Best War Movie Theme Music?

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Post by Heinz23 » 14 Sep 2002 22:13

Stalingrad ! The theme music makes me shiver !!! (with every Handgranate I deliver - sorry for that poetry :lol: )

Young Lions! The theme music is also very very good.

Das Boot! No comments. Hear it and say: "YES HEINZ WAS RIGHT".

Of course there were more movies with good music, but these three are the best, in my humble opinion of course.

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Post by HPL2008 » 15 Sep 2002 12:23

I've always loved "The Generals" from Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Patton", an energetic, rousing theme.

P.S.: Of course, Doldinger's score for "Das Boot" ís a classic as well.

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Post by Eva » 15 Sep 2002 19:38

I like "The Great Escape", I'll admit to having never seen "Das Boot", but it's on the short list, so I'll get back to you on that one. I also liked the original scores form "Braveheart" (I know- wrong war), and from "Shining Through" (not so much a war movie as a spy movie).


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Post by Graf von Dracula » 16 Sep 2002 21:58

My choice would be with "Where Eagles Dare". One of my favourite themes to listen while I get dressed to go out at night.

Another Masterpiece is the whole Apocalypse Now OST, together with the songs from "Red October" OST.

I shall say that all the themes cited here are very cool, but those are my choices.

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Post by Kim » 24 Sep 2002 21:21

"Battle of Britain"
"633 Squadron"
"Blue Max'

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Post by dirtysanchez84 » 24 Sep 2002 21:43

I cringe every time I hear 'A Bridge to Far' theme

Kelly's Heroes Burning Bridges is my Fav!!!

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Post by Marcel1975 » 09 Oct 2002 20:27

The fading trumpets from "Patton" rule the class here...

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Post by Paul Timms » 12 Oct 2002 12:49


I can't beleive no one mentioned the Dambusters. There is a Ska version of Guns of Naverone (on a Special AKA e.p. i think ) which is great.
Whilst not a theme tune (or historically accurate) i cannot watch the boys sing Men of Harlech in Zulu without a tear in my eye.


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Post by tonyh » 14 Oct 2002 12:25

Battle of Britain (the opening march)
Where Eagles Dare
Bridge at Remagen
Das Boot


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Post by Logan Hartke » 15 Oct 2002 06:59

Some other good war movie themes...
Hunt for Red October
Guns of Naverone
Force 10 From Naverone
Last of the Mohicans
The Alamo

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Post by Matt Horn » 27 Oct 2002 11:58

Battle of Britain
A Bridge Too Far
Enemy At The Gates
The Great Escape
633 Squadron
Guns of Navarone

Oh has anyone got any collectibles of the film Battle of Britain? Drop us a line if you have

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Post by Joshua Keppler » 27 Oct 2002 17:37

What about "Underground", by Kusturica? Has anyone heard of Goran Bregovic? He also composed a tremendous score on "Queen Margot" (starring an incredible beautiful Isabelle Adjani). From other WW II movies, I would definitely pick "Where Eagles Dare" theme. Absolutely incredible and uprising, in the beginning (the plane flying across icy-mountains, dropping fallschirmJagers (well, a Brittish commando dressed in splendid German uniforms...)

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Post by Maresal-06 » 08 Nov 2002 00:18

Yeah, I saw "Underground" two years ago; VERY NICE MOVIE, artistic and wise. The last movie I saw is "Stalingrad", best WWII Eastern Front movie ever made. :D

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Post by Oleg Grigoryev » 08 Nov 2002 08:07

Shostakovich in "alexander nevskiy"

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