Sunday Countdown: 5 Favorite Movie Scores

Recently, I’ve gotten into musical scores/compositions. Usually, I’m a songs-with-words kind of girl because I can’t resist singing along. But there’s something calming about just listening to the instruments. Here are my five favorite movie scores. Tune in (HAHAHAHA see what I did there?!) next week for my five favorite movie soundtracks.

5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Harry Gregson-Williams

The score to this movie is just magical, which is exactly as it should be.

4. Snow White and the Huntsman, James Newton Howard

The movie was only meh, but I love the score. I only wish the movie had been as epic as the music makes it sound.

3. Inception, Hans Zimmer

Now this score actually does match how epic the movie really is. The music perfectly captures how complex the story is.

2. Peter Pan, James Newton Howard

I’m convinced that James Newton Howard can do no wrong when it comes to scores. [Sidebar: I was watching Signs the other night, because I actually like that movie even though I consider M. Night Shyamalan to be my mortal enemy after he royally screwed over the Avatar: the Last Airbender movie. So I forgot how much I liked the intro music and was really enjoying it and wondering who scored the movie, and bam! The credit for James Newton Howard came on screen. So in conclusion: I hate M. Night Shyamalan. Sidebar over.] This Peter Pan is probably my favorite version other than the Disney classic because 1. Jason Isaacs and 2. the beautiful, beautiful music.

1. Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore

The sheer span of emotions I experience when listening to this score is phenomenal.


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