The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time Films

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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  1. 1
    + 1170
    - 518

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

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  2. 2
    + 744
    - 502
    Saturday Night Fever

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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  3. 3
    + 841
    - 448


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  4. 4
    + 670
    - 480
    Purple Rain

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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  5. 5
    + 768
    - 431


    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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  6. 6
    + 627
    - 265
    The Breakfast Club

    ranked low on reranks
    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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  7. 7
    + 623
    - 364


    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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  8. 8
    + 704
    - 359


    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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  9. 9
    + 686
    - 401


    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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  10. 10
    + 566
    - 327


    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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  11. 11
    + 575
    - 363


    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  12. 12
    + 607
    - 363
    Footloose


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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  13. 13
    + 726
    - 289
    The Lion King

    ranked low on reranks
    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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  14. 14
    + 677
    - 317

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  15. 15
    + 555
    - 404


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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  16. 16
    + 376
    - 175

    added by willyboymcoy
    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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  17. 17
    + 528
    - 378


    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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  18. 18
    + 459
    - 304


    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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  19. 19
    + 444
    - 314
    West Side Story


    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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  20. 20
    + 259
    - 140


    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  21. 21
    + 380
    - 382

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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  22. 22
    + 379
    - 276


    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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  23. 23
    + 289
    - 223


    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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  24. 24
    + 403
    - 318


    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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  25. 25
    + 338
    - 300


    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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  26. 26
    + 402
    - 266


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  27. 27
    + 352
    - 323


    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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  28. 28
    + 331
    - 306
    Tommy


    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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  29. 29
    + 327
    - 287


    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  30. 30
    + 354
    - 322


    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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  31. 31
    + 327
    - 288


    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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  32. 32
    + 292
    - 212


    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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  33. 33
    + 267
    - 242


    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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  34. 34
    + 345
    - 298

    added by david2006
    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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  35. 35
    + 237
    - 234


    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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  36. 36
    + 299
    - 283


    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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  37. 37
    + 215
    - 102

    ranked low on reranks
    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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  38. 38
    + 277
    - 198


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  39. 39
    + 264
    - 217


    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  40. 40
    + 194
    - 164

    added by richerb
    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  41. 41
    + 274
    - 244


    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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  42. 42
    + 257
    - 291
    Trainspotting


    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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  43. 43
    + 233
    - 254


    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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  44. 44
    + 217
    - 275


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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  45. 45
    + 198
    - 190


    Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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  46. 46
    + 149
    - 62

    ranked low on reranks
    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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  47. 47
    + 230
    - 250
    Xanadu

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

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  48. 48
    + 210
    - 234


    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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  49. 49
    + 210
    - 165

    ranked low on reranks
    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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  50. 50
    + 174
    - 209

    added by chiara1194
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

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