12 Most Effective Musical Moments In Film

These are the harmonious moments that perfected the union of music and cinema.


Many beloved films contain instances inextricably linked to melodies. It is safe to say that, whether we love a film or not, there may be a musical moment that sticks with us.

Without their glorious music, cinematic spectacles like Blade Runner and the Lord of the Rings trilogy would be silent films that were never meant to be silent. There are also less memorable films with impressive scores, those that sometimes turn out to be the only standout element - Star Wars prequels, anyone?

Music seeps into our senses, making us forget when we want to and remember when we need to. A certain song may be associated with life's moments. Based on a soundtrack, we often know where we were when we first saw a film that went on to become a cult classic or one with personal meaning.

All of the following films (needless to say, HUGE spoiler alert) have in common sequences that unite characters with the power and significance of perfectly chosen compositions. In the words of the Bard - if music be the food of love, play on!

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