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Beethoven Music Used in the Movies

Popular Beethoven Music

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Jennifer Aniston and actor Ben Stiller attend the German photocall for the new film 'Along Came Polly' on February 14, 2004.
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Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's most famous and influential composers of classical music. His music has been played all over the world for over 180 years. Even if you've never been in a concert hall, if you've seen a movie, any movie, in your life, chances are you've heard music by Beethoven. Beethoven's music is used extensively on the silver screen. If you are interested in any of the following music by Beethoven, here's a list of recommended Beethoven music CDs where you'll find many of the works listed below.

Beethoven Music in the Movies

  • The Age of Innocence - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8, mvmt. 2
  • Along Came Polly - Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 2
  • Before Sunrise - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8, mvmt. 3
  • Colonel Chabert - Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 5, mvmt. 2
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathetique"
  • Crime of Padre Armano - Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5
  • Crimson Tide - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14
  • Daddy Day Care - Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 5
  • Dead Poets Society - Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", mvmt. 2
  • Fantasia - Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
  • Fearless - Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 5, mvmt. 3
  • Frances - Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, mvmt. 2
  • George of the Jungle - Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6
  • Hard Target - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, mvmt. 3
  • Hilary and Jackie - Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 7 "Archduke"
  • The Horse Whisperer - Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 1
  • Kalifornia - Beethoven'ts Symphony No. 8, mvmt. 2
  • The Lost World - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique", mvmt. 2
  • Misery - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14, mvmt. 1
  • Mr. Hollands Opus - Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, mvmt. 2
  • Romey and Michelles High School Reunion - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique"
  • Sour Grapes - Beethoven's String Quartet No. 2 and No. 7
  • Star Trek: Insurrection - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique", mvmt. 1
  • Traffic - Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor
Here are movies that make use of the following popular Beethoven music:

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Celebrity
  • Dysfunktional Family
  • Howardss End
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
  • Ace Ventura Pet Detective
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Die Hard
  • Mr. Jones
Beethoven's Fur Elise
  • Bill and Ted's Ecellent Adventure
  • Death in Venice
  • Fearless
  • Patch Adams
  • Rosemary's Baby
The movie Immortal Beloved features the following Beethoven works:
  • Violin Concerto mvmt. 1
  • Fur Elise
  • Piano Sonata No 8 mvmt. 2
  • Piano Sonata No. 14 mvmt. 1
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Symphony No. 6
  • Symphony No. 7
  • Symphony No. 9

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