Thursday, September 15, 2011

Top Soundtracks

What should be on any list of the top film soundtracks? When musicals are excluded, the competition gets very stiff. Some nominees:

  1. Ben-Hur

  2. Lawrence of Arabia

  3. Nowhere in Africa

  4. The Thin Red Line

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird

  6. Braveheart

  7. Mary Queen of Scots

  8. The Lion in Winter

  9. The Last of the Mohicans

  10. Jurassic Park

  11. El Cid

  12. Gladiator

  13. Gone with the Wind

  14. We Were Soldiers

  15. Amelie

  16. Dr. Zhivago

  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Kurt Harden said...

Patton is a good one. Chariots of Fire. A River Runs Through It.

Of course, there is also the soundtrack from Beverly Hills Cop - "The Heat is On"

Steve Layman said...

The Thomas Crown Affair (Bill Conti)

Rob Firchau said...

Caravaggio 1610, Simon Fisher Turner

Frida, Elliot Goldenthal

Whale Rider, Lisa Gerrard

Tous les matins du monde, Jordi Savall

Out of Africa, John Barry

Brideshead Revisited (the Masterpiece Theater version), by Geoffrey Burgon

A River Runs Through It, Mark Isham

Michael Wade said...

Those are great additions.



John said...

Dances With Wolves.

The Mission (and just about anything with the music of Ennio Morricone).

Matt Rutherford said...

Zidane by Mogwai
The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Goodbye Lenin by Yann Tiersen

Three modern classic

Amy Sutton said...

I would add "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and probably half of John Williams catalogue.

Michael Wade said...

John, Matt, and Amy,

Great selections. I'm not familiar with the ones that Matt mentioned but will check them out.