Movies with Good Original Scores
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There are many movie geek lists going around lately.

Why not make one for the music that drives them?

Feel free to add your own, but it must follow one simple rule -

It must be an original score. None is this pre-packaged junk just to have music in a film.
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1. Board Game: Fifth Element [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The Fifth Element has some of the best mode music ever in a film.


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2. Board Game: The Black Prince [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:9652]
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Purple Rain.

Say what you will, but Purple Rain was great in its day.

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It might be a stinker of a film worth only its weight in Olivia Wilde in spandex.

But the music is great.


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Not a movie, but long enough to be.

Plus the original Underworld opening score is fantastic.



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5. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1671]
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And while not on actual movies let's add some Joss Weadon.

The Buffy musical is simply good.



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6. Board Game: The Great Wall [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Pink Floyd Roger Waters did a great job with the music.



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7. Board Game: Blade Runner [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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Vangelis did a wonderful job.


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8. Board Game: Krull [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:14279]
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The movie had it's moments, but the music is fantastic.

If I had a clue how to include a video of "Ride of the Firemanes" I would.
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9. Board Game: Maze of Good & Bad [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
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Ennio Morricone spaghetti western scores.
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10. Board Game: Beauty and the Beast: Magic Mirror Card Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You can probably pick any Disney film and pit it in this list. But Beauty and the Beast is the best in my opinion.

Plus, Gaston is awesome.



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11. Board Game: Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1349]
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Basil Poledouris is a musical Genius. Love the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian...
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Ennio Morricone's soundtrack for the Mission is very well done indeed.



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Basil Poledouris does it again with another amazing soundtrack. The Theme song makes me want to learn Russian.

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14. Board Game: Cat Attack [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:13127]
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Georgio Moroder has a cool sound. I quite enjoy the soundtrack to Cat People.


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There Will Be Blood

Great atmospheric score. Could have won an oscar but, " it was ruled ineligible due to its use of pre-existing material." -Wikipedia

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16. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:714]
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Individually, or collectively the trilogy had great scores in them.
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17. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:307]
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Braveheart.
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18. Board Game: Foot Loose [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Even the non-hits were rather good.
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19. Board Game: Divine Wind [Average Rating:5.08 Unranked]
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A Mighty Wind has a great original soundtrack!

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20. Board Game: Chè: Failed Revolution, Bolivia 1967 [Average Rating:5.20 Unranked]
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'The Motorcycle Diaries' is by far my favorite and most unique movie score!

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21. Board Game: Cloak & Dagger [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:12739]
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'House of Flying Daggers' is one of the most beautiful (in my opinion).

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22. Board Game: City of Chaos [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4440]
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'City of God' has a lot of fantastic South American fusion.

 
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23. Board Game: Dead Man on Campus [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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In the 'Dead Man' soundtrack, Neil Young was shown the movie, then was recorded just jamming along to what he saw on screen. The final version also includes well distributed audio clips from the movie, with a lot of William Blake quotes as read by Johnny Depp. Here's a tube of both clips of the movie and Young playing:

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24. Board Game: Gladiator [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:3591]
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'Gladiator' features Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard. She is an incredible vocalist!

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'Donnie Darko' is fantastic in a very creepy, impending-doom-of-the-world sorta way.

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