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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

  10. 10
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Tommy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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    The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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    The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    The Bodyguard Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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    Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Help! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Big Chill Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Xanadu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

    often listed & added by JamesRoy
    Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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