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5 movies you NEED to watch purely for their epic soundtracks

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Film music sets the tone, it tells the audience what to feel and it uses sound to convey the characters emotions. To summarise, music can make or break a film.

From the iconic dun-dun-dun-dun from Jaws to “Hedwig’s Theme”, the music played at the beginning of each Harry Potter movie, film music is crucial.

We all know that feeling when you’re watching a movie on your TV and wishing you’d caught it whilst it was still at the cinema.

We’ve come up with a list of 5 movies which are that kind. The ones that have scores so epic you want to have a home cinema experience for the trailer alone.

There’s something for everyone:

Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award-winning 2017 action film has to be top of our list, having won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing, it’s an injustice if you don’t watch it with a fantastic sound system.

Star Wars (1977 – present)

No epic score list would be complete without the work of John Williams. The American composer is a music legend and has created some of the most recognisable soundtracks out there, Star Wars being one of them.

Titanic (1997)

On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, cinemas across the world played the 1997 Oscar-winning film.

Showings were sold out across the world, proving just how much the cinematic experience still matters.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Another John Williams treat – will we ever get over the T-Rex-with-the-jeep scene?

If you haven’t seen the original Jurassic Park film, it’s a must-watch with a decent sound setup.

Inception (2010)

Another film starring Leonardo DiCaprio – but a very different score, composed by the incredible Hans Zimmer.

Inception is one big “mind-blown” moment from start to finish and Zimmer is an expert in the field at creating tension, wonder and excitement in all the right places.

These are some of the best films out there, so you need to hear them through the best medium possible.

Time to start building that duvet-fort and make your way down the “Oscar for Best Sound” list!

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About the author

Alice is a British travel blogger who decided to leave the 9-5 lifestyle to travel the world. Usually found drinking red wine, pining after 90’s Leonardo DiCaprio and keeping her Instagram “on point” via @alicesantics .

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