8 Great Film Soundtracks and Scores

I’ve written before about how much I admire the music of films. Not just the soundtracks, but the actual orchestral scores of certain good movies. A film like Star Wars has iconic music that has made the franchise instantly recognisable directly through its sonic vision. On the other hand, Quentin Tarentino’s Pulp Fiction has perhaps one of the best soundtracks to a film ever done – Dick Dale & His Del-Tones’ famous surf-rock guitars straining over the title sequence to the tune of Misirlou contributed significantly to crafting one of the most memorable openings for a film ever.

So I decided to compile here a list of some of my favourite soundtracks and scores to my favourite films. Please share your favourites in the comments, too 🙂

Pulp Fiction

(Dick Dale & His Del-Tones).

Star Wars

John Williams.

Inception

Hans Zimmer.

Slumdog Millionaire

AR Rahman.

The Social Network

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Inglourious Basterds

Ennio Morricone.

Drive

Cliff Martinez.

The Dark Knight Rises

Hans Zimmer.

What’s your favourite? Share it in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “8 Great Film Soundtracks and Scores

  1. Avatar (James Horner)
    Pirates of the Caribbean (Hans Zimmerman)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Harry Gregson-Williams)
    Schindler’s List (John Williams)

    I agree with your list of great soundtracks. All are brilliant.
    I really enjoy listening to the scores composed by Zimmerman. He is brilliant.
    The amount of work that people put into composing the music for films is amazing. The music really helps capture the essence of the film and immerse the audience into the story.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Those are some great OSTs too, and I agree with your comments on the effort required to score films, and the effect they have on the overall appeal.

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