Best Movie Soundtracks of 2013

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1Man of Steel

One of the top Hans Zimmer soundtracks! Absolutely amazing. It captures the essence of superhero blockbuster thrills. It will make you tear up and then make you jump out off your seat of excitement in all the right moments. All the tracks are magnificent and filled with intensity and emotions. A favorite!

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This is already an aesthetically pleasing movie, but the soundtrack only makes it that much better, mixing in blends of Hans Zimmer-ish like tracks to more soothing and ambient sounds all to make for a memorable movie and soundtrack.

M83 made a song for this movie, M83 are the best - hannahthebanana

Joseph Kosinski films always seem to have great music. Tron Legacy had Daft Punk and this movie's soundtrack by M83 is phenomenal. It's ambient and atmospheric drawing you into the world and also reflective on the sadness of all that was lost. Also the end credits song feat Susanne Sundfør is great. The whole soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful.


A stunning soundtrack for a masterpiece of a film. Favorite soundtrack and film of the year!

4Captain Phillips

Henry Jackman succeeds in making a unique and intense score for a movie in this genre. It's brilliant and helps emphasize the suspense and dread really well. It compliments the movie exquisitely. A beautiful yet fierce soundtrack, loved every single track in Captain Phillips. One of my favorite scores and movies of the year.

5The Great Gatsby

Beautiful and chilling. Prisoners is a masterpiece in every aspect.

7Spring Breakers

An awesome mix of great songs along with Cliff Martinez's score.

8Pacific Rim

Absolutely magnificent! One of the best blockbuster soundtracks that grabs you in its intensity and excitement, which goes along perfectly with the movie. A grand, cool and beautiful score for an amazing film.

9The Place Beyond the Pines

A dark, beautiful and brooding soundtrack composed by Mike Patton. The additional music by Arvo Pärt, among others are so gorgeous and used so brilliantly, plus the Ennio Morricone track is wonderful and fit perfectly. Every single piece of music in The Place Beyond the Pines is stunning and fits like a glove. Love this movie!

10The Wolverine

Excellent! Unconventional "superhero action" soundtrack, yet perfectly fitting. A terrific blend of western, noir, superhero intensity. Beltrami, who has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards makes one of his most exciting and best scores so far. A magnificent movie with a superb soundtrack.

The Contenders

11World War Z

Such an excellent soundtrack that compliments the movie perfectly. Wickedly cool, intense and beautifully emotional where it needs to be. A pulse-pounding thrill ride of a movie with an amazing soundtrack. Masterpiece!

12Star Trek Into Darkness
13Kick-Ass 2
15The Lone Ranger
16American Hustle

Absolutely magnificent soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.

18Only God Forgives
19Metallica Through the Never
20The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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