Now, I'm not going to put the top five in order because then we'd be here all day, but at least I have a top five.
Surprise, surprise. This soundtrack is so beautiful and serene for being a movie centered around space piracy. It reminded me of a 17th or 18th century style mixed with a modern twist. It's a gorgeous soundtrack. One of my favorites in the soundtrack is "Silver Leaves". That song is so touching and fitting, especially for the farewell to such a great character. I mean, he is a pro at speeches.
Lord of the Rings
LOTR is on my top five because of the sheer fantasy epicness of it. And no, I am not going to pick a specific movie soundtrack. We would be here for so long. The score for Lord of the Rings is one of the best orchestral music pieces that I have ever found. The way Tolkien described Middle Earth's beautifully vivid world is conveyed perfectly in this emotional, expressive, and flawless soundtrack. When I'm listening to the score, I can imagine Middle Earth so easily. The score is so beautifully fitted to the film, but at the same time able to be taken for fantasy inspiration without forcing the writer to copy Lord of the Rings. Another five thumbs up.
Pirates of the Caribbean
This soundtrack is exciting, fun, and adventurous. It has an underlying theme that pulls everything together and makes every individual song seem slightly familiar. It definitely has a bravado and sheer orchestral force that taps into one's emotions and riles them up. Many people dismiss it for not having enough diversity, but I think that it has just enough to make it great. To me, this soundtrack is perfect when writing sword-fights or a chase scene. I give it five thumbs up, five stars, five...children.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series very near and dear to my heart, so it is no surprise that it made the Top 5. To me, the score captures the child-like wonderment and adventure that I feel whenever I watch or read the Narnia saga. It balances well the more childish themes of discovering Narnia and the amazement of it all but also having the darker themes of the villains. It is moving and makes me want to take up arms and fight for Narnia.
The Prince of Egypt!! I love this soundtrack, The musical numbers are also superb, especially "Deliver Us" and "All I Ever Wanted". Ach, that soundtrack is wonderful.
How to Train Your Dragon. I don't think I have to explain this one. It is just such an adventurous and fast paced soundtrack. It's, for lack of a better metaphor, like riding a dragon.
The Amazing Spiderman!! This one is a more sci-fi, action style, but it's just as good as any of the adventure, fantasy soundtracks. "Saving New York" inspired one of the larger battles in a novel I've written. I love this soundtrack and recommend it wholeheartedly.
Well, there you have it. My Top 5 Soundtracks.