Posted by: ckckred | November 4, 2012

What’s your favorite movie soundtrack?

Yesterday, I watched Magnolia, which I really loved (a review should come out later this week).  One of the great things about the movie was its soundtrack.  The songs were done by Aimee Mann and they are great.  This brings me to today’s question: what’s your favorite movie soundtrack?

One of my favorite movies has my favorite film soundtrack

I had my answer when I immediately thought of the question: GoodFellas.  I consider GoodFellas to be the best film of the 90s and one of the greatest films of all time, and the soundtrack for it is fantastic.  Scorsese filled it up with music that reflects the different time periods in the film and it fits beautifully.

But what’s your favorite?



  1. Nice post. Oh so many…I like ‘The Usual Suspects’ one – it is beautiful, eerie and so sadly mysterious, and the song from ‘Gladiator’ ‘Now We Are Free’ is very touching, to name just a few.

    • Good choices.

  2. Pretty much everything by Scorsese.

    Off the beaten path, I will also say “The Highlander”.

    • Scorsese’s films all seem to have amazing soundtracks. I liked the soundtrack for Highlander as well. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Of The Well-Known Soundtracks, My Favorite Is The “Reservoir Dogs” Soundtrack, But For The Soundtracks Most Wouldn’t Think About, My Favorite is “The English Patient” Soundtrack. 🙂

    • Oh, I forgot about Reservoir Dogs! I would have put that as a runner-up along with Pulp Fiction.

      I haven’t seen The English Patient, but I’ll try to check out the soundtrack. Thanks for commenting.

    • Oh, I am so glad someone mentioned ‘The English Patient’. I bought a CD with soundtrack to this film – just from a charity shop. The first three songs from it are beautiful- somehow I like ‘Rupert Bear’ – the music as the fly over the desert.

  4. Iron Man 2 – can’t go wrong with AC/DC 🙂

    • As a fellow AC/DC fan, I applaud your choice.

  5. I really enjoyed the soundtrack from Drive. As well as 500 Days of a summer with a few of the Smiths songs (I’m a die-hard fan). 1981’s Heavy Metal? Ferris Beuller? Shaun of the dead?

    • Both Drive and Ferris Bueller have great soundtracks. Nice picks.

  6. I like Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for The Dark Knight and the first Sherlock Holmes movie. I also like the soundtracks for Jim Jarmusch movies (Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers and Dead Man)


    • Nice picks.

  7. I love a lot but it’s mainly Boogie Nights just by how awesomely hip and cool it is. Plenty more out there, but that’s the one I mainly think about.

    • Boogie Nights is one movie I’ve been wanting to see for a while after watching a lot of PTA’s movies. Thanks for commenting.

  8. I love the Magnolia soundtrack, particularly how Anderson wove songs Mann was working on into his script, and how that inspired her to write new songs. The way the two were created in relation to each other is amazing. My favorite, though, is the soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World. He asked artists to make the kind of music they thought they’d be making ten years from then (1991). For scores, though nothing beats the score to Michael Mann’s Heat.

    • Magnolia does have a fantastic soundtrack. I’ll have to ch out Until the End of the World. Good choices.

  9. For original score its The Last of the Mohicans for me, hands down. If its song compilation soundtracks I go with Dazed and Confused.

    • The Last of the Mohicans does have a great score and Dazed and Confused has a fantastic soundtrack. Good choices.

  10. When it comes to soundtracks I think they should fit in well with the movies concept. Watching Tron Legacy the soundtrack definitely went along perfectly with the computer concept. Daft Punk created all 22 songs and made them work fluently through the movie, which I feel that they definitely deserve some credit for.

    • Even though I didn’t like Tron Legacy, it did have a great soundtrack. Thanks for commenting.

      • When doing some deep thinking Tron Legacy’s soundtrack fitted perfectly into the theme, but the songs are not memorable. So when considering a soundtrack that I will always remember it must be he’s a pirate by Hans Zimmer, because of its excellence.

  11. Great post, I’d have to say The Hours because it beautifully reflects the complexities of life.

    • I’ll be sure to check that one out. Thanks for commenting.

  12. I would also say the James Bond soundtracks, especially the ones by John Barry.

    • They do have great soundtracks and John Barry is one of the best (and most criminally underrated) composers ever. Thanks for commenting.

  13. Goodfellas has a great soundtrack but the only soundtracks I’ve ever owned are Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Drive. If I had to pick one, I’d go with Reservoir Dogs, I think.

    • Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Drive all have great soundtracks. I’ll have to rewatch Reservoir Dogs again. Thanks for commenting.

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