Now, I know that I’ve done this before, but still, this one is better and more accurate.
Movies are given their full potential by the music used in them. If a movie has a bad score/soundtrack, then you are probably not going to like that movie, or just find it hokie and stupid. Whereas, if there is a film with a good score/soundtrack, then you will like the movie more because of the emotional feel of it. The top 5 films to create this emotion-filled sense of the most beautiful art we have are:
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl – Klaus Badelt: Though the composer is a nameless man in the minds of many film fanatics, Klaus Badelt (Constantine, 16 Blocks) wrote one of the most unforgettable riffs for this film series. A very good score.
4. Batman Begins/The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard: The score is amazing in both of these films, Christopher Nolan’s ability reaching a new height in film with both of these, only to be added to and trumped by the next film. I can only wait to see what amazing thing comes next out of the mind of Christopher Nolan.
3. Inception – Hans Zimmer: A usual pick for Christopher Nolan’s movies, Hans Zimmer deserves Best Original Score for this amazing and lifting musical extravaganza that comes in from majestic horns and a beautiful piano.
2. Passengers – Edward Shearmur: The great music of Edward Shearmur hits its absolute maximum with this beautiful score that really shows the ability of a riff, a piano and two violins.
1. Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell: Great, GREAT score. Lux Aeterna was originally written by Mozart, and when Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky’s best film, was being made, Clint Mansell redid and revamped the masterpiece into a beauty that was Summer Overture, Winter Overture, Fall Overture, Hope Overture, and many more in-between-scenes overtures, all based on the amazing Lux Aeterna (which means Eternal Light, by the way).