Pucker Up! Whistling Our Way Through the Movies

Whistling is an underrated skill, one which, if executed ineptly, can be extremely annoying, but in the hands of an expert warbler can be a thing of wonder to hear. 

Submitted for your approval, some of the most memorable whistles in the movies, stacked up by mood:

 

Haunting/Sinister:

Hanna (2011)

Hanna 2011 Whistle Song (HD)

 

Twisted Nerve (1968)/Kill Bill Pt I (2003)

Kill Bill Vol 1 High Quality Twisted Nerve

 

M (1931):

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Fritz Lang's M - Hall of the Mountain King Whistling (Grieg)

 

Defiant/Uplifting:

Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Bridge on the River Kwai Theme

 

Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained Ending Song - Trinity (Titoli)

 

 

Plaintive:

Zazie Dans le Metro (1960)

Zazie dans le metro (1960)

 

The Morricone Triptych:

Thrilling:
 
Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More [HQ]

 
Wistful: 
 
Ennio Morricone Duck, You Sucker main theme

 
Whimsical/comic: penny-whistle so maybe doesn’t count
 
My Name is Nobody - Soundtrack

 
 
 

A Whistle before a-killin’:

 
Young Guns (1988)
 
Billy "The Kid" Whistling A Sad Ballad

 
 
GI Joe: Retaliation (2013)/ Some Like it Hot (1959)
 
Бросок кобры. Любимая мелодия Зортана.G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Zartan.

 
 
And lastly – part of the action – in pictures such as The Purge: Election Year (2016 – Crips whistle)
The Purge: Election Year - Y'all Need to See This Scene (6/10) | Movieclips

 
 
 
Note: kids movies are not included, so no ‘Whistle While You Work‘…
 
Fun Fact: Sutherland (him again)’s distinctive chirp in M*A*S*H (1970) 
 

 
Which was homaged in The Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox - whistle

 
 
Bonus: This UK novelty hit (#5, #20 in the US) from 1967 by Whistling Jack Smith:
 

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