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
    + 1178
    - 523

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

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  2. 2
    + 749
    - 509
    Saturday Night Fever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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  3. 3
    + 852
    - 455


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  4. 4
    + 678
    - 483
    Purple Rain

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

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  5. 5
    + 772
    - 435


    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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  6. 6
    + 630
    - 271
    The Breakfast Club

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

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  7. 7
    + 630
    - 369


    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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  8. 8
    + 718
    - 363


    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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  9. 9
    + 694
    - 405


    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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  10. 10
    + 581
    - 365


    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  11. 11
    + 572
    - 331


    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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  12. 12
    + 613
    - 366
    Footloose


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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  13. 13
    + 734
    - 293
    The Lion King

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

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  14. 14
    + 684
    - 322

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

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  15. 15
    + 560
    - 408


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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  16. 16
    + 384
    - 177

    added by willyboymcoy
    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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  17. 17
    + 537
    - 382


    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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  18. 18
    + 469
    - 307


    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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  19. 19
    + 449
    - 318
    West Side Story


    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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  20. 20
    + 267
    - 141


    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  21. 21
    + 382
    - 387

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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  22. 22
    + 383
    - 279


    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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  23. 23
    + 296
    - 225


    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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  24. 24
    + 408
    - 320


    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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  25. 25
    + 406
    - 267


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  26. 26
    + 340
    - 304


    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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  27. 27
    + 359
    - 324


    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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  28. 28
    + 332
    - 288


    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  29. 29
    + 334
    - 308
    Tommy


    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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  30. 30
    + 356
    - 326


    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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  31. 31
    + 330
    - 293


    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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  32. 32
    + 296
    - 216


    Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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  33. 33
    + 273
    - 243


    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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  34. 34
    + 348
    - 300

    added by david2006
    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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  35. 35
    + 238
    - 236


    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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  36. 36
    + 218
    - 103

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

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  37. 37
    + 300
    - 284


    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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  38. 38
    + 280
    - 199


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  39. 39
    + 267
    - 219


    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  40. 40
    + 197
    - 165

    added by richerb
    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  41. 41
    + 277
    - 244


    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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  42. 42
    + 260
    - 294
    Trainspotting


    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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  43. 43
    + 236
    - 255


    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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  44. 44
    + 219
    - 277


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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  45. 45
    + 201
    - 190


    Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler

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  46. 46
    + 153
    - 62

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

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  47. 47
    + 232
    - 251
    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
    + 212
    - 235


    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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  49. 49
    + 214
    - 166

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

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  50. 50
    + 174
    - 175
    Almost Famous


    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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