What are your favorite movie soundtracks?

Philippines
March 22, 2010 7:01am CST
I seldom buy or listen to movie soundtracks because mainly, I don't know most of the songs or I don't like them. However, being not a big move soundtrack fan, there are some that break through to me. My favorites would be That Thing You Do!, Charlie's Angels (2000), and Beyond The Sea. If you haven't seen it, That Thing You Do! is a movie about a one-hit wonder band in the 50's (I think). Because it's a movie about a band, the soundtrack consisted of the songs of the band and other artists on the movie. These songs are not background music so it was easy to identify the songs from which part of the movie they were in. For Charlie's Angels, I belive it's one of the movies that has the best soundtrack. I could just listen to the whole soundtrack. It's a great mix of fast, slow, and music that's just right. They were perfectly chosen to their respective parts on the movie. As for Beyond The Sea, it's a biopic of singer Bobby Darin. He was played by Kevin Spacey, one of my favorite actors. I love Kevin's voice and his rendition of Bobby's songs. Most songs were in the movie except one. Some were performed by "Bobby" and some were background music. It's fun to do a music time travel with this soundtrack! How about you? What is your favorite movie soundtrack? Do you usually buy or listen to movie soundtracks or only a few catch your attention? Thanks for reading and have a nice day!
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16 responses
• Bulgaria
22 Mar 10
Wow, this is my topic! I am so in love with soundtracks. In a movie the music is ..well not a half but it plays big part. I really love the music to Lord of the rings for example which is really magical, relaxing and it's nothing too special but it fits perfect in the trilogy. I also like very much movies connected to music and especially to rock and metal. I talk about Almost famous for example or The boat that rock - so much rock n roll in them. You can feel the spirit of those times. There's a movie called Detroit rock city, I don't know if you've heard about it, it's about KISS fans that are going to concert. This is a good hard rock movie! Also if I encounter a soundtrack that impress me with something, something different it's immediately listed in my winamp playlist.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Wow, that sure is amazing! I have not yet met a person who is loves soundtracks very much. Oh yes, I remember Detroit City. It's really a fun film. They did everything just to get to the concert. Even after all those difficult and embarassing moments, it all went well when they go to the concert. I agree that it indeed is a good hard rock movie!
22 Mar 10
There are two soundtracks which I love, the first of which is from an 80s movie called Crossroads, not to be confused with the Britney Spears movie of the same name. The movie is all about young guitar player discovering all about blues legends and as such the soundtrack is full of amazing Blues music from many legends. The second soundtrack which I really like is from Captain Correli's Mandolin. The movie itself is not the greatest but the various sweet orchestral pieces and those played on the mandolin are enchanting whisking you off into a peaceful place. The soundtrack to "Beyond the Sea" is a good obe as well and Spacey certainly does a great job of immitating the sound and voice of Darin.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Thanks for your response! Those are interesting soundtracks. I think I would check them out.
@di44ito (496)
• Bulgaria
22 Mar 10
My favourite soundtrack of all time is from the movie ROCK STAR great movie and great music too. Other soundtracks that i like are from: Charilie`s angels, The wall (Pink Floyd), all that jazz and many many others.
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Oh man, I totally forgot about that. Rockstar! "Stand up and shout!"
@mikoiks2 (216)
• Indonesia
23 Mar 10
I like Origiinal Sound Track from XXL (Extra-Extra Large) this movie is from Indonesian . I like this movie and the soundtrack, too. This song is very good, that's my think about it. Maybe if you know this song's, you can love , too. Try to find this soundtrack in the internet and play with your player.
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Mar 10
For some reason my favorite is GREASE 2! I had a tape (cassette) in the 80's I played it until it didn't work anymore.. :-) I think that August Rush has a great sound track too.
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@deedee328 (1127)
• United States
23 Mar 10
The first soundtrack that comes to my mind is Dirty Dancing. I loved the movie and I love the songs!
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I liked the soundtrack of 50 First Dates, and also of I am Sam. After watching a movie I always think about "I'd like to get their soundtrack" but then I forget about it. So I'm sure there are more that i actually liked but can't name right now. :)
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• United States
22 Mar 10
i like the soundtracks on all of tyler perry's movies. lol all of them are so good. :)
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@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
22 Mar 10
My all time favourite movie soundtracks are Let Me Be Your Wings by Barry Manilow and the many songs of the movie The Sound of Music like The Sound of Music itself, My Favorite Things, Edelwiess,Climb Every Mountain and so much more. The song Let Me Be Your Wings is the soundtrack of the movie Thumbelina. It is an animated movie released last 1994. The movie is an adaptation of a fairytale written by Hans Christian Andersen about a little woman who is no bigger than a thumb and who fell in love to the fairy prince. While The Sound of Music is a movie based on the famous broadway musical with the same title. The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers was written by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs as mentioned above. The movie was filmed in Austria and was released last 1965.
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• United States
22 Mar 10
I haven't bought a movie soundtrack in forever, I generally enjoy full albums of a single artist, it has more consistency and flow to it than soundtrack usually does. When I was younger, however, I used to listen to the reality bites soundtrack all the time. the funny thing is i never liked the movie, but I loved the soundtrack, it had some killer songs on it. I also liked listening to the empire records soundtrack, but I actually liked that movie and it was centered around music and young people so its not a surprise that i dug it. i still remember a ton of those songs even though i probably havent listened in a decade.
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22 Mar 10
I don't normally buy many movie soundtrack cds but I have a few that I love. The Crow Rocky Horror Show Pirates of the Caribbean Sweeney Todd
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• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I like the soundtrack of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. It's mainly because music was the main focus of the film. This is where I discovered 70's rock, and how it was born.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
My favorite movie soundtrack would be a song from Bruce Almighty (2003). The song is called "God Shaped Hole" by Plumb and it's so good. I re-watched that seen where Jennifer Ainston was staring at the sky so many times just to hear that song (until I went onto Youtube to look it up). That's my fave movie song. Have a nice day too.
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Bruce Almighty sure is a nice movie. My favorite song from the movie is Vertical Horizon's "You're A God." Thanks for sharing yours!
• India
23 Mar 10
ya i admit.. but not only charlie's angels but the soundtrack of the terminator is also attracting and mind blowing i think.....................
@beeeckie (803)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I love most any soundtrack by Elliot Goldenthal, I think he's a great modern composer. He did the soundtracks for Titus, Interview with the Vampire, and others.
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Simple Man at the opening of the movie Reign Over Me. That song really kills me.