As much as I love films, I love film soundtracks even more. There have been a lot of great movie soundtracks, but I have narrowed it down to 15! Here is the final installment of My Top 15 Movie Soundtracks of All Time!
5. Batman (1989)
Batman was director Tim Burton’s attempt at bringing his own interpretation of the popular D.C. character Batman to the big screen. The film focuses on Batman/Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) trying to stop an insane criminal known as The Joker (Jack Nicholson).
The film was pretty good and so was the score, which was written by composer Danny Elfman. Danny Elfman wrote one of the most iconic theme songs of all time!
The theme itself has a great build up and really captures the mystery and legend of Batman! The theme is also pretty dark and most people consider this theme to be the definitive Batman Theme.
I really enjoyed this theme when I was little, although Jack Nicholson frightened me quite a bit as The Joker haha.
The Batman soundtrack is one of the most well known and that’s why it deserved to be on my list.
4. Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator was one of director Ridley Scott’s best films and was a classic revenge tale. The film focuses on Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russel Crowe) and his quest to avenge the murder of his wife and son at the hands of Commodus, who murders his own father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius after he plans to make Maximus the new regent of Rome.
Hans Zimmer wrote the music to Gladiator and the music is absolutely incredible! It is epic, loud, intense and at times very quiet. It’s no wonder this soundtrack is one of the best selling film scores of all time because Hans Zimmer is a musical genius!
3. Back to The Future (1985)
Back to The Future has one of the best and one of the most iconic soundtracks!
Alan Silvestri wrote the music for this film and boy did he knock it out of the park! If you know Back to The Future, then you know the theme song, it’s so well known and iconic!
I find myself listening to it a lot because it’s just one of the best theme songs! It has everything, a great build up and it really captures the idea of time travel and how amazing it would be!
Here is a fun behind the scenes fact, apparently when director Robert Zemeckis was considering composers to hire for the film, he wanted Alan Silvestri, but producer Steven Spielberg thought that was a bad idea and said that Alan Silvestri can only write dark music because he wrote the music for the 1987 Sci-Fi Horror film Predator. Zemeckis still hired Alan Silvestri and Silvestri heard what Spielberg said and was angry and was determined to prove him wrong! And boy did he haha!
The Back to The Future soundtrack is one of the best movie soundtracks and it deserved to be on my list!
2. Indiana Jones (The Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade)
Indiana Jones is one of the best film franchises of all time and has one of the best theme songs of all time!
The great composer John Williams wrote the score for the Indiana Jones films and the theme song is just simply awesome! It captures the essence of adventure and also captures Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) personality pretty well too!
My favorite track from The Indiana Jones’ trilogy (because there were only 3 of them!) has to be the track from the beginning of The Last Crusade called “Indy’s Very First Adventure.”
Indiana Jones has one of the best soundtracks but there is only one movie soundtrack that I could reserve the number one spot for…
1. Star Wars (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of The Jedi)
The Star Wars trilogy (because there were only 3 of them!) is one of the best film franchises of all time and has one of if not the best soundtrack of all time!
John Williams wrote the music to this amazing film trilogy and boy he nailed it! The music captures the essence of adventuring in a galaxy far far away and captures the evil that is The Empire! I love the opening theme song, the Return of the Jedi Theme and of course the iconic and well known Imperial March!
Star Wars has one of the best soundtracks in all of film and it has so many great tracks, many of which are possible choices for my ringtone! Who can forget the Cantina Band theme, it is original, but yet so classic at the same time!
The Star Wars trilogy are great films, but the music makes it ten times better, thanks to the genius of composer John Williams!
Well this concludes My Top 15 Movie Soundtracks of All Time!
What say you? Do you agree/disagree with my list? Is there a movie soundtrack you think I neglected to mention? What do you consider to be the best movie soundtrack of all time? Whatever your thoughts let me know!