- American Psycho
In this horror comedy, serial killer Patrick Bateman plays the hit song “Hip to be Square” by Huey Louis and the News while murdering one of his victims. It stands out as the most memorable scene in the entire movie thanks to the use of that track.
- Pulp Fiction
During Quentin Tarantino’s classic crime caper, Uma Thurman and John Travolta win a dance contest. They twist about to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell”. Since it was released this scene has become iconic and the most well known in all of Tarantino’s films.
- Reservoir Dogs
This is another Tarantino film. During this dark and violent epic, a cop is tied to a chair and tortured graphically by one of the protagonists. The psychopathic gangster played by Michael Madsen plays Steeler’s Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle with You” during the ordeal. The song has now become eternally linked with the scene in the minds of viewers.
“The Times They Are a-Changin'” by Bob Dylan plays over the opening scene of this superhero movie. It stands out as perhaps the best scene in the entire movie. It sets up the universe and history that the film takes place in perfectly.
- Wayne’s World
At the start of this stoner comedy the duo Wayne and Garth listen to a rock song while headbanging. The song is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen which is now regarded as one of the greatest songs ever written.
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
During the antics of the truant teen the song “Oh Yeah” by Yello is played to great effect. It is the perfect audio compliment to the 80’s madness we see on screen.
- An American Werewolf in London
“Blue Moon” by Sam Cook is played during the werewolf transformation in this classic horror comedy. It is jarringly brilliant.