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10 Epic Movie Themes That Get You Pumped Up The Second You Hear Them

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Nothing makes a movie quite like an awesome theme song, and a bunch of the movies from the 70s, 80s an 90s had the absolute best ones. You wouldn't tend to pick them for workout jams, but think about it; is there any music that actually does a better job of getting you pumped up? We have a feeling you'll agree after hearing these 10 themes.

Mortal Kombat

A movie about the world's greatest fighters taking each other on in a tournament needed a suitably badass theme song, and boy did The Immortals deliver. The ultimate pump-up jam from the 90s.


John Williams has been making epic movie themes for decades, but one of his oldest is still one of his best. Toss this on during some reps if you want to feel like the Man of Steel himself.


The Rocky series gave us the exercise montage, so it's only fair that its theme song show up on here. Maybe you'll even be able to run up the famous steps in Philadelphia!

Space Jam

The movie that got an entire generation of kids interested in basketball had some slammin' tunes, and the intro theme still gets us pumped up today.

The jams just get even more awesome from here...

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