When you go to YouTube and search for the sound you heard in a movie, that’s when you’ll realize it’s one of the best soundtracks ever. I searched for a soundtrack I loved but couldn’t find it on Google, so I decided to write an article about it—about the soundtrack that truly touched my soul.
It doesn’t mean that good movies have a good soundtrack. Some movies might be pretentious but boast an amazing soundtrack that will haunt you for a lifetime. Even when I searched for “best soundtrack movie” on IMDb, I couldn’t find a list that satisfied my desire for music. However, I have a distinct number of movies, and there are very few that let me keep going back to the soundtrack of those movies. Here are the lists.
Soundtrack of The Fountain (2006)
The sound of this movie takes you on a journey towards the unknown. It’s one of the biggest trips I have experienced in a film. I first discovered this movie back in 2013. One beautiful thing about the music is that, even after years, it lingers in my mind. Although I have managed to forget the plot of the movie, the musical journey in this film—the path towards enlightenment—has remained forever in my mind.
Much like the thematic elements in a movie that revolves around overcoming the grief of losing a loved one and accepting death, the music anticipates the tragedy and harmonizes with the melancholy of life. Upon listening to the full soundtrack, you experience a sense of euphoria, mirroring the cinematic depiction of a soul travelling to a nebula star.
When discussing the music, it is beautifully crafted, building up slowly with a melancholic vibe that deeply touches you. It’s even more impactful when you listen to the soundtrack alone. The track titled ‘Death is the Road to Awe’ is particularly mind-blowing; the play of the violin gives the impression that this music should never end. This music is one of the most profound experiences you will ever hear in your lifetime. All your emotions come into play at once.
Soundtrack of Amelie (2001)
The Amélie soundtrack was a delightful discovery for me, exuding a charming and somewhat naive quality. The music carries a playful vibe that rekindles a sense of joy.
A fascinating detail about the soundtrack is the inclusion of the song ‘Comptine d’un autre été,’ which I stumbled upon in a captivating robotic dance video on YouTube. To my pleasant surprise, it turned out to be from the movie Amélie.
Upon finding the complete playlist of the movie, I embarked on a journey, listening to the music from start to finish. There’s a nostalgic depth to the soundtrack, invoking a flood of memories that transport me back to bygone days. In the midst of our fast-paced modern lives, the Amélie soundtrack stands out as a testament to pure, timeless pleasure.
Soundtrack of Tenet (2020)
The Tenet soundtrack kicks off with ‘Rainy Night in Tallinn,’ and it stands out from other movie soundtracks. Unlike emotional tunes, it’s more mysterious, adding a suspenseful touch. The tracks introduce new elements and stay catchy throughout.
I remember watching the movie and found myself equally mesmerized by the tracks. It’s as if the protagonist is on a mission to reveal things the viewer doesn’t know. The other songs are equally pleasing, with a heroic effect.
Additionally, I still believe there must be hidden elements in the soundtrack. Just like the movie has a reverse time effect, some tracks are reversed. The movie’s soundtrack is as good as the cinematic experience.
Soundtrack of La La Land (2016)
One beautiful aspect of this movie is how the soundtrack resonates with the viewer’s emotions, gradually filling their heart with love. As the movie unfolds, the songs become increasingly emotional. Personally, it wasn’t until the last part of the movie that the music truly stirred my emotions.
While I wouldn’t label the songs as the absolute best you’d hear in a cinema, they serve as a musical allegory that contributes to a beautiful cinematic experience. Pieces like the introductory part of ‘Mia and Sebastian’s’ theme linger with you indefinitely. The movie is emotionally charged, aiming to make an impact with a Western style.
Soundtrack of Amadeus (1984)
The Amadeus soundtrack revolves around pure classical music. The movie’s introduction features a catchy violin tune, namely Symphony No. 25 by Mozart. There are very few movies that incorporate mind-blowing classical music.
Listening to each piece, your eyes may be filled with tears—the music of the movie Amadeus is that powerful. The soundtrack also evokes nostalgia, reminding me of a time when I was early in everything in life.
One of the most memorable tracks from the movie Amadeus is ‘Requiem: Confutatis,’ which symbolizes the sacrifice of Mozart. What makes the Amadeus soundtrack particularly beautiful is its ability to evoke a range of emotions in the listener’s heart. Tracks like ‘The Magic Flute’ are among the best music you will ever hear.
Soundtrack of In the Mood for Love (2000)
The soundtrack of the movie ‘In the Mood for Love’ surpasses the movie itself. It’s one of those rare films that lingers in my mind indefinitely. The renowned soundtrack, featuring ‘Yumeji’s Theme,’ is particularly memorable.
The music unfolds slowly, with a gradual buildup until the violin takes centre stage. This single song stands out among the hundreds of others. The musical expression in the movie is enhanced by the beauty and aesthetics of the actress.
Soundtrack of A Beautiful Mind (2001)
I remember a soundtrack, ‘A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics.’ It is one of the most enigmatic sounds I have ever encountered in a movie. In the film, the sound serves to reveal the character’s knowledge, yet the music itself is incredibly beautiful and catchy, leaving a haunting impression that lasts a lifetime.
The soundtrack of the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is one of those musical compositions associated with the protagonist’s pain. The music in the initial part of the movie, where the protagonist creates ‘governing dynamics,’ stands out as a particularly catchy and memorable moment.