Top 10 Most Emotional Music Tracks in Movies

There have been some great film music over the years with some famous composers that make the films they describe so much better, here are the top ten most emotional pieces of film music.
The Top Ten
1 Now We Are Free - Gladiator Now We Are Free - Gladiator Cover Art

Just found out the lyrics are hebrew and actually mean something too!

Song fills me with the pain of losing his wife and kids

Every moment of this song make me sad..

When juba buries the two little statues in the sands of colosseum and says. "now we are free. I will see you again. but not yet. not yet. " and the score comes. just awesome.

2 Hymn to the Sea - Titanic Hymn to the Sea - Titanic Cover Art

This should be number one.

3 Hymn to the Fallen - Saving Private Ryan Hymn to the Fallen - Saving Private Ryan Cover Art

exceptional piece by John Williams for Saving Private Ryan, perfect in every way.

4 Tennessee - Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbour teneesse by Hans Zimmer! The best & most emotinal

Haven't heart any of the top 4 - but listening to the this, deeply shocked me from the very beginning

5 Mufasa's Death - The Lion King

Probably the saddest bit you'll hear it on The Lion King soundtrack. Praise Hans Zimmer for making that music piece come to life in that scene!

6 Theme from Schindler's List - Schindler's List Theme from Schindler's List - Schindler's List Cover Art

Combined with the final scene, could break the toughest man in the world into tears. Truly a masterpiece!

Good to see what ever happened to Jews, they deserve this, although it was planned

The main soundtrack for Schlindler's list is filled with powerful and emotional sadness which is continued throughout the film

Thats one freaking sad movie..

7 Marry Me - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The music is absolutely great as the whole soundtrack to the movie. The Pirates trilogy has AMAZING music and I can't get enough of it. You can feel every scene of the movie through this music.

This music is truly genius! Every time I hear the theme when Will was terribly wounded I want to cry! :( It brings the whole scene into my memory. And the part where Will and Elizabeth are fighting for their lives and getting married! Absolutely beautiful!

8 The Departure - Gattaca
9 Time - Inception Time - Inception Cover Art

the inception soundtrack was amazing, the best in every movie. Dream is collapsing was so exciting and captured the scene perfectly. Mind Heist was a very dramatic song and the use of it in this movie popularized the bwaaaam sound effect that you hear in almost every trailer now. But time is truly chilling and emotional. The most emotional song in the best movie ever.

The best track of inception soundtrack and one of the best soundtracks of all time. A truly Masterpiece... So emotional... We don't need lyrics just music... That music touches my heart!

Feel like I had long journey for years...
Love, sadness, hope... Many thing come up from my heart

10 Circle of Life - The Lion King

Circle of life played at the end of the greatest movie of all time. I am 32 and I saw this movie when I was 13... Magical!

The Contenders
11 The White Tree - The Lord of the Rings The White Tree - The Lord of the Rings Cover Art

Classic from Howard Shore for the final Lord of the Rings film: The return of the king, the violins work fantastically with the brass.

12 Sound the Bugle - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Sound the Bugle - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Cover Art

Sound the Bugle. Bryan Adams has a wonderful voice. "Remember who you are."

I cryed so much with "Sound the Buggle".. This list is full of beautiful musics and soundtracks thank you for creating it

13 The Empire State Building - King Kong The Empire State Building - King Kong Cover Art

Have You heard this soundtrack, its freaking beastly and was written in like two weeks. james newton howard is a musical titan of awesome.

Howard's climax to King Kong filmed with the "beast" looking out over New York

14 Speak Softly Love - The Godfather Speak Softly Love - The Godfather Cover Art

Nino Rota's score for the incredible film, "the Godfather" in 1972. Would be hard to do a list which didn't include this.

15 Clair de Lune - Ocean's Eleven Clair de Lune - Ocean's Eleven Cover Art

Not technically written for Ocean's eleven but works very well for the final scene.

16 The Grey Havens - Lord of the Rings
17 End Credits - Jurassic Park End Credits - Jurassic Park Cover Art

A classic, memorable moment of the movie

It makes my heart beat fast

the music as the group fly a helicopter over the island and the sea seeing all the dinosaurs below, great music accompanying.

18 Chariots of Fire - Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire - Chariots of Fire Cover Art

The 1981 classic was triumphed with this work of art by Vangelis

19 Dumbledore's Farewell - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Undoubtly one of the most emotional music pieces I've ever heard.

20 It Will Be Me - Brother Bear 2

So sad it mad me cry number one sad single

21 La Valse d´Amelie - Amelie

This song from Amelie is so exceptional. Almost everyone knows this song. It isn't the only great piece form this film. I also love Comptine d'un autre l'apres-midi. I don't know anyone, who doesn't like these songs. They just fit into the movie.

22 Colonel Bogey March - The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Bogey March - The Bridge on the River Kwai Cover Art
23 Tema d'amore - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
24 A Small Measure of Peace - Last Samurai A Small Measure of Peace - Last Samurai Cover Art

Zimmers masterful piece completes the movie and is beautifully heard in the final sequences of the Last Samurai as Tom Cruises character returns to his loved one. Truly a masterpiece... Connects with your heart... This is not only a beautiful piece but highly important

25 Binary Sunset - Star Wars

My favourite part of any Star Wars score. The scene itself to me represents everything the story is about: Luke's future/destiny, father/son, Light/Dark, etc. And this musical theme reminds of that every time I hear it.

One of the most memorable tracks of the Star Wars scores by John Williams! So emotional every time I hear it makes me cry a tear!

This perfectly captures captures the force and Luke’s pull to it and adventure. It is very emotional it the right way.

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