I've been trying to think of examples where the same music was used in several films. Most of the time, these are classical pieces that are simply used between films, but many times it feels like the film's entire score is recycled music. In the last 2-3 years, I think I've seen over a dozen films containing Arvo Pärt's "Alina" & "Spiegel im Spiegel" themes. Some that come to mind are Heaven, Gerry, Depuis q'Otar est parti, Mostly Martha, Wit, Japon, Swept Away, La Chambre des officiers, Abandon, ... Yann Tiersen, best known for his work in Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (which was mostly rehashed from his earlier work), has also scored a few films... though his newest project, Good bye, Lenin!, contains a lot of the same music as in Amélie. Maybe it's just me, but I sometimes find it distracting when I hear a familiar/overplayed piece in a new film. In some instances, especially in films like Swept Away, I see it as a lack of creativity. Perhaps it's simply because they didn't want to hire someone to write new music, or perhaps they didn't have the time. Don't get me wrong... I'm not against this practice, but I do think that it's sometimes done untastefully. So, any other examples that come to mind?