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

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    Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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  3. 3
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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  4. 4
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    Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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  5. 5
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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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  10. 10
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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    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


    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by willyboymcoy
    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time


    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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


    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    added by david2006
    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    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


    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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    ranked low on reranks
    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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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    ranked low on reranks
    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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