Water for Elephants Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.90/10 from 120000 votes
Tags: ringmaster, bull hook, reference to a retirement community
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Agua para elefantes

Title in Italiano:

Come l'acqua per gli elefanti

Title in Português:

Água aos Elefantes


An old man meanders around a circus late at night: he's missed his ride to a rest home. He tells the circus manager about his time in 1931 with the doomed Benzini Circus. He's Jake: when his parents die before he finishes veterinary studies, he hobos his way toward Albany, falling in with a circus. He diagnoses a lame horse, and August, the mercurial owner, hires him as a vet. August is in debt, throwing employees from the train in the dead of night. To sell tickets, he buys an elephant, tells Jake to train it and his young wife Marlena to ride it. While August's temper threatens the elephant, Marlena and Jake find a mutual attraction. And the doomed circus?

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Water for Elephants
George Wilson: Writer
I Do Like to Be Beside by the Seaside
George Wilson: Writer
Jelly's Blues
Keith Nichols: Writer
Smile Please
Robert Viger: Writer
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
Doc Daugherty: Performer
Al Neiburg: Words
Button Up Your Overcoat
Sheep Walk
Creole Clarinet
I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
Don't Tell Him What Happened to Me
Barnum & Bailey's Favorite March
South Side Shuffle
Stomp Time Blues
Dick Walter: Writer
Sheep's Eyes
Till the End of Time
Sheep's Eyes
Lew Brown: Performer
Don't Tell Him What Happened to Me
Clarence Williams: Performer
Barnum & Bailey's Favorite March
Clarence Williams: Performer

User reviews

Elizabeth Allen

The use of period-appropriate music in the soundtrack adds authenticity to the setting of the film. From lively circus tunes to romantic ballads, each piece of music evokes the time period and enhances the storytelling, making the audience feel like they are transported back in time to experience the magic and tragedy of the circus firsthand.

Amanda Roberts

The emotional depth of the soundtrack of Water for Elephants is truly remarkable. The music not only complements the character development and the relationships portrayed on screen but also conveys a sense of longing, passion, and despair that resonates with the audience long after the film ends. The soundtrack truly elevates the overall cinematic experience and makes it unforgettable.

Laura Turner

On the other hand, some may find the soundtrack to be a bit predictable and cliché in its approach to evoking emotions. While the music effectively sets the tone for the film, it lacks originality and may not leave a lasting impression on listeners who are looking for more innovative and experimental soundscapes.

Michael Lee

The soundtrack of Water for Elephants perfectly captures the nostalgic and melancholic atmosphere of the story. The haunting melodies and emotional orchestral arrangements enhance the dramatic moments of the film, immersing the audience in the world of the Benzini Circus in 1931.

Kimberly Moore

The soundtrack for Water for Elephants perfectly captures the nostalgic and melancholic atmosphere of the story. The use of orchestral arrangements and haunting melodies enhances the emotional depth of the film, making the audience feel connected to the characters' struggles and triumphs.