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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Jordpsmith
Gig Goer

The soundtrack from the original motion picture 'Round Midnight released in 1986. The album features performances by Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Dextor Gordon and many more jazz legends!

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Q2orNwiRxvZlvxqSttl4i?si=7qKNTsQXQoqltezZx1JGAA

crematedman
Community Legend

@Jordpsmith how have i never come across this one! gold ^_^

rossi1911
Community Legend

rossi1911
Community Legend

I absolutely love the orchestral soundtracks of Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/56hnQxU8h3Upf1nqR0fXYi?si=dkDAfb7YRgO0p1GUFa87jg

crematedman
Community Legend

@rossi1911 isn't it amazing the difference a soundtrack can make! I loved that one too 🙂

santiferces
Gig Goer

crematedman
Community Legend

@santiferces exactly what this thread needed! great list ^_^

santiferces
Gig Goer

Thanks man! Please consider following. I'll follow you back!

crematedman
Community Legend

@santiferces i sure did!

heartscore
Community Legend

Movie: "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid"

 

spotify:track:2zyB2N2T1qLKqKwl6WKeZp

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 😮

_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

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!!

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

 

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

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...

capttoto
Casual Listener

The Master & Commander soundtrack is one of my favourites:

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

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