We wanted to give one last shout out to The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack before we shut up about it (at least until the end of the year lists), so thought we could dig into other movie soundtracks and come up with a list of our favorites. I’m sure to some of our reader’s dismay, we decided to implement a couple rules.
Rule #1: No musicals. Yes, there are a lot of great musicals put on film that maintain great soundtracks. It is a little difficult to distinguish composed musicals from pop music though. Don’t worry, musicals will get their own list one day, and Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and The Sound of Music will be honored. We just all need to see Book of Mormon first.
Rule #2: No film scores. Sorry John Williams and James Horner, but today is not your day. Once again, we wanted to parse this list down to something a bit more manageable (and believe me, it still wasn’t manageable). Film scores will also have their day.
Without further ado, hit the jump, and feel free to comment on what we missed, mistakenly included, or anything else that comes to mind.
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