I wasn't really into movie soundtracks, the only one I knew is The Conquest of Paradise, I like it very much, but that was it.
3 weeks ago, a friend gave me 2 ms: Dracula and The Lord of the Rings.
I was impressed, these soundtracks are just awesome, I like specially the atmosphere it creates, I have to admit that it does it better than many metal bands.
So, what movie sountracks do you like? which ones do you recommend?
I see Conan mentioned quite a bit, and yeah - it's pretty good as fa as orchestral, epic stuff goes. It is subtle and melodic, rather than the bog-standard pompous and loud scores you get in scores (eheh) these days.
I love the Blade Runner soundtrack, though. Even as a standalone, it is one of the better ambient/progressive electronic albums out there.