I like alot of Disney movie soundtracks, mainly The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, mainly because they have such classic songs on them and good scores. I'm a big fan of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The non-Disney soundtrack I like is the Saturday Night Fever OST.
I really like the Lord of the Rings soundtracks. There are songs that calm me down and some that help me wake up in the mornings. Not to mention that every song that Howard Shore has created for the films is so memorable. I catch myself humming them sometimes.
Hi Yall! Geez, it’s hard to chose, so I will answer more specifically than generally:
My top Scores:
THE ULTIMATE TO DATE : The Last Samourai (Hans Zimmer)
2- Madagascar (Hans Zimmer)
3- All 3 Highlander scores (Michael Kamen – Stuart Copeland – J. Peter Robinson)
4- Shine (David Hirschfelder)
5- Requiem For A Dream (Clint Mansell)
My top Soundtracks:
THE ULTIMATE TO DATE : City of Angels
2- Dirty Dancing
4- Free Willy
5- Sister Act 2
WHY? Because each and every note of this music is gut-wrenching and I love it!
Very tough question, as there is so many worth mentioning. However, I will name a few (well a little more than a few) in both scores and songs catagory to make it a bit easier.
1. "Jurassic Park" (John Williams) - Hauntingly beatiful score, still sends chills down my spine when I hear the main theme.
2. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" (Hans Zimmer) - Just an epic score, Hans really out did himself on this one.
3. "Crimson Tide" (Hans Zimmer) - A stand out score, the first score that made me remember the name Hans Zimmer.
4. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (Alan Silvestri) - The first score I ever owned. Still stands the test of time.
5. "Batman Returns" (Danny Elfman) - One of Danny Elfman's best scores, tends to make me want to speed in my car at times. Though I don't.
6. "Psycho" (Bernard Herrmann) This music enters my head when ever I'm driving at night and it's raining, it's as common to me as to breath in is to breath out afterwards.
7. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (John Williams) - The second score I purchased, not only for the classic Radiers March theme, but the rest of the music just stands out over the other Indy movies.
8. "The Mist" (Mark Isham) - Very simple, but effective score. Haunting and sedate. Crazy, I know, but I go to sleep with this music on.
9. "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Thomas Newman) - Over all a very unique score, comes off very different from most that I've heard.
10. "The Island" (Steve Jablonsky) - An under appreciated movie, but the score is what really stands out in this. Like the theme from Crimson tide, the theme from The Island is often heard playing in the trailers of other movies.
1. The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert - A soundtrack filled with such a variety of music it would be hard for someone to listen to it and not find something they like.
2. Ghostbusters - Not just for the theme song, there are some others on this treasure that are really good as well.
3. Top Gun - Makes feel very nostalgic for the 80's.
4. Moulin Rouge - A hodge podge of favorites blended together and updated without tarnishing the originals from which they came.
5. Grumpier Old Men - A good mix of classics going way, way back up to the disco hit Stayin Alive
I know it seems like a lot but believe it or not I did leave out quite a bunch. These listed though are the main reasons I love soundtracks.
I love Disney so lot of my favorites are Disney movies more then anything else.Espically the movie soundtracks that Alen Meken composed! He is just amzing composer in all movie soundtracks he does,that's why I like them soo much! My most favorite Disney soundtracks from him I love is Pocahontas and Tangled! Of course there is another Disney soundtrack I love but he didn't compose it and it's Princess and the Frog and Cars.My favorite soundtrack outside of Disney is Titanic by James Horner and Star Trek and Anastasia.
They're so many:
Almost all the soundtracks from Tim Burton movies(most of them by Danny Elfman)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame(Alan Menken)
The soundtrack of all the Harry Potter movies
The Lord of The Rings(Howard Shore)
Pirates of the Caribbean
The House of the Flying Daggers(Shigeru Umebayashi)
Memoirs of a Geisha(John Williams)
Jesus from Nazareth (Maurice Jarre)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events(Thomas Newman)