15 Most Inspiring Piano Movie Soundtracks to Play

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Behind every great film is a meticulously planned soundtrack. Good soundtracks can make mediocre films unforgettable and bad ones can undermine stellar writing and performances; without music those chill-inspiring moments of a movie would be just moments…

Being nerds who spend most of our time in our basements, we here at Jellynote LOVE a good soundtrack as it combines the two things we enjoy most in the world: music and living vicariously through other people.

There are many inspirational movie soundtracks, but here are our top 15 piano movie soundtracks. Learn to play them on piano by clicking on the link.

Top 15 Most Inspiring Piano Movie Soundtracks

15) Stand By Me

This song is a perfect reminder of our own less-than-perfect coming of age experience. The music is bound to bring tears of nostalgia to your eyes.

Download the sheet music for Stand by Me here.

14) Inception 

This tune is bigger than Hans Zimmer’s ego.

Check out our sheet music for Time here.

13) Frozen 

It’s bound to get everyone singing, and your mother shouting “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NO MORE DISNEY!”

Learn to play Let It Go here.

Also check out our other list of the easiest Disney songs to play on the piano here.

12) The Hunger Games

The song that inspired a revolution. Plus, who knew J-Law could sing?

Download the sheet music for The Hanging Tree here.

11) Amélie

Ah, Amélie. Making weird people everywhere feel slightly less weird.

Written specifically for the piano this beautiful piece in a minor key inspires curiosity and warmth.

Download the sheet music for this beautiful tune here.

Also, check out this video by music teacher Sibmol, who shows you how to play the theme tune from Amélie.

10) Avatar

Completely magical!

Want to give it a try? Download the sheet music here.

9) Pirates of the Caribbean

A song filled with adventure, this piece brims with excitement and exploration and is a fun and extremely fast score to learn!

Feeling inspired? You can download the sheet music here.

8) Twilight

An emotional, heart-touching piece guaranteed to give you tingles! Yiruma is an absolutely amazing Korean composer, it is definitely worth checking out his other pieces!

Download the sheet music for River Flows in You here

7) Up

Not many songs can you fill with so many different emotions, this is a thoroughly heart warming piece that shows just how important the tempo is to portraying mood.

Download the sheet music for Married Life here

6) Titanic

A ballad for the ages. We recommend having a box of tissues beside you and staying away from hard alcohol while you play it. It could get messy…

Download the piano sheet music for My Heart Will Go On here

This song is also perfect for weddings and is featured on our list of the best songs to play at your wedding.

5) James Bond

Who doesn’t feel badass when they listen to this song? Admittedly, not blow-up-a-building-and-bed-a-bond-girl-badass, more like…only tip-5%-when-the-waiter’s-rude-to-you-badass. Still…points for trying.

Check out the sheet music for Skyfall here.

4) Forrest Gump

Such a delicate song that resonates the innocence of childhood, perfect song to learn on the piano with it underlining the importance of a single lone note.

Check out the sheet music for I’m Forrest Gump here

3) Jurassic Park

An absolutely iconic composition by John Williams and one of my favorite classical pieces. It oozes amazement and triumph and is just simply epic.

Download the sheet music for John Williams’ masterpiece here

2) Gladiator

I get chills every time I hear this song, simply beautiful. I bet you’re picturing the calm crop fields softly dancing in the wind!

Learn to play Now We Are Free here. 

1) The Lord of the Rings

I absolutely love the Lord of the Rings soundtrack with ‘Concerning Hobbits’ being my all time favorite. You can really feel the happiness, friendship and nature of this piece that brings peace to your heart.

Check out our sheet music for Concerning Hobbits here. 

What would your top movie soundtracks be?

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try playing some of these songs…or at least to re-watch some of your favorite movies!

Happy Practicing!

The Jellynote Team x

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