Some movies just couldn’t exist without their distinctive soundtrack. Why? Because music in movies can give a unique atmosphere to any production. Soundtracks are an elementary part of a film’s identity. We hum the songs in our heads every time we think about them. Over the years, films have been created with the greatest soundtracks that are known to everyone. Here are 10 movies that we cannot imagine without their unique music.
The best film soundtracks of all time
“Star Wars”, music by John Williams
John Williams’ music for “Star Wars” is undoubtedly the most recognizable soundtrack in the history of cinema. If we ask anyone on the street to quote the theme of the saga, almost everyone will do it without thinking.
“Jurassic Park”, music by John Williams
Williams has composed many outstanding soundtracks and the music for “Jurassic Park” is one of his most successful works. One of his greatest talents is the ability to perfectly convey the atmosphere accompanying individual scenes, such as the delight and amazement accompanying the first contact with “real” dinosaurs. Who could forget their first visit to this amazing park?
“Batman”, music by Danny Elfman
Do you know what’s missing in the trilogy about “The Dark Knight” by Chris Nolan? Unforgettable music. Each superhero should have its own unique theme that perfectly reflects the atmosphere of his adventures. Elfman created just such a composition for the Dark Knight. From the very first tacts, we feel that we are rushing through the dark alleys of Gotham full of thugs!
“ET”, music by John Williams
Spielberg’s subsequent collaboration with Williams resulted in a beautiful ode to hope and amazement. The sentimental journey into the depths of children’s imaginations will forever be associated with the heroes of this classic of the new adventure cinema.
“Rocky”, music by Bill Conti
If you think about the music for any sports movie, “Rocky” will come to your mind straight away. The cult training sequence of the best boxer in the history of cinema with Bill Conti’s composition “Gonna Fly Now” makes us want to grab a hoodie, run out of the house with headphones on and run up some stairs literally every time we hear it!
“Titanic”, music by James Horner
Maybe the first thing you think of “Titanic” is Celine Dion’s song “My Heart Will Go On”, but the soundtrack to James Cameron’s movie is just as memorable. The director hired Horner to write the music after hearing his work for “Braveheart” because he was looking for a very emotional soundtrack with Irish motifs. He wanted to hear joy, drama, action, passion, disappointment, and destiny in it.
“The Godfather”, music by Nino Rota
When we hear the music from The Godfather, only one thing comes to mind – the mafia. And that is the greatest triumph of this wonderful and unforgettable soundtrack.
“Grease”, various artists
Frankie Valli, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta (and a few others) – they are responsible for the immortal pieces from the musical we love. This is one of the few movies and one of the few soundtracks that can cheers up everyone. We know all the songs by heart and like to sing them aloud.
“Gladiator”, Hans Zimmer
The achievements of the icon like Hans Zimmer cannot be presented in a few sentences, but for sure both his name and this title say it all. We love Gladiator, especially for the soundtrack.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”, music by John Williams
After Williams limited his theme ideas to the Indy adventures film to two compositions, he decided to show both to Spielberg. The director couldn’t decide which one he liked better, so he asked Williams to put them together. And this is how the cult music for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was created!