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What are some of your favorite movie soundtracks that you might like to share with everyone?

Asked by Bluefreedom (22916points) December 2nd, 2008

I like a variety of music but I’ve always been a big fan of oldies and here are some of my favorite soundtracks from these movies:

Forrest Gump soundtrack
Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack
Remember the Titans soundtrack
My Girl soundtrack

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omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Garden State sound track.
Grey’s Anatomy sound track (even though it’s a TV show, not a movie).

syz's avatar

I love the soundtrack to “Grosse Point Blank”.

Comedian's avatar

RHPS. That is honestly the only one I know. Unless you count the beginning song in the movie Clue and the Sh-Boom song in it.

Do those work?

AstroChuck's avatar

The Harder They Come is about as great as a film soundtrack can get. Jimmy Cliff is God.
Not A god, but God Himself.

forestGeek's avatar

Searching for the One-Eyed Jesus

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Empire Records has a great soundtrack – it’s a great summation of 90’s music.

Pulp Fiction is also really good, Juno is good (and I say the following in the least pretentious manner possible – I listened to Kimya Dawson and Moldy Peaches long before that movie came out).

Comedian's avatar

Oh and of course James Bond!!!

TheKitchenSink's avatar

A Goofy Movie. May seem stupid when I mention it, but in the movie they have a fictional band called Powerline, and they have two songs for it. They are really good songs, and it’s very disheartening because there are only two.

I hear they were supposed to be a Michael Jackson parody, but the style is significantly different, and it’s way better anyway. Their two songs are “Stand Out” and “Eye to Eye” if you care. :)

Hell, my sister and I even tracked down the performers of it, only to find they never did anything like it before or after. It’s a big, empty musical hole.

emt333's avatar

Two of my favorites are the soundtracks to Out of Sight and Cruel Intentions

steve6's avatar

Goodfellas, Blow, Casino, Saturday Night Fever

chyna's avatar

Almost Famous. Takes me back…

TheKitchenSink's avatar

Devils Rejects was a good movie :)

fireside's avatar

Muppets From Space rocks

El_Cadejo's avatar

@thekitchensink GREAT MOVIE. I can no longer hear freebird and not think of that movie.

Judi's avatar

A Knights Tale. Best soundtrack ever!

ladytmerie's avatar

The Wedding Singer and High Fidelity. Oh, and Love Jones!

DeanV's avatar

definitely true stories… if you like the talking heads/ david byrne…

goldilocks2394's avatar

moulin rouge!

It’s very good. It has some songs that the actors in the movie covered and some that are just in the movie! It’s especially good if you’ve seen the movie, but I have friends who havnt seen it and still enjoy the soundtrack!

gimmedat's avatar

Pulp Fiction

martinf's avatar

Somersault – Decoder Ring are great
and i think Radiohead’s Talk Show Host from Romeo & Juliet is pretty spesh

SuperMouse's avatar

Friday Night Lights (television series – not the movie)
Eddie and the Cruisers – John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
La Bamba – Los Lobos and some other good artists
Immortal Beloved – Beethoven – enough said
Good Will Hunting – Some wonderful Elliott Smith songs plus a Gibb brother – you can’t go wrong.

melly6708's avatar

lords of dog town & zoolander :D

fireside's avatar

I forgot Ray!

Kay's avatar

Trainspotting; amazing music!

steelmarket's avatar

Blade Runner (by Vangelis)
Vertigo (by Bernard Herrmann)
2001 (by various artists)

augustlan's avatar

I can’t believe no one has mentioned The Big Chill!

AstroChuck's avatar

@dverhey- Are you talking about the True Stories soundtrack or the album of the same name. The soundtrack is hard to get and has been out of print for years.

martinf's avatar

Blues Brothers is great too

jessturtle23's avatar

I Am Sam and Juno.

fireside's avatar

i thought you were jessturtle23

AstroChuck's avatar

Ditto on the Blues Brothers soundtrack but yuck on the Juno soundtrack.

jessturtle23's avatar

Yeah, Juno is not not for everybody.

chelseababyy's avatar

Garden State. Period.

I’m a jersey girl , obvious huh

galileogirl's avatar

The Rose, every track memorable

AstroChuck's avatar

If I hear Treehugger one more time…Blecchh!

steve6's avatar

Amadeus. I loved that movie. A nice leap for the runt from Animal House. What is his name? Is the soundtrack still available?

Bluefreedom's avatar

@augustian. Great choice of yours with The Big Chill. There are some excellent songs on that soundtrack.

galileogirl's avatar

Tom Hulce, he also played the ne’er do well son who drops off his son in Parenthood. A nice little part that added some grit to a cute little movie

Allie's avatar

The Nightmare Before Christmas! I know, I’m a geek.
The Nightmare Revisited is good too. It’s the songs from the movie covered by other artists.

galileogirl's avatar

I forgot The Big Chill. I think that was one of the 1st times the music was like a character instead of just background.

chelseababyy's avatar

Other than Garden State, hmmm.

Crank, True Romance, Grind.

fireside's avatar

see that, now that politics are almost over they only way to lure dale out is a good movie question

lynzeut's avatar

@Allie I come from a whole family of Nightmare fans, so while we are geeks we are not alone.Danny Elfman is brilliant!

dalepetrie's avatar

@fireside – just been busy over the holiday, and am having intermittent problems with my laptop so I don’t spend quite as much time here lately, but I’m still answering any questions I like.

tinyfaery's avatar

Until The End Of The World.

jtvoar16's avatar

A Goofy Movie OST.
The Lion King OST.

TheKitchenSink's avatar

High-Five for A Goofy Movie!

arnbev959's avatar

Romeo + Juliet (1996)
One of the worst movies ever made, but good soundtrack.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@pete: While I appreciate that you are a pothead :) i have to tell you that I’m disappointed. I thought Romeo + Juliet was at least visually amazing…

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Tits that movie was HORRIBLE I mean fine whatever remake romeo and juliet in present time, but dont USE THE SAME DIALOG.

I had to turn the movie off after the whole scene with Benvolio saying “Part, fools! Put up your swords. You know not what you do! ” and they drew guns that hard sword written down them. COME ON! That movie was made of fail.

Mtl_zack's avatar

I can’t remember the full film, but there’s a bunch of guys running on a beach and there’s really good music in the background. On a side note, my friend works at an electronic store and they sell CDs, and it turns out that they have the soundtrack for Debbie Does Dallas. Apparently, it’s pretty good.

shadling21's avatar

@Zack- Running on a beach? Chariots of Fire?

steve6's avatar

@zack, Chariots of Fire, music by Vangelis?

madcapper's avatar

Garden State. The Big Lebowski. emm I’m having a block here, I know there’s others…

shadling21's avatar

@steve- Jinx! You owe me a Coke.

Mtl_zack's avatar

@shadling and steve: YES!! THANK YOU!!

shadling21's avatar

Oooooh, aidje, good call on all of those.

Foolaholic's avatar

Another vote for I Am Sam. Also the Cowboy Beebop Movie. The Seatbelts really outdid themselves with that one.

madcapper's avatar

Cowboy Beebop has sweet music overall, series or movie!

El_Cadejo's avatar

LURVE COWBOY BEBOP! Triguns got some bitchin music as well.

shadling21's avatar

I was actually going to name Samurai Champloo, but it’s not a movie. Instead I’ll name a different samurai/hip-hop fusion… Ghost Dog.

meemorize's avatar

“V for Vendetta” has an excellent soundtrack.

Trustinglife's avatar

I especially love the composers Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard:

The Last Samurai
Batman Begins
The Power of One
Whale Rider
Gladiator! I almost forgot this awesome one!

And by other composers:

Shawshank Redemption!
Heroes soundtrack
I Know I’m Not Alone – Michael Franti’s documentary with his awesome music.
Run Lola Run – when I’m in the mood to move fast.
The Matrix – my favorite film.

Did I really just name 10 soundtracks that no one else mentioned?
I consider myself lucky and grateful to know all this music. Each has enriched my life.

chicadelplaya's avatar

The soundtrack for Singles, City of Angels, Sleepless in Seattle.

ladytmerie's avatar

Purple Rain!! I can listen to this anytime no matter my mood.

@chickadelplaya—The City of Angels is such a good soundtrack.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I bought a CD last year when we went up to the Mall of America in Minnesota. It’s “Epic Movie Music” & has these soundtracks on it:

Out of Africa
The Godfather
Robin Hood
Forrest Gump
The Princes Bride
Schindler’s List
The Mission
The Last of the Mohicans
AI: Where Dreams are Born
Legends of the Fall

It’s a great CD. I’ve just about worn it out playing it.

Foolaholic's avatar

Anything produced by John Williams. John Williams is the man

gailcalled's avatar

All the early Woody Allen movies that used Manhattan as the venue referenced wonderful jazz, big band and crooner music.

You don’t need the score from Amadeus. Just buy Mozart: symphonies, works for French horn, flute, bassoon and clarinet, all the gorgeous operas, his Requiem Mass, etc. Even the stuff he wrote when he was eight is worth listening.

Trustinglife's avatar

Oh yeah, I forgot Braveheart!

pixelkid74's avatar

John Murphy has done some great stuff for movies like Sunshine, Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, etc. The stuff from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight is amazing as well.

johnnyknoxville08's avatar

Tarantino’s DeathProof soundtrack is very very cool

cmckillip's avatar

Singles, Garden State, Dumb and Dumber, and Reality Bites

janbb's avatar

A Walk on the Moon
Yellow Submarine
Hard Day’s Night
The Man Who Fell to Earth
American Beauty
Walk the Line
I vote yes on Juno.

kasmel's avatar

The Graduate. Also, Me Without You.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I also forgot about Danny Elfman – I saw Milk tonight (IT WAS BRILLIANT), and he did the music for it, which was great.

steve6's avatar

How was Josh Brolin?

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Amazing. It was all amazing. It was flawlessly cast, that’s for sure.

I cried when I saw it.

steve6's avatar

I heard it was good.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

It wasn’t just good. It’s honestly one of the best movies I’ve seen in awhile.

chelseababyy's avatar

I vote yes on Juno as well. I just watched it last night :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Head by The Monkees. There’s a great Harry Nilsson song on that album, Cuddly Toy.

desiree333's avatar

I LOVE the movie “Sweeney Todd” by Tim Burton (my favourite director), i love it because of the music mostly so the sweeney todd soundtrack
juno soundtrack
nightmare before christmas soundtrack
edward scissorhands soundtrack
The OC soundtrack (TV show)
Weeds soundtrack (TV show)
no particular order**

El_Cadejo's avatar

@desiree333 Weeds has by far the greatest soundtrack ive ever heard on a tv show.

90s_kid's avatar

i personally am not a fan of this song but EEEEEVERYONE else is…iris from the goo goo dolls (of course its 90s) lol

desiree333's avatar

@ uberbatman I know! Do you know anywhere on the internet I can go and see a list of all the songs the show plays?

desiree333's avatar

@ lynzeut I definetly agree with you on how great Danny Elfman is

El_Cadejo's avatar

@desiree333 i found it all on showtimes site.

wondersteph's avatar

I’m a huge Johnny Depp fan, so I say Sweeney Todd.
Garden State, Juno, Twilight, & Elizabethtown are excellent choices, as well.
Oh yeah, & I was on a Spiderman kick for a while. Those are pretty good.

Cat4thCB's avatar

Point of No Return: has 4 or 5 Nina Simone songs

The Commitments: Soul, R&B

The Talented Mr. Ripley: an Academy nomination for Best Original Score and includes some Jazz pieces from The Guy Barker International Quintet, Charlie Parker, Miles Davies, Dizzy Gillespie

The Thomas Crown Affair: (1999) some Jazz, some Caribbean, and a piece by Wasis Diop. man oh man, what a voice! sexy!


desiree333's avatar

@ wondersteph, im also a johnny depp fan, i love him in edward scissorhands, and his singing voice in sweeney todd is so sexy.

wondersteph's avatar

@desiree333…I know! I was so excited that he could actually sing. I have the biggest teenage-crush on him. It’s ridiculous, really!

desiree333's avatar

@ wondersteph, wow me too hes awesome! I love how he’s Tim Burton’s best friend and Mrs.Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) is Tim Burtons Partner. They are all like best friends.

DeanV's avatar

@AstroChuck, the soundtrack… but yes, very hard to find… just seemed like one of the ones that stuck out in my mind

also, warren miller ski movies have excellent soundtracks…

tiffyandthewall's avatar

garden state, my blueberry nights, and i have to admit i loved the juno soundtrack.

and 13 going on 30. come on.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@tiffy: def hearts to the juno soundtrack. I’ve loved Kimya Dawson forever!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@tits, she’s such a great songwriter. it’s weird, because her songs are so simple but they carry a lot of depth. and i owe her for my rather newfound adoration for adam green. he has absolutely stolen my heart.

also, i need to add Mona Lisa Smile to my list. i am a sucker for 50s music!

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@tiffy: Love love love Adam Green! Do you like the Mountain Goats? Because Kimya Dawson definitely mentions the lead singer, John Darnielle, in Lullaby for the Taken… they have a lot in common with the depth-simplicity thing.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@tits, you know honestly, the first time i listened to the mountain goats i was like “they’re a tad bit annoying”, but since i made my, they’ve been recommended SO often that i’ve given them another chance, and i am falling for their charm. [;
OH and paul baribeau! she mentions him too. and i really do like him. ‘ten things’ is such a kickass, feel good song.
i’m pretty confident that adam green will always be my darling of the moldy peaches/kimya related group, though

this is so exciting, talking to someone with more of an appreciation for kimya than ‘that lady who sang those songs on that movie’.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Yes yes yes, Tiffy! You’er one of my new favorites :D

I definitely, definitely love the Mountain Goats… Darnielle’s lyrics are so simple, yet so poignant. There is something so depressing yet so uplifting, so disparaging yet so hopeful about every part of their songs, but at the same time they can be playful and complex and and dense and fluid and… I could rave for HOURS. I saw them live (for free!) and I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved by a live performance. If you ever get the chance, GO.

And yeah, it’s good that Kimya Dawson has made a name for herself via Juno, but I do wish people would investigate beyond that.

And yes, Paul Baribeau get thumbs up for sure.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i will, i do hope they make it to south florida, i’d really like to see them. i missed a chance at seeing kimya last year; i didn’t find out until the night of the show. ): yeah, like honestly i really got into her through that soundtrack, but i think a lot of people just end their interest at that. as soon as i realized how wonderful she/the moldy peaches were, i went to the record store and bought one of her albums. actually, adam green was one of the first vinyl albums i bought, and still my favourite.

ththththth's avatar

Chat noir/Chat blanc (black cat/white cat) soundtrack. Absolutely awesome AND it only gets better when paired with the movie. Truly exquisite :-)

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