Top 10 Most Beautiful Movie Scores

For anyone that follows me on Spotify – it’s no secret that I listen to film scores more often than any other music.  Pull back a headphone from my ears at work, and you most likely will hear a melancholy ballad from “Meet Joe Black” or “Big Fish.”  There’s something about the way this particular genre draws me in  –  transforming  administrative tasks into epic adventures.  Turning brainstorming into epiphanies.

The power of a film score does so much more than just aid the movie it is placed in.  And, although there are hundreds of inspiring scores to discover, below are my top 10:

10. “Main Title” by James Horner (Braveheart)

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9.We Bought a Zoo” by Jonsi (We Bought a Zoo)

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8. The Gravel Road” by James Newton Howard (The Village)

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7. My Name is Lincoln” by Steve Jablonsky (The Island) 

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6.  “Ice Dance” by Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands)

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5.  “Any Other Name” by Thomas Newman (American Beauty)

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4.  “The Wardrobe” by Harry Gregson-Williams (Chronicles of Narnia)

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3. “The Breaking of the Fellowship” by Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)

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2. “The Bioluminescence Of The Night” by James Horner (Avatar)

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1.  “Concerning Hobbits” by Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)

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8 thoughts

  1. also, the entire scores from “gravity,” “requiem for a dream,” “the last of the mohicans,” “american beauty,” and “titanic.” all gorgeous as well!

  2. these are great! i would personally include the scores from Interstellar, Inception, Up, Where the Wild Things Are, The Theory of Everything, etc

  3. These scores are very beautiful! I would recommend the entire Cloud Atlas soundtrack; The finale is especially beautiful.

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