like number 2 and were was ET
Kolton Roblox (12 days ago)
Joseph Lowry (13 days ago)
The master of all film composers is John William 🎷🥁🎻🎶🎷🎺🎼🎵🎷🎼🎵🎸🎻🥁🎷🎺🎼.
RedstoneBanane (14 days ago)
Harry Potter? Star Trek? Lotr on an actual Spot? Avengers?
Pradipta Sekhar Paul (15 days ago)
No HARRY POTTER , is it ?
Calum Swan (16 days ago)
Jurassic Park is my number one
Robert Kaminsky (16 days ago)
What about the theme for Magnificent Seven?
William Shelton (16 days ago)
Gone With The Wind?
clash ott (18 days ago)
Godfather #8 ? WTF
peter papadimitriou (19 days ago)
No doubt that star wars would have been number one wish that back to the future would have been closer to the middle
joao rosendo (19 days ago)
From my own subjective preference, Vangelis from The Mission and Blade Runner could have made the list. My favorite is from Conan the Barbarian though. But you could have a list just for John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer individually, they all merit it.
Curt Yeomans (19 days ago)
No Magnificent Seven?
Lucy Love (20 days ago)
Skews me harry potter erg
Thedude 6633 (20 days ago)
Shit heads
Ontopic Disney (21 days ago)
Hans zimmer and Justin hurwitz where are they????
Scarlett Applebell (21 days ago)
i think the httyd soundtracks are also very good! i love dreamworks' movie scores
LadyDors (21 days ago)
No Psycho or ET? Come on!
Randy Rogers (22 days ago)
Where is the theme of The Magnificent Seven?
stari vuk (23 days ago)
the dark knight soundtrack is way better than the old one imo
Josh (23 days ago)
Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, ET, Home Alone, Jurassic Park; let's face it there is no movie score composer better than John Williams. He's the best ever, end of story.
Darth Gamer496 (24 days ago)
Where’s Godzilla
25kasa1 (25 days ago)
Again Ennio was sidelined to lower order.. I agree John, Alan r brilliant.. But Ennio is genius, It's still a scar on Oscar for not recognising him for Dollar series..
Vsh v (25 days ago)
Last of the Mohicans Braveheart Bladerunner Gladiator Psycho
ASIRIUS (25 days ago)
reqiem for the dream
Hopeson Makokha (25 days ago)
Mario Bowser494 (26 days ago)
My personal favourite is the good, the bad and the ugly theme
Dandra King (26 days ago)
Considering this video was made in 2013 I might agree with the list NOT!!!! LotR, Harry Potter, PotC, Ghostbusters to name a few no one is ever satisfied so Game of Thrones for Me lol
aaronkristofer18 (29 days ago)
Man, no Mission Impossible?
Gandalf the Grey (29 days ago)
Fuck you in the anus for not putting Lotr in there.
Dalton Nichols (1 month ago)
Harry Potter wtf
Kapil Gund (1 month ago)
Pirates of the Caribbean, Jaws and Avengers are the defining scores of 2000s. Shame you guys didn't even mention them.
kinduhfat (1 month ago)
Guess we just not gonna talk about the Robocop theme
AM or FM? (1 month ago)
Space odyssey? I know the songs used aren’t original but they’re iconic for space movies!
Stephen Job (1 month ago)
Incredibles? Avengers? Pirates of The Caribbean? Hedwig's Theme? (Harry Potter) They should have been on the list, and Jaws should have been in the top ten, not an honorable mention.
BegUltra (1 month ago)
Oh God, please tell me I'm dreaming.... they DIDN'T include the Terminator theme ???????? That's the best freaking movr theme ever made !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Connor Shirshac (1 month ago)
Um, Gone with the Wind?
Ammar Zair (1 month ago)
The Avengers theme has to be on this list!!!
doubleddrummer (1 month ago)
Love John Williams, hes my favorite, but there should have been Bernard Herrmann's Psycho or Vertigo Theme, and Enrico Merricone's Western theme for Good bad and the ugly. Some people are confusing scores that have full on orchestra arrangements with just themes that only have catchy songs with modern instruments. Thats why this list isn't bad but just missing a few geniuses.
Charles Erkenswick (1 month ago)
Where’s Halloween?
Dewa Kawauchi (1 month ago)
Should've add more cause there's alot of great soundtracks and can't be justify if it's only 10, also put these titles : Spiderman 2002 Pirates of the Caribbean Inception Halloween (this will be updated by time and feel free to give some suggestions)
Dshstroyer House (1 month ago)
Connor Hines (1 month ago)
Where is Harry Potter. The lord of the rings is certainly better than an honourable mention
Rain Angel (1 month ago)
Jurassic park deserve #1
Peggy De Weerdt (1 month ago)
Ennio morricone and Hans zimmer the best ever.
Shaakeer Adam Seedat (1 month ago)
Last of the Mohicans ..
marekpoekie (1 month ago)
super man over james bond, which dim-witted deck-ape decided on that one?
contact tate huff (1 month ago)
what about titanic
Louis Ucman (1 month ago)
J.F.S.F 3 (1 month ago)
Spider-Man 2002?
DreyLoft Interactive (1 month ago)
Das Boot? Not even an honorable mention?
Sebastián Díaz (1 month ago)
Lotr honorable mentions?
Anna Chase (1 month ago)
Batman but no pirates of the Caribbean? What were you thinking?
Anna Chase (1 month ago)
@Ben Andy W. I think that John Williams is one of the best composers in the world. Could we agree that both should be an honorable mention?
Ben Andy W. (1 month ago)
@Anna Chase So what? Only teenager's opinion matters? I'm still 21 y.o. but I agree with this list not because I live with them, in fact mostly I haven't even born when those movies released back then. I agree because I realize how good it is actually even when compared with recent movie scores, even mostly modern composer would be agree with this list. I mean Come on, only some retarded would dare to say that John Williams don't deserve a lot in here.
Anna Chase (1 month ago)
@Ben Andy W. yes old people
Ben Andy W. (1 month ago)
@Anna Chase It IS one of the most iconic score but still didn't deserve those positions. Eventhough your opinion said that 1980s Batman's score is not memorable, I'm pretty sure that mostly people that living their life with cinemas would disagree with you.
Anna Chase (1 month ago)
@Ben Andy W. it's one of the most iconic movie themes ever. I still don't recognize batman's theme when I hear it.
Hay Kay (1 month ago)
Casey Dunn (1 month ago)
No braveheart?, no gladiator?
whoopthereitis (1 month ago)
The fact that Godzilla isn’t even an honorable mention to me is a crime. Truly one of the best themes.
CN 9 (1 month ago)
How can you ignore "last of the Mohicans". For myself it is the best one followed by "god father" and "the good bad and ugly" in number 2 and 3 respectively.
Uncle (1 month ago)
Black Speed Racer (1 month ago)
So Axel F from Beverly Hills cop doesn't count. Okay 😒😒😒
davie_b1972 (1 month ago)
I would have Dances with Wolves on that list
Kevin Shepherd (1 month ago)
LOTR should have been #2. Tough list to create though, should really be Top 20!
Nickolaus Dennis (1 month ago)
N Kiel (1 month ago)
Arrival to earth?
NICHOLAS MOROTE (1 month ago)
No pink panther?
Carla Austin (1 month ago)
Enjoyed this but wish Magnificent seven and Promontory from Last of the Mohegans was on it.
Sam Jennings (1 month ago)
Harry Potter??
It's your Miss A A (1 month ago)
If you're gonna make "Top 10 Instrumental TV SERIES scores" Game of Thrones theme song (Including all House's theme song) should be the number 1.
Jk Schulte (1 month ago)
Grew up listening to John Williams. The guy is a modern genius.
Devzz LM10 (1 month ago)
where is pirates of carribean
Devin McNeil (1 month ago)
Jurassic Park should be number 1 Star wars just isn't as good
Londoner 427 (1 month ago)
Wtfh is the Avengers theme it is the worlds greatest movie score to ever be composed
Londoner 427 (1 month ago)
At least in the top 10
Sparking Red (1 month ago)
Nope not even close , get out of here fanboy
Back to the future ahead of jaws? No. Wrong.
fclp67 (1 month ago)
superman and fucking batman are absolute shite yet jaws isn't in top 10 fuck right off no one likes 80's superhero movies unless they're insane
Schindler's list theme, The dark Knight theme, The magnificent seven, Once upon a time in America...No mention of these epic scores!!!!
Luis Reyes Gloria (1 month ago)
Bruh, where's the Godzilla theme?
Subhasish Singh (1 month ago)
1:08 finally got it 🔫
gaby garcia (1 month ago)
What about the Exorcist?
M Delorean (1 month ago)
No Conan the Barbarian?
king monarch (1 month ago)
Damnit where was the terminator theme?!? You also got multiple more Tora tora tora Das boot Dunkirk Kelly’s heroes Pirates of the Caribbean Patton Halloween Friday the 13th And many more
The_Crow_ CawCaw (1 month ago)
dude are you dumb all of those aren’t in there because this video is five years old
John Rosie (1 month ago)
Abhey Gupta (1 month ago)
Nothing can beat the cruel intentions movie score
Thegoldenpeingun 5 (1 month ago)
Any pirates? No? Ok well thats not ok

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