You don't have to be fully into film scoring or even movies to enjoy soundtracks. In fact, soundtracks are not different than any other songs but what makes them special is their dramatic sound and reference to scenes from movies.
As musiconline, we have gathered our favorite soundtracks of all time and their backgrounds. Hope you enjoy!
With its cinematography and great performances of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, The Godfather Triology is one of the best movies of all time - so is its iconic soundtrack.
Leon the Professional
A dramatic ending, an unorthodox love and a great song… “Shape of My Heart” by Sting is a highly emotional soundtrack and one can’t simply oversee its beauty.
Made in 2002, winner of Oscars and an autobiography, Pianist tells the story of a piano player during WWII.
Admit it, every single time you hear someone whistling one part of you thinks of Kill Bill. The iconic whistle intro of its soundtrack has been popular since the movie first came out and still gives us chills - probably to you as well.
Huh! It's almost impossible to stop moving with this song. As if Uma Thurman will show up immediately and will dance with you.
When life hits you hard, you either stay down or you get up and move on. That's the Rocky mentality and the song represents it with its every single second.
Let's move on to a more 'soft' one. Titanic is one of the most dramatic movies out there - and the fact that it's based on a true story makes it even more emotional. Likewise, its soundtrack is as touchy as the movie itself.
We will describe this movie with only three words: Oh My God.
The Lord of the Rings Triology
Now we'll admit, this is the hardest series to pick a favorite soundtrack from. But every beginning leaves a mark behind so we pick something from the first movie.
The Bad, The Good and The Ugly
Ahh the good old The Bad, The Good and The Ugly... You don't have to be from down south to enjoy badass cowboy movies. Like, take a listen to its soundtrack - it expresses all the emotions.
Oskar Schindler was a German businessman who helped dozens of Jews escape from Nazi regime during WWII. The movie is based on this true story and its soundtrack, composed by John Williams and Itzhak Perlman, leaves us speechless every time we listen to.
The Scent of a Woman
The Scent of a Woman is known for its tango scene - and for its beautiful soundtrack, which has John Williams and Itzhak Perlman and John Williams behind again. Two creative geniuses, eh?
"Django, have you always been alone?"
Telling the story of a slave who is trying to reach his love and freedom, Django Unchained triggers different emotions on every individual. Just like its soundtrack.
Farhan, Raju and Rancho - what a great trio and what a great Bollywood movie. Whenever you feel down, just sit back and play this positive soundtrack. Positivity can overcome any problem!
Once Upon a Time in America
Ennio Morricone mentioned his composition for this movie as "one of the best of his all work". We are really bad at placing one composition above others, in terms of beauty, but we must admit this is one beautiful piece.
We would like to end our list of soundtracks with The Crow, inspired by the gothic comic.