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Top 10 (25) film music tracks of the 21st century (so far)?

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I am curious what people here would single out as the best film music tracks of this new century so far. I want you guys to carefully narrow down your favourite film music tracks to just the 10 best (+ 15 honorable mentions). It was sometimes difficult to pick the best track, but I did my best. No television or game music here. We are also limiting ourselves to one track per composer and score to make things more interesting.

 

Most of my top 10 film music tracks come from my top 10 film scores of the century so far, only two of them don't.

 

My top 10 film music tracks of the 21st century (so far) are:

 

Brother from Brother composed by Joe Hisaishi

The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World from The Miners' Hymns composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson

Abandoned in the Woods from A.I. Artificial Intelligence composed by John Williams

The Breaking of the Fellowship from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring composed by Howard Shore

Maybe You're My Puppet from Solaris composed by Cliff Martinez

Organics from Samsara composed by Michael Stearns

Old Souls from Inception composed by Hans Zimmer

Mr. Roque / Betty's Theme from Mulholland Drive composed by Angelo Badalamenti

Adagio and Transfiguration from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within composed by Elliot Goldenthal

Mrs. Ainsley from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel composed by Thomas Newman

 

Here are 15 honorable mentions for a top 25:

 

The World Open from The World composed by Lim Giong

Leaving the Park from Good Time composed by Oneohtrix Point Never

The Hand of Fate 'Part I' from Signs composed by James Newton Howard

Empty Places from Gone Girl composed by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Open Spaces from There Will Be Blood composed by Jonny Greenwood

Love from Under the Skin composed by Mica Levi

Edge of Soul from The Samurai That Night composed by Mina Kubota

M-23 from Origin: Spirits of the Past composed by Taku Iwasaki

Opening from Alexei and the Spring composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto

End Roll from Our Little Sister composed by Yoko Kanno

Toschi's Theme from Zodiac composed by David Shire

Roxane's Veil from Alexander composed by Vangelis

A Really Good Cloak from Crash composed by Mark Isham

Sacrifice of a Hero from Mission to Mars composed by Ennio Morricone

Kae from AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things composed by Fennesz

 

What would your top 10 (25) film music tracks of the 21st century look like?

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