Best Orchestral Movie Soundtracks (Share Yours)

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Best Orchestral Movie Soundtracks (Share Yours)

imahila
Casual Listener

Hi All,

 

Sound effects, especially soundtracks, have always had the greatest impact in my movie experience. Additionally, movie soundtracks work well for board games or fantasy/sci-fi books, but it can also help me concentrate in school/work related stuff. Better than techno? WELL NO, but close! 😉

 

Here are my favourite movie soundtracks (albums), just to name few:

 

John Williams – Star Wars

Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones

Howard Shore – Lord of The Rings

Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy

Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Ilan Eshkeri – Stardust

Steve Jablonsky – Ender’s Game

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Tom Holkenborg – Mad Max

Klaus Badelt – Pirates of The Caribbean

 

Here you can find my collection of the most epic classics: Board games - World of Fantasy

 

… but most importantly, please share yours! What music would you recommend to help others to concentrate or just some background music for gaming/reading? Any soundtrack or movie recommendations that hold amazing tunes?

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@imahila

 

Currently Hanz Zimmer has to be one of the top Orchestral sound tracks recorded for movies of the last decade, Interstellar was a fantastic sound track. Another great one was Inception, sadly this version of the OST is missing two tracks not available currently, at least from my listening location that is:

 

 

I also was moved by a few older sound tracks from the past.

 

Devil's Advocate: Music From The Motion Picture, sadly I am not able to find a version available on the Spotify service currently from my listening region.

 

Fight Club was another solid movie sound track as well. 

 

The same can be said for the Original Movie Soundtrack, Interview with The Vampire. Such a fantastic moving sound track that was, not currently available on the Spotify service. Shame movie / TV series sound tracks are the quickest content to leave or not be made available on the Spotify service.

 

The very first Omen film soundtrack was rather powerful as well by Jerry Goldsmith and Lionel Newman:

 

 

 

fduniho
Roadie

crematedman
Community Legend

@imahila some solid picks in there!

 

spotify:album:73G16hzvmWQD4wgcqFrX5H

 

 

Jazzwhatever
Community Legend

I like obscure movie soundtracks from the 60s and 70s. This one is for thrillers and suspense movies:

 

spotify:user:jazzwhat:playlist:5tI7hplZ1SkPPgI6WlVOEj


My Spotify Profile: Jazzwhatever




AaronR1074
Casual Listener

Here's my playlist.  I'm glad to run into fellow fans of the genre!  I've been collecting soundtracks on CD for over 30 years.

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/aaronr1074/playlist/1vcm7rmqpMHqntYbCCyrSG

 

crematedman
Community Legend

@gooshyar Wonderful picks and playlist!

 

Looks like a true 

spotify:track:4fFdaVxzNlJG6H9X5IgVcp

capttoto
Casual Listener

The Master & Commander soundtrack is one of my favourites:

https://play.spotify.com/album/508jmMfd6u661YGVAYhayT

heartscore
Community Legend

@fduniho John Williams is a true master of soundtrack, maybe my favourite of him is "Jaws"

heartscore
Community Legend

I still like some of the old Hollywood-soundtracks like this one written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, also a serious classical composer, maybe suitable for a fantasy-story about Pirates or knights

 

https://play.spotify.com/album/6PqHSHev35sGhQHub3oXvl

 

Gidyin
Community Legend

I'm not sure if this has featured in a movie yet but it has cinematic film score written all over it. It's the title track from the Gorillaz third studio album Plastic Beach and immediately transports you to somewhere "other worldly". Absolutely love it...

crematedman
Community Legend

@heartscore solid pick - very fantastic (literally)

 

@Gidyin surely it must have been! god I love gorillaz ^_^

 

this was an incredible soundtrack!

 

spotify:album:07i90t8l9cUO9lFadyRhuy

AnotherWaytoD
Composer

Woah! Love all your suggestions. Most of them are also in my top50. I had to dig a bit deeper in my collection to find soundtracks that haven't been mention yet. Unfortunately I couldn't add my favorite composer 'Joe Hisaishi', since he made a deal with Apple Music. Nevertheless, here are my other favorite:

 

 

And here's my #BestSountrackEver playlist (I just updated it)

 

crematedman
Community Legend

@AnotherWaytoD Beautiful picks!!

_M-I-K-I_
Composer

The biggest playlist, I've ever seen at Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/user/1168124297/playlist/1Febf10pSt6j3a3OyqxEi6 

crematedman
Community Legend

Raulsparza24
Casual Listener
My Favorite is Harry Potter's soundtrack ong When I listen i feel like I'm in Hogwarts, I know, it's kinda weird but I love it
https://open.spotify.com/user/marcmelzer/playlist/0vW1PaZHXiamxAgdRD1loI

crematedman
Community Legend

@Jirihorak @Raulsparza24 such amazing picks!! memories 😮

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