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What is your favorite soundtrack for a movie?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7436points) January 30th, 2009

Some of my favorites are…

Garden State
The Matrix

I’m trying to make some new playlists, and am looking for music from movies.

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Bri_L's avatar

The Matrix
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally
The Commitments
Rattle and Hum (I know that one probably doesn’t count)

Ashpea9288's avatar

Mamma Mia is my current favorite, but I also love the soundtrack for The Last of the Mohicans, Sex and the City, and Gone With the Wind.

dynamicduo's avatar

The soundtrack to Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet. I’ll watch the movie minimized just to hear the movie soundtrack. The album itself is even nicer.

whackyrusty's avatar

2001: A Space Odyssey
American Beauty
Barry Lyndon
Blade Runner
Brokeback Mountain
Donnie Darko
In The Mood for Love
Lost in Translation
Midnight Cowboy
Once Upon a Time in America
Requiem for a Dream
Saturday Night Fever
Spirited Away

eponymoushipster's avatar

The Acid House
Lost in Translation
Everything is Illuminated
Romeo + Juliet
Stranger Than Fiction

gailcalled's avatar

Annie Hall
The Commitments
The film about the Irish kids who formed a band to play and sing black soul music. “Mustang Sally” was one of the songs. Otis Redding had a cameo. I forgot the name.

Les's avatar

The Graduate

Bri_L's avatar

@gailcalled – I think the movie you forgot the name to was The Commitments

gailcalled's avatar

Brian: You’re right. I confused it with “Spinal Tap,” which had a pretty funny sound track.

Thank you, once again.

onesecondregrets's avatar

Garden State.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
The Grinch, hahah.
Juno’s soundtrack is alright.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@onesecondregrets i forgot about Nick and Norah, that was a good soundtrack. Garden State is ok, kinda blaise i suppose though.

jonsblond's avatar

Office Space and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

eponymoushipster's avatar

@jonsblond haha… Yes! Ghetto Boyz! “back up in yo ass with the resurrection!”

janbb's avatar

O Brother, Where Art Thou
A Walk on the Moon
Across the Universe
The Big Chill
Walk the Line
American Grafitti
West Side Story

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I have a CD that has the sound track from 14 movies on it. It’s SO good. I play it constantly. The name of it is EPIC MOVIE MUSIC.

Out of Africa
The Godfather
Robin Hood
Forrest Gump
The Princess Bride
Schindler’s List
The Mission
The Last of the Mohicans
Legends of the Fall

Amazon has it (I just looked) under music, type in the name of the CD, it’s #7 on the list. Hope this helps, maybe.

gailcalled's avatar

Here are 107 responses from the same question asked a month ago. If you are on a computer, you will see it in the “Siblings,” ======>.

EmpressPixie's avatar

O Brother Where Art Thou
Lost Highway

onesecondregrets's avatar

@eponymoushipster Garden State, blaise? Never! Haha but I do understand why one would think that. If anything I think Juno’s is more so, Kimya Dawson gets irritating after a while, haha.

augustlan's avatar

O Brother Where Art Thou
The Big Chill
Dawn of the Dead (newer one)

eponymoushipster's avatar

@onesecondregrets well, maybe it’s the memories i have associated with it. it’s just kinda mup mup mup for me; kimya dawson does grate after a while, too. a least the pace of that ST is a bit more brisk. (the cera/page duet is unnecessary imo).

forestGeek's avatar

High Fidelity
O Brother Where Art Thou
Dead Man

AstroChuck's avatar

The Harder They Come

Greatest soundtrack ever.

steelmarket's avatar

2001: A Space Odyssey
Barry Lyndon
Blade Runner
Jesus Christ, Superstar
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Matrix

miasmom's avatar

The Gladiator and 50 First Dates

syz's avatar

Grosse Point Blank has my favorite soundtrack.

rawpixels's avatar

- Fear
– Singles
– Very Bad Things

renee's avatar

These go back a ways, but my favorites are Somewhere in Time and The Sting. Somewhere in Time has some very haunting instrumental themes, the best of which is Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Paganini.” I have played it as a piano solo and it is gorgeous. As for The Sting, well, you just can’t go wrong with Marvin Hamlisch and Scott Joplin together. I grew up listening to this album (yes, album) and I think it had a lot to do with me becoming a pianist.

When Harry Met Sally is also greatness. I don’t know where I’d be musically if that movie hadn’t introduced me to Harry Connick Jr.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Forrest Gump
Remember the Titans
Good Morning Vietnam
My Girl
Sharky’s Machine

steelmarket's avatar

Can’t believe that I forgot:
The Magnificent Seven

Dog's avatar

Young Guns
The Crow
August Rush

wondersteph's avatar

Garden State.
Nightmare Before Christmas (:D)

RandomMrdan's avatar

hey, thanks everyone…it looks like I have plenty of music to work with now =)

timeand_distance's avatar

Marie Antoinette and Trainspotting, I think.

steelmarket's avatar

A list of the greatest composers of film scores would have to include:
Danny Elfman
Bernard Herrmann
Alex North
Jerry Goldsmith
John Williams
Howard Shore
Don Davis
James Horner
Henry Mancini
Elmer Bernstein
John Barry

You can wiki them to see their works.

tyrantxseries's avatar

Resident Evil 1,2

onesecondregrets's avatar

@eponymoushipster I know what you mean with the memories, especially with that movie. Shared it with my first serious relationship but the music remains the same! And Juno’s definitely is a little more light and agreed! That track’s a wee superfluous, haha.

@Bluefreedom…Forrest Gump, absolutely. Good Morning Vietnam, and My Girl too. Good ones all the way.

Dazed and Confused!

90s_kid's avatar

This has been asked before…
Well, a song I am not crazy about is Iris but everyone else loves that song…
Goo Goo Dolls have made a few soundtracks though.

Milnoy's avatar

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Where the River Flows North

janbb's avatar

@ milnoy Lurve for mentioning “Where the River Flows North”. I don’t remember the soundtrack but it is a great little-known movie.

The soundtracks for the other two are great too.

sjmc1989's avatar

Into The Wild

Anatelostaxus's avatar

The Lord of the Rings
Children of Men
Into the Wild
Requiem for a Dream
El Alamein
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Golden Compass
City of Angels
Lawrence of Arabia
White Oleander
The Island
... ah.. many more..


“Enter the Dragon” (1973)

Didn’t like the movie or Bruce Lee that much, however.

seazen_'s avatar

I missed this one the first time around. One of my all-time favourites is Scent of a Woman. The soundtrack is as great as the film is.

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