The Most Used Classical Music in Movies

From “A Clockwork Orange” to “The Social Network,” these are the most popular classical pieces used in film.


It is a common occurence to hear classical music in movies. In fact, some of the most popular and well-known classical pieces have been used time and time again in film. The following is a list of the most used classical music in movies:

1. “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
3. “Ride of the Valkyries” by Richard Wagner
4. “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg
5. “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
6. “The Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
7. “The four seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi
8. “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini
9. ” William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini
10. “Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago by Maurice Jarre

The Godfather

The Godfather is one of the most popular movies of all time, and it features some of the most famous classical music in film. The opening scene features the “Theme from The Godfather” by Nino Rota, and the film’s soundtrack also includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, and many others.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the course of the film, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), and becomes instrumental in a money-laundering operation led by the warden, Samuel Norton (Brian Cox).

The music in The Shawshank Redemption was composed by Thomas Newman and released on September 6, 1994, by Columbia Records. The soundtrack features classical and jazz pieces that were used at various points throughout the film. The main theme, “Shawshank Redemption”, is an original composition by Newman that plays during the film’s end credits. Additionally, Newman reuse two pieces he had previously composed: “Moondance”, which plays during Andy’s escape from Shawshank; and “Oh Mama Mama”, which is played during Red’s parole hearing.

Forrest Gump

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The Beatles – “Yesterday”

This song is used in the scene where Jack is drawing Rose. It’s a very sentimental and romantic moment, and the song perfectly reflects that.


In conclusion, there is a great deal of classical music that is commonly used in movies. This is because classical music has a wide range of emotions and feelings that can be conveyed, making it the perfect accompaniment to a film. While some pieces are more commonly used than others, there is a vast repertoire of classical music to choose from, so there is sure to be something to suit every movie.

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