From memory it was always the beach scene in Saving Private Ryan that was recommended.I've actually been wondering this very thing myself. We've discussed this before, and there is a war movie that was recommend by just about everyone for the opening scene of battle. And it is not just that the scene is loud, but that the sound quality is very crisp and detailed as well as powerful.
It was -
Saving Private Ryan
Flags of Our Father
But I can't remember what. Maybe some who remembers that old thread will come along an enlighten us both.
Myself, given my limited collection of videos, I always play the Voldemort/Dumbledore Ministry of Magic Duel from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This scene has a lot of complex sounds in it, dialog, roaring flames, flowing water, tinkling glass, explosions, as well as the snap and crack of spells being thrown.
Still would like to know what that war movies is though. It was recommended by several people in the discussion, again, not just for its intensity, but for the absolute clarity of the sounds.
I must have been watching this around the time you posted. Finally got round to watching itl ast night and was impressed with the sound in particular the bass: There were some parts that must have been well below 20Hz as I could just feel my trousers flapping and general sense of unease. Probably helps having subs that go flat down to 10Hz I guess, but it's moments like that which make the effort building them worthwhile. The surround effects were good too, giving that 'out of the room' effect, which helps with the impression of space.I enjoy the crisp sound and contrast of sound in Gravity