Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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John Williams: Ten Best Movie Soundtracks
10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
For his graphic depiction of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, Steven Spielberg decided to leave the major battle scenes without music to make them more realistic. Other than a few atmospheric cues along the way, what John Williams was left with was the opportunity to provide a heart-stirring concert piece over the final credits to serve as a tribute to the soldiers who died. Hymn to the Fallen is the most memorable moment of the score and more than makes up for the absence of music elsewhere.