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maestrowork
10-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Lord of the Rings.

The Painted Veil. Atonement. Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Empire Strikes Back.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Close Encounter of the Third Kind.

Cinema Paradiso.

(I can go on forever...)

MaryMumsy
10-25-2008, 07:09 AM
Gettysburg
Somewhere In Time
The Sting
Magnificent7


MM

childeroland
10-25-2008, 07:20 AM
The New World.
The Thin Red Line.
Journey of Natty Gann
Secret of Roan Inish
The Secret Garden (1993)
A Little Princess (1986)

Varthikes
10-25-2008, 08:58 AM
Short Circuit (1 & 2)
Flight of the Navigator
Dinosaur
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
DragonHeart
Stargate
Independence Day
Babylon 5 (I know, it's a TV show, but the soundtrack for it is as excellent as the series; they've had movies, too, anyway)
Stargate: SG-1
Stargate: Atlantis
Transformers (the instrumental soundtrack, that is; I don't particularly like much of the music they loaded onto the CD)
The Ant Bully

Danger Jane
10-25-2008, 09:10 AM
I'll second Atonement and Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle...basically anything combining Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi.

Pirates of the Caribbean.

Gladiator.

The Hours. (Okay, so I'm a sucker for Phillip Glass's stuff...sue me!!)

ChaosTitan
10-25-2008, 06:03 PM
You guys have already named a bunch of my faves.

LA Confidential (score)
Moulin Rouge
Spiderman
The Green Mile
The Dark Knight

maestrowork
10-25-2008, 06:46 PM
Agree with a lot of you.

Schindler's List
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Illusionist (Glass's score was strangely perfect for it)
The Untouchables
There Will Be Blood

Bufty
10-25-2008, 07:47 PM
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day

jvc
10-25-2008, 11:46 PM
Did anyone say Gladiator yet, cause that is an awesome soundtrack and movie.

Cassiopeia
10-25-2008, 11:58 PM
The Holiday.

Oh and look who's back. Good to see you Jed. :)

maxmordon
10-26-2008, 07:39 AM
No Godfather?!?

O Brother Were Art Thou?
A Clockwork Orange
2001: A Space Oddyssey
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Claudia Gray
10-26-2008, 08:08 AM
Ennio Morricone - "The Mission."

Seriously some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard.

Storyteller5
10-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Last of the Mohicans has a great soundtrack!

Inkdaub
10-26-2008, 01:23 PM
I'll add The Crow to this here thread.

Also I'll add Dead Man.

darkprincealain
10-27-2008, 06:40 AM
I would have to say that the soundtrack of Once is probably one of my faves. I also like the soundtrack from the Last of the Mohicans. Run Lola Run's was good too, if you like crazy German techno.

dgiharris
10-27-2008, 05:41 PM
I love listening to soundtracks and have them loaded on my computer at work.

Glory
Gladiator
Crimson's Tide
Last of the Mohicans
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
A Beautiful Mind
The Last Samurai
Lord of War
Platoon

and my personal favorite

The Opening to Kingdom Hearts 2. Both the English and Japanese Version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s_Gx5oyIy0

You have to watch the video to truly appreciate the song. I someday want to write a story that is as 'mystical' as this video.

I know it takes 20 seconds to actually get to the song, but it is worth it, trust me.

Well, that is my list

Mel...

JimmyB27
10-30-2008, 03:41 AM
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
And all of the Sergio Leone/Enrico Morricone spaghetti westerns.

TerzaRima
10-30-2008, 06:33 AM
Garden State--great collection of songs, including The Shins.

Varthikes
10-30-2008, 06:48 AM
A few that haven't been mentioned yet:

Dances With Wolves
and
Shrek (all 3)

sheadakota
10-30-2008, 04:01 PM
Last of the Mohicans has a great soundtrack!
Absofreakinglutely!!!!!

Kateri
10-30-2008, 04:31 PM
Into the Wild with Eddy Vedder has a great soundrack , Dances With Wolves, O Lucky Man with Malcolm MacDowall and the soundtrack which is his own album. Breakfast at Tiffany's...Moon River so many more but these come to mind.

The Lonely One
10-31-2008, 05:02 AM
Hmmm....

Garden State had a great soundtrack.

Can I name a video game or is that blasphemy?

Ah, what the hell.

American McGee's Alice is both my favorite video game of all time AND soundtrack of all time. Just amazing on all levels.

Rabe
11-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Stardust. Absolutely frikken great soundtrack.

Streets of Fire - though anything involving Jim Steinman generally turns out great.

The Bodyguard - no, I take that back. The soundtrack is MUCH better than the movie. Because once upon a time Whitney Houston wasn't a crack fiend and could actually choose good songs.

If we say that the Peacekeeper Wars was a movie, then Farscape has to be added to the list (especially La Crimosa and Salve Me from the fourth season).

(of course I'll add my voice to the chorus of Lord of the Rings - I almost believe that Howard Shore could be Beethoevan or Mozart reincarnated for a new age).

All the Star Wars films (I KNOW John Williams has been reincarnated!)
Danny Elfman's work for Tim Burton. Especially on Edward Scissorhands.


Uhrmmm...I didn't think I had so many.

Rabe...

scarletpeaches
11-09-2008, 05:25 PM
Did anyone say Gladiator yet, cause that is an awesome soundtrack and movie.

Preach it, brother! :D

vixey
11-09-2008, 05:30 PM
O Brother Where Art Thou

Even if you don't like blue grass or folk music this is just too good with the story.

Mr. Chuckletrousers
11-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Conan the Barbarian. It makes the movie -- the producer allegedly wanted to use contemporary pop/rock music. Can you imagine it? Thank you Poledouris for nixing that idea!

Inkdaub
11-10-2008, 02:05 PM
Conan the Barbarian. It makes the movie -- the producer allegedly wanted to use contemporary pop/rock music. Can you imagine it? Thank you Poledouris for nixing that idea!

Agreed.

regdog
11-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Last of the Mohicans
Braveheart
Gladiator
Glory
Titanic

selkn.asrai
11-10-2008, 05:06 PM
The Illusionist (Glass's score was strangely perfect for it)


I agree with you on that, and on Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and the New World.

I add:

John Adams! It's damn near perfect, in my opinion.
Shakespeare in Love.
Prince of Egypt (minus When You Believe in all its forms.) The instrumentals, and the song, The Plagues, are beautiful and dramatic.
Last Samurai isn't too bad either.
Glory.

kristie911
11-10-2008, 05:52 PM
I know I'm a dork but my favorite soundtrack ever was from Footloose.

I love the movie but I like the music even better. :)

III
11-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Is it cheating to choose movies about bands?

The Commitments
Purple Rain

Totally agree with Jimmy's choice of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and I'd add Snatch.

Reservoir Dogs
Not Another Teen Movie - some great covers of 80's songs, esp. Riding On The Metro by System of a Down.

dgiharris
11-13-2008, 12:26 AM
I know I'm a dork but my favorite soundtrack ever was from Footloose.

I love the movie but I like the music even better. :)

It's o.k.

You're a girl and thus get a 'pass' on being a dork :)


Is it cheating to choose movies about bands?

Purple Rain.

Ahead of its time. Great movie. Been 20 years since I've seen it though.

Mel...

maestrowork
11-13-2008, 12:35 AM
I just listened to The Mission yesterday -- I had goosebumps. Ennio Morricone is a god.

III
11-13-2008, 12:41 AM
Ahead of its time. Great movie. Been 20 years since I've seen it though.

Mel...

For some reason they've started playing it on heavy rotation on one of the cable channels (TNT maybe?) and every time it comes on I have to watch it. The password is what.

Cybernaught
11-13-2008, 12:49 AM
Kill Bill volume 1 & 2
The Graduate

matdonna
11-13-2008, 01:48 AM
Did I blink, or has no-one mentioned Master and Commander?

re: modern/pop soundtracks wrecking movies-- Ladyhawke is my nomination for best movie/worst soundtrack combo!

Mr. Chuckletrousers
11-13-2008, 02:19 AM
re: modern/pop soundtracks wrecking movies-- Ladyhawke is my nomination for best movie/worst soundtrack combo!
They were going for authenticity -- it's a little known fact that Synthpop was wildly popular in the twelfth century.

The Lonely One
11-13-2008, 02:22 AM
I thought the Metropolis soundtrack was very awesome--the 20's version.

I fricking hated the 80's remake. I think the 80's ruined that movie, as the 80's ruined a lot of things.

Writer14
11-13-2008, 03:12 PM
I'll second Atonement and Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle...basically anything combining Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi.

Pirates of the Caribbean.

Gladiator.

The Hours. (Okay, so I'm a sucker for Phillip Glass's stuff...sue me!!)


100% agree.
Also, I thought the Armageddon soundtrack was pretty great.

Aschenbach
11-13-2008, 08:25 PM
Scarface has a great Giorgio Moroder, chilly electro soundtrack. Fits the movie perfectly.

Allynegirl
11-14-2008, 12:07 AM
The original Highlander - soundtrack by Queen!

maestrowork
11-14-2008, 12:10 AM
The original Highlander - soundtrack by Queen!

Oh yes.

Highlander defined my entire 20s, much like Raiders of the Lost Ark defined my teens.

maxmordon
11-14-2008, 12:11 AM
I thought the Metropolis soundtrack was very awesome--the 20's version.

I fricking hated the 80's remake. I think the 80's ruined that movie, as the 80's ruined a lot of things.

Nice to see someone who thinks like me on this!, I wished they released the 20's soundtrack on a CD... "sighs"

-Signed: Someone whose Metropolis copy got scratched overhearing some bits...

jvc
11-14-2008, 12:17 AM
The original Highlander - soundtrack by Queen!
Ah yes, I forgot all about Highlander. Great film and great music by Queen. And just for the record, I am immortal I have inside me blood of kings.

JimmyB27
11-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Did anyone mention the Python's yet? All together now...

"Always look on the bright side of life,
doo-doo doo-doo dee-doo dee-doo dee-doo."

Rabe
11-15-2008, 10:37 AM
They were going for authenticity -- it's a little known fact that Synthpop was wildly popular in the twelfth century.

Or they were just trying to distract from the horrible 'acting' combination of Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick.

Too bad even THAT failed!

And I was thinking of Highlander the other night while listening to Sarah Brightman's version of "Who Wants to Live Forever" and remembered that it was the first thing I heard from Queen that I loved.

And then they also did Flash Gordon movie which was also great. As if the band were meant to be making film scores rather than movies. I was honored to have been able to join friends from all over the country to see Patti Russo play "Killer Queen" in "We Will Rock You" Las Vegas.

Rabe...

regdog
11-15-2008, 10:52 PM
I just listened to The Mission yesterday -- I had goosebumps. Ennio Morricone is a god.


The original Highlander - soundtrack by Queen!


What they said

TrickyFiction
11-15-2008, 11:45 PM
Anything written by Thomas Newman among many of the others already mentioned here.

Don
11-16-2008, 12:03 AM
Am I the only one here old enough to think of The Big Chill?

Bravo
11-16-2008, 12:06 AM
last of the mohicans.

gladiator.

schindler's list.

chevbrock
11-17-2008, 05:58 AM
Cars

... No need to shove, I'm going!

AmandaAcidic
11-17-2008, 01:12 PM
I don't usually check out soundtracks but there is one that I loved

Juno

Kimya Dawson is pretty great.

JimmyB27
11-21-2008, 03:18 AM
I've just got hold of the soundtracks for Firefly and Serenity. Awesome, the music fits so well with Whedon's universe.

triceretops
11-21-2008, 06:06 AM
Williams and Elfman certainly stand out there for some incredible work and, in some cases, their soundtracks really MADE the movies. But I think it all started with Bernard Herrmann and some of his wonderful, memorable scores--Journey to the Center of the Earth, Clash of the Titans, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Mysterious Island. Other favorites include:

Neverending Story
Conan
Logan's Run
The Great Escape (real catchy tune)
The Time Machine
King Kong (the original--very moody and frightening)
Jurassic Park