Name Your Top Favorite Movie Soundtracks

Submitted by: rumham 1 month ago in Entertainment


Come on, people -- this is a good one. List your Top 3 (or more if you have more than 3).

Mine? 

  1. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou
  2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  3. TwinPeaks: Fire Walk With Me
  4. Blade Runner
There are 49 comments:
Female 1,605
So apparently Trolls hijacked all my favorite songs. I can't tell you how many times I'm playing something and my daughter says, "OH!  That's from Trolls!"  Ugh.  I hear Guardians did the same thing.
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Female 1,605
Actually, they might have just been in the movie, and not made the soundtrack. 
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Female 1,605
Valley Girl and Purple Rain! (thank you daegog)
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Male 39,883
I guess we have to give a nod to Star Wars. The music was pretty great.
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Male 116
Only one that pops to mind is "the good, the bad, and the ugly"
Only because it is a work in and of itself and was essential to the movie.  There are good soundtracks that are essentially just good compilation albums, but for me gbu was art equal to and essential to the film. Not saying there aren't other similar star wars is, just gbu is that for me. 

I've had a slice of the theme as my ringtone for over 15 years, ever since I got a cell that would use a mp3 as a ringtone. 

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Male 3,421
geobas1 i recall that one, very memorable.  There is a youtube video about how that movie became closer to the standard for modern westerns over the stuff they used to show back in the 50s
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Male 3,207
Blade Runner.
Braveheart.
Dancer In The Dark.
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Male 3,376
hey now! everyone has pretty good tastes. fun topics are fun :)
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Female 4,396
rumham that's just something a racist says... wobbles!
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Female 9,572
In no particular order:

Guardians of the Galaxy
Star Wars
Hunchback or Notre Dame (Disney)
Harry Potter
The Prince of Egypt
Jaws
Goldfinger 
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Male 39,883
The Sting
American Graffiti 
2001: Space Odyssey
Psycho
Easy Rider
All James Bond with Sean Connery
Planet of the Apes {Original film}

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Male 3,421
Gerry1of1 I recall that sting ragtime song, that was one of the first movies i can recall seeing as a kid.  To anyone that hasn't seen this movie, do yourself a favor and watch it.
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Male 1,325
2001 A space odyssey, The Matrix, any Three  Stooges, Coneheads, Blue Velvet, too stoned to think of any others.
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Male 5,364
Star Wars IV (A New Hope)
Star Wars V (The Empire Strikes Back)
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Male 542
Jon Carpenter's The Thing. Quite a minimal soundtrack but very powerful and fits the apocalyptic theme well. The Good the Bad and the Ugly, absolute classic. 
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Male 3,412
mrteatime 

Good call, John Carpenter produces amazing scores.

There is a band called Zombie Zombie I highly recommend.  Here is "The Thing" in 6 min:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT7AH4JyuNs

Their cover of "The Bank Robbery" from Escape from New York:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFb770EQqhg&list=PLE_gf-l4__1iND4ZQwIogppeDgwN3WcB7
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Male 542
kalron27 That's a cool couple of videos, thank for the links. Interestingly enough it was Ennio Morricone that did John Carpenter's The Thing, one of the few films where he didn't do his own scoring.
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Male 3,668
kalron27 john carpenter is also a musician himself along with his son and godson, my brother has a couple of their albums called lost themes and lost themes 2. they are actually coming to toronto to perform, me and my brother are thinking about going to see them.
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Male 3,412
robthelurker  "The Lost Themes" are great.  I got the 1st on vinyl.  The man is unstoppable!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQgAJe_0XGw

I recently missed an opportunity to see him perform live unfortunately :(
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Male 674
3) That Thing You Do
2) Shrek
1) Night at the Roxbury
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Male 3,421
fuad119 Did Night at the Roxbury have more than one song lol.
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Male 674
daegog Haha I dunno but that one song has stuck with me throughout.
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Male 3,412
Shit...I forgot to mention Car Wash and The Pink Panther...which BTW I just scored on Vinyl.
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Female 4,396
Stargate, Pirates of the Caribbean, Heavy Metal, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Super Fly, (guilty pleasure: Saturday night fever)  I know some are "Scores" not soundtracks, but I love scores just as much.  John Barry, Ennio Morricone, Hugo Montenegro, David Arnold, Klaus Badelt etc
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Male 3,668
melcervini Ennio Morricone is fucking amazing! the bastards had the nerve to nominate his score for john carpenters the thing for the worst score razzie award, BUT then decades later (using some unused music he had for the thing according to imdb trivia), he WON the best original score oscar for tarantinos hateful eight. suck on that 83s razzie awards!
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Female 4,396
robthelurker I didn't know that.. .what a bunch of fucktards
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Male 3,421
1) Purple Rain
2) This is Spinal Tap
3) Flash Gordon
4) Lost Boys
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Female 5
daegog  i was thinking Lost Boys, too... with that oddly satisfying cover of People are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen...
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Male 3,412
daegog Oh Flash Gordon...good call!!!
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Male 164
Singles
Snatch
Into the Wild

Interstellar deserves an honorable mention.  Hans Zimmer is amazing.
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Male 20,901
thunderbear Singles holds a special place in my heart.
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Male 9,738
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks are insanely good.

In high school I really liked the Godzilla soundtrack and the Matrix soundtrack.
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Male 3,412
holygod Rage's No Shelter from that Godzilla album is a great track.
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Male 9,738
kalron27 I liked jamiroquai, fuel, and green day's brainstew remix too. Even the puff daddy / jimmy page track was solid as far as puff daddy is concerned. 
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Male 2,694
Star Wars IV
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Male 3,412
In no particular order:

Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)
Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein)
The Black Hole (John Barry)
Transformers the Movie (Vince DiCola 1984)
Turbo Kid (Le Matos)
Oldboy (Jo Yeong-wook 2003)
Dr Horrible's Sing A Long Blog
The Big Lebowski

From TV:
Ash vs the Evil Dead (Season 1)
Fargo (Season 2)
Legion
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Male 3,376
kalron27 yes i forgot to mention the big lebowski, the movie is in my top 5 but yes the soundtrack is great, i mean kenny rogers c'mon man! the only thing off about the Actual cd release of the sountrack was no Creedence
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Male 8,526
Just a few:
  • Pump Up the Volume*
  • Streets of Fire
  • American Graffiti
  • Little Shop of Horrors (technically a play, but a movie was made).
  • Heavy Metal
  • Suicide Squad
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

*One point of Pump Up the Volume;  The soundtrack came with the Concrete Blonde version of Everybody Knows...the movie actually used the Leonard Cohen version, which is by far superior. 
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Female 1,605
megrendel I forgot Pump Up the Volume! I like that movie, too.
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Male 3,376
megrendel i loved pump up the volume. great movie. i had totally forgotten about it. i'll have to try and find it somewhere
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Male 3,668
Tron: Legacy
Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs
Swiss Army Man
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Male 4,138
I mean, it's kind of tough. Is the criteria that the music just perfectly "fit" the movie or that it is just music you like? Tarantino always had great music for his.
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Male 756
1. Blues Brothers
2. Anything from the 80s with that electric sound - Beverly Hills Cop style!
3. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Then in no particular order:

Reservoir Dogs
Guardians of the Galaxy
Suicide Squad

Axel F (Harold Faltermeyer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le1z9HOY5Ss



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Male 3,412
stifler As much I as I love Axel F, I lately have been taken more by The Theme to Fletch by Faltermeyer.  And shout out to Ford Fairlane, I love "Unbelievable" by Yellow.
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Female 1,605
kalron27 Bill Idol's Cradle of Love is so great!
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Male 756
kalron27 Ah yes, I had forgotten about Fletch. That was a good theme song :) 
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Male 20,901
Good question -- off the top of my head...

Sid & Nancy
Rushmore
High Fidelity
Lost In Translation

and I'll also always have a soft spot for Purple Rain even though I think the production didn't age very well (Linn drums, too many synths, no songs from The Time, Appolonia 6, Dez Dickerson)
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Female 1,605
fancylad Velvet Goldmine
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