Which movie has the best score?

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#1  Edited By Mushir

Which movie in your opinion has the best musical score?


Personally I think The Lion King has one of the best. Hans Zimmer really did a great job on this one. The Gladiator is also one of my favorites. It seems to me that anything Hans Zimmer touches turns to gold.
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#2  Edited By Knives

Danny Boyle's Sunshine is a personal favorite. 


Ridley Scott movies usually have incredible scores. (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven)
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#3  Edited By Mushir

Also I thought Slumdog Millionaire had a really good one. Not my favorite, but definitely up there.

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#4  Edited By BigBoss1911

Bladerunner was amazing.

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#5  Edited By HandsomeDead

Hans Zimmer's stuff from the 90's in phenomenal. A lot of his scores, while sounding samey (The battle music from Gladiator sounds a bit too much like He's a Pirate), all carry a lot of energy.

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#6  Edited By Otacon

I would agree with Lion King.

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#7  Edited By Guardian

I really like Kung Fu Panda's score. Its by Hans Zimmer. 


Honestly, I like anything by Hans Zimmer and Jerry Goldsmith.
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#8  Edited By AgentJ

I really liked Hans Zimmers score in The Last Samurai, though Lord of the Rings probably is better in the score department

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#9  Edited By Hdfisise

Lord of the Rings has a fantastic score.

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#10  Edited By LackLuster

Kubrick movies all have excellent use of music

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#11  Edited By randiolo

The Untouchables score is great 


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#12  Edited By randiolo

The Untouchables score is great 


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#13  Edited By Mushir
AgentJ said:
"I really liked Hans Zimmers score in The Last Samurai, though Lord of the Rings probably is better in the score department"
Yea I totally forgot about Lord of the Rings.
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#14  Edited By penguindust
  
Original Score? Laurence of Arabia
Musical Score? West Side Story
Licensed Music Score? Hackers...with The Crow right behind
Original Song for a movie? That Thing You Do from That Thing You Do

And the Incredibles must be mentioned even though I don't think it's as good as Laurence of Arabia, as well as, Alan Menken's work with Disney in the 80s-90s.

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#15  Edited By Gizmo

Lord of the Rings or Gladiator.

Godamnit, I fucking ADORE Lord of the Rings.

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#16  Edited By HandsomeDead

Besides the main 'theme' of Lord of the Rings, I didn't think the score was particularly special. That said, i've only seen the first two so maybe the last one is super special or something.

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#17  Edited By destruktive

Oldboy has fantastic music.

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#18  Edited By TheGreatGuero

How did none of you even mention Star Wars? What is wrong with you people?

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#19  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
TheGreatGuero said:
"How did none of you even mention Star Wars? What is wrong with you people?"
I know. Everyone in this thread so far is going to get banned by MB for not saying Star Wars.

So on that note, I wholeheartedly believe that Star Wars has the best musical score of any movie in the world ever. BOOOOOOM!!!!
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#20  Edited By Falconet

1-straight story
2-fight club
3-the fountain
4-28 weeks later
5-k-pax
6-city of lost childrer
7-the proposition
8-city of lost children
9-Portrait of a Lady from far way
10-terminator 2
                                  /thread

                                 

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#21  Edited By TheGreatGuero

Ah, yeah, Terminator 2's is totally sick.

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#22  Edited By HandsomeDead

I only recently listened to T2's full score. Like the main theme is fucking amazing but the rest is good too. This piece of music from the first film though is probably my favourite by Brad Fiedel:

  

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#23  Edited By GobiasIndustries

The Truman Show's soundtrack is one that always blows my mind.

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#24  Edited By Milkman

The whole orchestral score thing for movies is wearing very thin for me. I'd much have a licensed soundtrack or some thing a little more outside the box. That being said, There Will Be Blood was one of my favorite movie scores and it was done by Jonnny Greenwood of Radiohead.



  

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#25  Edited By Mjolnir
Knives said:
"Danny Boyle's Sunshine is a personal favorite."

Also my favorite. I love John Murphy's music, especially in Boyle's films.

Speaking of Danny Boyle, Trainspotting had an amazing soundtrack, even if it wasn't original work.


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#26  Edited By Snipzor

Any Kubrick movie, or Koyaanisqatsi.

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#27  Edited By giyanks22

Lord of the Rings and the Dark Knight

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#28  Edited By SathingtonWaltz

Batman Begins had a score that really stood out to me when I first saw the movie. It was powerful, but at the same time, it retained that sorrow and softness in Batman's heart for the death of his parents.

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#29  Edited By matthew
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Truman Show
  • Pans Labyrinth
  • Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Good The Bad and The Ugly
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#30  Edited By DavidPalmer

Gladiator and Black Hawk Down I both really like. Snatch as well has a great soundtrack, although it's way more modern and less spiritual than those I mentioned before.

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#31  Edited By teh_destroyer
giyanks22 said:
"Lord of the Rings and the Dark Knight"
James Newton Howard is awesome.You know whats better?James Newton Howard+Hans Zimmer make an amazing team,especially in The Dark Knight.
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#32  Edited By raven_squad

Pans Labryinth

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#34  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

I'll go with Lord of the Rings followed very closely by Red Planet.  Awesome score if you can get your hands on it.  Also, the Red Violin is very good.

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#35  Edited By skywing

Jurassic park anyone?

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#36  Edited By wealllikepie

I personally really like the Lord of the Rings score, Star Wars, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and Kingdom of Heaven.

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#37  Edited By JoelTGM

Requiem for a Dream

  

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#38  Edited By TethysOssian
skywing said:
"Jurassic park anyone?"
I second that opinion.  John Williams makes great music for movies.  Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Home Alone.  Maybe I'm just a sucker for him but dang just look at his resume.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams#Film_scores

Maybe it's just nostalgia
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#39  Edited By Slunks
AgentJ said:
"I really liked Hans Zimmers score in The Last Samurai, though Lord of the Rings probably is better in the score department"
Completely agreed. For a more traditional score, however, I would go with Star Wars and Back to the Future.

  

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#40  Edited By Black_Rose

The End of Evangelion

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Knives said:
"Danny Boyle's Sunshine is a personal favorite.
You win.

I completely, completely agree.
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#42  Edited By Nettacki

Both of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies had excellent scores IMO, at one point very intimate and emotional, at another point thrilling and memorable. The theme played during the Bruce vs Ducard fight on thin ice in the first movie is one that is especially unforgettable to this day.

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#43  Edited By Geno

All of the Pixar movies have great scores and original songs.

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#44  Edited By Seedofpower

James Bond and Pink Panther Theme.

No matter how hard you try its not going to leave your brain.

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#45  Edited By crunchUK
Hdfisise said:
"Lord of the Rings has a fantastic score."
and STAR WARS