Although the group released numerous studio and live recordings, a substantial number of their fans were introduced to Tangerine Dream by their film soundtracks, which include Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, The Keep, Firestarter, Legend, Near Dark, Shy People and Miracle Mile.
They most recently composed the original score for the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
The band's influence can be felt in ambient artists such as The Future Sound of London and Global Communication, as well as rock, pop, and dance artists such as Radiohead, M83, DJ Shadow, Cut Copy and Kasabian.
The band also clearly influenced 1990s and 2000s Trance music, where lush soundscapes and synth pads are used along with repetitive synth sequences.
The New York Times proclaimed seven-time Grammy nominee Tangerine Dream 'the best synth band of the world.