Top Twenty-Five Film Scores and Movie Soundtracks

The original ambient music, the original mix-tape – the place where, once divorced from the images to which they were first assembled, leave a residual dreamlike collage of wonder and strangeness. Here are our top 25 favorite soundtracks and film scores:


Tekkon Kinkreet OST by Plaid

Tekkon Kinkreet OST by Plaid

  1. The Mission – Ennio Morricone
  2. Tekkon Kinkreet – Plaid
  3. Blade Runner – Vangelis
  4. There Will Be Blood – Johnny Greenwood
  5. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover – Michael Nyman
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Gyorgy Ligeti, Various
  7. Demonlover – Various Artists
  8. Dead Man – Neil Young
  9. The Sheltering Sky – Ryuchi Sakamoto
  10. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – Angelo Badalamenti
  11. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love – Mychael Danna
  12. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? – Various Artists
  13. Vertigo – Bernard Herrmann
  14. Cabaret – John Kander and Fred Ebb
  15. Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Original Cast Recording – John Cameron Mitchell
  16. Baraka – Michael Stearns
  17. Repo Man – Various
  18. American Beauty – Thomas Newman
  19. Killing Zoe – Tomandandy
  20. Buena Vista Social Club – Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club
  21. Koyaanisqatsi – Phillip Glass
  22. Crumb – David Boeddinghaus
  23. Avalon – Randy Newman
  24. The Good Thief – Elliot Goldenthal
  25. Altered States – John Corigliano

What is your favorite OST and why?

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